James Sillavan, aka JAS, was a prolific cartoonist whose wry drawings were a familiar feature of many UK newspapers and magazines. Stephen Coates pays tribute.
The work of James Sillavan, who has died of a heart attack aged 63, is more familiar to readers of national newspapers than most will realise. His illustration work, signed latterly as ‘JAS’, has regularly appeared in the British national press for more than 25 years, writes Stephen Coates.
Japanese shunga, a typographic video game, Printed Pages, The Golden Thread, Karlssonwilker and Soviet board games
Here are a few links to games, magazines, blogs, books, workshops and exhibitions that piqued our interest this week.
Northern design – physical and digital – comes to 24 venues in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland
The Northern Design Festival is a biannual celebration of design from the north of England is currently taking place in 24 venues across Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland until 20 October, writes Cally Gatehouse.
The work of Enid Marx links two new exhibitions about animals at Compton Verney in Warwickshire
For designers and illustrators with an interest in print-making there is much to see in two inter-related exhibitions at the beautiful (if rather remote) Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire, writes Clare Walters.
Pulp!, a 1989 newspaper devoted to trees, drew attention to green issues through art, illustration, writing and photography
Pulp! was a one-off, large-format newspaper published in 1989 to raise awareness of pressing green issues.
Graphic scores go on the road – played by an alchemical, avant-garde supergroup of musicians prepared to turn line, type and image into sound
This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).
A poster show at Kemistry Gallery celebrates two founders of New York’s Push Pin studio
A current exhibition at the small Kemistry gallery in Shoreditch features posters by Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, two of the founders of New York’s celebrated Push Pin studio. We asked Kemistry founder Graham McCallum about his love for their work.
Martin South unmasks Tim Leong’s witty and positively nerdgasmic Super Graphic
‘Nerdgasm’ has not yet reached the Oxford English Dictionary. Even ‘twerk’, ‘omnishambles’ and ‘selfie’ seem likely to get there first, writes Martin South.
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.
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).