Founded by the British design writer Rick Poyner, Eye magazine began production in 1990. Poyner stayed on as editor for the first 24 issues before turning over the position to Max Bruinsma. The list of contributors over the past 20 years has included many important figures in the design community including Erik Spiekermann, Ellen Lupton, and Stefan Sagmeister. The quarterly publication is an international review of graphic design and, as of June 2010, it is on its 75th issue. Its contents influence the style and perspectives of graphic designers, photographers, advertisers and artists internationally.
The cover of issue number 72, Summer 2009, was contributed by Marian Bantjes.