New Media

19 December 2011

Noted #23

Noted #23

noted

Leiter’s fragments, animation, covers, ephemera and ‘comical’ wordmarks
Here are a few links to sites, articles and a video that grabbed our attention this week.

2 December 2011

The Sheffield connection

The Sheffield connection

eye editors

Discovering a diaspora of former TDR designers in Eye 81’s ‘The far side’
A reader has pointed out an unintended pattern in the latest issue of Eye magazine.

28 November 2011

Working for peanuts

Working for peanuts

john ridpath

50/50’s apples turn a parasitic financial model on its head. For good
Early this summer, digital agency Made by Many and Good for Nothing hosted a hack weekend attempting to find ideas that could help raise funds for famine relief in East Africa.

24 November 2011

Art in your pocket?

Art in your pocket?

john l. walters

Anthony Caro and Tom Phillips design gold and silver coins for the Olympics.
‘Coin design is not graphic design,’ said Christopher Frayling. ‘It’s relief sculpture … it’s art in your pocket.’ He was speaking at the launch of two 1 kilo coins struck to commemorate the Olympics, writes John L. Walters.

16 November 2011

The past is a foreign domain

The past is a foreign domain

john ridpath

Digital Archaeology remembers Antirom, Noodlebox, Word.com, etc.
Internet Week Europe (7–11 November 2011) was, as one might expect, obsessed with the future, writes John Ridpath. Sessions included ‘the Future of Online Advertising’, ‘A Digital Future: Tackling Social Exclusion Through Technology’, ‘The Future of Ecommerce and Magento’, ‘The future is social commerce …’ and ‘Mobile – the Future of Publishing?’ At BERG’s excellent Tomorrow’s World session, visitors heard about the ‘near future’ of design (Karsten Schmidt), pop (Warren Ellis), citizen science (Fiona Romeo), toys (Alice Taylor), redesigning the planet (James Cascio), and more.

11 November 2011

Noted #19

Noted #19

noted

Rudi Ruegg, infographics, Monopoly and webfonts
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

26 October 2011

Historical digital

Historical digital

david womack, historical digital

Tools to make or break: designers are redefining type and image at code level
The ability to make tools is what distinguishes designers and other humans from lower forms of life, writes David Womack in Eye 60.

20 October 2011

Historical digital

Historical digital

adrian shaughnessy, historical digital

Adrian Shaughnessey on the rise of laptop aesthetics … from 2003
What are the major stylistic trends in current graphic design? wrote Adrian Shaughnessey in Eye 49 (2003)

29 September 2011

Loose arrangement

Loose arrangement

alexander ecob

A book in a box that obliges readers to interact. Also available as a hectic app
Publisher Visual Editions has established a reputation for publishing titles that exploit the benefits of the books’ visual and physical elements over their digital counterparts (see ‘A nose for type’, in Eye 77 about Apfel’s design for The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman). All the publications on VE’s list, both published and proposed, are titles that play with the expected form of the book, writes Alexander Ecob.

22 September 2011

Type and structure

Type and structure

julia thrift

Revisiting UK design practice 8vo, creators of Octavo magazine
The small, London-based design practice 8vo has an unusual position in the recent history of British graphics wrote Julia Thrift in Eye 37. Formed in 1985 by three then unknown designers, Simon Johnston, Mark Holt and Hamish Muir, a year later it published the first issue of Octavo, a typographic magazine of intense seriousness and overt graphic sophistication.
 
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