18 November 2014

Mirror mirror

Mirror mirror

Kevin J. Hunt

What do the reflections in the images for Bowie’s new compilation tell us about his relationship with the audience? By Kevin J. Hunt
Seeing someone else’s reflection in a mirror is a curious, even disconcertingly uncanny, affair, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

14 November 2014

David Rust 1969-2014

David Rust 1969-2014

François Rappo

A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo
David Rust has died at the age of 45, writes François Rappo. He was one of the most brilliant members of a generation of graphic artists who have completely revitalised the landscape of Swiss visual communication over the past twenty years.

7 November 2014

Books received #11

Books received #11

Eye editors

Paul Graham, Rian Hughes, Modern Toss, The Art of Noir and Nude’s take on underground graphics
Here are a few books that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

31 October 2014

Cut and crafted

Cut and crafted

Lisa Hassell

In recent years there has been a shift in the world of design towards the more handmade physical form, as a growing number of designers and illustrators turn their back on digital methods to take part in a new wave of tactile image-making and design, writes Lisa Hassell.

27 October 2014

Five strategies tabled in Eindhoven

Five strategies tabled in Eindhoven

Van Abbemuseum throws new light on Jan van Toorn’s critical design practice
Homage exhibitions are inherently celebratory, writes Francisco Laranjo. However ‘Staging the Message: The Open Work of Jan van Toorn’, now at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands until 18 Jan 2015, offers a critical challenge to that tradition.

14 October 2014

Storytelling on a shoestring

Storytelling on a shoestring

Clare Walters

If you have ever enjoyed making things from bits of string and wire, pipe cleaners and fabric, cotton reels and ping-pong balls, this book will surely appeal, writes Clare Walters.

3 October 2014

Indie mag renaissance

Indie mag renaissance

Joseph Bisat Marshall

Magazine geeks gather at the second annual Modern Magazine conference in London
The second Modern Magazine conference organised by magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie was an enthusiastic celebration of the power of editorial design. The focus was on the relationship between print and digital, and on the differences between independent publishing and the mainstream, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

1 October 2014

Books received #10

Books received #10

Eye editors

Make Your Own Luck, Grafica Della Strada, classic Volkswagen ads, Kazimir Malevich, Ark and Ends Meet, Essays on Exchange
Here are a few books that have come into Eye’s Shoreditch office that caught our attention.

22 September 2014

Futurist at the front

Futurist at the front

Clare Walters

A new exhibition shows how C. R. W. Nevinson brought an avant-garde eye to the grim truth of war
As Europe marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a new exhibition of C. R. W. Nevinson’s prints is a bleak reminder of those dark days, writes Clare Walters.

20 September 2014

Village people

Village people

Catherine Dixon

Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 1907 already something of a haven for a growing arts and crafts community when Eric Gill moved there with his expanding family, writes Catherine Dixon.
 
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