28 January — 20 March 2015


In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas
Curated by Clive Phillpot.
Chelsea Space, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU, UK

Above: Lawrence Weiner, We Are Ships at Sea Not Ducks on a Pond, street poster, published by Air Gallery & Artangel Trust, London, 1986
© Lawrence Weiner

to 28 January 2015

Oded Ezer: Practical Particles
Vitrina Gallery, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb St., Holon, Israel

Above: Oded Ezer: Practical Particles film by Avishai Lapid with music by Adi Ulmansky.

27 January — 15 March 2015

Henri in front of Liverpool 8 Murder Painting, c.1964

First Happenings: Adrian Henri in the ’60s and ’70s
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: George Jardine, poster for the ‘Art in the City’ exhibition at the ICA, Dover Street, 20 July-2 September.



to 30 January 2015

Plastic Words
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS, UK

to 31 January 2015

Katsumi Asaba, Pictographic Inscription 2 Asaba’s Typography

Katsumi Asaba exhibition at the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg)
DNP Ginza Building, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
11am – 7pm (6pm on Saturdays). Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission free

See ‘Nameless thing’ by John Warwicker (about the Tokyo TDC) in Eye 57.

to 31 January 2015

Walter Newton 2

Walter Newton: 20 GOTO 10
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ, UK

Above: Walter Newton, Courtesy of Coningsby Gallery.


to 31 January 2015


KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, UK

to 31 January 2015


TASCHEN Gallery8070 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, US

Above: Photo of David Bailey. By Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TASCHEN

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 31 January 2015

Inspired by Blake
Part of the William Blake Festival which includes printing workshops, debates and poetry around Oxford. The launch event, 18 January, will feature a panel discussion with Phillip Pullman, Iain Sinclair and Caspar Henderson at the Sheldonian Theatre.
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, UK

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 7 February 2015


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

Above: William S. Burroughs, Unworkable Machine, 1993. From the Estate of William S. Burroughs. Courtesy of October Gallery.

to 8 February 2015

Blondie, taken by Chris Stein

Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie and The Advent of Punk
A collection of previously unpublished photographs from Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, looking at the evolution and journey of the chart dominating band.
East Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

Above: Blondie, by Chris Stein.


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 L1 4DQ, UK

to 8 February 2015

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

Above: Sigmar Polke, Polke as Astronaut ,1968

to 8 February 2015

Alvin Langdon Coburn
Sala Azca Fundacion Mapfre, Bárbara de Braganza 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain

to 12 February 2015

Luis Tomasello, Atmosphère Chromoplastique N.1016, 2012, acrylic on wood, 50 x 50 x 7 cm

The Archers of Light
A group show in tribute to the one year anniversary of artist Luis Tomasello’s death, inspired by his collaborative show The Archer of Light in 2013.
The Mayor Gallery, 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London W1S 3LZ, UK

Above: Luis Tomasello, Atmosphère Chromoplastique N.1016, 2012, acrylic on wood, 50 x 50 x 7 cm.

to 13 February 2015

Calico presents: The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show
A collection of traditionally designed show cards and illustrations.
Calico, 67 West St #203, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222, US

Above: A previous Show Card Show at Lincoln Arts Project in Boston, MA.

to 15 February 2015

Neshat: Afterwards
Ground Floor Galleries, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

to 15 February 2015


Mapping the City
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Above: Jurne, Covalence, 2013.

to 19 February 2015


Paolo Gotti: Stories, A Journey from Photography to Literature
Teatro Duse, Via Cartoleria, 42, 40124 Bologna, Italy

Above: image based on Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

to 21 February 2015


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

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

to 22 February 2015

Letha Wilson, Utah Red White Blue, 2014

Letha Wilson: Terra Firma
Brand New Gallery, via Farini 32, 20159 Milano

Above: Letha Wilson, Utah Red White Blue, 2014. Unique C-prints, concrete transfer, concrete, aluminum frame. 50.8x50.8x3.81 cm. Image courtesy of Brand New Gallery, Milan.

to 22 February 2015


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

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

to 22 February 2015


On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Gábor Õsz, Das Fenster (installation view), 2012. © the artist, courtesy of the artist and Van der Grinten.

to 27 February 2015


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

to 28 February 2015


Alan Kitching on Press at The Guardian
The exhibition is open each day from 10-6pm.
Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU

to 28 February 2015


GRAD, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 5JB, UK

Above: Tatiana Bruni, The Japanese Marine, Costume Design for ‘The Bolt’, 1931, gouache and watercolour on paper. Courtesy GRAD and St Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music

to 1 March 2015

Movement Study by Rudolf Koppitz

Drawn by Light
The Royal Photographic Society Collection

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD, UK

Above: Bewengungsstudie [Movement Study], 1926, by Rudolph Koppitz.

to 1 March 2015

William Blake: Apprentice & Master
A major exhibition on the prints, poems and paintings of William Blake. Coincides with the William Blake festival ‘Inspired by Blake’.
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH, UK

to 8 March 2015

Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, UK SW7 2DD

to 8 March 2015

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

to 8 March 2015


A Short History of Posters
Museum Für Gestaltung – Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Herbert Leupin, Ruff, 1949, from the poster collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, © ZHdK.

