21 April - 4 May 2014


Craig Robinson: Euphoric Trumps
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ, UK

22 April 2014

Sesame Street. The Longest Street In The World
Parsons Lecture Series 6:30-8:30pm
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100 New York, NY 10011, US


22 - 24 April 2014

Poster Project - GDFB2012

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A three-day lecture programme as part of the Graphic Design Festival Breda.
Nieuwe Veste, Molenstraat 6, 4811 GS Breda, Netherlands

Above: photograph by Boudewijn Bollmann.

to 23 April 2014


Exhibition featuring work by Barcelona-based studios Brosmind, Solo, Laura Meseguer, Atipus, Clase BCN and many more. BCNMCRTalk will features speakers from some of the studios, taking place at St. Peter’s Church, Hallé Orchestra rehearsal space, Blossom Street, Manchester, on 28 March 2014.
Twenty Twenty Two, The Basement, Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1EZ, UK



to 25 April 2014


Martina Bacigalupo: Gulu Real Art Studio
Camilla Grimaldi Gallery, 25 Old Burlington Street, 4th Floor, London, W1S 3AN

Above: Martina Bacigalupo, Portrait II. © Martina Bacigalupo / Courtesy of Camilla Grimaldi, London.

See ‘Headless wonder’ on the Eye blog.

to 26 April 2014


Colophon Foundry: Five Years
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB

to 26 April 2014

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Aida Silvestri: Even This Will Pass
A photographic exhibition that focuses on the journeys of Eritrean refugees.
Roman Road, 69 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN, UK

Above: Aida Silvestri, Dawit: Eritrea to London on foot, by camel, lorry, boat and aeroplane, 2013.

to 26 April 2014


Phil Maxwell: Brick Lane
RichMix Cinema and Arts Centre, Mezzanine Gallery,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

to 26 April 2014


Mira Schendel
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York NY 10021

Above: portrait of Mira Schendel. © Mira Schendel Estate. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

to 27 April 2014


Graphic Design Festival Breda
Various locations including MOTI (Boschstraat 22), House for Visual Culture (Reigerstraat 16) and Stadsgalerij (Oude Vest).

Above: poster by Dashaza.

to 1 May 2014

Martin Parr – Souvenir
An exhibition combining different aspects of Parr’s work as photographer, filmmaker and collector.
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, CH-8005, Zürich, Switzerland

to 3 May 2014


Chloe Early: Suspended
The Outsiders Gallery, 8 Greek St, London W1D 4DG, UK

to 3 May 2014


Yoni Alter: City
Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PD, UK

to 3 May 2014


GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB, UK

Above: Adam Burns.

to 4 May 2014


Where You Are: A Visual Editions Literary Explosion
The exhibition launches with a night of drinks, short readings and conversation with contributors to Visual Editions’ new book Where You Are including Adam Thirlwell.
Lobby Gallery, The Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ, UK

See ‘Space for stories’ in Eye 87.

to 4 May 2014


Bruce Nauman: Words on Paper
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 1G4

Above: Bruce Nauman, Pay Attention, 1973. © Estate of Bruce Nauman / SODRAC (2014).

to 10 May 2014

Corita Kent: Let the sun shine in – a retrospective
Circle Culture gallery, Berlin, Germany

to 11 May 2014

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Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks
An exhibtion of scrapbooks by artists such as William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Ray Johnson and Gerhard Richter.
Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Above: William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Untitled (scrapbook 3).

to 11 May 2014


Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront L3 4BB, UK

Above: Jo Spence, Libido Uprising Part I, 1989. © Estate of Jo Spence, Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery, London.

to 11 May 2014


Les Arts Decoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

to 12 May 2014

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Wayne Foskett: Spirit of Place
A collection of pinhole photography prints from Wayne Foskett.
Gallery Maison Bertaux, Upstairs Tearoom Gallery - 28 Greek Street, Soho London

Above: Drying clothes Bussana Italy, Wayne Foskett.

to 13 May 2014


Please Come to the Show
An exhibition of assorted printed ephemera – announcement cards, press clippings, posters and flyers – from the Museum of Modern Art Library.  Curated by David Senior and designed by John Webster.
Liverpool John Moores University, Exhibition Resource Centre, Liverpool, UK

Above: poster, 1982.

to 17 May 2014


Raymond Pettibon: Surfer Paintings
Venus over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, New York City, US

Above: Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (The Weight of the Elements...), 1994.

to 18 May 2014

William J. O'Brien, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. © William J. O'Brien. Photo: Jason Wyche.

