January 2015

16 January 2015

Stepping into stories

Stepping into stories

Clare Walters

The Story Museum in Oxford celebrates the power of fiction with an exhibition that combines spoken word with photography and installation design
The Story Museum, which opened in 2014, occupies an unrefurbished building in the heart of Oxford and ‘26 Characters’ is its inaugural exhibition, writes Clare Walters.

13 January 2015

Beer signs in the grain belt

Beer signs in the grain belt

Steven McCarthy

Water, grain and time converge at the source of the Mississippi in Minnesota. Steven McCarthy tastes the typefaces and signs that brand his local beers
Minnesota has abundant quantities of beer’s two main ingredients: water and grain, writes Steven McCarthy.

31 December 2014

Noted #65

Noted #65

Eye editors

Noble Rot and OOMK magazines, the Redstone Press diary and two calendars in glorious colour
Here are a few things that caught our attention as 2014 crossfades into 2015.

19 December 2014

Books received #12

Books received #12

Eye editors

Cut & Paste: 21st Century Collage, Spitalfields Nippers, A Field Guide to East London Wildlife, Shoreditch Wildlife and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Here are a few books that provided a little relief from Eye’s seasonal hangovers in recent days.

7 December 2014

Plus is more

Plus is more

Sarah Snaith

The cover of Unit Editions’ Type Plus highlights the book’s arguments, writes Sarah Snaith.

4 December 2014

Burroughs in Bloomsbury

Burroughs in Bloomsbury

Catherine Drysdale

October Gallery celebrates the centenary of William S. Burroughs with rare artworks from his archive and tributes from other artists
The October Gallery in Bloomsbury celebrates 100 years since the birth of US author William S. Burroughs (1914-97) with an exhibition that features rare artworks from the private collection of his estate.

1 December 2014

The graphic languages of fashion

The graphic languages of fashion

Colin Davies

Graphic design is woven into fashion culture. ‘Women Fashion Power’ at London’s Design Museum shows how, says Colin Davies
Walking up the stairs to the first-floor gallery space at the Design Museum, London, you get an inclination you might be walking into an explosion, a mini Big Bang, writes Colin Davies.

28 November 2014

Noted #64

Noted #64

Eye editors

Off Life, Type Tuesday, Aglu photobooks, Amore E Piombo and Works That Work
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

18 November 2014

Mirror mirror

Mirror mirror

Kevin J. Hunt

What do the reflections in the images for Bowie’s new compilation tell us about his relationship with the audience? By Kevin J. Hunt
Seeing someone else’s reflection in a mirror is a curious, even disconcertingly uncanny, affair, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

14 November 2014

David Rust 1969-2014

David Rust 1969-2014

Fran├žois Rappo

A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo
David Rust has died at the age of 45, writes François Rappo. He was one of the most brilliant members of a generation of graphic artists who have completely revitalised the landscape of Swiss visual communication over the past twenty years.
 
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