September 2009

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

16 September 2009

Act local, think stencil

Act local, think stencil

anthony burrill

Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce

14 September 2009

Trad: Arr

Trad: Arr

David Owen: Rebranding British folk music and Morris(sey) dancing
David Owen is Britain’s premier ‘folk artist’. His pieces take iconic visual images and subvert them: traditional lyrics are pasted into the speech bubbles of American pop art, and morris dancing outfits are added to The Clash, Morrissey

11 September 2009

Birth of the Modern

Birth of the Modern

Kemistry Gallery pays tribute to Herbert Spencer’s Typographica
What unites 1960s Modernist graphic designers, the editors of Wallpaper* magazine and Hoxton bloggers? Last night it was the opening of the exhibition at Kemistry about Herbert Spencer’s pioneering magazine Typographica.

11 September 2009

Afternoon ‘E’

Afternoon ‘E’

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards brings you Elvis, Eggnog, etc.
Five down, twenty-one to go. As another week draws to a close it’s time for an alphabetical double-helping from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

8 September 2009

Dimensional typography

leslie atzmon

The unbearable flatness of being, by Leslie Atzmon
‘One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path.’

7 September 2009

X-ray flix (MTV #2)

X-ray flix (MTV #2)

liz farrelly, paul ayre

The ingredients that went into Rotterdam’s Fantastic Voyage
Following his previous MTV blog, ‘Hands on’, Paul Ayre describes his work on the motion graphics for the 1997 award ceremony in Rotterdam.

4 September 2009

In the pink

In the pink

Paolozzi and Foreman and Bax and Ballard: the ‘jet age’ family of Ambit
Art, fiction, sex, science and politics: artist Eduardo Paolozzi’s contributions to Ambit are the subject of a new Raven Row exhibition in London, which opens today. John Ridpath attended last night’s private view.

4 September 2009

‘D’ time

‘D’ time

mr edwards

Showroom dummies from the pages of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
It’s Friday so it must be time for the latest double-page spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.
 
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