Visual Culture

21 October 2013

James Sillavan: 1950-2013

James Sillavan: 1950-2013

James Sillavan, aka JAS, was a prolific cartoonist whose wry drawings were a familiar feature of many UK newspapers and magazines. Stephen Coates pays tribute.
The work of James Sillavan, who has died of a heart attack aged 63, is more familiar to readers of national newspapers than most will realise. His illustration work, signed latterly as ‘JAS’, has regularly appeared in the British national press for more than 25 years, writes Stephen Coates.

18 October 2013

Noted #55

Noted #55

Japanese shunga, a typographic video game, Printed Pages, The Golden Thread, Karlssonwilker and Soviet board games
Here are a few links to games, magazines, blogs, books, workshops and exhibitions that piqued our interest this week.

17 October 2013

North by Northeast

North by Northeast

Northern design – physical and digital – comes to 24 venues in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland
The Northern Design Festival is a biannual celebration of design from the north of England is currently taking place in 24 venues across Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland until 20 October, writes Cally Gatehouse.

16 October 2013

Beasts and alphabets

Beasts and alphabets

The work of Enid Marx links two new exhibitions about animals at Compton Verney in Warwickshire
For designers and illustrators with an interest in print-making there is much to see in two inter-related exhibitions at the beautiful (if rather remote) Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire, writes Clare Walters.

11 October 2013

Chat show

Chat show

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from day one of the AGI Open conference in London, where the theme was ‘dialogue’
London’s AGI Open set out to shun the standard conference show-and-tell format, and to bring ‘dialogue’ to the stage, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

10 October 2013

A graphic tree-hug

A graphic tree-hug

Pulp!, a 1989 newspaper devoted to trees, drew attention to green issues through art, illustration, writing and photography
Pulp! was a one-off, large-format newspaper published in 1989 to raise awareness of pressing green issues.

8 October 2013

Archive night in Amsterdam

Archive night in Amsterdam

If you’re in Amsterdam, please come to Eye’s Dutch ‘Archive night’ at the Aula – admission free
The next Eye ‘Archive night’ takes place in Amsterdam on Wednesday 9 October, from 6-7.30pm at the Aula, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam.

3 October 2013

Sonic treasure chest

Sonic treasure chest

Graphic scores go on the road – played by an alchemical, avant-garde supergroup of musicians prepared to turn line, type and image into sound
This month, an ensemble of five extraordinary musicians takes to the road to perform graphic scores (see ‘Sound code image’ in Eye 26).

13 September 2013

London Design Festival preview 2013

London Design Festival preview 2013

The LDF gets bigger each year, but graphic design, despite the presence of Circular, Anthony Burrill and others, still plays a minor role
Missing things is an unavoidable part of the London Design Festival (LDF) experience, no matter where your allegiance lies, writes Peter Maxwell.

12 September 2013

Posters for the blind

Posters for the blind

A one-day typographic poster exhibition in the Hoxton Arches captured football chants in print
‘Glory Glory’ was a one-day poster exhibition and book launch encompassing the sound and spirit of football, writes Abbie Vickress.
 
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