Tuesday, 12:00pm
27 February 2024

Graphic design live #15

Paula Scher in Munich; Type Tuesday with Astrid Stavro and Luca Pitoni; Ellen Lupton in New York and online; Futuress and Brand New Life in Basel; UVA and Barbara Kruger in London.

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The Eye team members have curated a selection of current and upcoming events that piqued our interest. To stay up to date with exhibitions, conferences, talks and workshops, read the Eye Events page, updated weekly – depending on the slightly unreliable CMS (which we now hope has been fixed – fingers crossed).

Currently on

Paula Scher: Type is Image

To 22 September 2024

With ‘Type is Image’, Munich’s Die Neue Sammlung continues its tradition of inviting contemporary designers to make a site-specific installation. Paula Scher accepted this invitation with a walk-in exhibition that allows the public to immerse themselves in her world. From the floor to the walls to the hanging letters and posters, visitors are surrounded by Scher’s works.

See Reputations: Paula Scher in Eye 77.

Open daily 10-6pm, Thursday 10-8pm, closed on Mondays.

Die Neue Sammlung, Türkenstrasse 15, 80333 Munich

‘Paula Scher: Type is Image’ at Munich’s Die Neue Sammlung until 22 September 2024.

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Coming Soon

8M Special: Let’s Talk About Activist Practices No. 1
with Futuress, co-hosted by Brand-New-Life
4 March 2024, 12 noon CET
Location: InfoSpace, Auf dem Wolf 11, 4052 Basel, Switzerland. [Please ring the bell to enter the building.]

This open group conversation discusses politics and modes of social engagement. As a special event for International Feminist Day, this session will give space to discuss feminist activism. This event will not be recorded. Language: English and / or German.

Futuress group conversation at noon on Mon 4 March in Basel, Switzerland.

Futuress

Type Tuesday: We love books
5 March 2024, 7pm GMT
Location: St Bride Library, Bridewell Hall, London

‘We love books’, the first Type Tuesday of 2024, will be all about books and book design. We will be joined in person by two Italian-born designers – Luca Pitoni and Astrid Stavro. The evening will begin with a must-see presentation about Anita Klinz (1923-2013), ‘the first Italian art director’. Over two crucial decades at publisher Mondadori, Klinz transformed the look of Italian publishing. The forthcoming edition of Eye (106) will feature an English-language article based on Ostinata Bellezza, Luca Pitoni’s book about Klinz’s life and work.

Eye’s first Type Tuesday of 2024.

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Living with Type with Ellen Lupton
14 March 2024, 6:30pm EDT
In-person and livestreamed
Location: Cooper Union, New York and online

Ellen Lupton will share stories about people who learned to live with type and lead productive, possibly happy lives. Meet Type Mom (Ellen’s beloved alter ego), and learn about her book Thinking with Type, Third Edition. This all-new volume includes inclusive design lessons, gorgeous illustrations from the Letterform Archive, and visual essays about diverse writing systems created by expert typographers from around the globe.

Join Ellen Lupton, online or in person, at ‘Living with Type’ on 14 March 2024.

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Final weeks

UVA: Synchronicity

An exhibition of London-based artist collective United Visual Artists (UVA), featuring seven large-scale immersive works, several newly commissioned pieces and collaborations that explore our perception of space and time and challenge the ways we attempt to make sense of the world. Highly recommended.

Tickets from £20.

180, The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA

See the article ‘Attacked by music, type and light’ by Noel Douglas in Eye 76, the music issue (still available).

https://www.180studios.com/uva

UVA’s underground installation has been extended (again) until 17 March 2024.

UVA

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

The Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting London’s first solo institutional show of Barbara Kruger’s work in more than twenty years. The exhibition features installations, moving image works and some disconcerting soundscapes in the Serpentine building (including the bookshop and toilets). There are also Kruger signs on London taxis and on large-scale, immersive wraparound screens at Outernet Arts (Charing Cross Rd,
London, WC2H 8LH), every Monday until 22 April 2024.

Read Karrie Jacobs’ Reputations interview with Kruger in Eye no. 5. Kruger tells Jacobs: ‘I’ve always worked in editorial design.’

Admission free. Open Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm.

Serpentine South Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Free exhibition by Barbara Kruger at the Serpentine until 17 March 2024.

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