Visual Culture

8 December 2008

Signs for the digital age - in cardboard

Signs for the digital age - in cardboard

the type department

Cartlidge Levene show Guardian and Observer staff where to go
As The Guardian newspaper and websites move into their new offices in London’s Kings Place, Mark Porter, the paper’s creative director, has had the opportunity to commission new signage for the building from Cartlidge Levene, noted for their wayfinding design for the Barbican, Selfridges and the Oval.

4 December 2008

Happy go lucky local goes out in style

Happy go lucky local goes out in style

john l. walters

John Ross’s photo book of pub regulars, lovingly designed by Browns
British pubs close down all the time. But few of these closures are marked by the publication of a beautiful, limited-edition book of photographs. John Ross’s The Wheatsheaf RIP, designed by Browns and printed by Moore, on paper by G. F. Smith, is a paean to the Wheatsheaf, a Young’s boozer in Borough Market near London Bridge, writes John L. Walters.

3 December 2008

Eye 70 covers on press!

Eye 70 covers on press!

the production department

Eye no. 70 is on the way,with features about ‘digital craft’, DixonBaxi, theatre programmes and the importance of ‘making it real’. Here’s Jay’s snap of the covers on press at Beacon, above.

2 December 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

ho ho ho

Don’t miss this Xmas card exhibition– for one night (Wed 3 Dec) only
A reminder that Studio8’s seasonal exhibition, featuring new, specially commissioned greeting cards on the theme of the twelve days of Christmas, takes place tonight at the Poke Gallery at 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD.

1 December 2008

Sticky fingers

Sticky fingers

brand madness

Brand madness or closure? The Eye parcel tapes have arrived
The rolls of Eye parcel tape have arrived, looking almost Christmassy.

28 November 2008

MAP/making’s acid test

MAP/making’s acid test

john l. walters

Music, art and performance in action at the Royal College
What is it about the last Thursday in November in London, asks John L. Walters? There were at least half a dozen events competing for our attention: Sanky doing a D&AD lecture; the launch of the AR’s Emerging Architecture at RIBA; Jost Hochuli at St Bride; the ‘Deface Value’ view at Mutate Britain; and so on . . . The one I opted for was a specially commissioned presentation of live audio-visual work at the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery at the Royal College of Art.

25 November 2008

Playing with wooden pixels

Playing with wooden pixels

liz farrelly

Silence's ShapeMaker is making a noise in the toy world
‘Books are at the core of what we do,’ says David Goodman, who with his work /life partner Zoe Miller, is half of Silence, a Brighton-based visual research consultancy that provides creative inspiration to clients in advertising, fashion and the media, writes Liz Farrelly.

24 November 2008

Impeccable stupidity

Impeccable stupidity

roger sabin

Boosh’s Bollo reveals his inner graphic designer
Occasionally, a comedy show will enter the public consciousness to the point where it becomes a ‘cultural resource’ for people to draw upon. It happened in the 1960s and 70s with Monty Python and it’s happened recently with The Mighty Boosh.

20 November 2008

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

the picture department

Studio8 has a graphic solution to the Christmas charity card problem
In a self-initiated project, Matt Willey from London’s Studio8 (see ‘Wanted: self-images’, Eye no. 66) has given the charity Christmas card some much-needed art direction.

19 November 2008

Guy Le Querrec in Africa

Guy Le Querrec in Africa

john l. walters

Encores for Magnum photographer at the London Jazz Festival
We’re halfway into the London Jazz Festival, and the annual event has already delivered three great audio-visual experiences, writes John L. Walters, including movies, animation – and now some black and white documentary photography.
 
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