Illustration

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.

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.
 
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