Design education

3 August 2011

Moving and making

Moving and making

Exploring the photographic trends of 2011’s graduate degree shows
Photography is in the throes of a quiet revolution as the medium adapts to our current digital age, writes Amelia Gregory. What technique best suits subject matter is increasingly important and

28 July 2011

Lost in space

Lost in space

archive, homepage

Why do architects believe their wordless buildings are easy to read?
‘Sign designers are convinced that architects don’t like them,’ writes Rob Waller, in his provocative Monitor piece in the latest issue of Eye (no. 80 vol. 20).

21 July 2011

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

alexander ecob

A closer look at some neglected rules for typographic design.
When we opened Taschen’s new English edition of Letter Fountain to photograph it for Ben Archer’s review in Eye 80, there was a slim implement (below) that I assumed had gone the way of composing sticks and Letraset sheets, writes Alexander Ecob.

7 July 2011

On the make

On the make

Design (Inquiry) in the time of low budgets and tight deadlines
‘Make do’ may sound like a somewhat muted call to action for designers, but as the topic of the recent DesignInquiry gathering, it struck a rich vein of productivity and discussion, writes Peter Hall. In the age of diminished budgets, diminishing natural resources and diminished faith in grand narratives, to make do becomes a responsible way forward for designers, one that involves embracing observation, reuse and negotiation as creative modes of operation.

6 July 2011

Permutations in colour

Permutations in colour

eric kindel

Exploring the dramatic possibilities and problems of overprinting
Since 2007, final year BA students in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, have been able to select a module called ‘Design and creative print production’, writes Eric Kindel.

16 June 2011

Letter to Jane

Letter to Jane

alan baines

Graphic Design course director Alan Baines writes to the CSM bosses.
The student protests at University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins (CSM) have highlighted problems with the college’s move to a new site at King’s Cross (KX)  and the relocation of certain print facilities to the Byam Shaw building in Archway, three miles north of the new campus.

9 June 2011

Bliss in that evening to be alive

Bliss in that evening to be alive

lucienne roberts, rebecca wright

The founders of GraphicDesign& describe their inaugural event.
It’s strange that graphic designers rarely seem to talk about one of the most interesting aspects of the job – that it involves working with and learning about so many other areas and disciplines beyond graphic design, write Rebecca Wright and Lucienne Roberts. We founded GraphicDesign& to foreground the relationship between graphic design and the extraordinarily wide range of subjects to which it connects.

1 June 2011

The timelessness of craft

The timelessness of craft

john warwicker

Karel Martens and OASE on show at the Narrows in Melbourne
As founder of Werkplaats Typografie, the two-year masters programme at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and designer of the Dutch architectural journal OASE, Karel Martens is one of the most influential and well respected graphic designers of the past few decades, writes John Warwicker.

24 May 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

type tuesday

Faith in asymmetry. John D. Berry on Jan Tschichold and Active Literature
What makes Jan Tschichold so interesting is not his theories but his practice. None of his dogmatic theories would matter much, writes John D. Berry , if he hadn’t been a superb typographer.

12 May 2011

Look behind you

Look behind you

jim aulich

Graphic Design: History in the Making at St Bride Library
Conceived by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet, the one-day conference ‘Graphic Design: History in the Making’ was organised in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes and the Design History Society, writes Jim Aulich.
 
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