to 16 February 2020

Jeanine Behaeghel, Poster, 1965

Off the Grid: Belgian graphic design from the 1960s and 1970s as seen by Sara De Bondt
Graphic designer Sara De Bondt explores the origins of graphic design in Belgium in the 1960s and 70s, a history which has largely been undocumented until now. The exhibition stages a rich array of printed matter, logo objects, self-published book sculptures and poster designs by designers such as Paul Ibou, Corneille Hannoset, Boudewijn Delaere, Sofie Alouf, Rob Buytaert, Herman Lampaert and Jeanine Behaeghel among many others.
Design Museum Gent, Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Above: Jeanine Behaeghel, Poster, 1965.

to 16 February 2020

Coming to America by Sowwy, 1990

Baptized By Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana
An exhibition of works from the ‘Golden Age’ of Ghanaian hand-painted film posters, a period that began with the country’s adoption of the VHS tape in the mid-1980s. This exhibition is curated by Angelina Lippert. 
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Sowwy, Coming to America, 1990.

to 16 February 2020

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Mary Quant
The first international retrospective for nearly 50 years on the fashion designer Mary Quant and her revolutionary aesthetic. Focused on the two decades between 1955 and 1975, this exhibition includes over 200 objects, a number of which have never been displayed before.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 © PA Prints 2008 

to 16 February 2020

Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’

Artist Trevor Paglen’s new Curve commission takes as its starting point the ways in which AI networks are taught how to ‘see’ and ‘perceive’ the world by taking a closer look at image datasets.
The Curve, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK


to April 2020

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Niklaus Troxler Tape Works

Swiss designer Niklaus Troxler creates images with adhesive tapes. Sometimes the images are free and abstract, sometimes they evoke landscapes or signs, and they are always musical – compositions and improvisations.

A–Z Gallery, Torstrasse 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

A–Z Gallery is a storefront space in the heart of Berlin, dedicated to artistic, conceptual or formally experimental graphic design projects.

Open every Friday 1–6pm and by appointment:



to 23 February 2020


BIO 26 (26th Biennial of Design) Common Knowledge
The BIO 26 exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, ends on Sun 23 Feb 2020 (not 9 Feb, as announced on some of its own website pages).

The show includes a display of some of the 8000 Eye 94 covers designed by MuirMcNeil.

to 23 February 2020


Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ

Above: Jessica Dismorr, Izidora / Isadora (named for dancer Isadora Duncan), illustration in Rhythm Vol. 1 No. 2, Autumn 1911.

to 23 February 2020

Giovanni Schiaparelli, First map of the surface of Mars, 18th century.

Moving to Mars
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX; NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners, AI SpaceFactory; robotic builders by Foster & Partners; the first sustainable urban design for Mars, Mars City Design, the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface; and Christopher Raeburn's new fashion collection inspired by Mars.
The Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Giovanni Schiaparelli, First map of the surface of Mars, 18th century.

to 23 February 2020

Derek Jarman: Protest!

Derek Jarman: Protest!
‘Protest!’ is a major retrospective of the work of acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994), marking 25 years since his death. This is the first time that the diverse strands of his practice will be brought together in over 20 years.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland

Above: Derek Jarman, ‘Journey to Avebury’, 1971, still from Super8 film, courtesy LUMA Foundation. 

to 27 February 2020


Milton Glaser Exhibition
This exhibition, organised in collaboration with Museum in Exile, will feature a collection of seventy original posters by Milton Glaser.
Umjetnička Galerija, Zelenih beretki 8, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

to 1 March 2020


Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer
The Wolfsonian – Florida International University, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, US

Above: Pamphlet, Come to Cuba, c. 1930, Conrado W. Massaguer (Cuban, 1889–1965), illustrator Cuban National Tourist Commission, Havana, publisher Sindicato de Artes Gráficos de la Habana, S.A.

to 1 March 2020


The Eternal Network (Transmediale 2020 End to End)

The group exhibition ‘The Eternal Network’ shows around fifteen artistic positions that question cultural and technological networks and rethink them in relation to contemporary urgencies. ‘Transmediale 2020 End to End’ focuses on forgotten and potential futures, including European critical Internet cultures that provide alternatives to Silicon Valley’s centralised business models (and to the belief that problems can be solved quickly and easily with new technologies).

