Typography

6 June 2011

Gill sans Eric

Gill sans Eric

alexander ecob

Brighton show will put MacDonald ‘Max’ Gill back on the map.
One could be forgiven for not knowing that Eric Gill had a brother. MacDonald ‘Max’ Gill (1884-1947) has been overshadowed by the legacy of his elder sibling writes Alexander Ecob. (A matter further complicated by Max’s 1946 marriage to Priscilla Johnston, the daughter of Eric’s mentor Edward Johnston.)

4 June 2011

Critique commentary

Critique commentary

rick poynor

Rick Poynor selects DVD covers from the Criterion Collection’s film list.
In ‘Commitment to content’, my latest Web-only Critique, I have written about the design of the Criterion Collection of DVDs, writes Eye writer at large Rick Poynor. Here, we present a selection of 22 covers from more than 500 films in the ever-expanding, numbered collection, highlighting four visual approaches used by art director Sarah Habibi, head of the Criterion art department, and Criterion’s designer, Eric Skillman.

2 June 2011

Dot dot rock

Dot dot rock

zoë street howe

Zoë Street Howe on the black art of ‘heavy metal umlauts’
‘Metal umlauts’ echo the ‘devil horn’ rock salute, carry a menacing whiff of Gothic mystery – and make us look twice, writes Zoë Street Howe in Eye 76.

1 June 2011

The timelessness of craft

The timelessness of craft

john warwicker

Karel Martens and OASE on show at the Narrows in Melbourne
As founder of Werkplaats Typografie, the two-year masters programme at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and designer of the Dutch architectural journal OASE, Karel Martens is one of the most influential and well respected graphic designers of the past few decades, writes John Warwicker.

31 May 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

type tuesday

Back with a flourish #2. Christian Schwartz on swashes & ornamentation
Interest in swash characters has been rekindled by a growing acceptance from type designers and graphic designers of the OpenType font format and a resurgence of enthusiasm for ornamentation. In the light of this, Christian Schwartz takes a look at typographic embellishment.

26 May 2011

The Word on the street

The Word on the street

andrew robertson

OMG: R2’s typographic gallery wall in Lisbon was a scriptural Knockout
There was a time when most art was made for the glory of God, when the Church made the best (and the best-funded) client writes Andrew Robertson in Eye 70. Nowadays, art is a secular rival to religion, competing with places of worship for devotees, and erecting great cathedrals like the Guggenheims and the Tates.

24 May 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

type tuesday

Faith in asymmetry. John D. Berry on Jan Tschichold and Active Literature
What makes Jan Tschichold so interesting is not his theories but his practice. None of his dogmatic theories would matter much, writes John D. Berry , if he hadn’t been a superb typographer.

22 May 2011

World’s greatest sign?

World’s greatest sign?

mike kippenhan

Stockton’s Sno-White dwarfs the opposition, says Mike Kippenhan
Declaring one singular sign the ‘Greatest in the World’ is as recklessly bold as it is provincial, writes Mike Kippenhan. But if a sign were to achieve this honour, the one for Sno-White Drive-in, on the south side of Stockton, California, would be it.

16 May 2011

Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday

type tuesday

How lettering is made for public display: hand-cutting wood
Andrew Haslam looks at the production of display lettering, and, in this instalment, hand-cutting letterforms in wood by Caroline Webb.

13 May 2011

Life / work / dog balance

Life / work / dog balance

eye editors

An Eye video interview with Morag Myerscough… and Lemmy
The latest issue of Eye profiles Morag Myerscough in the feature ‘In the thick of it’.  Myerscough is a designer who puts an eclectic graphic sensibility into public spaces, injecting colour, pattern and big type into schools, health centres and other installations.
 
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