Typography

16 November 2010

The app of A Humument

The app of A Humument

john l. walters, the apps department

‘The iPad is one of the oldest things in the world ... a pad or a slate.’
Tom Phillips’ A Humument is an artists’ book made by defacing (and hence deconstructing) an obscure Victorian novel, W.H. Mallock’s A Human Document, writes John L. Walters. (See Archive, Eye no. 18 vol. 5.)

6 November 2010

A sense of wonder

A sense of wonder

the type department

Video clips from Marian Bantjes’ Eye talk at St Bride Library in London
On 5 October, Marian Bantjes spoke to a sold-out audience at the St Bride Library in London about her book, I Wonder. Here are four short video clips from the recent talk, organised by Eye and the Friends of St Bride.

3 November 2010

Touch of science

Touch of science

the science department

Will the Thunderer’s Eureka iPad app displace its printed supplement?
The Times’s Eureka app for the iPad went on sale from iTunes today, price 59p. The design, by in-house art director Matt Curtis, complements that of the monthly print supplement of the same name (see ‘Pull out pages and panic‘ on the Eye blog) but this ‘Science of Sport’ special comprises all-new content, commissioned and programmed for the app at great expense, with several features that take advantage of the  medium’s advantages and idiosyncracies.

28 October 2010

Penguins with attitude

Penguins with attitude

john l. walters

Illustrative wrecks and rescues at the publisher’s New York office.
Despite its celebratory title and retro cover design, Penguin 75 is actually a book about contemporary book design, writes John L. Walters. Its editor, Paul Buckley – otherwise known as ‘VP Executive Creative Director’ at Penguin’s New York office – has chosen 75 wildly different book cover projects from the past decade (listed alphabetically by title), and presented them together with alternate covers and sketches, alongside short commentaries by the authors, art directors, editors, illustrators and photographers.

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.
 
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