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
, Germany

Open 12 noon–7 pm, closed on Tuesdays.

to 1 March 2020


W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
W. E. B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives displays the complete set of 63 graphics shown at the 1900 Paris Exposition, produced by Du Bois and a team of African American students from his sociology laboratory at Atlanta University. These visually innovative graphs, charts and maps formed a radical new approach to refuting racism, using strikingly presented facts and statistics to counter contemporary white supremacy.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: W. E. B. Du Bois, Distribution of Negroes in the United States, 1900.

to 1 March 2020

Ivan Navarro

Iván Navarro: Bifocal 
MACBA: ​Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Av. San Juan 328, C1141 Buenos Aires, Argentina

to 8 March 2020


Knowledge in Images – Information Design Today
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich – Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

to 8 March 2020

Tim Walker, Tilda Swinton, Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire, 2018 (c) Tim Walker Studio

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
A survey of photographer Tim Walker through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations. The exhibition, which is designed by Shona Heath and curated by Susanna Brown, includes ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A’s collections. Walker’s film The Steadfast Tin Soldier, can also be seen (for free) in the V&A’s Photography Centre.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Tim Walker, Tilda Swinton, Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire, 2018 © Tim Walker Studio.

See ‘Walker’s riddles’, John L. Walters’ preview of the show in Eye 99.

to 13 March 2020

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Red Paper
‘Red Paper’ is the second joint archival project by StudioKargah and Nabshi Center, held in two parts within the new seasonal approach of Nabshi Center. The first part, ‘Red Poster,’ held from January 10 to February 7, and the second part, ‘Red Book,’ will be held from February 14 to March 13.
Nabshi Center, No 51., Khosro Aly., Villa St., Tehran, Iran

to 15 March 2020

Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed), 2016–17 © Courtesy of the artist and Karma Internaional, Zurich and Los Angeles; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; House of Gaga, Mexico City; and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City

Vivian Suter
The first solo display of Vivian Suter’s work in the UK.
Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

Above: Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed), 2016–17.

to 18 March 2020

Ad Snijders, Untitled (detail), 1965, collage on hardboard, 213 x 330 cm.

Ad Snijders: Free painting
A retrospective exhibition on the work of the Eindhoven artist Ad Snijders (1929 – 2010). Snijders was self-taught and started to paint during the years after the Second World War. His oeuvre can be read as a lifelong celebration of freedom. A freedom that was not to be taken for granted, but one that had to be conquered by brush, chalk or pencil every day.
Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Above: Ad Snijders, Untitled (detail), 1965.

to 22 March 2020

Wim Crouwel, poster for the Vormgevers exhibition, 1968.

Wim Crouwel: Mr. Gridnik
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 101071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Wim Crouwel, poster for the Vormgevers exhibition, 1968.

to 27 March 2020

James Turrell at Pace

James Turrell
Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET, UK

to 28 March 2020


As, Not For
A non-exhaustive historical overview of the work of African American graphic designers, proposed by graphic designer and curator Jerome Harris. This exhibition aims to promote the inclusion of the work of African-American and black graphic designers in the field of design and its mediation, but also to question the omnipresence of white and anti-black aesthetics in this same field.
Les Chiroux, Place des Carmes 8, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

to 31 March 2020

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Beazley Designs of the Year 2019
A survey of the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world. Curated by Beatrice Galilee.
The Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Play Nice, ILoveYou and UK Student Climate Network, Downloadable placards, 2019.

to 3 April 2020


Social Revolution: Women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
An exhibition that marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE.
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, UK

to 5 April 2020

Brochure, The Menstrual Cycle, 1939; Designed by Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master
This exhibition follows Herbert Bayer’s role as both student and teacher at the Bauhaus, as well as his illustrious career in the United States following his 1938 emigration.
Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York 10128, US

Above: Herbert Bayer, Brochure, The Menstrual Cycle, 1939.

to 11 April 2020

Tullio Crali_A Futurist Life

Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life
Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00; Sunday 12.00 - 17.00;  closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, UK

to 12 April 2020

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Sabotages par Mathieu Van Assche

Les Chiroux, Place des Carmes 8, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

to 12 April 2020

The Hoodie Exhibition

The Hoodie
This exhibition explores the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie tells many stories – tales of social inequality, youth culture, subculture, police brutality, racism, privacy, fear and style.  Popularised by Champion in the 1930s, the hoodie was a practical solution for workmen; it is now, arguably, Western Fashion’s last truly political garment.
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Devan Shimoyama, February II, 2019.

to 19 April 2020

Kitching in Ditchling

Kitching in Ditchling: The London Series
‘Alan Kitching’s A to Z of London’, Kitching’s new series with Karoline Newman, captures his favourite haunts in the city, marrying the individual letters of the alphabet with its significant buildings, monuments, sports grounds and retailers. The 26 prints will be accompanied by a number of Kitching’s other prints that celebrate the capital.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, William + Margaret Rowling Gallery, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP, UK

to 19 April 2010


Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
An exhibition that looks at the way the car has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.
The Sainsbury Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL, UK


to 19 April 2020

RWH Jones, Saltdean Lido, East Sussex, 1938. Photographed by John Maltby  ©John Maltby/RIBA Collections

