Book design

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.

23 March 2010

Eye 75, a typography special

Eye 75, a typography special

Lettering as illustration, calligraphy, type on the Web and much more
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and bound and is now on its way to subscribers and bookshops and magazine retailers around the world. We hope you enjoy it.

12 March 2010

Athens snapshots: pi6

Athens snapshots: pi6

athens snapshots, john ridpath

‘Chaos can be very inspiring - Athens is like work in progress’
After a whistle-stop tour of Athens at this year’s Design Walk, Eye decided to catch up with some Greek designers at a more leisurely pace, writes John Ridpath. First up are communication design agency pi6, founded in 2005 by Rena Chrysikopoulou and Michael David Ochs.

3 March 2010

‘Unimaginably powerful, infinitely fragile.’

‘Unimaginably powerful, infinitely fragile.’

the form of the book, the technology department

Jason Epstein’s article about digitisation & the future of publishing
This article has been much quoted and Tweeted over the past couple of weeks, but if you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend you get hold of a copy (print or online) and read it in full.
 
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