Reviews

7 July 2015

Posters of protest and peace

Posters of protest and peace

This Czech poster book contains much that is fresh and surprising, but makes some odd omissions. Review by Ken Garland
The context for the work shown in this book is usefully established by the 70 photographs that form its endpapers, writes Ken Garland.

26 June 2015

Exhibition ephemera

Exhibition ephemera

Graphic designers collect all kinds of ephemera, from boxes crammed with flyers to pinboards covered in cards and clippings. The latest book from Occasional Papers – the imprint founded by designer Sara De Bondt and curator Antony Hudek in 2008 – is a testament to this impulse, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

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.

15 April 2015

Observer’s post

Observer’s post

Watercolours by Eric Ravilious at South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery
With its verdant gardens, mausoleum (with sarcophaguses) and a smart tea-room, the Dulwich Picture Gallery seems more like a country town art centre than a London gallery. Yet its quirky contradictions and charm make it appropriate for an exhibition of watercolours by Eric Ravilious, writes John L. Walters.

27 March 2015

Cut canvas

Cut canvas

War, the human condition and ‘a machine that turns out monsters’. Leon Golub at the Serpentine
Serpentine gallery in Hyde Park presents ‘Bite Your Tongue’, a survey of American artist Leon Golub, curated by Emma Enderby, for the first exhibition of his work in London since 2000, writes Sean Eckhardt.

6 March 2015

Ready, Offset, go!

Ready, Offset, go!

Annie Atkins and Sue Murphy talk about their Offset 2015 presentations, their award-winning work, Irish design … and gender balance. By Anna Kealey
The Offset conference has a well earned reputation as an egalitarian event with a uniquely Irish quality; there are no VIP areas or Green Rooms. All attendees are given the opportunity to socialise with each other, usually over a pint, writes Anna Kealey.

27 February 2015

Books received #13

Books received #13

Ligne B, Editorial Design, T: A Typology of T-Shirts, Greetings from Retro Design and The Type Taster
Here’s another round-up of some of the design-related titles piling up at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

5 February 2015

Mounted, not sprayed

Mounted, not sprayed

International street artists ‘map their spaces’ on the walls of London’s Somerset House
‘Mapping the City’, featuring 50 artists, occupies the New Wing of Somerset House, a space in transition that features bare concrete floors, fireplaces in disrepair and unfinished stonework doorways, writes Sarah Snaith.

16 January 2015

Stepping into stories

Stepping into stories

The Story Museum in Oxford celebrates the power of fiction with an exhibition that combines spoken word with photography and installation design
The Story Museum, which opened in 2014, occupies an unrefurbished building in the heart of Oxford and ‘26 Characters’ is its inaugural exhibition, writes Clare Walters.

7 December 2014

Plus is more

Plus is more

The cover of Unit Editions’ Type Plus highlights the book’s arguments, writes Sarah Snaith.
 
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