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27 October 2015
We’ve been busy preparing for the next issue of Eye, which will include articles about Camille Walala and Tom Phillips. In addition, Simon Esterson and I have been collaborating with Monotype on ‘The Eric Gill Series’, a new exhibition in London. Click here for more information. On Friday 6 November, I will chair an event with Phil Baines, Penguin’s Claire Mason and others – details here.
Abbott Miller’s review of Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California & Graphic Design, 1936-1986 in Eye 90 is now available to read in full on the Eye website, as is ‘Writing the city’ about Pete Hardwicke. You may also enjoy recent blog posts ‘Disappearing act’, Paul Dobbs and Elizabeth Resnick’s review of the work of The Graphic Workshop; ‘Pop justice’, my review of the Tate Modern’s current exhibition ‘The World Goes Pop’; and ‘Dancing glyphs’, Sarah Snaith’s look at the kinetic typeface Franchise Animated.
Below: Isabel Oliver, La Familia (from the series ‘La Mujer’), 1971, on display at the Tate. Collection of the artist © Isabel Oliver.
On Friday 20 November 2015, Falmouth University will host ‘Graphic Designers Research’, a one-day symposium including speakers Rathna Ramanathan, Alice Twemlow, Craig Oldham, Jeremy Aynsley, Deborah Sugg Ryan, Joanna Choukeir, Rebecca Ross, Ashley Rudolph, Nicola Salkeld and myself. Many of the speakers have written for and been featured in Eye: read Aynsley’s ‘The modernist body’ in Eye 24, see ‘Roadshows and rickshaws’ about Ramanathan’s work for the BBC World Service and read a Q&A with Craig Oldham in Eye 68 on the subject of ‘Who cares about graphic design history?’. Tickets to the symposium are available here.
Warmest regards from autumnal Haggerston
John L. Walters, editor
PS Save the date: the final Type Tuesday of 2015 will be on 1 December.