25 May 2022

Serious fun

Serious fun

Gabriela Matuszyk

Camille Walala’s new monograph makes explicit the influences on her colourful community projects, furniture and large-scale public art. Review by Gabriela Matuszyk

In Taking Joy Seriously, Camille Walala shows how bold colours and playful patterns have become a fundamental part of her practice …

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…
 
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