13 May 2010

Say the Word

Say the Word

john l. walters

‘Provocations’ prompt Camberwell students to think about type
Yesterday I spent some time at the Wilson Road annexe of University of the Arts London, Camberwell for the ‘Key Ideas’ discussion forum Word, organised in co-operation between Eye magazine and the college, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

11 May 2010

Revalue the dollar

Revalue the dollar

the picture department

How art director Herb Lubalin got his illustrator friends to make money
The third issue of Avant-Garde, May 1968, ran an attention-grabbing feature entitled ‘Revaluation of the Dollar: 19 Artists Design a New One-Dollar Bill.’

6 May 2010

The cover that never was

The cover that never was

john l. walters

Is Chris Ware’s rejected cover for Fortune 500 right on the money?
The world of graphic design is full of images that never were, writes John L. Walters, buried in blogs, and the footnotes to design or cultural history.

5 May 2010

Diagrams of delight

Diagrams of delight

An exhibition by Seoul’s Zero Per Zero at Kemistry Gallery
Zero Per Zero’s first UK exhibition opened last week at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch, writes Sara Martin. The highlights are their re-interpreted transport maps for cities such as Tokyo, New York and their home town of Seoul, South Korea.

4 May 2010

Shoe’s Calligraffiti

Shoe’s Calligraffiti

jane cheng

Ancient craft meets visceral scrawl on the streets of Amsterdam
Niels Shoe Meulman, who practises ‘calligraffiti’ is one of many designers featured in ‘Make each letter shout out loud’ in Eye 75, the latest issue, writes Jane Cheng. You can see a detail of his ‘Duck Rock’ lettering on the cover.

30 April 2010

I’ve seen that face before

I’ve seen that face before

john l. walters

Grace Jones is immortalised in light at Chris Levine’s Vinyl Factory show
Grace Jones may be a face of the 80s, but a new exhibition in London shows her to be both timeless and totally contemporary. The Art Vinyl gallery, a former car park below the Phonica record shop in London, is host to ‘Stillness at the Speed of Light’, a dazzling array of lenticular images by photographer / artist Chris Levine.

28 April 2010

House of the Risograph

House of the Risograph

liz farrelly

Landfill Editions: instant art and design with repurposed technology
Meanwhile, over at the ‘Pick Me Up’ event currently rocking Somerset House, in one of the high ceilinged, wood-panelled rooms off the vaulted gallery, Landfill Editions have installed their new / old gadget, a Risograph machine, a piece of almost obsolete office equipment that’s been repurposed to make nearly instant art, writes Liz Farrelly.

27 April 2010

Schweizer Reize

Schweizer Reize

Swiss travel books and posters at the National Library in Bern
An exhibition of historic Swiss travel books and posters at the Swiss National Library in Bern reminds viewers that tourism in the region is ‘old as the hills’ – and so is the printed matter that it generates, writes Jane Cheng.

25 April 2010

New Aussie anthems

New Aussie anthems

the technology department

‘And he leveraged his assets as he sat and liquidated by the billabong’
As part of a project at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, visitors could insert new words into Australia’s national anthems via SMS.

23 April 2010

West End girls and boys

West End girls and boys

‘Pick Me Up’ puts graphic art and illustration on the London gallery map
‘The west shall shake the east awake … while ye have the night for morn …’ Marshall McLuhan was fond of quoting this poetic nugget from James Joyce’s puntastic Finnegans Wake.
 
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