5 November 2009

Wall to wall

Wall to wall

liz farrelly

Millennium Print Collection at Brighton’s Crane Kalman gallery
Founded in 1998 by photographer and lecturer Jason Shenai, Millennium Images offers more than 20,000 contemporary photographic images for use by the publishing industry, writes Liz Farrelly.

4 November 2009

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

simon esterson

St Bride hails the ‘non-designer’ who’s an unsung hero of British Modernism
The most exciting graphic design exhibition I’ve seen in London recently is at the St Bride Library, writes Simon Esterson. But its subject would never have admitted to being a designer.

4 November 2009

Timeless in Lisbon

Timeless in Lisbon

Linda and Fabien show us their ‘Timeless’ snapshots from Experimenta
Linda Brothwell and Fabien Cappello were among the artists selected for the British Council's ‘Timeless’ exhibition at this year's Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which comes to an end this Sunday (8 November).

3 November 2009

Moving stuff

Moving stuff

Are fifteen points of light enough to define your mood and gender?
It’s quite intriguing, or maybe galling, to discover that your way of walking can be expressed with just fifteeen points. Ivo Wessel’s little iPhone app Walker

1 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

john ridpath, the awards department

Micha Weidmann's cover for the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’
The striking cover of the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’ stood out amongst an otherwise strong field of entries. Won over by the cover’s ‘graphic twist’, the judges were impressed with Micha Weidmann's visual take on the issue’s controversial theme: ‘Why Ma’am Must Go’.

30 October 2009

‘L’ is other people

‘L’ is other people

Mr Edwards pines for a long lost London of red Routemasters
London, lungfish, libido and all things ‘L’ on Mr E’s latest contribution.

30 October 2009

The right lines

The right lines

john l. walters

iwant’s illustrative identity for the London Jazz Festival
Album covers may be a dying art, but design for live music is thriving, writes John L. Walters, and iwant’s identity – brochures, posters, launch invitations (top) and floor vinyl (below), for next month’s London Jazz Festival is an example of what can be achieved when imaginative illustration and design meets a sympathetic music client.

29 October 2009

The seventh Python

The seventh Python

john l. walters

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell) of Hipgnosis, is a star, the prog Peter Saville. Yet he’s off many people’s graphic design radar, writes John L. Walters. Which might be the way he likes it, since he claims to know nothing about typography and disdains illustration.

27 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

dan wilkinson, john ridpath, the awards department

TILT’s environmental graphics for Eversheds’ London headquarters
TILT design, Just Add Stock’s Interiors section winner, had very little competition: only two entries were received for this category. But their winning design is a great and daring example of stock use that would clearly hold its own against a much larger pool of entries.

26 October 2009

Flash in the pan

Flash in the pan

Do social media platforms – Twitter, blogs – make success too easy?
Recently the British public were again treated to another example of the incredible power of Twitter, writes Camilla Grey. As the Twitterverse went up in arms over
 
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