Illustration

25 November 2008

Playing with wooden pixels

Playing with wooden pixels

liz farrelly

Silence's ShapeMaker is making a noise in the toy world
‘Books are at the core of what we do,’ says David Goodman, who with his work /life partner Zoe Miller, is half of Silence, a Brighton-based visual research consultancy that provides creative inspiration to clients in advertising, fashion and the media, writes Liz Farrelly.

24 November 2008

Impeccable stupidity

Impeccable stupidity

roger sabin

Boosh’s Bollo reveals his inner graphic designer
Occasionally, a comedy show will enter the public consciousness to the point where it becomes a ‘cultural resource’ for people to draw upon. It happened in the 1960s and 70s with Monty Python and it’s happened recently with The Mighty Boosh.

20 November 2008

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

the picture department

Studio8 has a graphic solution to the Christmas charity card problem
In a self-initiated project, Matt Willey from London’s Studio8 (see ‘Wanted: self-images’, Eye no. 66) has given the charity Christmas card some much-needed art direction.

11 November 2008

Type, tart cards, T-shirts and crosses

Type, tart cards, T-shirts and crosses

chris unitt

Plus International Design Exhibition in Birmingham
I'd not seen much promotion around the city for the ‘Plus International Design Exhibition’, in Birmingham, last week, writes Chris Unitt, but my worries about attendance were unfounded.

4 November 2008

Just like our own dear Queen

Just like our own dear Queen

the picture department

‘White Obama’ poster conjures up the spirit of Colors on voting day
Coming into town on a damp Tuesday morning, it was cheering to see a graphic design splash on the front page of free newspaper Metro. Reminded us of our own dear Queen, as envisaged by Colors.

24 October 2008

The hero of Flight 404

The hero of Flight 404

Synaesthesia, auto-changers and the final trip: Robert Hodgin at FOTB
Flight 404’s Robert Hodgin has worked out the ideal format for his life - as a nicely rendered pie chart, writes John L. Walters. About a third of his time is spent sleeping; another chunk is for eating; and there’s a tiny sliver

14 October 2008

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

roger sabin

A bumpy ride with Alan Aldridge:The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes
The Design Museum is hosting an Alan Aldridge retrospective, writes Roger Sabin. ‘Just go along to the private view,’ chirps the editor, ‘and blog a few hundred words about your first impressions.’ Hmmm.

29 September 2008

Visible absence

Visible absence

eye feature extra

Leo Fitzmaurice and the black hole of shopping . . . in Deptford
British artist Leo Fitzmaurice [whose work you can see right now in Deptford High St., above and bottom] has created an aesthetic of what might be called ‘visible absence’, writes David Crowley, in the latest issue of Eye

23 September 2008

How to illustrate

How to illustrate

review extra

Martin O’Neill’s collages burst out of the Guardian’s how-to-write booklets
Guardian (and Observer) readers have been getting a daily dose of Martin O’Neill’s collages in the seven-part ‘How to write’ series of booklets.

22 September 2008

Record design framed

Record design framed

john l. walters

Does ‘Spin’ reduce graphic design to the level of art on a wall?
The Spin exhibition is small, free, easy to find (if you’re in or near London) and won’t take up too much of your time, writes John L. Walters.
 
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