Book design

15 February 2013

A car and a gun

A car and a gun

Read Rick Poynor’s latest Photo Critique – on the third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood
Rick Poynor’s Web-only Photo Critique ‘Cold-blooded runaways’ is now published on the Eye website. The article looks at the third edition of Christian Patterson’s award-winning photobook Redheaded Peckerwood as an ongoing project.

11 February 2013

Noted #49

Noted #49

Scroll down; paper time capsule; Typography Summer School in two cities; design activism at the V&A; Sketchnotes; icons for data
A few objects, images and forthcoming events that caught our attention in recent weeks …

31 December 2012

Spiral-bound scratchpad

Spiral-bound scratchpad

The 25th Anniversary edition of the Redstone diary assembles visual and verbal ephemera on the subject of ‘language’, from doctors’ private slang to erotic hand gestures.
The annual spiral-bound desk diary from Julian Rothenstein’s Redstone Press usually delivers a quirky collection of literary and graphic ephemera based around a single theme, such as ‘Daring!’ (2003), ‘The Artist’s World’ (2011) and ‘The Senses (2012).

17 December 2012

Noted #47

Noted #47

Christmas gifs, Mel Bochner, hacked embroidery and kaleidoscopic flowers from Kapitza.
Here are some assorted links and things, seasonal or otherwise, suggested by Eye’s friends and family.

5 December 2012

Sticky fingers

Sticky fingers

A new book by Marion Deuchars inspires children to get stuck in and make marks that are truly digital
Marion Deuchars’ Let’s make some great fingerprint art is the latest in her series of books that inspire children to explore artistic practice. The book has the appeal of a half-finished sketchbook, begging for inky fingers and paint-covered hands to fill its pages, writes Sarah Snaith.

28 November 2012

Info design for children

Info design for children

The children’s books produced by Isotype combined child-centred focus with technical accuracy, writes Sue Walker
The Max Parrish Colour Books – described as ‘simple and vivid in colour’ in the publisher’s 1961 catalogue – were designed by Marie Neurath and her team of Isotype designers and artists in the 1950s and 1960s, including Kenneth James, Evelyn Worboys, John Ellis and Barbara Young, writes Sue Walker.

24 October 2012

The Bloomsbury set

The Bloomsbury set

De Bondt, Boom, Burrill, Butterick, Garland, Kubel, Scher and many more make Typo London 2012 a highly ‘Social’ affair. No question about it.
Typo London commenced with graphic designer Sara De Bondt’s fittingly understated introduction, writes Sarah Snaith.

8 August 2012

Chaos and confidence

Chaos and confidence

Next month, Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery will exhibit a survey of Tony Arefin’s graphic design
Tony Arefin’s art catalogues made him one of the most important figures in the British art scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, writes James Langdon. Yet the exhibition I am curating for Ikon Gallery in Birmingham is the first to survey his influential graphic design work.

24 July 2012

Type Tuesday: Presstival

Type Tuesday: Presstival

type tuesday

Preview of a late summer festival for British print and type enthusiasts
We like the sound of ‘Presstival’, otherwise known as the annual open day of the Whittington Press, which takes place on Saturday 1 September this year.

11 July 2012

Type Tuesday: Naked words

Type Tuesday: Naked words

Type-only book covers: austere, functional … or shouting out loud
Once upon a time, book jackets were almost all pure typographic compositions: these were the books one could not judge by their covers, writes Jason Godfrey in ‘Naked words’, Eye 82.
 
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