12 October 2009

Stephen Hawking’s Universe

Stephen Hawking’s Universe

john ridpath

Jared Ficklin’s visualisation from Flash on the Beach
Audio visualisation was a hot topic at last month’s Flash on the Beach, writes John Ridpath, but Jared Ficklin’s sonic experiments stood out for their individuality, drama, and casual disregard for health and safety.

11 October 2009

Significant Objects

Significant Objects

nick asbury

Putting the commercial power of story-telling to the test. On eBay.
An intriguing experiment is taking place to measure the commercial power of the written word, writes Nick Asbury. Significant Objects exposes 100 writers to the most nakedly commercial arena of all: eBay.

9 October 2009

A night at the Loeries

A night at the Loeries

sean o'toole, sean o’toole

South African creativity finds a voice at this year’s awards
‘Woop woop woop korr, korr, korr, korr…’ So goes the call of the crow-sized Knysna Loerie, at least according to my burgundy coloured Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa, an enduring classic in South African book design and illustration, writes Sean O’Toole.

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.
 
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