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31 July 2018
We’re hard at work on Eye 97, part two of our magazine special issue that will delve further into independent and ‘mainstream’ magazines past and present. In the meantime, here are a few blogs and other announcements for you to enjoy.
A selection of works from the upcoming ‘Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society’ at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in London, 16-19 August 2018.
Recent blogs include ‘Alex Booker in Dulwich’, first published to announce our ‘Edward Bawden: Art and Design’ event, an illustrated talk and panel discussion at Dulwich Picture Gallery earlier this month; and Alex J. Todd’s ‘Books received #33’, featuring mini reviews of Covers for The New Yorker, Dressed in Black, Female Photographers Now, Graham Rawle’s Overland, A History of Street Photography, Rebel Voices and Brian Eno’s Light Music.
See also curator Meredith Kasabian’s ‘Weapons of craft and satire’ about the upcoming exhibition ‘The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society: An 18th Century Revival’ which is part of ‘Letterheads 2018: London Calling’, taking place on the first floor of the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in London from 16-18 August 2018. Kasabian will be giving public talks at the gallery at 1pm each day. (For more on signpainting, see ‘Wallcats take Chicago’ on the Eye blog and ‘Writing the city’ in Eye 90.)
We are delighted to announce that we are media partners for this year’s AGI Open conference in Mexico City, 28-29 September 2018. Speakers include Hjalti Karlsson, Astrid Stavro (see our Reputations interview with Atlas in Eye 95), Niklaus Troxler and Elaine Ramos, among many others. Tickets are available here.
At both the Congress and Open conference, we will be screening Adrian Harrison’s forthcoming film 94: 8000 One Offs about the making of the cover of Eye 94, which featured 8000 different numbered pieces of artwork printed digitally on an HP Indigo 10000 press at Pureprint. Read more about Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir – who designed the variable data cover using their typeface systems – in ‘Pleasure in the process’.
Warmest regards from London
John Walters, editor
PS Dates for your diary: Our next Type Tuesday event will be held at St Bride Library on 4 September, which will feature the world premiere of the short documentary 94: 8000 One Offs. We hope you will join us once again.