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Eye monthly newsletter
25 November 2014

Dear friends

Eye 89 – with great articles by Patrick Baglee, Mike Dempsey, Tom Harrad, Jim Northover, Rick Poynor and Sarah Snaith – is nearly on press and will hit the streets in a few weeks.

We’re now turning our attention to the next Type Tuesday, on 2 December at St Bride Library in London, entitled ‘Comedy and Kemistry’. Book your tickets via Eventbrite.

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This features Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates, and Graham McCallum of Kemistry Gallery. (Above is a detail of an item in the 2010 Kemistry exhibition devoted to Lou Dorfsman and his legendary Gastrotypographicalassemblage).

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The evening will begin with Andy Altmann presenting a talk entitled ‘Knickers knackers knockers – 27 years of type and humour’, touching on work such as the celebrated Comedy Carpet in Blackpool (above and below).

This enormous open-air installation, a collaboration with sculptor Gordon Young, is packed with famous jokes.

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After a break, Graham McCallum of Kemistry Gallery will talk about the Shoreditch graphic arts gallery’s past decade and its campaign to find a new home – with a little help from a Kickstarter campaign that ends at 11.29am next Saturday. Over the past ten years Kemistry’s tiny space has hosted some of London’s most compelling and entertaining graphic arts exhibitions, from Malika Favre to Typographica magazine; from Ken Garland’s work for Galt Toys to Jean Jullien, whose show starting Thursday 4 Dec 2014 will be the last Kemistry exhibition in this space. Please spread the word (hashtag #savekemistrygallery) and click on the Kickstarter link.

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There will also be a panel discussion about design and typography in public spaces, a bar and the Eye shop will be open to sell subscriptions plus current and back issues.

Don’t forget that you can subscribe to Eye by picking up the phone (084 5456 7757), but if you prefer to shop in the dead of night, there’s always email or the Eye Shop, where you can also order back issues. If you need to plug a few gaps in your Eye magazine collections, we recommend you do it sooner rather later – our warehouse stocks are dwindling fast.

Warmest regards from Hoxton Square

John L. Walters, editor

PS Save the date: the next Type Tuesday will be on 10 March 2015.

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