Book design

3 May 2012

Open and shut cases

Open and shut cases

mark thomson

Bracewell’s ‘The Space Between’: the essence of a book as artwork
It is not often that entire books form the material, or part of the material, of works of art, but two of the nine pieces in ‘The Space Between’, curated by the writer Michael Bracewell, are made from complete books, writes Mark Thomson.

19 April 2012

Blue notebook

Blue notebook

john l. walters

David Wild’s Jazzpaths is a personal and poetic ‘photomemento’
David Wild’s Jazzpaths is labelled a ‘photomemento’. It is a carefully printed hardback collection of mid-1960s impressions, in images and prose, formed during the author’s two-year stint in the United States. It is closer to poetry or oral history, however, than a conventional autobiography or photobook.

4 April 2012

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Mark Thomson reviews the exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers in London
There are few occasions when something is genuinely unmissable, writes Mark Thomson, but for designers and students of design and curating alike, this is one. Hollis may be among the most influential British designers of the past 50 years, but this is the first serious survey of his design work.

3 April 2012

Typonauts, start your quest here

Typonauts, start your quest here

type tuesday

Review of Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
The Web has deeply transformed the retail market of type, writes Sébastien Morlighem in Eye 82.

2 April 2012

Technology and myth

Technology and myth

Klimowski and Schejbal give graphic life to Stanislaw Lem’s robots
Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) is usually considered an author of science fiction, but though his stories have the appropriate apparatus – spaceships, alien life-forms, robots – in mood and structure they are closer to fairy tale, myth or dream, writes Robert Hanks.

21 March 2012

Graphic design reading lists

Graphic design reading lists

How should we choose texts to guide students through the info-blizzard?
Twenty years ago creating a reading list for graphic design students was relatively easy, writes Steve Rigley.

15 March 2012

Noted #32

Noted #32

Conference survival tactics, tales of Hofmann, bus tickets, Pelicans & Arc
Here are some links to things (and Things) that have caught the attention of the Eye team over the past week or so.

13 March 2012

Type Tuesday. Baby love

Type Tuesday. Baby love

andy martin, type tuesday

Andy Martin and his affection for the Studio Book of Alphabets
Sometime in the early 1950s (before even I was born) my old man bought a copy of this small gem of a book while on leave from the navy, an early sign of his ongoing quest for self improvement, writes Andy Martin.

5 March 2012

Bells, book and blessings

Bells, book and blessings

Readers flock to Christ Church to celebrate the launch of Spitalfields Life
On Friday night I was invited to a book launch that was unlike any publishing event I’ve ever attended, writes John L. Walters.

21 February 2012

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

Reflections of a typographer: Matthew Carter on Modern Typography
Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History by Robin Kinross, now in its reprinted second edition, was the second book published by Kinross’s own Hyphen Press. Here (for the first time online), we publish Matthew Carter’s review of the book from Eye no. 7.
 
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