Typography

29 August 2010

Brief. En. Counter

Brief. En. Counter

john l. walters

#graphicdesignmovies and Twitter’s chronicles of wasted time
Most of the Earth’s 6.79bn inhabitants know nothing of Twitter, but for those of us with accounts, it’s a dangerously addictive time-waster – a kind of interactive daytime TV.

24 August 2010

A quick burst of sound

A quick burst of sound

emily king

Zurich this autumn: the typographic music of posters made of letters
‘Writing is Drawing is Writing’ is a declaration by the late graphic designer Alan Fletcher, a man whose hand formed words and images with seamless skill, writes Emily King.

19 August 2010

Eyes and ears

Eyes and ears

the music department

A rare glimpse of the art and craft behind ECM’s visual identity
Adrian Shaughnessy’s article ‘One man brand’ in Eye 76, the Music design special issue, is about the graphic design and identity of Manfred Eicher’s music label ECM. (Spreads below – full article on the Eye website.)

11 August 2010

Comic serif

Comic serif

the picture department

How Punch magazine turned table talk into cartoons and typography
The British Library have just published a book that explores the inner world of Victorian comic magazine Punch. The Punch Brotherhood, by Patrick Leary, examines the importance of oral culture (or ‘table talk’) in shaping nineteenth-century print culture.

9 August 2010

Music to treasure

Music to treasure

the music department

Hardformat.org celebrates the visual pleasures associated with listening
For our music design special issue (out now), Eye talked to Hardformat’s Colin Buttimer about the rise and rise of the limited edition release (see ‘Pack shots’ in Eye 76).

26 July 2010

Singing type

Singing type

yves peters

Song lyrics brought to (visual) life by typography and design
The TypoLyrics section in the German typography magazine Slanted is an experiment in bringing together song texts and typography, writes Yves Peters. Slanted has turned this popular section into a book featuring 170 new contributions.

23 July 2010

So it goes

So it goes

the events department

The fourth dimension (in 3D) at Marsden Woo Gallery this month

‘‘There is No Why’, Alida Sayer’s current show (Marsden Woo Gallery, ends 31 July) takes its title from a line in Kurt…

13 July 2010

Back to front

Back to front

michael salu

Why I went to St Bride Library to make Granta’s latest cover
For me St Bride Library has long been an place of fascination and wonder, writes Granta artistic director Michael Salu. I discovered the library a few years ago, while working as a designer at Random House. My first encounter with the oil, wood, metal and the smell of history made an indelible impression on me.

23 June 2010

‘We want fresh bread.’

‘We want fresh bread.’

john l. walters, the awards department

Prizes for Yasuda, Schraivogel, Windlin, etc. at Brno Biennial 2010
Earlier this week I experienced the pleasures and pains of sitting on the international jury of the Brno Biennial 2010, writes John L. Walters. The fun came from looking at lots of interesting international work (nothing from the UK) in the pleasant company of fellow jurors Alan Záruba, Igor Stanisljevic, Koichi Sato, Scott Santoro, Lizá Ramalho of R2, Karel Martens and Petr Babák.

22 June 2010

Graphic jokes in the white cube

Graphic jokes in the white cube

the picture department

Modern Toss do their bit for the economy by flogging more stuff
Jon Link and Mick Bunnage, the duo behind the mischievous Modern Toss opened their ‘London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks Exhibition’ today in Shoreditch at the Maverik Showroom.
 
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