to 21 December 2014


Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN: Parabola Di G
Howard Griffin Gallery, 189 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU, UK

Above: Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN, Image of the completed ‘Parabola Di G’ installation photo taken by Marcus Peel.

to 21 December 2014

Luba Lukova: Graphic Guts
OPUS Project Space, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 705, New York 10001, US



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 23 December 2014


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

Above: Dorothy, Rock n’ Roll Zoo box set.

to January 2015


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

See ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ on the Eye blog.

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


AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize
Art Gallery of Ontario [Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario], 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4

Above: installation view of photographic work by Elad Lassry.

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 8 January 2015


Keira Rathbone: Typewriter Art
We Are Cuts, 33a Dean Street, London W1D 4PP

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 9 January 2015


Presented by Kasia Kulczyk and curated by de Pury de Pury, the exhibition features works from Polish artist Wojciech Fangor.

3 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S

Above: Wojceiech Fangor, M13, 1970, Poland.

to 11 January 2015


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

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

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 17 January 2015


Jake Tilson: Cooking the Books
Tender Books, 6 Cecil Court London WC2N 4HE

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 30 January 2015

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

to 31 January 2015


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

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 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

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 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


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

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 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

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


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 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 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.





8 January —31 January 2015


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

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, UK

19 — 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.


19 — 31 January 2015

Walter Newton 2

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

Above: Walter Newton. Image courtesy of Coningsby Gallery.

24 January — 10 May 2015


Ladybird by Design

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK
Box Office / information: 01424 229 111 or

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 series including People At Work, Shopping With Mother, Well Loved Tales, Key Words series 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).




9 — 22 February 2015


Kemistry Gallery Pop-up Exhibition
The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET

12 February — 12 April 2015

Business as Usual

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.

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

Above: Film by Simon Webbon.


MARCH 2015

6 — 8 March 2015


Offset 2015
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Above:  Image from Hey Studio. Courtesy of Offset 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 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


APRIL 2015

1 April — 19 July 2015

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

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.


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.



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.