16 September 2008

Format follows function

Format follows function

liz farrelly

Provokateur wraps its manifesto doodlings in a snake-oil special
With the internet hailed as an effective force for political change, writes Liz Farrelly, as news, campaigns and petitions   circulate paper-free, does it follow that old-school paper manifestoes are dead as the dodo?

16 September 2008

The Ed and Geoff show

The Ed and Geoff show

review

Review of Two Lines Align
Two Lines Align is the catalogue for the exhibition of that name curated by Michael Worthington for REDCAT in LA.

15 September 2008

Q&A with Strange Attractors

Q&A with Strange Attractors

q&a

Who cares about graphic design history?
Read our Eye 68 Q&A with Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop of Strange Attractors on the Eye site.

12 September 2008

Beaker street

Beaker street

Who are the Shoreditch plastic cup letterers, and what do they want?
Last night it said ‘KAJAL’. The other night it said ‘DRUNK MAN’, and before that it was ‘SPUNK MAN’ (below).

12 September 2008

Up against the wall

Up against the wall

andrew howard

The Poster-Film Collective. Beyond the designer-client relationship
The Summer 2008 issue of Eye, no. 68, went ‘Beyond the canon’ to question and to enlarge the accepted pantheon of graphic design; here, designer Andrew Howard draws attention to the History Sets of posters produced by the Poster-Film Collective.

12 September 2008

Page turner overdrive

Page turner overdrive

review

Review of Fully Booked (DGV)
Books are never just books. They can be catalogues, toys, models, play centres, showcases for bindings, gatefolds, special papers and card and portfolios of design. Some of them might even be worth reading.

9 September 2008

The internet loves kittens

The internet loves kittens

john l. walters

Elbow, Crusha and the communicative power of small furry animals
I thought I was going to be the warm-up man for Ian Anderson.

8 September 2008

Cutting crew

Cutting crew

john l. walters

Wallpaper* strives to keep its edge with guest eds and die-cuts
Print can still do lots of things you can’t do online   , and one of the more striking and tactile techniques in the print designer’s armoury is die-cutting, writes John L. Walters.

5 September 2008

Two degrees of (colour) separation

Two degrees of (colour) separation

john l. walters

Graphic Rolling Stones artefacts are saved for the nation
It began with a letter – addressed to the designer at the Royal College of Art, writes John L. Walters.

26 August 2008

Chalk and talk

Chalk and talk

john l. walters

‘A Recent History of Writing & Drawing’ at the ICA
It’s not an obvious design or art exhibition – more like an interactive playroom from the design museum of our dreams.
 
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