28 November 2014


What the Font?
Theis month’s Friday Late event will include Jonathan Barnbrook, Dalton Maag and Vincent Connare, among others. 6:00pm-10:00pm.
Victoria and Albert museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

28 November 2014

A Web for Her: What is the Web Women Want?
Panel discussion including Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, chaired by Jude Kelly, the artistic director of Southbank Centre, 6:30pm.
Purcell Room, Queen elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Type Tuesday: Comedy and Kemistry
Andy Altmann and Graham McCallum


Eye magazine’s quarterly event at St Bride library, 7-9.30, doors 6.30pm, admission £12 / £10 (concessions) / £8 (full-time students).
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE, UK
Book via Eventbrite.

COMEDY! Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates: ‘Knickers, knackers & knockers – 27 years of type and humour.’
KEMISTRY! Graham McCallum of Kemistry Gallery, on the Shoreditch graphic arts gallery’s past decade and its campaign for a new home (with a little help from Kickstarter).
Plus a panel discussion about design and typography in public spaces.

Experimental Jetset posters at Kemistry

to 29 November 2014


Alëxone Dizac: Banana Spleen
David Bloch Gallery, 8 bis rue des Vieux Marrakchis 40000 Marrakech, Morocco

to 30 November 2014


Gran Salón México: Contemporary Illustration Fair
The fair will include lectures, portfolio reviews, film screenings, workshops and live drawing.
Centro de Cultura Digital, Paseo de la Reforma s/n esq. Lieja (abajo de la Estela de luz), Colonia Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico

Above: Hilda Palafox.

to 30 November 2014

Better Letters Workshop

Mike Meyer’s Hand-Lettering Workshops
11-12 November: Jordan Signs, Sydney, NSW
22-23 November: Industrial Art, Melbourne, VIC
29-30 November: Zee Sign Co, Brooklyn, NY

to 30 November 2014


Anthony McCall: Solid Light Films and Other Works
(1971 – 2014)

EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Anthony McCall, You and I Horizontal, 2005. Installation view at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2006). Photograph by Blaise Adilon.

to 30 November 2014


Fraser Muggeridge: Mimeographica Alphabetica
An exhibition of a stencilled alphabet designed by secondary school students using a manual mimeograph machine, shown alongside materials such as stencil lettering tools and guides.

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

to 30 November 2014


Cybernetic Serendipity
Rare installation photographs, invitation cards and printed material from the 1968 exhibition of the same name, curated by Jasia Reichardt.

Fox Reading Room, Institue of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: detail from the ‘Cybernetic Serendipity’ exhibition poster, Institute of Contemporary Art, 2 August – 20 October, 1968. © Tate, London 2013.

to 30 November 2014

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Beyond Zero
An exhibition of works from contemporary artists which pay homage to both the Soviet Union’s space programme and the emergence of non-objective art in Russia.
Calvert 22 Gallery, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP, UK

Above: Pavel Klushantsev, The Moon, 1965

to 30 November 2014

Blow-up — Antonioni’s Film Classic and Photography
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur (Zürich), Switzerland


to 1 December 2014


Mark Lazenby and Liam Stevens: Colour Form Play
Maybe A Vole, 51A King Henry’s Walk, London N1 4NH, UK

Above: Mark Lazenby, Rom Italy to All, 2014.



to 6 December 2014

to 7 December 2014

02_ Sasa J. Maechtig, designer of Kiosk K67, at exhibition BIO 5, 1973, photo from designer archive

Bio 50: The 24th Biennial of Design
Muzej za Arhitekturo in Oblikovanje (Museum of Architecture and Design), Grad Fužine, Pot na Fužine 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Above: Sasa J. Maechtig, designer of Kiosk K6, at exhibition BIO 5, 1973.

to 12 December 2014

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Shinro Ohtake
The exhibition includes sculptural ‘scrapbooks’ constructed of found imagery, newspapers and other ‘scraps discarded from urban culture’.
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, UK

to 13 December 2014


Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Space Station Sixty Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS, UK

Above: Graphic details By Miss Lasko-Gross.

to 14 December 2014


2nd Istanbul Design Biennial
Galata Greek Primary School, Kemeraltı Cad. No: 49, 34425 Galata, Beyoğlu-İstanbul, Turkey

to 14 December 2014


Jasper Johns: Regret
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN, UK

Above: Jasper Johns, Untitled, 2013. Ink on plastic, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

to 17 December 2014


We Tell Stories
An exhibition of the illustrative work of notable SVA graduates, showing thousands of children’s books, comics, graphic novels and more.
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, Chelsea, NY, US

to 19 December 2014


Optical / Dynamic: Alberto Biasi
The Mayor Gallery, 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London W1S 3LZ, UK

Above: By Alberto Biasi.

