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, NYC, US

See ‘Learning on location’ in Eye 85.

28 March — 23 May 2015


S.d.Ch: A Makeshift Imitatio Christi
DIVUS, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL, UK

27 March — 9 April 2015


Heated Words
An exhibition of photography and ephemera that tracks a forgotten, iron-on typeface across T-shirts and subcultures.
House Of Vans LondonArches 228-232 Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW, 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 4 April 2015

to 4 April 2015

LACDA 2015 International Juried Competition Winners Exhibit
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013, US

Above: The work of Daniel Leighton, the winner of the juried competition.


to 4 April 2015

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Sergej Vutuc and Rich Jacobs: I Don't Have to Know You to Wave to You. 
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, US

Above: Image by Sergej Vutuc and Rich Jacobs.

to 4 April 2015


Agathe Zaerpour & Philippine Chaumont: Uzuri-Ubichi
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, US

AboveMojrad Fashion by Philippine Chaumont & Agathe Zaerpour Nairobi, 2014.

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 6 April 2015

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Human Rights Human Wrongs
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW, UK 

to 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

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.

See ‘Snap’ in Eye 85.

to 18 April 2015

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Abdoulaye Konaté: Useful Dreams
Blain Southern Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 77–87, 10785 Berlin, Germany  

Above: Installation shot, Christian Gläser.

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

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Master Drawings
Kunthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH–8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Above: George Grosz, Dada Image, 1919.

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 26 April 2015


Magnus Gjoen: Monster 
Hang-Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PB, UK

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, UK

to 3 May 2015


No Culture Icons Risograph Exhibition
Northern Monk Refectory, The Old Flax Store, Marshalls Mill, Holbeck, LS11 9YJ, 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 17 May 2015


Postmodernism 1980-1995
Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130, Helsinki, Finland

to 17 May 2015

Bite Your Tongue

Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA, UK

Above: Leon Golub, Bite Your Tongue, New York, 2001.

to 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, Switzerland

to 17 May 2015

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Institute of Contemporary Art, Fox Reading Room, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Private view card for Francis Bacon, ICA, 1955. Photo: Mark Blower.

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 7 June 2015

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Richard Diebenkorn
Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET, UK

Above: Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #27, 1970.

to 14 June 2015

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Peter Liversidge: Notes on Protesting
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 14 June 2015


Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Pratique
Musée des Les Arts Decoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris, France

to 21 June 2015


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

to 28 June 2015


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

Above: Rosa Menkman, Glitches.

to 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.

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 13 September 2015

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

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

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

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, US

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

Above: Design for Heerlijkheid Park, Hoogvliet, the Netherlands.

1 April 2015


Letterform Live: On Song
Speakers include Anthony Burrill, Daniel Chehade, Teo Connor, Fred Deakin and Eye editor John L. Walters.
Protein Space, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY, UK

1 April — 28 June 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.

3 April — 20 June 2015


Photographies de Presse retouchées de 1910 à 1970 
Galerie Argentic, 43 rue Daubenton 75005, Paris, France

See ‘The retoucher’s accidental art’ in Eye 88.

Above: Humphrey Bogart after retouching. A Columbia Pictures promotional photo by Robert Wallace Coburn for the courtroom drama Knock on Any Door (1949), directed by Nicholas Ray. 

6 April 2015

For the Love of ... New York Magazine
SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, New York City, New York, US

7 April 2015


Ernst Schneidler & His Students with Rob Saunders
Part of the Type@Cooper Herb Lubalin Lecture Series, 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets available here.
The Rose Auditorium, in Cooper Union’s New Academic Building, 41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street), New York, NY 10003, US

10 April — 3 May 2015


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

15 April — 28 September 2015


Platon: Service
Jablonka Galerie, Böhm Chapel, Hans-Böckler-Strasse 170, 50354 Hürth Kalschuren, Cologne, Germany

See ‘Truth to photographic materials’ in Eye 89.

Above: Platon, Sergeant Tim Johannsen and his wife, Jacquelyne Kay, in a rehabilitation unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., 2008. © Platon.

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

16 April — 19 April 2015

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The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, US

Above: Thomas Barrow, Defender, 1968. Vintage gelatin silver print, Courtesy Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA.

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, UK

17 April — 5 July 2015

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

Above: Cover and interior from Impressions of Chairman Mao.

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

Above: Photograph by Stella Olivier. 

25 April 2015


Eye presents: Sound image process with Tomato
Eye will host a Q&A with Simon Taylor and Dylan Kendle of Tomato and Eye editor John L. Waters at Somerset House. The conversation will explore the process behind Tomato's award winning design work. 

Somerset House, Somerset House Trust, South Building, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, UK

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Above: Nouvelle vague numerals, Dylan Kendle, Tomato.

See ‘A virtual city in a global square’ in Eye 34.


MAY 2015

5 May —

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 — 22 May 2015

What Design Can Do
An international event about the impact of design.
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

26 May — 19 June 2015

Kiss FM No Free License_1

Shout Out! UK Pirate Radio in the 1980s
Institute of Contemporary Art, Fox Reading Room, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Above: No License for Kiss FM, Written Word magazine, 1989, courtesy Gordon Mac.

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.