May 2009

20 May 2009

Take it from the Top (Applications)

Take it from the Top (Applications)

the paper department

Only a few weeks left to enter printed work for the Fedrigoni Awards
There are just three weeks left to enter your printed work for Fedrigoni’s curiously named ‘Top Applications Award’ 2009. Any project that uses Fedrigoni’s wide range of papers – from packaging to litho and digital print – is eligible to enter. The competition honours everybody involved in the process: clients, printers and designers. The jury includes Eye art director Simon Esterson and Fernando Gutierrez (see Eye no. 36 vol. 9).

19 May 2009

Barry Fantoni’s London show

Barry Fantoni’s London show

liz farrelly

Last chance to scratch the surface of a Sixties satirist
It’s your last chance to catch a small, perfectly formed exhibition of work by Barry Fantoni, featuring his career highlights from the past 50 years, writes Liz Farrelly

18 May 2009

Tolerate this, and your school’s next

Tolerate this, and your school’s next

will holder

Designers deplore plans to sever the Rietveld Academy from its building
Today (18 May, 2009) marks the 42nd birthday of the Rietveld building for the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Yet this anniversary is overshadowed by changes planned for the institution that have only just been revealed to staff and students there. Here designer Will Holder, who has taught there for seven years, explains the situation.

15 May 2009

Kim Hiorthøy strikes again

Kim Hiorthøy strikes again

john l. walters

Cult Norwegian music label produces graphic design monograph (with CDs)
Is the new artefact from Norwegian record label Rune Grammofon a double CD with extended artwork, asks John L. Walters, or a graphic design monograph with a side order of music?

13 May 2009

OFFF goes to Lisbon

OFFF goes to Lisbon

john davey

Born entertainers . . . the living legends of print and pixel
The OFFF festival celebrates its tenth birthday next year. Until last year, it was held in Barcelona, but it has moved to Lisbon for the latest (ninth) event, which took place at the end of last week, reports John Davey.

11 May 2009

‘You can almost smell them.’

‘You can almost smell them.’

the picture department

The sensual, sidelong world of Veronica Bailey’s photographs
A new exhibition in London’s swanky Bond Street shows some of the latest work of photographer-artist Veronica Bailey, whom longtime Eye readers may remember from Sue Steward’s article ‘Torn space’ (Eye no. 59 vol. 15).

8 May 2009

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

jessica jenkins

Re: Reputations of poacher-turned-brandkeeper Ian Anderson and TDR
From Jessica Jenkins Trick or treat? Ian Anderson’s masterstroke of dissolving The Designers Republic and reinventing it as . . . The Designers Republic had the design press falling over themselves.

6 May 2009

Anne Harild’s animations

Anne Harild’s animations

the moving picture department

Urgent dispatches from an unsettling, illustrated future
Danish artist Anne Harild is nominally an illustrator (who studied at the University of the Arts London and at the Royal College of Art), yet her work challenges many interpretations of the term.

1 May 2009

The canon, aimed at your back

The canon, aimed at your back

rick poynor

An exclusive, Web-only Critique by Rick Poynor for the Eye site and blog
Critique, written exclusively for eyemagazine.com and blog.eyemagazine.com This column has never addressed the subject of T-shirts, but we make an exception with the arrival of the Graphic Design Heroes series designed by GenPrag, alias graphic design professor Paul Nini of Ohio State University.

30 April 2009

Beyond ‘VJ culture’

Beyond ‘VJ culture’

john l. walters

Chris Allen’s Light Surgeons have become a serious operation
Christopher Thomas Allen, founder and longest-serving member of the Light Surgeons, gets uneasy when people describe his audiovisual co-operative as the ‘pioneers of VJ culture’.
 
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