30 April 2022

Bosnian War Posters

Bosnian War Posters

Daoud Sarhandi

A powerful collection of graphic art, collected shortly after the war ended, tells an emotive story of frenzied nationalism. By Daoud Sarhandi

In mid-1995, however, I went to Bosnia with a burning sense of outrage … we tracked down and photographed around 700 posters, magazine covers and postcards.

12 April 2022

Bob Gill (1931-2021)

Bob Gill (1931-2021)

Bob Gill, graphic design

US designer Bob Gill was a founding father of British graphic design. Patrick Baglee pays tribute.

Bob Gill, who has died aged 90, was a vocal advocate of the importance of original graphic solutions, determined not by the prevailing graphic style, but by the nature and context of the problem …

8 April 2022

The Stonehenge we deserve

The Stonehenge we deserve

Stonehenge, exhibition design, British Museum

The British Museum’s ‘World of Stonehenge’ summons up the presence of this awe-inspiring monument. By Janet South

The British Museum expands the story of the Stonehenge era and contextualises it with other European landmarks and artefacts to narrate a journey that reveals cyclical connections between people, land and sky.

23 March 2022

Books received no. 48

Books received no. 48

Eye editors

Manuale di Calligrafia; Sign Painting: a practical guide to tools, materials, and techniques; and The Showcards Book

Here are few books on calligraphy and sign painting that caught our attention …

22 November 2021

Style and satire

Style and satire

Anne Braybon

What happened when Private Eye went to Town? Anne Braybon reveals a curious link between two very different 1960s magazines

In March 1962 Private Eye published About, a parody of About Town magazine (see Eye 96) …

8 November 2021

Silent sound

Silent sound

musicdesign

Chris Bigg’s ‘sketchbook’, Analogue Process 1987 – 2019, is a hymn of praise to ink on paper

Chris Bigg has enjoyed a close relationship with many musicians and music labels over his substantial career …

26 October 2021

Graphic design live #1

Graphic design live #1

Eye editors

Beautiful Swiss Books; Martens in Shanghai; MagCulture Live on Thursday 4 November; Typoteka; Chaumont
Here is a selection of current and upcoming events that piqued the interest of our…

15 October 2021

Dreamscapes in miniature

Dreamscapes in miniature

Michèle Woodger

Michèle Woodger reviews ‘Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed’ at London’s Building Centre

Architectural models are a vehicle for cross-pollination between design disciplines, as I discovered at ‘Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed’, writes Michèle Woodger.

22 September 2021

Books received #47

Books received #47

Eye editors

The IBM Poster Program; This is What Democracy Looked Like; Flag Waves
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks. Though many…

14 September 2021

Always drawn, never written

Always drawn, never written

Jan Middendorp

This unusual biography of book designer Helmut Salden (1910-96) shows the processes behind his lettering for dust jackets. By Jan Middendorp
Helmut Salden (1910-96) was the most productive book cover designer in the Netherlands, during the…
 
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