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.

28 September 2009

Super flexible, Super contemporary

Super flexible, Super contemporary

simon esterson

Last call for the Design Museum’s timeline of London design
This is the last week of the Super Contemporary show at London’s Design Museum, writes Simon Esterson.

28 September 2009

The plight of Tibet – in typography

The plight of Tibet – in typography

the pro bono department

Interview with DAHRA’s Rishi Sodha about 3 Minutes
3 minutes is an elaborate graphic design project, a black slipcase containing eleven sixteen-page booklets (above). And it’s in aid of a good cause, the Tibet Relief Fund. The content – ten moving, often shocking interviews that shed light on ‘the issues faced by the people of Tibet’ – is intended to make us stop and think about the situation, and maybe do something about it.

27 September 2009

Neon lights

Neon lights

sebastian schmidt-tomczak

A review of ‘Cold War Neons’, the final show at Glasgow’s Lighthouse
Curation is a highly context-sensitive undertaking, writes Sebastian Schmidt-Tomczak. Though Glasgow’s Lighthouse is about to close, the building is still open – with a distinct lack of activity on the lower floors. Yet the escalator journey to the top is rewarding: ‘Cold War Neons’, an exhibition of Warsaw’s neonisation programme of the 1960s and 70s is a delightful curatorial achievement.
 
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