Visual culture

22 February 2019

Gentle reminder

Gentle reminder

Three books – all crowd-funded – from Spitalfields Life, offer complementary, clear-eyed observations of the history of London’s East End
The anonymous ‘Gentle Author’, best known for his popular daily blog Spitalfields Life, has built up an impressive small publishing ‘empire’ with crowd-funded books that largely deal with stories and images from the history of London’s East End.

10 January 2019

Eye on Campus

Eye on Campus

The University of Lincoln’s bulk subscription to Eye provides students with opportunities to relish the tactility of print – with a selfie to prove it
Several years ago, Barrie Tullett, graphic design programme leader at University of Lincoln, decided that his students should read Eye magazine.

2 January 2019

Books received #35

Books received #35

Jonny Hannah’s Fast Cars and Ukeleles; Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour; Sébastian Morlighem’s Essaime; and The Eye
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in the dog days of 2019.

11 December 2018

To infinity and beyond

To infinity and beyond

Kevin J. Hunt reviews Paul Jackson’s accessible new book about pattern-making
Paul Jackson, an origami artist and design teacher, has created a highly accessible guide to making repeat patterns that encourages playfulness, adaptation, experimentation and vital rule-breaking, writes Kevin J. Hunt.

5 December 2018

Drawing up Modern man

Drawing up Modern man

Neurath and Kahn – the impresarios of early twentieth-century infographics. Review of Image Factories. Infographics 1920-1945
Image Factories. Infographics 1920-1945’s humble appearance belies its contents – a wealth of precious knowledge and visuals, and an elaborate inner design that uses three different papers and special colour prints, writes Sandra Rendgen.

30 November 2018

Type Tuesday: Max Gill, Adam Dant, City ID and maps

Type Tuesday: Max Gill, Adam Dant, City ID and maps

Come to Type Tuesday at St Bride for an unforgettable evening of art, illustration, lettering and typography for maps. Plus free glass of fizz
The next Type Tuesday is ‘Max Gill and maps’ at St Bride Library, and we hope that many of you will be joining us for the final Eye event of the year.

23 November 2018

Books received #34

Books received #34

Thinking in Pictures, Typewriters, Pittori Di Cinema, The Golden Thread Project UK-USA and AGI Members 2007-2017
Here is a selection of books that caught our attention in recent months.

24 October 2018

Ending the war on wildlife

Ending the war on wildlife

Harry Woodgate’s science-driven illustration and design for A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife creates a human connection for its readers
In the long history of manifestos, many are as visually engaging as they are strong in their rhetoric. So when Chris Packham decided to publish A People’s Manifesto For Wildlife, he turned to illustrator and designer Harry Woodgate to help with his vision, writes Nigel Ball.

10 October 2018

Graphic days out

Graphic days out

The third edition of Torino Graphic Days, a ‘visual design festival’, shows the playful side of visual communication
In just two years, Torino Graphic Days (TGD) has developed into an ambitious and wide-ranging international ‘visual design festival’, writes Andrew Robertson.

9 October 2018

Collecting and connecting

Collecting and connecting

100 Archive presents graphic design from Ireland, together with work made by Irish designers worldwide. By Aideen McCole
Several years ago a group of Dublin graphic designers decided to create the online platform 100 Archive, writes curator Aideen McCole.
 
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