Eye on Design: review

New design tri-annual celebrates the art of print and deep-cut journalism.

Our Verdict

Serious minded and beautifully presented. An essential read for anyone interested in design.


  • Great variety of content
  • Excellent writing
  • Themed issue brilliantly executed


  • Large font size hit and miss
  • A few longer articles would be welcome

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Eschewing the current trend for oversized, format-busting grandeur, the debut issue of Eye on Design magazine arrives in a beautifully compact, sub-A4 format. From the (literally) eye-popping beauty of the inspired, die-cut cover, across the 160 pages of crystal clear layouts, to the brilliantly executed themes, this debut exudes quiet confidence and an air of self-assuredness.

Eye On Design is published by AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts. The institute is the largest of its kind in America, and its website has become home to some of the very best industry insight and analysis since it launched in 2014. 

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The Verdict

out of 10

Eye on Design: review

Serious minded and beautifully presented. An essential read for anyone interested in design.

Mark Wynne

Mark Wynne is an art director and designer with more than 20 years' experience in the publishing industry. He's been responsible for art directing and rebranding several popular magazine titles, including Official PlayStation Magazine and cult videogame title EDGE, and he was also Art Editor for Computer Arts magazine. Mark is one of Creative Bloq's go-to experts for all things related to design and branding.