Magazines

20 September 2010

Music tech mags from 1930

Music tech mags from 1930

john l. walters

New-media fundamentalists, circuit diagrams and a 22.5 lb ‘portable’
A kind neighbour dropped round with two music magazines published in June 1930: Gramophone and The Gramophone Criticwrites John L. Walters. The former still thrives (now owned by Haymarket, one of Eye’s former owners) as the monthly ‘bible’ of classical music, but in its early years it was a more general magazine aimed squarely at early adopters for the latest music media and technology: radio and record players.

3 September 2010

The mag of the blog

The mag of the blog

simon esterson

It’s Nice That gear up to produce their fourth printed edition
The lights burn late around Shoreditch, not only at Eye, but also a couple of streets away where the It’s Nice That team are producing the fourth edition of the magazine from their blog, writes Simon Esterson.

27 August 2010

Merely cosmetic

Merely cosmetic

lynne ciochetto

Are Asian skin-lightening creams being whitewashed for the west?
In the recent era of globalisation of business, the cosmetic and personal product manufacturers are amongst the world’s largest advertisers, writes Lynne Ciochetto.

25 August 2010

Xerox factor

Xerox factor

the events department

The short-lived graphic energy of punk fanzines and posters
In ‘Scribble and strum’, just published in Eye 76, Andrew Losowsky took us through the design of a selection of notable music magazines, past and present.

13 August 2010

Music design in the frame

Music design in the frame

the marketing department

An offer new Eye subscribers can’t refuse – courtesy of Art Vinyl
If you’re in the UK this weekend and going to Vintage at Goodwood, we suggest you say hello to our friends at the Art Vinyl shop in the festival’s ‘high street’.

11 August 2010

Comic serif

Comic serif

the picture department

How Punch magazine turned table talk into cartoons and typography
The British Library have just published a book that explores the inner world of Victorian comic magazine Punch. The Punch Brotherhood, by Patrick Leary, examines the importance of oral culture (or ‘table talk’) in shaping nineteenth-century print culture.

2 August 2010

Music design issue in the making

Music design issue in the making

the production department

Pictures of the latest edition of Eye magazine on press at Beacon
Here, by popular demand (and without commentary) are some pictures of Eye 76, our Music design special issue, on press at Beacon last month.

22 July 2010

Flip fantasia

Flip fantasia

the technology department

Flipboard transforms your Tweets into an impromptu trade journal
People have been getting very excited about the free iPAd app Flipboard, which turns gobbets of social media into magazine-like pages: pictures and text.

16 July 2010

Mirror man

Mirror man

john l. walters, the events department

Roman Cieślewicz shouts, entertains and provokes from the gallery walls
If you see just one design exhibition this summer, make it the Roman Cieślewicz retrospective at the RCA’s Gulbenkian Galleries, writes John L Walters. And see it soon, because it comes to an end in just over three weeks, on Saturday 7 August.

13 July 2010

Back to front

Back to front

michael salu

Why I went to St Bride Library to make Granta’s latest cover
For me St Bride Library has long been an place of fascination and wonder, writes Granta artistic director Michael Salu. I discovered the library a few years ago, while working as a designer at Random House. My first encounter with the oil, wood, metal and the smell of history made an indelible impression on me.
 
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