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eye magazine

Posted in Historical, Ideas, Writing, Theory by The Department of Illustration on August 11, 2009

Adrian Shaughnessy in this month’s eye magazine (which is an  illustration special ) on ‘designer illustators’ in his article ‘schisms and reuinifications’

eye 72‘Design historians will look back at the first decade of the twenty first century  and see that it was normal for designers to eschew the 1990’s fixation with pure typography in favour of marks, splodge, scribbles and letterforms spouting quasi-organic tendrils. They might just struggle to know what to call the people who were doing this work, but they will identify a significant moment in graphic design’s evolution that is hyperlinked to the craft’s radical origins in the avant garde art movements of the early decades of the twentieth century.’ (eye 72, vol18, p.37)

Marian Bantjes, James Joyce are profiled. Article on Chrisoph Niemann too. worth a look.


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