6 August 2009

Everything and more

Everything and more

liz farrelly

UE’s Matt Pyke and MTV’s ‘international brand refresh’
MTV has recently rolled out an ‘international brand refresh’, to be implemented across the music television network’s 64 main channels, writes Liz Farrelly.

5 August 2009

Visual rhetoric

Visual rhetoric

leslie atzmon

What we mean when we talk about form, by Leslie Atzmon
Like the late American comedian Rodney Dangerfield, aesthetic form ‘don’t get no respect’, writes Leslie Atzmon.

4 August 2009

Stiff competition

Stiff competition

sara martin

UK Esquire goes hardback for the September issue
The British version of style magazine Esquire has produced something special for its ‘Suit Issue’ in September, writes Sara Martin, in the form of a limited edition, hardback collectors’ edition.

2 August 2009

Sampling the modern

Sampling the modern

liz farrelly

Bill Mackay’s designs for paper company GF Smith
From Eye 72. Opening spread to ‘Sampling the Modern’ an article about two eras of graphic design for paper merchants GF Smith by Bill Mackay and SEA.

31 July 2009

One more day to Just Add Stock

One more day to Just Add Stock

Last chance to enter Eye’s awards for the creative use of library images
It’s your last chance to enter Just Add Stock – Eye magazine’s awards for designs that use library images: photographs, movie clips or illustrations. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter: click on the link NOW to download your entry form – the deadline is today, 31 July 09.

30 July 2009

In the house

In the house

the picture department

At home with Marian Bantjes, subject of Eye 72’s Reputations interview
The summer issue, Eye 72, includes a Reputations interview with Marian Bantjes, with a portrait by photographer Andrew Querner (see opening spread, bottom). Here are some pictures that Andrew took of Marian’s studio, along with her captions.

30 July 2009

Straight to no. 1

Straight to no. 1

john o’reilly

‘A great stock image is like a three-minute pop song’ @JustAddStock
A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.

30 July 2009

Pimp my type

Pimp my type

annabel fraser, selina swayne

Did ‘Type Tart Cards’ face the grotesque reality of prostitution?
‘SHE’S BACK! RAUNCHY ROCKWELL THE SLAB SERIF … KERN ME SILLY’. Enter the world of ‘tart cards’ seen through the eyes of graphic designers, write Annabel Fraser and Selina Swayne.

29 July 2009

Just Add Stock

Just Add Stock

Get your entries in for Eye’s new awards before the deadline of 31 July
Just Add Stock is Eye magazine’s awards project for print or online designs that use stock imagery. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter. The awards are for commissioned design work (made since Jan 08) that uses photographs, illustrations and/or film clips from any image library worldwide. There are nine categories: click on the link to download an entry form while there’s still time before the deadline of 31 July 09.

28 July 2009

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

david thompson

From china tea sets to hyper-real South Yorkshire landscapes
Blank Screen Syndrome, writes David Thompson, is an exhibition/retrospective of work by Phil Wolstenholme, whose computer-generated images and animations have been used by, among others, Warp Records, Gavin Bryars and The Designers Republic (See Reputations, Eye 71). Of these early album sleeves and promotional images, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations are perhaps the most familiar.
 
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