Nick Bell

Recent articles about Nick Bell

Reinterpreting the classics

Issue 21, Summer 1996


For a handful of classical record companies, expressive design is a commercial priority.

Golden age?

Issue 71, Spring 2009


The digital revolution still fuels a creative explosion in the way type is made and sold. Twelve practitioners take stock of the Zeitgeist

Recent blog posts about Nick Bell

Every Eye ever

26 June 2020
Brand madness, Graphic design, Magazines, Photography, Typography, Events and exhibitions

A display of every edition of Eye from 1 to 100 turned magCulture into a surreal cross between gallery and newsagent, complete with masked customers. Art director Simon Esterson reports
On Thursday 18 June 2020, Jeremy Leslie was keen to celebrate customers being able to…

Classic Collections – The Big Picture

1 March 2016
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

Another bundle of back issues – 34, 43, 49 & 56 – featuring design in the public realm
‘The Big Picture’ is the handy, if somewhat arbitrary name we have given to a…

Classic Collections – On and Off the Wall

31 December 2015
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

A bundle of poster-themed back issues – 38, 46, 51 & 69
Eye magazine has often covered the changing nature of poster design and its place in…

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

22 December 2015
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Typography

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of Eye typography issues – at a bargain price
This ‘Type and lettering’ bundle contains issues 37, 45, 50 and 72: all have a…

Classic Collections – Storytelling

18 December 2015
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Photography, Typography

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of themed Eye back issues – at a bargain price
Occasionally you meet someone whose business card says ‘storyteller’ – which might prompt some of…

An end to the curatocracy?

23 May 2014
Critical path, Graphic design, Information design, Reviews

‘Chaos at the Museum’ burned bright. The event was a rare opportunity to share new visions for the future of exhibition design, writes Nick Bell
The most unusual thing about the London conference ‘Chaos at the Museum’ was that it…

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Reviews

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write…

Quantum of Croydon

31 October 2008
Design history, Magazines, Visual culture

Living in a box between the flyover and the market
I’ve always been amused by scientific references in titles, writes John L. Walters (and as…