Book design

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.

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.
 
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