McKnight Kauffer’s Modernist posters for London Underground go under the hammer next week. By Graham Twemlow
In the design canon, from a contemporary perspective, the American-born poster artist Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) remains an enigmatic figure. Yet in the 1920s and 1930s he was the most celebrated graphic designer in the UK, writes Graham Twemlow.
Chris Dorley-Brown’s ‘time travel’ photobook Drivers in the 1980s is reviewed by art director (and car blogger) Roger Browning
Not so much Drivers in the 1980s as East London drivers on Wednesday 20 May 1987. Yes, I wondered why, too, writes Roger Browning.
Could Selfiecity’s systems of visual analysis one day become a force for the common good?
‘Selfies’ are a cultural phenomenon, and it seems you cannot move for people taking them, writes Noel Douglas.
Chineasy, The Happy Reader, Yellow, Brick and Puss Puss
Here are a few projects that have caught our attention in recent weeks.
Ladybird’s illustrative visions of mid-century Britain, on display at the De La Warr Pavilion and in a new book
A visit to the spacious light-filled De La Warr Pavilion – one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain – is always a pleasure, even on a cold rainy wind-swept day, writes Clare Walters.
Sound, dance, art and projection mapping at London’s Union Chapel
The multi-sensory project Kima – performed in March at Islington’s Union Chapel – explored the expanding discipline of immersive art, with a collaboration that involved sound, dance and projected visuals, writes Katie South.
An Atlas of Agendas, Communication Design, In Almost Every Picture, The Bright Labyrinth, Print is Dead. Long Live Print
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.
Watercolours by Eric Ravilious at South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery
With its verdant gardens, mausoleum (with sarcophaguses) and a smart tea-room, the Dulwich Picture Gallery seems more like a country town art centre than a London gallery. Yet its quirky contradictions and charm make it appropriate for an exhibition of watercolours by Eric Ravilious, writes John L. Walters.
Haunting, retouched press photos from the collection of Raynal Pellicer are on display in a Paris gallery until late June
Raynal Pellicer’s collection of retouched press photos is on display at Galerie Argentic in Paris, writes Sean Eckhardt.
Two remarkable artists died within weeks of each other late last year. Bruce Connew pays tribute to fellow photographers René Burri and Lewis Baltz
A packet arrived from photographer Lewis Baltz in Paris posted two weeks before he died on 22 November 2014, writes Bruce Connew.