Visual Culture

12 September 2008

Up against the wall

Up against the wall

andrew howard

The Poster-Film Collective. Beyond the designer-client relationship
The Summer 2008 issue of Eye, no. 68, went ‘Beyond the canon’ to question and to enlarge the accepted pantheon of graphic design; here, designer Andrew Howard draws attention to the History Sets of posters produced by the Poster-Film Collective.

12 September 2008

Page turner overdrive

Page turner overdrive

review

Review of Fully Booked (DGV)
Books are never just books. They can be catalogues, toys, models, play centres, showcases for bindings, gatefolds, special papers and card and portfolios of design. Some of them might even be worth reading.

9 September 2008

The internet loves kittens

The internet loves kittens

john l. walters

Elbow, Crusha and the communicative power of small furry animals
I thought I was going to be the warm-up man for Ian Anderson.

26 August 2008

Chalk and talk

Chalk and talk

john l. walters

‘A Recent History of Writing & Drawing’ at the ICA
It’s not an obvious design or art exhibition – more like an interactive playroom from the design museum of our dreams.

22 August 2008

Graphic design on the radio

Graphic design on the radio

Paul Davis reveals all on live radio
OK, it’s not exactly Desert Island Discs, but Graphic design on the radio, presented by Adrian Shaughnessy, is becoming something of an institution.

19 August 2008

Confessions of an awards juror

Confessions of an awards juror

nick bell

Stop worrying about craft and seek the purpose of design, says Nick Bell
Despite being a British graphic designer (a species branded as ‘excessively mean’ by the editor of another design magazine) I really wanted to give a Black (gold) Pencil to some fellow (non-British) designers when I sat on the Book Design jury for the D&AD [Design and Art Direction] Awards earlier this year.

18 August 2008

A persuasive chancer

A persuasive chancer

rick poynor

New Critique by Rick Poynor – exclusive to eyemagazine.com
What is it about the size and weight of the journal format that makes it seem so right just now?

15 August 2008

A party

A party

the magazine department

To celebrate Eye’s independence, our latest issue, and the new Eye blog
A few pictures from the Eye party at Kemistry.

14 August 2008

Le Gun ‘sells out’

Le Gun ‘sells out’

luke pendrell

But are they cut out for mainstream publishing success?
Above: D&AD guest finds someone to take home. (Who is this? let us know!) Photograph: Christine Donnier-Valentin.

7 August 2008

Propaganda on cheap paper

Propaganda on cheap paper

steven heller

In Eye no. 67, Steven Heller reviewed Paper Tigers (Chronicle) the Cushing and Tompkins book about Chinese posters from 1966-76, the period known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. You can read his review here, and see below for some images we didn’t have room to show in the published issue.
 
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