New Media

24 September 2009

This is a code. Now form a band

This is a code. Now form a band

john l. walters, the technology department

Venn diagrams, metaphors and the spirit of DIY at Flash on the Beach
Another year, another Flash on the Beach. How was it for you, asks John L. Walters?

21 September 2009

A taste of Toxi

A taste of Toxi

the technology department

The Toxiclibs showreel from Karsten Schmidt / Postspectacular
In advance of a much-anticipated new blog by Karsten Schmidt (who also appears at Flash on the Beach on Tuesday afternoon), here’s a short Vimeo overview …

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce

7 September 2009

X-ray flix (MTV #2)

X-ray flix (MTV #2)

liz farrelly, paul ayre

The ingredients that went into Rotterdam’s Fantastic Voyage
Following his previous MTV blog, ‘Hands on’, Paul Ayre describes his work on the motion graphics for the 1997 award ceremony in Rotterdam.

2 September 2009

We can be heroes

We can be heroes

john l. walters

Pentagram’s monster rock rebrand takes Guitar Hero up to eleven
Eye editor John L. Walters talks to Pentagram’s Michael Bierut about the new ‘brand architecture’ for Guitar Hero and its forthcoming spin-off games.

1 September 2009

Hands on

Hands on

liz farrelly, paul ayre

Adding soul (and soil) to the television test card, MTV EMA part 1
‘Fired up and hired’, Liz Farrelly’s Eye 72 article about MTV includes several examples of the channel’s approach to design and animation. In this two-part blog, Paul Ayre, former head of On-Air Graphics at MTV, writes about his methods.

17 August 2009

Missing pieces

Missing pieces

david thompson

Watchmen director’s cut on DVD – better than the big screen?
Further to my review of Zack Synder’s film of Watchmen, writes David Thompson, I thought I’d post a few words on the newly-released Director’s Cut DVD. With an extra 24 minutes of footage, the expanded version runs to just over 3 hours and offers a number of improvements on the theatrical release.

6 August 2009

Everything and more

Everything and more

liz farrelly

UE’s Matt Pyke and MTV’s ‘international brand refresh’
MTV has recently rolled out an ‘international brand refresh’, to be implemented across the music television network’s 64 main channels, writes Liz Farrelly.

29 July 2009

Just Add Stock

Just Add Stock

Get your entries in for Eye’s new awards before the deadline of 31 July
Just Add Stock is Eye magazine’s awards project for print or online designs that use stock imagery. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter. The awards are for commissioned design work (made since Jan 08) that uses photographs, illustrations and/or film clips from any image library worldwide. There are nine categories: click on the link to download an entry form while there’s still time before the deadline of 31 July 09.

28 July 2009

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

Phil Wolstenholme’s fractal visions

david thompson

From china tea sets to hyper-real South Yorkshire landscapes
Blank Screen Syndrome, writes David Thompson, is an exhibition/retrospective of work by Phil Wolstenholme, whose computer-generated images and animations have been used by, among others, Warp Records, Gavin Bryars and The Designers Republic (See Reputations, Eye 71). Of these early album sleeves and promotional images, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations are perhaps the most familiar.
 
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