30 July 2009

Pimp my type

Pimp my type

annabel fraser, selina swayne

Did ‘Type Tart Cards’ face the grotesque reality of prostitution?
‘SHE’S BACK! RAUNCHY ROCKWELL THE SLAB SERIF … KERN ME SILLY’. Enter the world of ‘tart cards’ seen through the eyes of graphic designers, write Annabel Fraser and Selina Swayne.

29 July 2009

Just Add Stock

Just Add Stock

Get your entries in for Eye’s new awards before the deadline of 31 July
Just Add Stock is Eye magazine’s awards project for print or online designs that use stock imagery. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter. The awards are for commissioned design work (made since Jan 08) that uses photographs, illustrations and/or film clips from any image library worldwide. There are nine categories: click on the link to download an entry form while there’s still time before the deadline of 31 July 09.

28 July 2009

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

david thompson

From china tea sets to hyper-real South Yorkshire landscapes
Blank Screen Syndrome, writes David Thompson, is an exhibition/retrospective of work by Phil Wolstenholme, whose computer-generated images and animations have been used by, among others, Warp Records, Gavin Bryars and The Designers Republic (See Reputations, Eye 71). Of these early album sleeves and promotional images, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations are perhaps the most familiar.

27 July 2009

The Form of the Book 6

The Form of the Book 6

fraser muggeridge

Fully Booked vs. Jan Tschichold’sThe Form of the Book; it’s a knockout
In the red corner we have The Form of the Book by Jan Tschichold in 1975 (English translation published by Lund Humphries in 1991) weighing in at 182 pages.

27 July 2009

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

john l. walters

A quality, quarterly broadsheet made by moonlighting journalists
Sitting next to a self-absorbed Telegraph reader on the train last week I was reminded of the public transport of fifteen or twenty years ago, similarly packed and stuffy, but full of broadsheet readers of every political stripe.

23 July 2009

Yellow Submarine models

Yellow Submarine models

paul west

From Paul West’s Collection article in Eye 47. Heinz Edelmann RIP
We published this little Collection piece by Paul West of Form in Eye no. 47, the ‘Cool stuff’ issue, and printed colour pictures of them on the inside covers and subs card (above and below).

22 July 2009

Covers galore

Covers galore

the picture department

Alternative designs for the front and back of Eye 72

21 July 2009

Eno’s Apollo

Eno’s Apollo

the movie department

Sound, vision and another blue-green world at London’s Science Museum
Last night saw the first ever performance of Eno’s Apollo, played live at the Science Museum to accompany a version of Al Reinert’s documentary For All Mankind, his painstaking edit of NASA film footage from the mission to put the first man on the Moon, 21 July 1969.

17 July 2009

Out of the box

Out of the box

the post room

Another mysterious package from the wacky world of design
Sometime, stuff turns up at the Eye office that nobody knows what to do with. Such as this mysterious package. Seems a shame to open it, really. When we have a moment, we’ll let you know what’s in it.

16 July 2009

Pictures for rent

Pictures for rent

the back issue department

Spreads from Abbott Miller’s article about stock photography in Eye 14
In this article from Eye no. 14, Autumn 1994, designer J. Abbott Miller discusses the use of stock photography, ‘which makes up a kind of corporate vernacular that informs almost all levels of graphic design’. You can read an extract from ‘Pictures for rent’ on the Eye website.
 
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