Design education

11 June 2012

Out of the box

Out of the box

the events department

Eye magazine curates an ‘archive night’ at St Bride Library in London
On Thursday 28 June 2012 we’re inviting a small panel of designers and writers to present their ‘Desert Island Discs’ selection of items from the vast archive of design, typography and printing history at St Bride Library, near Fleet Street in London.

30 May 2012

Noted #37

Noted #37

noted

Brilliant (Four) Corners, St Jude’s in the City, GTF and Andy Cameron
More links and mentions for items recommended by friends and contacts of the Eye team.

29 May 2012

Type Tuesday: West coast ghosts

Type Tuesday: West coast ghosts

john l. walters, type tuesday

This Emigre type specimen celebrates a lost era of LPs and recording studios
I once heard someone dismiss a former boyfriend with the put-down, ‘he’s the sort of person who files his records in alphabetical order.’ Which prompted me to think: ‘what other sort of person is there?’ writes John L. Walters.

28 May 2012

From scraping to chirping

From scraping to chirping

matt edgar, pamela bowman

Manchester’s Future Everything conference looks to everybody’s future
The sold-out ‘Future Everything’ conference was part of a large and wide-ranging programme of events, exhibitions and workshops spread across several Manchester venues, including the ‘Future Everybody’ exhibition, which runs until 12 June 2012.

25 May 2012

Can design do what?

Can design do what?

Dutch conference looks at the potential of design to address social problems
What design can do! (WDCD) was a two-day conference, held earlier this month in Amsterdam, that sought to gather together international design professionals from all disciplines – including architecture, product design, fashion, graphics, etc. – with a view to setting out a new vision for design practice, writes Catherine Dixon.

23 May 2012

Eyeball pleasers

Eyeball pleasers

becky chilcott

St Bride hosts a plethora of pencil-squeezers (and diamond geezers).
STOP PRESS: MAKING PICTURES CONFERENCE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2012. What is an illustrator? According to Martin O’Neill (top), quoting Ian Dury’s ‘There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards’, an illustrator is a ‘Pencil Squeezer, Eyeball Pleaser, Diamond Geezer.’ What do you think, asks Becky Chilcott.

8 May 2012

Type Tuesday: space exploration

Type Tuesday: space exploration

gerry leonidas, type tuesday

Some reflections upon typography & layout (and why palettes are evil)
In ‘Lost in flatlands’ in Eye 80, as part of our special ‘20 years of change’ section, Gerry Leonidas asked: ‘Will the next generation of page layout programs give us back our sense of space?’

3 May 2012

Break out of the cloisters

Break out of the cloisters

jessica jenkins

Explore ‘Socialist Modernity’ at a forthcoming RCA symposium
Venture outside the world of blogs and back-slapping designer conferences, writes Jessica Jenkins. Everyday academic life needs your voices.

4 April 2012

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Mark Thomson reviews the exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers in London
There are few occasions when something is genuinely unmissable, writes Mark Thomson, but for designers and students of design and curating alike, this is one. Hollis may be among the most influential British designers of the past 50 years, but this is the first serious survey of his design work.

21 March 2012

Graphic design reading lists

Graphic design reading lists

How should we choose texts to guide students through the info-blizzard?
Twenty years ago creating a reading list for graphic design students was relatively easy, writes Steve Rigley.
 
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