Posters

26 September 2013

High-priced ephemera

High-priced ephemera

A unique version of Joost Schmidt’s iconic Bauhaus poster may reach a record price at auction. By Graham Twemlow
One year after its blockbuster sale ‘Posters with a Purpose: the London Transport Museum Sale’ (see ‘The purpose of posters’ on the Eye blog) Christie’s South Kensington are staging another one-off poster sale.

12 September 2013

Posters for the blind

Posters for the blind

A one-day typographic poster exhibition in the Hoxton Arches captured football chants in print
‘Glory Glory’ was a one-day poster exhibition and book launch encompassing the sound and spirit of football, writes Abbie Vickress.

30 August 2013

Movie auteur as poster designer

Movie auteur as poster designer

A BFI exhibition shows the posters that multi-tasking Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray designed for his own movies
Satyajit Ray was one of the great auteurs of world cinema, writes Chris Brawn.

8 August 2013

Cover story

Cover story

You’ve seen that face before. But why is Jeanne Moreau (as seen in La Notte) staring soulfully from the cover of Eye 85?
The cover of the current issue, Eye 85, has attracted lots of (largely welcome) attention in recent weeks, writes editor John L. Walters.

29 July 2013

From cave to code

From cave to code

Designer Scott W. Santoro writes about the lessons he learned while producing a textbook for graphic design students
My young son once asked, ‘Why are we here?’, writes Scott W. Santoro. When the question was flipped back to him, ‘Why do you think we are here, Ellis?’, he responded, ‘To learn stuff!’

26 July 2013

Poster-wrap party night

Poster-wrap party night

The V&A’s Friday Lates are an opportunity for graphic design and illustration to invade the museum’s spaces
On the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its doors until 10pm to host themed performances, installations, gallery talks and design workshops. Almost all of these ‘Friday Lates’ are free, and everyone is welcome, writes Holly Harris.

17 July 2013

Best in show

Best in show

Design through a typographic lens – a report from the TDC Awards in New York by Doug Clouse
The Type Directors Club annual competition captures a portrait of design in our time through the lens of typography, writes Doug Clouse.

16 July 2013

Mid-century matters

Mid-century matters

Mid-twentieth century posters catch a contemporary mood at Christie’s vintage poster auction
At a recent Christie’s sale of vintage posters, the most popular represented campaigns from the mid-twentieth century, writes Holly Harris.

4 July 2013

Portrait of a revolution

Portrait of a revolution

How social media gave voice to the Turkish people. Gülizar Çepoğlu reports from Istanbul
Technology has helped forge rebel into artist … and artist into insurgent, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu. Creativity becomes activism through posters, photographs, videos and slogans.

28 June 2013

Two sides of propaganda

Two sides of propaganda

A new exhibition recounts the history of political persuasion, from coins to tweets.
The British Library’s exhibition, ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’, shows a 1982 political cartoon that was drawn shortly after martial law was imposed in Poland. The drawing is of General Jaruzelski, a Polish political leader, attempting to bridge the gap between two sides of a widening chasm. The left side represents propaganda; the right represents reality, writes Katy Canada.
 
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