19 August 2009

Power vacuum, part one

Power vacuum, part one

ksenija berk, q&a, victor margolin

Victor Margolin on design and sustainability
Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a lucid thinker and vivid critic, shared some critical thoughts with Ksenija Berk last winter, in this two-part interview.

18 August 2009

The glamour of ageing

The glamour of ageing

the picture department

Christian Sinibaldi’s portraits in the Guardian’s Eyewitness
Above: portrait of Margaret (Peggy) Smith from the exhibition ‘I Can See Into Your Eyes’ by photographer Christian Sinibaldi, featured in today’s Guardian Eyewitness spread.

17 August 2009

Missing pieces

Missing pieces

david thompson

Watchmen director’s cut on DVD – better than the big screen?
Further to my review of Zack Synder’s film of Watchmen, writes David Thompson, I thought I’d post a few words on the newly-released Director’s Cut DVD. With an extra 24 minutes of footage, the expanded version runs to just over 3 hours and offers a number of improvements on the theatrical release.

14 August 2009

‘A’ on Friday

‘A’ on Friday

mr edwards

Follow Mr Edwards as he leads us through the pages of his Crap Book
  The Eye blog presents the first in a 26-part series of extracts from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards here.)

13 August 2009

A going concern

A going concern

lynne ciochetto

Toilet signage as an international cultural artefact
Toilet signage is such a deeply embedded part of contemporary life, writes Lynne Ciochetto, that most people are oblivious to the layers of meaning embedded in the signs themselves.

12 August 2009

Pin-sharp picture-editing

Pin-sharp picture-editing

john l. walters

The September Issue goes behind the scenes at US Vogue
British magazine editors (and other BSME members) crowded into a smart West End viewing theatre last night for a preview of R. G. Cutler’s documentary (frockumentary?) about the making of US Vogue’s biggest issue, writes John L. Walters.

11 August 2009

The pleasures of browsing

The pleasures of browsing

rick poynor

An exclusive, Web-only Critique by Rick Poynor for the Eye site and blog
In Australia, Rick Poynor plays ‘hotel inspector’ to explore a bookshop that understands its books and readers: Sydney’s Published Art.

10 August 2009

Avoiding the CV-jeebies

Avoiding the CV-jeebies

mike radcliffe

Follow these simple guidelines and keep your curriculum vital
I’ve just churned my way through another mountain of CVs, sent to me in response to some recent job advertisements, writes Represent’s Mike Radcliffe.

7 August 2009

Mr Edwards’ Crap Book

Mr Edwards’ Crap Book

mr edwards

Get ready for the new, regular Friday feature from the scrap-tastic Eye blog
Next week on the Eye blog we’ll be launching the first in a series of 26 visual romps through the pages of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. Each week will feature a different letter of the alphabet to brighten up your Friday.

6 August 2009

Everything and more

Everything and more

liz farrelly

UE’s Matt Pyke and MTV’s ‘international brand refresh’
MTV has recently rolled out an ‘international brand refresh’, to be implemented across the music television network’s 64 main channels, writes Liz Farrelly.
 
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