28 August 2014

Munari in Milan

Munari in Milan

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‘Munari politecnico’, at the Museo del Novecento, champions some less familiar aspects of the Italian designer-artist’s body of work
Bruno Munari was the Richard Feynman of design, an innovator, a born teacher, a jack-of-all-trades with a quixotic nature. He never stopped inventing and questioning.

12 August 2014

When Penguins begat Puffins

When Penguins begat Puffins

Clare Walters

The Penguin Collectors Society turns its attention to the influential Puffin imprint for young readers … plus Porpoises, Ptarmigans and Peacocks
On 15 October 2010, the University of Bristol held a study day on Puffin, Penguin’s celebrated children’s imprint, writes Clare Walters.

7 August 2014

Noted #62

Noted #62

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Hoogerbrugge, Comic Sans for Cancer, Leaving the Building, (Re)Brand USA and posters
Here are a few more things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

31 July 2014

Shouting from the library

Shouting from the library

Elizabeth Beidler

A review of 21 Revolutions by Elizabeth F. Beidler
21 Revolutions tells the story of Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) through the eyes of 42 women – 21 artists and 21 writers – who have created work that responds to the Library’s unique collection of donated materials, writes Elizabeth F. Beidler.

24 July 2014

Learning from L’Automàtica

Learning from L’Automàtica

Stephen Barrett

East London students attend a letterpress workshop with the Barcelona printing collective
The University of East London discarded its letterpress equipment years ago, like many UK-based higher education institutions, in favour of digital technology, writes Stephen Barrett.

21 July 2014

Books received #9

Books received #9

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The Typographic Universe, Strange Worlds, paper folding, Supernew Supergraphics and The Open Book Project
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

17 July 2014

Body of print

Body of print

Holly Harris

The Courtauld Gallery’s ‘Impress’ exhibition shows the connections between the process, the printmaker and the page
Visiting the Courtauld Gallery’s (soon-to-end) exhibition ‘Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art’ is like walking into a hidden treasure-trove of contemporary delights, writes Holly Harris.

15 July 2014

Design for eating: Milton Glaser

Design for eating: Milton Glaser

John L. Walters

Milton Glaser recalls working with an inspirational client – the great New York restaurateur Joe Baum (1920-98). Interview by John L. Walters
New York designer Milton Glaser has long been associated with design for food and drink, from his restaurant identities (Rainbow Room, Aurora) to his label and logo designs for Brooklyn Beer.

8 July 2014

Poster engineer

Poster engineer

John L. Walters

Naomi Games profiles the life and work of her father Abram Games in this recent book from the Antique Collectors’ Club
Flaubert once wrote that when one writes the biography of a friend or relative, one should do it as if taking revenge on that person’s behalf, writes John L. Walters

24 June 2014

The last magazine czar

The last magazine czar

Steven Heller

Art director Alex Liberman remembered: ‘His only requirement was that the design make it easy to read the copy.’ Review by Steven Heller
Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) was the first and last twentieth-century magazine czar, writes Steven Heller.
 
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