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

Shomei Tomatsu

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

Above: Shomei Tomatsu, Steel Helmet with Skull Bone Fused by Atomic Bomb, Nagasaki 1963. © Shomei Tomatsu - interface. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

to 15 March 2015


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

to 22 March 2015


Eva Stenram: Positions
Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER, UK

Above: Score for a sequence of poses by Eva Stenram.

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 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, UK

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 19 April 2015


Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Above: Walker Evans, Votive Candles, New York City, 1929–30. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Willard Van Dyke and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Barr, Jr., by exchange © 2014 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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 10 May 2015


Ladybird by Design
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK

The exhibition takes its title from Ladybird by Design, a new book by Lawrence Zeegen and will display more than 200 original illustrations from the late 1950s to early 1970s, focusing on several Ladybird book series including People At Work, Shopping With Mother, Well Loved Tales and Key Words plus the Science and Nature series.

Featured illustrators include Charles Tunnicliffe, Harry Wingfield, Martin Aitchison, Eric Winter, Robert Lumley, John Berry and Robert Ayton.

See the article ‘Mystery and clarity’ by Adrian Shaughnessy in Eye 52 (below), ‘Handy hardback memories’ in Eye 66 and ‘Learning from Ladybird’ in Eye 89.


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 7 September 2015

Square circle triangle line art final

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #307
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198

Above: Installation of Sol LeWitt’s 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions.

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

to 1 November 2015


Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, US

Above: Hiroshi Ohchi, Radio, 1954.





30 January — 28 February

HUE: Colour as Object. Colour as Material. Colour as Memory.
A series of new artworks from Nick Wood, Jack Eden and Cath Watson exploring colour how it’s used and what it means.
Part of the Making Space programme of exhibitions and workshops at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.
Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

30 January — 1 February 2015


Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, California, US 90012

31 January 2015


MAD Fest 2015: Music, Art Design
One-day conference featuring speakers such as Ben Newman, Volle Glorie and David Carson.
Burgerweeshuis, Bagijnenstraat 9, 7411 PT Deventer, The Netherlands

Above: See the music design special issue Eye 76.



3 February 2015


Joanna Ebenstein: The Morbid Anatomy Museum
Public lecture hosted by the staff and students of the the MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism course. Talk, 6:30-8:30pm.
SVA MA Design Research, 136 West 21 Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10011

5 February 2015


Design and Gender Identity
Talk with design critic Alice Rawsthorn and artist Gabriel Ann Maher.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Above: Gabriel Ann Maher, D E____S I G N, 2014.

5 February — 15 April 2015


James Bridle: Seamless Transitions
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Above: stills from Seamless Transitions – Special Immigration Appeals Court in the City of London, Inflite Jet Centre at Stansted Airport and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre at Heathrow.

6 February — 12 April 2015

Chris Steele-Perkins Red Deer, Croydon, 1976

We Could Be Heroes
A group exhibition looking at the evolution of the 20th century teenager, including works from master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Ed van der Elsken, Bert Hardy, Karen Knorr and others.
The Photographers’ Gallery, Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Above: Chris Steele-Perkins, Red Deer, Croydon, 1976, © Chris Steele Perkins / Magnum Photos

7 — 15 February 2015


Kemistry Gallery Pop-up Exhibition
Protein Gallery, 31 New Inn Yard, London, UK EC2A 3EY

12 February — 12 April 2015

Business as Usual

Business as Usual: Hand-painted Signs Show
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London EC2A4RH, UK


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.

16 February — 24 May 2015


Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s
Victoria and Albert museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Above: Armet Francis, Self-Portrait in Mirror, London, 1964.

18 February 2015


David Pearson: Word as Image
Part of the LC lecture series hosted by Letter Exchange.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, UK WC1N 3AT

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 2015

Addictive TV _ Orchestra of Samples_London(G&M)
Addictive TV present: Orchestra of Samples
A project 5 years in the making, electronic duo Addictive TV have sampled music from over 150 artist’s recording sessions to create a one of a kind digital performance.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA


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

Above: Film by Simon Webbon.

