8 March 2019

Figures that don’t add up

Figures that don’t add up

Catherine Griffiths

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Designers Speak (Up) is challenging the male-dominated awards system. By Catherine Griffiths
A new campaign aims to address the gender imbalance in New Zealand design, writes Catherine Griffiths. For the past two decades, the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has awarded its top accolade, the Black Pin, 43 times: 40 men, 3 women.

22 February 2019

Gentle reminder

Gentle reminder

Eye editors

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.

15 February 2019

(Typographic) Noted #90

(Typographic) Noted #90

the editors

The 65th annual Type Directors Club competition, Patrick Thomas’s revised Protest Stencil Toolkit, the Whitney’s ‘programmed’ typeface and Studio Dumbar’s variable type City in Motion posters
Here is a selection of type-related things – recently announced type winners, a revised edition of a type, a selection of variable type posters, and an exhibition that looks at works of art based on instructions.

5 February 2019

Books received #36

Books received #36

Eye editors

James Victore’s Feck Perfuction; Observe, Collect, Draw!; Brand By Hand; How To Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
Here is a collection of self-help and ‘memoir-adjacent’ titles – all written by designers – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

18 January 2019

(Typographic) Noted #89

(Typographic) Noted #89

Eye editors

Raymond, Fixture, Typeset in the Future, Heldane and Letterform Archive
Here is a selection of type-related things – type specimens, new releases, a type book and a newly digitised archive – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

10 January 2019

Eye on Campus

Eye on Campus

Eye editors

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

Eye editors

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.

16 December 2018

Hold your breath …

Hold your breath …

Janet South

An exhibition at London’s Japan House explores the materiality of paper
‘Takeo Paper Show: Subtle’ is a touring exhibition curated by graphic designer Kenya Hara, writes Janet South.

11 December 2018

To infinity and beyond

To infinity and beyond

Kevin J. Hunt

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

Sandra Rendgen

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.
 
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