17 August 2018

Bridges and verses

Bridges and verses

Clare Walters

The House of Illustration’s John Vernon Lord exhibition shows Lord’s extraordinary talent for magical narrative
You may be aware of John Vernon Lord’s work as a result of his long career as a freelance illustrator (which began in 1961) or through his lectures at Brighton College of Art, where he has taught illustration for nearly half a century, writes Clare Walters.

13 August 2018

Soft sell machines

Soft sell machines

Andrew Robertson

A rare insight into the ‘quietly hilarious’ advertising artwork of William Heath Robinson.
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a prolific artist and illustrator whose name has entered the dictionary as a way of describing excessively convoluted processes using people and machines, writes Andrew Robertson. 

6 August 2018

Fine art in hard and soft covers

Fine art in hard and soft covers

artists' books, book design, reviews

A new survey examines the shifting role of the printed book in fine art practice.  Review by Jacob Charles Wilson
  An ‘artist’s book’ might appear to be a simple object, writes Jacob Charles Wilson. But why and how should it be differentiated from any other?

26 July 2018

Weapons of craft and satire

Weapons of craft and satire

Meredith Kasabian

A satirical, eighteenth-century revival is heading for London’s Oxo Tower Wharf. Curator Meredith Kasabian (Pre-Vinylite Society) sets the scene
This August the Pre-Vinylite Society will present a London show lasting just four days. ‘The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society: An 18th Century Revival’ is a contemporary interpretation of a historic satirical exhibition, writes curator and sign painter Meredith Kasabian

18 July 2018

Books received #33

Books received #33

Alex J. Todd

Covers for The New Yorker, Dressed in Black, Female Photographers Now, Graham Rawle’s Overland, A History of Street Photography, Rebel Voices and Brian Eno’s Light Music
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent months.

10 July 2018

Alex Booker in Dulwich

Alex Booker in Dulwich

Eye editors

On Friday 13 July 2018 artist / printmaker Alex Booker will talk about his work at Eye’s Bawden event at Dulwich Picture Gallery  
This Friday you can see printmaker and artist Alex Booker talking at the Eye Event ‘Edward Bawden: Art and Design’ at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

4 July 2018

Invisible women in Australian graphic design

Invisible women in Australian graphic design

Jane Connory

The ‘afFEMation’ project throws new light on influential women in Australian design history. Jane Connory explains her multifaceted project
The afFEMation project stems from my belief that designers included in the history of Australian graphic design should be measured by their local influence rather than by their connections abroad, writes Jane Connory.

27 June 2018

Noted #87

Noted #87

Mhairi Lockett

Harlow town at 70, Shakespeare and (Abram) Games, Tipi di Bologna, Marian Bantjes’ certificates and Walbaum revisited
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

17 June 2018

Bawden galore

Bawden galore

Clare Walters

This summer sees a host of opportunities to enjoy the work of Edward Bawden, with exhibitions in Dulwich, Saffron Walden and Morley College, new publications and an Eye event on Fri 13 July
Admirers of Edward Bawden (1903-1989) will have a heyday this summer, with an assortment of new exhibitions, catalogues and books to enjoy, writes Clare Walters.

25 May 2018

Designers are only human

Designers are only human

Katie Evans, Gabriela Matuszyk

‘Beyond Change’, a wide-ranging conference in Basel, Switzerland, gave voice to subjects often ignored within design discourse. By Katie Evans and Gabriela Matuszyk.
Thursday 8 March 2018 was International Women’s Day, marking the end of a significant twelve months for women’s rights, write Katie Evans and Gabriela Matuszyk.
 
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