Visual culture

27 May 2020

Virtual Anno

Virtual Anno

The online exhibition ‘Anno’s Journey’ is a delightful overview of work by one of Japan’s most revered illustrators. By Clare Walters
You may have missed ‘Anno’s Journey, The World of Anno Mitsumasa’ in real time, but you can now see this excellent exhibition online – and it is well worth a visit, writes Clare Walters.

11 May 2020

Tom Hautekiet, 1970-2020

Tom Hautekiet, 1970-2020

Belgian designer Tom Hautekiet was one of the smartest, most energetic practitioners of his generation. His witty and subtly subversive spirit will be missed. By Jan Middendorp
On 30 April 2020, Belgian graphic designer, illustrator and musician Tom Hautekiet died unexpectedly at his family home, aged only 50. The Flemish cultural world was devastated, writes Jan Middendorp.

6 May 2020

Ideas to the fore

Ideas to the fore

A recent Spanish-language book champions South American designers in a typographic format that foregrounds their thoughts about practice
Books about Argentinian design are rare, as are books that more broadly consider and contextualise Latin American design for readers within or outside the region, writes Sarah Snaith.

27 April 2020

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

In the second instalment of Eye’s online series about graphic design at the UK seaside, Justin Burns navigates the history of the travel poster
The Bank Holiday, a very British institution, was first introduced in 1871, allowing workers an allocated day for respite and recuperation in August, writes Justin Burns.

23 April 2020

Where do ideas come from?

Where do ideas come from?

A mischievous book by Claes Oldenburg showed me the importance of realising an idea physically, writes Andy Martin
I first came across Notes in Hand in the mid-1970s, when I was a freshly enrolled graphics student trying to make visual sense of the world, writes Andy Martin.

7 April 2020

Noted #97

Noted #97

Kitching’s letterpress lockdown, Gorilla returns, dogs in cars, quarantine fonts, colouring in and a pastel poster tribute to immigrants
Here is a selection of things that have caught our attention in recent (quarantined) weeks.

1 April 2020

Culture in colour

Culture in colour

Tereza Bettinardi designs ‘Cursos e Oficinas’, an abstract and vibrant book series for São Paulo organisation Sesc. By Jan Middendorp
Tereza Bettinardi is from Santa Maria, in the centre of Brazil’s southernmost state, where she studied journalism and graduated in graphic design in 2006, writes Jan Middendorp.

12 March 2020

Books received #43

Books received #43

Gothic comics for girls; soundsystem culture; The Power and Influence of Illustration by Alan Male; and Liz McQuiston’s Protest!
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

27 February 2020

Type Tuesday: Show and tell

Type Tuesday: Show and tell

Join us at St Bride Library for Eye’s quarterly Type Tuesday event on 3 March 2020, to hear Marina Willer, Anthony Pearson and Dinah Casson talk about exhibition design
Eye magazine’s next Type Tuesday on 3 March 2020 will focus on exhibition design. STOP PRESS. This event has now sold out.

19 February 2020

Noted #96

Noted #96

Tom Gauld commission for St Bart’s Hospital, Elda Broglio’s ‘Amor de Verano’, Yuri Suzuki’s The Welcome Chorus, the On Design podcast and a typeface for the Shoah Memorial wall in Paris
Here is a selection of things – a typographic memorial wall, a selection of Type Directors Club award winners, a sound installation, an illustrated mural and a podcast – that have caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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