October 2008

3 October 2008

Rick Poynor responds to ‘New Views 2’

Rick Poynor responds to ‘New Views 2’

rick poynor

‘It’s the end of graphic design as we know it.’ See Eye 69
Insular, egocentric, tongue-tied – and over. Yet if there is more visual communication than ever before, why do educationists insist on lamenting graphic design’s imminent demise? Rick Poynor responds to some perplexing findings at the ‘New Views 2’ conference held at the London College of Communication. Read Rick’s Monitor article ‘It’s the end of graphic design as we know it’ in the latest issue of Eye, no. 69 vol. 18.

1 October 2008

Anxious utopianism

Anxious utopianism

david crowley

How photomontage created the architectural mirages of the 1960s
Top: Altar for the Temple of the Spirit (Sketch for the creation of an altar at the Institute of Kinetics) 1969-70 by Lev Nussberg and Natalia Prokuratov. Image courtesy of Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the State University of New Jersey.

29 September 2008

Visible absence

Visible absence

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Leo Fitzmaurice and the black hole of shopping . . . in Deptford
British artist Leo Fitzmaurice [whose work you can see right now in Deptford High St., above and bottom] has created an aesthetic of what might be called ‘visible absence’, writes David Crowley, in the latest issue of Eye

28 September 2008

Q&A with Adrien Pelletier

Q&A with Adrien Pelletier

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Who cares about graphic design history?
Now see this! Read our Eye 68 Q&A with Adrien Pelletier on the Eye site.

25 September 2008

Q&A with Fraser Muggeridge

Q&A with Fraser Muggeridge

q&a

Who cares about graphic design history?
Fresh content! Read our Eye 68 Q&A with Fraser Muggeridge on the Eye site.

24 September 2008

Revelations in style

Revelations in style

rick poynor

New Critique by Rick Poynor – now published in Eye 69
In the early days of Eye, we ran an article about the New Horizons series of illustrated introductions to the arts, culture and science published by Thames & Hudson.

23 September 2008

How to illustrate

How to illustrate

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Martin O’Neill’s collages burst out of the Guardian’s how-to-write booklets
Guardian (and Observer) readers have been getting a daily dose of Martin O’Neill’s collages in the seven-part ‘How to write’ series of booklets.

22 September 2008

Record design framed

Record design framed

john l. walters

Does ‘Spin’ reduce graphic design to the level of art on a wall?
The Spin exhibition is small, free, easy to find (if you’re in or near London) and won’t take up too much of your time, writes John L.

18 September 2008

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

mike kippenhan

Re: Afterword to ‘Googling the design canon’ – don’t diss the digital
From Mike Kippenhan The idea of inviting a variety of people associated with design to write about ‘neglected classics that take us “beyond the canon”’ resulted in an interesting and enjoyable issue of Eye (no. 68 vol. 17). It was refreshing to be introduced not only to some classics I was unaware of, but also to new contributors who have taken the time to share their ideas and interests.

17 September 2008

Ahead of the deluge

Ahead of the deluge

simon esterson

Refreshed, reshaped and more reflective, Icon moves with the times
Icon, the London-based architecture and design title labels its October edition ‘the redesign issue’,   writes Simon Esterson.
 
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