16 July 2009
Pictures for rent
Spreads from Abbott Miller’s article about stock photography in Eye 14
In this article from Eye no. 14, Autumn 1994, designer J. Abbott Miller discusses the use of stock photography, ‘which makes up a kind of corporate vernacular
that informs almost all levels of graphic design’. You can read an extract from ‘Pictures for rent’ on the Eye website.
Above: spreads from ‘Pictures for rent’, Eye no. 14 vol. 4, Autumn 1994. Art director: Stephen Coates. Editor: Rick Poynor.
Eye’s new awards, ‘Just Add Stock’, are for the use of stock photography in nine categories: Book covers; Magazines and newspapers; Reports and brochures; Printed ads, including posters; Corporate identity; Music design; 3D design; Moving image; Interactive/Web design.
The closing date is 31 July, so don’t delay: download the entry form and send your work today.