Monday, 10:25am
12 December 2011

Noted #22

Cigarette packs, Geo-magnetism, inspiration and crafty Modernists

More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

Modernists get crafty
Alexandra Lange tours the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) exhibition, Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design. (See ‘California dreams’ on the Eye blog for more on Modernism, and David Crow’s article on the importance of craft.)

Public service infographics
An infographic (below) that’s actually useful from the Cancer Research UK website, showing the lifestyle changes it takes to prevent some cancers.

Geo-magnetic storm
Watch Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt's interpretation of a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere though visual and aural frequencies. See ‘Mind and eye … science and design’ on the Eye blog.

Inspiration vs imitation
Jessica Hische’s advice to design students on embracing inspiration while avoiding imitation. (See her work featured on pp.58-59 in Eye 75, alongside Liz Farrelly’s article ‘Make each letter speak out loud’.)

Tscherny’s cigarettes
Packs from the 1960s (top) that captivated consumers through geometric designs. (See also ‘What the client needs’ in Eye 81.)


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