1 November 2011
The hybrid state of ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’
The typeface Union, a synthesis of Helvetica and Arial, is ‘intended for situations where Helvetica seems too sophisticated and Arial too vulgar, or vice versa’, writes Steven McCarthy. This position, that of ‘both / and’ rather than ‘either / or’, sets the philosophical tone for ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’, a new and revealing exhibition at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
23 September 2011
This year’s AGI Open has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’
There’s just over a week to go until this year’s AGI Open in Barcelona (3 > 4 October 2011), which has the theme: ‘What. How. Why.’ The line-up of international speakers contains many names that will be familiar to regular Eye readers. Marian Bantjes tops the (alphabetical) list – see our ‘Reputations’ interview in Eye 72, and our feature about her lavishly ornate book I Wonder in Eye 77.
5 July 2010
Balancing independence, curriculum, employability and time for reflection
As continental schools adapt to the bachelor-master system and the competition for (and among) students rises, postgraduate design courses have become increasingly differentiated, writes Jane Cheng.
5 February 2010
Designing new sentences from the latest dictionary additions
OK-RM’s cumulative new year publication series asks where English culture is, and what it means to be an English graphic designer, writes Jane Cheng. In other words is an eight-page booklet that proposes to use in sentences sixteen of the new words added to or modified by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) during the past year.
30 January 2009
Time to consider a more holistic approach to publishing design?
To celebrate today’s ‘The Form of the Book’ conference at St Bride Library (above), Catherine Dixon introduces a new thread to the Eye blog. In future weeks, we will be inviting designers and design writers to select their favourite book designs (not just the covers) of the past year, and to explain their selection.