Typography

11 August 2009

The pleasures of browsing

The pleasures of browsing

rick poynor

An exclusive, Web-only Critique by Rick Poynor for the Eye site and blog
In Australia, Rick Poynor plays ‘hotel inspector’ to explore a bookshop that understands its books and readers: Sydney’s Published Art.

7 August 2009

Mr Edwards’ Crap Book

Mr Edwards’ Crap Book

mr edwards

Get ready for the new, regular Friday feature from the scrap-tastic Eye blog
Next week on the Eye blog we’ll be launching the first in a series of 26 visual romps through the pages of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book. Each week will feature a different letter of the alphabet to brighten up your Friday.

6 August 2009

Everything and more

Everything and more

liz farrelly

UE’s Matt Pyke and MTV’s ‘international brand refresh’
MTV has recently rolled out an ‘international brand refresh’, to be implemented across the music television network’s 64 main channels, writes Liz Farrelly.

5 August 2009

Visual rhetoric

Visual rhetoric

leslie atzmon

What we mean when we talk about form, by Leslie Atzmon
Like the late American comedian Rodney Dangerfield, aesthetic form ‘don’t get no respect’, writes Leslie Atzmon.

30 July 2009

In the house

In the house

the picture department

At home with Marian Bantjes, subject of Eye 72’s Reputations interview
The summer issue, Eye 72, includes a Reputations interview with Marian Bantjes, with a portrait by photographer Andrew Querner (see opening spread, bottom). Here are some pictures that Andrew took of Marian’s studio, along with her captions.

30 July 2009

Pimp my type

Pimp my type

annabel fraser, selina swayne

Did ‘Type Tart Cards’ face the grotesque reality of prostitution?
‘SHE’S BACK! RAUNCHY ROCKWELL THE SLAB SERIF … KERN ME SILLY’. Enter the world of ‘tart cards’ seen through the eyes of graphic designers, write Annabel Fraser and Selina Swayne.

27 July 2009

The Form of the Book 6

The Form of the Book 6

fraser muggeridge

Fully Booked vs. Jan Tschichold’sThe Form of the Book; it’s a knockout
In the red corner we have The Form of the Book by Jan Tschichold in 1975 (English translation published by Lund Humphries in 1991) weighing in at 182 pages.

27 July 2009

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

john l. walters

A quality, quarterly broadsheet made by moonlighting journalists
Sitting next to a self-absorbed Telegraph reader on the train last week I was reminded of the public transport of fifteen or twenty years ago, similarly packed and stuffy, but full of broadsheet readers of every political stripe.

22 July 2009

Covers galore

Covers galore

the picture department

Alternative designs for the front and back of Eye 72

11 July 2009

Trillion-dollar brainwave

Trillion-dollar brainwave

the video department

Video clip about the SA campaign for the Zimbabwean newspaper
Here’s a short video item about the Zimbabwean’s multi-trillion dollar campaign. See Sean O’Toole’s article ‘Money’s worth less than paper’, also on the Eye blog.
 
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