Visual Culture

5 August 2009

Visual rhetoric

Visual rhetoric

leslie atzmon

What we mean when we talk about form, by Leslie Atzmon
Like the late American comedian Rodney Dangerfield, aesthetic form ‘don’t get no respect’, writes Leslie Atzmon.

30 July 2009

Straight to no. 1

Straight to no. 1

john o’reilly

‘A great stock image is like a three-minute pop song’ @JustAddStock
A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.

29 July 2009

Just Add Stock

Just Add Stock

Get your entries in for Eye’s new awards before the deadline of 31 July
Just Add Stock is Eye magazine’s awards project for print or online designs that use stock imagery. Anyone can take part, and it’s free to enter. The awards are for commissioned design work (made since Jan 08) that uses photographs, illustrations and/or film clips from any image library worldwide. There are nine categories: click on the link to download an entry form while there’s still time before the deadline of 31 July 09.

27 July 2009

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

Frontline’s big, bold newsprint

john l. walters

A quality, quarterly broadsheet made by moonlighting journalists
Sitting next to a self-absorbed Telegraph reader on the train last week I was reminded of the public transport of fifteen or twenty years ago, similarly packed and stuffy, but full of broadsheet readers of every political stripe.

23 July 2009

Yellow Submarine models

Yellow Submarine models

paul west

From Paul West’s Collection article in Eye 47. Heinz Edelmann RIP
We published this little Collection piece by Paul West of Form in Eye no. 47, the ‘Cool stuff’ issue, and printed colour pictures of them on the inside covers and subs card (above and below).

22 July 2009

Covers galore

Covers galore

the picture department

Alternative designs for the front and back of Eye 72

21 July 2009

Eno’s Apollo

Eno’s Apollo

the movie department

Sound, vision and another blue-green world at London’s Science Museum
Last night saw the first ever performance of Eno’s Apollo, played live at the Science Museum to accompany a version of Al Reinert’s documentary For All Mankind, his painstaking edit of NASA film footage from the mission to put the first man on the Moon, 21 July 1969.

17 July 2009

Out of the box

Out of the box

the post room

Another mysterious package from the wacky world of design
Sometime, stuff turns up at the Eye office that nobody knows what to do with. Such as this mysterious package. Seems a shame to open it, really. When we have a moment, we’ll let you know what’s in it.

16 July 2009

Pictures for rent

Pictures for rent

the back issue department

Spreads from Abbott Miller’s article about stock photography in Eye 14
In this article from Eye no. 14, Autumn 1994, designer J. Abbott Miller discusses the use of stock photography, ‘which makes up a kind of corporate vernacular that informs almost all levels of graphic design’. You can read an extract from ‘Pictures for rent’ on the Eye website.

15 July 2009

Off the wall

Off the wall

noel douglas

Just a little fun? Or advertising that plumbs new depths of cynicism?
If Lee and Dan’s fake suicide bomber ad* ‘for’ Volkswagen a few years back seemed to plumb the depths of tastelessness, the Tel Aviv branch of McCann Erickson has managed to plunge the medium into an even greater moral morass, writes Noel Douglas, with its new ad for the Israeli mobile phone operator Cellcom.
 
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