23 March 2017


The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration
Author Keith Houston talks about his new book The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

18 March — 14 May 2017


Paul Elliman: As You Said
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

Above: Paul Elliman, Cover Body Alive with Signals, 1987; Photocopied book, 52 pages, BW, 148 x 210mm; Courtesy the artist.

to 24 March 2017


Integration Alone Is Not Enough: Selected works of British Concrete Poetry 1960-1980
Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RY, UK

Above: Bob Cobbing, Poems for the North West Territories (for ABC 1975), 1975.


to 25 March 2017


Hopes + Dreams: statements of intent explored
An exhibition of work by members of the Letter Exchange including Tom Perkins, Rosella Garavaglia, Susan Hufton, Mark Frith and Ann Bowen.
Craft Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, UK



to 31 March 2017


The Typographic Dante
National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin, Ireland

to March 2017

Courtesy of Lever Gallery

Smoking Guns: Illustrating the Sixties
Lever Gallery, 153 -157 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7HD, UK

Above: Courtesy of Lever Gallery.

to 2 April 2017


Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Retroactive II, 1963. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago.

to 2 April 2017


Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Joseph Nash, The Great Exhibition, India no. 4, ca. 1851. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

to 2 April 2017

Rachel Harrison (b. 1966). Untitled, (2011) Colored pencil on paper, Sheet: 19 × 24in. (48.3 × 61 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee 2012.81 © Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali,

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above: Rachel Harrison (1966–), Untitled, 2012. Colored pencil on paper. 19 × 24 in. (48.3 × 61 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee. 2012.81 © Rachel Harrison Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

to 2 April 2017


Parallel Republic: The Art of Civil Disobedience
The People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK

Above: Paper Boats © Comics4Syria, 2014.

to 2 April 2017


Philippe Parreno
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Exhibition view, Philippe Parreno, H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS, Park Avenue Armory, 2015. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy Pilar Corrias, Barbara Gladstone, Esther Schipper. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.

to 7 April 2017

Black Sabbath

George Hardie: Fifty Odd Years
University of Brighton Gallery, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4AT, UK

to 13 April 2017


The Enchanted Page: Journeys
Londonprintstudio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE, UK

Above: Laser cut by Olivier Latyk from The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils.

to 15 April 2017

Literally book. Peter Malutzki  design Uwe Loesch

Literally Book: Artists by Peter Malutzki 
Klingspor Museum, Herrenstraße 80, 63065 Offenbach, Germany.

to 16 April 2017


Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII
Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia 19130, US

Above: Video still from Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, 2016, by Bruce Nauman (Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York) © Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

to 16 April 2017

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (The land has…), 2008. Pen, ink, and gouache on paper, 29 1/2 x 22 1/4 in (74.9 x 65.5 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, US

See Liz Farrelly’s ‘Don’t explain’ on the Eye blog.

Above: Raymond Pettibon, No Title (The land has…), 2008. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York.

to 17 April 2017

Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, c. 1930

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932
The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

Above: Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, ca. 1930.

to 22 April 2017


Museum of Transology
London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street,
London W1G 0BJ, UK.

to 23 April 2017


Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion
Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, UK

Above: Edward James / Salvador Dali, Mae West lips sofa, 1938. Image courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

to 23 April 2017


Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, UK

Above: Board game - The Alice Through The Looking Glass Chess Set; carved & painted wood; made by Robin Dale & Neil Dale; 1983.

See Clare Walters’ ‘Games people play’ on the Eye blog.

to 30 April 2017

Dziga Vertov: Enthousiasm: Symphony of the Donbas (1931)

Constructing the new man
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution in a presentation featuring posters, printed matter, films and art.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Dziga Vertov, Enthousiasm: SymphonY of the Donbas, 1931.

to 30 April 2017

Coney Island Teenagers, 1949 © Harold Feinstein Courtesy Galerie Thierry Bigaignon

Harold Feinstein: The early years (1940s-1950s), contagious optimism
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Hôtel de Retz, 9 rue Charlot, Paris III, France

Above: Harold Feinstein, Coney Island Teenagers, 1949. © Harold Feinstein. Courtesy Galerie Thierry Bigaignon.

to 30 April 2017


Linda Kitson: Drawings and Projects
House of Illustrations, Quentin Blake Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Linda Kitson, Falklands crashed plane, 1982. © Linda Kitson.

to 30 April 2017


Merce Cunningham: Common Time
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Above: Charles Atlas, still from Merce by Merce by Paik Part One: Blue Studio: Five Segments, 1975–76. © Charles Atlas. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine.

