1 June 2013
Peter Sís crafts a picturebook from Farid Ud-Din Attar’s twelfth-century poem
‘Love loves difficult things’ claims the hoopoe bird at the centre of this poem. And this picturebook could certainly be described as ‘difficult’, for it is mysterious and enigmatic, intriguing and spiritual, writes Clare Walters.
27 May 2013
A magazine for Bob Newman; ‘Image Duplicator’; Erwin Blumenfeld at Somerset House; and Rémi Noël’s ‘This is not a map’
When French art director / photographer Rémi Noël goes to the States, he uses road maps rather than relying on a GPS device. And he prefers silver film to digital photography.
20 April 2013
Pick Me Up festival: one part exhibition, one part fun fair
Pick Me Up, the annual graphic arts festival at Somerset House, showcases a mixture of international illustrators, graphic novelists, cartoonists and graphic designers, writes Sarah Snaith.
18 April 2013
London design studio La Boca celebrates ten colourful years with a retrospective exhibition
London-based design studio La Boca has attracted much attention as of late. The independent studio is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a dual-venue exhibition ‘Graphisme Utopique, Architecture Radicale’ in Nantes, France, writes Jane Morice.
17 April 2013
Craig & Karl, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Silas Neal, Ben Newman and Kate Moross take the stage. Pam Bowman reports on her final day in Dublin.
The last day of the conference began with the design pair Craig and Karl. writes Pam Bowman, in the third and final report from Offset 2013.
15 April 2013
A glimpse at the ethos behind Alliance Graphique Internationale and the upcoming AGI Open London 2013
The public profile of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is not especially high, which is a little surprising considering the members who belong to it, writes Tony Brook.
12 April 2013
Gag-happy Vaughan Oliver recalls ‘holding a comma on the end of my scalpel.’ Pam Bowman continues her coverage of the Dublin conference.
Saturday began with Irish Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey, writes Pam Bowman, in the second of three reports from Offset 2013.
9 April 2013
Bob Gill, Louise Fili and Ben Bos explain why design is ‘not a profession but a way of life.’ Pam Bowman reports from the Dublin conference.
Starting at 10am on Friday 5 April and finishing at 7pm the following Sunday, Offset 2013 had a demanding, exhausting programme, writes Pam Bowman. However it was hugely inspirational, with parties to boot!
5 April 2013
The graphic landscape of this East African country reveals decades of colonisation, war and dictatorship. Plus a campaign (in Comic Sans) to promote national pride. Steven McCarthy reports.
Designers might know of Asmara, Eritrea’s capital in east Africa, as home to some impressive Modernist architecture, writes Steven McCarthy. Eritrea was a former colony of Italy, spent a mid-century decade under British administration, and was eventually ceded to Ethiopia, the latter being under the spheres of influence of the US, and later, the Soviets.
3 April 2013
Rich in reproductions and spanning a wide range of musical genres, Classic Rock Posters is eye candy for anyone interested in music poster design, writes Holly Harris.