Photography

4 September 2020

Artificial sunshine

Artificial sunshine

Illuminated lettering signals entertainment and escapism by the sea. The fifth in Justin Burns’s series about coastal graphic design
If we take away the bright lights is there a place? The Blackpool Illuminations first lit the Lancashire seafront in 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’, and remains an annual event every autumn, writes Justin Burns.

20 July 2020

Pier review

Pier review

Decorative typography and lettering evoke the halcyon days of the British seaside. The fourth in Justin Burns’s series about coastal graphic design
Lettering, typography, and accentuated three-dimensional signs dominate the British coast, writes Justin Burns.

26 June 2020

Every Eye ever

Every Eye ever

A display of every edition of Eye from 1 to 100 turned magCulture into a surreal cross between gallery and newsagent, complete with masked customers. Art director Simon Esterson reports
On Thursday 18 June 2020, Jeremy Leslie was keen to celebrate customers being able to browse magazines in his shop magCulture again, writes Eye’s art director Simon Esterson.

1 April 2020

Culture in colour

Culture in colour

Tereza Bettinardi designs ‘Cursos e Oficinas’, an abstract and vibrant book series for São Paulo organisation Sesc. By Jan Middendorp
Tereza Bettinardi is from Santa Maria, in the centre of Brazil’s southernmost state, where she studied journalism and graduated in graphic design in 2006, writes Jan Middendorp.

31 January 2020

Sunday photo-painter

Sunday photo-painter

In the early 1950s, Swiss designer Gérard Ifert walked the streets of Paris on quiet Sundays, taking pictures of the colourmen’s shopfronts
The ‘designer as photographer’ is a trope that has been much explored in articles, books and exhibitions, with photos by graphic designers as different in temperament and outlook as Rudy VanderLans, Nicolete Gray, Robert Brownjohn, Wojciech Zamecznik and Ken Garland, writes John L. Walters.

4 June 2019

Books received #38

Books received #38

Party! Party! Party! Photographs from Weimar Germany; Graphic Design Play Book; No, No, No, No, Yes; Britain Can Make It; Design at Stanford
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent weeks.

26 April 2019

Eye 98 out now

Eye 98 out now

The latest issue of Eye is a type special
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and it’s on its way to subscribers and shops right now.

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.
 
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