Photography

15 November 2012

Back of the net

Back of the net

Give a big hand for Howler, a confident, upmarket print magazine for US soccer fans.
Howler is a ‘a print quarterly for North American soccer enthusiasts’ edited by George Quraishi and Mark Kirby with art direction from New York’s Robert Priest and Grace Lee (Priest + Grace), writes Peter Robertson.

14 November 2012

Jazz in print

Jazz in print

Matt Willey’s sumptuous brochure for UK radio station JazzFM evokes a golden age of magazine and LP sleeve art direction.
Jazz and radio came of age around the same time, the 1920s, when ‘physical music’ was clunky and expensive, writes John L. Walters.

9 November 2012

Freeze!

Freeze!

An exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery in London looks hard at the eyes of sharpshooters (from artists and anonymous punters to movie stars and Simone de Beauvoir)
The recently re-opened Photographers Gallery is right on target with its current show, writes Liz Farrelly. ‘Shoot! Existential Photography’ is a thematic celebration of an almost lost carnival attraction, the shooting booth, in which a camera is triggered as a shot hits home, snapping the punter’s photo as they fire.

17 October 2012

Light surveillance

Light surveillance

Trevor Paglen’s images, on show at the Brighton Photo Biennial, reveal a secret world of satellites and listening stations. By Chloë King.
I had never come across anything associated with the US military that inspired me to exclaim, ‘it’s so pretty!’ writes Chloë King.

5 October 2012

The view from Here

The view from Here

Typography, generosity, jelly and body architecture (with a side order of unexplained nudity) at It’s Nice That’s ‘creative symposium’
In mid-September, It’s Nice That (see Eye 82) held their first creative symposium at The Royal Geographic Society in South Kensington, writes Sarah Snaith.

1 October 2012

Fashionable chaps

Fashionable chaps

Postcards in the Bodleian’s book Menswear permit us to gaze at fashionable males of another era, decked out in smart suits and sportswear.
A remarkable collection of besuited individuals turned up to Huntsman, a gentleman's tailor in Savile Row, for the launch of Menswear.

20 September 2012

The unflinching eye

The unflinching eye

alex cameron

A powerful new photography exhibition at the Barbican brings an earlier world of change and violence to vivid life.
More than 400 works, by twelve celebrated international photographers in a British institution such as the Barbican, speaks volumes of the perceived artistic legitimacy of photography’s position in contemporary culture, writes Alex Cameron.

4 September 2012

Newsprint appetiser

Newsprint appetiser

sarah snaith

Current food trends meet photography and art direction in Ico’s giveaway foodie mag
Last month, London agency Ico Design published the first edition of Taste, a newsprint publication that expressed the consultancy’s growing interest in the future of food, writes Sarah Snaith.

15 August 2012

Creative countdown

Creative countdown

Paul Smith, Giles Duley, GTF and Quentin Jones head the line-up for Here 2012, 21 September
How does a wannabe racing cyclist from Nottingham become one of the foremost creative figures of his generation, a global fashion name with a particularly English aesthetic? ‘Here 2012’, the September symposium curated by It’s Nice That, promises a unique – and amusing – insight into the mind that launched a thousand suits, their (informal) mentor Sir Paul Smith.

26 July 2012

The Olympic press gang

The Olympic press gang

Editorial designers get into the fast lane to deliver print for the Games
One big, but largely unsung design challenge of the 2012 Olympic Games has been the print production and design of 55 different publications, from the 196-page, perfect-bound Official Programme to an Olympics daily, the first of which is due to roll off the presses early on Saturday morning, writes John L. Walters.
 
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