4 March 2014

Signs for sounds

Signs for sounds

Faye Dowling

A new music video from photographers Broomberg and Chanarin captures the visual eloquence of signing.
Since their days as editors of Colors magazine, photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have become known for their investigative books which explore the language of modern conflict and human consciousness, writes Faye Dowling.

28 February 2014

Design for life

Design for life

Nigel Ball

To mark First Things First’s 50th anniversary – an initiative to update the manifesto’s aims for the digital age
If you are not a graphic designer, you are unlikely to have heard of the ‘First Things First’ manifesto, writes Nigel Ball.

26 February 2014

Graphic design method acting

Graphic design method acting

Joseph Bisat Marshall

When MinaLima took on the Harry Potter franchise, they designed more than graphics – they were designing childhoods
‘The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films’ at London’s St Bride Library was a popular talk that brought J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world into the realities of design for posters, maps and publications, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

20 February 2014

Caught snapping

Caught snapping

Colin Davies

An exhibition of photographs by Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch provides some fresh insights into their work
When you tire of the detritus of uncensored commodity that is London’s Oxford Street, you can escape through a thin slit of an alleyway and find yourself at The Photographers’ Gallery, writes Colin Davies.

14 February 2014

Noted #58

Noted #58

Eye editors

Postcards from the Letterform Archive; Ronan Guillou’s ‘This is Not a Map’ of Las Vegas; No Fixed Format: The Sochi Project; Serco Illustration Prize; Marian Bantjes’ Valentine
Here are a few links to sites, exhibitions and objects that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

13 February 2014

Book of revelations

Book of revelations

David Crowley

Michael Rock delivers more words about buildings and fnord
The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative act, writes David Crowley.

7 February 2014

Curiosity thrills

Curiosity thrills

Sol Kawage

The Design of Understanding 2014 conference took a look beyond information design and graphics … to dolls and data
The Design of Understanding 2014 conference at St Bride Library could have been named The Power of Curiosity, writes Sol Kawage.

4 February 2014

Books received #6

Books received #6

Eye editors

Fabriano, Sint Lucas University, Illustration Next, Roy G. Biv and Eduardo Paolozzi at New Worlds
Here is a brief look at some titles that recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

28 January 2014

Sale of the century?

Sale of the century?

Dan Rhatigan

Antique or academic resource? Dan Rhatigan considers a dilemma: the disposal of type design archives once consigned to the scrapheap
On 5 January 2014, an episode of BBC Television’s popular Antiques Roadshow caught the attention of many typographers and lovers of type, writes Dan Rhatigan.

24 January 2014

Ken Briggs: 1931-2013

Ken Briggs: 1931-2013

Fraser Muggeridge

A great Modernist graphic designer. Fraser Muggeridge pays tribute
Ken Briggs has died at his home in Eltham, South London aged 82 after struggling for several years with Parkinson’s disease. He is best known for the hundreds of posters and programmes he designed for The National Theatre in London during the 1960s, writes Fraser Muggeridge.
 
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