Saturday, 9:07am
9 July 2011

Noted #1

A new type blog, AGI Open, McJunk, branding as pattern & Wim on video

Here are a few links to sites, articles and videos that piqued our interest this week.

The Case & Point
A new typography blog by Working Format, featuring custom type, lettering and wordmark design.

AGI Open
‘What. How. Why.’ with a star-packed line-up of speakers.

Nigel Ball’s crusade to document McDonald’s monopolisation of Britain’s hedgerows, verges and gutters. See also ‘I’m leavin’ it’ on the Eye blog.

Branding is about creating patterns, not repeating messages
New thinking about branding and campaign design.

Wim Crouwel talks about his graphic odyssey
Rick Poynor in conversation with Wim Crouwel and his son Mels Crouwel at the Design Museum, 31 March 2011. More on the Design Museum website. See also ‘Wim in space’ and ‘Electrifying the alphabet’.

More next weekend: see also Noted on the bar to your right.

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. For a taste of the current issue, see Eye before you buy on Issuu. Eye 80, Summer 2011, is on press.