Book design

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.

29 June 2012

Graphic and grotesque

Graphic and grotesque

Hidden Treasure shows the human body in all its pathos and horror.
Hidden Treasure is a deceptively innocuous title for a book devoted to pictures of skin diseases, deformity, war wounds, experimental surgery and blood-chilling health warnings, writes Rick Poynor in his latest Critique.

19 June 2012

Type Tuesday: Forward to page 1

Type Tuesday: Forward to page 1

caroline roberts

Managing (Great) expectations with a mix of ‘Pecha Kucha and speed dating’
A thought-provoking evening at the Design Museum marked the launch of Page 1: Great Expectations, the first publication by GraphicDesign&, writes Caroline Roberts.

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.

17 May 2012

Noted #36

Noted #36

Marius Watz, Paul Bommer, info, dogs in cars & vanity Tweet publishing.
Here are a few links that caught our attention over the past few weeks.

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?’
 
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