James Goggin

Recent articles about James Goggin

A tradition with breaks

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and…

Books received

Issue 46, Winter 2002


365 AIGA Year in Design 22 Edited by Andrea Codrington AIGA, This year’s…

The digital reality of ‘emotional products’

Issue 69, Autumn 2008


Adrian Shaughnessy has long been an astute observer of music graphics from both…

‘Folk art’ without the quote marks

Issue 57, Autumn 2005


When I first met Jeremy Deller eleven years ago it was a match made in heaven. I…

The book design complex

Issue 75, Spring 2010


The annual one-day conference at St Bride Library in Bride Lane (off Fleet…

Always in flux

Issue 82, Winter 2012


The first major museum-based American graphic design exhibition in fifteen…

Scribble and strum

Issue 76, Summer 2010


The layout and art direction of music magazines reflect and champion a wide spectrum of tastes and…

Recent blog posts by James Goggin

Blurred boundaries

1 November 2011

The hybrid state of ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’
The typeface Union, a synthesis of Helvetica and Arial, is ‘intended for situations where Helvetica seems too sophisticated and Arial too vulgar, or vice versa’, writes Steven McCarthy. This position, that of ‘both / and’ rather than ‘either / or’, sets the philosophical tone for ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’, a new and revealing exhibition at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Graphic designers in Barcelona

23 September 2011

This year’s AGI Open has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’
There’s just over a week to go until this year’s AGI Open in Barcelona (3 > 4 October 2011), which has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’ The line-up of international speakers contains many names that will be familiar to regular Eye readers. Marian Bantjes tops the (alphabetical) list – see our ‘Reputations’ interview in Eye 72, and our feature about her lavishly ornate book I Wonder in Eye 77.

Design MAs: is a year enough?

5 July 2010

Balancing independence, curriculum, employability and time for reflection
As continental schools adapt to the bachelor-master system and the competition for (and among) students rises, postgraduate design courses have become increasingly differentiated, writes Jane Cheng.

Lost for words

5 February 2010

Designing new sentences from the latest dictionary additions
OK-RM’s cumulative new year publication series asks where English culture is, and what it means to be an English graphic designer, writes Jane Cheng. In other words is an eight-page booklet that proposes to use in sentences sixteen of the new words added to or modified by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) during the past year.

The Form of the Book 1

30 January 2009

Time to consider a more holistic approach to publishing design?
To celebrate today’s ‘The Form of the Book’ conference at St Bride Library (above), Catherine Dixon introduces a new thread to the Eye blog. In future weeks, we will be inviting designers and design writers to select their favourite book designs (not just the covers) of the past year, and to explain their selection.