Book design

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.

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.
 
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