Reviews

21 July 2014

Books received #9

Books received #9

The Typographic Universe, Strange Worlds, paper folding, Supernew Supergraphics and The Open Book Project
Here is a quick look at some titles that have recently arrived at Eye’s Shoreditch office.

17 July 2014

Body of print

Body of print

The Courtauld Gallery’s ‘Impress’ exhibition shows the connections between the process, the printmaker and the page
Visiting the Courtauld Gallery’s (soon-to-end) exhibition ‘Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art’ is like walking into a hidden treasure-trove of contemporary delights, writes Holly Harris.

8 July 2014

Poster engineer

Poster engineer

Naomi Games profiles the life and work of her father Abram Games in this recent book from the Antique Collectors’ Club
Flaubert once wrote that when one writes the biography of a friend or relative, one should do it as if taking revenge on that person’s behalf, writes John L. Walters

24 June 2014

The last magazine czar

The last magazine czar

Art director Alex Liberman remembered: ‘His only requirement was that the design make it easy to read the copy.’ Review by Steven Heller
Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) was the first and last twentieth-century magazine czar, writes Steven Heller.

30 May 2014

Of monumental proportions

Of monumental proportions

Lettering Large is a graphic designer’s coffee table book, easily read in one sitting but worth revisiting regularly, writes Sarah Snaith.

23 May 2014

An end to the curatocracy?

An end to the curatocracy?

‘Chaos at the Museum’ burned bright. The event was a rare opportunity to share new visions for the future of exhibition design, writes Nick Bell
The most unusual thing about the London conference ‘Chaos at the Museum’ was that it was devoted to design, writes Nick Bell.

30 April 2014

Reading in reverse

Reading in reverse

The Art Gallery of Ontario is showing works on paper, and other media, by American sculptor Bruce Nauman
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s glass and titanium ribcage (which spans 600 feet) breathes out in the heart of Toronto. Inside, ‘Bruce Nauman’s Words on Paper’, an exhibition of work from the 1970s and 80s, spreads across two quiet rooms on the gallery’s first floor, writes Sarah Snaith.

24 April 2014

The promise of information

The promise of information

The Information Design Conference 2014 brings together thriving information design communities from around the world. Mark Barratt reports.
This year’s Information Design Conference, held at RIBA in London on 7 and 8 April, was a bigger deal than the first, held 30 years ago at a fairly isolated campus near Milton Keynes. I was at both, writes Mark Barratt.

16 April 2014

Headless wonder

Headless wonder

Martina Bacigalupo discovers a new source of human stories at Uganda’s Gulu Real Art Studio
In early 2011, the Italian photojournalist Martina Bacigalupo left her small hotel in Gulu, northern Uganda, and asked a local boda-boda driver to take her to a nearby photographic studio, writes Wayne Ford

5 April 2014

Type traces in Granary Square

Type traces in Granary Square

‘Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice’ is the first exhibition of its kind at Central Saint Martins’ Kings’s Cross premises
The ‘Lettering: Objects, Examples, Practice’ exhibition, at Central Saint Martins’ Lethaby Gallery, displays traces of lettering history and the traces former students and faculty have left on the college and its student body, writes Sarah Snaith.
 
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