29 March 2021

Books received #44

Books received #44

Eye editors

Africa State of Mind; The Paper by Christoph Niemann; Modern Heraldry; and Abbatt Toys, Modern Toys for Modern Children.
Time to shine a light on some fascinating books about design and visual culture that have been piling up in a dark corner of Eye magazine’s office since the first lockdown.

6 March 2021

What now? What next?

What now? What next?

Eye editors, Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s Type Tuesday on 9 March, with Dines (Studio Blup), Malika Favre, Dafi Kühne and magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie
Next week is the first Type Tuesday of 2021, ‘What now? What next?’. We look forward to welcoming you, via Zoom, to a virtual St. Bride with the star-studded line-up of Dines (Studio Blup), Malika Favre, Dafi Kühne and magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie.

20 February 2021

The printed howl

The printed howl

John L. Walters

Though locked down in London, this exhibition of letterpress protest posters has plenty of messages for the world
If the past few years have felt like one long trail of division, doom and injustice, followed by the deadly silence and devastating death toll of the pandemic, then ‘Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters’ is the exhibition for you, writes John L. Walters.

3 February 2021

To share or not to share …

To share or not to share …

John Ridpath

Designers are uniquely placed to navigate the ethical issues of our increasingly connected world. John Ridpath speaks to Clever°Franke about a speculative labelling system and Cirque du Data
Engaging the public around the topic of data (and its responsible use) has been a key theme for design agency Clever°Franke over the past few years, writes John Ridpath

1 January 2021

Rigorous play

Rigorous play

Jan Middendorp

For almost three decades East Berlin duo Cyan has produced urgent, experimental yet precise graphic design. Jan Middendorp meets them while the city sleeps
Like all design studios, Berlin’s Cyan has gone through a very unusual year, writes Jan Middendorp.

17 December 2020

Waves of popularity

Waves of popularity

Justin Burns

Graphic Design plays a key role in the re-emergence of Britain’s much-loved coastal resorts. The seventh and final instalment of Justin Burns’s series about seaside graphic design
The tide comes in. The tide goes out. The seaside is, by its very nature, a place in constant transition, writes Justin Burns.

10 December 2020

In memoriam Bush Hollyhead

In memoriam Bush Hollyhead

Walker Mimms

Bush Hollyhead’s illustrations had a nervous energy and paranoid style that enchanted both colleagues and rivals. Walker Mimms pays tribute
With the death last month of Bush Hollyhead, the illustration world has lost one of the most beguiling and self-aware interpreters of the 1970s, writes Walker Mimms.

26 November 2020

Type Tuesday: Happy Birthday St Bride!

Type Tuesday: Happy Birthday St Bride!

Eye editors, John L. Walters

Some of our favourite speakers return to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St Bride Printing Library on 1 December 2020
Eye magazine started organising Type Tuesdays as a regular St Bride Library event back in 2013, and it has been a wonderful partnership: a way to bring designers together for a social occasion that is educative and fun, and an opportunity for the magazine team to keep in touch with readers and contributors, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

23 November 2020

Risoholics of the world unite!

Risoholics of the world unite!

Gabriela Matuszyk, Kiki Chang

A book printed entirely in Risograph technology seeks to share the love of this intriguing printing technique. By Gabriela Matuszyk and Kiki Chang
It took 850 days, 74 tubes of soy ink, fifteen colours, 660 masters, 690,000 sheets of paper, three fans, two digital Riso duplicators and four people to complete this 360-page book that focuses on one thing: the process of Risograph printing, write Gabriela Matuszyk and Kiki Chang

11 November 2020

From analogue to activism

From analogue to activism

Alex J. Todd

magCulture Live goes digital next week, for a two-day conference that celebrates the creative and social powers of magazines
Dividing its focus between ‘activism’ and ‘analogue’, magCulture 2020 shows that even in difficult, disruptive times, printed magazines keep their fingers on the pulse of the moment, writes Alex J. Todd.
 
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