20 April 2010

Street art for the suburbs

Street art for the suburbs

john ridpath

Black Rat gallery’s ‘Now’s the Time’ to open with Fairey, Banksy, Swoon, etc.
Despite decades of critical and mainstream acceptance, street art still occupies an uneasy place in the art world, writes John Ridpath.

19 April 2010

Formats for books

Formats for books

jane cheng

Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing
The uncut booklet that accompanies Hyphen Press’s ‘Formats for books’ exhibition in Birmingham asks for some fiddling, writes Jane Cheng. Much of the content is hidden inside folds or, when the booklet is flattened, upside down.

17 April 2010

House of the rising sun

House of the rising sun

Manifesto design and the colourful visual codes of British party politics
Britain is still rubbing its eyes in amazement since the telectorate voted Nick Clegg the next prime minister last Thursday night, writes Jessica Jenkins.

16 April 2010

Cool for (copy) cats?

Cool for (copy) cats?

sally jeffery

Similarities: from plagiarisation and rip-offs … to homage and inspiration
This seemingly effortless poster by Abram Games, along with its ham-fisted imitator, is one of a riveting set of graphic design images assembled by Bob Caruthers, writes Sally Jeffery.

15 April 2010

Athens snapshots: MNP

Athens snapshots: MNP

athens snapshots, john ridpath

‘Greek design is everywhere … even in multi-photocopied civil service forms’
In this week’s snapshot, Eye catches up with a studio who have designed for some of the biggest names in Greek culture, writes John Ridpath.

14 April 2010

The stetl and the revolution

The stetl and the revolution

El Lissitzky and Jewish picture books in LA: from fantasy to factory
‘Monsters and Miracles’, an exhibition of Jewish picture books, opened on 8 April at the Skirball in Los Angeles, writes Jane Cheng.

13 April 2010

Who’s responsible?

Who’s responsible?

steven mccarthy

We need to redefine the ethical implications of design
The web site of the AIGA Toledo’s Response_ability: Ethics and Sustainability in Design Education conference opens with this 1996 quote by Hans-Rudolf Lutz, writes Steven McCarthy: ‘One of the tragedies of the design scene is that it always acts too late.’

12 April 2010

Bound for glory?

Bound for glory?

the events department

Fraser Muggeridge: current exhibition and July typography summer school
Fraser Muggeridge is one of the three designers recently featured in ‘They work with words’ in Eye 75 (the article will be available online later this week).

9 April 2010

Peake’s Wonderland

Peake’s Wonderland

john ridpath

‘And what is the use of a book, without pictures or conversation?’
Lewis Carroll’s surreal Alice books have provided endless inspiration for visual reworkings, leaving behind a graphic history as unpredictable and contrary as his protagonist’s trip down the rabbit hole, writes John Ridpath.

8 April 2010

Making a difference

Making a difference

the events department

The future’s green, according to the Design Museum
Can designers make a difference? Judging by Sustainable Futures, a new exhibition at London’s Design Museum, the answer is an optimistic ‘yes we can’.
 
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