William J. O’Brien
The first major survey exhibition of the Chicago-based multimedia artist.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611, US

Above: William J. O'Brien, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. © William J. O'Brien. Photo: Jason Wyche.

to 25 May 2014

Club of Friends
Experiments in art, collective practice and sexual representation in Russia in the 1980s and 1990s.
Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

Above: Club of Friends. Timur Novikov’s New Artists and the New Academy on Vimeo.

to 25 May 2014


Japanese Poster Artists
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, CH-8005, Zürich

Above: Makoto Saito, Virgin Japan poster, 1991. Photo: Eiichiro Sakata.

to 26 May 2014


Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight
Folio Society Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Above: William Farr, Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England 1848-49, 1852.

to 26 May 2014

Richard Hamilton, Interior II 1964

Richard Hamilton
Exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey with Hannah Dewar, and organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid in collaboration with Tate Modern.
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Richard Hamilton, Interior II, 1964. © The estate of Richard Hamilton.

to 30 May 2014


Erró: 60 years of Collages
The Mayor Gallery, 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London W1S 3LZ

Above: Canon Underwear, 1958, Collage 32 x 25 cm.


to 31 May 2014


Jean Paul Gaultier: Be My Guest
An exhibition of Jean Paul Gaultier’s graphic design work.
Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0BJ, UK

Above: advertising campaign for the Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection, spring / summer 1998. Illustration by Frédéric Langlais and art direction by Jean Paul Gaultier.

to 1 June 2014


Henri Chopin dans L’Essex
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH

Above: Henri Chopin, Auto Portrait, 1970. Courtesy Supportico Lopez, Berlin.

to 1 June 2014


Simon Denny: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH, UK

Above: Simon Denny, ‘The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom’, 2013, installation view, Mumok Vienna. Courtesy the artist and Mumok.

to 1 June 2014


Aleksandra Domanović
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH

Above: Image from ‘kraj.yu’ (end.yu) jewellery collection. Photo: Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade.

to 1 June 2014


Moti Hotel
Museum of the Image, Boschstraat 22 4811 GH, Breda, Netherlands


to 1 June 2014

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Bailey’s Stardust
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE, UK
Daily 10.00–18.00; Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00

to 15 June 2014


Printing Sheffield
Celebrating the city’s print boom with the works of Jonathan Wilkinson, Kid Acne, Theo Simpson, Florence Blanchard, James Green, Phlegm and more.
Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield, Leader House, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH, UK

Above: Jo Peel, Henderson’s Relish. Courtesy of the artist.

to 15 June 2014


MCA DNA: Warhol and Marisol
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, US

Above: Andy Warhol, Troy Diptych, 1962. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer.

to 15 June 2014

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David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams

A collection of paintings from London painter David Robilliard.
Upper Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts 12 Carlton House Terrace

Above: David Robilliard, Life Isn't Good It's Excellent, 1987, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy private collection, Frankfurt. © The Estate of David Robilliard. All rights reserved. DACS 2014

to 15 June 2014

to 21 June 2014


Stereochron Island
Off site artist-in-residence project by Cathy Haynes with the Chisenhale Gallery that includes a number of events such as mapping internal time and making solar clocks.
Various locations, London

to 22 June 2014

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Play What’s Not There
Exhibition including works by Steven Campbell, Edward Krasinski, Linder, Bruce Nauman, Robert Whitman, Katharina Wulff and Cerith Wyn Evans, curated by Michael Bracewell
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS

Above: Bruce Nauman, Clown Torture (I’m Sorry and No, No, No, No), 1987. Screenshot from a piece featuring two monitors and two ¾ inch videotapes (transferred to DVD).

