9 October 2009

‘I’ is for Ireland

‘I’ is for Ireland

Hold your fire – it’s Mr Edwards’ highly informative Crap Book
Irish ‘i’s and boys with toys in this week’s spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

8 October 2009

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

dan wilkinson, the awards department

Cover for Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, by Untitled
Entries for the Just Add Stock music category were strong and plentiful, leading to two joint (and very different) winners, the first being this double CD release of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (cover above), from London design practice Untitled.

7 October 2009

It’s an Issuu

It’s an Issuu

the marketing department

Another way to get an idea of the real, printed, physical Eye before you buy
   

7 October 2009

Framing the evidence of war

Framing the evidence of war

rick poynor

An ambitious hybrid combines graphic novel with photojournalism.
If a book like The Photographer already exists (cover pictured above), I have certainly never seen it, writes Rick Poynor. This three-way collaboration between the late French photographer Didier Lefèvre, graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert and graphic designer Frédéric Lemercier is a breathtakingly

6 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Books

Just Add Stock winner, Books

dan wilkinson, the awards department

Henry Sene Yee’s minimalist cover for Dave Cullen’s Columbine
The book category in Eye’s Just Add Stock awards attracted more entries than any other, but our judges were quick to dispense with the more formulaic and generic designs, and focused on a strong shortlist.

5 October 2009

Tactile pleasure, bold layouts

Tactile pleasure, bold layouts

simon esterson

From Bardot to Hollis … plenty to watch and read in the new FILE
The second issue of Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne and Fabio Sebastianelli’s bi-annual FILE is out, writes Simon Esterson. It’s a fascinating project: a large-format 124-page magazine, printed on newsprint with a heavy outer cover and including a DVD with three hours of content.

5 October 2009

All tomorrow’s parties

All tomorrow’s parties

camilla grey

Microsoft gets bruised, but life’s tough in the middle lane
If the recent Microsoft video viral is anything to go by, it seems that the tech and design-savvy among us are both aghast and amused by the concept of Tupperware-style parties where a politically correct mix of ages and ethnicities gather to share their knowledge of Windows 7 over celery sticks and hummus.

2 October 2009

The big ‘H’

The big ‘H’

Cephalic symbols from the mind of Mr Edwards
Get ahead with the indefatigable Mr Edwards.

1 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Identity

Just Add Stock winner, Identity

the awards department

Mat Maitland’s collages for Liverpool Biennial Campaign win Eye award
Mat Maitland took two titles in Eye’s new Just Add Stock awards; he won the identity category outright, and he’s a joint winner in the music category, alongside Untitled (more about the music category in a later post). You can read more about our Just Add Stock awards in the Eye 73, the Autumn issue, out now.

30 September 2009

Only in Berlin

Only in Berlin

holly wales

In the street where no-one steals your shoes, The Devil is a Loser
We arrive deafened by the noise of our cranky bicycles on cobblestones in Kreuzberg to find a pavement littered with hundreds of pairs of shoes, writes Holly Wales, and inside everyone is stepping carefully across a network of Perspex frames on the floor, a mix of socks and pink slippers, everyone is studying all the work with a great deal of curiosity; or perhaps to work out where they should put their feet next.
 
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