June 2015

29 June 2015

Was, is & will be

Was, is & will be

John L. Walters

For its 160th anniversary, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph unveils a new masthead, crest and typefaces
Some news outlets have a hard time staying in business for more than a generation. British broadsheet daily The Daily Telegraph celebrates its 160th anniversary this week with a confident redesign that includes a new masthead, crest and bespoke typefaces, writes John L. Walters.

26 June 2015

Exhibition ephemera

Exhibition ephemera

Elizabeth Glickfeld

Graphic designers collect all kinds of ephemera, from boxes crammed with flyers to pinboards covered in cards and clippings. The latest book from Occasional Papers – the imprint founded by designer Sara De Bondt and curator Antony Hudek in 2008 – is a testament to this impulse, writes Elizabeth Glickfeld.

18 June 2015

The man who branded Sainsbury’s

The man who branded Sainsbury’s

Eye editors

Sheffield designer Leonard Beaumont created the UK supermarket’s first postwar identity
Sheffield-born Leonard Beaumont (1891-1986) was the graphic designer who gave Sainsbury’s supermarkets and products a consistent identity in the postwar era.

13 June 2015

Milan in Shoreditch

Milan in Shoreditch

Eye editors

Celebrated at Eye’s 12 June event, ‘Made In Italy’ is a book and an (all-too-short) exhibition with work by Grignani, Iliprandi, Noorda and many more
Eye’s ‘Made In Italy’ event took place on 2015’s hottest day (so far) at a packed Protein Gallery in Shoreditch last night.

8 June 2015

Ghosts of the ghetto

Ghosts of the ghetto

Sarah Snaith

Photographer Henryk Ross risked his life to bear witness to the Holocaust. By Sarah Snaith
The Art Gallery of Ontario is showing a selection of salvaged photographs taken by Jewish photographer Henryk Ross in the Łódź Ghetto in Poland during the Second World War. ‘Memory Unearthed’ offers a rare glimpse into Jewish life during this horrific period in history, showing both everyday life and human suffering, writes Sarah Snaith.

5 June 2015

A glimpse of Italian graphics

A glimpse of Italian graphics

Eye editors

‘Made In Italy’, a brief chance to see the work of midcentury Italian graphic design masters – Friday 12 & Saturday 13 June 2015
Next week there’s a brief chance for Londoners to see work by some postwar masters of Italian graphic design, including Bob Noorda, Heinz Waibl, Giancarlo Iliprandi and Franco Grignani
. Eye magazine will also be hosting a special event on Friday 12 June.

2 June 2015

Retrogressive

Retrogressive

Steven McCarthy

An archive of historical, ‘aw shucks’ clip art shows a clipped version of history, says Steven McCarthy
One afternoon about fifteen years ago, my University of Minnesota office phone rang, writes Steven McCarthy. It was an attorney at law, claiming to represent The Gap, the clothing retailer.

29 May 2015

London’s American poster king

London’s American poster king

Graham Twemlow

McKnight Kauffer’s Modernist posters for London Underground go under the hammer next week. By Graham Twemlow
In the design canon, from a contemporary perspective, the American-born poster artist Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) remains an enigmatic figure. Yet in the 1920s and 1930s he was the most celebrated graphic designer in the UK, writes Graham Twemlow.

21 May 2015

Stuck in the middle of Thatcherism

Stuck in the middle of Thatcherism

Roger Browning

Chris Dorley-Brown’s ‘time travel’ photobook Drivers in the 1980s is reviewed by art director (and car blogger) Roger Browning
Not so much Drivers in the 1980s as East London drivers on Wednesday 20 May 1987. Yes, I wondered why, too, writes Roger Browning.

13 May 2015

Beyond selfish

Beyond selfish

Noel Douglas

Could Selfiecity’s systems of visual analysis one day become a force for the common good?
‘Selfies’ are a cultural phenomenon, and it seems you cannot move for people taking them, writes Noel Douglas.
 
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