Visual Culture

30 April 2014

Reading in reverse

Reading in reverse

The Art Gallery of Ontario is showing works on paper, and other media, by American sculptor Bruce Nauman
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s glass and titanium ribcage (which spans 600 feet) breathes out in the heart of Toronto. Inside, ‘Bruce Nauman’s Words on Paper’, an exhibition of work from the 1970s and 80s, spreads across two quiet rooms on the gallery’s first floor, writes Sarah Snaith.

16 April 2014

Headless wonder

Headless wonder

Martina Bacigalupo discovers a new source of human stories at Uganda’s Gulu Real Art Studio
In early 2011, the Italian photojournalist Martina Bacigalupo left her small hotel in Gulu, northern Uganda, and asked a local boda-boda driver to take her to a nearby photographic studio, writes Wayne Ford

14 April 2014

Noted #59

Noted #59

Le Petit Néant, The Pitchfork Review, Please Come to the Show, Mould Map and Typolitic, a new site for undergraduate work
Here is a selection of things – magazines, exhibitions, books and posters – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 April 2014

Offset 2014: day two

Offset 2014: day two

Bjørn Rune Lie, Sarah Illenberger, Hingston, Brody, Glaser and Maser. Pam Bowman continues her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference.
Speaker Bjørn Rune Lie began Saturday’s line-up presenting to a surprisingly full theatre, given that the delegates party was the night before, writes Pam Bowman.

3 April 2014

Offset 2014: day one

Offset 2014: day one

Sarah Mazzetti, Golden Wolf, Marina Willer, Mike Perry, Detail, Serge Seidlitz, Jessica Walsh and Mother take the stage. Pam Bowman reports from the Dublin conference.
This year was the fifth anniversary of Offset, with 24 speakers across three days. Again, in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, with around 2000 delegates, writes Pam Bowman.

28 March 2014

Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope

Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope

In the run-up to the Turkish elections, designers satirise the actions of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Report by Gülizar Çepoğlu.
A deluge of satirical poster designs and artworks have become a powerful form of protest for Turkish people, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu.

25 March 2014

Typographic freak-out

Typographic freak-out

Content Aware typography makes Adobe’s software ‘fail’ in the most interesting way
Content Aware Fill first appeared in Adobe Photoshop CS5, released in 2010, writes Tom Harrad.

4 March 2014

Signs for sounds

Signs for sounds

A new music video from photographers Broomberg and Chanarin captures the visual eloquence of signing.
Since their days as editors of Colors magazine, photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have become known for their investigative books which explore the language of modern conflict and human consciousness, writes Faye Dowling.

26 February 2014

Graphic design method acting

Graphic design method acting

When MinaLima took on the Harry Potter franchise, they designed more than graphics – they were designing childhoods
‘The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films’ at London’s St Bride Library was a popular talk that brought J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world into the realities of design for posters, maps and publications, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

20 February 2014

Caught snapping

Caught snapping

An exhibition of photographs by Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch provides some fresh insights into their work
When you tire of the detritus of uncensored commodity that is London’s Oxford Street, you can escape through a thin slit of an alleyway and find yourself at The Photographers’ Gallery, writes Colin Davies.
 
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