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Eye newsletter
31 October 2016

Dear friends

We are working hard on Eye 93 and hope to see its pages rolling off our printer’s Heidelberg and into subscribers’ hands in the coming weeks. If you haven’t already, you can buy subscriptions by going direct to the Eye shop.


Above: Detail of ‘Apricot rose’ by Volontaire (Malin Åkersten Triumf and Yasin Lekorchi) with a photograph by Niklas Alm for Amnesty International, 2007. One of a series of three ‘rose’ posters.

In the meantime, the Eye blog is full of new articles by international contributors such as Professor Steven McCarthy’s ‘Art behind bars’ and Marika Preziuso’s ‘Human rights by any other name’ as well as my 2015 interview with Milan designer Giancarlo Iliprandi who sadly died in September.


Above: Francesca Woodman, Self-deceit #1, Rome, Italy, 1978 / 1979. © Courtesy George and Betty Woodman, New York / The Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna.

Also on the Eye website is the first of a new series of monthly Photo Critiques by Rick Poynor. This month’s looks at photographs on display in ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s’ that challenge norms of female sexuality, beauty and domesticity. The exhibition continues at The Photographers’ Gallery until 15 January 2017.


Above: Gatefold from the reprint of the British Rail Corporate Identity Manual organised by Wallace Henning after a Kickstarter campaign.

Our last Type Tuesday event of 2016 titled ‘Trains and fonts and double arrows – design and identity for railways’ will be on 22 November at St Bride Library with MC Catherine Dixon (@thinkingtype) and an exciting line-up of speakers including Paul Barnes, David Lawrence, Theo Inglis and Wallace Henning (among others). For more information see Eye / St Bride social media.

Warmest regards

John Walters, editor

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