May 2017

24 May 2017

Books received #26

Books received #26

Eye editors

Frieze, Developing Citizen Designers, Classic Penguin, 2Create and Our World to Change!
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks.

15 May 2017

A sunnier classroom

A sunnier classroom

Andrew Howard

When the world is in flux, book design offers ‘a refuge of certainty’. Andrew Howard explains why he founded the Porto Design Summer School
There is a particularity about the education system which we take as given – that students, from infant school to university, are grouped together according to their age and experience, writes Andrew Howard.

6 May 2017

Characters in search of an emoji

Characters in search of an emoji

Katie Baggs

Can emojis help people with serious difficulties in communication and self-expression? Katie Baggs is on a mission to find the ‘emoji gaps’
For Eye’s quarterly Type Tuesday on 7 March 2017, themed ‘Fists, fleurons & emojis’, I joined designers Alan Kitching, Gavin Lucas and Rian Hughes plus Emojipedia’s Jeremy Burge to chair a panel discussion on non-alphanumeric characters, writes Katie Baggs.

28 April 2017

Noted #81

Noted #81

Eye editors

De Worde, Span, Cashcow Oblique, Bad Decisions and Oz magazine
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

19 April 2017

Winding up with Mills and Beckett

Winding up with Mills and Beckett

John O’Reilly, Russell Mills

John O’Reilly reflects on Samuel Beckett’s Murphy and Russell Mills’s artwork for Picador’s Beckett series published in the late 1970s and early 80s
‘The sun shone having no alternative on the nothing new.’ That was Dublin in 1983 and we laughed appreciatively with the grim humour of Beckett’s opening line in Murphy, writes John O’Reilly.

10 April 2017

Bubbles black as ink

Bubbles black as ink

Barrie Tullett

For the past 28 years, Barrie Tullett has been making a typographic Dante, a project to illustrate all 100 Cantos of the Divine Comedy with letterpress, typewriters and Letraset. He is still in Purgatory … and on show in Dublin.
Appropriately enough, my love affair with typography began with a Lonely Hearts Ad, writes Barrie Tullett.

4 April 2017

Dear Mr Johnston

Dear Mr Johnston

Eiichi Kono

A letter from Eiichi Kono to the designer of Johnston Sans, the famous London Underground typeface
Dear Mr Edward Johnston May I take the liberty of introducing myself so that I can bring you up to date on the fate of your typeface?

20 March 2017

Books received #25

Books received #25

Eye editors

Toujours la même histoire, Make it Now!, Jochen Gerner, Sleeping Beauties and Peter Green
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks.

3 March 2017

Noted #80

Noted #80

Eye editors

Le Petit Néant, Pencil & Help, Tom Gauld’s Mooncop, The Fred and Knife
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

27 February 2017

Games people play

Games people play

Clare Walters

From Senet to Pandemic, the Museum of Childhood’s exhibition ‘Game Plan’ covers five thousand years of fun with board games
If there’s one thing to take away from the ‘Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered’ exhibition is that playing board games is a serious business, writes Clare Walters.
 
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