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Eye newsletter
12 February 2020


Dear friends

We apologise for the delay in publishing the much-anticipated Eye 100, which has been rescheduled for late March. We believe it will be more than worth the wait.


Our next Type Tuesday event – ‘Show and tell: Exhibition design with Marina Willer and guests’ – at St Bride Library will take place on 3 March 2020. Look out for further details in the forthcoming blog post and in the next newsletter on 26 February.

Dates for your diary: our other Type Tuesday events in 2020 will be held at St Bride Library in London on 2 June, 8 September and 24 November.



One of Gérard Ifert’s photographs featured in photobook Paris Colours.

On the blog, read ‘Sunday photo-painter’, my review of Paris Couleurs (published by Éditions B42), a collection of Ektachrome photographs by Swiss designer Gérard Ifert (1929-2020).

You will also enjoy ‘Books received #42’, which briefly reviews Jessica Helfand’s Face: A Visual Odyssey, Esther Choi’s Le Corbuffet: Edible Art & Design Classics, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints and Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition.



Muriel Cooper and Ron MacNeil’s poster for a course at MIT entitled ‘Messages and Means’, 1974.

You can now read several reviews and articles from our archive including ‘Information and emancipation’ in Eye 98, ‘Generation font rent’ in Eye 97, ‘Paper trail of a digital pioneer’ (about Muriel Cooper) in Eye 96 and ‘Reading books and scrolls and screens’ in Eye 95.



‘BIO 26 – Common Knowledge’, the 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia, includes an exhibition of Eye 94’s multiple covers alongside many other items in the programme such as Erik Kessels’ ‘Photography in Abundance’, The Miha Artnak ‘Fake Good News’ and Russell L. Ackoff’s ‘From Data to Wisdom’.

The biennial continues until Sunday 23 February 2020 (as opposed to 9 Feb, as announced on some of its own website pages).



There are several events coming up at St Bride Library including ‘Where does the art go? Making art in the public realm’ with Mark Titchner on 20 February and ‘Behind Fleet Street – Tour of St Bride Foundation’ on the afternoon of 26 February.

See you there for Type Tuesday on 3 March, if not before.

Warmest regards from the Haggerston Riviera

John L. Walters, editor


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