Visual Culture

16 November 2017

Seeing double

Seeing double

An Italian duo combines illustrations with photographs for an exhibition that questions the authenticity of social media
‘Double Trouble’ is a collaboration between two Italian artists: the photographer and videographer Giacomo Favilla and graphic designer and illustrator Valeria Crociata, writes Lindsay Hargrave.

10 November 2017

ModMag17: Part one

ModMag17: Part one

Sarah Snaith reports from the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference
The fifth annual Modern Magazine conference, initiated and curated by magCulture founder Jeremy Leslie, took place this year at London’s Conway Hall. The speaker line-up reflected a wide array of approaches to publishing presented by art directors and editors who head up magazines young and old – from Migrant Journal (about to release issue three) to Japanese magazine Popeye, founded in 1976, writes Sarah Snaith.

6 November 2017

Books received #30

Books received #30

This I Me, Full Stop., Jonny Hannah, Hi-Fi Living, Sardon’s Stampography and drawings of UFOs
Here is yet another selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months, reviewed by Lindsay Hargrave.

18 October 2017

Noted #84

Noted #84

Tom Gauld’s literary bake-off, typography with balls, hot-metal Double Dagger 2, the smell of London and The Simoncini Method
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

14 October 2017

And then there were six …

And then there were six …

The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017 will be announced on 17 October. Robert Hanks talks to the designers whose covers wrap round the six shortlisted contenders
In ‘The look of literature’ I wrote about the thirteen covers on this year’s Man Booker Prize* longlist – widely praised as one of the most adventurous and wide-ranging ever, writes Robert Hanks.

9 October 2017

Books received #29

Books received #29

Black Medicine Book, Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, Fear, Colour and Hackney Studios
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent weeks and months.

2 October 2017

Paint it blacker

Paint it blacker

A new book explores the influence of the gothic on contemporary visual culture. Author Faye Dowling shines a light within the darkness
A renewed interest in the gothic has inspired some new dialogues in our contemporary visual culture, writes Faye Dowling

20 September 2017

Noted #83

Noted #83

Sea Prayer, Poster House, Pit, Straight No Chaser and National 2
Here are a few things – VR journalism, Poster House, new issues of  Pit and Straight No Chaser and a new typeface – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

18 September 2017

Sea levellers

Sea levellers

The 2017 Folkestone Triennial turns this seaside town into an open-air gallery for a kind of applied conceptual art … with a graphic edge
Folkestone is hosting its fourth Triennial, a two-month-long festival of contemporary art that can be appreciated in the open air of this British seaside town in Kent, writes John L. Walters.

13 September 2017

Robin Broadbent interview

Robin Broadbent interview

In this follow-up to ‘Obsessive meditations’ in Eye 94, art director Richard Krzykak interviews photographer Robin Broadbent about his practice
Obsessive meditations UK photographer Robin Broadbent left the UK for New York in 1999. Though he had published some personal work in the photobooks Marmalade and Minus Sixteen (both published by Browns), he had become frustrated with the still life photography he was asked to do by London art directors.
 
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