Illustration

29 September 2008

Visible absence

Visible absence

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Leo Fitzmaurice and the black hole of shopping . . . in Deptford
British artist Leo Fitzmaurice [whose work you can see right now in Deptford High St., above and bottom] has created an aesthetic of what might be called ‘visible absence’, writes David Crowley, in the latest issue of Eye

23 September 2008

How to illustrate

How to illustrate

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Martin O’Neill’s collages burst out of the Guardian’s how-to-write booklets
Guardian (and Observer) readers have been getting a daily dose of Martin O’Neill’s collages in the seven-part ‘How to write’ series of booklets.

22 September 2008

Record design framed

Record design framed

john l. walters

Does ‘Spin’ reduce graphic design to the level of art on a wall?
The Spin exhibition is small, free, easy to find (if you’re in or near London) and won’t take up too much of your time, writes John L.

16 September 2008

The Ed and Geoff show

The Ed and Geoff show

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Review of Two Lines Align
Two Lines Align is the catalogue for the exhibition of that name curated by Michael Worthington for REDCAT in LA.

12 September 2008

Page turner overdrive

Page turner overdrive

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Review of Fully Booked (DGV)
Books are never just books. They can be catalogues, toys, models, play centres, showcases for bindings, gatefolds, special papers and card and portfolios of design. Some of them might even be worth reading.

5 September 2008

Two degrees of (colour) separation

Two degrees of (colour) separation

john l. walters

Graphic Rolling Stones artefacts are saved for the nation
It began with a letter – addressed to the designer at the Royal College of Art, writes John L. Walters.

22 August 2008

Graphic design on the radio

Graphic design on the radio

Paul Davis reveals all on live radio
OK, it’s not exactly Desert Island Discs, but Graphic design on the radio, presented by Adrian Shaughnessy, is becoming something of an institution.

14 August 2008

Le Gun ‘sells out’

Le Gun ‘sells out’

luke pendrell

But are they cut out for mainstream publishing success?
Above: D&AD guest finds someone to take home. (Who is this? let us know!) Photograph: Christine Donnier-Valentin.

5 August 2008

A raid on sacred cows

A raid on sacred cows

mary ann bolger

The Táin demonstrates how design can contribute to a nation’s sense of itself
Graphic design heroes might be, as Martha Scotford noted, Western white men, but they’re a particular kind of Western, white, man: there are few Finns, Greeks or Irish in the canon. As a 1992 article in Graphis asked: ‘Where are the Paul O’Rands, the Milton McGlasers?’
 
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