28 May 2013
Henrik Kubel takes the stage for Eye’s forthcoming Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library
Next week’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London features designer Henrik Kubel talking about his work as a type designer, including his collaboration with Margaret Calvert on New Rail Alphabet and New Transport, and his ongoing partnership with Scott Williams in the design practice A2/SW/HK. Other participants include Ben Terrett and Simon Esterson.
27 May 2013
A magazine for Bob Newman; ‘Image Duplicator’; Erwin Blumenfeld at Somerset House; and Rémi Noël’s ‘This is not a map’
When French art director / photographer Rémi Noël goes to the States, he uses road maps rather than relying on a GPS device. And he prefers silver film to digital photography.
7 May 2013
Eye magazine presents an evening with typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching in Tribeca on Wednesday
On Wednesday evening there’s an opportunity to see designer and typographer Alan Kitching (of The Typography Workshop) giving a talk at the Skyline Studios in Tribeca.
3 May 2013
The first Eye archive night to be held outside London takes place at the Pencil to Pixel show in New York next Monday evening
Early next week, On Monday 6 May 2013, we will be in New York, where we’re inviting a number of local designers and writers to present a ‘Desert Island Discs’ selection of items from Monotype’s rich archive of typographic history – some of which is on show at the company’s ‘Pencil to Pixel’ exhibition in Tribeca, which opens tonight.
22 April 2013
Juggalos, Marmite, Thatcher, Fatherless, Dogs in Cars and Designs of the Year
A few awards, books and images that caught our attention in recent weeks.
24 March 2013
The Alliance Graphique Internationale pulls out the stops for a two-day, student-oriented event at London’s Barbican this autumn
Last Wednesday saw a rare gathering of some of the UK’s most senior designers (David Gentleman, Sean Perkins, Margaret Calvert, Henrik Kubel), and design educators, crammed into a small room at the Design Museum to announce an event at London’s Barbican Centre on 26-27 September – AGI Open.
21 March 2013
Future Everything launches with a downloadable collection of essays that explore the ideas behind ‘digital public space’
Future Everything, just opened in Manchester, is tackling the issue of ‘public space’ in the digital realm.
18 March 2013
Sign painters, film trailers, Nieves’ zines, Tom Gauld and Pencil to Pixel in New York
A few books, videos, zines and events that caught our eye …
11 March 2013
Art director Mark Porter is the main speaker at ‘The magazine now arriving at platform 15’ at St Bride
The Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London is a chance to hear art director Mark Porter talk about the challenges of adapting newspaper and magazine contents to new platforms, including the iPad and other tablets. Other participants include Mark Wilson and Alex Breuer.
27 February 2013
Bastard chairs and other Works that Work; geometric rugs at the Design Museum; Strike!, posters, a standards manual & the first live Type Tuesday at St Bride in London
Last week we spoke to graphic artist Clayton Junior about his fair trade rug, launching as part of the NODE collection at the Design Museum on 5 March 2013.
24 February 2013
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.
15 February 2013
Read Rick Poynor’s latest Photo Critique – on the third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood
Rick Poynor’s Web-only Photo Critique ‘Cold-blooded runaways’ is now published on the Eye website. The article looks at the third edition of Christian Patterson’s award-winning photobook Redheaded Peckerwood as an ongoing project.
13 February 2013
A glimpse of the 2013 Valentine’s Day card designed by Marian Bantjes.
Yes, it’s that time of year when certain graphic designers, art directors, editors and writers look out anxiously for an envelope with a Canadian stamp postmarked Bowen Island BC.
11 February 2013
Scroll down; paper time capsule; Typography Summer School in two cities; design activism at the V&A; Sketchnotes; icons for data
A few objects, images and forthcoming events that caught our attention in recent weeks …
21 January 2013
Illustration, music, life and death.
Here are a few links to exhibitions, illustrations and events that caught our attention in recent weeks.
31 December 2012
The 25th Anniversary edition of the Redstone diary assembles visual and verbal ephemera on the subject of ‘language’, from doctors’ private slang to erotic hand gestures.
The annual spiral-bound desk diary from Julian Rothenstein’s Redstone Press usually delivers a quirky collection of literary and graphic ephemera based around a single theme, such as ‘Daring!’ (2003), ‘The Artist’s World’ (2011) and ‘The Senses (2012).
23 December 2012
Brendan Dawes’s digital portraits visualise data drawn from the online chatter of British city-dwellers
To mark the arrival of the 4G mobile network in eleven cities across the UK, telecom giant EE (Everything Everywhere) commissioned digital artist Brendan Dawes to create ‘digital portraits’ of each city.
17 December 2012
Christmas gifs, Mel Bochner, hacked embroidery and kaleidoscopic flowers from Kapitza.
Here are some assorted links and things, seasonal or otherwise, suggested by Eye’s friends and family.
22 November 2012
Schwitters, typewriting, wood type, the future Detroit Printing Plant and the United Stats of America
This past Friday the last British-made typewriter, the CM-1000, left the Brother factory in Wrexham for London’s Science Museum collection. Eye received a tiny, tactile, hand-printed snake book from Barrie Tullett of The Caseroom Press, wrapped in a typewritten paper sleeve.
13 November 2012
Pencil to Pixel opens up Monotype’s archive of typographic history, from artwork to artefacts
The ‘Pencil to Pixel’ exhibition, which opens this Friday at Metropolitan Wharf in London, gives visitors is a chance to see some of Monotype’s extensive archive of original artwork, type drawings, arcane artefacts (including justification drums and ships’ curves) and publications.