See ‘Dance on the spot’ in Eye 89.

to 7 May 2017

to 7 May 2017


This exhibition questions how war and peace appear today with works by artists who united by common expressions of danger, fear, and the feeling of disorientation created by mass media’s multiple versions of reality.
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2, D - 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Above: Still from Dorian de Rijk’ Winging It, video, 2015.

to 7 May 2017


The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes), 1932. Collection Elton John
© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016.

to 7 May 2017

to 7 May 2017


The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel
The Musuem of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York 10019, US

Above: Jan Groover. Untitled. 1983. Gelatin silver print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift of Robert B. Menschel. © 2016 Jan Groover.

to 7 May 2017


Unfamiliar Familiarities. Outside Views on Switzerland
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Rüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Gornergrat, Zermatt, 2016, aus dem Projekt ‘Fremdvertraut’. © Simon Roberts.

to 13 May 2017

Clare Newton: Spirit of Legends

Clare Newton: Spirit of Legends
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, UK

Above: Clare Newton, Andromeda - Helena Lucas MBE.

to 14 May 2017


Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies
House of Illustrations, Main Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: © Estate of Jo Brocklehurst.

to 14 May 2017


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

Above: Eduardo Paolozzi, detail from Wittgenstein in New York (from the ‘As is When’ portfolio), 1965. Courtesy  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS / Eduardo Paolozzi.S

See Rick Poynor’s ‘Incisive vision’ in Eye 86.

to 21 May 2017

13. Mondriaan, composition No. IV, with Red, Blue and Yellow

De Stijl at the Stedelijk
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Piet Mondriaan, Composition No. IV, with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1929, coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

to 29 May 2017

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 Private Collection© David Hockney

David Hockney
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK

Above: David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1971. © David Hockney.

to 4 June 2017


Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Krasnaya niva magazine, 1 May, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection. Cover design: Valentina Kulagina.

to 4 June 2017

American Gothic

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, UK

to 8 June 2017

LectureInformation Design Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst

Spring 2017: Information Design
Lecture series: Stefanie Posavec, Onlab, Catalogtree, YAAY, Joost Grootens, Hahn + Zimmermann.
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Freilager-Platz 1 in Basel statt. Raum D 1.04. Switzerland.

to 11 June 2017


Wolfgang Tillmans
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Wolfgang Tillmans, paper drop Prinzessinnenstrasse, 2014. © Wolfgang Tillmans.

to 11 June 2017


Nous Vous: Three Men in a Boat
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: © Nous Vous.

to 11 June 2017

Dana Lixenberg

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017
Works from the four shortlisted artists — Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs — will be on display. The winner will be announced during the exhibition run.
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Dana Lixenberg Wilteysha, 1993 © Dana Lixenberg Courtesy of the artist and Grimm, Amsterdam.

to 18 June 2017


MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, US

Above: Mary Heilmann, Metropolitan, 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. © 1999 Mary Heilmann. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

to 19 June 2017


Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde
A group exhibition including work by A2-Type and New North Press, Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, and Skylar Tibbits and Christophe Guberan (Self-assembly Lab, MIT), among many others.
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Above: © Heather Dewey-Hagborg.

to 25 June 2017


Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond
Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP, UK

Above: Exhibition graphics by LucienneRoberts+.

to 9 July 2017

Edmund Welf Vacances en Suisse 1946

Take a Holiday!: 100th anniversary of Switzerland Tourism
Museum für Gestaltung, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96,
8005 Zürich, Switzerland.

to 15 August 2017

Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking
Victoria and Albert Museum, Gallery 88a, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 3 September 2017

Never Going Underground Logo

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK

to 16 September 2017


Nomadic Traces: Typographic Journeys
Dar Bellarj Foundation, 9 Toualat Zaouiat Lahdar,
facing the Medersa Ben Youssef, Médina of Marrakech, Morocco




MARCH 2017

27 March — 8 April 2017

Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards: Latest Screen Prints
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ, UK.

28 March — 23 September 2017


Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, UK

29 March 2017


Linda Kitson and George Butler on reportage illustration

Evening talk at the House of Illustration chaired by John L. Walters of Eye magazine.

7pm, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Linda Kitson, Gherkin. Below: George Butler, Ahmed in hospital.


30 March 2017

Tim Fendley: I am here

Tim Fendley: I am here
Part of the TypoCircle talk series. Tickets available here.
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

30 March 2017 —

Brendan Dawes: Fermata
A new digital art installation, open Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm.
Bruntwood’s Neo building, ground floor, Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4ET, UK

30 March to 27 August 2017


APRIL 2017

1 April — 9 July 2017


Grunts and Grapples
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 3BU, UK

3 April 2017

Type Talk: Neville Brody
Tickets available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK

8 April — 17 September 2017

2.Beekman, Compositie, 1920

Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector
Exhibition of the work of De Stijl artist Chris Beekman, one of the most politically active artists affiliated with this movement.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Chris Beekman, Compositie, 1920, coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

11 — 15 April 2017


Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints
The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ, UK
The exhibition celebrates the launch of ‘Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress’ the Bookshop Edition
Alan will be present for an exclusive book-signing event at the exhibition on the 15th April 2017 from 12 noon until 3pm.

Book available here

12 April 2017

15 April to 30 July 2017


The Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, US

27 April — 20 August 2017

Pawel Althamer, Self-portrait as the Billy-Goat, 2011

ISelf Collection: Self-portrait as the Billy Goat
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, UK.

Above, Pawel Althamer, Self-portrait as the Billy-Goat, 2011. Photo: Bartosz Stawiarski

Thursday 27 April 2017

Alan Kitchen and John Walters

Alan Kitching and John L. Walters in Conversation
CitizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square,
London, EC3N 4DJ, UK.
Tickets available here
Book available here


MAY 2017

2 — 6 May 2017

How Design Live 2017
Speakers include Kelli Anderson, Seymour Chwast and Natasha Jen.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, US

5 May — 1 October 2017


Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
House of Illustrations, Quentin Blake Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH, UK

AboveApercus Profonds, published in Figaro Litteraire supplement 2012 © Quentin Blake.

6 — 28 May 2017

Europe refugees

Prix Pictet: “Space” Exhibition
The Prix Pictet aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, especially those concerning the environment
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Sergey Ponomarev, November 16, 2015. Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos.

10 — 14 May 2017

13 May — 1 October 2017

'Animals', album cover art, Roger Waters, 1977. © Pink Floyd Music Ltd

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Album cover art for Animals, 1977.

16 May 2017

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Visions of Communism
Part of talk series as part of the ‘Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution’ exhibition.
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Ne boltai! Collection; Gustav Klutsis, Photomontage, lithography on paper, 1924.

18 May 2017


Information design: Joost Grootens
Part of an information design lecture series. 18 May, 5:15pm.
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Campus der Künste Kommunikation, Freilager-Platz 1, 4023 Basel, Switzerland

20 May — 3 September 2017

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Solution or utopia? designs for refugees
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Yara Said, The Refugee Nation Flag. Foto: Angela Luna.

23 — 24 May 2017


WDCD Live: Amsterdam 2017
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands.

24 May — 15 October 2017

Emory Douglas, We Shall Survive Without A Doubt

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Emory Douglas, We Shall Survive Without A Doubt.

25—27 May 2017

EYE75 Bil'ak crop

TYPO Berlin: Wanderlust

Speakers include Erik van Blokland, Rejane dal Bello, Underware, Peter Biľak (above, from Eye 75) and calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi.


Venue: HKW (House of World Cultures), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany


26 May — 10 September 2017


Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan
House of Illustrations, 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Background illustration for Ghost in the Shell, Hiromasa Ogura © 1995 Shirow Masamune / Kodansha · Bandai Visual · Manga Entertainment Ltd.

27 May — 17 September 2017

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Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship
Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ, UK

Above: Eric Ravilious, Westbury House, 1939.

30 — 31 May 2017

DesignThinkers Vancouver 2017 – Perspectives
Including speakers Casey Caplowe, Vince Frost, Maria Giudice, Dana Tanamachi, Ellen Wong, &c.
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada


30 May — 10 June 2017

Tyler Udall: Etudes

Tyler Udall: Etudes
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ, UK

Above: Tyler Udall, Legs for Days, 2015.


JUNE 2017

3 June — 1 September 2017

6. Film Still, Afronauts., Frances Bodomo (2014)

Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Film still from Afronauts, Frances Bodomo (2014).

6 June — 24 September 2017

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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago IL 60611, UK

See ‘To the letter’ in Eye 75.

Above: Takashi Murakami, Flower ball 2, 2002. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

7 June — 3 September 2017

Man Ray/Marcel Duchamp, Élevage de poussière, 1920

A Handful of Dust
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, UK.

Above, Man Ray/Marcel Duchamp, Élevage de poussière, 1920, Courtesy © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017, © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

7 June — 10 September 2017

Production image for TheTrickle-Down Syndrome

Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, UK.


11 — 25 June 2017


Summer Masters Workshop in Italy
School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010-3994, USA.
Apply here

12 — 22 June 2017


A two-week typography festival.
Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, US



7 September 2017 — 14 January 2018

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

23 September — 10 December 2017

Jasper Johns
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK



11 October 2017 — 12 February 2018


Light! Photography at the New Bauhaus Chicago
Bauhaus‐Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Above: Nathan Lerner, Eye on Nails, 1940.

19-20 October 2017

DesignThinkers 2017 Montreal
Palais de Congres de Montreal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, Canada

7 October 2017 — 3 January 2018

Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Object Functioning Symbolically, 1931 (replica 1973).

Dalí / Duchamp
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

Above: Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Object Functioning Symbolically, 1931 (replica 1973).



8 November 2017 — 18 February 2018


Red Star Over Russia
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Nina Vatolina, Fascism – The most evil enemy of women, 1941. Tate / Image courtesy the David King Collection.