New Media

18 January 2011

Brit Insurance Design Awards

Brit Insurance Design Awards

john ridpath, the awards department

Bantjes, Shandy, Flipboard and E.Chromi make the (long) shortlist
London’s Design Museum announced the shortlist for this year’s Brit Insurance Design awards this morning. Eye readers will spot some familiar work among the nominees – not least two beautiful books featured in Eye 77: Visual Edition’s Tristam Shandy (below) and Marian Bantjes’ decorative feast I Wonder (pictured top; see also ‘A sense of wonder’ on the Eye blog).

8 January 2011

Ice sights and sounds

Ice sights and sounds

john l. walters

Instruments sculpted out of frozen water from ancient lakes
On the River Terrace by London’s Somerset House there’s a glowing ‘geodesic igloo’ (below) – the temporary home for performances by Terje Isungset and an installation called The Idea of North, writes Eye editor John L.Walters.

7 December 2010

Be animated. Smile!

Be animated. Smile!

alex stevens, jo kotas

Let’s turn London Underground’s screens into a digital playground
Smile for London aims to raise the spirits of London underground commuters through
 a series of motion works to be displayed on the large platform screens across the underground network, write Jo Kotas and Alex Stevens.

19 November 2010

Interesting new Yorkshire

Interesting new Yorkshire

pamela bowman

Lego, ‘500 years of Tweeting’ and cake in Sheffield’s Cutlers’ Hall.
Interesting North 2010 took place on Saturday 13 November at the magnificent Cutlers’ Hall, writes Pamela Bowman.

16 November 2010

The app of A Humument

The app of A Humument

john l. walters, the apps department

‘The iPad is one of the oldest things in the world ... a pad or a slate.’
Tom Phillips’ A Humument is an artists’ book made by defacing (and hence deconstructing) an obscure Victorian novel, W.H. Mallock’s A Human Document, writes John L. Walters. (See Archive, Eye no. 18 vol. 5.)

9 November 2010

Sound and vision #1

Sound and vision #1

john l. walters

Time to find some new, meaningful associations between music + design.
Think about design for music, and record covers spring to mind, writes John Walters. (See ‘Sound and vision’ in Eye 76, the music design special issue, opening spread below.) That’s understandable: graphic design has borne witness to an extraordinary canon of independent work over the past 70 years.

3 November 2010

Touch of science

Touch of science

the science department

Will the Thunderer’s Eureka iPad app displace its printed supplement?
The Times’s Eureka app for the iPad went on sale from iTunes today, price 59p. The design, by in-house art director Matt Curtis, complements that of the monthly print supplement of the same name (see ‘Pull out pages and panic‘ on the Eye blog) but this ‘Science of Sport’ special comprises all-new content, commissioned and programmed for the app at great expense, with several features that take advantage of the  medium’s advantages and idiosyncracies.

25 October 2010

Troubled waters

Troubled waters

the picture department

Anthony Burrill designs a poster that’s screenprinted with oil from the BP spill
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

22 October 2010

Catch them before they vanish

Catch them before they vanish

alison bakker

Taking a close look at Ken Garland’s little photo books
After the success of his previous set of books, writes Alison Bakker, Ken Garland (see Reputations in Eye 66) has released three more: A close look at landscape sequences, A close look at street graphics of Brighton and A close look at the buddy bears of Berlin. Although he didn’t plan it this way, Garland seems to be making a photographic record of things that are transitory.

15 October 2010

Twenty-twenty vision

Twenty-twenty vision

nick kapica

The Macpac_20 Concept Store: a visual and spatial design collaboration
A few weeks ago I attended the BEST awards, the premier design awards in New Zealand, writes Nick Kapica of Massey University. I was very pleased that our College of Creative Arts (CoCA) swept the board within the student awards.
 
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