Blog: Visual culture

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 …

26 July 2022

Reclaim their names

Reclaim their names

Jahnavi Inniss, whose work is on the cover of Eye 103, urges us to ‘dig deeper’ into history. By Anoushka Khandwala

Jahnavi Inniss, whose work is on the cover of Eye 103, urges us to ‘dig deeper’ into history. By Anoushka Khandwala

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’ …

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 …

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.

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…

9 August 2021

A new space for illustration

A new space for illustration

archive, quentin blake

A derelict waterworks site in London’s Clerkenwell will become the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, the world’s largest public arts space dedicated to ‘art with a job to do’. By Clare Walters
In two years’ time, London’s re-named House of Illustration (formerly based in Granary Square, King’s…

2 August 2021

Saturday afternoon fever

Saturday afternoon fever

Muddy Dance is a slender, large-format, velour-covered volume of black and white photographic prints assembled…
 
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