Blog: Design history

6 February 2023

Covid visualisations: 2023 update

Covid visualisations: 2023 update

Paul Kahn reflects upon the way Covid-19 data visualisations and reporting have changed over the past three years

In 2021, when ‘The pandemic that launched a thousand visualisations’ was published in Eye 101, there were hundreds of visualisations per week

15 January 2023

Graphic design live #9

Graphic design live #9

Adana in London; Marclay in Paris; revolutionary graphics from Mexico and Germany in Los Angeles; and label art from Ireland in Dublin
Here are some January 2023 events highlights for your diaries. To stay up to date with…

4 December 2022

Graphic design live #8

Graphic design live #8

W. E. B. Du Bois in New York, Piotr Szyhalski in Minneapolis, Dieter Roth in Iceland and motion graphics in Shenzhen

As we head towards the end of the year and into the holiday season, here’s a list of talks and exhibitions this December.

7 September 2022

Graphic design live #5

Graphic design live #5

Air-India’s Maharaja in New York; Otl Aicher in Zurich; AGI Open in Trieste; BBC’s ‘Kingdom of Cardboard’ in London

Here are details of four of the many international events taking place during September 2022 …

8 August 2022

Graphic design live #4

Graphic design live #4

Ghost signs tour in London; Spanish fruit brands in Valencia; Gilles de Brock in Chaumont; Federico Fellini in Zurich
In August, we are heading to London, Valencia, Chaumont and Zurich for a series of design-related…

10 July 2022

Now you see me …

Now you see me …

Laura Meseguer’s installation ‘Invisible’ in Lleida invites visitors to rediscover type on the street

‘Invisible’ is an invitation to enjoy signs on the street … elements so familiar they can become ‘invisible’ …

5 July 2022

Graphic design live #3

Graphic design live #3

Breaking the News in London; typewriters in Edinburgh; typographic protests in San Francisco; 23rd International Exhibition in Milan; Graphic Trial in Tokyo; Type Paris

Here is a selection of current and upcoming events worth noting in your graphic design calendar.

7 June 2022

Graphic design live #2

Graphic design live #2

Susan Kare in Lyon; Josep Renau in Valencia; Type Tuesday; Typographics 2022 in NYC; Birmingham Design Festival; Iwan Baan and Francis Kéré in London

Here is a selection of current and upcoming events worth noting in your design calendar.

30 April 2022

Bosnian War Posters

Bosnian War Posters

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 …

 
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