18-26 September 2021

Looking for a certain ratio
An exhibition featuring furniture, ceramics, light installations and works on paper, canvas, stone and concrete, including Paintings on canvas and paper by Angus Hyland (See The 30-Second Sell in Eye 18) + works on stone by Marion Deuchars (See Crayon Game in Eye 93)

Open 11am-7pm, no booking required / Part of this year’s London Design Festival

14 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9HA

18-26 September 2021

100 Days of Gratitude

100 Days of Gratitude

Illustrator Justyna Green draws 100 portraits of creatives in 100 days to celebrate the small things in life in light of the pandemic.

Residency (part of the London Design Festival), Unit G12, North Arcade, Islington Square, 129E Upper Street, London N1 1QP, UK

18 September 2021 — 9 January 2022


Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment 1976-1982
An exhibition that aims to capture the excitement of the moment and the thirst for change, setting RAR’s activities within the social and political context of its time, showcasing the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding.
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK

Above: TH Collective, Temporary Hoarding #3, 1977.

18 September 2021

The Personal is the Political: Lucienne Roberts & Malcolm Garrett

With a mix of humour and heartbreak, graphic designer / writer Lucienne Roberts has been questioning how her relationship with long-standing partner Graphic Design needs to change. Touching upon broader key issues – what should we do – and stop doing? And, what does this all mean for Graphic Design? Based on a piece of written work and installation where these ideas are presented, Lucienne discusses how political Graphic Design is and always has been with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett, known for his influential work over the decades within music graphics and interaction design.

Part of Global Design Forum 2021 at the London Design Festival.

13:30 – 14:15 BST, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

to 18 September 2021

Ryoji Ikeda
A multi-sensory exhibition presenting the work of Japanese designer Ryoji Ikeda. The thelve artworks include the world premiere of Ikeda’s data-verse trilogy – a towering, triple-screen immersive project commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, and a site-specific, synapse-splitting new iteration of test pattern.

Tickets from £10 / Pre-booking essential

180 Strand, Temple, London, WC2R 1EA, United Kingdom

Read John L. Walters’ ‘Clicks and sparks’ on the Eye blog.

to 19 September 2021


These Northern Types

Free exhibition and Open Studios. Part of Saltaire Festival.
An exhibition series and book by Split, ‘These Northern Types’ is a sixteen-part typographic exploration of Northern identity.

Salts Works, 202 Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3JF, UK

to 19 September 2021


Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse focuses on current political and ecological crises such as the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the crisis of European refugee and migration policy and the threat to the tropical rainforests. For his monumental photographs, Mosse uses infrared and UV techniques that were originally developed for military purposes and that make things visible that are actually imperceptible to the human eye.
Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen, Germany

Above: Richard Mosse, Lost Fun Zone, 2012.



to 21 September 2021

John Nash, Oppy Wood, 1918. Oil on Canvas. © Imperial War Museum

The Landscape of Love and Solace
This exhibition will contextualise the life and work of John Nash within the history of the 20th century, and in particular via his key relationships, including Christine Kuhlenthal, who later became his wife. Works will also be presented from friends and peers including Edward Bawden, Peter Coker, Charles Ginner, Spencer Gore, Harold Gilman, Cedric Morris, Eric Ravilious, and Carel Weight.
Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ, UK

Above: John Nash, Oppy Wood, 1918 © Imperial War Museum.

to 26 September 2021

Graphic Days
Sixth edition of the annual visual design festival in Turin, Italy, exploring the theme of ‘touch’ as an invitation to return to physicality and sensoriality. The ten-day programme features exhibitions, displays and interventions, including a participatory experiential activity as a response to how the physical distancing imposed by the pandemic has changed not only the way of interacting with people, but also with objects.

Toolbox Coworking, Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2, 10134 Torino TO, Italy

to 26 September 2021


Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021

This exhibition will be presented at the same time as the international photography triennial RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain and will be on display at Deutsche Börse’s headquarters in Eschborn / Frankfurt from 5 June – 19 September 2021.
Curated by The Photographers’ Gallery’s Anna Dannemann, the exhibition brings together the four nominated projects from the 2021 shortlisted artists: Poulomi Basu, Alejandro Cartagena, Cao Fei and Zineb Sedira.

2021 celebrates the 25th anniversary of this long-standing and prestigious annual prize, which has been awarded in collaboration with Deutsche Börse Group since 2005, and recognises artists and projects deemed to have made the most significant contribution to photography over the previous twelve months.

Exhibition Admission £5/£2.50 Concessions

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

to 26 September 2021

Haegue Yang Installation photography.

Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors
This exhibition brings together new and existing works spanning installation, sculpture, drawing, collage and painting. Haegue Yang is renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG, UK

Above: Haegue Yang ‘Strange Attractors’ at Tate St Ives. Photo © Tate (Matt Greenwood)

to 26 September 2021

Arles Photo Festival 2021: Summer of Fireflies
The 2021 edition of the annual festival features thirty-five exhibitions, amongst panel discussions, tours, conferences, talks, book signings, and performances. The role of the curator was entrusted to Sonia Voss, who uses a new design concept that puts the projects into dialogue with one other.

The festival takes place in various locations of Arles, France. Tickets available online.

Above: SMITH, Desideration, 2000-2021, Courtesy Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery, Design ABM Studio

to 26 September 2021

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring

116 new and optimistic iPad works in praise of the natural world.

to 26 September 2021

The Picture Library
The Picture Library, organised in collaboration with The Guardian Foundation, delves into the legendary Guardian picture library, to explore photojournalism across the 20th Century and the various ways in which a liberal press employs images to elaborate themes such as feminism, nationalism, post-colonialism, racism, industrial relations, immigration, class and the climate crisis.

Exhibition Admission £5/£2.50 Concessions

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Above: Greenham Common protester. Roger Tooth, 1982. Courtesy, Guardian News & Media Archive.

to 29 September 2021

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HfG Ulm: Ausstellungsfieber [ONLINE]

Exhibitions were so in vogue in the 1950s and 60s that experts spoke of an ‘exhibition fever’. Design was the topic of many exhibitions and fairs, and the HfG Ulm played a prominent role. The dynamic atmosphere of these decades becomes tangible for online visitors to ‘HfG Ulm: Exhibition Fever’ through presentations in diverse media, ranging from the impact of the Ulm School of Design and its global reception to the search for an ideal exhibition design.

‘HfG Ulm: Exhibition Fever’ forms the conclusion of a four-year research project ‘The Visibility of the Ulm School of Design: From Ulm to Montréal’, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and organised by Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, the HfG-Archiv Ulm, and Pforzheim University.

HfG Archiv Ulm, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

to 3 October 2021

IN SITU: Photo Stories on Migration
Photographs of Cologne and other cities in the Rhineland from the period between 1955 and 1989 visualise the constant changes brought about by the residents.

Tickets: adults €11, under-18s Free

Museum Ludwig, Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany

Above: Süheyla (Ruziye) Kocatürk and her daughter Begüm watch an elephant walking through town, probably advertising a circus., E 1015,0926, Sign. DI 0445, Dengin Kocatürk, DOMiD-Archiv, Köln

to 3 October 2021

Vera List

Vera List and the posters of Lincoln Center
Poster House’s second mini-exhibition focuses on the contribution made by Vera List to the creation of a poster program advertising the new Lincoln Center complex in 1962. Inspired by artist-designed posters she had seen in Paris, she earmarked $200,000 as seed money for what would become the List Art Poster Program (later known as the Vera List Art Project), featuring some of the most notable names in contemporary art, from Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein, Ben Shahn to Robert Indiana. Each poster advertises a new building or event at the venue, chronicling how a now-famous New York institution was introduced to the public through posters.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

to 3 October 2021

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An Uncertain Spring
‘An uncertain spring’ mixes disciplines and generations, is an exhibition which delivers by sensitive touch the intimacy of this uncertain moment which was for some, the time to take up the pen, to reactivate dormant projects, to create objects of relief for the public, everyday objects for the private sphere.
Decorative Arts Museum, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Above: Alexandre Benjamin Navet, View from the Terrace n°1. Crayon à l’huile et pastel sur papier, 2020. © Grégory Copitet.

to 3 October 2021

M / M (Paris). D’un M/Musée à l’autre
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Musée d'Orsay join forces in inviting M / M (Paris), the duo of Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak, to present a double exhibition.
Decorative Arts Museum, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

to 3 October 2021

JR: Chronicles
Exhibition featuring the works of French artist JR, from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide and recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse communities.

Tickets from £6, pre-booking advised.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

to 3 October 2021

DIGITAL & CIRCULAR: Towards a Circular Society
DIGITAL & CIRCULAR: demonstrates how digital innovations can help advance the ideal of a circular society, and drawing attention to a new role for designers in the future: to bring about social change on the basis of scientific findings.

Admission from €6

MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Above: DIGITAL & CIRCULAR: Towards a Circular Society, EOOS NEXT/Process – Studio for Art and Design, Über Beton und Bäume [About concrete and trees], 2021 © Process – Studio for Art and Design

to 3 October 2021

New Now Festival
Festival for the digital art, including a residency programme, exhibitions, conference, sound nights and speculative digital platforms.

