Sunday, 6:01pm
4 September 2011

Noted #9

Designer favourites, title type and an online cabinet of curiosities

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

Log Transition
An anonymous ‘senior designer’ talks shop

New York city type
Turn-of-the-century typography from Sanborn’s New York map frontispieces

Designers’ designers
Six graphic designers (including Peter Saville, Morag Myerscough and Quentin Newark) select an admired peer in the Guardian.

Watercolour type
Hand-rendered type in watercolours (in conjunction with Port magazine, see feature in Eye 79) by ‘devotee of all things paper’ Sasha Prood (top).

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
This ongoing online exhibition features acquisitions, unique documents, and graphic curiosities (below) from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

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


Above: silent film lobby card (1929).

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.