Design history

18 November 2013

Design city in a hurry

Design city in a hurry

Singapore’s graphic design story matches the city-state’s dramatic narrative, but this breathless overview leaves little time for reflection
In the introduction to Independence: The History of Graphic Design in Singpore since the 1990s, author Justin Zhuang quotes Deyan Sudjic, ‘design is the language that a society uses to create objects that reflect its purposes and values’, writes Steve Rigley.

12 November 2013

Insanely integrated, day one

Insanely integrated, day one

Despite its vague theme of ‘The fluidity in-between …’, the Integrated2013 conference in Antwerp was sharp and entertaining
The biannual Integrated conference organised by Hugo Puttaert, can seem bewilderingly complex at first glance, writes John L. Walters.

23 October 2013

Whodunnit?

Whodunnit?

Last few days to catch the exhibition ‘Romek Marber: Graphics’ at the Minories in Colchester.
If you live within a few hours of Colchester in Essex, I strongly recommend a visit to the ‘Romek Marber: Graphics’ exhibition, which runs until Saturday 26 October 2013, writes John L. Walters.

14 October 2013

Collaboratively speaking

Collaboratively speaking

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

11 October 2013

Chat show

Chat show

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from day one of the AGI Open conference in London, where the theme was ‘dialogue’
London’s AGI Open set out to shun the standard conference show-and-tell format, and to bring ‘dialogue’ to the stage, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

8 October 2013

Archive night in Amsterdam

Archive night in Amsterdam

If you’re in Amsterdam, please come to Eye’s Dutch ‘Archive night’ at the Aula – admission free
The next Eye ‘Archive night’ takes place in Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 October, from 6-7.30pm at the Aula, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam.

3 October 2013

Sonic treasure chest

Sonic treasure chest

Graphic scores go on the road – played by an alchemical, avant-garde supergroup of musicians prepared to turn line, type and image into sound
This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).

1 October 2013

Seymour and Milton

Seymour and Milton

A poster show at Kemistry Gallery celebrates two founders of New York’s Push Pin studio
A current exhibition at the small Kemistry gallery in Shoreditch features posters by Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, two of the founders of New York’s celebrated Push Pin studio. We asked Kemistry founder Graham McCallum about his love for their work.

26 September 2013

High-priced ephemera

High-priced ephemera

A unique version of Joost Schmidt’s iconic Bauhaus poster may reach a record price at auction. By Graham Twemlow
One year after its blockbuster sale ‘Posters with a Purpose: the London Transport Museum Sale’ (see ‘The purpose of posters’ on the Eye blog) Christie’s South Kensington are staging another one-off poster sale.

16 September 2013

Even further beyond Beck

Even further beyond Beck

Extended review: Rob Waller takes a closer look at Underground Maps Unravelled by psychologist Maxwell Roberts
Harry Beck’s underground map has to be the most celebrated and discussed instance of information design, writes Rob Waller.
 
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