Visual Culture

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.

14 February 2014

Noted #58

Noted #58

Postcards from the Letterform Archive; Ronan Guillou’s ‘This is Not a Map’ of Las Vegas; No Fixed Format: The Sochi Project; Serco Illustration Prize; Marian Bantjes’ Valentine
Here are a few links to sites, exhibitions and objects that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

7 February 2014

Curiosity thrills

Curiosity thrills

The Design of Understanding 2014 conference took a look beyond information design and graphics … to dolls and data
The Design of Understanding 2014 conference at St Bride Library could have been named The Power of Curiosity, writes Sol Kawage.

28 January 2014

Sale of the century?

Sale of the century?

Antique or academic resource? Dan Rhatigan considers a dilemma: the disposal of type design archives once consigned to the scrapheap
On 5 January 2014, an episode of BBC Television’s popular Antiques Roadshow caught the attention of many typographers and lovers of type, writes Dan Rhatigan.

1 January 2014

Noted #57

Noted #57

Publications from the British Council, Monika Bartels / FontWerk, Carter Wong, Pentagram and Thomas Manss
Here are a few publications that grabbed our attention in the last few weeks.

20 December 2013

Type on the tongue

Type on the tongue

Eye’s panel checks out the taste of Helvetica, Impact and Comic Sans (as cooked up by Sarah Hyndman)
Designer Sarah Hyndman is known for her Type Tasting workshops – popular events at Pick Me Up and London Design Festival this year. For Hyndman’s latest project, A Taste of Type, she has reversed the approach by asking, ‘what does type taste like?’
 
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