Illustration

2 February 2010

Art for aid

Art for aid

How artists and designers can help the Haiti relief effort with their work
To Haiti with love is a new initiative hoping to raise money to help the situation in Haiti: through digital art sales.

8 January 2010

Tools: old friends, new friends

Tools: old friends, new friends

the tools department

Jon Burgerman’s working methods, from felt-tips to tablets
For the first of our new, regular ‘Tools’ posts, Eye talked to illustrator Jon Burgerman about his working methods.

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.

11 December 2009

Tony Meeuwissen in Stroud

Tony Meeuwissen in Stroud

steve hare

‘The eye of an illustrator with the mind of a designer’
I’ve been stopped in my tracks by particularly intricate, amusing or just stunningly brilliant Penguin book covers more times than I can remember, writes Steve Hare, and it seemed to me that every time I checked out the name of the designer, it was one of Tony Meeuwissen’s.

3 December 2009

Pull out pages and panic

Pull out pages and panic

simon esterson

Adam Simpson’s poster for Eureka is a graphic call for climate change action
The third edition of Eureka, the monthly science magazine published with The Times, is out today and features a huge, four-page poster, writes Simon Esterson.

29 November 2009

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

roger sabin

Joe Sacco, interviewed by Roger Sabin, at London’s ICA
Roger Sabin interviewed Joe Sacco in September 2009, part of ComICA at London’s ICA. Here’s the full transcription, exclusively for the Eye blog.

25 November 2009

Illustrators we like

Illustrators we like

things we like

Tom Gauld’s Guardian panels on type and technology, poetry and words
We’re great admirers of Tom Gauld’s funny illustrations for the letters page in the Guardian’s Saturday Review. Here are a few examples, courtesy of Tom’s Flickr page.

23 November 2009

Off the wall

Off the wall

Manga comes to life at the British Museum’s Room 3
Room 3, a modest space just to the right of the front entrance to the British Museum, houses rotating ‘Object In Focus’ exhibitions that spotlight a specific object or set of objects in the collection, writes Jane Cheng.

18 November 2009

Bigger is better

Bigger is better

sara martin

Paula Scher relates ‘A series of strange circumstances’ for her D&AD talk
Paula Scher started her talk in London last week with examples of her work from her first job at CBS records, where she had to design more than a hundred LP covers a year, writes Sara Martin.

11 November 2009

Never mind the music

Never mind the music

john l. walters

Your chance to vote for the best of 2009’s vinyl sleeve art
Formats come and formats go (and MP3s are going the way of cassettes now that we have room for ALEs), but vinyl has had a surprisingly long afterlife, writes John L. Walters.
 
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