Design education

24 May 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

type tuesday

Faith in asymmetry. John D. Berry on Jan Tschichold and Active Literature
What makes Jan Tschichold so interesting is not his theories but his practice. None of his dogmatic theories would matter much, writes John D. Berry , if he hadn’t been a superb typographer.

12 May 2011

Look behind you

Look behind you

jim aulich

Graphic Design: History in the Making at St Bride Library
Conceived by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet, the one-day conference ‘Graphic Design: History in the Making’ was organised in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes and the Design History Society, writes Jim Aulich.

28 April 2011

4-colour protest.

4-colour protest.

alexander ecob

Proposed print-room relocation provokes a graphic reaction at CSM
‘93 Days to go!’ proclaims the home page of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. However this excitement is not shared by all writes Alexander Ecob, as many staff and students watch the countdown with trepidation.

7 April 2011

Get real. Go!

Get real. Go!

steven mccarthy

Steven McCarthy wonders why US graphic designers don’t get out much
Where are the Americans? Why do international design conferences have such a low turn-out from United States scholars and educators?

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.

10 March 2011

Entente cordiale

Entente cordiale

natalie ferris

A pre-Chaumont RCA show juxtaposes cross-Channel poster art
Posters shout, jostle, and cajole. They blister every surface from bedroom wall to tube-train, from the streets of Manchester to Marseille, writes Natalie Ferris. The exhibition, ‘British Posters / Affiche Françaises’, held briefly at the Royal College of Art from earlier this month, provided a witty moment of reflection.

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.

20 January 2011

Shots in the air

Shots in the air

catherine griffiths

Just thirty-six frames for a (typo) exercise in photographic restraint
Back in 1986, before Wellington Polytechnic had computers, writes Catherine Griffiths, Visual Communication Design students spent big on course materials. One tool our tutors encouraged us to buy was an SLR camera, analogue then – either that, or borrow a school one for which there was a queue.

30 November 2010

Deal with it!

Deal with it!

gill hicks

Design a face for M.A.D.’s student playing card competition
‘Playing for Peace’ – one of our Peace by Design projects – has evolved as part of my new life at M.A.D. (Making A Difference) for Peace, which I set up to communicate the importance of our individual responsibility in creating a world in which extreme conflict is ended, writes Gill Hicks.

24 November 2010

Drumming up new business?

Drumming up new business?

mike radcliffe

Think about your strategy before you start cold calling
The most common problem for small studios is how to bring in new business, writes Represent’s Mike Radcliffe. For a studio to succeed and – more importantly – thrive, it is important to develop a new business strategy that’s consistent, persistent and viewed as a full time activity.
 
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