6 March 2015

Ready, Offset, go!

Ready, Offset, go!

Anna Kealey

Annie Atkins and Sue Murphy talk about their Offset 2015 presentations, their award-winning work, Irish design … and gender balance. By Anna Kealey
The Offset conference has a well earned reputation as an egalitarian event with a uniquely Irish quality; there are no VIP areas or Green Rooms. All attendees are given the opportunity to socialise with each other, usually over a pint, writes Anna Kealey.

3 March 2015

Mission America

Mission America

Rick Poynor

New York was Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s kind of town. They were New York’s kind of designers. A profile from the 1980s by Rick Poynor
Entering the New York offices of Massimo and Lella Vignelli is like crossing the threshold of a church, writes Rick Poynor.

27 February 2015

Books received #13

Books received #13

Eye editors

Ligne B, Editorial Design, T: A Typology of T-Shirts, Greetings from Retro Design and The Type Taster
Here’s another round-up of some of the design-related titles piling up at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

24 February 2015

Man on slackwire

Man on slackwire

Eye editors

Paul Davis wears many hats (plus wigs and masks) as both illustrator and artist in his exhibition at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo
The long-standing love affair between illustrator Paul Davis and the art directors and designers of Britain reaches a heartwarming apogee at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (GGG) in Tokyo.

20 February 2015

Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

Eye editors

Fellow designers celebrate the life and work of Massimo Vignelli at an exhibition in San Sebastián
A new exhibition at the Okendo Cultural Centre in San Sebastián, Spain, celebrates the life and work of Massimo Vignelli.

19 February 2015

Word pictures from Yahşibey

Word pictures from Yahşibey

Gülizar Çepoğlu

A workshop for students in Turkey aimed to focus on graphic design’s value and responsibilities, says organiser and lecturer Gülizar Çepoğlu
This summer in the small village of Yahşibey, near the city of Izmir in Turkey, I headed an international workshop on design activism inspired by the Gezi protests, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu.

13 February 2015

Full bleed

Full bleed

John L. Walters

The catalogue for Glenn Ligon’s Come Out evokes the power and brutal claustrophobia of Steve Reich’s 1966 tape composition, first made to raise legal expenses for the Harlem Six.
The catalogue for Glenn Ligon’s Come Out is a picture book full of words, based on a piece of music made of speech, writes John L. Walters.

10 February 2015

Kitching on both sides of the Thames

Kitching on both sides of the Thames

Eye editors

Two London exhibitions show different aspects of Alan Kitching’s typographic design – personal projects and work for the Guardian.
By the end of this week there will be exhibitions of Alan Kitching’s work in both north and south London.

5 February 2015

Mounted, not sprayed

Mounted, not sprayed

Sarah Snaith

International street artists ‘map their spaces’ on the walls of London’s Somerset House
‘Mapping the City’, featuring 50 artists, occupies the New Wing of Somerset House, a space in transition that features bare concrete floors, fireplaces in disrepair and unfinished stonework doorways, writes Sarah Snaith.

21 January 2015

Mirror on the wall

Mirror on the wall

lisbon, newspapers

The global financial crisis sparked the creation of O Espelho (The Mirror) – a wall newspaper for the streets of Lisbon. By Rose Epple
The first appearance of the Portuguese wall newspaper O Espelho – on 12 November 2012 – was timed to coincide with Angela Merkel’s visit to Lisbon, writes Rose Epple.
 
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