Tickets from €8 / Digital and in person

Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage, Mixing Plant, 45141 , Essen, Germany

to 16 October 2021


Zuzana Licko: 9 Jacquard Weavings

Full title: 9 Jacquard Weavings: Intersecting Figures, Faceted Figures, and Isometric Puzzles, and the geometric designs in these jacquard weavings are constructed from Zuzana Licko’s type designs for Emigre, in particular Crackly, designed by Licko in 2019.

Katherine Small Gallery, 108 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143, US

Opening hours 11am to 6pm Fridays and Saturdays

See ‘Reputations: Zuzana Licko’ by Rhonda Rubinstein in Eye 43.


to 17 October 2021

Sophie Taeuber-Arp
UK’s first retrospective of artist and designer Sophie Tauber-Arp. The exhibition features her bold multidisciplinary body of work; embroideries, paintings, sculptures, magazines, puppets and mysterious Dada objects.

General admission from £15 / Booking essential

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Above: Nic Aluf Sophie Taeuber with her Dada Head, 1920 Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin

to 17 October 2021

HYBRIDS: Forging New Realities as Counter-Narrative
Eleven artists investigate how our reality is challenged by artistic experimentation and counter-narratives. Making use of different mediums in dialogue with photography, these artists investigate the impact of technology and knowledge production on humankind and the natural world.

Melkweg Expo, Marnixstraat 409, Amsterdam, Netherlands

to 22 October 2021

James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective
The Serpentine presents a major survey of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career spans six decades, two continents and numerous photographic genres through his work with studio portraiture, photojournalism, editorial commissions and wider social commentary.

Free, pre-booking essential

Above: Portrait of James Barnor, Mike Eghan at Piccadilly Circus, London, 1967, Courtesy Autograph.

to 23 October 2021

Robert Rauschenberg: Channel Surfing
Exhibition featuring more than 30 works by the renowned American artist, focusing on his response to the rise of global media culture from the early 1980s to the mid-2000s. Channel Surfing examines the artist’s development of a radical new approach to his canvases that combined elements of photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Pace Gallery, 540 West 25th Street, New York

Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Climb (Urban Burbon), 1993
© 2021 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

to 23 October 2021

Software for Less
A pseudo tech exposition, exhibiting the work of US artist Ben Gosser, exploring the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society. The show examines big tech’s fixed spaces of consumption and prescribed interaction, as well as presenting alternative ways of experiencing them that are not guided by the principles of growth and capitalism.

arebyte Gallery, Java House, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island, E14 0LG

Above: Software for Less, Ben Grosser, 2021. arebyte Gallery. Image: Ollie Rudkin

to 24 October 2021

We’re Out Here
We’re Out Here, is an ode to street guerrilla poster culture highlighting the work of designers Lydienne Albertoe, Serana Angelista, Jeanine van Berkel and Cengiz Mengüç.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Left: poster by Serana Angelista, Right: poster by Cengiz Mengüç

to 24 October 2021


Willi Smith: Street Couture

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York 10128, US

to 24 October 2021

Julian Opie
New body of work by contemporary British artist Julian Opie including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature. The centrepiece of the show is the representation of a French village landscape in variety of media, inviting the visitor to circulate through imaginary spaces from multiple viewpoints. The centrepiece of the show is the representation of a French village landscape in variety of media, inviting the visitor to circulate through imaginary spaces from multiple viewpoints.

PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY, Mattock Lane, London, W5 5EQ, UK

Tickets £7.70 / Open Wednesday – Sunday

to 31 October 2021

My Head Is A Jungle
Exhibition featuring the work of Birmingham-born illustrator Manjit Thapp, who transformed the gallery space into a three-dimensional maze-like structure adorned with large-scale murals and sculptures for visitors to explore.

Admission: Free

NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

to 31 October 2021

eric-ravilious-rye-harbour, 1938 credit- Image courtesy of the Ingram Collection

Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach

Curator James Russell takes a fresh look at the popularity of the British seaside in the first half of the twentieth century, with work by major modern British artists including Paul Nash, L. S. Lowry, Eileen Agar and Laura Knight, as well as advertising posters and archive photographs.

Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, UK

Above. Rye Harbour by Eric Ravilious (1938). Image courtesy Ingram Collection.

to 31 October 2021

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You, Me and Cold War Steve

Twenty-three pandemic-era masterpieces, free to view in the upstairs bar every day during opening hours.

The Social, 5 Little Portland St., London W1W 7JD

to 31 October 2021


AI: More than Human
Explored through prominent and cutting-edge research projects, and special commissions and projects by international artists, ‘AI: More than Human’ is an unprecedented survey of the relationship between humans and technology.
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL UK

See ‘Thinking machine’, Darryl Clifton’s review of AI: More Than Human  in Eye 99.