26 October 2012
Sneaker art, Coverthink on news design, Kerouac, Lubalin, letterpress and a letter from the Gentle Author.
This week in Noted: branding, editorial design, Kerouac’s scroll, letterpress, more Herb Lubalin and an illustrative alphabet from 1836.
19 October 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek’s ‘Election special’, packed with striking infographics, shows there is still space for innovation on the newsstand.
The latest edition of Bloomberg Businessweek is an election special, packed with the kind of stimulating editorial information design we have come to expect from the team led by Richard Turley.
4 October 2012
The National Poetry Day’s Piccadilly Circus display is a welcome drop of visual poetry in an ocean of brandspace
The big advertising displays of Piccadilly Circus have long been dominated by the big brands: Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Samsung, etc.
13 September 2012
Graphic design and visual culture at the London Design Festival, 14-23 September 2012.
As the London Design Festival [LDF] enters its tenth year, the organisers are preparing to serve up a varied menu of talks, exhibitions and workshops, and our crack team of ‘Noted’ reporters have been getting out their loupes to find examples of graphic design among all the bags and chairs.
12 September 2012
Commercial Type’s Paul Barnes will give the annual Beatrice Warde lecture at St Bride Library.
Type design and lettering today stands atop of a pile of historical information collected over many centuries. Much of this is still visible if we look hard enough.
24 August 2012
Harry Beck’s beasts, Pentagram fakes it, Art Vinyl, undesirable Harry (Potter) and Design Yatra.
Here’s a random-ish selection of (non-Olympic) things that caught our attention in recent weeks. Next week: Paralympic graphic watch.
15 August 2012
Paul Smith, Giles Duley, GTF and Quentin Jones head the line-up for Here 2012, 21 September
How does a wannabe racing cyclist from Nottingham become one of the foremost creative figures of his generation, a global fashion name with a particularly English aesthetic? ‘Here 2012’, the September symposium curated by It’s Nice That, promises a unique – and amusing – insight into the mind that launched a thousand suits, their (informal) mentor Sir Paul Smith.
11 August 2012
Olympic graphics watch 3 – stamps, steely Jess Ennis, ringing in the data and icons of the Times
More Olympic graphics (and more to come, once the Paralympics get going). Here are some more sightings from Eye readers and contributors.
4 August 2012
Olympic graphics watch 2 – infographics, ironic accuracy and competitive armchair Olympics
More Olympic graphics have caught our attention. As the games continue – please send us your sightings via Flickr and Twitter.
22 July 2012
Typecache, marginal Brazil, mags with letters, Malick Sidibé’s studio
Here are a few more links that caught our attention in recent days.
13 July 2012
Olympic graphics watch – pictograms, logos & signs that keep the flame alive
Here are a few reflections on Olympics graphics that caught our attention.
14 June 2012
Details, webfonts, operatic Len Lye, torn posters and Olympic variations
Here are some links to things that have caught the attention of the Eye team over the past week or so.
12 June 2012
This July show will take us round the London boroughs of Kitching
Later this summer, Alan Kitching’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Mr Kitching’s London’ at London’s Advanced Graphics will include 25 works including several of his idiosyncratic typographic maps.
13 February 2012
Surrogate Valentines, movie posters, Kama Sutra letters, social donuts
Here are some links to sites, images and texts that have caught the attention of the Eye team over the past week or so.
19 January 2012
‘There’s instinctive understanding ... we barely need a brief any more’
For Eye 81, John Ridpath interviewed three designers who work with local clients.
18 January 2012
When is a photo not a photo? Why not ask Sue Steward’s ‘New Alchemists’ …
‘The New Alchemists’, an exhibition in Islington curated by Sue Steward, features 50 works by artists who work with photographs and the photographic process, in part reflecting what Steward herself described in Eye as the dramatic ‘changes in [photography’s] technical, compositional, theoretical and aesthetic meanings’ (see ‘Out of the darkroom and into the light’, Eye 80).
3 January 2012
Carl DeTorres on IBM, Ogilvy and avoiding ‘over art direction’
For Eye 81, the ‘Designers and clients’ special issue, Chris Maillard spoke to several clients and design managers about their working relationships with the designers they commission.
16 December 2011
A handful of articles from Eye’s back pages. Kinross, Margolin, etc.
While we look forward to launching a new Eye website next year, we’ve been busily adding more content from back issues to the Eye website archive – a task that provides a fascinating opportunity to sift through design history. Here are five recently added articles.
8 September 2011
Grow your own. More digital food for thought … made with Processing
Here are some more examples of digital work from ‘Grow your own’, the article about Processing featured in Eye 65. See ‘Historical digital #2’, yesterday’s Eye blog post.
20 July 2011
Digital craft. A new wave reasserts the primacy of skills and knowhow
In ‘Magic box’ (Eye 70), David Crow argues: ‘In a world where ideas are the prime currency and craft skills can be hired, craft and “concept” are seen as mutually exclusive … A valuable area of creative process risks being overlooked.’
22 November 2010
Stack America’s infographic explores the fundamentals of art direction
Few people outside the hothouse world of magazine production realise what a difficult and
2 September 2010
From Hell to Heaven in Seymour Chwast’s graphic take on Dante
Seymour Chwast’s first graphic novel, published next week, sees the designer / illustrator tackle Dante Alighieri’s fourteenth century masterpiece the Divine Comedy. In this graphic re-telling of the medieval poem, Dante dons a Dick Tracy trench coat and fedora, while Virgil (his guide) sports a tuxedo, bowler hat and cane.
11 December 2008
Pictures of empty and abandoned spaces in the US and Japan
Abandoned buildings and places have always invited photography.