Illustration

26 June 2010

Beautiful confusion

Beautiful confusion

the events department

Disorientation is the rule at the Barbican’s thoroughly surreal show
Conventional gallery space has been subverted for The Surreal House, the Barbican Art Gallery’s current exhibition of surrealist art, sculpture and film.

25 June 2010

On target

On target

the events department

Looking forward to a Roman Cieślewicz retrospective at the RCA
‘Roman Cieślewicz’, at London’s Royal College of Art from 16 July–7 August, features more than 150 items by the Polish poster legend. Vertigo (top) dates from 1963, the year Cieślewicz (1930-96) moved to Paris.

20 June 2010

Plucked out of thin air

Plucked out of thin air

the music department

Rose Stallard’s rock’n’roll illustrations for the Guardian’s Glastonbury special
Saturday’s Guardian commissioned rock’n’roll illustrator Rose Stallard to devise images for its Glastonbury special edition of The Guide (above).

13 June 2010

Stop, look, listen

Stop, look, listen

john ridpath, the events department

A preview of Black Dog’s latest exhibition: ‘Modern British Posters’
A new exhibition showcasing the best of British poster design opens at Black Dog Space tomorrow. The show coincides with the launch of Paul Rennie’s Modern British Posters: Art, Design & Communication (Black Dog Publishing).

9 June 2010

The friendly side of graphic art

The friendly side of graphic art

Outline asks illustrators and designers to share their views of London
Currently occupying a pop-up gallery in the UK capital until early July, Outline Editions presents ‘001 London: ‘the big city through the eyes of Britain’s leading graphic artists’.

7 June 2010

On the tiles

On the tiles

john ridpath

Mosaics are revitalising the signs and spaces of London’s Southbank
St. Bride’s recent conference brought designers together to discuss the value of craft and the hand-made, writes John Ridpath (see ‘DIY Design’ on the Eye blog).

13 May 2010

Say the Word

Say the Word

john l. walters

‘Provocations’ prompt Camberwell students to think about type
Yesterday I spent some time at the Wilson Road annexe of University of the Arts London, Camberwell for the ‘Key Ideas’ discussion forum Word, organised in co-operation between Eye magazine and the college, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

11 May 2010

Revalue the dollar

Revalue the dollar

the picture department

How art director Herb Lubalin got his illustrator friends to make money
The third issue of Avant-Garde, May 1968, ran an attention-grabbing feature entitled ‘Revaluation of the Dollar: 19 Artists Design a New One-Dollar Bill.’

6 May 2010

The cover that never was

The cover that never was

john l. walters

Is Chris Ware’s rejected cover for Fortune 500 right on the money?
The world of graphic design is full of images that never were, writes John L. Walters, buried in blogs, and the footnotes to design or cultural history.

4 May 2010

Shoe’s Calligraffiti

Shoe’s Calligraffiti

jane cheng

Ancient craft meets visceral scrawl on the streets of Amsterdam
Niels Shoe Meulman, who practises ‘calligraffiti’ is one of many designers featured in ‘Make each letter shout out loud’ in Eye 75, the latest issue, writes Jane Cheng. You can see a detail of his ‘Duck Rock’ lettering on the cover.
 
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