Into the Blue: The origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
This display explores the architectural, cultural and social history of indoor and outdoor swimming baths and pools in the United Kingdom through drawings, models, photographs and film footage.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: RWH Jones, Saltdean Lido, East Sussex, 1938. Photographed by John Maltby  ©John Maltby/RIBA Collections.

to 19 April 2020

Disruption, Devotion and Distributism

Disruption. Devotion and Distribution
This exhibitions highlights the underlying ideas and beliefs which led artists like Edward Johnston, Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill to Ditchling, and their engagement with and influence on wider debates taking place nationally and internationally in the early 20th century. The exhibition pulls at the Guild’s core principles – a resistance to industrialisation and city-living, their devout Catholicism and a commitment to Distributism, a political movement that championed individual land ownership in rural communities.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Ln, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

to 25 April 2020

Maureen Scott, Mother and Child at Breaking Point (1970)

The Four Ages of Woman
Diverse representations of women’s mental health and life experiences across childhood, youth, middle age and old age, including work by Madge Gill, Anna Kavan, Bibi Herrera, Imma Maddox, Cynthia Pell and Maureen Scott.
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX, UK

Above. Maureen Scott, Mother and Child at Breaking Point (1970).

until Spring 2020

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25 Years of Neon: A Collection by Kerry Ryan
Neon Specialists, 18 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DH, UK

See ‘Neon: names in lights’ on the Eye blog.

to 2 May 2020

Dorothea Lange, Kern County, California, 1938.

Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures
MoMA’s first major exhibition of Lange’s work in 50 years displays iconic works from its collection, alongside lesser-known photographs, to map Lange’s complex relationship to words. 
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, US

Above: Dorothea Lange, Kern County, California, 1938.

to 10 May 2020


George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain
Spanning George Him’s long and versatile career as both an independent designer and as one half of the prolific Lewitt-Him partnership (1933-1954), the exhibition will include iconic wartime propaganda posters for the Ministries of Food and Information, corporate branding for El Al airlines and adverts for clients like Schweppes, Technicolor, the Post Office and The Times.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

to 10 May 2020


Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium
This exhibition brings together a new generation of artists who represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns. Presenting for the first time this new direction in painting, the exhibition features ten painters at the heart of this zeitgeist: Michael Armitage, Cecily Brown, Nicole Eisenman, Sanya Kantarovsky, Tala Madani, Ryan Mosley, Christina Quarles, Daniel Richter, Dana Schutz and Tschabalala Self.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Michael Armitage, Kampala Suburb, 2014.

to 17 May 2020

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, by Susanna Lewis (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale

Off the Wall: American Art to Wear
A survey of the late 1960s American art movement, in which artists were drawn to the body as a mechanism to express both personal vision and their relation to the cultural, historical and social concerns of the period. The exhibition includes works made during 1967 and 1997, and features over 100 works by over 50 artists. 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Susanna Lewis, Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale.

to 23 May 2020

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New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
This exhibition examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society?
Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yves Béhar, Superflex Aura Power Suit, 2017. 

to 3 June 2020


Mga Mumu, Multo, at Maskara – Lydia Ortiz
Max Occupancy . (a gallery operated out of the stairwell of San Francisco design studio Volume Inc.) Fridays 12-5pm (Ring bell for entry).
725 Filbert Street San Francisco, CA 94133 US

Above: Lydia Ortiz, Oops.

to 5 July 2020


Dóra Maurer
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Dóra Maurer Relative Quasi Image 1996 © Dóra Maurer Photo: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó.

to 5 July 2020


Op Art in Focus
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

Above: Walter Leblanc, Mobilo Static, 1960 © Estate of Walter Leblanc.

to 31 December 2020


Poster Stories
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland

ongoing 2020

Schaukelwagen (“Rocking Car”), design: Hans Brockhage, manufacturer: Siegfried Lenz, Berggießhübel bei Pirna, 1950

Everyday Life: GDR
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

ongoing 2020


Scenes from the Collection
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Mel Bochner, The Joys of Yiddish, 2012. Courtesy: The Jewish Museum, New York.





