Visual culture

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.

27 September 2018

AGI’s Mexican handover

AGI’s Mexican handover

What next for AGI? Outgoing and incoming presidents Nikki Gonnissen and Dean Poole talk to Eye about their graphic design ‘club’
This week, the Alliance Graphique Internationale, aka AGI, has been meeting in Mexico City for the annual Congress and AGI Open, the former just for members, the latter a star-studded (and now sold-out) public conference from 28-29 September 2018.

14 September 2018

Noted #88

Noted #88

Karlssonwilker, Ultramarine’s new 7", Forme 01, Good Trouble, Good Chemistry Brewing’s branding and Design For Today
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

6 September 2018

‘XXX’ marks the spot

‘XXX’ marks the spot

Letter Exchange, a network of professionals in the lettering arts, type design and typography, is to host a conference in Cambridge in October
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Letter Exchange, the organisation for professionals in the lettering arts, and to celebrate, we are hosting a conference in Cambridge, entitled ‘XXX’, writes conference organiser Mark Noad.

30 August 2018

Collage champions

Collage champions

Steven McCarthy reports from Kolaj Fest in New Orleans, a new international convention that takes collage seriously – as art, medium and process
Collage, the cutting and pasting of published images and texts, straddles a spectrum – it is deceptively easy and childlike on one hand, and complex, nuanced and able to make sophisticated visual statements on the other, writes Steven McCarthy.

17 August 2018

Bridges and verses

Bridges and verses

The House of Illustration’s John Vernon Lord exhibition shows Lord’s extraordinary talent for magical narrative
You may be aware of John Vernon Lord’s work as a result of his long career as a freelance illustrator (which began in 1961) or through his lectures at Brighton College of Art, where he has taught illustration for nearly half a century, writes Clare Walters.

13 August 2018

Soft sell machines

Soft sell machines

A rare insight into the ‘quietly hilarious’ advertising artwork of William Heath Robinson.
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a prolific artist and illustrator whose name has entered the dictionary as a way of describing excessively convoluted processes using people and machines, writes Andrew Robertson. 

6 August 2018

Fine art in hard and soft covers

Fine art in hard and soft covers

artists' books, book design, reviews

A new survey examines the shifting role of the printed book in fine art practice.  Review by Jacob Charles Wilson
  An ‘artist’s book’ might appear to be a simple object, writes Jacob Charles Wilson. But why and how should it be differentiated from any other?

26 July 2018

Weapons of craft and satire

Weapons of craft and satire

A satirical, eighteenth-century revival is heading for London’s Oxo Tower Wharf. Curator Meredith Kasabian (Pre-Vinylite Society) sets the scene
This August the Pre-Vinylite Society will present a London show lasting just four days. ‘The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society: An 18th Century Revival’ is a contemporary interpretation of a historic satirical exhibition, writes curator and sign painter Meredith Kasabian
 
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