Magazines

11 May 2010

Revalue the dollar

Revalue the dollar

the picture department

How art director Herb Lubalin got his illustrator friends to make money
The third issue of Avant-Garde, May 1968, ran an attention-grabbing feature entitled ‘Revaluation of the Dollar: 19 Artists Design a New One-Dollar Bill.’

6 May 2010

The cover that never was

The cover that never was

john l. walters

Is Chris Ware’s rejected cover for Fortune 500 right on the money?
The world of graphic design is full of images that never were, writes John L. Walters, buried in blogs, and the footnotes to design or cultural history.

30 March 2010

No wasted space

No wasted space

the form of the book

McSweeney’s celebrates its vision of independent publishing
We’ve always had a soft spot for Timothy McSweeney’s quarterly, which wormed its way into our consciousness around the century’s end, and has kept us entertained and stimulated ever since.

23 March 2010

Eye 75, a typography special

Eye 75, a typography special

Lettering as illustration, calligraphy, type on the Web and much more
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and bound and is now on its way to subscribers and bookshops and magazine retailers around the world. We hope you enjoy it.

17 March 2010

Think ink

Think ink

the production department

Special colour for calligraffiti on front of Eye 75, our typography special
The cover of Eye 75, out very soon, uses a special colour, a fluorescent Pantone 804.

4 March 2010

Up in the Cloud?

Up in the Cloud?

john l. walters

Editors and designers huddle together for ‘What’s on your iPad?’
The sold-out ‘What’s On Your iPad’ event, organised jointly by the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors) and the EDO (Editorial Design Organisation), attracted a broad mix of editors, publishers, designers and art directors, all curious to speculate about what the future might bring, and what their colleagues, rivals, advertisers and publishers might be doing. And where our current jobs might end up, if anywhere.

1 March 2010

Signs of a city

Signs of a city

john ridpath

Eye revisits the typography of Athenian street signs
When Minos Zarifopoulos wrote about Athenian street signs in Eye 45, he worried that a project to remove modern billboards and other ‘visual disturbances’ could give the impression of ‘walking around an open-air museum of how Athens used to be’, writes John Ridpath.

27 January 2010

Ditto – hard copy

Ditto – hard copy

‘I’d rather reach 100 people who care than 20,000 who don’t give a sh*t’
Some still prefer print, writes Chloë King, but is it sensible to start a small press and launch a printed journal during a recession, now so much is read online?

18 December 2009

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

the marketing department

The latest issue is a Berlin special (with added wood type, code and books)
If the weather outside is frightful, we suggest you prepare a hot drink and settle down by the fire with the latest issue of Eye magazine, no. 74 vol. 19.

9 December 2009

The art of mass market mags

The art of mass market mags

the events department

How do you design a cover that sells? Andy Cowles reveals all on 16 Dec 09
With their multiple pictures, blocks of angled type and fluorescent Pantone colours, the covers of the big-circulation weekly magazines might not appear in the D&AD annual. But they are as intensely designed and crafted as any yellow-pencil winner.
 
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