Illustration

10 January 2011

Circle logic

Circle logic

the music department

Subjective mapping meets ‘data accuracy’ in The Floating World
The artwork for The Floating World, a new instrumental electronic album by Inch-Time is by designer-illustrator Stefanie Posavec.

13 December 2010

Not the high street

Not the high street

liz farrelly, the shopping department

More graphic pop-up shopping on the south coast of Britain
Pop-up shops blossom at this time of year. It is, after all, retail’s most lucrative fortnight.

3 December 2010

Pop shop

Pop shop

the shopping department

Head to Brighton for some graphic treats in the run up to Christmas
On 3 December Pay & Display, a pop-up gallery in Brighton, will open its doors to the public for one month only.

1 December 2010

Popshot’s illustrated poetry

Popshot’s illustrated poetry

the magazine department

‘We want to be the first result in Google when people type in “brilliant”’
Popshot Magazine is a bi-annual publication that brings together poetry and illustration with an eye for print design.

25 November 2010

Spinning, swirling, reeling

Spinning, swirling, reeling

This history of mind-altering drugs favours the eye over the brain
‘High Society’, the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition, aims to chart a 2000-year history of mind-altering drugs, legal and otherwise, writes Rosie Walters.

22 November 2010

The science of magazine design

The science of magazine design

the magazine department

Stack America’s infographic explores the fundamentals of art direction
Few people outside the hothouse world of magazine production realise what a difficult and intellectually demanding job editorial art direction can be, so we are deeply grateful to Eye contributor Andrew Losowsky (of Stack America) for this carefully researched chart by Richard Turley and his team (Rob and Kenton) at Bloomberg Business Week.

22 November 2010

Outline of beauty

Outline of beauty

liz farrelly

René Gruau’s visual ‘personalities’ forged Dior’s brand language
Since founding her Munich-based graphic arts gallery, Bartsch & Chariau, in 1980, Joëlle Chariau has been an advocate of René Gruau, writes Liz Farrelly.

18 November 2010

Design debate

Design debate

liz farrelly

The nature, collectability and status of fashion illustration
On 5 November, at a rainy evening round-table debate, a large and avid audience was treated to behind the scenes revelations, and much insight about the state of contemporary fashion drawing, writes Liz Farrelly.

17 November 2010

Pictures, poems, short stories

Pictures, poems, short stories

martin bax, martin bax

An exhibition of Ambit magazine covers at Hornsey in London
Our first cover was drawn by Andie Ferguson, an Australian artist who had come to the UK on a scholarship, writes Ambit founder and editor Martin Bax. He’d shown us a draft, which we’d all liked. But when I went round to get the artwork, eager to print the issue, he told me it had only been a rough idea and had since thrown it away.

16 November 2010

The app of A Humument

The app of A Humument

john l. walters, the apps department

‘The iPad is one of the oldest things in the world ... a pad or a slate.’
Tom Phillips’ A Humument is an artists’ book made by defacing (and hence deconstructing) an obscure Victorian novel, W.H. Mallock’s A Human Document, writes John L. Walters. (See Archive, Eye no. 18 vol. 5.)
 
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