Visual culture

8 March 2010

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

sally jeffery

Eye looks back at 1970s campaign posters on International Women’s Day
These campaign posters may never have been widely seen, but they should be, writes Sally Jeffery. They are up on the walls again now for ‘Ms Understood’, an exhibition at the Women’s Library in Whitechapel, London now extended until 17 April.

7 March 2010

Grease is the Word

Grease is the Word

The chipboard lexicon of London’s latest literary festival
Eye visited The Chip Shop run by the Henningham Family Press at the launch of the London Word Festival, which started on Sunday 7 March 2010.

1 March 2010

Signs of a city

Signs of a city

john ridpath

Eye revisits the typography of Athenian street signs
When Minos Zarifopoulos wrote about Athenian street signs in Eye 45, he worried that a project to remove modern billboards and other ‘visual disturbances’ could give the impression of ‘walking around an open-air museum of how Athens used to be’, writes John Ridpath.

26 February 2010

Back to the future

Back to the future

liz farrelly

Day two at the ‘Decoding the digital’ conference at the V&A
Day two of the ‘Decoding the Digital’, conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, kicked off with a change of scene, writes Liz Farrelly.

26 February 2010

Glamour profession

Glamour profession

the fashion department

Anthony Burrill’s graphics for Jenny Packham at London Fashion Week
‘It was all my favourite things in one place,’ says Anthony Burrill, delighted by his latest venture into the world of high fashion.

22 February 2010

Discussing the digital

Discussing the digital

liz farrelly

John Maeda on dirt, de-cluttering and the power of art
Even though John Maeda wasn’t officially speaking at the ‘Decoding the Digital’ conference, staged alongside the exhibition ‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, his work and words (from a lecture earlier in that week) were referenced during the proceedings, writes Liz Farrelly.

19 February 2010

20-20 digital hindsight.

20-20 digital hindsight.

honor beddard

Early adopters of computer art and design enter the V&A collections
In the past few years the Victoria and Albert Museum has amassed what is now the national collection of computer-generated art and design, writes V&A curator Honor Beddard.

17 February 2010

Knots and geography

Knots and geography

maxwell roberts

A psychologist challenges the Beck gospel of Underground octolinearity
Henry Beck’s iconic map (or diagram) of 1933 tamed the London Underground by showing chaotic meandering routes as straight lines, writes psychologist Maxwell Roberts. By simplifying the appearance of the map, travellers could plan their journeys more easily.

16 February 2010

Indian ‘ostalgia’?

Indian ‘ostalgia’?

Soviet-style covers for Seagull Books’ histories of Communism
‘What Was Communism?’ is a series of short, snappy monographs, published by Seagull Books and edited by Tariq Ali (who also wrote one of them), writes Fíacha O Dúbhda. They are hardbacks, printed on high quality paper with tasteful lettering, with vivid and distinctive covers designed by Sunandini Banerjee, one of Seagull’s editors.

15 February 2010

Volkssport design

Volkssport design

florian schmidt

Is the design profession at risk thanks to hordes of Web-savvy amateurs?
Here’s Adam Simpson’s illustration (top), which we commissioned for Florian Schmidt’s Eye education article ‘Volkssport design – live and let live?’ (which you can read in Eye 74, out now, below, and online).
 
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