Information design

13 December 2019

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Walking in a nuclear winter land

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a surprise hit of the Christmas election season, writes Andrew Robertson.

10 July 2019

Books received #39

Books received #39

100 Whites; Death Wins a Goldfish; Artful Design; Scrawl: An A-Z of Famous Doodles; Unidentified Paper Object No. 3
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks.

8 March 2019

Figures that don’t add up

Figures that don’t add up

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. By Catherine Griffiths
A new campaign aims to address the gender imbalance in New Zealand design, writes Catherine Griffiths. For the past two decades, the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has awarded its top accolade, the Black Pin, 43 times: 40 men, 3 women.

5 February 2019

Books received #36

Books received #36

James Victore’s Feck Perfuction; Observe, Collect, Draw!; Brand By Hand; How To Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
Here is a collection of self-help and ‘memoir-adjacent’ titles – all written by designers – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

5 December 2018

Drawing up Modern man

Drawing up Modern man

Neurath and Kahn – the impresarios of early twentieth-century infographics. Review of Image Factories. Infographics 1920-1945
Image Factories. Infographics 1920-1945’s humble appearance belies its contents – a wealth of precious knowledge and visuals, and an elaborate inner design that uses three different papers and special colour prints, writes Sandra Rendgen.

30 November 2018

Type Tuesday: Max Gill, Adam Dant, City ID and maps

Type Tuesday: Max Gill, Adam Dant, City ID and maps

Come to Type Tuesday at St Bride for an unforgettable evening of art, illustration, lettering and typography for maps. Plus free glass of fizz
The next Type Tuesday is ‘Max Gill and maps’ at St Bride Library, and we hope that many of you will be joining us for the final Eye event of the year.

20 November 2018

Search for a star (librarian)

Search for a star (librarian)

St Bride Library is looking for someone to take charge of its extraordinary archive
The ad looks almost mundane at first glance, tucked away on a site called lisjobnet.com, which is for ‘Library & Information’ jobs. Yet what it is advertising is one of the most crucial roles in type and design history: the job of Librarian at St Bride Printing Library in London, writes John L. Walters.

10 April 2018

Independence day

Independence day

Over the past decade, Eye magazine has not only survived but thrived
Ten years ago, on 10 April 2008, Eye became an independent magazine, owned by the people who make it, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

6 December 2017

Vertical hold

Vertical hold

The redesign of Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica is a bold statement in a time of change. By Giulia Tugnoli
How can printed newspapers compete or coexist with the abundance of free information in the digital realm? Italian newspaper La Repubblica has some answers, writes Giulia Tugnoli

20 November 2017

ModMag17: Part two

ModMag17: Part two

The second instalment of Sarah Snaith’s report from the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference in London
Writer and podcaster Liv Siddall kicked off the afternoon of the ModMag17 conference with a raw and comical look at her tenure as editor of Rough Trade magazine.
 
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