Photography

30 October 2009

‘L’ is other people

‘L’ is other people

Mr Edwards pines for a long lost London of red Routemasters
London, lungfish, libido and all things ‘L’ on Mr E’s latest contribution.

29 October 2009

The seventh Python

The seventh Python

john l. walters

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell) of Hipgnosis, is a star, the prog Peter Saville. Yet he’s off many people’s graphic design radar, writes John L. Walters. Which might be the way he likes it, since he claims to know nothing about typography and disdains illustration.

27 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

dan wilkinson, john ridpath, the awards department

TILT’s environmental graphics for Eversheds’ London headquarters
TILT design, Just Add Stock’s Interiors section winner, had very little competition: only two entries were received for this category. But their winning design is a great and daring example of stock use that would clearly hold its own against a much larger pool of entries.

21 October 2009

Image loops

Image loops

lee owens, revenge is sweet

Keeping one step ahead of the stock photo police
In the Eye 69 supplement ‘Brought to Light’, John O’Reilly compared stock imagery to pop music, writes Lee Owens of Revenge is Sweet. In his article ‘Straight to no. 1’ John says: ‘A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.’

20 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Lest We Forget – Hat-trick Design's stamp series for Royal Mail
Combining a Remembrance Day poppy with a photograph of the Somme battlefields, Hat-trick’s clever use of stock was the undisputed winner of the Stamps category.

16 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

the awards department

Zerofee’s Bondage for Freedom – the Angola 3 broadsheet
In terms of entries received, the reports and brochures category of the Just Add Stock awards was one of the most popular. Much of the work was deemed to be unimaginative or timid by our panel of judges, but among the stronger entries there was a clear winner: London based studio Zerofee for their Angola 3 broadsheet, centred around the incarceration of three Black Panthers.

13 October 2009

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

the awards department

Mat Maitland’s ‘collage warrior’ cover for Basement Jaxx
Not just content with winning Just Add Stock’s Identity category, Matt Maitland also came in as joint winner in our music category, for his strong work on this cover for the Basement Jaxx release Raindrops.

8 October 2009

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

Just Add Stock joint winner, Music

dan wilkinson, the awards department

Cover for Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, by Untitled
Entries for the Just Add Stock music category were strong and plentiful, leading to two joint (and very different) winners, the first being this double CD release of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (cover above), from London design practice Untitled.

7 October 2009

It’s an Issuu

It’s an Issuu

the marketing department

Another way to get an idea of the real, printed, physical Eye before you buy
   

7 October 2009

Framing the evidence of war

Framing the evidence of war

rick poynor

An ambitious hybrid combines graphic novel with photojournalism.
If a book like The Photographer already exists (cover pictured above), I have certainly never seen it, writes Rick Poynor. This three-way collaboration between the late French photographer Didier Lefèvre, graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert and graphic designer Frédéric Lemercier is a breathtakingly
 
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