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.

25 September 2009

‘G’ is for …

‘G’ is for …

More from the febrile brain of Mr Edwards and his Crap Book
‘G’ is for Goons, Gemini, Gestalt, Gesamtkunstwerk and …  glasses. Another gem from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

24 September 2009

This is a code. Now form a band

This is a code. Now form a band

john l. walters, the technology department

Venn diagrams, metaphors and the spirit of DIY at Flash on the Beach
Another year, another Flash on the Beach. How was it for you, asks John L. Walters?

21 September 2009

A taste of Toxi

A taste of Toxi

the technology department

The Toxiclibs showreel from Karsten Schmidt / Postspectacular
In advance of a much-anticipated new blog by Karsten Schmidt (who also appears at Flash on the Beach on Tuesday afternoon), here’s a short Vimeo overview …

21 September 2009

Berlin snapshots

Berlin snapshots

holly wales

Vernacular moments from a city of artists and outsiders
I find it hugely refreshing not to understand most of the things I look at, writes Holly Wales.

18 September 2009

‘F’ is for Friday

‘F’ is for Friday

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards goes celebrity football crazy …
A collage of ‘celebrity footballers’ in this week’s instalment of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

16 September 2009

Act local, think stencil

Act local, think stencil

anthony burrill

Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce
 
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