17 March 2010

Think ink

Think ink

the production department

Special colour for calligraffiti on front of Eye 75, our typography special
The cover of Eye 75, out very soon, uses a special colour, a fluorescent Pantone 804.

16 March 2010

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

sally jeffery

70 different ways to get children toSit Down at the Museum of Childhood
Left to themselves, children settling down with a book will almost always drape, wedge, lean, sprawl or up-end themselves, rather than sit nicely on chairs, writes Sally Jeffery. Sit Down is a record of several centuries’ worth of attempted interventions in this unruliness, via means which include trundling about on wheels, free-form lounging, and undisguised restraint.

15 March 2010

Comfort zone

Comfort zone

Do these pictures of abandoned sofas bring calm to urban chaos?
I started photographing abandoned sofas a few years ago, writes Christine Donnier-Valentin. The sofa is an object of comfort in a home, filled with memories of conversations, laughter, tears, play, books, food. And then it is discarded, taken outside and left next to the bins.

12 March 2010

Athens snapshots: pi6

Athens snapshots: pi6

athens snapshots, john ridpath

‘Chaos can be very inspiring - Athens is like work in progress’
After a whistle-stop tour of Athens at this year’s Design Walk, Eye decided to catch up with some Greek designers at a more leisurely pace, writes John Ridpath. First up are communication design agency pi6, founded in 2005 by Rena Chrysikopoulou and Michael David Ochs.

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.
 
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