Visual Culture

26 September 2016

In and out of your head

In and out of your head

‘Björk Digital’ frames the singer’s music in an intimate, uncanny experience
‘Björk Digital’ is a remarkable and intimate way to experience a collection of songs, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

22 September 2016

Coffee in NZ – an unfiltered scrapbook

Coffee in NZ – an unfiltered scrapbook

Many great projects would never exist without one person’s unreasonable obsession. Did any publisher ever think that what the world needs now is a book about the coffee houses of Wellington, 1939-79? Or commission a focus group to test it?

2 September 2016

Optimistic tales and theories

Optimistic tales and theories

The ICON illustration conference in Texas had both practical pizzazz and academic depth. Roderick Mills, one of the speakers, reports
‘Tall Tales’, the ninth edition of the biennial ICON illustration conference was held in Austin, Texas last month, writes Roderick Mills.

17 August 2016

Image-making beyond style

Image-making beyond style

In Copenhagen this week: POST Design Festival – ‘a rallying cry for those who want design to serve society’
In October last year I met with illustrator Jody Barton over the coffee and pastries obligatory at any meeting here in Denmark, writes POST co-director Aideen McCole.

27 July 2016

Noted #76

Noted #76

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 July 2016

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

A vernacular folk art has become synonymous with the visual identity of Buenos Aires. Gustavo Ferrari explains this extraordinary craft
Fileteado porteño is a traditional Argentinean artform, which began as simple decoration on the trade carts of bread, milk and vegetable sellers in the early twentieth century, writes Gustavo Ferrari.

28 June 2016

Forging a new society

Forging a new society

Children’s picturebooks from Soviet Russia. Clare Walters reviews A New Childhood at the House of Illustration
Anyone interested in Russian graphic design and illustration of the early twentieth century, or in the history of children’s picturebooks, will find the current exhibition at the House of Illustration fascinating, writes Clare Walters.

21 June 2016

Typeset in concrete

Typeset in concrete

Visual poetry crashes into the 21st century in all its brutal beauty. Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing)
The original postwar ‘concrete poetry’ movement, with its aspiration to a utopian ‘supranational’ poetry of untranslatable symbolism, was characterised by an emphasis on type in white space: the flat material surface of ‘rigid, non-sensuous’ printed language, writes Jeremy Noel-Tod.

13 June 2016

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Wallace’s Road Wallah, Claridge’s East End, Graham’s The Whiteness of the Whale and Connew’s Body of Work
Here are a few photobooks that have recently caught our attention … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

2 June 2016

Type Tuesday: COLOUR!

Type Tuesday: COLOUR!

See you at St Bride at 7pm sharp. Another evening in Eye magazine’s series of informal quarterly events about design and visual culture – with Morag Myerscough and Camille Walala
Eye’s next Type Tuesday will feature presentations by two designers who make bold use of colour – Morag Myerscough and Camille Walala.
 
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