Magazines

27 June 2011

Labyrinth of magazines

Labyrinth of magazines

john l. walters

Segovia’s Enformato brings together European design / visual culture titles.
Earlier this year, the newly refurbished Palacio Quintanar in Segovia, northern Spain, held an exhibition of nearly four dozen European design / visual culture magazines, (writes Eye editor John L. Walters) including Experimenta and Visual (Spain), Etapes (France), Typo (Czech Republic), Attitude (Portugal), Colors (Italy) and Eye.

23 June 2011

(No) end of print

(No) end of print

steve fisher

Reports of print’s death have been greatly exaggerated
In a Q&A session at the end of the recent Manchester Design Symposium, a question was asked which bristled the neck hairs of the traditionalists in the audience, writes Steve Fisher: is traditional print, as a craft, in danger of being trampled in the stampede towards a digital Shangri-La?

16 June 2011

Letter to Jane

Letter to Jane

alan baines

Graphic Design course director Alan Baines writes to the CSM bosses.
The student protests at University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins (CSM) have highlighted problems with the college’s move to a new site at King’s Cross (KX)  and the relocation of certain print facilities to the Byam Shaw building in Archway, three miles north of the new campus.

1 June 2011

The timelessness of craft

The timelessness of craft

john warwicker

Karel Martens and OASE on show at the Narrows in Melbourne
As founder of Werkplaats Typografie, the two-year masters programme at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and designer of the Dutch architectural journal OASE, Karel Martens is one of the most influential and well respected graphic designers of the past few decades, writes John Warwicker.

16 May 2011

Heroes (and villains?)

Heroes (and villains?)

david thompson

A comic-book version of Colors magazine celebrates real-life activism
The 80th issue of Benetton’s multilingual quarterly Colors takes heroism as its theme, writes David Thompson. Specifically: ‘inspirational characters united by their desire to make this world a better place … Real, extraordinary people helping to save the world, one step at a time.’

9 May 2011

A cigarette with Les Mason

A cigarette with Les Mason

clem devine

Clem Devine’s personal memories of Epicurean’s fiery art director
First of all, smoking is bad, writes Clem Devine. Does that mean drinking is bad, or loving too much, or working too hard? Well, it depends. But yes, smoking is still bad,. This is a painting my Aunt Gail painted of her late husband, also my uncle, Les (Leroy) Mason after his first heart attack.

28 April 2011

Eye ♥ freebies

Eye ♥ freebies

eye editors

A couple of extra treats for UK subscribers, free with Eye 79
Eye’s UK subscribers may have noticed a couple of extras accompanying their copy of the latest issue. First up is Size, Format, Stock , produced by Fenner Paper and Studio8 Design.

13 April 2011

Out of space

Out of space

john ridpath, the events department

Charting the pervasive visual language of science fiction
A forthcoming exhibition about science fiction at the British Library will be full of amazing images as well as stories.

17 March 2011

Young(-ish) guns, having some fun

Young(-ish) guns, having some fun

john l. walters, the events department

The graphic art of ‘Pick Me Up’ on the banks of the Thames
Pick Me Up starts today at London’s Somerset House, the second outing for this ‘Contemporary Graphic Art Fair’ on the banks of the Thames, writes John L. Walters.

15 March 2011

Doing the right thing

Doing the right thing

john ridpath, the events department

UCL seminar to discuss the ethics of graphic design
Back in the summer of 1994, Andrew Howard reminded Eye readers of ‘First Things First’, the 1964 manifesto issued by British designer Ken Garland and a group of twenty-one colleagues (see ‘There is such a thing as society’, Eye 13). Garland et al called for fellow designers to reject the lure of advertising’s filthy lucre in favour of socially useful graphic design.
 
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