Typography

2 December 2013

Books Received #5

Books Received #5

Alphabet postcards, type geeks as ‘birders’, post-digital letterpress, understanding type basics and calligraphy
Here is a brief look at some type-oriented titles that recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

22 November 2013

The power of type

The power of type

Unit Editions’ book Type Only documents graphic design – from the late 1990s to the present – that primarily uses typography to illustrate and communicate ideas, writes Sarah Snaith.

11 October 2013

Chat show

Chat show

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from day one of the AGI Open conference in London, where the theme was ‘dialogue’
London’s AGI Open set out to shun the standard conference show-and-tell format, and to bring ‘dialogue’ to the stage, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

10 October 2013

A graphic tree-hug

A graphic tree-hug

Pulp!, a 1989 newspaper devoted to trees, drew attention to green issues through art, illustration, writing and photography
Pulp! was a one-off, large-format newspaper published in 1989 to raise awareness of pressing green issues.

30 September 2013

Eye 86 in transit

Eye 86 in transit

Fresh off the rollers and over to the mailing house
The new issue, Eye 86, has been printed and is ready to be sent out to subscribers and bookstores around the world.

13 September 2013

London Design Festival preview 2013

London Design Festival preview 2013

The LDF gets bigger each year, but graphic design, despite the presence of Circular, Anthony Burrill and others, still plays a minor role
Missing things is an unavoidable part of the London Design Festival (LDF) experience, no matter where your allegiance lies, writes Peter Maxwell.

10 September 2013

Letraset Tuesday at St Bride

Letraset Tuesday at St Bride

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Come to St Bride tonight to hear Dan ‘Ultrasparky’ Rhatigan, Tony Rushton (Private Eye) and Letraset designers Dave Farey & Colin Brignall.
Tonight’s Type Tuesday at St Bride Library in London features Dan ‘Ultrasparky’ Rhatigan, Tony Rushton (Private Eye) and Letraset designers Dave Farey and Colin Brignall.

12 August 2013

In your face

In your face

Right now, 3D cinema is enjoying a second flush of activity, with immersive, fantastical movies such as Monsters Inc. 3D, Avatar and Pina, writes Andrew Robertson.

29 July 2013

From cave to code

From cave to code

Designer Scott W. Santoro writes about the lessons he learned while producing a textbook for graphic design students
My young son once asked, ‘Why are we here?’, writes Scott W. Santoro. When the question was flipped back to him, ‘Why do you think we are here, Ellis?’, he responded, ‘To learn stuff!’

23 July 2013

Riddle of the cube

Riddle of the cube

Established graphic designers struggle with the ‘white cube’ of a gallery space. How can emerging designers explain their work in the crowded environs of a graduate show?
Each year, graduating students of the Visual Communication course at the Royal College of Art are faced with the problem of their final graduate show, writes Jessica Morgan.
 
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