Above: Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, 2017, video installation, with Mirai Moriyama & Alter (developed by Ishiguro lab, Osaka University and Ikegami Lab, Tokyo University), © Justine Emard / Adagp, Paris 2018.

to 31 October 2021

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Taking a Line for a Walk
This exhibition will mark 50 years of revered illustrator John Vernon Lord’s life and work in Ditchling. Lord is one of Britain's most recognised and respected illustrators, owing both to his own practice, and his pioneering contribution to education across almost six decades.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Ln, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

Above: John Vernon Lord, Jaguar Armadillo illustration for Who’s Zoo by Conrad Aiken, Cape 1977

to 31 October 2021

Paddington: The Story of a Bear
A family friendly exhibition exploring and celebrating world’s most celebrated bear, from Michael Bond’s classic,  A Bear Called Paddington. The exhibition features collection of original illustrations, books and film clips of original Paddington TV adaptations.

Tickets from £8

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

to 4 November 2021

Perhaps it’s not you, it’s me.
A love letter to design, by designer and researcher Lucienne Roberts of GraphicDesign&. The installation is a part critique, part provocation and part celebration of graphic design and what it can do.

Admission Free / Open Thursday 13:00–19:00

A—Z Gallery, Torstrasse 93, D-10119 Berlin, Germany

to 7 November 2021

Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow
Tokyo 1964 explores the pioneering design strategy and lasting legacy of the historic Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, the first to be held in Asia, which are often seen as a turning point for Japan.

The exhibition will display the first ever sports pictograms, the original Games posters and the award-winning Tokyo 1964 symbol designed by Kamekura Yūsaku, the original architectural model of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium by Tange Kenzō, as well as uniforms worn by workers at the Games, medals, tickets and medal ceremony kimono.

Admission: Free

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

to 7 November 2021

On a Knife Edge
Over 30 artists, established and young upcoming students have taken part, working on stone, wood, and paper to highlight the plight of some of the resources, habitats, and species that we are in danger of losing in the UK.

Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Malting, Snape, IP17 1SP, UK.

Above: Pine Marten by Maya Martin

to 14 November 2021

England Your England
Borrowing the title from George Orwell’s 1941 essay where he attempted to define English culture at the height of the Second World War, England Your England, examines the difference between who we think we are as a nation and who we really are. The featured photographers include Adama Jalloh, Annie Lai, Jameela Elfaki, Juliet Klottrup, Kerry J Dean, Nina Mandanhar, Rhiannon Adam, Sophie Stafford and Wendy Huynh.

Curated by Riposte Magazine – see Tune out, dive deep, read on in Eye 92, by Meg Carter.

Above: Tesco Girl from the series The Blow Up, 2021. Inflatable by Sankim worn by Kirsty McDougall. Image as seen in More or Less, September 2021.

to 21 November 2021


Biennale Internationale de Design Graphique Chaumont 2021

Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Place Émile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

Free access to the exhibitions, the café and coworking space (free Wifi)

Open from Wednesday to Sunday 2pm to 6pm, every day by reservation:

to 21 November 2021

29th International Posters Competition Exhibition
The international poster competition of Chaumont was launched in 1990 in order to value poster design on an international scale. The posters sent in by the designers for the competition are at the origin of a collection that now includes more than 45 000 pieces conserved in Chaumont. Part of Biennale Internationale de Design Graphique Chaumont 2021.

Free of charge.

Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Place Émile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

to 21 November 2021

Low Visibility
Today visibility is a matter of global political urgency, catalyzed by developments in military weaponry, increased surveillance technology, grassroots protest movements, and complex disinformation campaigns. Against this backdrop, the international, multigenerational group of artists in this exhibition has developed strategies to avoid being seen or, conversely, to shed light on things typically hidden or overlooked. Works on view question the tactics of camouflage in today’s world by reexamining representations of warfare, systems of mass communication, or the signs and symbols of revolution.

Tickets from $10 – Pre-booking essential

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Above: Hito Steyerl, HOW NOT TO BE SEEN A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013. Image CC 4.0 Hito Steyerl. Collection Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2014.

to 31 December 2021

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibition celebrating the book and its long-lasting legacy of a literary classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The show explores fashion, music, theatre, film and art created in response to character of Alice through immersive experience, presenting artefacts, screenings and installations.

Admission £20 / Pre-booking essential

The Sainsbury Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

from 23 August

Yuri Suzuki Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom
A community-focused, multi-sensory installation exploring the nature of communication through the interactive deployment of sound. Curated by Alter-Projects and designed by sound artist, designer, and electronic musician, Yuri Suzuki.

Brown Hart Gardens, North Mayfair, London.

