30 October 2009

The right lines

The right lines

john l. walters

iwant’s illustrative identity for the London Jazz Festival
Album covers may be a dying art, but design for live music is thriving, writes John L. Walters, and iwant’s identity – brochures, posters, launch invitations (top) and floor vinyl (below), for next month’s London Jazz Festival is an example of what can be achieved when imaginative illustration and design meets a sympathetic music client.

29 October 2009

The seventh Python

The seventh Python

john l. walters

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell) of Hipgnosis, is a star, the prog Peter Saville. Yet he’s off many people’s graphic design radar, writes John L. Walters. Which might be the way he likes it, since he claims to know nothing about typography and disdains illustration.

27 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

dan wilkinson, john ridpath, the awards department

TILT’s environmental graphics for Eversheds’ London headquarters
TILT design, Just Add Stock’s Interiors section winner, had very little competition: only two entries were received for this category. But their winning design is a great and daring example of stock use that would clearly hold its own against a much larger pool of entries.

26 October 2009

Flash in the pan

Flash in the pan

Do social media platforms – Twitter, blogs – make success too easy?
Recently the British public were again treated to another example of the incredible power of Twitter, writes Camilla Grey. As the Twitterverse went up in arms over

24 October 2009

Ink and paper - holding up

Ink and paper - holding up

andy cameron

Another way to decode the future of magazine design?
Colors is a magazine for the rest of the world, writes Andy Cameron of Fabrica.

23 October 2009

‘K’ time

‘K’ time

Get knitted with Mr Edwards’ woolly miscellany
All stitched up on Mr Edwards’ latest Friday spread.

22 October 2009

Music by design

Music by design

john ridpath

Eye goes behind the scenes of next year’s Music Design Awards
The winners of the first ever Music Design Awards will be announced next February, writes John Ridpath. The organisers – Marie Thomas and Matthew Davies – found some time to talk to Eye about this new competition.

21 October 2009

Image loops

Image loops

lee owens, revenge is sweet

Keeping one step ahead of the stock photo police
In the Eye 69 supplement ‘Brought to Light’, John O’Reilly compared stock imagery to pop music, writes Lee Owens of Revenge is Sweet. In his article ‘Straight to no. 1’ John says: ‘A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.’

20 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Lest We Forget – Hat-trick Design's stamp series for Royal Mail
Combining a Remembrance Day poppy with a photograph of the Somme battlefields, Hat-trick’s clever use of stock was the undisputed winner of the Stamps category.

18 October 2009

No more bedtime stories

No more bedtime stories

jason grant

Peter Greenaway’s Tulse Luper VJ Performance at the Brisbane Festival
It’s the death of ‘cinemahhh’, or at least ‘total freedom from classic cinematographic linearity’ reports Jason Grant. It’s messy, exhilarating, beautiful and incessant. Introducing his live multimedia road show The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Peter Greenaway knocks the notion of sitting still in the dark for 120 minutes being spoon-fed ‘bedtime stories for adults’.
 
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