18 January 2010

Signs of the moment

Signs of the moment

Graphics and interaction in the Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist
The Design Museum has just announced the shortlist for the 

17 January 2010

Critique: All mouth and trousers?

Critique: All mouth and trousers?

rick poynor

London designers show how little they care for the poster form
A few months ago, writes Rick Poynor, I was asked by the Design Museum to write a chapter on graphic design for a book entitled Design in Britain (Conran Octopus, October 2009). Wish I’d had the chance, while I was working on it, to see the posters commissioned by the London Design Festival’s founder, John Sorrell, and Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa for the festival in September 2009.

15 January 2010

‘V’

‘V’

Vehicles, vegetables and vikings in this Friday’s Crap Book extravaganza
A visual variety show from Mr Edwards in this week’s spread.

13 January 2010

Where eagles dare

Where eagles dare

john ridpath

Büro Uebele rethinks the German Federal symbol for the Bundestag
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, writes John Ridpath. When Stuttgart–based studio Büro Uebele took part in a competition to design a unified visual identity for the German Bundestag (top), they decided to stick with the familiar: ‘The Bundestag does not need a new logo,’ they explained. ‘It already has a familiar, long-established symbol’.

12 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

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‘I could work anywhere. But I love Berlin as a place, and still feel at home’
Pixel art/design studio eBoy are next up in our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’ - see Eye 74.

11 January 2010

On the shores of the Bosphorus

On the shores of the Bosphorus

gulizar cepoglu

East meets West at International Istanbul Graphic Design Week
Grafist, International Istanbul Graphic Design Week, has been taking place since 1997, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu. Organised by Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Grafist is produced in collaboration with GMK/The Turkish Society of Graphic Designers and is endorsed by ICOGRADA.

8 January 2010

Tools: old friends, new friends

Tools: old friends, new friends

the tools department

Jon Burgerman’s working methods, from felt-tips to tablets
For the first of our new, regular ‘Tools’ posts, Eye talked to illustrator Jon Burgerman about his working methods.

8 January 2010

‘U’ turn

‘U’ turn

Tireless as ever, Mr E goes undercover with another Crap Book special
Mr Edwards celebrates Friday with umbrellas, underwear and an ugly face (or two).

6 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘East Berlin has been sold. It has lost its appeal … now it’s like any other city.’
Not everyone sees Berlin through rose-tinted (designer) glasses. Continuing our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’, Eye spoke to Angela Lorenz, who is leaving the city for Vienna (see Profile: Angela Lorenz in Eye 49).

5 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘Germans are very nice, but they don’t have any idea about structure’
Smashing conventions of Germanic discipline and order, Alessio Leonardi speaks to Eye in the latest instalment of our ‘Berlin snapshots’ (started in Eye 74, our Berlin special). For more on Leonardi, see ‘Lust and likeability’ in Eye 67.
 
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