October 2008

8 October 2008

How Mexico went for gold

How Mexico went for gold

A glorious rerun of the 1968 Olympics identity . . . with one omission
I had no idea until a friend mentioned it, writes Daoud Sarhandi. ‘Congratulations,’ he said, ‘the quotes look great.’ Quotes? What quotes? ‘Mexico 1968. In the museum … the Museo de Arte Moderno.’ And so Carolina Rivas and I went, with our daughter, into Mexico City to take a look at ‘Designing Mexico 1968: An Olympic Identity’. Although I hadn't revisited the subject since ‘This is Mexico … this is 1968’ was published in Eye 56 – or rather since I was forced to reply in Eye 59 to a critical letter written by Eduardo Terrazas and Beatrice Trueblood – I felt right at home among the artefacts and epoch in the museum.

7 October 2008

Showbiz kids

Showbiz kids

john l. walters

There are no originals in ‘Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms’
If Andy Warhol had lived to see the proliferation of cheap, flat screens that makes an exhibition like ‘Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms’ possible . . . well he would have been a very happy 80-year-old.

6 October 2008

Q&A with Sara De Bondt

Q&A with Sara De Bondt

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‘I don’t believe in the myth of design geniuses, working on their own’
Above: Signage for Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, made using traditional road sign printing techniques. Design: Sara De Bondt, 2008. Read our Eye 68 Q&A with Sara De Bondt on the Eye site.

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.
 
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