20 February 2020


Where does the art go? Making art in the public realm
With Mark Titchner. 7.00-9.15pm (Doors 6.00pm) Tickets: £8-12.50
St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

20 February — 17 May 2020

Gupta Christopher Street

Masculinities: Liberation through photography
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Above: Suni Gupta, Untitled 22 from the series ‘Christopher Street’, 1976. Courtesy the artist and Haes Gallery.

21 February 2020


A Slideshow and Talk by Diane Arbus
Originally recorded in 1970, A Slideshow and Talk by Diane Arbus is a unique opportunity to hear the late, famed artist discuss her own work. This narrated slideshow highlights her own works as well as photographs, snapshots and clippings from her own collection.  Compiled and edited in 2005 by Neil Selkirk, Doon Arbus and Adam Shott from original materials in the Diane Arbus Archive.
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

Above: Diane Arbus during a class at the Rhode Island School of Design, 1970. Photo © Stephen A. Frank.

22 February — 17 May 2020


Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971
For the first time, images from the full sweep of Arbus’s career will be presented chronologically. Early works reveal an artist gripped by the range of humanity and life as it unfolded on the street, while later works created using a larger format mark her emergence as a mature and compelling artist.
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

Above: Diane Arbus, Three female impersonators, N.Y.C., 1962, 1962. Gelatin silver print; printed 1962–1963, 27.9 x 35.6 cm. Anonymous gift, 2016. Copyright © Estate of Diane Arbus. 2016/757.

26 — 28 February 2020


Design Indaba
Speakers include Patrick Thomas, Kinya Tagawa, Sascha Lobe and Debbie Millman, among many others. 
Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan St, Cape Town, South Africa

27 — 29 February 2020


Lima, Peru

27 February — 23 August 2020


The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy
An exhibition exploring China’s economic relationship with the world through poster design.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yang Jiabao & Cai Sheng, Cultural Revolution Glows, 1972

27 February — 23 August 2020

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The Swiss Grid
The Swiss Grid explores the development and impact of the International Typographic Style, considered one of the most important movements in graphic design history, through a selection of posters and ephemera.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Karl Gerstner & Markus Kutter, Citroën, 1958


28 February — 02 May 2020

Lore Lisbeth Waller in her studio, ca. 1945

Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain from 1933

This exhibition celebrates some remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform Britain’s photography scene. Among the 80,000 refugees escaping anti-Semitic and political persecution were a surprising number of women photographers, who women brought fresh, Modernist perspectives that opened up British photography in the decades that followed.

‘Another Eye’ showcases this group of women, which includes Dorothy Bohm, Edith Tudor-Hart, Elsbeth Juda, Gerti Deutsch, Elisabeth Chat, Laelia Goehr and Erika Koch.

Some worked in social-reportage, documenting issues of the day for magazines such as Picture Post and Lilliput. Others turned to commercial work in fashion, advertising and publishing.

Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London
E2 0QN

Tues–Sat: 11.00–18.00; Thurs 11.00–20.00


MARCH 2020

3 March 2020


Type Tuesday. Show and tell: exhibition design with Marina Willer and guests

Pentagram partner Marina Willer has a portfolio that embraces identity design (for Tate and architect Richard Rogers) film-making (Red Trees) and exhibition design. She has recently masterminded several popular, visually rich exhibitions, including the Barbican’s ‘Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics’, a photography exhibition by her compatriot João Farkas (see Eye 95) at the Brazilian Embassy plus ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’(see Eye 99,) and ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’, both at the Design Museum.

Come to Type Tuesday on 3 March to hear Marina join the dots between graphic design, typography, film-making and the challenges of organising words and images in big spaces. We will be joined by other leading figures from the world of exhibition design and the evening will end with a panel discussion. There will be a bar in the interval and the chance to browse bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.

St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Top. From ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, London. Exhibition design: Marina Willer, Pentagram. Photograph: Ed Reeve for the Design Museum.

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4 March 2020 — 31 May 2020


Langlands and Bell: Degrees of Truth
For over four decades, Langlands & Bell’s work has explored the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange we use to negotiate a fast changing technological world. Their art ranges from film, video and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture.
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, UK

5 — 19 March 2020

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Between Heritage and Modernity: Modernity in Arabic Type Design
The Center for Book Arts is hosting a series of 3 seminars dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by Dr. Nadine Chahine, taking place on March 5, 7, and 19.
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001, US

6 March 2020


Design Lecture Series: Jerome Harris
A lecture by Jerome Harris, whose research into the exclusion of African-American graphic designers resulted in the touring exhibition – ‘As, Not For’. See the current show at Les Chiroux in Liège, also listed on Eye Events.
The Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, US

11 March 2020


Liesbet Boudens: Boudens Times Six
A Letter Exchange lecture. 
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Holborn, London WC1N 3AT, UK

12 March — 7 June 2020

Baba Beaton as 'Heloise' in 'Great Lovers Pageant' by Cecil Beaton, 1927

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
A survey of the ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 1920s and 1930s through the lens of British photographer Cecil Beaton. Alongside Beaton’s portraits, the exhibition will also include paintings by his contemporaries Rex Whistler, Henry Lamb, and Augustus John.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK

Above: Cecil Beaton, Baba Beaton as ‘Heloise’ in ‘Great Lovers Pageant’, 1927.

