Book design

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.

15 September 2011

Typotranslation: à l’infinitif

Typotranslation: à l’infinitif

the form of the book

Richard Hamilton turned Duchamp’s notes into typographic form
‘It’s as though a science textbook has been put into type by an intoxicated typographer with a strange sense of humour and unusual aesthetic flair,’ wrote Rick Poynor in ‘Typotranslation’, published in Eye 38 at the end of 2000.

22 August 2011

Picture book

Picture book

john ridpath

A new publication from Newport’s Photographic Art graduates
For Eye 77’s education piece, ‘Out of the Darkroom’, I spoke to academics involved in the undergraduate Photographic Art course at University of Wales, Newport, writes John Ridpath. One of the most interesting recent developments on the course has been the final year publication, introduced in the 2007-08 academic year to offer students something beyond the typical end-of-degree show.

12 August 2011

Noted #6

Noted #6

noted

Giants of design and publishing, plus vision, sound and ragtime
More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed  our attention this week.

9 August 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

alex cameron, type tuesday

Scholarly and beautiful, a 1918 book by typographer Frederic W. Goudy
Frederic W. Goudy was one of the most prolific type designers of the twentieth century, writes Alex Cameron. At a time when Europe was contending with social, technical and cultural revolution, Goudy remained an uncompromising and unapologetic defender of the classical typographic faith. (See ‘Goudy, the good ol’ boy’, Matthew Carter’s review of D. J. R. Bruckner’s biography, in Eye 3.)

13 July 2011

Magic library

Magic library

maureen chowdhury

J. K. Rowling’s Pottermore site aims to put reading (and readers) at its heart
7000 people bustled through the streets of Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square for the final Harry Potter movie premiere, writes Maureen Chowdhury; fans waiting for the chance to say one last farewell to the series that has defined a generation.

16 June 2011

Letter to Jane

Letter to Jane

alan baines

Graphic Design course director Alan Baines writes to the CSM bosses.
The student protests at University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins (CSM) have highlighted problems with the college’s move to a new site at King’s Cross (KX)  and the relocation of certain print facilities to the Byam Shaw building in Archway, three miles north of the new campus.
 
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