24 September 2009

This is a code. Now form a band

This is a code. Now form a band

john l. walters, the technology department

Venn diagrams, metaphors and the spirit of DIY at Flash on the Beach
Another year, another Flash on the Beach. How was it for you, asks John L. Walters?

21 September 2009

A taste of Toxi

A taste of Toxi

the technology department

The Toxiclibs showreel from Karsten Schmidt / Postspectacular
In advance of a much-anticipated new blog by Karsten Schmidt (who also appears at Flash on the Beach on Tuesday afternoon), here’s a short Vimeo overview …

21 September 2009

Berlin snapshots

Berlin snapshots

holly wales

Vernacular moments from a city of artists and outsiders
I find it hugely refreshing not to understand most of the things I look at, writes Holly Wales.

18 September 2009

‘F’ is for Friday

‘F’ is for Friday

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards goes celebrity football crazy …
A collage of ‘celebrity footballers’ in this week’s instalment of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

16 September 2009

Act local, think stencil

Act local, think stencil

anthony burrill

Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce

14 September 2009

Trad: Arr

Trad: Arr

David Owen: Rebranding British folk music and Morris(sey) dancing
David Owen is Britain’s premier ‘folk artist’. His pieces take iconic visual images and subvert them: traditional lyrics are pasted into the speech bubbles of American pop art, and morris dancing outfits are added to The Clash, Morrissey

11 September 2009

Birth of the Modern

Birth of the Modern

Kemistry Gallery pays tribute to Herbert Spencer’s Typographica
What unites 1960s Modernist graphic designers, the editors of Wallpaper* magazine and Hoxton bloggers? Last night it was the opening of the exhibition at Kemistry about Herbert Spencer’s pioneering magazine Typographica.

11 September 2009

Afternoon ‘E’

Afternoon ‘E’

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards brings you Elvis, Eggnog, etc.
Five down, twenty-one to go. As another week draws to a close it’s time for an alphabetical double-helping from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.
 
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