2 December 2009

Sleeves we like

Sleeves we like

john l. walters, things we like

Robert Flynn’s covers for Impulse! expressed ideas more than sounds
The Impulse! label LP covers by Robert Flynn / Viceroy are among the best of a great era. Yet this 1966 sleeve for John Coltrane’s turbulent, single-track album Ascension doesn’t attempt to represent the sound of the music.

29 November 2009

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

roger sabin

Joe Sacco, interviewed by Roger Sabin, at London’s ICA
Roger Sabin interviewed Joe Sacco in September 2009, part of ComICA at London’s ICA. Here’s the full transcription, exclusively for the Eye blog.

27 November 2009

Taking the ‘P’

Taking the ‘P’

Share a Friday pint with this patriotic policeman
Mr Edwards returns with another Crap Book classic.

26 November 2009

Ms C’s sketchbook

Ms C’s sketchbook

the picture department

Margaret Calvert pays tribute to typographer Phyllis Pearsall
Mrs P’s Journey by Margaret Calvert is an A2, seven-colour screen-print, available from the Design Museum Shop in an edition of 100. All proceeds go towards the Design Museum exhibitions and education programme.

25 November 2009

Illustrators we like

Illustrators we like

things we like

Tom Gauld’s Guardian panels on type and technology, poetry and words
We’re great admirers of Tom Gauld’s funny illustrations for the letters page in the Guardian’s Saturday Review. Here are a few examples, courtesy of Tom’s Flickr page.

24 November 2009

Designing for Dieter Rams

Designing for Dieter Rams

bibliothèque, mason wells

Bibliothèque on the graphic roots of product design
There are important designers and then there are the really important designers, writes Mason Wells of Bibliothèque. Dieter Rams is definitely one of the latter.

23 November 2009

Off the wall

Off the wall

Manga comes to life at the British Museum’s Room 3
Room 3, a modest space just to the right of the front entrance to the British Museum, houses rotating ‘Object In Focus’ exhibitions that spotlight a specific object or set of objects in the collection, writes Jane Cheng.

20 November 2009

‘O’ is for objects

‘O’ is for objects

The obsessive, oddly ordered world of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
This week Mr Edwards delivers some colourful stocking fillers, but watch out for the booby prizes.

19 November 2009

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

john l. walters

Breathing life into the dying embers of letterpress … to light graphic fireworks
The great thing about spoken tributes, when they’re done well, is that they give the speakers a chance to say nice things they would never say face to face, writes John L. Walters.

18 November 2009

Bigger is better

Bigger is better

sara martin

Paula Scher relates ‘A series of strange circumstances’ for her D&AD talk
Paula Scher started her talk in London last week with examples of her work from her first job at CBS records, where she had to design more than a hundred LP covers a year, writes Sara Martin.
 
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