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Eye monthly newsletter
28 August 2014

Dear friends

Eye 88 is finally out and has reached subscribers, bookstores and magazine shops across the world. We hope that all our readers are enjoying the new issue, which includes features about book design, Rick Poynor’s piece about French artist Raynal Pellicer, a Reputations interview with Irma Boom and my article about Pegasus, the 1970s / 80s magazine designed by Derek Birdsall.

Some of our readers have been posting pictures of Eye 88 on Twitter and Instagram …


… like Catherine Griffiths (@studiocatherine) in New Zealand (above) who remixed the retouched 1940 photo of Brenda Marshall taken by George Hurrell (from Pellicer’s collection ‘À Fonds Perdu’) featured on the cover.

Colours May Vary (@Colours_mayvary) in Leeds made a composite of spreads from Robert Hanks’s extensive article about contemporary book publishing, ‘To have and to hold’.


Last Saturday’s edition of The Stack on Monocle Radio featured me and Simon Esterson, talking about Eye and other magazines, including Riposte, AA Files, Print Isn’t Dead and The Believer. Listen to the 30-minute programme here.

Our next quarterly Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library, themed ‘No end of print?’, will take place next week on Tue 2 September 2014. We’ll be packing the stage with printers, designers, photographers and publishers to discuss the past, present and future of printing – people such as Richard Owers (Pureprint), Matt Wade and Clair Neal (Kin), Martin Usborne (Hoxton Mini-Press), Richard Ardagh (New North Press), Michael Burman (F. E. Burman), Oz Osmaston (Calverts) and Marcroy Smith (People of Print) plus more experts, prophets and print-makers in the audience.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion chaired by me and Simon Esterson, and we will be running the usual pop-up Eye shop complete with a selection of bargain back issues. Tickets are available here.

Eye86 on press


John L. Walters, editor

PS The final Type Tuesday date of 2014 for your diaries: 2 December at St Bride Library, London.

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