October 2016

18 October 2016

Noted #78

Noted #78

Eye editors

TypoCircle exhibition, Arjowiggins paper sample, Double Dagger, D&AD Manual 2016 and SEA 20
Here are a few things – an exhibition, paper sample, letterpress journal, manual and book – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

13 October 2016

Art behind bars

Art behind bars

Steven McCarthy

At a correctional centre in Alaska, the drawings of long-term inmates turn prison walls into mirrors. An essay by Steven McCarthy
To a graffiti artist, a blank wall represents an opportunity for expression, writes Steven McCarthy. For a prisoner, it’s the opposite of opportunity – walls are among the many environmental and social structures that confine them physically and psychologically.

10 October 2016

Books received #23

Books received #23

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When War is Over, Drawn in Stereo, George McGovern & The Democratic Insurgents, The Big Adventure of a Little Line and Money
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

4 October 2016

Giancarlo Ilipriandi (1925-2016)

Giancarlo Ilipriandi (1925-2016)

fedrigoni, milan

A recent interview with the distinguished and prolific Milan designer, who died on 15 September 2016 at the age of 91.

26 September 2016

In and out of your head

In and out of your head

Kevin J. Hunt

‘Björk Digital’ frames the singer’s music in an intimate, uncanny experience
‘Björk Digital’ is a remarkable and intimate way to experience a collection of songs, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

22 September 2016

Coffee in NZ – an unfiltered scrapbook

Coffee in NZ – an unfiltered scrapbook

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Many great projects would never exist without one person’s unreasonable obsession. Did any publisher ever think that what the world needs now is a book about the coffee houses of Wellington, 1939-79? Or commission a focus group to test it?

15 September 2016

Books received #22 (EDA special)

Books received #22 (EDA special)

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Oldřich Hlavsa, Fairy Tales, FBA: O design gráfico como prática de clarificação, Carved Names and El Protectorado español en Marruecos  
The 2016 European Design Awards drew submissions from all across Europe – Poland, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and beyond (including the United Kingdom).

7 September 2016

Noted #77

Noted #77

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Beer cans, Dutch Alphabets, the Global Synthesizer Project, An Anthology of Decorated Papers and Chanced Arm no. 2
Here are a few things – beer cans, books, a sound installation and a magazine – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

2 September 2016

Optimistic tales and theories

Optimistic tales and theories

Roderick Mills

The ICON illustration conference in Texas had both practical pizzazz and academic depth. Roderick Mills, one of the speakers, reports
‘Tall Tales’, the ninth edition of the biennial ICON illustration conference was held in Austin, Texas last month, writes Roderick Mills.

27 August 2016

The ultimate Ultrabold

The ultimate Ultrabold

Ben Weiner

After ten eventful years, St Bride’s house magazine is on pause
The news that St Bride Foundation intends to cease publication of Ultrabold in its present form for the forseeable future is an opportunity to look back on a fruitful ten years, writes Ben Weiner.*
 
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