Blog: Graphic design

25 May 2022

Serious fun

Serious fun

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 …

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 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

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…

22 September 2021

Books received #47

Books received #47

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

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…

8 September 2021

Year of the pictograms

Year of the pictograms

‘Tokyo 1964’ demonstrates the lasting influence of that year’s games on design for the Olympics
As this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games were nearing their end, an exhibition exploring the legacy…

16 July 2021

Books received #45

Books received #45

Bill Brandt and Henry Moore; Closed on Mondays by Dinah Casson; Drama by Vanja Cuculić
Here are a few books about visual culture that have been languishing in a dark…

9 July 2021

Beyond The Bell Jar

Beyond The Bell Jar

Shirley Tucker’s book cover designs, made during her long career with Faber, show a sure command of image, lettering and typography. By Ruth Sykes
Book cover designer Shirley Tucker (b. 1930) is known for her iconic jacket for Sylvia…

2 July 2021

Novo Typo goes off the grid

Novo Typo goes off the grid

At Berlin’s A—Z gallery, Dutch designer Mark van Wageningen tests the limits of self-sufficiency with his new project Offgrid. By Jan Middendorp
In Eye 94, four years ago, we described the unorthodox typographic research methods of Amsterdam…
 
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