2 September 2009

We can be heroes

We can be heroes

john l. walters

Pentagram’s monster rock rebrand takes Guitar Hero up to eleven
Eye editor John L. Walters talks to Pentagram’s Michael Bierut about the new ‘brand architecture’ for Guitar Hero and its forthcoming spin-off games.

1 September 2009

Hands on

Hands on

liz farrelly, paul ayre

Adding soul (and soil) to the television test card, MTV EMA part 1
‘Fired up and hired’, Liz Farrelly’s Eye 72 article about MTV includes several examples of the channel’s approach to design and animation. In this two-part blog, Paul Ayre, former head of On-Air Graphics at MTV, writes about his methods.

28 August 2009

In ‘C’

In ‘C’

mr edwards

A non-minimalist spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. Click here (sorry, Brendan) for more about Mr Edwards.

27 August 2009

Sam Haskins and other stories

Sam Haskins and other stories

wayne ford

The South African photographer with a graphic edge
‘Sam Haskins is an important photographer. There, I’ve said it!’ This is the first line from acclaimed editor and critic Bill Jay’s* Album (Nazraeli Press, 2007) entry on South African born photographer Sam Haskins. Like Jay, I, too, believe that Haskins is an important photographer, writes Wayne Ford. Haskins’ influence is like a string of DNA that can be seen throughout contemporary photography – particularly fashion photography.

24 August 2009

Before the lens

Before the lens

The fantastical power of the stylist in fashion photography
Fashion makes the world go round; without the regular, twice-yearly renewal of consumer interest in making ourselves over, and over, the garment, textile and footwear industries would never sustain the globally-dominant brands and designer labels we’ve come to love or loathe.

21 August 2009

‘B’ on Friday

‘B’ on Friday

Mr Edwards is back with another spread from his Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards.)

20 August 2009

Power vacuum, part two

Power vacuum, part two

ksenija berk, q&a, victor margolin

More on design and sustainability. Eye blog interview with Victor Margolin
Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a lucid thinker and vivid critic, shared some critical thoughts with Ksenija Berk last winter. Part two of a two-part interview (part one published yesterday).

19 August 2009

Power vacuum, part one

Power vacuum, part one

ksenija berk, q&a, victor margolin

Victor Margolin on design and sustainability
Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a lucid thinker and vivid critic, shared some critical thoughts with Ksenija Berk last winter, in this two-part interview.

18 August 2009

The glamour of ageing

The glamour of ageing

the picture department

Christian Sinibaldi’s portraits in the Guardian’s Eyewitness
Above: portrait of Margaret (Peggy) Smith from the exhibition ‘I Can See Into Your Eyes’ by photographer Christian Sinibaldi, featured in today’s Guardian Eyewitness spread.

17 August 2009

Missing pieces

Missing pieces

david thompson

Watchmen director’s cut on DVD – better than the big screen?
Further to my review of Zack Synder’s film of Watchmen, writes David Thompson, I thought I’d post a few words on the newly-released Director’s Cut DVD. With an extra 24 minutes of footage, the expanded version runs to just over 3 hours and offers a number of improvements on the theatrical release.
 
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