15 March 2020

The Flatplan
The third edition of magCulture’s masterclass in the art of making magazines. Expert editors, designers, printers and distributors present everything you need to know about creating a successful publication, 10am-4pm. Tickets: £150.00.
magCulture Shop, 270 St John Street, London EC1V 4PE, UK


17 March 2020


Tia Blassingame: Too Black/Ain’t Black Enough, or Stereotype and Truth: Typography in African American periodicals, popular culture, and artists’ books
A survey of typography in African American magazines, and media including popular television shows and music that have created an accepted and expected "black" type combined with a look at early African American newspapers and how African American book artists navigate expectations to give their text an "authentic" look.
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4733, US

30 March — 1 April 2020


AIGA Design Conference 2020
AIGA’s annual conference, chaired by Richard Ting. The conference includes workshops, portfolio reviews and host of speakers including Giorgia Lupi, David Carroll and Rumman Chowdhury.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Tickets available here


APRIL 2020

1 April 2020 — 26 July 2020


Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
An exhibition surveying the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Kraftwerk 3D, photo by Peter Boettcher.

3 — 5 April 2020

Offset 2020

Offset Dublin 2020 
Offset returns for its eleventh edition in Dublin. The line-up includes The lineup includes April Greiman, illustrators Olaf Hajek and Laura Callaghan, puppet-maker Andy Gent, Irish agency CI Studio, THISISPOPBABY (with Jennifer Jennings and Niall Sweeney), Rory Simms (Pentagram), DixonBaxi, Oscar Hudson, Acrylicize, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Leslie David, plus Zeynep Orbay and Macie Soler-Sala (Wieden+Kennedy).
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square Docklands, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

8 April 2020


Jan Tschichold and the New Typography
A talk by Paul Stirton.
St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

22 April 2020


Jean François Porchez: The Visible Invisibility of Words
A Letter Exchange lecture. 
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Holborn, London WC1N 3AT, UK

23 — 25 April 2020

25 April — 23 August 2020


Map­ping the Col­lec­tion
This exhibition, curated by Janice Mitchell, takes a close look at the 1960s and 1970s in the Unit­ed States. It asks how artists have re­act­ed to the so­cial de­vel­op­ments and up­hea­vals of th­ese de­cades—and, con­verse­ly, what ideas about art from this time have shaped our me­m­o­ry. What im­age of Amer­i­ca is rep­re­sent­ed here? What part did in­dige­nous artists, fe­male artists, queer po­si­tions, and artists of col­or play in the de­vel­op­ment of art dur­ing this time?
Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany


MAY 2020

28 — 30 May 2020


Berlin Letters 2020
Berlin Letters is a festival for lettering, type design, calligraphy and sign painting. The three days will include over 25 international speakers, ten workshops and 250 participants. 
Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin, Germany

Tickets are available here


JUNE 2020

2 June 2020


Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.

12 June — 30 Aug 2020

I Am Curious, Orange, 1988, Photographer Richard Haughton

Michael Clark
Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date. It will showcase his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences. Film, photography, and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film.
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Michael Clark, I Am Curious, Orange, 1988. Photo by Richard Haughton.

16 — 26 June 2020

DRUPA: Embrace the Future

Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe), Germany

19 — 25 June 2020


Typographics 2020
Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its 6th year, is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie.
Cooper Union, Cooper Square, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003, US

26 June — 20 September 2020

Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation

Julie Mehretu
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US


JULY 2020

July — September 2020


Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above. Anthony Barboza, Kamoinge Portrait, 1973. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Anthony Barboza.



8 September 2020


Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.

12 — 20 September 2020

30 September 2020 — 17 January 2021

Fondation Dubuffet, Paysage aux Argus

Jean Dubuffet
Spanning more than four decades in the studio, this exhibition brings together powerful work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). This show is the first in the UK in more than 50 years, highlighting Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux Argus (Landscape with Argus, 1955. Courtesy of Fondation Dubuffet, Paris. 



24 November 2020

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Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.



3 — 7 December 2020

Addis Foto Fest, sixth edition
The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organised by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.