Information Design

8 November 2011

Art by numbers

Art by numbers

eye editors

Sara De Bondt’s live data analysis for the Artissima art fair in Turin
At the heart of Sara De Bondt’s identity design for last weekend’s Artissima art fair in Turin, Italy was a live publishing department which worked with real-time data connected to the event. When Eye editor John L. Walters interviewed De Bondt for Eye 80 (see ‘A certain smile’), she explained her approach to the project: ‘[Artissima is] in an old ice-skating rink – there’s a spectator booth for the commentator box where we will be constantly updating data … The statistics we’ll present in quite a few different styles, from Jeremy Dellar-style music maps to super-dry pie charts or bar diagrams, depending on the context.’

21 October 2011

Less is more

Less is more

the post room

Dutch Design Week’s unfolding flyer; and Hyphen Press’s slim A6 catalogue
Editorial offices are swamped with promotional materials of all kinds: press releases, flyers, bloated brochures, glossy catalogues and stiff cards and folders that become more bulky and extravagant by the week: one embossed invitation was delivered wrapped in a big box as if it were a precious object.

10 October 2011

Noted #14

Noted #14

noted

Powerful graphics, Alexey Brodovitch and underground newspapers
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

4 October 2011

Who’s who

Who’s who

High-octane graphic design in Barcelona for AGI Open
AGI Open is a high-octane assemblage of graphic designers with international reputations, performing to a packed gathering in Barcelona’s Coliseum Theatre.

23 September 2011

Graphic designers in Barcelona

Graphic designers in Barcelona

the events department

This year’s AGI Open has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’
There’s just over a week to go until this year’s AGI Open in Barcelona (3 > 4 October 2011), which has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’ The line-up of international speakers contains many names that will be familiar to regular Eye readers. Marian Bantjes tops the (alphabetical) list – see our ‘Reputations’ interview in Eye 72, and our feature about her lavishly ornate book I Wonder in Eye 77.

16 September 2011

Awesomely awesome FOTB

Awesomely awesome FOTB

john l. walters, the events department

Buzzwords and the inspiration of improv at the Brighton codefest
If you were to play buzz-word bingo at Brighton’s ‘Flash on the Beach’, the squares for ‘awesome’, ‘pumped’ and ‘stoked’ would fill up pretty quickly, writes John L. Walters. A wordcloud of all three days’ presentations would bloom with the same words, plus ‘HTML5’, ‘agile’, ‘responsive’, ‘Molehill’ and the inevitable ‘clients’, ‘schedules’ and ‘budgets’.

1 September 2011

Code, design and inspire

Code, design and inspire

the events department

Gearing up for this year’s Flash on the Beach in Brighton
Flash on the Beach is only a few weeks away, and we’ll be manning an Eye stand in the breaks – and blogging and Tweeting our way through some of the talks and presentations. 

5 August 2011

Noted #5

Noted #5

noted

Type on camera, infographics, outdated technology and fake logos
More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed our attention this week.

28 July 2011

Lost in space

Lost in space

archive, homepage

Why do architects believe their wordless buildings are easy to read?
‘Sign designers are convinced that architects don’t like them,’ writes Rob Waller, in his provocative Monitor piece in the latest issue of Eye (no. 80 vol. 20).

21 July 2011

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

alexander ecob

A closer look at some neglected rules for typographic design.
When we opened Taschen’s new English edition of Letter Fountain to photograph it for Ben Archer’s review in Eye 80, there was a slim implement (below) that I assumed had gone the way of composing sticks and Letraset sheets, writes Alexander Ecob.
 
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