Design history

27 February 2015

Books received #13

Books received #13

Ligne B, Editorial Design, T: A Typology of T-Shirts, Greetings from Retro Design and The Type Taster
Here’s another round-up of some of the design-related titles piling up at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

20 February 2015

Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

Fellow designers celebrate the life and work of Massimo Vignelli at an exhibition in San Sebastián
A new exhibition at the Okendo Cultural Centre in San Sebastián, Spain, celebrates the life and work of Massimo Vignelli.

14 October 2014

Storytelling on a shoestring

Storytelling on a shoestring

If you have ever enjoyed making things from bits of string and wire, pipe cleaners and fabric, cotton reels and ping-pong balls, this book will surely appeal, writes Clare Walters.

22 September 2014

Futurist at the front

Futurist at the front

A new exhibition shows how C. R. W. Nevinson brought an avant-garde eye to the grim truth of war
As Europe marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a new exhibition of C. R. W. Nevinson’s prints is a bleak reminder of those dark days, writes Clare Walters.

20 September 2014

Village people

Village people

Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 1907 already something of a haven for a growing arts and crafts community when Eric Gill moved there with his expanding family, writes Catherine Dixon.

18 September 2014

AK and A23D on press

AK and A23D on press

Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops, movies (Lost Highway), demonstrations, talks (Paula Scher, Irma Boom), David David’s Carousel Wall in the tunnel entrance, and Barber & Osgerby’s vertiginous Double Space – huge rotating mirrors – in the Raphael Gallery, writes John L Walters.

13 September 2014

Noted #63

Noted #63

Talking statues, Random Spectacular, design trivia, Hat Monkey and Mediteranneo
Here are a few things that recently caught our attention.

28 August 2014

Munari in Milan

Munari in Milan

‘Munari politecnico’, at the Museo del Novecento, champions some less familiar aspects of the Italian designer-artist’s body of work
Bruno Munari was the Richard Feynman of design, an innovator, a born teacher, a jack-of-all-trades with a quixotic nature. He never stopped inventing and questioning.

12 August 2014

When Penguins begat Puffins

When Penguins begat Puffins

The Penguin Collectors Society turns its attention to the influential Puffin imprint for young readers … plus Porpoises, Ptarmigans and Peacocks
On 15 October 2010, the University of Bristol held a study day on Puffin, Penguin’s celebrated children’s imprint, writes Clare Walters.

31 July 2014

Shouting from the library

Shouting from the library

A review of 21 Revolutions by Elizabeth F. Beidler
21 Revolutions tells the story of Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) through the eyes of 42 women – 21 artists and 21 writers – who have created work that responds to the Library’s unique collection of donated materials, writes Elizabeth F. Beidler.
 
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