Photography

1 March 2010

Signs of a city

Signs of a city

john ridpath

Eye revisits the typography of Athenian street signs
When Minos Zarifopoulos wrote about Athenian street signs in Eye 45, he worried that a project to remove modern billboards and other ‘visual disturbances’ could give the impression of ‘walking around an open-air museum of how Athens used to be’, writes John Ridpath.

1 February 2010

Action stations

Action stations

the events department

Jonathan Miller explores the analysis and representation of movement
The current Estorick exhibition ‘On the Move: Visualising Action’ is not an art or photography exhibition, though it contains plenty of both. Nor is it strictly about science or technology or cultural history.

1 January 2010

Small and perfectly formed

Small and perfectly formed

the picture department

Ken Garland takes another close look at the world around us
In recent years, graphic designer Ken Garland has devoted increasing amounts of his time to photography.

25 December 2009

Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

mr edwards

Enjoy a festive treat from the colourful world of Mr Edwards
It’s Christmas, and Mr Edwards is on cracking form with a seasonal card adapted from his infamous Crap Book. Read more about him in this blog we made earlier.

16 December 2009

Power shots

Power shots

wayne ford

Mitch Epstein’s exploration of the USA’s energy-producing heartland
Mitch Epstein is one of the foremost photographers working in America today, writes Wayne Ford. Through his images Epstein continually explores themes with a strong political and social awareness.

14 December 2009

Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime

Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime

How I unearthed a forgotten chapter in corporate design history
I came across six Pan Am posters while visiting the ‘Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, writes Frederico Duarte.

9 December 2009

The art of mass market mags

The art of mass market mags

the events department

How do you design a cover that sells? Andy Cowles reveals all on 16 Dec 09
With their multiple pictures, blocks of angled type and fluorescent Pantone colours, the covers of the big-circulation weekly magazines might not appear in the D&AD annual. But they are as intensely designed and crafted as any yellow-pencil winner.

8 December 2009

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

john l. walters

‘Decode: digital design sensations’ at London’s V&A museum
The key word in the title of ‘Decode: digital design sensations’ (which opens today at the Victoria and Albert museum in London) is ‘sensations’.

2 December 2009

Sleeves we like

Sleeves we like

john l. walters, things we like

Robert Flynn’s covers for Impulse! expressed ideas more than sounds
The Impulse! label LP covers by Robert Flynn / Viceroy are among the best of a great era. Yet this 1966 sleeve for John Coltrane’s turbulent, single-track album Ascension doesn’t attempt to represent the sound of the music.

27 November 2009

Taking the ‘P’

Taking the ‘P’

Share a Friday pint with this patriotic policeman
Mr Edwards returns with another Crap Book classic.
 
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