Awards madness

1 June 2009

Paul Davis wakes up in Brighton

Paul Davis wakes up in Brighton

liz farrelly

Make drawings, shag, drink . . . it makes me think just how short life is.
On first viewing, Paul Davis’s current exhibition of word drawings felt a tad bleak, during a sunny Friday afternoon wind-up to a Bank Holiday weekend, writes Liz Farrelly.

20 May 2009

Take it from the Top (Applications)

Take it from the Top (Applications)

the paper department

Only a few weeks left to enter printed work for the Fedrigoni Awards
There are just three weeks left to enter your printed work for Fedrigoni’s curiously named ‘Top Applications Award’ 2009. Any project that uses Fedrigoni’s wide range of papers – from packaging to litho and digital print – is eligible to enter. The competition honours everybody involved in the process: clients, printers and designers. The jury includes Eye art director Simon Esterson and Fernando Gutierrez (see Eye no. 36 vol. 9).

17 October 2008

Drowning in debate

Drowning in debate

neil mcguire

Scottish designers look for some local alternatives to Awards Madness
A Statement of Existence (or The Scottish Design Non-Awards Non-Hierarchical Statement of Existence, to give it its full, somewhat overblown title), writes Neil McGuire, arose from a desire, primarily my own, but also within the design community, for some form of regional debate.

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.

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.

31 July 2008

Feel like a beer?

Feel like a beer?

cherriss firbank

Royal College graduates take to the bottles – 27m of them
Artists are often reluctant to be labelled, except perhaps when it comes to seeing their work on a beer label.
 
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