4 August 2008

Not fade away

Not fade away

graphic design history, kenneth fitzgerald, mit, posters

Jacqueline Casey: the foremost US practitioner of the International Style
By selecting Jacqueline Casey as her most underappreciated graphic designer in Eye’s ‘Beyond the canon’ issue (‘Woman at the edge of technology’), Elizabeth Resnick gave a shout-out to my own candidate, writes Kenneth FitzGerald.

2 August 2008

Good at needlework?

Good at needlework?

the research department

Stock seeks your views on the meaning of success for women designers
Jennifer Campbell-Colquhoun and Selina Swayne want to know what you think about graphic design and designers. Their project Stock aims ‘to take a snapshot

31 July 2008

Feel like a beer?

Feel like a beer?

cherriss firbank

Royal College graduates take to the bottles – 27m of them
Artists are often reluctant to be labelled, except perhaps when it comes to seeing their work on a beer label.

30 July 2008

Commercial modernism

Commercial modernism

steven heller

Teague’s modernistic gem gave Kodak a distinct visual personality
The Summer 2008 issue of Eye, no. 68, goes ‘Beyond the canon’ to question and to enlarge the accepted pantheon of graphic design history; here Steven Heller reminds us of a forgotten ‘modernistic gem’.

30 July 2008

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

david thompson

When I asked a member of Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery staff where I’d find the Advanced Beauty exhibition of digital video art, he politely confessed to having no idea what I was talking about, writes David Thompson.

29 July 2008

Googling the canon

Googling the canon

martha scotford

For this special issue of Eye, we put 93 designers into the search engine
Nearly two decades ago, historian Martha Scotford analysed five key books (including Meggs’ History) to discover what the canon of graphic design history might be.

28 July 2008

Don’t blame the Zippos

Don’t blame the Zippos

david barringer

During the 1965-73 Vietnam war, writes David Barringer, American soldiers etched slogans and images on to the metal of the Zippo lighters they carried with them, and which, notoriously, were on occasion used to set huts on fire.

28 July 2008

Founding father of infodesign

Founding father of infodesign

simon esterson

How Will Burtin used design for science in exhibitions and magazines
Above: the walk-in Cell exhibition, a million times larger than life, designed by Will Burtin for UpJohn. From Design and Science: The Life and Work of Will Burtin, reviewed by Eye art director Simon Esterson in Eye no. 68.
 
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