20 November 2018

Search for a star (librarian)

Search for a star (librarian)

John L. Walters

St Bride Library is looking for someone to take charge of its extraordinary archive
The ad looks almost mundane at first glance, tucked away on a site called lisjobnet.com, which is for ‘Library & Information’ jobs. Yet what it is advertising is one of the most crucial roles in type and design history: the job of Librarian at St Bride Printing Library in London, writes John L. Walters.

9 November 2018

If you know where to look …

If you know where to look …

Steve Rigley

Graphic design academics assemble in Sheffield to prepare for the next REF, the Research Excellence Framework. Report by Steve Rigley
The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which takes place every seven years, is the means by which UK funding councils assess the quality and impact of academic research in higher education, writes Steve Rigley.

24 October 2018

Ending the war on wildlife

Ending the war on wildlife

Nigel Ball

Harry Woodgate’s science-driven illustration and design for A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife creates a human connection for its readers
In the long history of manifestos, many are as visually engaging as they are strong in their rhetoric. So when Chris Packham decided to publish A People’s Manifesto For Wildlife, he turned to illustrator and designer Harry Woodgate to help with his vision, writes Nigel Ball.

10 October 2018

Graphic days out

Graphic days out

Andrew Robertson

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

Aideen McCole

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

Eye editors

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

Mhairi Lockett

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

Mark Noad

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

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.

24 August 2018

Type Tuesday: Film night

Type Tuesday: Film night

Eye editors

Join us on 4 Sept 2018 for an evening of shorts about type, lettering, design and printing, inc. the premiere of our documentary about Eye 94
Our next Type Tuesday evening at St Bride Library will be a ‘Film night’, featuring a cavalcade of short documentary films about type, lettering, design and printing culminating in the world premiere of Adrian Harrison’s 94 [8000 One-Offs].
 
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