Book design

3 September 2010

The mag of the blog

The mag of the blog

simon esterson

It’s Nice That gear up to produce their fourth printed edition
The lights burn late around Shoreditch, not only at Eye, but also a couple of streets away where the It’s Nice That team are producing the fourth edition of the magazine from their blog, writes Simon Esterson.

13 July 2010

Back to front

Back to front

michael salu

Why I went to St Bride Library to make Granta’s latest cover
For me St Bride Library has long been an place of fascination and wonder, writes Granta artistic director Michael Salu. I discovered the library a few years ago, while working as a designer at Random House. My first encounter with the oil, wood, metal and the smell of history made an indelible impression on me.

16 June 2010

Electro-Library dreams

Electro-Library dreams

barrie tullett

‘Will the new El Lissitzky please stand up?’ demands Barrie Tullet
First published in Merz No. 4, July 1923, Lissitzky’s manifesto has come of age, writes Barrie Tullett of the Caseroom Press.

19 May 2010

Graphics and the uncanny

Graphics and the uncanny

john ridpath, the events department

Rick Poynor revisits the surreal for a show at the Brno Biennial 2010
‘Let us not mince words: the marvellous is always beautiful, anything marvellous is beautiful, in fact only the marvellous is beautiful’ (André Breton, Surrealist Manifesto). At this year’s Brno Biennial, Rick Poynor will be guest curating an exhibition of beautiful, marvellous artwork entitled ‘The Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design’.

14 May 2010

Paper chase

Paper chase

simon esterson

Last chance to submit your work for Fedrigoni Top Applications Award
If you have produced any work in the last year on Fedrigoni papers there’s only a week or so left to submit your project to the company’s ‘Top Applications Award’ 2010, writes Simon Esterson.

19 April 2010

Formats for books

Formats for books

jane cheng

Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing
The uncut booklet that accompanies Hyphen Press’s ‘Formats for books’ exhibition in Birmingham asks for some fiddling, writes Jane Cheng. Much of the content is hidden inside folds or, when the booklet is flattened, upside down.

14 April 2010

The stetl and the revolution

The stetl and the revolution

El Lissitzky and Jewish picture books in LA: from fantasy to factory
‘Monsters and Miracles’, an exhibition of Jewish picture books, opened on 8 April at the Skirball in Los Angeles, writes Jane Cheng.

12 April 2010

Bound for glory?

Bound for glory?

the events department

Fraser Muggeridge: current exhibition and July typography summer school
Fraser Muggeridge is one of the three designers recently featured in ‘They work with words’ in Eye 75 (the article will be available online later this week).

7 April 2010

Berlin snapshots: Pentagram

Berlin snapshots: Pentagram

berlin snapshots

Wide streets, a metropolitan lifestyle … and major clients
Berlin, according to its charismatic mayor Klaus Wowereit, is ‘poor but sexy’. So it may not be the obvious location for an established international practice such as Pentagram.

30 March 2010

No wasted space

No wasted space

the form of the book

McSweeney’s celebrates its vision of independent publishing
We’ve always had a soft spot for Timothy McSweeney’s quarterly, which wormed its way into our consciousness around the century’s end, and has kept us entertained and stimulated ever since.
 
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