Information Design

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.

29 December 2011

Noted #24

Noted #24

noted

Social highways, a log, visualisation, book dedications & paper ephemera
More links to sites and articles that caught our attention in recent days. 

12 December 2011

Noted #22

Noted #22

noted

Cigarette packs, Geo-magnetism, inspiration and crafty Modernists
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

5 December 2011

Mind and eye ... science and design

Mind and eye ... science and design

henry stanley

CSM Design Science Research Group aims to bridge a gap in understanding
Scientists are often accused of making their work impenetrable. Anatomical slides bearing little resemblance to real life, inscrutable jargon and dense, Latinate passages are widespread in scientific journals and textbooks, leaving non-technical audiences alienated, writes Henry Stanley.

30 November 2011

Noted #21

Noted #21

noted

Hebrew letters, famine posters, IBM typewriter ads and early mag covers
Here are some links to sites that grabbed our attention this week.
 
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