25 April 2018

Noted #86

Noted #86

Eye editors

Feminist Saints, Stamp Garden, London Type Foundry, Her Stories and Podium
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

10 April 2018

Independence day

Independence day

John L. Walters

Over the past decade, Eye magazine has not only survived but thrived
Ten years ago, on 10 April 2008, Eye became an independent magazine, owned by the people who make it, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

6 April 2018

Follow the glitch

Follow the glitch

Kevin J. Hunt

Vendela Grundell’s book Flow and Friction shows how glitch art, shaky and unstable, can recalibrate our ways of seeing. Review by Kevin J. Hunt
In her book Flow and Friction, art historian and photographer Vendela Grundell explores the way glitches reveal systems and the role of the interface in a postdigital age, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

29 March 2018

Books received #32

Books received #32

Eye editors

The Undiscovered Island, Christoph Niemann’s postcards, Water Salad on Monday and Daniel Buren: Underground
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months.

21 March 2018

Great display in Harlem

Great display in Harlem

Robert Newman

Inspiring exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture illustrate the dynamic power of graphic design. By Robert Newman
If, like me, you’ve been both inspired and entertained by the cultural moment that the Black Panther movie has engendered, writes Robert Newman, you’ll want to see two equally inspiring and entertaining visual exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City: ‘Power in Print’ and ‘Black Power!’.

15 March 2018

Powers of Pabrü

Powers of Pabrü

Jessica Jenkins

To discover the work of ‘Pabrü’ – Swiss designer Paul Brühwiler – head to Falmouth University. Jessica Jenkins sets the scene
‘Pabrü’, opens on 23 March 2018 at Falmouth University and offers fresh insights into the output of Swiss designer and artist Paul Brühwiler, writes the exhibition’s instigator Jessica Jenkins.

28 February 2018

Words and the natural world

Words and the natural world

Clare Walters

The Lost Words, an enchanting book and exhibition by Macfarlane and Morris, celebrates entries (including ‘ivy’ and ‘conker’) that were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary
Every now and again there is a publishing phenomenon – a book that stirs the soul and captures the public imagination. The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris is one such phenomenon, writes Clare Walters.

25 February 2018

Music deco

Music deco

John L. Walters

‘Rhythm & Reaction’ gets under the skin of a British love affair with American jazz
Jazz first came to Britain as a visual and cultural style – rather than as a musical form, writes John L. Walters.

9 February 2018

Photographs as catalysts

Photographs as catalysts

Colin Davies

Teju Cole’s photobook Blind Spot deals with the loss and recovery of sight … in pictures and words. Review by Colin Davies
Teju Cole is a photographer, art historian and writer who contributes a regular column to the The New York Times, writes Colin Davies.

5 February 2018

The inescapable weirdness of the West

The inescapable weirdness of the West

Hannah Ellis

It is not until the very end of Calls Will Be Recorded For Training And Monitoring Purposes (Optimologyº, £19.95) that any explanation of the 172-page, small-format book is given, writes Hannah Ellis.
 
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