to 22 June 2014


Hello. My name is Paul Smith
Design Museum Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK

Design: Alan Aboud, Aboud Creative

to 29 June 2014

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American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York 10021, US

Above: Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927. Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins.

to 3 August 2014


Jeff Wall: Tableaux, Pictures, Photographs, 1996–2013
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Holland

Above: Jeff Wall, Volunteer, 1996, courtesy of the artist.

to 24 August 2014

Surfaces: New Photography from Switzerland
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Grüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

to 1 October 2014


Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990
Includes a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean, and a selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era. The gallery’s ‘graphics corner’ explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938.
Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor, MoMA, 11 West 53 Street  New York, US

Above: Luba Lukova, There Is No Death for the Songs, 1987. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


to 2 November 2014

26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes
The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, UK




APRIL 2014

24 April 2014

OFF LIFE QuickDraw in Bristol (2013)

Off Life: #Quickdraw Live
Join comic artists including Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Joe List and Lizz Lunney to do rounds of fast-paced illustration to a theme.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

24 April - 5 May 2014

Pick Me Up 2014

Pick Me Up 2014
Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, the Strand, London WC2R 1LA

25 April 2014

Let’s Talk Design #5
Speakers include creative director David Ronhel, photographer and author Leslie Williamson and illustrator Sam Vanallemeersch.
De Studio, Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

25 April - 20 July


Jim Stoten – Eye in The Sky

32-34 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA, UK

26 April 2014


Art-Information: Editorial Strategies, Text-based Formats, Publishing Contexts
One-day event at the ICA 11.30am to 6pm
£12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members / £5 ICA Student Members

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Seth Siegelaub, One Month, calendar exhibition (front cover), published 1969. © Seth Siegelaub Collection and Archives at the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam.


MAY 2014

1 May 2014


Mucho: Typo Circle

Talk by the fast-growing design partnership, which now has offices in Barcelona, Berlin, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, London and New York. Website

JWT Building, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London SW1X 7NW, UK, 7pm

Above: three of an edition of 150 posters designed to promote the documentary film Nitsa 94-96: El Giro Electrónico.

1 May – 12 June 2014

100 Years of Type

Exhibition created by Abbott Miller of Pentagram and produced by Monotype.

AIGA National Design Center, 164 5th Ave, Between 21st and 22nd St, New York, NY 10010, US. Tickets free, but booking essential via Eventbrite.

2 May - 19 August 2014


Comics Unmasked
Set to be the biggest exhibition of British comics from the recent acquisition of Hanif Kureishi’s personal archive.
Folio Society Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Above: Dave Gibbons, Trials of Nasty Tales.

5 May - 27 June 2014


Une Saison Graphique 14
Exhibitions featuring Felix Pfäffli, Chez George, Fanette Mellier and Richard Niessen, among others.
Various locations, Le Havre.

Above: poster by Virgile Laguin.

7 May - 28 September 2014


Weingart Typography
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Wolfgang Weingart, typographic experiment from ‘Kotzenbuch’, Basel 1972–73. Photo: Umberto Romito.

8 - 9 May 2014


What Design Can Do 2014
Speakers include Michael Bierut, ShaoLan Hsueh and Rachel Armstrong.
Strasschouwberg Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: What Design Can Do 2013, ‘Public trotter’ exhibition, Leidseplein, Amsterdam. Photograph by Leo Veger.

8 May - 28 June 2014


David Pearson
A collection of work from acclaimed British designer David Pearson, famous for his series of Penguin book covers.
Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PD, UK

Above: Cover for Vault by David Rose.
Read ‘David Pearson: inside out’ in Eye 77.

