Magazines

14 March 2011

Art shaped box

Art shaped box

the events department

South African art in a new limited edition portfolio by I-Jusi magazine
South African graphic design magazine I-Jusi was first produced in 1995, designed and founded by Garth Walker (see ‘A New Visual Language for South Africa’ in Eye 50). It was one year after the election of Nelson Mandela as president, and I-Jusi hoped to develop a new kind of visual language for the nation: ‘We like to think of it as Design Power. The power of the creative juices, now that they flow freely in this new South Africa.

7 March 2011

Picturing Ma’am

Picturing Ma’am

john ridpath

From stamps to portraiture: the images of a Royal subject
After a short-lived period of panic and confusion earlier this year, it was announced that – whatever fate befalls Britain’s troubled postal service – the Queen’s head will remain on postage stamps, writes John Ridpath.

1 March 2011

Critique: French connections

Critique: French connections

rick poynor, the magazine department

Back Cover signals an allegiance to graphic design as a serious endeavour
In his latest Web-only Critique, Rick Poynor looks at the French graphic design and typography magazine Back Cover: ‘Any graphic design magazine with an international outlook confronts a huge array of possible subjects. In the seven or eight features per issue published so far, Back Cover has signalled a firm allegiance to rigorous European typography and to visual communication as an essentially serious social and cultural endeavour. Its design by the editors’ studio, deValence – modernist with a few whimsical touches – embodies these apparently resurgent values.’

9 February 2011

Phil Sayer and Robert Marsden

Phil Sayer and Robert Marsden

the picture department

‘Manhattan in Moscow’ and ‘Contradictions’ at the Marsden Woo
Phil Sayer’s photographs of Soviet architecture (below) go on show alongside the uncomprimisingly minimalist metal sculptures of Robert Marsden tonight at the Marsden Woo Gallery in London.

9 February 2011

Seven-colour marathon

Seven-colour marathon

john l. walters, the production department

On press at Pureprint with Simon Esterson; printing the Eye 78 cover
A few weeks ago I went down to Uckfield, to see Eye 78 on press at Pureprint (below, the printers formerly known as Beacon Press), where we have printed Eye since the magazine became independent in April 2008, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

3 February 2011

And more again

And more again

eye editors

Information design and graphics in Eye 78, our biggest ever issue
It has been printed, packaged and delivered to subscribers and bookshops all over the world. But if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a taste of what to look forward to in Eye 78, our biggest ever issue.

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.
 
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