10 March 2010

LA logo attack

LA logo attack

H5’s ‘highly caffeinated’ Logorama wins the Oscar for best short film
Earlier this week, H5’s Logorama won the Academy Award for best animated short. Here’s the film, followed by Matt Soar’s review from the current issue of Eye.

9 March 2010

Fit to print

Fit to print

chloë king

Newspaper Club shows what we can do with tomorrow’s papers
Newspaper Club didn’t think they had a hope of following Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster and winning the Graphics category at the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2010, writes Chloë King.

8 March 2010

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

sally jeffery

Eye looks back at 1970s campaign posters on International Women’s Day
These campaign posters may never have been widely seen, but they should be, writes Sally Jeffery. They are up on the walls again now for ‘Ms Understood’, an exhibition at the Women’s Library in Whitechapel, London now extended until 17 April.

7 March 2010

Grease is the Word

Grease is the Word

The chipboard lexicon of London’s latest literary festival
Eye visited The Chip Shop run by the Henningham Family Press at the launch of the London Word Festival, which started on Sunday 7 March 2010.

4 March 2010

Up in the Cloud?

Up in the Cloud?

john l. walters

Editors and designers huddle together for ‘What’s on your iPad?’
The sold-out ‘What’s On Your iPad’ event, organised jointly by the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors) and the EDO (Editorial Design Organisation), attracted a broad mix of editors, publishers, designers and art directors, all curious to speculate about what the future might bring, and what their colleagues, rivals, advertisers and publishers might be doing. And where our current jobs might end up, if anywhere.

3 March 2010

‘Unimaginably powerful, infinitely fragile.’

‘Unimaginably powerful, infinitely fragile.’

the form of the book, the technology department

Jason Epstein’s article about digitisation & the future of publishing
This article has been much quoted and Tweeted over the past couple of weeks, but if you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend you get hold of a copy (print or online) and read it in full.

1 March 2010

Signs of a city

Signs of a city

john ridpath

Eye revisits the typography of Athenian street signs
When Minos Zarifopoulos wrote about Athenian street signs in Eye 45, he worried that a project to remove modern billboards and other ‘visual disturbances’ could give the impression of ‘walking around an open-air museum of how Athens used to be’, writes John Ridpath.

26 February 2010

Back to the future

Back to the future

liz farrelly

Day two at the ‘Decoding the digital’ conference at the V&A
Day two of the ‘Decoding the Digital’, conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, kicked off with a change of scene, writes Liz Farrelly.

26 February 2010

Glamour profession

Glamour profession

the fashion department

Anthony Burrill’s graphics for Jenny Packham at London Fashion Week
‘It was all my favourite things in one place,’ says Anthony Burrill, delighted by his latest venture into the world of high fashion.

25 February 2010

The Wm. Morris code

The Wm. Morris code

liz farrelly

Finding digital roots in the Arts and Crafts Movement
The first day of the ‘Decoding the Digital’ conference (Victoria and Albert Museum, London 4-5 February 2010) conference was ground-breaking, writes Liz Farrelly, welcoming a new V&A collection, and pointing up areas of art and design history that still need writing.
 
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