August 2016

27 August 2016

The ultimate Ultrabold

The ultimate Ultrabold

Ben Weiner

St Bride’s house magazine is closing after ten eventful years
The news that St Bride Foundation intends to cease publication of Ultrabold is an opportunity to look back on a fruitful ten years, writes Ben Weiner.

17 August 2016

Image-making beyond style

Image-making beyond style

Aideen McCole

In Copenhagen this week: POST Design Festival – ‘a rallying cry for those who want design to serve society’
In October last year I met with illustrator Jody Barton over the coffee and pastries obligatory at any meeting here in Denmark, writes POST co-director Aideen McCole.

16 August 2016

Books received #21 (Type books)

Books received #21 (Type books)

Eye editors

Rian Hughes, Edward Johnston, Script Fonts, a lexicon of terms and the Triumph of Typography
Here are a few typographically themed books worth knowing about  … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

12 August 2016

Reportage lives

Reportage lives

Simon Esterson

Long reads, big pictures. Newspaper magazines rise to the challenge of telling real stories
This weekend two newspaper magazines step out of their usual structures and remind us what is possible with their formats when you think about content in a different way, writes Simon Esterson.

11 August 2016

Encore for Curtain Call

Encore for Curtain Call

Janet South

Ron Arad’s Roundhouse installation is an immersive 360-degree cinema for artists’ films
Ron Arad’s Curtain Call is part art installation, part immersive cinema, writes Janet South.

7 August 2016

Broadsheet fiction

Broadsheet fiction

Eye editors

Sunday’s New York Times included a section devised by the magazine team, an ‘ink-and-paper’ product not available in digital form
The New York Times published Sunday 7 August 2016 contained a monochrome newsprint section entirely devoted to a piece of fiction – Colson Whitehead’s ‘There was no other way’.

27 July 2016

Noted #76

Noted #76

Eye editors

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 July 2016

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

Gustavo Ferrari

A vernacular folk art has become synonymous with the visual identity of Buenos Aires. Gustavo Ferrari explains this extraordinary craft
Fileteado porteño is a traditional Argentinean artform, which began as simple decoration on the trade carts of bread, milk and vegetable sellers in the early twentieth century, writes Gustavo Ferrari.

30 June 2016

What design didn’t do

What design didn’t do

Marina Willer

As a designer I feel guilty, says Marina Willer. Could we have done more to stop Brexit?
Twenty years ago, I chose to move from Brazil to London because it is the most diverse and cosmopolitan city in the world, writes Marina Willer.

28 June 2016

Forging a new society

Forging a new society

Clare Walters

Children’s picturebooks from Soviet Russia. Clare Walters reviews A New Childhood at the House of Illustration
Anyone interested in Russian graphic design and illustration of the early twentieth century, or in the history of children’s picturebooks, will find the current exhibition at the House of Illustration fascinating, writes Clare Walters.
 
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