Graphic Design

13 January 2015

Beer signs in the grain belt

Beer signs in the grain belt

Water, grain and time converge at the source of the Mississippi in Minnesota. Steven McCarthy tastes the typefaces and signs that brand his local beers
Minnesota has abundant quantities of beer’s two main ingredients: water and grain, writes Steven McCarthy.

31 December 2014

Noted #65

Noted #65

Noble Rot and OOMK magazines, the Redstone Press diary and two calendars in glorious colour
Here are a few things that caught our attention as 2014 crossfades into 2015.

19 December 2014

Books received #12

Books received #12

Cut & Paste: 21st Century Collage, Spitalfields Nippers, A Field Guide to East London Wildlife, Shoreditch Wildlife and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Here are a few books that provided a little relief from Eye’s seasonal hangovers in recent days.

7 December 2014

Plus is more

Plus is more

The cover of Unit Editions’ Type Plus highlights the book’s arguments, writes Sarah Snaith.

1 December 2014

The graphic languages of fashion

The graphic languages of fashion

Graphic design is woven into fashion culture. ‘Women Fashion Power’ at London’s Design Museum shows how, says Colin Davies
Walking up the stairs to the first-floor gallery space at the Design Museum, London, you get an inclination you might be walking into an explosion, a mini Big Bang, writes Colin Davies.

28 November 2014

Noted #64

Noted #64

Off Life, Type Tuesday, Aglu photobooks, Amore E Piombo and Works That Work
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

18 November 2014

Mirror mirror

Mirror mirror

What do the reflections in the images for Bowie’s new compilation tell us about his relationship with the audience? By Kevin J. Hunt
Seeing someone else’s reflection in a mirror is a curious, even disconcertingly uncanny, affair, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

14 November 2014

David Rust 1969-2014

David Rust 1969-2014

A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo
David Rust has died at the age of 45, writes François Rappo. He was one of the most brilliant members of a generation of graphic artists who have completely revitalised the landscape of Swiss visual communication over the past twenty years.

7 November 2014

Books received #11

Books received #11

Paul Graham, Rian Hughes, Modern Toss, The Art of Noir and Nude’s take on underground graphics
Here are a few books that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

31 October 2014

Cut and crafted

Cut and crafted

In recent years there has been a shift in the world of design towards the more handmade physical form, as a growing number of designers and illustrators turn their back on digital methods to take part in a new wave of tactile image-making and design, writes Lisa Hassell.
 
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