8 May 2014


Printout Bristol
Evenin gof talk featuring Rosa Park (Cereal), Daniel Humphry (Off Life), Rachel Taylor (Another Escape) and Mike White (Boneshaker).
The Crofters Rights, 117 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK BS1 3PY

15 - 17 May 2014

Typo Berlin
The conference, taking the theme ‘Roots’, will include speakers Sarah Illenberger, Fraser Muggeridge, Hamish Muir and numerous others.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (The House of World Cultures), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany

15 May – 20 June 2014

Fabriano: Maître Papetier depuis 750 ans
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Paris, France

20 May 2014

Angus Hyland and Marion Deuchars AGI open.003

Marion Deuchars’ Reading List
A YCN hosted event where invited speakers present their top six books.
YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

see ‘Sticky fingers’ and ‘Chat show’ on the Eye blog.

24 - 27 May 2014

London Photo Festival
This year’s theme is Street Photography.
The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

30 - 31 May 2014


Alan Kitching’s Concise Letterpress Typography WorkshopA two day course taught by Alan Kitching on the fundamentals of typography using letterpress equipment.
Cost: £900 and includes lunch and all materials. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required when booking.
To book email:

See ‘Marks on Paper’ and ‘The show must go on’ about Alan Kitching's work on the Eye site.


JUNE 2014

3 June 2014

On Ettore Sottsass
Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic talks to Sottsass’s widow Barbara Radice talks about his photographs, drawings and sketches recently published in a monograph by Phaidon, 8pm.
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

6 June - 8 June 2014

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Room&Book: ICA Art Book Fair
In collaboration with Claire de Rouen Books.
Nash and Brandon Rooms,
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall London, UK SW1Y 5AH

7 June - 14 September 2014


International Poster Biennale
Wilanów Muzeum Plakatu (Poster Museum), St. Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warsaw

9 June - 20 July 2014


Artliner: The Wind Tunnel Project
A series site specific installations, performances and archival material from the Fastmuseum and the Royal Aeronautical Library.
Farnborough Wind Tunnels, Hampshire

11-15 June 2014


Ebb and Flow Photographic Exhibition
The exhibition features a world exclusive of new studies of water taken from the Chinese landscape by Chinese photographer, Qin Yuhai.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

12-14 June 2014

National Museum Publishing Seminar
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA.

13 June 2014


Here 2013
A one-day creative festival hosted by It’s Nice That. including speakers Marion Deuchars, Marina Willer and Penny Martin, among others.
The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

23 June 2014

Thinking Through Design
The chief design officer at the Design Council, Mat Hunter, talks with Designs of the Year nominees Onkar Kular, Ben Barker, Sam Hill and James Bridle, 8pm.
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

25 June 2014

Daniel Weil on the Art of Design
Pentagram partner Daniel Weil in conversation with Deyan Sudjic, 8pm.
Ticket includes entry to exhibitions from 6.30pm.
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

26 June - 19 October

Dennis Hopper

Dennis hopper: The Lost Album
A show of over 400 photographs on the dynamic culture and society of 60's America taken by Dennis Hopper, never before seen in the UK.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ES

Above: Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim at Their Wedding in Las Vegas, 1965. Photograph, 17.02 x 24.87 cm
© Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust.

27 - 28 June 2014


Alan Kitching’s Concise Letterpress Typography WorkshopA two day course taught by Alan Kitching on the fundamentals of typography using letterpress equipment.
Cost: £900 and includes lunch and all materials. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required when booking.
To book email:

See ‘Marks on Paper’ and ‘The show must go on’ about Alan Kitching's work on the Eye site.


JULY 2014

3 July - 14 September 2014


Digital Revolution
An immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS

Above: Digital Revolutions, ISAM, Calder Wilson

5 July - 28 September 2014


Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Above: Helio Oiticica, Painting 9, 1959.

7 July - 10 October 2014

19 July 2014

Ivan Chermayeff
A collage exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, designed by the Chermayeff’s father Serge Ivan Chermayeff.
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP



18 September - 7 December 2014

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Bio 50: The 24th Biennial of Design
Muzej za Arhitekturo in Oblikovanje (Museum of Architecture and Design), Grad Fužine, Pot na Fužine 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Above: Sasa J. Maechtig, designer of Kiosk K6, at exhibition BIO 5, 1973.



13 November - 13 December 2014


Geoff McFetridge
Cooper Cole Gallery, 1161 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada M6J 1X3