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.

24 February 2010

‘A handbag?’

‘A handbag?’

the type department

Studio8 rebrands Central with a dramatic new custom typeface
Matt Willey and Zoe Bather of Studio8 have just announced their integrated design scheme for the Central School of Speech & Drama, which includes identity design, wayfinding and a custom typeface, Fogerty.

22 February 2010

Discussing the digital

Discussing the digital

liz farrelly

John Maeda on dirt, de-cluttering and the power of art
Even though John Maeda wasn’t officially speaking at the ‘Decoding the Digital’ conference, staged alongside the exhibition ‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, his work and words (from a lecture earlier in that week) were referenced during the proceedings, writes Liz Farrelly.

19 February 2010

20-20 digital hindsight.

20-20 digital hindsight.

honor beddard

Early adopters of computer art and design enter the V&A collections
In the past few years the Victoria and Albert Museum has amassed what is now the national collection of computer-generated art and design, writes V&A curator Honor Beddard.
 
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