Visual Culture

2 December 2015

What we pretend to be

What we pretend to be

Pulp fiction, Pussy Riot and The Jungle: art dealer-artist duo The Connor Brothers question our perceptions of reality
London’s Hang-Up Gallery hosted a launch party on 12 November for an exhibition by The Connor Brothers called ‘So It Goes...’, writes Maggie Malone.

29 November 2015

Type Tuesday: Design and time

Type Tuesday: Design and time

See you at St Bride Library at 7pm sharp. DixonBaxi and Kuchar Swara headline the final Type Tuesday of 2015
The final Type Tuesday event of the year has the subject of Design and time, with talks by Kuchar Swara and Dan Capstick of DixonBaxi.

18 November 2015

West End mags and East End zines

West End mags and East End zines

The BSME’s upcoming event ‘Indie Mag Madness’ is a chance to hear from some of the best people making and distributing indie magazines today
Next Monday the BSME (The British Society of Magazine Editors) will hold its first ever event on the subject of indie magazines. Speakers include David Lane (The Gourmand), Cathy Olmedillas (Anorak), Rob Orchard (Delayed Gratification), David Jenkins (Little White Lies) and Steve Watson of Stack, the indie mag subscription company.

26 October 2015

Books received #16

Books received #16

In Progress, Glyph*, Lago, Patternalia and Street Art Santiago
Here are a few books that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

14 October 2015

Noted #70

Noted #70

Elsewhere; Yellow: One Illustrated Year; The Eighty-Eight; Auto Play at Graphic Design Festival Breda; and Fabriano notebooks
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

9 October 2015

Dancing glyphs

Dancing glyphs

Franchise Animated – a collaborative project from Dutch foundry Animography – uses the skills of 110 motion designers. By Sarah Snaith
Kinetic typography is not new — it is used in advertising, for film and television title sequences, infographics, music videos and logos – but it is rarely sold as a complete product, as a pre-animated typeface for commercial use, writes Sarah Snaith.

30 September 2015

Pop justice

Pop justice

art, pop, pop art, tate modern

The curators of ‘The World Goes Pop’ have scoured the globe for overlooked and under-appreciated artists from a moment when art collided with the mass media
It is hard to dislike ‘The World Goes Pop’ (Tate Modern), with its mad visual assault on the senses, starting with Ushio Shinohara’s Doll Festival (1966) and finishing with Komar and Melamid’s mordant take-down of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana, writes John L. Walters

24 September 2015

Disappearing act

Disappearing act

The Graphic Workshop was a Boston artists’ collaborative, whose ‘Endangered Species’ poster series is celebrated in a current exhibition. By Paul Dobbs and Elizabeth Resnick
The Graphic Workshop was an artists’ collaborative in Boston that produced hundreds of remarkable silkscreen posters during a 22-year period, write Paul Dobbs and Elizabeth Resnick.

10 September 2015

Eroticism with existential overtones

Eroticism with existential overtones

In the former Yugoslavia, record covers briefly delivered a ‘disco message’ of inclusion, emancipation and hedonism. By Zeljko Luketic
Will there be a disco ball? Or at least roller-skates? Those were the two most common questions I heard while preparing a series of ‘Socialist Disco Culture’ exhibitions, writes Zeljko Luketic.

4 September 2015

Unexpected beauty

Unexpected beauty

Phillip D. Stearns discovers new images and patterns in the twisted glitches of digital media. Kevin J. Hunt reports
Phillip D. Stearns explores digital signals and meanings, a relationship demonstrated in his mesmerising, evolving series of artworks entitled aYearInCode();’, writes Kevin J. Hunt.
 
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