Free access

to 2 January 2022

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
A multimedia, highly sensory plea for us to reconsider why beauty matters and how it can impact our lives. Spreading across the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Foundation, the exhibition taps into all the senses and clearly demonstrates that beauty is more than a superficial strategy of appeal: it can make the world better.

Admission: Free

Fondation d’entreprise Martell, 16 avenue Paul Firino Martell 16100 Cognac, FRANCE

Above: Photograph by Jean-François Tremege.

to 2 January 2022

MEND PIECE for London

An interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono, MEND PIECE for London draws on the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with precious metals such as gold and silver. The process nurtures breakage as an important part of an object’s history, rather than seeking to disguise it.

Free Entry

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

to 3 January 2022

Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records
This special exhibition tells the story of Factory Records' formative years from 1978 to 1982, and how their innovative work in music, technology and design gave Manchester an authentic voice and distinctive identity.

Tickets: £6 / £8 – Pre-booking essential.

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP, UK

See 'Factory: design by numbers' by Rupert Bassett in Eye 61.

to 9 January 2022

Lorna Simpson: Everrrything
The exhibition of new works by multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson, that feature layers of paradoxes, threading dichotomies of figuration and abstraction, past and present, destruction and creation. Collages on view continue the artist’s ongoing exploration of the medium through her appropriation and reimagining of imagery from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, which have been integral sources for Simpson over the past decade.

Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013, USA

to 6 February 2022

You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits
For years, the term ‘Blaxploitation’ has been used derisively to dismiss or caricature a bygone era of low-budget Black cinema—but it was and is so much more. This exhibit honours the impact of Blaxploitation and its contemporary resonance.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, USA.

Above: Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, 1975, by Robert Tanenbaum

to 6 February 2022

The Push Pin Legacy
Exhibition celebrating the posters of the Push Pin Studios. Founded in 1954 by Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins, Push Pin made a significant contribution to American commercial illustration. 

Read Steven Heller’s ‘Milton Glaser: Design Eminence’ in Eye 100.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, USA.

to 8 May 2022

Spot On: Women Designers in the Collection
The exhibition at Vitra Schaudepot explores the role of women in furniture design and questions the collection practice of Vitra Design Museum.

Vitra Schaudepot, Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

to 12 December 2022

Phantoms of Surrealism, Whitechapel Gallery

Phantoms of Surrealism
‘Phantoms of Surrealism’ will examine the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s.
The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

AboveSheila Legge as Surrealist ‘Phantom’, TrafalgarSquare, London, 11 June 1936. Photograph attributed to Claude Cahun © Jersey Heritage Collections.

to 5 February 2023

The Voice of Things: Highlights of the Centre Pompidou collection
The new exhibition brings together a collection of emblematic works, ranging from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century testifying to the revolution in aesthetic norms and the very status of the work of art, to the most recent artist creations that question our globalised world, and illustrates the importance of the object in the history of modernity.

Tickets from ¥70

West Bund Museum 2600 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Above: Haegue Yang, Lingering Nous, Centre Pompidou, 2016 © Haegue Yang / Photo © Philippe Migeat Installation in the atrium of the Centre Pompidou × West Bund Museum

to 10 April 2022

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer
Exhibition celebrating the prolific work of E. McKnight Kauffer, American artist and graphic designer known in particular for his modernist posters. The show will feature some 200 objects to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media.

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128

Look out for a review of E. McKnight Kauffer: The Artist in Advertising in Eye 102.

From 26 August 2021

Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience
Survival Architecture showcases speculative and real projects that respond to repercussions of climate change, natural disasters, and other shocks to our communities. The exhibition is organized in four themes, reflecting key characteristics of survival architecture: circular, portable, visionary and resilient.

Free / Pre-booking essential

The Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309.





16 September — 30 October 2021

Freedom is the new Rainbow
Exhibition of painter, sculptor and street artist Oscar San Miguel Erice, aka, Okuda. Characterised by bright and multicoloured, surreal architectural landscapes, filled with human and animal forms blended together, his work raises questions on meaning of life, equality, freedom and emancipation.

Visits by appointment only

Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street, W2 2AZ, London

Above: Boreal revolution, 2019, 200 x 200cm, Synthetic enamel on wood

18 September 2021

Motion Plus Design
Event featuring talks and presentations from a range of motion designers. The hybrid event will take place in person and online, with the livestream available for 7 days after.

Tickets from 35€ in person / 10€ Livestream

Le Théâtre du Gymnase, 38 boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris

18 September 2021 — 16 January 2022

Melvin Sokolsky’s High Flight
The Lumiere Gallery presents Russia's first exhibition of the legendary American photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The Gallery will showcase his most recognizable works, including the iconic Bubbles series, which brought worldwide fame to the then 30-year-old Sokolsky.

