Flirting with Pseuds’ Corner

by agwelch

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.

Cover image courtesy of the V&A

“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.”

See page 94