Information Design

23 May 2014

An end to the curatocracy?

An end to the curatocracy?

‘Chaos at the Museum’ burned bright. The event was a rare opportunity to share new visions for the future of exhibition design, writes Nick Bell
The most unusual thing about the London conference ‘Chaos at the Museum’ was that it was devoted to design, writes Nick Bell.

21 May 2014

Straight from the gentleman in Whitehall

Straight from the gentleman in Whitehall

Information posters told British citizens what to do about nearly everything – from posting early to eating potatoes, writes Clare Walters
From protecting national secrets to guiding work choices, from cleaning our teeth to dish-washing, public information posters have advised the British public what to do for generations, writes Clare Walters.

7 May 2014

Books received #8

Books received #8

Adventures in Letterpress, Derek Jarman’s Sketchbook, Ant Colony, Fritz Kahn and Other People’s Dogs
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

24 April 2014

The promise of information

The promise of information

The Information Design Conference 2014 brings together thriving information design communities from around the world. Mark Barratt reports.
This year’s Information Design Conference, held at RIBA in London on 7 and 8 April, was a bigger deal than the first, held 30 years ago at a fairly isolated campus near Milton Keynes. I was at both, writes Mark Barratt.

6 March 2014

Irrational responses

Irrational responses

GraphicDesign&’s Golden Meaning project provokes designers and illustrators to interpret geometry
Late last month, Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright of GraphicDesign& launched their publication Golden Meaning at the Design Museum, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

13 February 2014

Book of revelations

Book of revelations

Michael Rock delivers more words about buildings and fnord
The uncontroversial premise of Multiple Signatures is that design is a collaborative act, writes David Crowley.

7 February 2014

Curiosity thrills

Curiosity thrills

The Design of Understanding 2014 conference took a look beyond information design and graphics … to dolls and data
The Design of Understanding 2014 conference at St Bride Library could have been named The Power of Curiosity, writes Sol Kawage.

24 January 2014

Ken Briggs: 1931-2013

Ken Briggs: 1931-2013

A great Modernist graphic designer. Fraser Muggeridge pays tribute
Ken Briggs has died at his home in Eltham, South London aged 82 after struggling for several years with Parkinson’s disease. He is best known for the hundreds of posters and programmes he designed for The National Theatre in London during the 1960s, writes Fraser Muggeridge.

3 October 2013

Sonic treasure chest

Sonic treasure chest

Graphic scores go on the road – played by an alchemical, avant-garde supergroup of musicians prepared to turn line, type and image into sound
This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).

18 September 2013

Supercomic infographic

Supercomic infographic

Martin South unmasks Tim Leong’s witty and positively nerdgasmic Super Graphic
‘Nerdgasm’ has not yet reached the Oxford English Dictionary. Even ‘twerk’, ‘omnishambles’ and ‘selfie’ seem likely to get there first, writes Martin South.
 
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