Illustration

30 August 2013

Movie auteur as poster designer

Movie auteur as poster designer

A BFI exhibition shows the posters that multi-tasking Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray designed for his own movies
Satyajit Ray was one of the great auteurs of world cinema, writes Chris Brawn.

27 August 2013

Of mice and moquette

Of mice and moquette

Image-makers go Underground to seek inspiration for the outer surfaces of Oyster card holders
Outline Editions, in collaboration with Designjunction, have commissioned ten designers and illustrators – including Noma Bar, Kate Moross and James Joyce – to decorate some limited-edition Oyster card* holders in celebration of the 150th anniversary year of London Underground (whose first journey was in January 1863).

12 August 2013

In your face

In your face

Right now, 3D cinema is enjoying a second flush of activity, with immersive, fantastical movies such as Monsters Inc. 3D, Avatar and Pina, writes Andrew Robertson.

6 August 2013

A mag for Bob

A mag for Bob

88 magazine lovers have made this one-off newsprint publication for a good cause – raising money to support mag maven Bob Newman
Last March (2013), art director Bob Newman suffered an appalling accident in a swimming pool.

31 July 2013

Books received #2

Books received #2

After Butler’s Wharf from the RCA’s CWAD graduates, Vapourware, Tractor Boys, Map of Days and Abram Games’s Penguin covers

26 July 2013

Poster-wrap party night

Poster-wrap party night

The V&A’s Friday Lates are an opportunity for graphic design and illustration to invade the museum’s spaces
On the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its doors until 10pm to host themed performances, installations, gallery talks and design workshops. Almost all of these ‘Friday Lates’ are free, and everyone is welcome, writes Holly Harris.

12 July 2013

Babylon aan ’t IJ

Babylon aan ’t IJ

Brooklyn Babylon, a multimedia spectacular by Darcy James Argue and Danijel Žeželj, raises the roof at the Holland Festival
In the critic’s lexicon, there are few terms more problematic than ‘multimedia’, writes John L. Walters.

24 June 2013

Sharing the stage … sharing ideas

Sharing the stage … sharing ideas

Five D-Crit students team up with experts to make presentations at their graduate symposium
It’s that time of year again, when a host of graduating art and design students prepare to launch themselves upon the world. The degree shows have gone up and this year’s crew are buzzing with anticipation, writes Liz Farrelly. That’s fine if your work looks good on a wall or in a gallery. But what about the new breed of design critics on Masters courses on both sides of the Atlantic? Just how do writers make their mark?

20 June 2013

Memory cells

Memory cells

Twenty graphic artists respond to Hari Kunzru’s post-apocalyptic tale with infographics, reliquaries, type, animation and a playhouse made of rubbish
‘London has been destroyed in fiction … innumerable times,’ said Hari Kunzru at press view for ‘Memory Palace’, just opened at the V&A in London. Kunzru’s specially commissioned text imagines a world in which all information has been erased by a digital holocaust.

3 June 2013

Private fears of public speaking

Private fears of public speaking

A report from day two of the inaugural Point conference in London
Conference themes are often loosely interpreted by speakers and the themes themselves leave space for interpretation, writes Sarah Snaith in the second of two reports from the conference (see John O’Reilly’s ‘Talking about the A-word’ on the Eye blog).
 
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