Illustration

19 August 2015

The freedom principle

The freedom principle

Thierry Noir channels the improvisatory spirit of Berlin in ‘Jazz’ at the Howard Griffin Gallery
Thierry Noir is the street artist’s street artist, painting outdoor surfaces (famously the Berlin Wall) all over the world for more than 30 years, adding colour, line and a quizzical cheerfulness to public spaces, writes John L. Walters.

4 July 2015

Boxes of delight

Boxes of delight

Joseph Cornell was an avid collector who crafted a playful universe all his own. His fragile creations are on display at the Royal Academy, London
Collecting things in boxes has been a popular pastime for many people, from fossil hunters and natural history enthusiasts to A. A. Milne’s fictional Christopher Robin, who famously kept Alexander Beetle in a match-box, writes Clare Walters.

2 June 2015

Retrogressive

Retrogressive

An archive of historical, ‘aw shucks’ clip art shows a clipped version of history, says Steven McCarthy
One afternoon about fifteen years ago, my University of Minnesota office phone rang, writes Steven McCarthy. It was an attorney at law, claiming to represent The Gap, the clothing retailer.

11 May 2015

Noted #67

Noted #67

Chineasy, The Happy Reader, Yellow, Brick and Puss Puss
Here are a few projects that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

4 May 2015

Watch with mother

Watch with mother

Ladybird’s illustrative visions of mid-century Britain, on display at the De La Warr Pavilion and in a new book
A visit to the spacious light-filled De La Warr Pavilion – one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain – is always a pleasure, even on a cold rainy wind-swept day, writes Clare Walters.

17 April 2015

Books received #14

Books received #14

An Atlas of Agendas, Communication Design, In Almost Every Picture, The Bright Labyrinth, Print is Dead. Long Live Print
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

15 April 2015

Observer’s post

Observer’s post

Watercolours by Eric Ravilious at South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery
With its verdant gardens, mausoleum (with sarcophaguses) and a smart tea-room, the Dulwich Picture Gallery seems more like a country town art centre than a London gallery. Yet its quirky contradictions and charm make it appropriate for an exhibition of watercolours by Eric Ravilious, writes John L. Walters.

23 March 2015

Offset 2015: day three

Offset 2015: day three

Andrew Rae, Matthew Thompson, Sue Murphy, Matt Willey, Andy Altmann and Cartoon Saloon. Anna Kealey concludes her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference
The closing day of Offset’s presentations were full of colour and comedy, writes Anna Kealey.

20 March 2015

Offset 2015: day two

Offset 2015: day two

Aisha Zeijpveld, Declan Shalvey, Steve Doogan, Tomi Ungerer, Veronica Ditting, Anders Eklind and Björn Engström, Chrissie Macdonald and Snask. Anna Kealey continues her coverage of the Dublin conference
Saturday’s illustration-heavy line-up at Offset welcomed artist, author and designer Tomi Ungerer, illustrator Chrissie Macdonald and creative agency Snask, among many others, to the stage, writes Anna Kealey.

17 March 2015

Offset 2015: day one

Offset 2015: day one

From Irish design heroes to the silver screen – Anna Kealey describes a packed programme that included Peter Maybury, Ian Anderson, Hey Studio and Annie Atkins
Offset’s first day, Friday 6 March, included speakers from a range of backgrounds – graphic design, advertising, film, industrial design and illustration. But some connecting themes emerged: the importance of physicality and texture, meticulous production methods – and seizing opportunities despite tight deadlines, writes Anna Kealey.
 
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