Typography

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.

15 June 2010

Poundtastic bombastic

Poundtastic bombastic

rick poynor, the picture department

‘Poundland’s graphic repertoire is the retail equivalent of budget airlines’
In ‘Poundtastic bombastic’ Eye’s latest Web-only Critique, Rick Poynor wonders whether it’s time for Poundland to ditch its ‘proletarian design’.

1 June 2010

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

How we learned to stop worrying about pirates and love type on the Web
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione launched their independent type foundry TypeTogether in 2006. Eye’s Simon Esterson asked Burian about her experiences with Typekit and her views on online typography in general.

30 May 2010

More TYPO Berlin

More TYPO Berlin

robin richmond

Likes and dislikes: part two of Eye’s coverage of the 2010 conference
The fifteenth TYPO Berlin brought together some international heavyweight speakers over three balmy spring days at the Kongressehalle including Jonathan Barnbrook, David Carson, Candy Chang, Jan Chipchase, Fons Hickmann (below), Erik Kessels, Eike König, Joachim Sauter, Carlos Segura and Erik Spiekermann speaking under the banner of ‘Passion’, writes Robin Richmond.

26 May 2010

Typeface, the movie

Typeface, the movie

sally jeffery

New designers test old methods at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Typeface, screened last week at the London College of Communication, is billed by its makers as documenting a convergence of modern design and traditional technique, writes Sally Jeffery.

25 May 2010

Thunderer comes out fighting

Thunderer comes out fighting

simon esterson

Will thetimes.co.uk change our view of what an online newspaper looks like?
The new Times website, thetimes.co.uk launched this morning, writes Simon Esterson. There’s a month to sample it on free trial before it goes behind a £2 per week paywall.

24 May 2010

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

robin richmond

Robin Richmond is left wondering what defines value at TYPO Berlin
TYPO Berlin 2010 is Europe’s largest design conference, writes Robin Richmond, with 1500 delegates from eleven countries attending. Proceedings begin a little after 2pm on Thursday, when Erik Spiekermann (below) steps in for the original keynote speaker, Peter Kruse (unable to attend because of illness).

17 May 2010

Visualising prose in all its complexity

Visualising prose in all its complexity

ralph cowling

Each of Stefanie Posavec’s pictures is truly worth a thousand words
By day Stefanie Posavec works as a book sleeve designer for Penguin Books. At night she judges books more deeply than by cover alone, writes Ralph Cowling.

13 May 2010

Say the Word

Say the Word

john l. walters

‘Provocations’ prompt Camberwell students to think about type
Yesterday I spent some time at the Wilson Road annexe of University of the Arts London, Camberwell for the ‘Key Ideas’ discussion forum Word, organised in co-operation between Eye magazine and the college, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

11 May 2010

Revalue the dollar

Revalue the dollar

the picture department

How art director Herb Lubalin got his illustrator friends to make money
The third issue of Avant-Garde, May 1968, ran an attention-grabbing feature entitled ‘Revaluation of the Dollar: 19 Artists Design a New One-Dollar Bill.’
 
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