February 2020

7 February 2020

Books received #42

Books received #42

Eye editors

Helfand’s visual odyssey, edible art, typo-poetry from Bernstein and Lehrer, Piper in Brighton and Black Lives 1900
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

31 January 2020

Sunday photo-painter

Sunday photo-painter

John L. Walters

In the early 1950s, Swiss designer Gérard Ifert walked the streets of Paris on quiet Sundays, taking pictures of the colourmen’s shopfronts
The ‘designer as photographer’ is a trope that has been much explored in articles, books and exhibitions, with photos by graphic designers as different in temperament and outlook as Rudy VanderLans, Nicolete Gray, Robert Brownjohn, Wojciech Zamecznik and Ken Garland, writes John L. Walters.

23 January 2020

Drawing stories

Drawing stories

Clare Walters

This updated study of children’s picturebook illustration, by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, is visually rich and grounded in sound research
If you have any interest whatsoever in illustration for picturebooks, this excellent book is worthy of a place on your shelves, writes Clare Walters.

17 January 2020

Harmonic voices

Harmonic voices

Gloria Kondrup

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography’s exhibition ‘Mike / Sierra / Tango’ addressed the broad landscape of contemporary, multi-script typefaces
An exhibition shown at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] and ATypI Tokyo 2019 highlighted the value of type design and typography in a world connected by new information technologies, writes HMCT’s Gloria Kondrup.

9 January 2020

Books received #41

Books received #41

Eye editors

Giovanni Anceschi, Shopfronts of London, Polish Design ABCs and a Swiss design manual by Müller-Brockmann
Here is a selection of four titles that caught our attention in recent months.

13 December 2019

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Andrew Robertson

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a surprise hit of the Christmas election season, writes Andrew Robertson.

26 November 2019

Typographic hints for the next generation

Typographic hints for the next generation

Alex Cameron

‘The New Art School Rules’ is showing in Bury as part of Design Manchester 19. Review by Alex Cameron
‘The New Art School Rules!’ – part of Design Manchester 19 Festival – is an exhibition of 121 type-based images designed by current practitioners, writes Alex Cameron.

20 November 2019

MagCulture Live 2019

MagCulture Live 2019

John L. Walters

The conference formerly known as ModMag gave magazine makers plenty to think about, and reasons to be optimistic
The ‘magCulture Live’ day of presentations by editors, art directors and publishers was one of the best magazine events I have ever attended, writes John L. Walters.

12 November 2019

(Typographic) Noted #95

(Typographic) Noted #95

Eye editors

Soy Yo campaign; Fontsmith microsite; the Malee Scholarship; new Swiss typefaces based on work by Jost Hochuli and Roland Stieger
Here is a selection of type-related things – a typographic mural, variable font website, a type design scholarship for women of colour and typographic siblings – that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

4 November 2019

Tokyo two-track

Tokyo two-track

John D. Berry

The scripts of East and Southeast Asia came to the fore at the annual ATypI conference. John D. Berry reports
Not surprisingly, the 2019 ATypI conference in Tokyo had a large participation by East Asian type foundries, and a significant amount of programming on the various scripts of East and Southeast Asia. This was only the second time ATypI had held its annual conference in Asia, writes John D. Berry.
 
 1 2 3 >  Last ›