19 September 2011
NYT time lapse, facsimile dustjackets, nerdy day trips and LDF madness
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.
Excellent archive of DuPont magazine from the Hagley digital archives.
Time-lapse video showing the making of a large-scale type installation for The New York Times.
Project to archive historical dust-jackets. Also sell printed facsimiles for when the book that cost £0.01 from Amazon has a less-than desirable cover. (see top: The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov).
Know of any good type destinations? Add them to the nerdydaytrips.com map.
Images and Steven Heller's foreword from Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters.
Above: A Woman Leaves, Hungary, 1964. Poster by Raymundo García Parra.
And finally, the London Design Festival is in full swing. Eye’s office borders the Shoreditch Design Triangle, and we’re pleased to announce that our neighbours at the Kemistry Gallery will be keeping their doors open until 9pm on Tuesday 20 September as part of the festivities. It’s a great opportunity to catch their current show, Alan Fletcher’s The art of looking sideways (> 1 October 2011). This Saturday’s Graphic Design Walk with GraphicBirdWatching also caught our eye. Full details on these shows can be found on the Eye events page.
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 new issue, see Eye before you buy on Issuu. Eye 80, Summer 2011, is out now.