Awards madness

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.

17 July 2013

Best in show

Best in show

Design through a typographic lens – a report from the TDC Awards in New York by Doug Clouse
The Type Directors Club annual competition captures a portrait of design in our time through the lens of typography, writes Doug Clouse.

14 June 2013

Fag end

Fag end

We shouldn’t glamourise ‘de-branding’ as cool ‘anti-design’, says Alex Cameron. It’s simply against design.
In March this year, the Australian government’s ‘de-branded’ cigarette packaging design was one of fourteen nominated entries – in the Graphics category – in the Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year 2013’ awards / exhibition, writes Alex Cameron.

8 March 2013

Good works … creak

Good works … creak

‘Goodvertising’ is one of those hard to love, cut’n’shut words that the advertising industry seems to specialise in constructing. The kind of word that you’d have to steel yourself to employ without the protection of a sturdy pair of inverted commas, writes Andrew Missingham.

24 February 2013

Deadline EDA

Deadline EDA

Get your skates on! Only a few days left to enter the 2013 European Design Awards
The submission deadline for the 2013 European Design Awards in Belgrade is fast approaching – it’s Thursday 28 February 2013.  

24 February 2012

European design. Still exploring?

European design. Still exploring?

demetrios fakinos, the awards department

A conversation with ED-Awards founder Demetrios Fakinos
Athens-based EDA founder Demetrios Fakinos speaks to Eye magazine about an emerging ‘new Europe’, humanism and what makes the European Design Awards so different … so appealing.

16 January 2012

Noted #26

Noted #26

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Animated gifs, more awards madness, movie posters and a Kiwi in Brooklyn
Here are a few links to sites, articles and videos that grabbed our attention over the past week.

7 June 2011

Canapés, alcohol and tea in Iran

Canapés, alcohol and tea in Iran

john l. walters

Olivier Kugler wins the top prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2011.
Awards ceremonies tend to follow a familiar pattern, writes Eye editor John L. Walters. Plenty of alcohol, fast-emptying plates of tiny canapés, long speeches – from sponsors, organisers and judges – followed by lots of individual categories, speeches, photo-opportunities and engraved Perspex trophies.

9 March 2011

Wild vision

Wild vision

wayne ford

Wayne Ford on the art and craft of wildlife photography
In 1884, Ottmar Anschütz made his now famous studies of storks, writes Wayne Ford. The following year, R. B. Lodge successfully recorded a brooding Lapwing, while in 1899, brothers Cherry and Richard Kearton, who had travelled the width and breadth of the United Kingdom in search of their subjects, published With Nature and a Camera (Cassell & Co). The work of these early pioneers, and others, would form the basis of what today we term wildlife and nature photography.

18 January 2011

Brit Insurance Design Awards

Brit Insurance Design Awards

john ridpath, the awards department

Bantjes, Shandy, Flipboard and E.Chromi make the (long) shortlist
London’s Design Museum announced the shortlist for this year’s Brit Insurance Design awards this morning. Eye readers will spot some familiar work among the nominees – not least two beautiful books featured in Eye 77: Visual Edition’s Tristam Shandy (below) and Marian Bantjes’ decorative feast I Wonder (pictured top; see also ‘A sense of wonder’ on the Eye blog).
 
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