Simon Esterson

Recent articles about Simon Esterson

Cinematic storyteller

Issue 101, Summer 2021

Review

I am not sure when I began to understand what graphic design was, or that I…

Video to go

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Feature

Video packaging is an area of graphics both marginal and ubiquitous. Who decides how it looks?

Recent blog posts by Simon Esterson

Type Tuesday: Happy Birthday St Bride!

26 November 2020

Some of our favourite speakers return to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St Bride Printing Library on 1 December 2020
Eye magazine started organising Type Tuesdays as a regular St Bride Library event back in 2013, and it has been a wonderful partnership: a way to bring designers together for a social occasion that is educative and fun, and an opportunity for the magazine team to keep in touch with readers and contributors, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

Every Eye ever

26 June 2020

A display of every edition of Eye from 1 to 100 turned magCulture into a surreal cross between gallery and newsagent, complete with masked customers. Art director Simon Esterson reports
On Thursday 18 June 2020, Jeremy Leslie was keen to celebrate customers being able to browse magazines in his shop magCulture again, writes Eye’s art director Simon Esterson.

Being there

24 June 2019

Lucinda Rogers finds something rich and strange in the streets of New York. Her drawings will be the subject of a substantial book – if it gets the support it needs via crowdfunding

Pleasure in the poster

7 May 2019

Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil have made a series of one-off variable data posters based on the seed files used for their famous Eye 94 cover
Back in 2017, designers Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil collaborated with Eye magazine on an unprecedented, unpredictable project: designing the 8000 variable data covers for Eye 94. 

Type Tuesday: Film night

24 August 2018

Join us on 4 Sept 2018 for an evening of shorts about type, lettering, design and printing, inc. the premiere of our documentary about Eye 94
Our next Type Tuesday evening at St Bride Library will be a ‘Film night’, featuring a cavalcade of short documentary films about type, lettering, design and printing culminating in the world premiere of Adrian Harrison’s 94 [8000 One-Offs].

Independence day

10 April 2018

Over the past decade, Eye magazine has not only survived but thrived
Ten years ago, on 10 April 2008, Eye became an independent magazine, owned by the people who make it, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

Noted #76

27 July 2016

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

Classic Collections – On and Off the Wall

31 December 2015

A bundle of poster-themed back issues – 38, 46, 51 & 69  
Eye magazine has often covered the changing nature of poster design and its place in the graphic design world.

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

22 December 2015

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of Eye typography issues – at a bargain price
This ‘Type and lettering’ bundle contains issues 37, 45, 50 and 72: all have a special interest in designers and examples of typographic design and lettering forms. Although these issues do not focus solely on type, we have chosen them for what they reveal about the relationships between design, illustration and typography.

Noted #71

3 November 2015

TPTQ Arabic; Frank; FS Brabo by Fontsmith; Typomad 2015; New Perspectives in Typography; The Eric Gill Series
Typotheque’s Peter Biľak has announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated to developing original high-quality Arabic typefaces and systems for bi-lingual typography.

Type Tuesday – 10 December 2013

4 December 2013

Archive night with Lucienne Roberts, Rathna Ramanathan, Fraser Muggeridge, Gerry Leonidas, Ken Garland, Simon Esterson and Martin Andrews
Next week we’ll be hosting another Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London. This time it’s an ‘archive night’ in collaboration with the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

Eye 86 in transit

30 September 2013

Fresh off the rollers and over to the mailing house
The new issue, Eye 86, has been printed and is ready to be sent out to subscribers and bookstores around the world.

New work, new fonts, New Transport

28 May 2013

Henrik Kubel takes the stage for Eye’s forthcoming Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library 
Next week’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London features designer Henrik Kubel talking about his work as a type designer, including his collaboration with Margaret Calvert on New Rail Alphabet and New Transport, and his ongoing partnership with Scott Williams in the design practice A2/SW/HK. Other participants include Ben Terrett and Simon Esterson.

Out of the box

11 June 2012

Eye magazine curates an ‘archive night’ at St Bride Library in London
On Thursday 28 June 2012 we’re inviting a small panel of designers and writers to present their ‘Desert Island Discs’ selection of items from the vast archive of design, typography and printing history at St Bride Library, near Fleet Street in London.