Typography

27 October 2010

Beatrice Warde lecture

Beatrice Warde lecture

simon esterson

Sébastien Morlighem’s gripping tale of Excoffon and the Fonderie Olive.
Tuesday night: to Bridewell Hall at the St Bride Library for the annual Beatrice Warde lecture, this year given by Sébastien Morlighem on ‘Researching Excoffon and the Fonderie Olive: Type as document.’

27 October 2010

Just their type

Just their type

the events department

Typographic posters go on display at Foyles in London
A new exhibition of typographic posters opens at Foyles Gallery today.

13 October 2010

Due process

Due process

jan middendorp

Porto plays host to an inspiring AGI Open conference
This year’s AGI (Alliance Graphique International) conference is taking place in Porto, a spectacular yet run-down city that bears many traces of Portugal’s current economic crisis, writes Jan Middendorp.

11 October 2010

An alphabetical catwalk

An alphabetical catwalk

tania prill

Tania Prill’s student workshop translates typography into fashion
Each year, Professor Niklaus Troxler and his colleagues from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design invite six designers from around the world to hold workshops. In 2009, writes Tania Prill in Eye 72, I was invited to run a thee-day workshop.

6 October 2010

Marian Bantjes at St Bride. ‘Curiosity … is the key to the fantastic’ – a night of stars and (I) Won

Marian Bantjes at St Bride. ‘Curiosity … is the key to the fantastic’ – a night of stars and (I) Won

the form of the book

‘Curiosity … is the key to the fantastic’ – a night of stars and (I) Wonder
Last night Marian Bantjes captivated a sold-out audience for her talk at St Bride Library. It was the first time she has spoken in detail about her new book I Wonder (Thames & Hudson, £19.95),  just published.

16 September 2010

Gastrotypographicalassemblage

Gastrotypographicalassemblage

jay prynne

The Designs of Lou Dorfsman celebrated at Kemistry Gallery
Kemistry Gallery is celebrating the work of legendary designer Lou Dorfsman, art director for the CBS network in a new exhibition opening with a private view tonight from 6pm.

8 September 2010

Paint the city clean

Paint the city clean

julie fairless

Officially sanctioned street art on the thoroughfares of Bangalore
Change is written on the walls of urban India – and nowhere is this more pronounced than in the IT capital of Bengaluru (aka Bangalore), writes Julie Fairless.

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.)
 
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