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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.

2 July 2010

Smash hits and ink

Smash hits and ink

john l. walters

Last call for the ‘Ray Lowry: London Calling’ exhibition in East London
Last night’s ‘London Calling’ auction raised around £18,000 for the Ray Lowry foundation.

1 July 2010

Sports, health stats and comic relief

Sports, health stats and comic relief

marianne waller

EDO event explored new possibilities for publishers and editorial designers
Last night was the EDO’s iPad app night at London’s St Bride Library, writes Marianne Waller.

22 June 2010

Graphic jokes in the white cube

Graphic jokes in the white cube

the picture department

Modern Toss do their bit for the economy by flogging more stuff
Jon Link and Mick Bunnage, the duo behind the mischievous Modern Toss opened their ‘London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks Exhibition’ today in Shoreditch at the Maverik Showroom.

20 June 2010

Plucked out of thin air

Plucked out of thin air

the music department

Rose Stallard’s rock’n’roll illustrations for the Guardian’s Glastonbury special
Saturday’s Guardian commissioned rock’n’roll illustrator Rose Stallard to devise images for its Glastonbury special edition of The Guide (above).

28 May 2010

What’s (first) on your iPad?

What’s (first) on your iPad?

simon esterson

On the day of the iPad’s UK release, The Times unveils its app edition
The Times launched its iPad application today to coincide with the UK launch of the device itself, writes Simon Esterson. The first edition went live at around 6.30am this morning.

25 May 2010

Thunderer comes out fighting

Thunderer comes out fighting

simon esterson

Will thetimes.co.uk change our view of what an online newspaper looks like?
The new Times website, thetimes.co.uk launched this morning, writes Simon Esterson. There’s a month to sample it on free trial before it goes behind a £2 per week paywall.

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.
 
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