Illustration

27 April 2020

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

In the second instalment of Eye’s online series about graphic design at the UK seaside, Justin Burns navigates the history of the travel poster
The Bank Holiday, a very British institution, was first introduced in 1871, allowing workers an allocated day for respite and recuperation in August, writes Justin Burns.

23 April 2020

Where do ideas come from?

Where do ideas come from?

A mischievous book by Claes Oldenburg showed me the importance of realising an idea physically, writes Andy Martin
I first came across Notes in Hand in the mid-1970s, when I was a freshly enrolled graphics student trying to make visual sense of the world, writes Andy Martin.

7 April 2020

Noted #97

Noted #97

Kitching’s letterpress lockdown, Gorilla returns, dogs in cars, quarantine fonts, colouring in and a pastel poster tribute to immigrants
Here is a selection of things that have caught our attention in recent (quarantined) weeks.

12 March 2020

Books received #43

Books received #43

Gothic comics for girls; soundsystem culture; The Power and Influence of Illustration by Alan Male; and Liz McQuiston’s Protest!
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

19 February 2020

Noted #96

Noted #96

Tom Gauld commission for St Bart’s Hospital, Elda Broglio’s ‘Amor de Verano’, Yuri Suzuki’s The Welcome Chorus, the On Design podcast and a typeface for the Shoah Memorial wall in Paris
Here is a selection of things – a typographic memorial wall, a selection of Type Directors Club award winners, a sound installation, an illustrated mural and a podcast – that have caught our attention in recent weeks.

7 February 2020

Books received #42

Books received #42

Helfand’s visual odyssey, edible art, typo-poetry from Bernstein and Lehrer, Piper in Brighton and Black Lives 1900
Here is a selection of titles that caught our attention in recent months.

23 January 2020

Drawing stories

Drawing stories

This updated study of children’s picturebook illustration, by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, is visually rich and grounded in sound research
If you have any interest whatsoever in illustration for picturebooks, this excellent book is worthy of a place on your shelves, writes Clare Walters.

9 January 2020

Books received #41

Books received #41

Giovanni Anceschi, Shopfronts of London, Polish Design ABCs and a Swiss design manual by Müller-Brockmann
Here is a selection of four titles that caught our attention in recent months.

13 December 2019

Walking in a nuclear winter land

Walking in a nuclear winter land

A new book recalls a time when civil authorities urged citizens to prepare for a threat from the East. By Andrew Robertson
The book Nuclear War in the UK, already in its second printing, has been a surprise hit of the Christmas election season, writes Andrew Robertson.

28 October 2019

Take the clear line

Take the clear line

Kunstal Rotterdam presents a generous survey of work by Dutch illustrator, designer and comic artist Joost Swarte. Jan Middendorp reports
Joost Swarte must be the best known and most appreciated Dutch illustrator, designer and comic artist of his generation, writes Jan Middendorp.
 
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