31 July 2013

Books received #2

Books received #2

Eye editors

After Butler’s Wharf from the RCA’s CWAD graduates, Vapourware, Tractor Boys, Map of Days and Abram Games’s Penguin covers

29 July 2013

From cave to code

From cave to code

Scott W. Santoro

Designer Scott W. Santoro writes about the lessons he learned while producing a textbook for graphic design students
My young son once asked, ‘Why are we here?’, writes Scott W. Santoro. When the question was flipped back to him, ‘Why do you think we are here, Ellis?’, he responded, ‘To learn stuff!’

26 July 2013

Poster-wrap party night

Poster-wrap party night

Holly Harris

The V&A’s Friday Lates are an opportunity for graphic design and illustration to invade the museum’s spaces
On the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its doors until 10pm to host themed performances, installations, gallery talks and design workshops. Almost all of these ‘Friday Lates’ are free, and everyone is welcome, writes Holly Harris.

25 July 2013

Panoramic drama

Panoramic drama

Clare Walters

In Limbo, from Full Circle, is an experimental iPhone app that puts you at the centre of a real-time, 360° airport movie short
In Limbo is a short interactive film for the iPhone (4 and above), writes Clare Walters. To watch it, you use your phone like a camera, observing human behaviour in ‘Terminal 8’, a fictional airport departure lounge.

23 July 2013

Riddle of the cube

Riddle of the cube

Jessica Morgan

Established graphic designers struggle with the ‘white cube’ of a gallery space. How can emerging designers explain their work in the crowded environs of a graduate show?
Each year, graduating students of the Visual Communication course at the Royal College of Art are faced with the problem of their final graduate show, writes Jessica Morgan.

19 July 2013

Words in the wool

Words in the wool

Katy Canada

In Yorkshire Sculpture Park, artist Alison Cooper has collaborated with graphic designer Robert Hurst to stencil words on sheep
Write to Roam has visitors flocking to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in the north of England, writes Katy Canada. The project, initiated by local artist Alison Cooper in collaboration with Robert Hurst, uses stencils to spray-paint words directly onto the sides of sheep.

17 July 2013

Best in show

Best in show

Doug Clouse

Design through a typographic lens – a report from the TDC Awards in New York by Doug Clouse
The Type Directors Club annual competition captures a portrait of design in our time through the lens of typography, writes Doug Clouse.

16 July 2013

Mid-century matters

Mid-century matters

Holly Harris

Mid-twentieth century posters catch a contemporary mood at Christie’s vintage poster auction
At a recent Christie’s sale of vintage posters, the most popular represented campaigns from the mid-twentieth century, writes Holly Harris.

15 July 2013

Set the controls for the heart of Dutch design

Set the controls for the heart of Dutch design

Linda Kwon

Open Set summer school tackles autonomy within design culture under the theme of ‘Commonomy’ – with a special offer for Eye blog readers
Design summer programmes offer many enticing reasons to participate, not least of which is the chance to learn from renowned design professionals while gaining new perspectives and experimenting with new design approaches, writes Linda Kwon.

14 July 2013

Books received

Books received

Eye editors

The Roundel, quotes and quips, Various Small Books, interaction design and Unearthing
In the first of a new series of ‘Books received’ blog posts, here is a brief look at some titles that recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.
 
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