Visual Culture

8 December 2009

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

john l. walters

‘Decode: digital design sensations’ at London’s V&A museum
The key word in the title of ‘Decode: digital design sensations’ (which opens today at the Victoria and Albert museum in London) is ‘sensations’.

7 December 2009

Cut and paste heroes

Cut and paste heroes

jeremy aynsley

Elaine Lustig Cohen pays homage to graphic design’s Modernist forbears
The recent New York exhibition ‘My Heroes: portraits of the avant-garde’ featured a set of works in collage and mixed media by artist and graphic designer Elaine Lustig Cohen, writes Jeremy Aynsley.

4 December 2009

‘Q’ here

‘Q’ here

mr edwards

Mr Edwards investigates the curious art of quality football
Mr Edwards takes a puzzled look at the British obsession with ball games. Another letter from our Friday Crap Book series.

29 November 2009

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Notes on Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

roger sabin

Joe Sacco, interviewed by Roger Sabin, at London’s ICA
Roger Sabin interviewed Joe Sacco in September 2009, part of ComICA at London’s ICA. Here’s the full transcription, exclusively for the Eye blog.

27 November 2009

Taking the ‘P’

Taking the ‘P’

Share a Friday pint with this patriotic policeman
Mr Edwards returns with another Crap Book classic.

24 November 2009

Designing for Dieter Rams

Designing for Dieter Rams

bibliothèque, mason wells

Bibliothèque on the graphic roots of product design
There are important designers and then there are the really important designers, writes Mason Wells of Bibliothèque. Dieter Rams is definitely one of the latter.

23 November 2009

Off the wall

Off the wall

Manga comes to life at the British Museum’s Room 3
Room 3, a modest space just to the right of the front entrance to the British Museum, houses rotating ‘Object In Focus’ exhibitions that spotlight a specific object or set of objects in the collection, writes Jane Cheng.

20 November 2009

‘O’ is for objects

‘O’ is for objects

The obsessive, oddly ordered world of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
This week Mr Edwards delivers some colourful stocking fillers, but watch out for the booby prizes.

19 November 2009

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

john l. walters

Breathing life into the dying embers of letterpress … to light graphic fireworks
The great thing about spoken tributes, when they’re done well, is that they give the speakers a chance to say nice things they would never say face to face, writes John L. Walters.

17 November 2009

Secret identity

Secret identity

camilla grey

The anonymous, edited future of noughties social networking
I recently received a Facebook friend invite from a user name I did not recognise, writes Camilla Grey. Fortunately, the invite was followed by a message announcing that the unfamiliar identity had been assumed by a friend of mine.
 
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