28 April 2009

Scott Dadich at the EDO

Scott Dadich at the EDO

simon esterson

Star Trek’s sci-fi geekery sugars the science pill of the San Fran mag
Here at Eye Towers we’re all too aware of the joys (and limitations) of making a magazine with a small team, writes Simon Esterson, so it’s always good to be reminded how the big boys do it.

27 April 2009

‘No excuse for an uncomfortable chair’

‘No excuse for an uncomfortable chair’

victoria mcdougall

Helvetica director Gary Hustwit turns his lens on product design
How does the work of designers affect us, asks Objectified, the latest documentary film from Helvetica director Gary Hustwit, which had its first London showing to an enthusiastic full house at the Curzon Cinema in Chelsea on 16 April, writes Victoria McDougall.

23 April 2009

Too good to keep

Too good to keep

the post room

Your chance to win some swag from the Eye postbag
Whether it’s prestigious magazines or calligraphic envelopes, all kinds of amazing (and sometimes baffling) stuff turns up in the Eye postbag.

22 April 2009

Golden age of type blogs 3

Golden age of type blogs 3

the type department

Online resources from type foundries and retailers, etc. . .
Another bloody list. How type sellers [thanks Stephen!] keep in touch with their fans, customers, critics and various random members of the public.

21 April 2009

Think positive, add passion

Think positive, add passion

mike radcliffe

Despatches from the frontline of designer recruitment
We’re picking up, it’s getting busier, exclaims Mike Radcliffe. April is bright, filled with hope and, dare I say, green shoots are appearing. In February, as I wrote in my last blog, freelance design was still being commissioned but agencies were asking talent to reduce their fees.

20 April 2009

Rue Britanica

Rue Britanica

john l. walters

Typeface name changes after Eye magazine goes to press
It’s the moment every journalist and editor dreads. You decide to write an article, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

17 April 2009

David Hillman

David Hillman

simon esterson

Gems from a master of magazine and newspaper art direction
There has been a lot of talk about golden ages on the Eye blog recently, writes Simon Esterson, and at last night’s D&AD conversation between editor Patrick Baglee and designer David Hillman, another golden age flashed before the audience’s eyes: the golden age of magazines and magazine art directors.

17 April 2009

Revival! preview

Revival! preview

the type department

Speed-dating, craft, obsessive photography and The DFC
Revival!: Eighth Annual Friends of St Bride Library Conference St Bride Library, London, 23 and 24 April 2008 This conference, explain the organisers, explores how we reinvigorate contemporary design thinking through a reconsideration of what it is we think we do best. The past has a part to play in such a reconsideration. On offer at this event then are a series of talks and displays, which set out the stories of key practitioners and their re-engagement with what it is they do as designers, writers and makers by looking backward to find fresh creative directions, renewed enthusiasm and a way forward.

16 April 2009

‘Cindy Sherman’ in Mayfair

‘Cindy Sherman’ in Mayfair

wayne ford

Portraits of the artist as a wealthy American matron
Over the past 30 years Cindy Sherman has developed an intimate relationship with her camera, writes Wayne Ford, capturing herself – although these are not mere self-portraits – in varying personas and guises, from the B-list movie characters of her first significant series, ‘Untitled Film Stills’ (1977-80), to her 2004 clowns. Now, in ‘Cindy Sherman’ at Sprüth Magers London, in moneyed Mayfair, she appears as a series of affluent and ageing American women.

16 April 2009

Golden age of type blogs 2

Golden age of type blogs 2

the type department

Ten more to argue about in those precious spare moments
Many of you have already told us what you thought about our choice of the top ten typographic blogs. And some of you complained, in the politest way possible, about the ones that weren’t mentioned.
 
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