4 June 2010

D&AD awards madness

D&AD awards madness

john ridpath, the awards department

Victory for Spike Jonze, the ‘Trillion Dollar Flyer’ and Apple.com
Last night, the eyes of the creative industry were fixed on London’s Roundhouse for the 2010 D&AD awards ceremony. This year’s President’s Award went to Spike Jonze in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to creativity’.

3 June 2010

Listening to music in Senegal

Listening to music in Senegal

joana monteiro

Let’s work with the concept of ‘listening’ rather than ‘selling’
I wasn’t expecting this in Senegal, writes Joana Monteiro. Technology not only influences culture but it also changes the way we access it.

1 June 2010

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

How we learned to stop worrying about pirates and love type on the Web
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione launched their independent type foundry TypeTogether in 2006. Eye’s Simon Esterson asked Burian about her experiences with Typekit and her views on online typography in general.

30 May 2010

More TYPO Berlin

More TYPO Berlin

robin richmond

Likes and dislikes: part two of Eye’s coverage of the 2010 conference
The fifteenth TYPO Berlin brought together some international heavyweight speakers over three balmy spring days at the Kongressehalle including Jonathan Barnbrook, David Carson, Candy Chang, Jan Chipchase, Fons Hickmann (below), Erik Kessels, Eike König, Joachim Sauter, Carlos Segura and Erik Spiekermann speaking under the banner of ‘Passion’, writes Robin Richmond.

28 May 2010

What’s (first) on your iPad?

What’s (first) on your iPad?

simon esterson

On the day of the iPad’s UK release, The Times unveils its app edition
The Times launched its iPad application today to coincide with the UK launch of the device itself, writes Simon Esterson. The first edition went live at around 6.30am this morning.

26 May 2010

Typeface, the movie

Typeface, the movie

sally jeffery

New designers test old methods at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Typeface, screened last week at the London College of Communication, is billed by its makers as documenting a convergence of modern design and traditional technique, writes Sally Jeffery.

25 May 2010

Thunderer comes out fighting

Thunderer comes out fighting

simon esterson

Will thetimes.co.uk change our view of what an online newspaper looks like?
The new Times website, thetimes.co.uk launched this morning, writes Simon Esterson. There’s a month to sample it on free trial before it goes behind a £2 per week paywall.

24 May 2010

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

robin richmond

Robin Richmond is left wondering what defines value at TYPO Berlin
TYPO Berlin 2010 is Europe’s largest design conference, writes Robin Richmond, with 1500 delegates from eleven countries attending. Proceedings begin a little after 2pm on Thursday, when Erik Spiekermann (below) steps in for the original keynote speaker, Peter Kruse (unable to attend because of illness).

22 May 2010

DIY design

DIY design

rob banham

The 9th annual St Bride Library conference, 27-28 May 2010
A lot of design that’s interesting, different – worth talking about – has an element of DIY, writes Rob Banham. Most obviously when designers become makers and take control of production, but also through self-initiated projects, by breaking away from the styles and conventions of the time, and occasionally even when design is done by people without any formal training.

19 May 2010

Graphics and the uncanny

Graphics and the uncanny

john ridpath, the events department

Rick Poynor revisits the surreal for a show at the Brno Biennial 2010
‘Let us not mince words: the marvellous is always beautiful, anything marvellous is beautiful, in fact only the marvellous is beautiful’ (André Breton, Surrealist Manifesto). At this year’s Brno Biennial, Rick Poynor will be guest curating an exhibition of beautiful, marvellous artwork entitled ‘The Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design’.
 
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