Sign up to the editor’s newsletter

To receive the editor’s monthly newsletter, please fill in this form (on the ESco site). We won’t give your email address to anyone else – this is just for the Eye newsletter. (Your details will be processed by Eye Magazine in full accordance with all relevant UK & EU data protection legislation.)


Eye newsletter
27 October 2015

Dear friends

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.

Creative direction by Simon Esterson, Eye magazine. We have just completed work on the exhibition The Eric Gill Series at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, which runs until next #TypeTuesday, 10 November. There will be a final evening event on 10 Nov

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.

Isabel Oliver La Familia (from the series La Mujer) 1971 Acrylic on canvas 980 x 980 mm 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.

Subscribe to Eye

Go straight to the Eye shop or subscribe


Useful contacts

Advertising and sponsorship:
Jane Grylls, Kim Jenner, Paolo Russo, Irene Michaelides
+44 20 7300 5661

For subscription queries, telephone +44 137 185 1885 or email us at

Keep in touch with Eye on Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo and Facebook.