11 February 2017

Draw the Truth

Draw the Truth

Eye editors

At Chelsea College, London – an evening about reportage illustration on Wed 22 February 2017.
This informal event features illustrators Lucinda Rogers and Olivier Kugler talking about their work, plus curators Isabelle Bricknall and Olivia Ahmad on the legacy of the late Jo Brocklehurst, followed by a panel discussion with Prof. Neil Cummings of Chelsea College.

3 February 2017

Out of this world

Out of this world

Kevin J. Hunt

Epilogue Press’s Flatland re-interprets the 1884 classic for the age of popular science. Review by Kevin J. Hunt
Flatland is a cult novella by Edwin A. Abbott, first published in 1884, a classic situated somewhere between fringe populism and elite literature.  It playfully (and earnestly) combines mathematics and morality in an inspired piece of conceptual storytelling, writes Kevin J. Hunt

23 January 2017

Information is everywhere

Information is everywhere

Max Gadney

Awards tell only a fraction of the story, but there was plenty to learn from at the Information is Beautiful Awards, writes Max Gadney
The 2016 Information is Beautiful Awards were a generous and cerebral jamboree hosted by David McCandless, writes Max Gadney.

17 January 2017

Talented talent-spotter

Talented talent-spotter

John L. Walters

Unit Editions’ second book about Herb Lubalin zeroes in on his ‘expressive typography’ and his gifted collaborators
Unit Editions’ Herb Lubalin: Typographer is a slimmer, more compact volume than the publisher’s popular blockbusters on Supergraphics, Henrion and Lubalin himself, writes John L. Walters.

6 January 2017

Noted #79

Noted #79

Eye editors

Graffiti removal, Circular #19, The Phonografik Collectivo, Optimology° and Fermata
Here are a few things – graffiti removal, a Phoenician alphabet project, a media wall installation, Optimology° and a typography magazine – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

1 January 2017

Faithful dress

Faithful dress

Sarah Snaith

The latest publication from Graphicdesign& is an illustrated spotters’ guide to nuns’ habits. Review by Sarah Snaith
Looking Good: A visual guide to a nun’s habit is full of interesting facts for a curious mind, writes Sarah Snaith.

29 December 2016

Moments captured

Moments captured

Clare Walters

Edward Ardizzone’s humanity comes to the fore in a new monograph, and a retrospective at London’s House of Illustration. Review by Clare Walters
Edward Ardizzone (1900-79) was one of the foremost and most prolific artists of mid-twentieth century Britain, writes Clare Walters. His contemporaries included Edward Bawden, Pearl Binder, Eric Ravilious and John Piper – the latter two of whom were, like Ardizzone, official war artists during the Second World War.

21 December 2016

Ghosts of designbots yet to come

Ghosts of designbots yet to come

Francisco Laranjo

Automated graphic design and the rise of robot creatives – Francisco Laranjo files a critical report from the perspective of Christmas 2025
From our perspective here in 2025, it all seems inevitable, writes Francisco Laranjo. But maybe it wasn’t.

16 December 2016

Eye of Bamako

Eye of Bamako

Mariam Dembele

Malick Sidibé’s photography captured the energy, joy and hope of post-colonial Mali. Review by Mariam Dembele
Malian photographer Malick Sidibé was known as the ‘Eye of Bamako’, writes Mariam Dembele.

13 December 2016

String theory

String theory

John O’Reilly

Experience is both a book about design and a design experience – with bits of string and a heat-sensitive cover. Review by John O’Reilly
The word ‘Experience’ runs diagonally across a heat sensitive cover, writes John O’Reilly.
 
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