to 19 December 2014

Bill Jubobe: Bob Cobbing
Exhibition at Chelsea Space, London, devoted to concrete poet, arts organiser, publisher and printmaker Bob Cobbing (1920-2002), curated by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper, and part of ‘Bob Jubilé’, a series of events and displays that explore and present Cobbing’s legacy, culminating in a publication with Occasional Papers.
Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU, UK

See ‘Concrete poems just are’ by Peter Mayer in Eye 20.

to 20 December 2014


Sarah Morris: Once a Thief
Air de Paris, 32 rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris 

Above: Sarah Morris, Once a Thief, 2014. Photo by Christopher Burke.

to 20 December 2014

Atomic Frontier Days, Richland Washington, booklet, Sep 1948

After the Flash: Photography from the Atomic Archive
Documentary photographs and ephemera from the extensive personal archive of Canadian art historian, writer and curator John O’Brian.
Work gallery, 10a Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG, UK

to 22 December 2014


GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, UK

Above: Triple poster shown for Young Contemporaries exhibition by Mike Foreman, 1963.
Below: Ray Gregory, RCA Football Club poster, 1971.


See ‘Screen prints’ by Rick Poynor in Eye 85.

to 4 January 2015


David Bowie is
MCA Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611 US

Above: David Bowie and William Burroughs, 1974. Photo: Terry O'Neill. Hand colouring: David Bowie. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image © V&A Images.

to 4 January 2015


Horst: Photographer of Style
A retrospective exhibition on the photography of Horst P. Horst.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue, 1939. © Condé Nast / Horst Estate.

to 9 January 2015


Times(less) Signs: Otto Neurath and Reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art
A group exhibition of works derived from the visual language of Otto Neurath, ‘pictograms and pictorial statistics to visualise political, social, global or purely individual agendas’.
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ, UK

Above: Olaf Osten, Commuting 090, 2012.

to 11 January 2015

to 11 January 2015

Visualizing 19th Century New York

Visualizing 19th-Century New York
An exhibition exploring the production of lithographs, photographs, woodcuts and other tools which helped strengthen 19th century New York’s visual appeal to an international market.
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

to 11 January 2015

Installation Of Constructing Worlds: Photography And Architecture In The Modern Age

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK

Read the review in the forthcoming Eye 89.

Above: Bernd and Hilla Becher installation image by Chris Jackson / Getty Images.

to 18 January 2015


Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB, UK

to 18 January 2014


Egon Schiele: Radical Nude
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Above: Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait as Kneeling Nude.

to 18 January 2015


Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204 US

Above: Woody Pirtle, Stop the Plant, 2002.  Screen print. © Woody Pirtle. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA.

to 19 January 2015

Mac Conner: A New York Life
An exhibition of hand-painted illustrations for advertising and women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s, made in the years following the Second World War ‘when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture’.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

Above: Mac Conner: A New York Life, a film by Bill Killon and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

to 25 January 2015

First Step

Allen Jones RA
The first major exhibition of Allen Jones’ work in almost twenty years, featuring paintings and sculptures from the 1960s to the present.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens Site, 6 Burlington Gardens,
London W1S 3ET, UK

Above: Allen Jones RA, First Step, 1966.

to 25 January 2015

Alice Hartley, We’re All Very Disappointed, 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
A collection of works from 55 upcoming artists from UK art schools. Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Alice Hartley, We’re All Very Disappointed, 2013.

to 31 January 2015


The Enchanted Page: An Exhibition of Children’s Illustration
London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RE UK

Above: Sloth by Frann Preston-Gannon.

to 1 February 2015


Velizar Dimchev: Franky’s World
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St London EC2A 4XS, UK

to 1 February 2015


Disobedient Objects
An exhibition of art and design objects associated with political activism.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Andy Dao and Ivan Cash, Occupy George, overprinted dollar bill.

to 2 February 2015


Sensing the Future: László Moholy-Nagy, the Media and the Arts
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Above: László Moholy-Nagy, Construction Z VII, 1926. Photo Credit: National Gallery Washington © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.

to 8 February 2015

100 Years of Swiss Design
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni Areal, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

to 8 February 2015

Type Motion
An exhibition featuring 240 examples of type being used in moving image – film title sequences, adverts, music videos, artist films – dating back to 1897.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street,
Liverpool, UK L1 4DQ

to 8 February 2015

Sigmar-Polke-1 Albis: Sigmar Polke
TATE Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9GT

Above: Sigmar Polke, Polke as Astronaut , 1968

to 21 February 2015


Experimental Photography
PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street Ste. 103, Dallas, TX 75207

Above: Gyorgy Kepes, Eye, 1941. Courtesy of PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX.

to 22 February 2015


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Above: David Titlow, Konrad Lars Hastings Titlow, 2014 Winner.

