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.

18 September 2014

AK and A23D on press

AK and A23D on press

John L. Walters

Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops, movies (Lost Highway), demonstrations, talks (Paula Scher, Irma Boom), David David’s Carousel Wall in the tunnel entrance, and Barber & Osgerby’s vertiginous Double Space – huge rotating mirrors – in the Raphael Gallery, writes John L Walters.

13 September 2014

Noted #63

Noted #63

Eye editors

Talking statues, Random Spectacular, design trivia, Hat Monkey and Mediteranneo
Here are a few things that recently caught our attention.

5 September 2014

In and out of registration

In and out of registration

Anna Kealey

Be very afraid … a Deptford primary school houses a design summer camp for grown-ups with a difference
Back to school came early for the 50+ workshop attendees who ventured to a disused primary school in Deptford, South London, in August for the first-ever Registration Summer School, writes Anna Kealey.

3 September 2014

Meow meow

Meow meow

Puss Puss magazine celebrates cat culture, from fashion to art, with bold art direction, photography and illustration. Shame about the cover …
Puss Puss is a new, London-based magazine, and a welcome addition to the surprisingly large independent pet publishing scene, writes Holly Catford.

1 September 2014

Type Tuesday: No end of print?

Type Tuesday: No end of print?

Eye editors

Eye’s panel of printers, designers, photographers and publishers will talk about the past, present and future of printing this Tuesday evening at St Bride
The Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London (2 September 2014) is entitled ‘No end of print?’ and will include speakers from Calverts, New North Press, Kin, Pureprint and Hoxton Mini-Press, among many others.
 
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