Illustration

7 February 2016

Picture an orphan

Picture an orphan

What do Luke Skywalker and Oliver Twist have in common? Clare Walters reviews Drawing on Childhood at the Foundling Museum
Given the perennial struggle against war, famine, disease and poverty, it is not surprising that many myths and fairy tales feature orphans, foundlings and fostered or abandoned children – think of Romulus and Remus, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Hansel and Gretel, writes Clare Walters.

26 January 2016

Books received #17

Books received #17

Logo Modernism, DixonBaxi, Cries of London, deValence and No Words Posters
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks.

14 January 2016

Warning cries

Warning cries

Paul Rennie casts new light on RoSPA’s safety posters. Review of Safety First by Clare Walters
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) employed many of the best designers of the twentieth century to make its safety posters.

7 January 2016

More design for eating

More design for eating

Menu Design in America looks back at more than a century of visual and culinary history
There is something very satisfying about a menu. Whether it be the cutout of a pig just before delving into a pulled pork sandwich or a space age diner preparing you for some interstellar fry-up.

22 December 2015

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of Eye typography issues – at a bargain price
This ‘Type and lettering’ bundle contains issues 37, 45, 50 and 72: all have a special interest in designers and examples of typographic design and lettering forms. Although these issues do not focus solely on type, we have chosen them for what they reveal about the relationships between design, illustration and typography.

18 December 2015

Classic Collections – Storytelling

Classic Collections – Storytelling

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of themed Eye back issues – at a bargain price
Occasionally you meet someone whose business card says ‘storyteller’ – which might prompt some of us to run to a bar several blocks away – but usually they have the grace to hand over the card with an ironic shrug. As one such person said to us the other day, ‘Yes, Nathan Barley has come true!’

16 December 2015

(Seasonal) Noted #73

(Seasonal) Noted #73

Redstone Press diary; Typodarium, Fedrigoni, Pierluigi Longo and Peter von Freyhold’s calendars; and cards from Dan Adams, Lara Harwood, Lizzie Lomax, Andy Martin and March design agency
Here are some assorted seasonal cards and calendars given by Eye’s friends and family.

11 December 2015

Noted #72

Noted #72

A New Type of Imprint, Hue, Sabor, Recens Paper and Works That Work
Here are a few publications that caught our attention in recent weeks.

4 December 2015

Illustration as anthropology

Illustration as anthropology

In Assembly Point, a new gallery space in Peckham, eleven illustrators take a critical approach to their practice
This exhibition of contemporary illustrators is a serious affair, writes Colin Davies.

2 December 2015

What we pretend to be

What we pretend to be

Pulp fiction, Pussy Riot and The Jungle: art dealer-artist duo The Connor Brothers question our perceptions of reality
London’s Hang-Up Gallery hosted a launch party on 12 November for an exhibition by The Connor Brothers called ‘So It Goes...’, writes Maggie Malone.
 
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