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Eye monthly newsletter
May 2014

Dear friends

We’re now deep in production for Eye 88, which will feature articles by Robert Hanks, Rick Poynor, Jim Boulton and Anne Miltenburg. And you can now read some of Eye 87 in full online, including ‘Glazed and confused’ (see Glamour doughnut, below) by Tom Harrad, and Patrick Baglee’s ‘Fry like a spy’.

Those of you who came to our last Type Tuesday event might be amused to hear that Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman recently created an edible version of Monotype’s Burlingame to celebrate the company reaching 5000+ Twitter followers.

glazed doughnut

Our next Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library, about ‘the ins and outs of book design’, will take place on 3 June 2014. We are changing the format of the evening slightly; there will be four segments of around twenty minutes each, featuring Jason Godfrey, Gerald Cinamon, Mark Thomson and the double act of Clare Skeats and David Pearson. We’ll conclude the evening with a panel discussion chaired by me and Simon Esterson, with plenty of time for audience members to ask burning questions about the past, present and future of book design.

About the participants
Jason Godfrey is a designer and the author of Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books. Jason also wrote ‘Naked words’, about type-only book covers in Eye 82.

Mark Thomson (Mark Thomson Design) is a designer and typographer, formerly of Taschen and HarperCollins, and a regular contributor to Eye. See ‘Ways of seeing design’ in Eye 83, Reputations: Kris Sowersby in Eye 79, and ‘Visions of Joanna’ in Eye 62.


Gerald ‘Jerry’ Cinamon, formerly Chief Designer at Penguin Books, designed many books for the publisher, including the History of Art series. We’ll be publishing an extract from his recent monograph Graphic Design: Gerald Cinamon in the forthcoming Eye 88.

Clare Skeats and David Pearson will talk about their design work for Pushkin Press (see below). Some of David and Clare’s work can currently be seen at David’s Kemistry Gallery show in Shoreditch in London.


Tickets for Type Tuesday are going fast, so please click here to get yours.


John L. Walters, editor

PS Type Tuesday dates for your diaries: 2 September and 2 December 2014 at St Bride Library, London. Read more about the next event at St Bride’s shiny new website.

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