September 2017

13 September 2017

Robin Broadbent interview

Robin Broadbent interview

Richard Krzyzak

In this follow-up to ‘Obsessive meditations’ in Eye 94, art director Richard Krzykak interviews photographer Robin Broadbent about his practice
Obsessive meditations UK photographer Robin Broadbent left the UK for New York in 1999. Though he had published some personal work in the photobooks Marmalade and Minus Sixteen (both published by Browns), he had become frustrated with the still life photography he was asked to do by London art directors.

6 September 2017

Books received #28 (music and visual culture)

Books received #28 (music and visual culture)

John L. Walters

The design and look of music – from classical CDs and rave culture to stock (library) album covers and jazz photography
Here are some musically inclined books that came to our attention in recent months.

31 August 2017

The look of literature

The look of literature

Robert Hanks

The Man Booker longlist provides a snapshot of graphic design for literary fiction. By Robert Hanks
The variety of the novels on this year’s Man Booker longlist is reflected in the cover designs: it is hard to pin down any themes, writes Robert Hanks.

22 August 2017

Zines with superpowers

Zines with superpowers

Oswin Tickler

In the shadow of Grenfell, local children make pages for a magazine workshop. By Oswin Tickler
The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London in June 2017 is still having a profound effect on the local community, writes Oswin Tickler.

9 August 2017

Wallcats take Chicago

Wallcats take Chicago

Meredith Kasabian

The future of sign painting is female, declares Meredith Kasabian, co-curator of a new show featuring under-represented women sign painters
On Friday 8 September 2017 the work of more than 60 women sign painters from nine countries will descend upon Chicago in the world’s first exhibition of hand-painted signs made exclusively by women, writes co-curator Meredith Kasabian.

30 July 2017

Letterheads in Oslo

Letterheads in Oslo

Helen Ingham

A report from the informal annual gathering of signwriters, pinstripers, calligraphers and other lettering experts. By Helen Ingham
Last month the ‘Letterheads’ met for their annual meeting, which this year took place in Oslo, Norway, writes Helen Ingham.

25 July 2017

Felt-tip fundamentals

Felt-tip fundamentals

John L. Walters

Ink soaks into paper as Daniel Eatock’s mark-making processes result in a riot of colour
Designer and artist Daniel Eatock has a good-natured but unswerving way of reducing things to their essence, writes John L. Walters.

13 July 2017

Type in Toronto

Type in Toronto

A-B-Z-TXT is an intensive, four-day getaway, a summer school that blends graphic design with media arts and a dash of linguistics  
What is a design school? A silly question, of course, writes Michèle Champagne, but one prompted by the massive growth of art and design programmes at universities and the strict disciplinary boundaries that still haunt them.

26 June 2017

Books received #27 (type books)

Books received #27 (type books)

Eye editors

Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s, Word Disco, Type is Beautiful, Type Tells Tales and Johnston & Gill: Very British Types
Here are a few typographically oriented books that caught our attention in recent months.

16 June 2017

Brief encounters and the pleasures of ambiguity

Brief encounters and the pleasures of ambiguity

John L. Walters

Design, illustration, animation and anecdotes at Here London 2017
Here London, It’s Nice That’s annual conference, has become an established fixture on the design calendar, with speakers from a range of ‘creative’ disciplines showing their work, entertaining an audience of professionals and students with anecdotes, videos and slide shows of career highlights writes John L. Walters.
 
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