Illustration

3 March 2011

Downtown canon

Downtown canon

john l. walters

Installation, performance and drawing in the Barbican gallery
An ambitious new Barbican exhibition opens today, writes John L. Walters. Entitled ‘Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s’ it contains many big, bold examples of work from three artists who were near-contemporaries, and whose work crossed several disciplines (often out of poverty and / or sheer pragmatism).

28 February 2011

Let’s work together

Let’s work together

john ridpath

The Mill Co. Project and the collaborative work ethic
Mill Co. bills itself as a ‘full service creative agency’ – yet the ‘Co.’ doesn’t stand for company, but for co-operation, writes John Ridpath.

25 February 2011

Port of entry

Port of entry

john l. walters, the magazine department

Two art directors and an editor launch a brand new men’s magazine
You could be forgiven for thinking that the cold Spring of 2011, with its cutbacks, closures, price hikes and app-frenzy is not the best of all possible times to launch a new magazine, writes John L. Walters.

16 February 2011

Punching through the din

Punching through the din

jim northover

Jim Northover and an ‘inheritance’ of Saul Bass movie posters at Kemistry
It started in the 1960s, writes Jim Northover. It was then that John Lloyd, a fellow design student and my future business partner, introduced me to Saul Bass’s work.

27 January 2011

Going overground

Going overground

lulu pinney

Lulu Pinney on GlobalVision’s friendly tube map for the Piccadilly line
Great moments in information design (continued). Compared with most other London Tube lines the Piccadilly line is one I actually like travelling on, writes Lulu Pinney.

19 January 2011

Rip and recycle

Rip and recycle

alexander ecob, books received

A tear-out-and-frame approach to sustainable graphics
Many regard climate change as a problem, but there are precious few who conquer their apathy long enough to do anything about it, writes Alexander Ecob.

12 January 2011

Another book on the wall

Another book on the wall

‘Rehashing a winning formula’ with the Banksy street-art street-map
With a poster commissioned by Greenpeace going under the hammer for £80,000, thank goodness for this book that shows Banksy at his best writes Alexander Ecob.

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.
 
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