Visual Culture

7 June 2014

Gateway Barcelona

Gateway Barcelona

The city gears up for its annual FADfest, the Festival of All Design. Preview by Astrid Stavro
The FADfest has established a reputation as the largest and most dynamic design event in Spain, writes Astrid Stavro.

30 May 2014

Of monumental proportions

Of monumental proportions

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but worth revisiting regularly, writes Sarah Snaith.

16 May 2014

Noted #60

Noted #60

Maya pictoglyphs, Comics Unmasked, The Believer film issue with John and Faith Hubley, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Chermayeff & Geismar, Office
Here are some links to a few exhibitions, books and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.

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.
 
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