Visual Culture

12 August 2014

When Penguins begat Puffins

When Penguins begat Puffins

The Penguin Collectors Society turns its attention to the influential Puffin imprint for young readers … plus Porpoises, Ptarmigans and Peacocks
On 15 October 2010, the University of Bristol held a study day on Puffin, Penguin’s celebrated children’s imprint, writes Clare Walters.

31 July 2014

Shouting from the library

Shouting from the library

A review of 21 Revolutions by Elizabeth F. Beidler
21 Revolutions tells the story of Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) through the eyes of 42 women – 21 artists and 21 writers – who have created work that responds to the Library’s unique collection of donated materials, writes Elizabeth F. Beidler.

17 July 2014

Body of print

Body of print

The Courtauld Gallery’s ‘Impress’ exhibition shows the connections between the process, the printmaker and the page
Visiting the Courtauld Gallery’s (soon-to-end) exhibition ‘Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art’ is like walking into a hidden treasure-trove of contemporary delights, writes Holly Harris.

13 June 2014

Noted #61

Noted #61

Off Life, the Guardian app, Ends Meet, degree show invites, Swiss books and OOMK magazine
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 June 2014

Gateway Barcelona

Gateway Barcelona

The city gears up for its annual FADfest, the Festival of All Design. Preview by Astrid Stavro
The FADfest has established a reputation as the largest and most dynamic design event in Spain, writes Astrid Stavro.

30 May 2014

Of monumental proportions

Of monumental proportions

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but worth revisiting regularly, writes Sarah Snaith.

16 May 2014

Noted #60

Noted #60

Maya pictoglyphs, Comics Unmasked, The Believer film issue with John and Faith Hubley, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Chermayeff & Geismar, Office
Here are some links to a few exhibitions, books and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.

30 April 2014

Reading in reverse

Reading in reverse

The Art Gallery of Ontario is showing works on paper, and other media, by American sculptor Bruce Nauman
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s glass and titanium ribcage (which spans 600 feet) breathes out in the heart of Toronto. Inside, ‘Bruce Nauman’s Words on Paper’, an exhibition of work from the 1970s and 80s, spreads across two quiet rooms on the gallery’s first floor, writes Sarah Snaith.

16 April 2014

Headless wonder

Headless wonder

Martina Bacigalupo discovers a new source of human stories at Uganda’s Gulu Real Art Studio
In early 2011, the Italian photojournalist Martina Bacigalupo left her small hotel in Gulu, northern Uganda, and asked a local boda-boda driver to take her to a nearby photographic studio, writes Wayne Ford

14 April 2014

Noted #59

Noted #59

Le Petit Néant, The Pitchfork Review, Please Come to the Show, Mould Map and Typolitic, a new site for undergraduate work
Here is a selection of things – magazines, exhibitions, books and posters – that caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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