28 March 2014

Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope

Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope

Gülizar Çepoğlu

In the run-up to the Turkish elections, designers satirise the actions of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Report by Gülizar Çepoğlu.
A deluge of satirical poster designs and artworks have become a powerful form of protest for Turkish people, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu.

25 March 2014

Typographic freak-out

Typographic freak-out

Tom Harrad

Content Aware typography makes Adobe’s software ‘fail’ in the most interesting way
Content Aware Fill first appeared in Adobe Photoshop CS5, released in 2010, writes Tom Harrad.

19 March 2014

Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

Fraser Muggeridge

What can we learn from Paul Peter Piech? Fraser Muggeridge hails an overlooked but highly original graphic artist
As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the linocut posters and prints of Paul Peter Piech as inspiration for a project, writes Fraser Muggeridge. I hated them.

17 March 2014

Books received #7

Books received #7

Eye editors

Pop Art Design, The Magazine 19, Punk 45, D&AD 2013 and REsolutions
Here are brief reviews of some titles that recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

6 March 2014

Irrational responses

Irrational responses

Joseph Bisat Marshall

GraphicDesign&’s Golden Meaning project provokes designers and illustrators to interpret geometry
Late last month, Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright of GraphicDesign& launched their publication Golden Meaning at the Design Museum, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

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.
 
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