3 February 2010

Text without type

Text without type

john l. walters

Building Sound: can a website work with just speech, space and colour?
Here’s an interesting sound-based concept – a website that has no type or lettering whatsoever, other than the URL.

2 February 2010

Art for aid

Art for aid

How artists and designers can help the Haiti relief effort with their work
To Haiti with love is a new initiative hoping to raise money to help the situation in Haiti: through digital art sales.

1 February 2010

Action stations

Action stations

the events department

Jonathan Miller explores the analysis and representation of movement
The current Estorick exhibition ‘On the Move: Visualising Action’ is not an art or photography exhibition, though it contains plenty of both. Nor is it strictly about science or technology or cultural history.

29 January 2010

‘XYZ’

‘XYZ’

mr edwards

From x-ray spex to zither, the crapbook reaches an end.
It’s the end of the alphabet, and the end of Mr Edward’s crapbook. But before you shed a tear, cast your eyes over the rest of the alphabet. And, if you want to remember how it all started, read this.

28 January 2010

Serious about design?

Serious about design?

gareth lofthouse

The challenges of designing for a declining market in classical music
Tomorrow’s ‘Design for music’ day at St Bride library includes a panel about design for classical music, writes Gareth Lofthouse. What is interesting about this right now is not so much attempting to provide a visual corollary for abstract music but the challenges presented by a declining market and the imminent redundancy of the CD format.

27 January 2010

Ditto – hard copy

Ditto – hard copy

‘I’d rather reach 100 people who care than 20,000 who don’t give a sh*t’
Some still prefer print, writes Chloë King, but is it sensible to start a small press and launch a printed journal during a recession, now so much is read online?

26 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Florencia Young

Berlin snapshots: Florencia Young

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘Berlin is a magnet, attracting artists from around the world’
Continuing our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’, Argentinian-born designer Florencia Young talks to Eye about her move to the German capital.

25 January 2010

Info design before designers

Info design before designers

simon esterson, the type department

Could today’s professionals learn a thing or two from the Victorians?
Paul Stiff and his colleagues at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading have been researching the everyday printed documents of Victorian life, writes Simon Esterson. The results of their journey through the archives are on show until the end of the week (Fri 29 Jan) at the St Bride Printing Library in the exhibition ‘Designing information before designers’.

22 January 2010

Fighting ‘W’

Fighting ‘W’

Mr Edwards wrestles his way to the end of another week
A double whammy from Mr Edwards as we reach the penultimate spreads of his Crap Book.

21 January 2010

Magnificent obsessions

Magnificent obsessions

john ridpath, the events department

Gearing up for St Bride Library’s ‘Design for music’ day on 29 Jan
Here at Eye we’re getting excited about ‘Design for music / Music and design’, a day of talks and audiovisual treats at St Bride Library on 29 January, writes John Ridpath. It’s the first time that this printing and graphic arts library has put on a music-related event, and it looks like an unmissable line-up (curated by Catherine Dixon and Eye editor John L. Walters).
 
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