February 2010

15 February 2010

Volkssport design

Volkssport design

florian schmidt

Is the design profession at risk thanks to hordes of Web-savvy amateurs?
Here’s Adam Simpson’s illustration (top), which we commissioned for Florian Schmidt’s Eye education article ‘Volkssport design – live and let live?’ (which you can read in Eye 74, out now, below, and online).

12 February 2010

Athenian walkways

Athenian walkways

Design Walk 2010 asks: where is this thing called ‘Greek design’?
Last week Eye was invited to take part in the fourth annual Design Walk in Athens, writes John Ridpath. The event showcased thirteen local studios, and curators Double Decker set each team of designers a different brief based upon the central theme of ‘Poles Apart’.

10 February 2010

Mining the graphic mother-lode

Mining the graphic mother-lode

Read the latest Web-only Critique from Rick Poynor on the Eye website
Rick Poynor’s latest Critique is now live on the Eye site.

8 February 2010

Town of type

Town of type

the events department

Revisiting the book designers of St Gallen, Switzerland
St Gallen in northeastern Switzerland is renowned for its Abbey Library, with its valuable medieval collection.

5 February 2010

Lost for words

Lost for words

jane cheng

Designing new sentences from the latest dictionary additions
OK-RM’s cumulative new year publication series asks where English culture is, and what it means to be an English graphic designer, writes Jane Cheng. In other words is an eight-page booklet that proposes to use in sentences sixteen of the new words added to or modified by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) during the past year.

3 February 2010

Text without type

Text without type

john l. walters

Building Sound: can a website work with just speech, space and colour?
Here’s an interesting sound-based concept – a website that has no type or lettering whatsoever, other than the URL.

2 February 2010

Art for aid

Art for aid

How artists and designers can help the Haiti relief effort with their work
To Haiti with love is a new initiative hoping to raise money to help the situation in Haiti: through digital art sales.

1 February 2010

Action stations

Action stations

the events department

Jonathan Miller explores the analysis and representation of movement
The current Estorick exhibition ‘On the Move: Visualising Action’ is not an art or photography exhibition, though it contains plenty of both. Nor is it strictly about science or technology or cultural history.

29 January 2010

‘XYZ’

‘XYZ’

mr edwards

From x-ray spex to zither, the crapbook reaches an end.
It’s the end of the alphabet, and the end of Mr Edward’s crapbook. But before you shed a tear, cast your eyes over the rest of the alphabet. And, if you want to remember how it all started, read this.

28 January 2010

Serious about design?

Serious about design?

gareth lofthouse

The challenges of designing for a declining market in classical music
Tomorrow’s ‘Design for music’ day at St Bride library includes a panel about design for classical music, writes Gareth Lofthouse. What is interesting about this right now is not so much attempting to provide a visual corollary for abstract music but the challenges presented by a declining market and the imminent redundancy of the CD format.
 
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