Information Design

16 September 2013

Even further beyond Beck

Even further beyond Beck

Extended review: Rob Waller takes a closer look at Underground Maps Unravelled by psychologist Maxwell Roberts
Harry Beck’s underground map has to be the most celebrated and discussed instance of information design, writes Rob Waller.

15 July 2013

Set the controls for the heart of Dutch design

Set the controls for the heart of Dutch design

Open Set summer school tackles autonomy within design culture under the theme of ‘Commonomy’ – with a special offer for Eye blog readers
Design summer programmes offer many enticing reasons to participate, not least of which is the chance to learn from renowned design professionals while gaining new perspectives and experimenting with new design approaches, writes Linda Kwon.

8 July 2013

Destination design

Destination design

Several quite different summer schools take design education to Portugal, Lithuania and Sicily
Summer presents a chance to explore new destinations and starting this month, a number of summer schools are using location as the starting point for design exploration writes Linda Kwon.

20 June 2013

Memory cells

Memory cells

Twenty graphic artists respond to Hari Kunzru’s post-apocalyptic tale with infographics, reliquaries, type, animation and a playhouse made of rubbish
‘London has been destroyed in fiction … innumerable times,’ said Hari Kunzru at press view for ‘Memory Palace’, just opened at the V&A in London. Kunzru’s specially commissioned text imagines a world in which all information has been erased by a digital holocaust.

28 May 2013

New work, new fonts, New Transport

New work, new fonts, New Transport

Henrik Kubel takes the stage for Eye’s forthcoming Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library 
Next week’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London features designer Henrik Kubel talking about his work as a type designer, including his collaboration with Margaret Calvert on New Rail Alphabet and New Transport, and his ongoing partnership with Scott Williams in the design practice A2/SW/HK. Other participants include Ben Terrett and Simon Esterson.

1 May 2013

Mapping Asmara

Mapping Asmara

Steven McCarthy examines the way maps represent Eritrea’s capital city, Asmara – from architectural gems to military legacy
Unable to find a map of Asmara prior to my trip to Eritrea, apart from the page-sized version in a Lonely Planet guidebook, I made several screen grabs of Google maps in progessive levels of detail and saved them as images on an iPad, writes Steven McCarthy in his second report from Eritrea.

21 March 2013

Journey to the endless archive

Journey to the endless archive

Future Everything launches with a downloadable collection of essays that explore the ideas behind ‘digital public space’
Future Everything, just opened in Manchester, is tackling the issue of ‘public space’ in the digital realm.

11 March 2013

More platforms for editorial design

More platforms for editorial design

Art director Mark Porter is the main speaker at ‘The magazine now arriving at platform 15’ at St Bride
The Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London is a chance to hear art director Mark Porter talk about the challenges of adapting newspaper and magazine contents to new platforms, including the iPad and other tablets. Other participants include Mark Wilson and Alex Breuer.

24 February 2013

Deadline EDA

Deadline EDA

Get your skates on! Only a few days left to enter the 2013 European Design Awards
The submission deadline for the 2013 European Design Awards in Belgrade is fast approaching – it’s Thursday 28 February 2013.  

11 February 2013

Noted #49

Noted #49

Scroll down; paper time capsule; Typography Summer School in two cities; design activism at the V&A; Sketchnotes; icons for data
A few objects, images and forthcoming events that caught our attention in recent weeks …
 
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