Magazines

7 January 2011

Darkness in Shoreditch

Darkness in Shoreditch

alexander ecob

Power cut brings a new slant to ‘taking the lights down’ on Twelfth Night’
I pen this (literally) from my own personal pool of ghostly light writes Alexander Ecob .

30 December 2010

Art and dodging

Art and dodging

UK dismay at spending cuts and tax avoidance finds a graphic outlet
What with student protests, tax cuts and the unions threatening mass strikes, 2010 ends with revolution in the British air. As ever, all this anarchic energy has stirred up a healthy dose of graphic satire and visual unrest, writes John Ridpath.

14 December 2010

Avant G

Avant G

books received

For ‘readers who delight and believe in the validity of artists’ visions’
A new book due to be published by Tate Publishing next year reproduces all six editions of G, the avant-garde journal published by Hans Richter in Berlin between 1923 and 1926.

1 December 2010

Popshot’s illustrated poetry

Popshot’s illustrated poetry

the magazine department

‘We want to be the first result in Google when people type in “brilliant”’
Popshot Magazine is a bi-annual publication that brings together poetry and illustration with an eye for print design.

22 November 2010

The science of magazine design

The science of magazine design

the magazine department

Stack America’s infographic explores the fundamentals of art direction
Few people outside the hothouse world of magazine production realise what a difficult and intellectually demanding job editorial art direction can be, so we are deeply grateful to Eye contributor Andrew Losowsky (of Stack America) for this carefully researched chart by Richard Turley and his team (Rob and Kenton) at Bloomberg Business Week.

17 November 2010

Pictures, poems, short stories

Pictures, poems, short stories

martin bax, martin bax

An exhibition of Ambit magazine covers at Hornsey in London
Our first cover was drawn by Andie Ferguson, an Australian artist who had come to the UK on a scholarship, writes Ambit founder and editor Martin Bax. He’d shown us a draft, which we’d all liked. But when I went round to get the artwork, eager to print the issue, he told me it had only been a rough idea and had since thrown it away.

3 November 2010

Touch of science

Touch of science

the science department

Will the Thunderer’s Eureka iPad app displace its printed supplement?
The Times’s Eureka app for the iPad went on sale from iTunes today, price 59p. The design, by in-house art director Matt Curtis, complements that of the monthly print supplement of the same name (see ‘Pull out pages and panic‘ on the Eye blog) but this ‘Science of Sport’ special comprises all-new content, commissioned and programmed for the app at great expense, with several features that take advantage of the  medium’s advantages and idiosyncracies.

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.
 
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