Graphic design

4 January 2010

Margaret Calvert on Top Gear

Margaret Calvert on Top Gear

the video department

The co-designer of Britain’s road signs hits the open road with James May
Last night, UK television viewers were treated to a little piece of living graphic design history – Margaret Calvert appeared on Top Gear, the BBC’s long-running car show.

3 January 2010

Video thrills – the letterpress star

Video thrills – the letterpress star

the video department

Short Vimeo clips from Alan Kitching’s recent Eye talk at Advanced Graphics
We’ve compiled three short video clips from the recent talk at Advanced Graphics. More later.

1 January 2010

‘T’ time

‘T’ time

mr edwards

Mr Edwards rings in the decade with some up-to-the-minute technology
It’s still Friday in some parts of the world, so follow Mr Edwards from tripe to trolly-dolly with another tantalising spread from his Crap Book series.

1 January 2010

Small and perfectly formed

Small and perfectly formed

the picture department

Ken Garland takes another close look at the world around us
In recent years, graphic designer Ken Garland has devoted increasing amounts of his time to photography.

31 December 2009

Seasoned greetings

Seasoned greetings

john l. walters

Designer Christmas cards and the Rhinestone Cowboy syndrome
Sometimes I feel like a Rhinestone Cowboy, writes Eye editor John L. Walters, ‘getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know’.

25 December 2009

Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

mr edwards

Enjoy a festive treat from the colourful world of Mr Edwards
It’s Christmas, and Mr Edwards is on cracking form with a seasonal card adapted from his infamous Crap Book. Read more about him in this blog we made earlier.

21 December 2009

Berlin snapshots: Wiyumi

Berlin snapshots: Wiyumi

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘The city is changing fast, but public life has a slow rhythmic charm’
Eye 74 (out now!) is our Berlin special. We have tried to tell the city’s story through the eyes of Berliners, and we spoke with many designers who have lived and worked there. Here our ‘Berlin snapshots’ continue with Berlin-based studio Wiyumi. Eye spoke to the founders, Jaana Davidjants and Alexander Fuchs.

18 December 2009

‘S’ today

‘S’ today

mr edwards

Rum Pet? Mr Edwards is playing with words this Friday
It’s that time of the week again, so settle down for another page from the Crap Book.

18 December 2009

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

the marketing department

The latest issue is a Berlin special (with added wood type, code and books)
If the weather outside is frightful, we suggest you prepare a hot drink and settle down by the fire with the latest issue of Eye magazine, no. 74 vol. 19.

15 December 2009

The romance of chemicals

The romance of chemicals

hamish thompson

A portrait of Swiss designer Max Schmid, father of ‘Geigy style’, by New Zealand typographer Hamish Thompson
Zurich is a long way from my home in Wellington, New Zealand, so I missed out on the Geigy exhibition, ‘Good Design, Good Business’ held in the Zurich Museum of Design earlier this year, writes Hamish Thompson.
 
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