Typography

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

16 September 2009

Act local, think stencil

Act local, think stencil

anthony burrill

Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.

11 September 2009

Birth of the Modern

Birth of the Modern

Kemistry Gallery pays tribute to Herbert Spencer’s Typographica
What unites 1960s Modernist graphic designers, the editors of Wallpaper* magazine and Hoxton bloggers? Last night it was the opening of the exhibition at Kemistry about Herbert Spencer’s pioneering magazine Typographica.

8 September 2009

Dimensional typography

leslie atzmon

The unbearable flatness of being, by Leslie Atzmon
‘One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path.’

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.

28 August 2009

In ‘C’

In ‘C’

mr edwards

A non-minimalist spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. Click here (sorry, Brendan) for more about Mr Edwards.

21 August 2009

‘B’ on Friday

‘B’ on Friday

Mr Edwards is back with another spread from his Crap Book
The Eye blog presents the latest instalment from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards.)

14 August 2009

‘A’ on Friday

‘A’ on Friday

mr edwards

Follow Mr Edwards as he leads us through the pages of his Crap Book
  The Eye blog presents the first in a 26-part series of extracts from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. (More about Mr Edwards here.)

13 August 2009

A going concern

A going concern

lynne ciochetto

Toilet signage as an international cultural artefact
Toilet signage is such a deeply embedded part of contemporary life, writes Lynne Ciochetto, that most people are oblivious to the layers of meaning embedded in the signs themselves.

12 August 2009

Pin-sharp picture-editing

Pin-sharp picture-editing

john l. walters

The September Issue goes behind the scenes at US Vogue
British magazine editors (and other BSME members) crowded into a smart West End viewing theatre last night for a preview of R. G. Cutler’s documentary (frockumentary?) about the making of US Vogue’s biggest issue, writes John L. Walters.
 
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