26 — 28 February 2015


QVED 2015 – Editorial Design Conference Munich
Three-day conference including speakers Steven Heller, Walter Green (Lucky Peach) and Cathy Olmedillas (Anorak).
Alte Kongresshalle (Old Congress Hall), Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 Munich, Germany


MARCH 2015

6 — 8 March 2015


Offset 2015
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Above:  Image from Hey Studio. Courtesy of Offset 2015.

7 March — 17 May 2015

Paul Strand – Photography and Film for the 20th Century
A retrospective of the modernist’s film and photography.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Zürich

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 B15 2TT, UK

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

Above: Alexander McQueen, Plato’s Atlantis, Jellyfish ensemble and Armadillo shoes, 2010. Model: Polina Kasina. © Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

18 March 2015


Ann Pillar: The gesture goes before the word: the letterforms of Edward Wright, 1959–1986
Part of the LX lecture series hosted by Letter Exchange.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, UK WC1N 3AT

20 March — 13 September 2015

Proboscis of the Hummingbird Hawk Moth, 1928, Carl Strüwe © Carl Strüwe Archive, Bielefeld, Germany  VG Bild-Kunst

Revelations: Experiments in Photography
Science Museum, Media Space, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, UK SW7 2DD

Above: Carl Strüwe, Proboscis of the Hummingbird Hawk Moth, 1928.  © Carl Strüwe Archive, Bielefeld, Germany VG Bild-Kunst.

31 March 2015


James Goggin: Theory and Practise and Time and Place
Public lecture hosted by the staff and students of the the MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism course. Talk, 6:30-8:30pm.
SVA MA Design Research, 136 West 21 Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10011

Above: James Goggin, ‘Passport Photo Colour Tests’ (Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo), 1997–ongoing.


APRIL 2015

1 April — 19 July 2015

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

1 April — 31 August 2015

Eric Ravilious, November 5th, 1933

The first major UK exhibition for artist Eric Ravilious, showcasing over 100 of his finest watercolour works. Curated by James Russell.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD

Above: Eric Ravilious, November 5th, 1933, Watercolour and pencil on paper, Private Collection.

See ‘Puffins on the plate’ by James Russell in Eye 85.

15 April 2015


Ken Garland: Free lettering of the street
Part of the LX lecture series hosted by Letter Exchange.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, UK WC1N 3AT

17 April — 7 June 2015

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW

25 April — 27 September 2015


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

Above: Fragile Future 3, Concrete Chandelier. Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

25 — 30 April 2015

William Kentridge (2014)

William Kentridge
EYE Film Institute Netherlands, IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam


MAY 2015

20 May 2015


Eleanor Crow: Lettering at Faber & Faber
Part of the LX lecture series hosted by Letter Exchange.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, UK WC1N 3AT

21 — 23 May 2015

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

23 May — 14 June 2015

Chaumont design graphique 2015: International Poster Competition
The annual poster design competition from Chaumont design graphique. Deadline for entry on the 9th February 2015.
Chaumont design graphique

30 May — 11 October 2015


Jules Decrauzat – La Suisse Sportive
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Grüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur Zürich

Above: Jules Decrauzat, Pralon, Amateur Boxing Champion Flyweight, 1916, KEYSTONE


JUNE 2015

27 June — 8 July 2015

Alan Kitching, Broadside 1, 1988

Legacy of Letters 2015 with Alan Kitching
A twelve day tour taking place in Northern Italy with British designer Alan Kitching, consisting of tours around museums and libaries, talks with local letterpress printers, and a four day letterpress workshop at the Tipoteca Italiana fondazione.
Tipoteca Italiana fondazione, Via Canapificio, 3 - 31041 Cornuda (TV) Italy

Above: Alan Kitching, Broadside 1, 1988. Letter Press Print, 52.5 x 74cm.



9 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

Design Museum: Nordic Design 1

The Century of the Child: Nordic Design and Children 1900–2014
Design Museum Gallery, 23 Korkeavuorenkatu, 00130, Helsinki, Finland

Above: Rauno Träskelin, Marimekko.

14 — 17 October 2015

ATypI 2015 São Paulo
Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP)

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.




15 November 2015 — 14 February 2016


Make-Believe America
The exhibition will include works by Herbert Bayer, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and R. Buckminster Fuller, among others.
Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree Street,  Atlanta, GA 30309

Above: Eames World Fair.

28 November 2015 — 14 February 2016


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

Above: Julia Margaret Cameron, Paul and Virginia, 1864. Coutesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London.