What do the reflections in the images for Bowie’s new compilation tell us about his relationship with the audience? By Kevin J. Hunt
Seeing someone else’s reflection in a mirror is a curious, even disconcertingly uncanny, affair, writes Kevin J. Hunt.
A tribute to the life and innovative work of Swiss graphic designer David Rust, of Gavillet & Rust. By François Rappo
David Rust has died at the age of 45, writes François Rappo. He was one of the most brilliant members of a generation of graphic artists who have completely revitalised the landscape of Swiss visual communication over the past twenty years.
Paul Graham, Rian Hughes, Modern Toss, The Art of Noir and Nude’s take on underground graphics
Here are a few books that have caught our attention in recent weeks.
In recent years there has been a shift in the world of design towards the more handmade physical form, as a growing number of designers and illustrators turn their back on digital methods to take part in a new wave of tactile image-making and design, writes Lisa Hassell.
Van Abbemuseum throws new light on Jan van Toorn’s critical design practice
Homage exhibitions are inherently celebratory, writes Francisco Laranjo. However ‘Staging the Message: The Open Work of Jan van Toorn’, now at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands until 18 Jan 2015, offers a critical challenge to that tradition.
Magazine geeks gather at the second annual Modern Magazine conference in London
The second Modern Magazine conference organised by magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie was an enthusiastic celebration of the power of editorial design. The focus was on the relationship between print and digital, and on the differences between independent publishing and the mainstream, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.
Make Your Own Luck, Grafica Della Strada, classic Volkswagen ads, Kazimir Malevich, Ark and Ends Meet, Essays on Exchange
Here are a few books that have come into Eye’s Shoreditch office that caught our attention.
Ditchling’s elegantly revamped museum places Eric Gill in the everyday context of extraordinary craftspeople
The small Sussex village of Ditchling, near the South Coast of England, was in 1907 already something of a haven for a growing arts and crafts community when Eric Gill moved there with his expanding family, writes Catherine Dixon.
Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops, movies (Lost Highway), demonstrations, talks (Paula Scher, Irma Boom), David David’s Carousel Wall in the tunnel entrance, and Barber & Osgerby’s vertiginous Double Space – huge rotating mirrors – in the Raphael Gallery, writes John L Walters.
Talking statues, Random Spectacular, design trivia, Hat Monkey and Mediteranneo
Here are a few things that recently caught our attention.