17 November 2009

Secret identity

Secret identity

camilla grey

The anonymous, edited future of noughties social networking
I recently received a Facebook friend invite from a user name I did not recognise, writes Camilla Grey. Fortunately, the invite was followed by a message announcing that the unfamiliar identity had been assumed by a friend of mine.

16 November 2009

Spraying over the cracks

Spraying over the cracks

daoud sarhandi

Forget new policies – the Mayor of Mexico City wants to respray the taxis
Film director Roman Polanski once wrote that he visualises cities as colours: London, he observed, is red. To which, writes Daoud Sarhandi, I would add ‘and black’. Once upon a time these colours were ubiquitous – before the city’s telephone boxes, letterboxes and buses had facelifts.

13 November 2009

‘N’ is for I ♥ NHS

‘N’ is for I ♥ NHS

Feel the healing power of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
Mr Edwards administers his Friday medicine.

12 November 2009

Signs of Revolt

Signs of Revolt

noel douglas, tony credland

Ten years after Seattle, the visual force of today’s social movements
In November 1999, an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists, shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation, write Tony Credland and Noel Douglas (see ‘Whose Space?’ in Eye 66).

11 November 2009

Never mind the music

Never mind the music

john l. walters

Your chance to vote for the best of 2009’s vinyl sleeve art
Formats come and formats go (and MP3s are going the way of cassettes now that we have room for ALEs), but vinyl has had a surprisingly long afterlife, writes John L. Walters.

11 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Book series

Just Add Stock winner, Book series

The Penguin Magnum series
The Just Add Stock judges had little difficulty deciding the winner of the book series category: The Penguin Magnum Collection.

10 November 2009

Male-gazing in NZ, Russia and NYC

Male-gazing in NZ, Russia and NYC

lynne ciochetto

Lynn Ciochetto on the creation of new needs and markets
Much advertising in the past has been about creating new needs and taboos that can be met by products, writes Lynne Ciochetto, as I noted in my Eye 59 article ‘Advertising and the globalisation of aspiration’. Throughout most of the twentieth century, the focus has been on the female market.

9 November 2009

Clever chameleon

Clever chameleon

Read Rick Poynor’s latest Web-only Critique on the Eye site
Go to the Eye website for Rick Poynor’s Critique about Mono-Kultur,

8 November 2009

Come together

Come together

sara martin

Geneviève Gauckler’s colourful character reference at Kemistry
Paris-based illustrator Geneviève Gauckler has a new exhibition of her work at London’s Kemistry Gallery, writes Sara Martin. We went along to view the work on the opening night (5 November), and there was quite a turn-out:

6 November 2009

‘M’

‘M’

Introducing the mysterious masks of Mr Edwards’ Friday Crap Book
Mumbo-jumbo or mojo rising? It’s Mr Edward’s latest spread.
 
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