New Media

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.

14 October 2015

Noted #70

Noted #70

Elsewhere; Yellow: One Illustrated Year; The Eighty-Eight; Auto Play at Graphic Design Festival Breda; and Fabriano notebooks
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

9 October 2015

Dancing glyphs

Dancing glyphs

Franchise Animated – a collaborative project from Dutch foundry Animography – uses the skills of 110 motion designers. By Sarah Snaith
Kinetic typography is not new — it is used in advertising, for film and television title sequences, infographics, music videos and logos – but it is rarely sold as a complete product, as a pre-animated typeface for commercial use, writes Sarah Snaith.

30 September 2015

Pop justice

Pop justice

art, pop, pop art, tate modern

The curators of ‘The World Goes Pop’ have scoured the globe for overlooked and under-appreciated artists from a moment when art collided with the mass media
It is hard to dislike ‘The World Goes Pop’ (Tate Modern), with its mad visual assault on the senses, starting with Ushio Shinohara’s Doll Festival (1966) and finishing with Komar and Melamid’s mordant take-down of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana, writes John L. Walters

4 September 2015

Unexpected beauty

Unexpected beauty

Phillip D. Stearns discovers new images and patterns in the twisted glitches of digital media. Kevin J. Hunt reports
Phillip D. Stearns explores digital signals and meanings, a relationship demonstrated in his mesmerising, evolving series of artworks entitled aYearInCode();’, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

12 August 2015

Type Tuesday: Web 1.0

Type Tuesday: Web 1.0

The first generation of Web designers laid the foundations of the way we now work, play, share, buy, sell and participate in society. Digital archeologist Jim Boulton introduces four of the pioneers on 1 September at St Bride Library
When Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website in August 1991, it ran on the NeXTSTEP operating system. Only those with access to a cutting edge NeXT computer could view it. The Web was far from worldwide, writes Jim Boulton.

1 August 2015

Glory days

Glory days

Chris Dorley-Brown shows three ages of Colchester youth in 15 Seconds, the Wellcome Collection’s first significant digital art commission
Chris Dorley-Brown’s 15 Seconds: Part 3 is a powerful and entertaining digital artwork about time and growing up.

13 May 2015

Beyond selfish

Beyond selfish

Could Selfiecity’s systems of visual analysis one day become a force for the common good?
‘Selfies’ are a cultural phenomenon, and it seems you cannot move for people taking them, writes Noel Douglas.

30 April 2015

Dancing on the ceiling

Dancing on the ceiling

Sound, dance, art and projection mapping at London’s Union Chapel
The multi-sensory project Kima – performed in March at Islington’s Union Chapel – explored the expanding discipline of immersive art, with a collaboration that involved sound, dance and projected visuals, writes Katie South.

17 April 2015

Books received #14

Books received #14

An Atlas of Agendas, Communication Design, In Almost Every Picture, The Bright Labyrinth, Print is Dead. Long Live Print
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.
 
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