Simon Esterson

Recent articles about Simon Esterson

Cinematic storyteller

Issue 101, Summer 2021


David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian is an enthralling visual document of King’s work from his student experiments to the groundbreaking visual histories of his later years …

Video to go

Issue 9, Summer 1993


Video packaging is an area of graphics both marginal and ubiquitous. Who decides how it looks?

Recent blog posts about Simon Esterson

How green is graphic design?

23 August 2022
Graphic design, Magazines, Technology, Type Tuesday, Events and exhibitions

Experts from the world of print, paper and graphic design discuss sustainability and print on Tuesday 6 September 2022

Join Pureprint’s Richard Owers, Jon Hill (Tortoise), Fedrigoni’s Annette Clayton and Eye’s Simon Esterson and guests to discuss doing the sustainable thing …

Type Tuesday: Happy Birthday St Bride!

26 November 2020
Design education, Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Typography

Some of our favourite speakers return to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St Bride Printing Library on 1 December 2020
Eye magazine started organising Type Tuesdays as a regular St Bride Library event back in…

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…

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…

Pleasure in the poster

7 May 2019
Graphic design, New media, Posters, Technology, Typography

Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil have made a series of one-off variable data posters based on the seed files used for their famous Eye 94 cover
Back in 2017, designers Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil collaborated with Eye magazine on an…

Type Tuesday: Film night

24 August 2018
Design education, Graphic design, Magazines, Technology, Type Tuesday, Typography

Join us on 4 Sept 2018 for an evening of shorts about type, lettering, design and printing, inc. the premiere of our documentary about Eye 94
Our next Type Tuesday evening at St Bride Library will be a ‘Film night’, featuring…

Independence day

10 April 2018
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Information design, Magazines, Type Tuesday, Typography, Visual culture

Over the past decade, Eye magazine has not only survived but thrived
Ten years ago, on 10 April 2008, Eye became an independent magazine, owned by the…

Noted #76

27 July 2016
Graphic design, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks. Pureprint, Eye’s printers…

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…

Noted #71

3 November 2015
Graphic design, Posters, Type Tuesday, Typography

TPTQ Arabic; Frank; FS Brabo by Fontsmith; Typomad 2015; New Perspectives in Typography; The Eric Gill Series
Typotheque’s Peter Biľak has announced the launch of TPTQ Arabic, a new type foundry dedicated…

Type Tuesday – 10 December 2013

4 December 2013
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Typography

Archive night with Lucienne Roberts, Rathna Ramanathan, Fraser Muggeridge, Gerry Leonidas, Ken Garland, Simon Esterson and Martin Andrews
Next week we’ll be hosting another Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London…

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…

Eye 86 in transit

30 September 2013
Graphic design, Magazines, Technology, Typography

Fresh off the rollers and over to the mailing house
The new issue, Eye 86, has been printed and is ready to be sent out…

New work, new fonts, New Transport

28 May 2013
Graphic design, Information design, Type Tuesday, Typography

Henrik Kubel takes the stage for Eye’s forthcoming Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library
Next week’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London features designer Henrik Kubel…

Out of the box

11 June 2012
Book design, Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Information design, Magazines, Posters, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Eye magazine curates an ‘archive night’ at St Bride Library in London
On Thursday 28 June 2012 we’re inviting a small panel of designers and writers to…