Wednesday, 1:31pm
11 April 2012

A tasty spread

Looking ahead to the Facing Pages festival of indie magazines in Arnhem.

Next week, the ‘Facing Pages’ festival in Arnhem provides an opportunity to take part in three days of magazine-related events, ‘crowd-sourced’ exhibitions, workshops, parties and talks, from Fri 20 April to Sun 22 April 2012.


Formerly known as the O. K. Festival (held last in 2010), the Facing Pages event focuses upon independent magazines and the part such mags play ‘in the development of our visual culture’. Speakers include Jaap Biemans (above, founder of Coverjunkie), Laura Meseguer, delivering a talk about typography in magazines, and LUSTlab, whose aim is to find ‘the missing link between the digital and the physical’.



Familiar speakers from the UK include magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie, illustrator Paul Willoughby (Little White Lies), Will Hudson (It’s Nice That / INT Works, see Eye 82) and Eye’s art director Simon Esterson, who kicks off the proceedings on Friday by looking at ten great examples of magazine design, from Willy Fleckhaus’s Twen (above) to Terry Jones’s iD (below and top). See our interview with Jones in Eye 30.

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The people behind ‘Facing Pages’ are Joost van der Steen and William van Giessen (of graphic design practice O.K. Parking)

Below: bookshop at the 2010 O.K. Festival.


Facing Pages, 20-22 April 2012
Trans 6, 6811 HR Arnhem, The Netherlands


See also ‘Tiger economy’, about the Making Magazines conference at St Bride Library, where Simon Esterson also spoke about Twen (below).


Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. Eye 82 is out now – you can browse a visual sampler at Eye before you buy on Issuu.