14 October 2017

And then there were six …

And then there were six …

Robert Hanks

The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017 will be announced on 17 October. Robert Hanks talks to the designers whose covers wrap round the six shortlisted contenders
In ‘The look of literature’ I wrote about the thirteen covers on this year’s Man Booker Prize* longlist – widely praised as one of the most adventurous and wide-ranging ever, writes Robert Hanks.

9 October 2017

Books received #29

Books received #29

Eye editors

Black Medicine Book, Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, Fear, Colour and Hackney Studios
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months.

2 October 2017

Paint it blacker

Paint it blacker

Faye Dowling

A new book explores the influence of the gothic on contemporary visual culture. Author Faye Dowling shines a light within the darkness
A renewed interest in the gothic has inspired some new dialogues in our contemporary visual culture, writes Faye Dowling

26 September 2017

Type safari in Andalucía

Type safari in Andalucía

Stephen ONeill

Stephen ONeill, aka TypeChap, relishes the beauty of peeling and fractured letterforms in signs on Andalucian streets
Andalucía, the largest region in southern Spain, has severe weather. And over time, it has helped to create typography in beautiful disrepair, writes Stephen ONeill.

20 September 2017

Noted #83

Noted #83

Eye editors

Sea Prayer, Poster House, Pit, Straight No Chaser and National 2
Here are a few things – VR journalism, Poster House, new issues of  Pit and Straight No Chaser and a new typeface – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

18 September 2017

Sea levellers

Sea levellers

John L. Walters

The 2017 Folkestone Triennial turns this seaside town into an open-air gallery for a kind of applied conceptual art … with a graphic edge
Folkestone is hosting its fourth Triennial, a two-month-long festival of contemporary art that can be appreciated in the open air of this British seaside town in Kent, writes John L. Walters.

13 September 2017

Robin Broadbent interview

Robin Broadbent interview

Richard Krzyzak

In this follow-up to ‘Obsessive meditations’ in Eye 94, art director Richard Krzykak interviews photographer Robin Broadbent about his practice
Obsessive meditations UK photographer Robin Broadbent left the UK for New York in 1999. Though he had published some personal work in the photobooks Marmalade and Minus Sixteen (both published by Browns), he had become frustrated with the still life photography he was asked to do by London art directors.

6 September 2017

Books received #28 (music and visual culture)

Books received #28 (music and visual culture)

John L. Walters

The design and look of music – from classical CDs and rave culture to stock (library) album covers and jazz photography
Here are some musically inclined books that came to our attention in recent months.

31 August 2017

The look of literature

The look of literature

Robert Hanks

The Man Booker longlist provides a snapshot of graphic design for literary fiction. By Robert Hanks
The variety of the novels on this year’s Man Booker longlist is reflected in the cover designs: it is hard to pin down any themes, writes Robert Hanks.

22 August 2017

Zines with superpowers

Zines with superpowers

Oswin Tickler

In the shadow of Grenfell, local children make pages for a magazine workshop. By Oswin Tickler
The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London in June 2017 is still having a profound effect on the local community, writes Oswin Tickler.
 
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