Information Design

1 May 2012

Modern games

Modern games

alex cameron

Josef Hartwig’s 1922 chess set design advances a ‘Bauhaus reality’ check
Form follows function. The oft-quoted, much misunderstood dictum associated with the Bauhaus finds few better expressions than the chess set designed by the workshop master Josef Hartwig in 1922, writes Alex Cameron.

27 April 2012

Clicks and sparks

Clicks and sparks

john l. walters

data.anatomy – Ryoji Ikeda’s new audiovisual installation in Berlin
Ryoji Ikeda’s work quivers somewhere between electronic music, digital art, installation and performance, writes John L. Walters. He uses raw materials – both visual and sonic – that seem plucked from the innermost depths of contemporary gadgetry: tiny clicks and flashes that are amplified to colossal proportions.

22 April 2012

Noted #35

Noted #35

noted

Tattoos in Berlin, swimming posters, Japanese layout & the Caseroom Press
Here are a few links to articles, sites and forthcoming shows that caught our attention in the past few days.

18 April 2012

Off the map

Off the map

john ridpath

It may be a masterpiece but Google Maps is losing ground to its rivals
The graphic thought behind Google Maps is fascinating, and for most internet users it ranks alongside Google Search as an essential tool of everyday life, writes John Ridpath.

9 April 2012

Show me the money

Show me the money

Manchester Design Symposium 2012 examines the economic value of design
The 2012 Manchester Design Symposium brought together leading thinkers and practitioners to address the theme of The Economic Value of Design in the beautiful gothic Manchester Town Hall, write Matt Edgar and Pam Bowman. In the wake of the Design Council’s

4 April 2012

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Graphic design by Richard Hollis

Mark Thomson reviews the exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers in London
There are few occasions when something is genuinely unmissable, writes Mark Thomson, but for designers and students of design and curating alike, this is one. Hollis may be among the most influential British designers of the past 50 years, but this is the first serious survey of his design work.

3 April 2012

Typonauts, start your quest here

Typonauts, start your quest here

type tuesday

Review of Type Navigator: The Independent Foundries Handbook
The Web has deeply transformed the retail market of type, writes Sébastien Morlighem in Eye 82.

19 March 2012

Bigger, brighter, better

Bigger, brighter, better

matt edgar, pam bowman

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from Dublin conference Offset 2012
Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from the Offset 2012 conference in Dublin.

2 March 2012

Other Londons, other maps

Other Londons, other maps

davey spens, the magazine department

For its next issue, Boat will explore the capital’s complexity and diversity
Boat magazine is a simple idea, writes creative director Davey Spens. Twice a year we pick up our studio and relocate to a city for a month, inviting writers, photographers and illustrators out with us to create a publication.

26 January 2012

One day, all this will be ours

One day, all this will be ours

john l. walters

Getting ready for the hyperbolic new Design Museum in Albertopolis.
The new Design Museum, slated to open in 2014, is cause for celebration in London’s design community, writes John L. Walters.
 
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