to 27 February 2015


Hollington & Kyprianou: The Castle
Wilkonson’s Hardware Store , 380-382 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, UK

to 8 March 2015

Designers in Residence: Disruption
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK

to 8 March 2015

to 15 March 2015


Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Varvara Stepanova, Costume design for Tarelkin’s Death, 1922. © A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum.

to 15 March 2015

Conflict, Time, Photography
The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

to 15 March 2015


Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

to 22 March 2015


Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy
Freer | Sackler, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC, US

Above: Folio of calligraphy written by Imad al-Hasani (d. 1615) from the Safavid period, ca. 1610, Iran, probably Isfahan.

to 29 March 2015


Staging the Message: The open work of Jan van Toorn
Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Above: Jan van Toorn, Falconplein, 2012.

See ‘Five strategies tabled in Eindhoven’ on the Eye blog.

to 29 March 2015

Say it with Flowers
This exhibit showcases the versitility of floral motifs with over 300 objects in various mediums such as posters, ceramics, textiles and more.
Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

to 26 April 2015

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Women Fashion Power
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK

Above: Illustrations by Ben Wiseman. Installation photograph by Richard Hubert Smith. Exhibition graphic design and art direction by LucienneRoberts+.


to 30 April 2015


Moving Stories: Children’s Books from Page to Screen
Seven Stories, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, UK

to 25 May 2015


StereoType: New Directions in Typography
The exhibition considers the intersection of technology and design. Designers involved include Design Studio Edhv, Oded Ezer, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, Alida Sayer and Dan Tobin Smith.
Boston Society of Architects, BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024, USA

to 20 September 2015

The Institute of Sexology
The complex and often contradictory story of the study of sex, featuring contemporary artworks by Zanele Muholi, John Stezaker, Sharon Hayes and Timothy Archibald.

Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK





2 December 2014

Type Tuesday: Comedy and Kemistry
Andy Altmann and Graham McCallum


Eye magazine’s quarterly event at St Bride library, 7-9.30, doors 6.30pm, admission £12 / £10 (concessions) / £8 (full-time students).
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE, UK
Book via Eventbrite.

COMEDY! Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates: ‘Knickers, knackers & knockers – 27 years of type and humour.’
KEMISTRY! Graham McCallum of Kemistry Gallery, on the Shoreditch graphic arts gallery’s past decade and its campaign for a new home (with a little help from Kickstarter).
Plus a panel discussion about design and typography in public spaces.

Experimental Jetset posters at Kemistry

2 December 2014 — 11 January 2015


Non è la rosa non è il tulipano Tener-a-mente…Gherardo Frassa
Triennale Design Musem, 6 Viale Alemagna, 20121, Milano, Italia

Above: Gherardo Frassa, Fiori di Latta, Giardino papaveri delicati.

3 – 23 December 2014

Dorothy: The Intellectual Junk Shop
KK Gallery, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

4 December 2014 — January 2015


Jean Jullien
Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PD, UK

See ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ on the Eye blog.

4 December 2014 — 7 February 2015

William S. Burroughs: Can you all hear me?
October Gallery, 25 Old Glouchester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AL, UK

12 December 2014

Cadbury Research Library
The Baskerville Society will give a tour of the most extensive collection of original Baskerville material available at the Research Library.
Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower (Lower Ground Floor), Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Ticket available on Eventbrite.



15 January — 26 March 2015

From Idea to Edition: Creating an Artist’s Book
An artist printmaking and bookbinding workshop, suitable for all levels.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ



12 February — 25 May 2015


Magnificent Obsessions – The Artist as Collector
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Album covers from the collection of Dr Lakra.

20 February 2015


Reasons: London
One-day conference including speakers Andrew Clarke, Elliot Jay Stocks and Stephanie Posavec.
LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG

26 February — 21 June 2015


Forensics: the anatomy of crime
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

26 — 28 February 2015

Future Everything 2015
Manchester Town Hall
, Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire M60 2LA


MARCH 2015

14 — 15 March 2015

The Beauty of letters: text, type and communication in the eighteenth century
A two-day conference will consider ‘how writing, printing, performance and portrayal contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted the spread of knowledge and contributed to political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world.’

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK B15 2TT

14 March — 19 July 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The first major European show on Alexander McQueen’s work.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK


APRIL 2015

1 April — 19 July 2015

All of this Belongs to You
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

25 April — 27 September 2015

What is Luxury?
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK


MAY 2015

21 — 23 May 2014

Typo Berlin
This year’s conference is themed ‘character’ and will include speakers Jon Burgerman, Tina Roth Eisenberg and Erik Kessels.



21 October 2015 — 14 February 2016


The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Charles and Ray Eames selecting slides. © Eames Office LLC.




28 November 2015 — 14 Febuary 2016

Julia Margaret Cameron
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK