31 July 2015

to 31 July 2015

Martin Usborne, Ravine Double (detail), 2015, Tirage pigmentaire sur papier mat, diptyque 2x (50 x 63) cm, Edition de 6 + 2 EA, numéroté et signé au dos

Martin Usborne: Where Hunting Dogs Rest
Galerie Photo 12, 14 rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, 15 rue Saint-Paul, Paris 4è, France

to 1 August 2015

6.Children crossing sign, designed by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir for the Ministry of Transport, 1964 © Margaret Calvert

50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign
Part of Sheffield Design Week.
MADE NORTH Gallery, Platform for Northern Design, Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS, UK

See ‘A design (to sign roads by)’ in Eye 34.

Above: Children crossing sign, designed by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir for the Ministry of Transport, 1964.

to 1 August 2015


Metahaven: Possessed
Bold Tendencies, Floors 7-10, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4TG, UK

to 1 August 2015

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Francois Morellet: Dash Dash Dash
Blain Southern, Potsdamer Straße 77-87, 10785 Berlin, Germany

to 2 August 2015


V&A Illustration Awards 2015
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Book illustration and overall winner Sterling Hundley’s illustrated cover for Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, published by the Folio Society, London 2014.



to 5 August 2015


FreshFaced + WildEyed 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

to 7 August 2015


Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-up
Fashion Space Gallery, 1st Floor, London Coollege of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G OBJ, UK

to 9 August 2015

The Persistence of Type

The Persistence of Type
T5, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE, UK

Above: Sophie Dyer / Maeve Redmond, Ideal, 2015. Screenprinted poster crop.

to 9 August 2015


The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay
Tate Britain, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Sonia Delaunay, Rhythm Colour no. 1076, 1939.

to 16 August 2015


Tom Phillips: A Humument
Gallery X, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

to 16 August 2015


Lora Lamm
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Lora Lamm, La moda si diffonde con la Rinascente, ca. 1960, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Poster Collection, © the artist.

to 16 August 2015


Summer Exhibition 2015
An exhibition of painting, printmaking and sculpture, installation, photography and film.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

Above: Gallery III of the ‘Summer Exhibition 2015’ © David Parry, Royal Academy of Arts.

to 20 Aug 2015


Thierry Noir: Jazz
Howard Griffin Gallery, 189 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU, UK

to 22 August 2015


Gods and Monsters
An exhibition focusing on the relationship between celebrity and photography, presented by Getty Images.
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

to 24 August 2015


Hopes and Dreams: Statements of Intent Explored
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 11-5pm.
The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK

to 27 August 2015


Skinny Dip Summer Show
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard street, London EC2A 4RH, UK

Above: Illustration by Supermundane.

to 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, UK

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

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

to 4 September 2015

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Spin: 360º
Magma, 29 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AP

4 — 5, 11—12 September 2015


Kitching’s Concise Letterpress Workshop
A two day course exploring the fundamentals of typography, including indepth looks at the process of typesetting and letterpress printing, taught by renowned typographer Alan Kitching in his London workshop.
Additional dates for 2015: 4–5 & 11–12 September.

Photo by Phil Sayer.

to 5 September 2015

See Britain by Train (Map of England) 1951 Copyright Estate of Abram Games

Abram Games: Maximum Meaning Minimum Means
The exhibition was originally organised by the Design Museum and the Estate of Abram Games and has been made possible by a grant from The Wellcome Trust.
The Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU, Scotland

Above: Abram Games, See Britain by Train (Map of England), 1951. Copyright Estate of Abram Games.

to 5 September 2015


Word By Word
An exhibition of works by Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Ed Ruscha, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Lawrence Weiner, among others.
Luxembourg & Dayan, 2 Savile Row, London W1S 3PA, UK

Above: Carl Andre, SUN FEB 5 67 MAH JONG TAKE NO FULL PAGE AD, 1967.

to 6 September 2015


Prize for Illustration: London Places and Spaces
An exhibition of 100 illustrative works organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators.
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), London WC2E 7BB, UK

Above: Image by Erica Sturla, shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014.

to 6 September 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, US

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 13 September 2015


Shutter Hub
Bridewell Theatre Bar, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

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 20 September 2015


Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Shirley Baker, Manchester, 1968. © Shirley Baker Estate, courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library.

to 25 September 2015


St Bride Unveiled
An exhibition of Egyptian Hieroglyphics, early printed books, original Eric Gill designs, rare printed ephemera and much more.
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

to 27 September 2015

Key 10

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET, UK

Above: Joseph Cornell, A Parrot for Juan Gris, 1953-54.

See ‘Boxes of delight’, a review of the exhibition on the Eye blog.

to 27 September 2015


Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s
The first UK presentation of architectural magazine Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, with original issues of the influential publication on display.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Fox Reading Room, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

to 27 September 2015


Ladybird by Design
An exhibition featuring over 120 illustrations from classic Ladybird titles in celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Books.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Above: Illustration from Ladybird’s Shopping with mother, 1958. Copyright (c) Ladybird Books Ltd.

to 27 September 2015


Shepard Fairey: Your Eyes Here
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Calle Alemania, S/N, 29001 Málaga, Spain

to 27 September 2015

Revolution of the Eye

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Installation view of the exhibition ‘Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television’ at The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: David Heald.

to 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.

to 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.

to 30 September 2015


Sentimental Landscapes

A private collection of rare nineteenth-century Myriorama (‘Endless Landscapes’), alongside a newly commissioned interpretation by Tom Gauld.

Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, YO61 4AD, UK

to 1 October 2016

Jim Shaw: the End is Here
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 US

to 4 October 2015

Dennis Adams, Malraux’s shoes, 2012. Coll. CNAC. In bruikleen /on loan FRAC Aquitaine

A Republic of Art: French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art
Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Above: Dennis Adams, Malraux’s shoes, 2012. Coll. CNAC. In bruikleen /on loan FRAC Aquitaine.

to 11 October 2015


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

Above: Jules Decrauzat, Pralon, Amateur boxing champion flyweight, 1916, Keystone.

to 11 October 2015

Christoph Niemann, First Day of Summer/Winter, Animations for the Google homepage, New York, 2013 © Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann: Drawing the Line
An exhibition on the work of graphic designer Christoph Niemann, showcasing 170 of his varied illustrations, screen prints, animations and more.
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Above: Christoph Niemann, First Day of Summer/Winter, Animations for the Google homepage, New York, 2013 © Christoph Niemann

to 14 October 2015


Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective
This exhibition is complemented by several workshops with illustrators and authors such as Karen George, Krimena Dimitrova, Jim Medway and Jane Rae as well as a talk with Judith Kerr. Tickets available here.
Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, Albert Street, London NW1 7NB, UK

Above: Illustration from Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea © Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd.

to 18 October 2015


Steve McCurry: Photographs from the East
Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Above: Steve McCurry, Holi Festival, Rajasthan, India, 1996, © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos.

to 1 November 2015


The Alice Look
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, UK

Above: Kumiko Uehara, Baby the stars shine bright.

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.

to 1 November


The Century of the Poster
An exhibition of Slovenian graphic design in the twentieth century.
MAO – Museum of Architecture and Design, Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia

to 15 November 2015

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Newton. Horvat. Brodziak
An exhibition of photography by Helmut Newton, Frank Horvat and Szymon Brodziak.
Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Above: Frank Horvat, Shoe and Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1974 © Frank Horvat.

to 22 November 2015


The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
The exhibition includes brochures, banners, photographs, posters, sheet music, record covers as well as music and art from people such as pianist and painter Muhal Richard Abrams and Art Ensemble of Chicago band leader Roscoe Mitchell.
MCA Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611, US

to 22 November 2015


The Bridges of Graffiti
Arterminal c/o Terminal S. Basilio, Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, Venice, Italy

Above: Todd James, Time Waits for No One, 2013.





3 August 2015

Sumner Stone: Humanform Letterform
A lecture about letters are made by and for the human body – written, drawn, incised or digitised.
The Rose Auditorium in Cooper Union’s New Academic Building, 41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street), New York, NY 10003, US

6 — 15 August 2015

History Keepers: Storied Objects from   Los Angeles Collections

History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections
The Pico House, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, US

Above: Bring Them Home Alive! Stop the War Now!, Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1967.

8 August — 30 September 2015


Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism
University of Nebraska, Dr. CC and Mabel L. Criss Library, Omaha, NE, US

Above: Favianna Rodriguez, 2013.



1 September 2015


Type Tuesday: Web 1.0
7pm, St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Above: Noodlebox. Agency: Playcreate, designed by Daniel Brown, 1997.

1 — 20 September 2015


CityLeaks Urban Art Festival
CityLeaks, Hospeltstrasse 69, 50825 Cologne, Germany

4 September 2015

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

4 September 2015 — 10 January 2016

Animated Wonderworlds
Museum für Gestaltung - Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, CH-8005 Zurich

5 September 2015


RA Lates: Enchanted Cosmos
An evening celebrating the artist Joseph Cornell to coincide with the ‘Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust’ exhibition.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly,
London, W1J 0BD, UK

11 September 2015

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia

12 September 2015


Beyond Vision: Art, Photography and Science
A one-day symposium which will examine the importance of early scientific photography for the creative arts. Speakers include curator Ben Burbridge, artist Ori Gersht and John Blakinger.
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD, UK

18 September 2015

Magfest: Create Inspire Evolve
Speakers include Andrew Diprose (Wired, The Ride Journal), Niall Stokes (Hot Press) and Simon Lyle (Hot Rum Cow).
Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland

18 September — 23 October 2015

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Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating Five Pioneers of the Poster
Bonington Gallery, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG, UK

Above: From the Alan Kitching Collection.

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, US

19 September 2015

Film screening: Sign Painters / 21st Century Victorian

7.30pm Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB, UK

For this London double bill, Sign Painters is paired with 21st Century Victorian, a short film about British signwriter and fairground artist Joby Carter, introduced by its director, Adrian Harrison.

22 — 27 September 2015


Ladybird by Design
Part of the London Design Festival.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Corss, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Harry Wingfield, illustration from Shopping with Mother, 1958.

24 September 2015


EDO Event: Chris Dixon
An evening, hosted by the Editorial Design Organisation, with Chris Dixon, Design Director of Vanity Fair.
Downstairs at Mother, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD, UK

See ‘Reputations: Chris Dixon’ in Eye 85.

Above: Actor Jessica Chastain photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Jessica Diehl, Vanity Fair, September 2012.

25 September 2015 — 7 February 2016


The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
The exhibition will include by designers and photographers such as El Lissitzky, Moisei Nappelbaum, Max Penson, Georgy Petrusov and Alexander Rodchenko.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Alexander Rodchenko, Sports Parade on Red Square, 1936. Gelatin silver print, 11 5/8 × 8 7/8 in. (29.6 × 22.6 cm). Sepherot Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

25 September — 25 October 2015



4 October 2015 — 28 February 2016

The Indestructible Lee Miller
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, US

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.

10 October 2015 — 10 April 2016


Bill Viola
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG, SatNav WF4 4JX, UK

Above: Bill Viola, Firewoman, 2005 © The Artist.

14 October 2015

14 — 17 October 2015

ATypI 2015 São Paulo
Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), São Paulo, Brazil

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.

24 October 2015 — 14 February 2016

Rudolf Lichtsteiner, Tischgeschichten (Table Stories), Constellation 3, Image 3, 1983 © Rudolf Lichtsteiner / Fotostiftung Schweiz

Rudolf Lichtsteiner – On the State of Things
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Grüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Rudolf Lichtsteiner, Tischgeschichten (Table Stories), Constellation 3, Image 3, 1983 © Rudolf Lichtsteiner / Fotostiftung Schweiz

25 October 2015 — 7 February 2016


Une Histoire, Encore ! 50 ans de création à l’école des loisirs
The exhibition will include work by Tomi Ungerer, Claude Ponti and Kitty Crowther, among many others.
Les Arts Décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France



11 November 2015

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, US

Above: Eames World Fair.

20 November 2015 — 6 March 2016


The Westreich/Wagner Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY, 10014

27 November 2015 — 20 March 2016

Hand Sign
Poster exhibition looking at the cultural history of how the hand can be used to express meaningful messages
Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland

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. Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



1 December 2015

Type Tuesday
7pm, St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

16 December 2015


LX lecture: Lin Kerr and Megan Kerr
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK




MARCH 2015


APRIL 2016

8 — 9 April 2016


Offset 2016
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grant Thornton, City Quay, 24-26, Dublin, Ireland

13 April 2016


MAY 2016

18 May 2016


LX lecture: Sam Roberts, Ghost Signs
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK


JUNE 2016

22 June 2016