Visual Culture

31 December 2009

Seasoned greetings

Seasoned greetings

john l. walters

Designer Christmas cards and the Rhinestone Cowboy syndrome
Sometimes I feel like a Rhinestone Cowboy, writes Eye editor John L. Walters, ‘getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know’.

25 December 2009

Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers

mr edwards

Enjoy a festive treat from the colourful world of Mr Edwards
It’s Christmas, and Mr Edwards is on cracking form with a seasonal card adapted from his infamous Crap Book. Read more about him in this blog we made earlier.

23 December 2009

Googling my brain out

Googling my brain out

camilla grey

When techno-evolution is another case of change, adapt, shop and/or die
Ever since Google pushed other search engines such as Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves and Alta Vista out of the water, it has become the jumping off point for any question or query known to connected man, writes Camilla Grey.

21 December 2009

Berlin snapshots: Wiyumi

Berlin snapshots: Wiyumi

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘The city is changing fast, but public life has a slow rhythmic charm’
Eye 74 (out now!) is our Berlin special. We have tried to tell the city’s story through the eyes of Berliners, and we spoke with many designers who have lived and worked there. Here our ‘Berlin snapshots’ continue with Berlin-based studio Wiyumi. Eye spoke to the founders, Jaana Davidjants and Alexander Fuchs.

18 December 2009

‘S’ today

‘S’ today

mr edwards

Rum Pet? Mr Edwards is playing with words this Friday
It’s that time of the week again, so settle down for another page from the Crap Book.

18 December 2009

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

the marketing department

The latest issue is a Berlin special (with added wood type, code and books)
If the weather outside is frightful, we suggest you prepare a hot drink and settle down by the fire with the latest issue of Eye magazine, no. 74 vol. 19.

16 December 2009

Power shots

Power shots

wayne ford

Mitch Epstein’s exploration of the USA’s energy-producing heartland
Mitch Epstein is one of the foremost photographers working in America today, writes Wayne Ford. Through his images Epstein continually explores themes with a strong political and social awareness.

14 December 2009

Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime

Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime

How I unearthed a forgotten chapter in corporate design history
I came across six Pan Am posters while visiting the ‘Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, writes Frederico Duarte.

11 December 2009

Rated ‘R’

Rated ‘R’

Mr Edwards rocks out in this week’s spread
It’s Friday, and Mr Edwards’ radish-headed band have taken to the stage.

10 December 2009

Hat-Trick card trick

Hat-Trick card trick

things we like

Typographic treats (or what Jim Sutherland did on his holidays)
You wouldn’t want to play poker or spit with a pack like this, but type-spotters will probably devise their own game.
 
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