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.

22 August 2008

Graphic design on the radio

Graphic design on the radio

Paul Davis reveals all on live radio
OK, it’s not exactly Desert Island Discs, but Graphic design on the radio, presented by Adrian Shaughnessy, is becoming something of an institution.

19 August 2008

Confessions of an awards juror

Confessions of an awards juror

nick bell

Stop worrying about craft and seek the purpose of design, says Nick Bell
Despite being a British graphic designer (a species branded as ‘excessively mean’ by the editor of another design magazine) I really wanted to give a Black (gold) Pencil to some fellow (non-British) designers when I sat on the Book Design jury for the D&AD [Design and Art Direction] Awards earlier this year.

18 August 2008

A persuasive chancer

A persuasive chancer

rick poynor

New Critique by Rick Poynor – exclusive to eyemagazine.com
What is it about the size and weight of the journal format that makes it seem so right just now?

15 August 2008

A party

A party

the magazine department

To celebrate Eye’s independence, our latest issue, and the new Eye blog
A few pictures from the Eye party at Kemistry.

14 August 2008

Le Gun ‘sells out’

Le Gun ‘sells out’

luke pendrell

But are they cut out for mainstream publishing success?
Above: D&AD guest finds someone to take home. (Who is this? let us know!) Photograph: Christine Donnier-Valentin.

8 August 2008

Pushing the envelope

Pushing the envelope

simon esterson

Great British design, deliveredin a plain brown wrapper
Great British Editorial (Barcelona: Index Book, €40), writes Simon Esterson, is a simple idea carried off with confidence: ask lots of studios to send in work, photograph the envelopes it comes in to make the opening spread of each section, and then place the projects as simply as possible on the pages . . . all 648 of them.

7 August 2008

Propaganda on cheap paper

Propaganda on cheap paper

steven heller

In Eye no. 67, Steven Heller reviewed Paper Tigers (Chronicle) the Cushing and Tompkins book about Chinese posters from 1966-76, the period known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. You can read his review here, and see below for some images we didn’t have room to show in the published issue.
 
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