Visual Culture

11 November 2009

Never mind the music

Never mind the music

john l. walters

Your chance to vote for the best of 2009’s vinyl sleeve art
Formats come and formats go (and MP3s are going the way of cassettes now that we have room for ALEs), but vinyl has had a surprisingly long afterlife, writes John L. Walters.

10 November 2009

Male-gazing in NZ, Russia and NYC

Male-gazing in NZ, Russia and NYC

lynne ciochetto

Lynn Ciochetto on the creation of new needs and markets
Much advertising in the past has been about creating new needs and taboos that can be met by products, writes Lynne Ciochetto, as I noted in my Eye 59 article ‘Advertising and the globalisation of aspiration’. Throughout most of the twentieth century, the focus has been on the female market.

9 November 2009

Clever chameleon

Clever chameleon

Read Rick Poynor’s latest Web-only Critique on the Eye site
Go to the Eye website for Rick Poynor’s Critique about Mono-Kultur,

8 November 2009

Come together

Come together

sara martin

Geneviève Gauckler’s colourful character reference at Kemistry
Paris-based illustrator Geneviève Gauckler has a new exhibition of her work at London’s Kemistry Gallery, writes Sara Martin. We went along to view the work on the opening night (5 November), and there was quite a turn-out:

6 November 2009

‘M’

‘M’

Introducing the mysterious masks of Mr Edwards’ Friday Crap Book
Mumbo-jumbo or mojo rising? It’s Mr Edward’s latest spread.

4 November 2009

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

simon esterson

St Bride hails the ‘non-designer’ who’s an unsung hero of British Modernism
The most exciting graphic design exhibition I’ve seen in London recently is at the St Bride Library, writes Simon Esterson. But its subject would never have admitted to being a designer.

4 November 2009

Timeless in Lisbon

Timeless in Lisbon

Linda and Fabien show us their ‘Timeless’ snapshots from Experimenta
Linda Brothwell and Fabien Cappello were among the artists selected for the British Council's ‘Timeless’ exhibition at this year's Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which comes to an end this Sunday (8 November).

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.
 
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