Lumiere Gallery, Bldg 1, 61 Bolshaya Polyanka, Moscow, 119180

Above: Bubble on Seine, 1963. Archival Pigment Print. 76 x 76 cm © Melvin Sokolsky

18-26 September 2021

London Design Festival
19th Edition of the London Design Festival will take a place across the city, featuring installations, exhibitions and events.

Above: London Design Festival 2021 brand identity by Pentagram

19 September 2021 — 24 January 2022

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
The exhibition showcases the full breadth of Barbara Kruger’s career—from early and rarely seen ‘pasteups’, to digital productions of the last two decades. The presentation includes works on vinyl, site-specific installations, animations, and multichannel video installations.

General Admission from $19

Art Institute Chicago, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Read ‘Reputations: Barbara Kruger’ by Karrie Jacobs in Eye 5.

20 September 2021

Person Place Thing with Bobby Martin Jr.
A live recording of Person Place Thing radio show hosted by Randy Cohen, in conversation with Bobby C. Martin Jr.

Location: Online / 1–2pm EDT / Tickets from $5

Read ‘Bobby C. Martin Jr: Design Champion’ (interview by John L. Walters) in Eye 100

20-24 September 2021

A Brief History of Now – 2021 AIGA Design Conference
Hosted by Roman Mars and chaired by Rick Griffith, the virtual conference will aim to explore what are the possible futures of design as both a cultural force and strategic advantage.

Speakers include Jessica Helfand (see Freedom in the Graphic Galaxy in Eye 39), Nina Paim, Tony Brook (see Reputations in Eye 86), Lauren Williams and Dafi Küfne (see Eye 100) .

Tickets: $199 students / $499 AIGA members / $699 non-members

23 September — 7 October 2021

Resorting to Type

Resorting to type

Lettering and typography at the British seaside.

The Margate Art School, 31-33 High Street, CT9 1DX, Margate, UK

Inscribed, painted, or fabricated letterforms form part of the expected ‘image’ of the seaside and are integral to the visual packaging of our trip to the seaside. Lettering, typography, and its relationship to architecture and place has long been fundamental to the identity and formation of British resorts.

Read Justin Burns’s Eye blog posts about graphic design, type and the British seaside.  

24 September — 3 October 2021

Vienna Design Week
Austria’s largest curated design festival, featuring exhibitions, guided tours and events showcasing architecture, as well as product, industrial, and graphic design. This year the focus is on Vienna’s twentieth district: Brigittenau.

Various locations in Vienna, Austria.

25 September 2021 — 30 January 2022

Picasso, Shared and Divided: The Artist and His Image in East and West Germany
The exhibition features political works, such as the painting Massacre in Korea (1951) from the Musée Picasso in Paris. These are shown alongside some 150 exhibits that reflect the impact of Picasso’s work: exhibition views, posters, catalogues, press reports, letters, files, films, and television reports, as well as a theater curtain from the Berliner Ensemble on which Bertolt Brecht had “the peace dove militant of my brother Picasso” painted.

Tickets: adults €11, under-18s Free

Museum Ludwig, Hein¬rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany

25 September 2021 — 30 January 2022

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man
Curated by James Russell, Downland Man explores Eric Ravilious’s (19-1942) fascination for the chalk downlands of Wiltshire and Sussex. The exhibition will explore this attraction and relate it to the national fascination with downland landscapes, mythology and archaeology, which gripped Britain between the wars.  It will include darkly menacing war-time views of the coastline, including the famous ‘White Cliffs’ of Dover.

Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 1NS, UK

29 September 2021 — 21 January 2022

Architecture and Design Film Festival
Thirteenth edition of the Architecture and Design Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival devoted to architecture and design through curated screenings of films, talks, events and panel discussions. The festival will premiere MAU, feature-length documentary about design visionary, Bruce Mau (See Reputations: Bruce Mau in Eye 38).

Various locations at different dates: New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington and Online

30 September 2021 — 9 January 2022

An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), whose practice spanned sculpture, architecture, dance and design across six decades. This exhibition, which is his first touring retrospective in Europe for twenty years, focuses on Noguchi as a global citizen and his risk-taking approach to sculpture as a living environment.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.

Above: Portrait of Isamu Noguchi, 4 July 1947. Photograph by Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Collection / Getty Images / INFGM / ARS – DACS



1-11 October 2021


212 Photography Istanbul
212 Photography Istanbul is an annual cultural and educational international photography event, featuring an array of exhibits, workshops, film screenings, lecture/panels, portfolio reviews and more.
Mim Kemal Öke Cad., No.6 D.6 Nişantaşı, Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey

Above: Charles Fréger, Iltis, Buschwiller, France from the Wilder Mann series.

