4 December 2013

Type Tuesday – 10 December 2013

Type Tuesday – 10 December 2013

Eye editors

Archive night with Lucienne Roberts, Rathna Ramanathan, Fraser Muggeridge, Gerry Leonidas, Ken Garland, Simon Esterson and Martin Andrews
Next week we’ll be hosting another Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London. This time it’s an ‘archive night’ in collaboration with the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

2 December 2013

Books Received #5

Books Received #5

Eye editors

Alphabet postcards, type geeks as ‘birders’, post-digital letterpress, understanding type basics and calligraphy
Here is a brief look at some type-oriented titles that recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

28 November 2013

A century of lick and stick

A century of lick and stick

Meredith Thomas

Michael Russem’s Postage Stamps By AIGA Medalists features graphic design in miniature from 1909-2007
Michael Russem’s book Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists,  showcases almost every known stamp designed by a medallist, writes Meredith Thomas.

22 November 2013

The power of type

The power of type

Sarah Snaith

Unit Editions’ book Type Only documents graphic design – from the late 1990s to the present – that primarily uses typography to illustrate and communicate ideas, writes Sarah Snaith.

18 November 2013

Design city in a hurry

Design city in a hurry

Steve Rigley

Singapore’s graphic design story matches the city-state’s dramatic narrative, but this breathless overview leaves little time for reflection
In the introduction to Independence: The History of Graphic Design in Singpore since the 1990s, author Justin Zhuang quotes Deyan Sudjic, ‘design is the language that a society uses to create objects that reflect its purposes and values’, writes Steve Rigley.

12 November 2013

Insanely integrated, day one

Insanely integrated, day one

John L. Walters

Despite its vague theme of ‘The fluidity in-between …’, the Integrated2013 conference in Antwerp was sharp and entertaining
The biannual Integrated conference organised by Hugo Puttaert, can seem bewilderingly complex at first glance, writes John L. Walters.

8 November 2013

Sweet scrawl of success

Sweet scrawl of success

Meredith Thomas

The authors of Making Great Illustration follow up with some career advice for illustrators
Becoming a Successful Illustrator aims to show students and recent graduates how to forge an illustration career through six colourful and well organised chapters, writes Meredith Thomas.

1 November 2013

Books received #4

Books received #4

Eye editors

Biografiktion, Graffiti School, Travellers’ children, Tretchikoff, Soho divas and Xerography
Biografiktion (Nobrow Press, £18.99, $29.00) is a book of fictional stories about celebrities, set in comic book format.

30 October 2013

The gospel of Dave

The gospel of Dave

John L. Walters

Graphic Renaissance man Dave McKean sings two of his Nine Lives and launches Sandman Overture at Foyles’ 3rd floor gallery
Dave McKean is a prolific illustrator, film director, animator, designer and self-publisher – the bearded Renaissance man of British comic art, writes John L. Walters.

29 October 2013

Tear and share

Tear and share

Meredith Thomas

From Anthony Burrill and Apfel – a book of posters you can pull out and put on your wall
If you have ever wanted to stick one of Anthony Burrill’s prints on your wall, a new book offers many of his ‘greatest hits’ in one volume, printed on heavy paper and perforated for easy removal, writes Meredith Thomas.
 
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