New Media

16 December 2008

What’s that sound? Who’s that girl?

What’s that sound? Who’s that girl?

Eye’s latest cover features Goldfrapp and Replica
People have been asking what’s on the cover of the latest Eye

28 November 2008

MAP/making’s acid test

MAP/making’s acid test

john l. walters

Music, art and performance in action at the Royal College
What is it about the last Thursday in November in London, asks John L. Walters? There were at least half a dozen events competing for our attention: Sanky doing a D&AD lecture; the launch of the AR’s Emerging Architecture at RIBA; Jost Hochuli at St Bride; the ‘Deface Value’ view at Mutate Britain; and so on . . . The one I opted for was a specially commissioned presentation of live audio-visual work at the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery at the Royal College of Art.

19 November 2008

Guy Le Querrec in Africa

Guy Le Querrec in Africa

john l. walters

Encores for Magnum photographer at the London Jazz Festival
We’re halfway into the London Jazz Festival, and the annual event has already delivered three great audio-visual experiences, writes John L. Walters, including movies, animation – and now some black and white documentary photography.

5 November 2008

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

q&a

Michal Levy: Colour has the same effect it had when we were ‘cavemen’
Previously unpublished ‘beyond the canon’ Q&A with Michal Levy about design history. Levy, now resident in Philadelphia, US, comes from Tel Aviv, Israel.

24 October 2008

The hero of Flight 404

The hero of Flight 404

Synaesthesia, auto-changers and the final trip: Robert Hodgin at FOTB
Flight 404’s Robert Hodgin has worked out the ideal format for his life - as a nicely rendered pie chart, writes John L. Walters. About a third of his time is spent sleeping; another chunk is for eating; and there’s a tiny sliver

20 October 2008

The Independent: too gaudy for words

The Independent: too gaudy for words

An exclusive, Web-only Critique by Rick Poynor for the Eye blog
I always liked the idea of The Independent and there have been a couple of periods, especially after it launched in 1986, when I defected to it from The Guardian. Even so, it has been a long time since I read it regularly, although the campaigning front pages produced since its 2005 redesign by Cases i Associats were eye-catching and occasionally led me to buy it. My main stumbling block is the tabloid page (and that goes for The Times, too). No matter how these two papers might rationalise the switch from broadsheet, the smaller size – also used by the Daily Mail – remains inherently down-market. The Guardian’s brilliantly managed move into new territory with the Berliner format underlined how dowdy, unimaginative and old-fashioned its rivals had become. 

18 September 2008

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

mike kippenhan

Re: Afterword to ‘Googling the design canon’ – don’t diss the digital
From Mike Kippenhan The idea of inviting a variety of people associated with design to write about ‘neglected classics that take us “beyond the canon”’ resulted in an interesting and enjoyable issue of Eye (no. 68 vol. 17). It was refreshing to be introduced not only to some classics I was unaware of, but also to new contributors who have taken the time to share their ideas and interests.

9 September 2008

The internet loves kittens

The internet loves kittens

john l. walters

Elbow, Crusha and the communicative power of small furry animals
I thought I was going to be the warm-up man for Ian Anderson.

8 September 2008

Cutting crew

Cutting crew

john l. walters

Wallpaper* strives to keep its edge with guest eds and die-cuts
Print can still do lots of things you can’t do online   , and one of the more striking and tactile techniques in the print designer’s armoury is die-cutting, writes John L. Walters.

26 August 2008

Chalk and talk

Chalk and talk

john l. walters

‘A Recent History of Writing & Drawing’ at the ICA
It’s not an obvious design or art exhibition – more like an interactive playroom from the design museum of our dreams.
 
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