Design education

23 June 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.

7 June 2017

(Typographic) Noted #82

(Typographic) Noted #82

Emigre specimens, Sunday Clarendon, Sinem Erkas, drawing type, from sketch to screen and Fontsmith’s TypeNotes
Here are a few type and lettering things – books, magazines, alphabets – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

15 May 2017

A sunnier classroom

A sunnier classroom

When the world is in flux, book design offers ‘a refuge of certainty’. Andrew Howard explains why he founded the Porto Design Summer School
There is a particularity about the education system which we take as given – that students, from infant school to university, are grouped together according to their age and experience, writes Andrew Howard.

6 May 2017

Characters in search of an emoji

Characters in search of an emoji

Can emojis help people with serious difficulties in communication and self-expression? Katie Baggs is on a mission to find the ‘emoji gaps’
For Eye’s quarterly Type Tuesday on 7 March 2017, themed ‘Fists, fleurons & emojis’, I joined designers Alan Kitching, Gavin Lucas and Rian Hughes plus Emojipedia’s Jeremy Burge to chair a panel discussion on non-alphanumeric characters, writes Katie Baggs.

10 April 2017

Bubbles black as ink

Bubbles black as ink

For the past 28 years, Barrie Tullett has been making a typographic Dante, a project to illustrate all 100 Cantos of the Divine Comedy with letterpress, typewriters and Letraset. He is still in Purgatory … and on show in Dublin.
Appropriately enough, my love affair with typography began with a Lonely Hearts Ad, writes Barrie Tullett.

21 December 2016

Ghosts of designbots yet to come

Ghosts of designbots yet to come

Automated graphic design and the rise of robot creatives – Francisco Laranjo files a critical report from the perspective of Christmas 2025
From our perspective here in 2025, it all seems inevitable, writes Francisco Laranjo. But maybe it wasn’t.

13 December 2016

String theory

String theory

Experience is both a book about design and a design experience – with bits of string and a heat-sensitive cover. Review by John O’Reilly
The word ‘Experience’ runs diagonally across a heat sensitive cover, writes John O’Reilly.

11 November 2016

Offset Sheffield 2016: day two

Offset Sheffield 2016: day two

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Florence Blanchard, LEGO, Shane Griffin, Ben Bos, Laura Carlin, Sabrina Bongiovanni, TDR, Cat Powell, Morag Myerscough & Droga5 in Sheffield
The second of two reports from Offset Sheffield … written by final-year students at Sheffield Institute of Art’s Graphic Design and Illustration course. The first day’s report can be read here.

7 November 2016

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

Offset Sheffield 2016: day one

Offset’s first Sheffield conference bought together artists and designers for two days of engaging presentations and lively panel discussions
Last month, a host of speakers from across the design industry came to present their work for Offset Sheffield 2016. Here we publish the first of two reports … written by final-year students at Sheffield Institute of Art’s Graphic Design and Illustration course.

13 October 2016

Art behind bars

Art behind bars

At a correctional centre in Alaska, the drawings of long-term inmates turn prison walls into mirrors. An essay by Steven McCarthy
To a graffiti artist, a blank wall represents an opportunity for expression, writes Steven McCarthy. For a prisoner, it’s the opposite of opportunity – walls are among the many environmental and social structures that confine them physically and psychologically.
 
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