January 2010

8 January 2010

Tools: old friends, new friends

Tools: old friends, new friends

the tools department

Jon Burgerman’s working methods, from felt-tips to tablets
For the first of our new, regular ‘Tools’ posts, Eye talked to illustrator Jon Burgerman about his working methods.

8 January 2010

‘U’ turn

‘U’ turn

Tireless as ever, Mr E goes undercover with another Crap Book special
Mr Edwards celebrates Friday with umbrellas, underwear and an ugly face (or two).

6 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘East Berlin has been sold. It has lost its appeal … now it’s like any other city.’
Not everyone sees Berlin through rose-tinted (designer) glasses. Continuing our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’, Eye spoke to Angela Lorenz, who is leaving the city for Vienna (see Profile: Angela Lorenz in Eye 49).

5 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘Germans are very nice, but they don’t have any idea about structure’
Smashing conventions of Germanic discipline and order, Alessio Leonardi speaks to Eye in the latest instalment of our ‘Berlin snapshots’ (started in Eye 74, our Berlin special). For more on Leonardi, see ‘Lust and likeability’ in Eye 67.

4 January 2010

Margaret Calvert on Top Gear

Margaret Calvert on Top Gear

the video department

The co-designer of Britain’s road signs hits the open road with James May
Last night, UK television viewers were treated to a little piece of living graphic design history – Margaret Calvert appeared on Top Gear, the BBC’s long-running car show.

3 January 2010

Video thrills – the letterpress star

Video thrills – the letterpress star

the video department

Short Vimeo clips from Alan Kitching’s recent Eye talk at Advanced Graphics
We’ve compiled three short video clips from the recent talk at Advanced Graphics. More later.

1 January 2010

‘T’ time

‘T’ time

mr edwards

Mr Edwards rings in the decade with some up-to-the-minute technology
It’s still Friday in some parts of the world, so follow Mr Edwards from tripe to trolly-dolly with another tantalising spread from his Crap Book series.

1 January 2010

Small and perfectly formed

Small and perfectly formed

the picture department

Ken Garland takes another close look at the world around us
In recent years, graphic designer Ken Garland has devoted increasing amounts of his time to photography.

31 December 2009

Seasoned greetings

Seasoned greetings

john l. walters

Designer Christmas cards and the Rhinestone Cowboy syndrome
Sometimes I feel like a Rhinestone Cowboy, writes Eye editor John L. Walters, ‘getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know’.

25 December 2009

Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

mr edwards

Enjoy a festive treat from the colourful world of Mr Edwards
It’s Christmas, and Mr Edwards is on cracking form with a seasonal card adapted from his infamous Crap Book. Read more about him in this blog we made earlier.
 
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