Posters

6 July 2009

Perez Hilton meets Hogarth

Perez Hilton meets Hogarth

steve hare

Why Mother London chose political cartoons for its Schweppes ads
While writing ‘Drawn into conversation’, his article for Eye 72 about brands and illustration, Steve Hare talked to Mother London, the agency behind some highly visible advertising campaigns for Stella and Schweppes. In this interview, Mother’s Kyle Harman-Turner and Josh Engmann talk to Steve about the use of David Watkins’ political cartoons for Schweppes’ ‘Experience Matters’ campaign.

25 June 2009

Save the panda, but keep a low profile

Save the panda, but keep a low profile

steve hare

‘WWF’s logo was part of the problem, so it had to be part of the solution, too’
Is illustration bringing something new to brand communications? For his Eye 72 feature ‘Drawn into conversation’, Steve Hare talked to Johnny Tan, executive creative director of BBH Shanghai, about Jianfeng Pan’s images for the ‘WWF Saves More Than Pandas’ campaign, and the state of the art in the Asia-Pacific region.

25 June 2009

(not so) Secret Blisters

(not so) Secret Blisters

the picture department

Screenprints on show and on sale for one night only
‘Secret Blisters’ takes place on Friday 26 June – it’s a Print Club London event that features screenprints by designer-illustrators such as Si Scott, Paula Castro, Kate Moross, Anthony Burrill, Eine and James Joyce, who’s featured in the latest issue of Eye.

11 June 2009

Beyond our Ken

Beyond our Ken

andrew robertson

Celebrating Ken Briggs’ colourful career at the National Theatre
Graphic designer Ken Briggs is one of the great Kens of 1960s London, writes Andrew Robertson. Possibly not quite as celebrated (or notorious) as Ken Garland, Ken Tynan, Kenneth Williams or Ken ‘Civilisation’ Clark, but always admired and appreciated by other designers for his characteristically British take on Modernism.

17 April 2009

Revival! preview

Revival! preview

the type department

Speed-dating, craft, obsessive photography and The DFC
Revival!: Eighth Annual Friends of St Bride Library Conference St Bride Library, London, 23 and 24 April 2008 This conference, explain the organisers, explores how we reinvigorate contemporary design thinking through a reconsideration of what it is we think we do best. The past has a part to play in such a reconsideration. On offer at this event then are a series of talks and displays, which set out the stories of key practitioners and their re-engagement with what it is they do as designers, writers and makers by looking backward to find fresh creative directions, renewed enthusiasm and a way forward.

7 April 2009

Curwen on the Stone(s)

Curwen on the Stone(s)

the picture department

Pasche’s rock’n’roll posters get the fine printing treatment
Designer John Pasche writes to tell us that his celebrated Rolling Stones posters (see Two degrees of (colour) separation, Eye Blog, September 2008) are available from his new website, rollingstonesposters.co.uk.

20 March 2009

Design auction

Design auction

the picture department

Were you there? How much did you drink? What did you buy?
Photographs: Julian Anderson, juliananderson.co.uk

23 February 2009

Collection by Matt Willey

Collection by Matt Willey

matt willey

Scrapper vs. Slugger. Boxing posters: tough type; bare facts; no fuss
I found these old boxing posters recently and I think they are wonderful, writes Matt Willey. The typefaces and the way they are arranged appeal to me. The arrangement of the type is a result, I presume, of a simple need to get all this information on the poster – nothing more fancy than that.

27 January 2009

Barack, Marvin and John. And Miles

Barack, Marvin and John. And Miles

john l. walters

Now we have a world leader who looks like a visionary musician
Rageh Omaar, speaking on the BBC TV programme This Week, noted that it is easy for western commentators to underestimate the significance of one aspect of Obama’s presidency, writes John L. Walters. That, for the first time, the majority of the world is seeing a US president who is more like them: not white, and with a non-European name.

22 January 2009

Treasure trove of graphic resistance

Treasure trove of graphic resistance

noel douglas

Black Panther: Emory Douglas and the Art of Revolution
What better time to see an exhibition of work by Emory Douglas, the official artist of the Black Panther Party, asks Noel Douglas (no relation – Ed). Like the Panthers, Barack Obama’s campaign also made highly visible use of ‘street’ graphics, with strong networks of grassroots flyposting, and the connections – and differences – between the two periods are made obvious as you walk around Black Panther: Emory Douglas and the Art of Revolution at Urbis in Manchester.
 
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