7 October 2021

Variations on Normal
Wilcox works across the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought-provoking objects and ideas that inspire, surprise and delight. Wilcox will also speak about Little Inventors, which challenges children to think up and draw their invention ideas, and then asks expert makers to bring them to life. In-person time: 6.15–8.30pm (BST)* In-person tickets: £8, £10, £12 Online time: 7:00-8:30pm (BST) Online tickets: £3, £5

Book Online HERE.

14 October 2021 — 6 February 2022

We Are History
Featuring photography, prints, textile, installation and video and exploring issues facing nature today, from damming rivers, rising sea levels, to disposal of hazardous waste, We Are History invites visitors to look further back in time, past the Industrial Revolution to the 18th century colonial era, as a key starting point in the reshaping of lives and landscapes on a global scale.

Admission is free / Booking is essential

The Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK.

15 October 2021 — February 2022

Helen Levitt: In the Street
This major exhibition presents fifty years (1939-1988) of work by the pioneering American street photographer, Helen Levitt (1913–2009). This retrospective will assemble more than 130 works, charting Levitt’s journey from street reportage to documentary filmmaker and pioneer of colour photography.

Exhibition Admission £5/£2.50 Concessions

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Helen Levitt, New York, 1973 © Film Documents LLC

16-24 October 2021

Dutch Design Week 2021
In more than 110 locations across Eidnhoven, the Dutch Design Week is a compilation of exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates, and festivities. The theme for this year’s festival is 'The Greater Number,' an exploration of our post-pandemic future and a call for reflection and change.


17-23 October 2021

Neil Packer Retrospective
Neil Packer has had a long and successful career as an illustrator and designer. Much of his more recent work has been for Walker Books and the spur for this show is his most recent book for them which is the culmination of an idea he’s been nursing for many years. ‘One of a Kind’ has given him the chance to pull together aspects of taxonomy in a charming narrative.

The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ

21 October 2021 — March 2022

Dennis the Menace, Somerset House

Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules
In the 70th year of Beano’s top mischief-maker Dennis, ‘Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules’ will feature original comic drawings, never previously seen in public, selected across its 4000-plus editions (to date) and rare archive artefacts, alongside works from leading artists and designers, imbued with the same Beano spirit of breaking the rules. Contributors include artists Bedwyr Williams, Hardeep Pandhal, Fourth Plinth artist Heather Phillipson, Holly Hendry, Lindsey Mendick, Sarah Lucas, Simeon Barclay and editorial cartoonist Martin Rowson.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

21 October 2021

Stop Press: A Compositor’s Life on Fleet Street

Mick Clayton in conversation with Catherine Dixon

Newspaper compositor Mick Clayton shares memories of working on the presses of Fleet Street during its heyday – a fascinating insight into this lost trade and the way Clayton is keeping the traditions alive in the Print Workshop at the St Bride Printing Library today.

In-person time: 6.15–8.30pm (BST)* In-person tickets: £8–£12

Online time: 7:00–8:30pm (BST) Online tickets: £3–5

Book tickets HERE

Opens 23 October 2021

Waste Age: What can design do?
The exhibition showcases designers who are reinventing our relationship with waste including Formafantasma, Stella McCartney, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Fernando Laposse, Bethany Williams, Phoebe Englishand Natsai Audrey Chieza.

Tickets: Adults £14 – online booking in advance is essential.

Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG, United Kingdom.

See ‘Have we all been bad designers’, Richard van der Laken’s take on the No Waste Challenge, on the Eye blog.


23-30 October 2021

BIB Festival
The BiB Festival of craft micro-publishing brings together 25 European artists and collectives. The event will feature an exhibition by Nils Bertho, stands presenting artists’ work, workshops on handmade paper, bookbinding, lino-cutting, silkscreen printing, a tattoo area and a rich programme of events and concerts.

Ateliers de Bitche, 3 Rue de Bitche, 44000 Nantes, France

27-29 October 2021

Clarity: A Design Systems Conference
Design systems advocates and developers from across the world come together for 3 days to explore the evolving world of design systems and how we use them to work together.

Tickets from $550 / Online

Speakers include Adekunle Oduye, Helen Hou-Sandi, Donna Vitan, Stephanie Stimac, Eduardo Ortiz, and many more, with a keynote from Michael Bierut (read Reputations in Eye 24 by Steven Heller).

31 October 2021 — 22 May 2022

3_Helmut Newton, Fashion, Melbourne 1955_copyright Helmut Newton Estate_courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation

Helmut Newton. Legacy

This retrospective exhibition, originally scheduled to coincide with the photographer’s 100th birthday, was postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstrasse 2, D–10623 Berlin, Germany. Phone +49 30 3186 4825

Above: Fashion, Melbourne, 1955 by Helmut Newton, courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation.



