Book design

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.

4 October 2011

Who’s who

Who’s who

High-octane graphic design in Barcelona for AGI Open
AGI Open is a high-octane assemblage of graphic designers with international reputations, performing to a packed gathering in Barcelona’s Coliseum Theatre.

1 October 2011

Noted #13

Noted #13

noted

Numerals, French alphabets and Chinese posters online
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

29 September 2011

Loose arrangement

Loose arrangement

alexander ecob

A book in a box that obliges readers to interact. Also available as a hectic app
Publisher Visual Editions has established a reputation for publishing titles that exploit the benefits of the books’ visual and physical elements over their digital counterparts (see ‘A nose for type’, in Eye 77 about Apfel’s design for The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman). All the publications on VE’s list, both published and proposed, are titles that play with the expected form of the book, writes Alexander Ecob.

23 September 2011

Graphic designers in Barcelona

Graphic designers in Barcelona

the events department

This year’s AGI Open has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’
There’s just over a week to go until this year’s AGI Open in Barcelona (3 > 4 October 2011), which has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’ The line-up of international speakers contains many names that will be familiar to regular Eye readers. Marian Bantjes tops the (alphabetical) list – see our ‘Reputations’ interview in Eye 72, and our feature about her lavishly ornate book I Wonder in Eye 77.
 
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