Visual Culture

7 October 2008

Showbiz kids

Showbiz kids

john l. walters

There are no originals in ‘Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms’
If Andy Warhol had lived to see the proliferation of cheap, flat screens that makes an exhibition like ‘Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms’ possible . . . well he would have been a very happy 80-year-old.

3 October 2008

Rick Poynor responds to ‘New Views 2’

Rick Poynor responds to ‘New Views 2’

rick poynor

‘It’s the end of graphic design as we know it.’ See Eye 69
Insular, egocentric, tongue-tied – and over. Yet if there is more visual communication than ever before, why do educationists insist on lamenting graphic design’s imminent demise? Rick Poynor responds to some perplexing findings at the ‘New Views 2’ conference held at the London College of Communication. Read Rick’s Monitor article ‘It’s the end of graphic design as we know it’ in the latest issue of Eye, no. 69 vol. 18.

1 October 2008

Anxious utopianism

Anxious utopianism

david crowley

How photomontage created the architectural mirages of the 1960s
Top: Altar for the Temple of the Spirit (Sketch for the creation of an altar at the Institute of Kinetics) 1969-70 by Lev Nussberg and Natalia Prokuratov. Image courtesy of Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the State University of New Jersey.

29 September 2008

Visible absence

Visible absence

eye feature extra

Leo Fitzmaurice and the black hole of shopping . . . in Deptford
British artist Leo Fitzmaurice [whose work you can see right now in Deptford High St., above and bottom] has created an aesthetic of what might be called ‘visible absence’, writes David Crowley, in the latest issue of Eye

24 September 2008

Revelations in style

Revelations in style

rick poynor

New Critique by Rick Poynor – now published in Eye 69
In the early days of Eye, we ran an article about the New Horizons series of illustrated introductions to the arts, culture and science published by Thames & Hudson.

23 September 2008

How to illustrate

How to illustrate

review extra

Martin O’Neill’s collages burst out of the Guardian’s how-to-write booklets
Guardian (and Observer) readers have been getting a daily dose of Martin O’Neill’s collages in the seven-part ‘How to write’ series of booklets.

22 September 2008

Record design framed

Record design framed

john l. walters

Does ‘Spin’ reduce graphic design to the level of art on a wall?
The Spin exhibition is small, free, easy to find (if you’re in or near London) and won’t take up too much of your time, writes John L. Walters.

17 September 2008

Ahead of the deluge

Ahead of the deluge

simon esterson

Refreshed, reshaped and more reflective, Icon moves with the times
Icon, the London-based architecture and design title labels its October edition ‘the redesign issue’,   writes Simon Esterson.

16 September 2008

Format follows function

Format follows function

liz farrelly

Provokateur wraps its manifesto doodlings in a snake-oil special
With the internet hailed as an effective force for political change, writes Liz Farrelly, as news, campaigns and petitions   circulate paper-free, does it follow that old-school paper manifestoes are dead as the dodo?

16 September 2008

The Ed and Geoff show

The Ed and Geoff show

review

Review of Two Lines Align
Two Lines Align is the catalogue for the exhibition of that name curated by Michael Worthington for REDCAT in LA.
 
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