to 1 March 2015

Movement Study by Rudolf Koppitz

Drawn by Light
From 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 6 March 2015

The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography
James Hyman Gallery, 16 Savile Row, London W1S 3PL, UK

The exhibition traces the development of photography both through technical advance and through the forging of a new aesthetic. These pioneering moments include intimate untrimmed salt prints by Calvert Jones and Edouard Baldus, plus salt prints made in Britain, France and Italy …

to 7 March 2015


Charlie Roberts: Soft Life / Hard Nites
Atomica Gallery, 7 Greens Court, Soho, London W1F 0HQ, UK

to 8 March 2015


Fiona Banner: Stamp Out Photographie
Fiona Banner selects from the V-A-C Collection includes Gerhard Richter’s Kerze (1982), Andy Warhol’s Jackie (1964) and Bridget Riley’s Stretch (1964). The installation rejects conventional gallery lighting in favour of coloured light in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Above: Photograph by Stephen White.

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

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 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 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 21 March 2015


Follow Me Around The Room
An exhibition, curated by Eve Lloyd Knight, of work by 35 artists, illustrators and designers including Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane), Jason Munro and Hattie Stewart. Opening party, 26 February, 6:30pm.
London Print Studio gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE, UK

See ‘Untitled tiles’ on the Eye blog.

to 21 March 2015


Alan Kitching: The Thames Suite
Advanced Graphics London, Ground Floor, 32 Long Lane, London SE1 4AY, UK

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am - 4pm; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

See ‘Kitching on both sides of the Thames’ on the Eye blog.

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 more than 300 objects in various media such as posters, ceramics, textiles and more.
Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

to 2 April 2015


Mehdi Ghadyanloo: Perception
Howard Griffin Gallery, 189 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6HU, UK

Above: Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Ceremony of Distress.

to 5 April 2015


Alfreda Benge: P.L.A.
An exhibition of paintings, illustrations and lyrics drawing from Benge’s long-standing collaboration with the musician Robert Wyatt.
[Space], 129-131 Mare St, London E8 3RH, UK

to 6 April 2015


Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Dóra Maurer, Seven Rotations 1–6, 1979, collection of Zsolt Somlói and Katalin Spengler © Dóra Maurer.

to 11 April 2015

Barbara Kruger: Early Works
Skarstedt gallery, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4PZ, UK

See Karrie Jacobs’s Reputations interview with Barbara Kruger in Eye no. 5 vol. 2.

to 12 April 2015

Business as Usual

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


to 12 April 2015


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.
Print Sales Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Above: Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, NYC, 1959. Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.

to 15 April 2015


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

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.

to 18 April 2015


Timeless: Massimo Vignelli
A tribute to Massimo Vignelli by designers and design studios such as Javier Mariscal, Mucho and Spin, among many others, shown alongside Vignelli’s work: identity guidelines, original drafts, supporting material, catalogues, magazines and invitations.
Okendo Cultural Centre, Avenida Navarra 7, San Sebastián, Spain

Above: poster design by Toko.

See ‘Timeless: Massimo Vignelli’ on the Eye blog.

See also ‘The Vignelli’s: A thoroughly Modernist marriage’ in Eye 60 and ‘Reputations: Massimo Vignelli’ in Eye 83.

to 19 April 2015


Russell Mills: Cargo in the Blood
The Artworks, Shaw Lodge, Shaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET, UK

See ‘Russell Mills: Material and metaphor’ in Eye 5.

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 19 April 2015


World War I: War of Images, Images of War
Getty Research Institute, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679, US

Above: Map of Europe in the Year 1914, Walter Trier, 1915, from Das Plakat 6, no. 6. 1526-817. © The Trier Fodor Foundation.

to 19 April 2015


Body Doubles
MCA Chicago, 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, US

Above: Valerie Belin, Untitled #03010907, 2003. Edition 2 of 5, courtesy of the artist.

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 3 May 2015


Five Issues of Studio International
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS

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 24 May 2015


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

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

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 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.

to 21 June 2015


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

to June 2015


Born Digital
Museum of the Image, Boschstraat 22, 4811 GH Breda, The Netherlands

Above: Rosa Menkman, Glitches.

to 19 July 2015

to 7 September 2015

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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.




MARCH 2015

6 March 2015


San Francisco: Type Selection & Drawing
Type Camp run by Stephen Coles, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Shelley Gruendler.
Adobe San Francisco, 601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

6 — 8 March 2015


Offset 2015
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

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

6 March — 10 April 2015


Urban Tales
Architectural drawings by Ned Scott, Nick Elias and Anja Kempa that explore the fictitous transformation of urban spaces – London, Slough and Tokyo.
Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AB, UK

7 — 15 March 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

10 March 2015


Type Tuesday: Eric Ravilious
James Russell and others discuss the renewed interest in the work of this remarkable designer-illustrator.

St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Tickets £8, £10, £12 via Eventbrite.

Above: Image from Eric Ravilious: The Story Of High Street, published by Mainstone Press.

13 March 2015

San Francisco: Blackletter & Neuland Hand Lettering
Type Camp with type designers Xandra Zamora and Shelley Gruendler.
Adobe San Francisco, 601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

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 2015

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The Copyists
A half-day symposium that explores modes of artistic practice such as re-publication, re-enactment and the re-purposing of existing cultural material and artist’s uses of writing, photography and the book form.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Photograph from The Overcoat (by Sarah Dobai & Nicolai Gogol) published by Four Corners Books, 2015.

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.

24 March 2015

27 — 28 March 2015


NYC: Brush Script
Type Camp run by Shelley Gruendler and Laura Worthington.
Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York City

See ‘Learning on location’ in Eye 85.

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 — 18 April 2015


Mac Conner: A New York Life
70 original works by McCauley ‘Mac’ Conner, one of the defining illustrators of America’s golden age of advertising.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Mac Conner, The Man Between, courtesy of the artist.

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.

10 April — 3 May 2015


Secret 7"
Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

15 — 17 April 2015

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 2015

17 — 18 April 2015


Visual and Textual Dialogues in Colonial Mexico and Europe: The Florentine Codex
Day one: Royce Hall, UCLA
Day two: Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

Above: Detail of the Florentine Codex, book 9. Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Med. Palat. 219, f. 371v.

17 April — 7 June 2015

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

23 April — 4 May 2015

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, The Netherlands


MAY 2015

15 — 16 May 2015

NYC: Pointed Pen
Type Camp run by Xandra Zamora and Shelley Gruendler.
Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York City, NY, US

See ‘Learning on location’ in Eye 85.

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 WC1N 3AT, UK

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, among many others.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin

23 May — 14 June 2015

Chaumont design graphique 2015: International Poster Competition
The annual poster design competition from Chaumont design graphique.
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

3 — 5 June 2015

Kerning Conference
Faenza, Italy

Kerning features two days of workshops (3 and 4 June) and a Conference day full of talks (5 June) by speakers from the world of digital and Web typography. Speakers include Indra Kupferschmid, Tobias Frere-Jones, Oliver Reichenstein and Laura Worthington, and there will be workshops with Francesco Franchi, Nicholas Felton and many others.

12 June 2015

Here 2015
It’s Nice That’s annual symposium featuring speakers Iain Tait, Scott King, Blommer Schumm, Lou Stoppard and KarlssonWilker.
Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

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.



18 — 19 September 2015

NYC: Folded Pen
Type Camp run by Shelley Gruendler and Carol Fountain Nix.
Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York City, NY



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.