Visual Culture

3 November 2009

Moving stuff

Moving stuff

Are fifteen points of light enough to define your mood and gender?
It’s quite intriguing, or maybe galling, to discover that your way of walking can be expressed with just fifteeen points. Ivo Wessel’s little iPhone app Walker

30 October 2009

‘L’ is other people

‘L’ is other people

Mr Edwards pines for a long lost London of red Routemasters
London, lungfish, libido and all things ‘L’ on Mr E’s latest contribution.

29 October 2009

The seventh Python

The seventh Python

john l. walters

Storm Thorgerson’s iconic album art at Integrated2009
To designers of a certain vintage, Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders (with Aubrey Powell) of Hipgnosis, is a star, the prog Peter Saville. Yet he’s off many people’s graphic design radar, writes John L. Walters. Which might be the way he likes it, since he claims to know nothing about typography and disdains illustration.

27 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

dan wilkinson, john ridpath, the awards department

TILT’s environmental graphics for Eversheds’ London headquarters
TILT design, Just Add Stock’s Interiors section winner, had very little competition: only two entries were received for this category. But their winning design is a great and daring example of stock use that would clearly hold its own against a much larger pool of entries.

26 October 2009

Flash in the pan

Flash in the pan

Do social media platforms – Twitter, blogs – make success too easy?
Recently the British public were again treated to another example of the incredible power of Twitter, writes Camilla Grey. As the Twitterverse went up in arms over

23 October 2009

‘K’ time

‘K’ time

Get knitted with Mr Edwards’ woolly miscellany
All stitched up on Mr Edwards’ latest Friday spread.

21 October 2009

Image loops

Image loops

lee owens, revenge is sweet

Keeping one step ahead of the stock photo police
In the Eye 69 supplement ‘Brought to Light’, John O’Reilly compared stock imagery to pop music, writes Lee Owens of Revenge is Sweet. In his article ‘Straight to no. 1’ John says: ‘A great commercial stock image is like a three-minute pop song: the best have a simple repetitive emotional intelligence.’

18 October 2009

No more bedtime stories

No more bedtime stories

jason grant

Peter Greenaway’s Tulse Luper VJ Performance at the Brisbane Festival
It’s the death of ‘cinemahhh’, or at least ‘total freedom from classic cinematographic linearity’ reports Jason Grant. It’s messy, exhilarating, beautiful and incessant. Introducing his live multimedia road show The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Peter Greenaway knocks the notion of sitting still in the dark for 120 minutes being spoon-fed ‘bedtime stories for adults’.

16 October 2009

Here’s . . . ‘J’

Here’s . . . ‘J’

Mr Edwards unleashes a pack of jokers
Mr Edwards plays the fool in this Friday’s Crap Book.

15 October 2009

On your bike

On your bike

ben brookbanks

Andrew Ritchie wins UK’s longest-running design prize for the Brompton
The UK’s longest-running design prize has been awarded to Andrew Ritchie, the designer of the iconic Brompton folding bicycle, writes MultiAdaptor’s Ben Brookbanks. Organised by the Design Council and held at Buckingham Palace, the announcement of the 2009 winner was celebrated alongside a special ceremony to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Prince Philip Designers Prize.
 
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