Visual culture

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.

7 February 2020

Books received #42

Books received #42

Helfand’s visual odyssey, edible art, typo-poetry from Bernstein and Lehrer, Piper in Brighton and Black Lives 1900
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

31 January 2020

Sunday photo-painter

Sunday photo-painter

In the early 1950s, Swiss designer Gérard Ifert walked the streets of Paris on quiet Sundays, taking pictures of the colourmen’s shopfronts
The ‘designer as photographer’ is a trope that has been much explored in articles, books and exhibitions, with photos by graphic designers as different in temperament and outlook as Rudy VanderLans, Nicolete Gray, Robert Brownjohn, Wojciech Zamecznik and Ken Garland, writes John L. Walters.

23 January 2020

Drawing stories

Drawing stories

This updated study of children’s picturebook illustration, by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, is visually rich and grounded in sound research
If you have any interest whatsoever in illustration for picturebooks, this excellent book is worthy of a place on your shelves, writes Clare Walters.

9 January 2020

Books received #41

Books received #41

Giovanni Anceschi, Shopfronts of London, Polish Design ABCs and a Swiss design manual by Müller-Brockmann
Here is a selection of four titles that caught our attention in recent months.

20 November 2019

MagCulture Live 2019

MagCulture Live 2019

The conference formerly known as ModMag gave magazine makers plenty to think about, and reasons to be optimistic
The ‘magCulture Live’ day of presentations by editors, art directors and publishers was one of the best magazine events I have ever attended, writes John L. Walters.

12 November 2019

(Typographic) Noted #95

(Typographic) Noted #95

Soy Yo campaign; Fontsmith microsite; the Malee Scholarship; new Swiss typefaces based on work by Jost Hochuli and Roland Stieger
Here is a selection of type-related things – a typographic mural, variable font website, a type design scholarship for women of colour and typographic siblings – that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

28 October 2019

Take the clear line

Take the clear line

Kunstal Rotterdam presents a generous survey of work by Dutch illustrator, designer and comic artist Joost Swarte. Jan Middendorp reports
Joost Swarte must be the best known and most appreciated Dutch illustrator, designer and comic artist of his generation, writes Jan Middendorp.

21 October 2019

magCulture curates Eye

magCulture curates Eye

In anticipation of magCulture live on Thu 7 Nov 2019, founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five articles from Eye’s huge archive
Eye is Media Partner for magCulture Live, and to anticipate the conference (formerly known as ModMag) to be held on Thursday 7 November 2019, magCulture founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five items about editorial design and magazines from Eye’s extensive online archive.

27 September 2019

From stone to screen

From stone to screen

Curator Mark Noad explains the thinking behind ‘Rock Paper Pixel’, a new exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape
Letter Exchange is an organisation for professionals in the lettering arts – calligraphy, letter cutting, type design and typography – that encourages discussion between these disciplines that can influence new approaches to lettering across different traditions, writes Mark Noad.
 
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