4-7 November 2021

KIKK Festival
Tenth edition of the Belgian KIKK Festival –  a series of conferences, events, workshops and exhibitions. Artists, researchers, scientists and many more will share the stage and talk about their professional experiences, their personal anecdotes and present their digital creative projects.

Speakers include Studio Moniker, Bellingcat, Caroline Sinders and AnalogFolk.

Tickets from €59 / Across varied locations in Namur, Belgium.

4 November 2021


MagCulture Live

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK

Speakers include Kirsten Algera, editor-in-chief, MacGuffin; Dan Crowe, editor-in-chief of Port and new launch Inque; Harriet Fitch, little editor, Kinfolk and editor-in-chief, Kindling.

MagCulture Create! Celebrate 2021

4-11 November 2021

International Assembly Festival
A 7 day online creative festival, covering ideas in brand identity, motion design, 3D sculpture, creative coding, illustration and experimental poster design. Talks and workshops from Paula Scher, Eric Hu, Studio Dumbar, SPIN, Wieden+Kennedy, Everyday Practice, Lamm&Kirch, Ragged Edge, Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman and more.

10 November 2021

Expanding the design canon: fresh perspectives on women in type and publishing

The St Bride Foundation presents a panel discussion that highlights some past and present contributions by women to the fields of type, graphic design, and publishing, as well as the imperative to reconsider women’s depiction in received design histories. With Martha Scotford, Briar Levit, Rathna Ramanathan, Fiona Ross, Alice Savoie and Matthieu Triay.

7–9pm (GMT) / Online via Zoom / Tickets £3-5



10 December 2021 — 14 August 2022

Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics
Exhibition featuring the work of designers, artists, doctors, engineers, and neighbors who asked, “How can I help?” Architectural case studies and historical narratives will appear alongside creative responses to the current pandemic.

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128




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The 39th Graphic Design Exhibition of the Turkish Graphic Designers Association
This year the annual GMK Graphic Design Exhibition, a recollection of graphic design in Turkey since its debut in 1981, is being held online. The GMK Graphic Design Exhibition Digital Archive will also be publicly accessible in the coming months, displaying this recollection and allowing closer examination of the work and shifting tendencies in Turkish design over the last 39 years.



Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
Reverting to Type 2020 is an exhibition of letterpress artwork with something to say, an international exhibition showcasing progressive letterpress artwork by 100 artists from seventeen countries, alongside the work of specially invited collaborators, including John Anstiss, Shelley Bird, Peter Kennard and Stewart Lee.

Those unable to visit in person can view the full exhibition contents at:

Hours: 12-6pm daily.
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD, UK



Letterform Archive Online
The Letterform Archive have made their Online Archive public access. You can now enjoy virtual access to nearly 1500 objects and 9000 hi-fi images from their collection.

See ‘Access all areas’ by Claire Mason on the Eye blog and ‘Letterform Archive: Objects of inspiration’ in Eye 100.


Lothar Gotz - Salvation

Lothar Götz: Salvation
Lothar Götz’s fourth solo exhibition in the Domo Baal gallery [currently closed]. The show’s title – with its suggestion of a place of safety and deliverance from earthly woe, finds an echo in the works included: their bursts of abstract space like an opening up of horizons after the closed-in ones of recent months.
Domo Baal, 3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES, UK

Above: Lothar Götz, Salvation 1, 2020. 


Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020
Focusing on the ethics of design, this lecture discusses the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dives into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing. 

See Peter Buwert’s ‘Design’s ugly truths’, a review of Ruben Pater’s The Politics of Design, in Eye 93. 



Design Interview 10Q
A series of design talks – with Matteo Bologna, Erik Brandt, Dafi Kühne, Thomas Kronbichler and Niklaus Troxler, with more to come – curated by graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti. You can watch the interviews on the @designinterview10q IGTV and YouTube channel. 

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69. 



MODA Online
The Museum of Design Atlanta has launched a range of online classes, workshops and meetups for both young and adult designers, as well as a series of online sessions, titled ‘Drink in Design’, with a range of creatives who will talk you through their work and career paths. 



The 1970s
The decade marks a historic turn in art history for photography. No longer was traditional landscape and documentary photography the same. Photography shared the spotlight with painting.

Online exhibition on the website of the PDNB Gallery. 

Above: Bill Owens, Our House is Built with the Living Room in the Back, 1971.


Ana Mendieta Untitled (Silueta Series, Iowa) 1979

Whitney: Art History from Home
While the Museum is temporarily closed, the Whitney is offering range of online resources and events centred around American art of the twentieth century. 

Above: Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Silueta Series, Iowa), 1979.


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