Book design

20 February 2012

From ligatures to Lilos

From ligatures to Lilos

john l. walters

A handful of memorable logos from John McConnell’s long career
John McConnell, the subject of Eye 81’s Reputations interview, has been quietly leaving his mark on British design for nearly five decades. Here, we show some of the logos and wordmarks he has created for a wide variety of clients.

1 February 2012

In the neighbourhood #2

In the neighbourhood #2

‘Working locally has allowed us to produce a personal body of work’
In Eye 81, for the article ‘In the neighbourhood’, I interviewed three designers who work with local clients, writes John Ridpath.

25 January 2012

The form of the essay

The form of the essay

alexander ecob

FLOK’s clothbound series design for publishers Notting Hill Editions
The essay is a form of writing that has largely fallen out of the public’s consciousness, writes Alexander Ecob.

11 January 2012

Force of nature

Force of nature

liz farrelly

New Kapitza book replaces geometric certainty with organic structure
Following on from their 2008 book Geometric, the Kapitza sisters, Nicole and Petra, have produced another tome, full of colour, pattern and ideas, writes Liz Farrelly.

15 December 2011

Behind the belly band

Behind the belly band

sallyanne theodosiou

What happens when you stick a hyphen into culture?
Rian Hughes’s Cult-ure asks the question ‘What is a book?’ writes Sallyanne Theodosiou.

1 December 2011

Ghosts and spirits

Ghosts and spirits

the events department

The uncanny side of Charles Dickens, elaborately illustrated
Mention ghosts and Charles Dickens, and most people’s thoughts will turn to A Christmas Carol, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present a Yet to Come.

23 November 2011

Bright Idées

Bright Idées

rick poynor

Rick Poynor is dazzled by Henry Cohen’s photographic book covers
I was browsing in a book market in Nice this summer when I encountered Henry Cohen, writes Rick Poynor. Not the man himself – though I would be delighted to make the acquaintance of the 92-year-old photo-graphiste – but a generous portfolio’s-worth of his work for Gallimard.

18 November 2011

Up and down the City Road

Up and down the City Road

angus hyland, eye editors, marion deuchars

Pentagram’s Angus Hyland, Marion Deuchars and a tale of two clients
At this year’s AGI Open (see ‘Who’s who’ on the Eye blog), designer Angus Hyland and illustrator Marion Deuchars gave an entertaining account of their recent work for Cass Art and Laurence King Publishing.

21 October 2011

Less is more

Less is more

the post room

Dutch Design Week’s unfolding flyer; and Hyphen Press’s slim A6 catalogue
Editorial offices are swamped with promotional materials of all kinds: press releases, flyers, bloated brochures, glossy catalogues and stiff cards and folders that become more bulky and extravagant by the week: one embossed invitation was delivered wrapped in a big box as if it were a precious object.

12 October 2011

Significant others

Significant others

anne-marie conway

Steven Heller invites designers to come clean about their graphic passions
Steven Heller loves design, but he’s quick to admit it’s ‘not a monogamous relationship’, writes Anne-Marie Conway.
 
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