June 2014

24 June 2014

The last magazine czar

The last magazine czar

Steven Heller

Art director Alex Liberman remembered: ‘His only requirement was that the design make it easy to read the copy.’ Review by Steven Heller
Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) was the first and last twentieth-century magazine czar, writes Steven Heller.

13 June 2014

Noted #61

Noted #61

Eye editors

Off Life, the Guardian app, Ends Meet, degree show invites, Swiss books and OOMK magazine
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 June 2014

Gateway Barcelona

Gateway Barcelona

Astrid Stavro

The city gears up for its annual FADfest, the Festival of All Design. Preview by Astrid Stavro
The FADfest has established a reputation as the largest and most dynamic design event in Spain, writes Astrid Stavro.

30 May 2014

Of monumental proportions

Of monumental proportions

Sarah Snaith

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but worth revisiting regularly, writes Sarah Snaith.

27 May 2014

Type Tuesday: 3 June 2014

Type Tuesday: 3 June 2014

Eye editors

‘The ins and outs of book design’ at St Bride will feature Gerald Cinamon, Jason Godfrey, David Pearson & Clare Skeats and Mark Thomson
Our next Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library, about ‘the ins and outs of book design’, will take place on 3 June 2014.

23 May 2014

An end to the curatocracy?

An end to the curatocracy?

Nick Bell

‘Chaos at the Museum’ burned bright. The event was a rare opportunity to share new visions for the future of exhibition design, writes Nick Bell
The most unusual thing about the London conference ‘Chaos at the Museum’ was that it was devoted to design, writes Nick Bell.

22 May 2014

Recalling a trailblazer

Recalling a trailblazer

Garech Stone

Garech Stone pays tribute to the glory days of Dutch design agency Koeweiden Postma
Last week, memories of the golden age of Dutch Design were evoked as one of its more venerable names faced financial difficulties, writes Garech Stone of The Stone Twins.

21 May 2014

Straight from the gentleman in Whitehall

Straight from the gentleman in Whitehall

Clare Walters

Information posters told British citizens what to do about nearly everything – from posting early to eating potatoes, writes Clare Walters
From protecting national secrets to guiding work choices, from cleaning our teeth to dish-washing, public information posters have advised the British public what to do for generations, writes Clare Walters.

16 May 2014

Noted #60

Noted #60

Eye editors

Maya pictoglyphs, Comics Unmasked, The Believer film issue with John and Faith Hubley, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Chermayeff & Geismar, Office
Here are some links to a few exhibitions, books and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.

14 May 2014

The trade that lost its way

The trade that lost its way

Francis Atterbury

UK book printing is in trouble, says Francis Atterbury. The trade makes truly awful books, while the Private Press lacks content.
There’s a wave of technological revolution hitting the printing industry as new technology and new printing methods promise a revolution in the trade, writes Francis Atterbury.
 
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