August 2016

7 August 2016

Broadsheet fiction

Broadsheet fiction

Eye editors

Sunday’s New York Times included a section devised by the magazine team, an ‘ink-and-paper’ product not available in digital form
The New York Times published Sunday 7 August 2016 contained a monochrome newsprint section entirely devoted to a piece of fiction – Colson Whitehead’s ‘There was no other way’.

27 July 2016

Noted #76

Noted #76

Eye editors

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 July 2016

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

Fileteado Porteño – past and present

Gustavo Ferrari

A vernacular folk art has become synonymous with the visual identity of Buenos Aires. Gustavo Ferrari explains this extraordinary craft
Fileteado porteño is a traditional Argentinean artform, which began as simple decoration on the trade carts of bread, milk and vegetable sellers in the early twentieth century, writes Gustavo Ferrari.

30 June 2016

What design didn’t do

What design didn’t do

Marina Willer

As a designer I feel guilty, says Marina Willer. Could we have done more to stop Brexit?
Twenty years ago, I chose to move from Brazil to London because it is the most diverse and cosmopolitan city in the world, writes Marina Willer.

28 June 2016

Forging a new society

Forging a new society

Clare Walters

Children’s picturebooks from Soviet Russia. Clare Walters reviews A New Childhood at the House of Illustration
Anyone interested in Russian graphic design and illustration of the early twentieth century, or in the history of children’s picturebooks, will find the current exhibition at the House of Illustration fascinating, writes Clare Walters.

21 June 2016

Typeset in concrete

Typeset in concrete

Jeremy Noel-Tod

Visual poetry crashes into the 21st century in all its brutal beauty. Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing)
The original postwar ‘concrete poetry’ movement, with its aspiration to a utopian ‘supranational’ poetry of untranslatable symbolism, was characterised by an emphasis on type in white space: the flat material surface of ‘rigid, non-sensuous’ printed language, writes Jeremy Noel-Tod.

13 June 2016

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Books received #20 (photobooks)

Eye editors

Wallace’s Road Wallah, Claridge’s East End, Graham’s The Whiteness of the Whale and Connew’s Body of Work
Here are a few photobooks that have recently caught our attention … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

9 June 2016

Bodoni the celebrity

Bodoni the celebrity

Robert Hanks

Giambattista Bodoni was a pioneer, a polymath and a perfectionist printer. Robert Hanks reviews a new book about the man behind the typeface
Anybody with an interest in typography will have come across the name Bodoni; but the reasons for his fame are more obscure, writes Robert Hanks.

2 June 2016

Type Tuesday: COLOUR!

Type Tuesday: COLOUR!

See you at St Bride at 7pm sharp. Another evening in Eye magazine’s series of informal quarterly events about design and visual culture – with Morag Myerscough and Camille Walala
Eye’s next Type Tuesday will feature presentations by two designers who make bold use of colour – Morag Myerscough and Camille Walala.

29 May 2016

Books received #19

Books received #19

Eye editors

The Graphic Design Idea Book, Can You Feel It?, Where’s Warhol?, Martin Parr: Autoportrait and Playful Graphics
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.
 
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