New Media

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.

14 September 2010

When Harry IM-ed Sally

When Harry IM-ed Sally

camilla grey

Camilla Grey looks at modern love in the online ether
Tweeps, friends, followers, subscribers, buddies – in this socially networked world there is seemingly no end to the connections we can make across an exhaustive range of platforms, writes Camilla Grey. But what does it all really add up to?

18 August 2010

Up the ante

Up the ante

john ridpath

Should we take the Anti Design Festival as seriously as the LDF?
It’s not entirely clear whether the manifesto for the Anti Design Festival should be taken as a work of satirical mischief or a genuine rant about the state of design, writes John Ridpath.

17 August 2010

Offset 2010

Offset 2010

bren byrne, the events department

‘There’s a black cloud over the economy ... we’re a beacon of hope’
Designers will be descending on Dublin twice over the next two months. First up is AtypI 2000: The Word (8 > 12 September), and a few weeks later the Irish capital will host this year’s OFFSET (1 > 3 October). Both are shaping up to be impressive events, and Eye caught up with Bren Byrne, director of OFFSET, to hear more about his conference.

6 August 2010

Cage unbound

Cage unbound

the events department

From watercolours at the Baltic to Water Walk on a quiz show
According to Schoenberg, John Cage (1912-1992) wasn’t a composer, but ‘an inventor – of genius.’ Cage was also a visual artist and printmaker, and his scores are wonderful visual artefacts, too, see ‘Sound, code, image’ in Eye 26.

22 July 2010

Flip fantasia

Flip fantasia

the technology department

Flipboard transforms your Tweets into an impromptu trade journal
People have been getting very excited about the free iPAd app Flipboard, which turns gobbets of social media into magazine-like pages: pictures and text.
 
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