7 May 2019

Pleasure in the poster

Pleasure in the poster

Eye editors

Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil have made a series of one-off variable data posters based on the seed files used for their famous Eye 94 cover
Back in 2017, designers Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil collaborated with Eye magazine on an unprecedented, unpredictable project: designing the 8000 variable data covers for Eye 94. 

2 May 2019

Optimism and purpose

Optimism and purpose

Monika Parrinder

The wartime posters of Abram Games retain their persuasive power. Review by Monika Parrinder
This big retrospective exhibition of wartime posters by Abram Games at the National Army Museum is an opportunity to learn from the past, writes Monika Parrinder.

26 April 2019

Eye 98 out now

Eye 98 out now

Eye editors

The latest issue of Eye is a type special
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and it’s on its way to subscribers and shops right now.

17 April 2019

Books received #37

Books received #37

Eye editors

Angie Lewin’s pebbles; Mark Andresen’s dogs; Lukas Novotny’s Modern London; R. Crumb’s dreams; the scrapbooks of Eric Ravilious
Here is a selection of illustration-related titles that caught our attention in recent weeks.

20 March 2019

Noted #91

Noted #91

Eye editors

Situated Between (Treacy & Ozkal), Crayonograph, Le Gun no. 6, a journal from The Pre-Vinylite Society … and a typeset rectangular doily
Here are a few miscellaneous graphic artefacts that caught our attention in recent weeks.

13 March 2019

Hacking Gutenberg

Hacking Gutenberg

John L. Walters

Eye’s Type Tuesday about 21st-Century letterpress featured Double Dagger, The Counter Press and Erik Spiekermann. A splendid time was had by all
Erik Spiekermann opened his talk at Type Tuesday on 5 March 2019 with some ruminations on the subject of craft: ‘Craft, skill, trade, vocation: The human impulse to make something for its own sake, to do it as well as you can,’ writes John L. Walters

8 March 2019

Figures that don’t add up

Figures that don’t add up

Catherine Griffiths

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. By Catherine Griffiths
A new campaign aims to address the gender imbalance in New Zealand design, writes Catherine Griffiths. For the past two decades, the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has awarded its top accolade, the Black Pin, 43 times: 40 men, 3 women.

22 February 2019

Gentle reminder

Gentle reminder

Eye editors

Three books – all crowd-funded – from Spitalfields Life, offer complementary, clear-eyed observations of the history of London’s East End
The anonymous ‘Gentle Author’, best known for his popular daily blog Spitalfields Life, has built up an impressive small publishing ‘empire’ with crowd-funded books that largely deal with stories and images from the history of London’s East End.

15 February 2019

(Typographic) Noted #90

(Typographic) Noted #90

the editors

The 65th annual Type Directors Club competition, Patrick Thomas’s revised Protest Stencil Toolkit, the Whitney’s ‘programmed’ typeface and Studio Dumbar’s variable type City in Motion posters
Here is a selection of type-related things – recently announced type winners, a revised edition of a type, a selection of variable type posters, and an exhibition that looks at works of art based on instructions.

5 February 2019

Books received #36

Books received #36

Eye editors

James Victore’s Feck Perfuction; Observe, Collect, Draw!; Brand By Hand; How To Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
Here is a collection of self-help and ‘memoir-adjacent’ titles – all written by designers – that caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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