Book design

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?’

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.
 
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