20 November 2017

ModMag17: Part two

ModMag17: Part two

Sarah Snaith

The second instalment of Sarah Snaith’s report from the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference in London
Writer and podcaster Liv Siddall kicked off the afternoon of the ModMag17 conference with a raw and comical look at her tenure as editor of Rough Trade magazine.

16 November 2017

Seeing double

Seeing double

Lindsay Hargrave

An Italian duo combines illustrations with photographs for an exhibition that questions the authenticity of social media
‘Double Trouble’ is a collaboration between two Italian artists: the photographer and videographer Giacomo Favilla and graphic designer and illustrator Valeria Crociata, writes Lindsay Hargrave.

10 November 2017

ModMag17: Part one

ModMag17: Part one

Sarah Snaith

Sarah Snaith reports from the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference
The fifth annual Modern Magazine conference, initiated and curated by magCulture founder Jeremy Leslie, took place this year at London’s Conway Hall. The speaker line-up reflected a wide array of approaches to publishing presented by art directors and editors who head up magazines young and old – from Migrant Journal (about to release issue three) to Japanese magazine Popeye, founded in 1976, writes Sarah Snaith.

6 November 2017

Books received #30

Books received #30

Lindsay Hargrave

This I Me, Full Stop., Jonny Hannah, Hi-Fi Living, Sardon’s Stampography and drawings of UFOs
Here is yet another selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months, reviewed by Lindsay Hargrave.

18 October 2017

Noted #84

Noted #84

Eye editors

Tom Gauld’s literary bake-off, typography with balls, hot-metal Double Dagger 2, the smell of London and The Simoncini Method
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

14 October 2017

And then there were six …

And then there were six …

Robert Hanks

The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017 will be announced on 17 October. Robert Hanks talks to the designers whose covers wrap round the six shortlisted contenders
In ‘The look of literature’ I wrote about the thirteen covers on this year’s Man Booker Prize* longlist – widely praised as one of the most adventurous and wide-ranging ever, writes Robert Hanks.

9 October 2017

Books received #29

Books received #29

Eye editors

Black Medicine Book, Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, Fear, Colour and Hackney Studios
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months.

2 October 2017

Paint it blacker

Paint it blacker

Faye Dowling

A new book explores the influence of the gothic on contemporary visual culture. Author Faye Dowling shines a light within the darkness
A renewed interest in the gothic has inspired some new dialogues in our contemporary visual culture, writes Faye Dowling

26 September 2017

Type safari in Andalucía

Type safari in Andalucía

Stephen ONeill

Stephen ONeill, aka TypeChap, relishes the beauty of peeling and fractured letterforms in signs on Andalucian streets
Andalucía, the largest region in southern Spain, has severe weather. And over time, it has helped to create typography in beautiful disrepair, writes Stephen ONeill.

20 September 2017

Noted #83

Noted #83

Eye editors

Sea Prayer, Poster House, Pit, Straight No Chaser and National 2
Here are a few things – VR journalism, Poster House, new issues of  Pit and Straight No Chaser and a new typeface – that caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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