Flirting with Pseuds’ Corner
My analysis of Private Eye’s contribution to the fabric of magazine design.
The article appeared (fittingly) in New Design 94 in response to the V&A’s exhibition that closed in January.
“A design magazine might seem an unusual place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Private Eye. After all, the fortnightly satirical organ has remained stubbornly anachronistic in its design and layout. A relative latecomer to digital publishing, the magazine’s appearance still betrays its roots in Letraset and the photocopier; Private Eye might appear to be as anti-design as it is anti-establishment.”