Matt Willey

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Jump cuts: Matt Willey

Issue 104, Spring 2023


‘Light gets turned into graphic dots – I thought this might be a nice way of capturing that feeling without being too literal or cheesy’ [EXTRACT]

Reputations: Gail Bichler

Issue 96, Spring 2018


‘Our content is hard to come by. You are designing in real time about world events. The freedom we have in service of these articles is a special opportunity.’

We made this: A life in artefacts

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that is beautifully…

Recent blog posts about Matt Willey

Graphic design live #13

4 July 2023
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Events and exhibitions

magCulture in New York; Hipgnosis documentary (UK and online); contemporary Iranian posters in Zurich; and Mexican blackletter online.

Listed below are some current and upcoming events that have caught the attention of our editorial team this month. …

MagCulture Live 2019

20 November 2019
Graphic design, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

The conference formerly known as ModMag gave magazine makers plenty to think about, and reasons to be optimistic
The ‘magCulture Live’ day of presentations by editors, art directors and publishers was one of…

magCulture curates Eye

21 October 2019
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, New media, Typography, Visual culture

In anticipation of magCulture live on Thu 7 Nov 2019, founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five articles from Eye’s huge archive
Eye is Media Partner for magCulture Live, and to anticipate the conference (formerly known as…

Being there

24 June 2019

Lucinda Rogers finds something rich and strange in the streets of New York. Her drawings will be the subject of a substantial book – if it gets the support it needs via crowdfunding
The city is both familiar from movies and books and utterly alien at the same…

Reportage lives

12 August 2016
Magazines, Photography, Typography

Long reads, big pictures. Newspaper magazines rise to the challenge of telling real stories
This weekend two newspaper magazines step out of their usual structures and remind us what…

Broadsheet fiction

7 August 2016
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Typography

Sunday’s New York Times included a section devised by the magazine team, an ‘ink-and-paper’ product not available in digital form
The New York Times published Sunday 7 August 2016 contained a monochrome newsprint section entirely…

Offset 2015: day three

23 March 2015
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Photography, Typography, Visual culture

Andrew Rae, Matthew Thompson, Sue Murphy, Matt Willey, Andy Altmann and Cartoon Saloon. Anna Kealey concludes her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference
The closing day of Offset’s presentations were full of colour and comedy, writes Anna Kealey…

Gateway Barcelona

7 June 2014
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, New media, Typography, Visual culture

The city gears up for its annual FADfest, the Festival of All Design. Preview by Astrid Stavro
The FADfest has established a reputation as the largest and most dynamic design event in…

Jazz in print

14 November 2012
Graphic design, Music design, Photography, Typography

Matt Willey’s sumptuous brochure for UK radio station JazzFM evokes a golden age of magazine and LP sleeve art direction.
Jazz and radio came of age around the same time, the 1920s, when ‘physical music’…

Port of entry

24 February 2011
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

Two art directors and an editor launch a brand new men’s magazine
You could be forgiven for thinking that the cold Spring of 2011, with its cutbacks…