Visual Culture

30 August 2013

Movie auteur as poster designer

Movie auteur as poster designer

A BFI exhibition shows the posters that multi-tasking Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray designed for his own movies
Satyajit Ray was one of the great auteurs of world cinema, writes Chris Brawn.

27 August 2013

Of mice and moquette

Of mice and moquette

Image-makers go Underground to seek inspiration for the outer surfaces of Oyster card holders
Outline Editions, in collaboration with Designjunction, have commissioned ten designers and illustrators – including Noma Bar, Kate Moross and James Joyce – to decorate some limited-edition Oyster card* holders in celebration of the 150th anniversary year of London Underground (whose first journey was in January 1863).

22 August 2013

See and hear

See and hear

If you have an interest in the intersection of sound and visual culture and you’re anywhere near London before next Sunday, I strongly recommend a visit to the Calvert 22 gallery in Shoreditch, writes John L. Walters.

14 August 2013

Dance, light and architecture

Dance, light and architecture

New Movement Collective inhabits a disused space with dance, architecture, light and sound
The prospect of combining contemporary dance with architecture, light installation and sound is an enticing one – it recognises the natural relationship between body, sound, image and space, writes Sarah Snaith.

8 August 2013

Cover story

Cover story

You’ve seen that face before. But why is Jeanne Moreau (as seen in La Notte) staring soulfully from the cover of Eye 85?
The cover of the current issue, Eye 85, has attracted lots of (largely welcome) attention in recent weeks, writes editor John L. Walters.

6 August 2013

A mag for Bob

A mag for Bob

88 magazine lovers have made this one-off newsprint publication for a good cause – raising money to support mag maven Bob Newman
Last March (2013), art director Bob Newman suffered an appalling accident in a swimming pool.

5 August 2013

Noted #54

Noted #54

Works That Work #2, Printed Pages #2, Desktop publishing, Presstival and some words for the London Design Festival
Here are a few publications and announcements that have grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

1 August 2013

Ink on paper

Ink on paper

Francis Atterbury’s Hurtwood Press takes a high-tech approach to publishing short-run books for photographers, designers and artists
Francis Atterbury’s Hurtwood Press is a new kind of publisher with a old name, writes Andrew Robertson.

31 July 2013

Books received #2

Books received #2

After Butler’s Wharf from the RCA’s CWAD graduates, Vapourware, Tractor Boys, Map of Days and Abram Games’s Penguin covers

26 July 2013

Poster-wrap party night

Poster-wrap party night

The V&A’s Friday Lates are an opportunity for graphic design and illustration to invade the museum’s spaces
On the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its doors until 10pm to host themed performances, installations, gallery talks and design workshops. Almost all of these ‘Friday Lates’ are free, and everyone is welcome, writes Holly Harris.
 
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