Visual Culture

22 January 2010

Fighting ‘W’

Fighting ‘W’

Mr Edwards wrestles his way to the end of another week
A double whammy from Mr Edwards as we reach the penultimate spreads of his Crap Book.

21 January 2010

Magnificent obsessions

Magnificent obsessions

john ridpath, the events department

Gearing up for St Bride Library’s ‘Design for music’ day on 29 Jan
Here at Eye we’re getting excited about ‘Design for music / Music and design’, a day of talks and audiovisual treats at St Bride Library on 29 January, writes John Ridpath. It’s the first time that this printing and graphic arts library has put on a music-related event, and it looks like an unmissable line-up (curated by Catherine Dixon and Eye editor John L. Walters).

19 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Apfel Zet

Berlin snapshots: Apfel Zet

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‘We find new stimuli on our wanderings through the city’
Next up in our ‘Berlin snapshots’ series is Apfel Zet, a design studio who pride themselves in their ‘ornamented, eclectic, anti-modern approach’.

15 January 2010

‘V’

‘V’

Vehicles, vegetables and vikings in this Friday’s Crap Book extravaganza
A visual variety show from Mr Edwards in this week’s spread.

13 January 2010

Where eagles dare

Where eagles dare

john ridpath

Büro Uebele rethinks the German Federal symbol for the Bundestag
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, writes John Ridpath. When Stuttgart–based studio Büro Uebele took part in a competition to design a unified visual identity for the German Bundestag (top), they decided to stick with the familiar: ‘The Bundestag does not need a new logo,’ they explained. ‘It already has a familiar, long-established symbol’.

12 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

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‘I could work anywhere. But I love Berlin as a place, and still feel at home’
Pixel art/design studio eBoy are next up in our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’ - see Eye 74.

8 January 2010

Tools: old friends, new friends

Tools: old friends, new friends

the tools department

Jon Burgerman’s working methods, from felt-tips to tablets
For the first of our new, regular ‘Tools’ posts, Eye talked to illustrator Jon Burgerman about his working methods.

8 January 2010

‘U’ turn

‘U’ turn

Tireless as ever, Mr E goes undercover with another Crap Book special
Mr Edwards celebrates Friday with umbrellas, underwear and an ugly face (or two).

6 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

Berlin snapshots: Angela Lorenz

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‘East Berlin has been sold. It has lost its appeal … now it’s like any other city.’
Not everyone sees Berlin through rose-tinted (designer) glasses. Continuing our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’, Eye spoke to Angela Lorenz, who is leaving the city for Vienna (see Profile: Angela Lorenz in Eye 49).

5 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

Berlin snapshots: Alessio Leonardi

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‘Germans are very nice, but they don’t have any idea about structure’
Smashing conventions of Germanic discipline and order, Alessio Leonardi speaks to Eye in the latest instalment of our ‘Berlin snapshots’ (started in Eye 74, our Berlin special). For more on Leonardi, see ‘Lust and likeability’ in Eye 67.
 
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