Illustration

30 October 2009

The right lines

The right lines

john l. walters

iwant’s illustrative identity for the London Jazz Festival
Album covers may be a dying art, but design for live music is thriving, writes John L. Walters, and iwant’s identity – brochures, posters, launch invitations (top) and floor vinyl (below), for next month’s London Jazz Festival is an example of what can be achieved when imaginative illustration and design meets a sympathetic music client.

29 October 2009

The seventh Python

The seventh Python

john l. walters

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell) of Hipgnosis, is a star, the prog Peter Saville. Yet he’s off many people’s graphic design radar, writes John L. Walters. Which might be the way he likes it, since he claims to know nothing about typography and disdains illustration.

21 October 2009

Image loops

Image loops

lee owens, revenge is sweet

Keeping one step ahead of the stock photo police
In the Eye 69 supplement ‘Brought to Light’, John O’Reilly compared stock imagery to pop music, writes Lee Owens of Revenge is Sweet. In his article ‘Straight to no. 1’ John says: ‘A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.’

7 October 2009

It’s an Issuu

It’s an Issuu

the marketing department

Another way to get an idea of the real, printed, physical Eye before you buy
   

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce

4 September 2009

In the pink

In the pink

Paolozzi and Foreman and Bax and Ballard: the ‘jet age’ family of Ambit
Art, fiction, sex, science and politics: artist Eduardo Paolozzi’s contributions to Ambit are the subject of a new Raven Row exhibition in London, which opens today. John Ridpath attended last night’s private view.

28 August 2009

In ‘C’

In ‘C’

mr edwards

A non-minimalist spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. Click here (sorry, Brendan) for more about Mr Edwards.

21 August 2009

‘B’ on Friday

‘B’ on Friday

Mr Edwards is back with another spread from his Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards.)

14 August 2009

‘A’ on Friday

‘A’ on Friday

mr edwards

Follow Mr Edwards as he leads us through the pages of his Crap Book
  The Eye blog presents the first in a 26-part series of extracts from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards here.)

13 August 2009

A going concern

A going concern

lynne ciochetto

Toilet signage as an international cultural artefact
Toilet signage is such a deeply embedded part of contemporary life, writes Lynne Ciochetto, that most people are oblivious to the layers of meaning embedded in the signs themselves.
 
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