Events

DON’T MISS THIS WEEK

7 February 2023

Judging a Book by its Cover

Judging a Book by its Cover

Organised by ADC Annual Awards, this discussion panel will take a closer look at the art of designing book covers with designers Chloe Scheffe (see ‘Rethinking editorial design’ in Eye 100), Rodrigo Corral and Pablo Delcan (see ‘Encyclopedic ambitions’ in Eye 99). Designer Matt Dorfman will moderate the panel.

Admission is free / online / 12-1pm (EST)

9 February

#TDC68 Best in Show Panel with Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov

#TDC68 Best in Show Panel with Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov

Organised by the Type Directors Club (TDC), this online panel with Michael Bierut (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 24) and Jonny Sikov of Pentagram (see ‘Colin Forbes 1928-2022’ on Eye blog) will focus on the identity for International Center for Photography, which won ‘best in show’ prize in the 68th TDC awards. The panel, led by Ksenya Samarskaya, will delve deeper into the story behind the project.

Admission is free / online event / 12-1pm (EST)

9 February 2023

Hello my name is… Cheryl Miller

Hello my name is… Cheryl Miller

In this talk, Dr. Cheryl D. Miller will present her multifaceted practice as a graphic designer, writer researcher and activist. While leading a social impact focused design firm, Miller is a decolonising design historian with a strong focus towards ending the marginalisation of BIPOC designers through civil rights activism.

Hello my name is… is a series of talks organised by Graphic Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, US.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 1pm (PDT) / 9pm (GMT)

to 10 February 2023

Poem

Poem

Exhibition presenting the complete range of Poem editions published during its first three years of existence. The Frankfurt-based publishing house, headed by Jérôme Knebusch, publishes editions related to typography and text-based art, ranging from typefaces to art editions and critical essays. Thus, ‘Poem’ brings together a type foundry, a publishing house and an art gallery – activities that are usually distinct and separate.

Admission is free, Open from Thursday to Saturday, 2pm to 6pm and by appointment.

Galerie Modulab, 28 rue Mazelle, Metz, France

Read 'From gothic to roman, almost’, Jan Middendorp’s appraisal of Poem co-publication Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, edited and designed by Jérôme Knebusch, in Eye 102.

11-12 February 2023

Graphika Manila

Graphika Manila 2023

Two day conference featuring practitioners and projects from the fields of design, animation, illustration and beyond. Speakers include designer Beeple (Mike Winkelmann), type designer and educator Jo Malinis, illustrators Soleil Ignacio as well as Dan Fajardo and many others.

Admission from ₱2,150.00

SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Philippines

to 12 February 2023

Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes

Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes

‘Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes’ is not an exhibition of posters as art, but of art that incorporates found, re-configured, and even shredded posters as raw material for making new art, repurposing the poster’s innate ability to communicate succinctly and en masse. Curated by R. J. Rushmore – writer, curator, and public art advocate.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Michael De Feo, Untitled (Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson for The Kooples, 2016), 2021.

to 12 February 2023

In plain sight

In Plain Sight

‘In Plain Sight’ is an exhibition that unfolds across four themes: symbolism of the eye; bias in visual perception; eyewear and identity; and the interconnection between senses. It will examine the tools that shape how we view the world through historical and contemporary artworks and objects, including examples of eyewear from the 1600s to the present day, and scientific and medical items investigating visual perception.

Admission: Free

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, UK

Above: Seana Gavin, Hungary, 1999, from ‘What We Wore’ by Nina Manandhar

to 12 February 2023

Air India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue

Air India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue

‘Rogue’s Gallery’, published by Air-India in 1977, was a catalogue showcasing the airline’s most iconic travel posters produced from 1946 to 1972. The star of these posters was Air-India’s beloved mascot, the Maharaja; characterised by his oversized moustache, striped turban, corpulent belly, and aquiline nose, the mascot would go on to become the face of the airline and propel the company to the forefront of advertising genius in the mid-20th century.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

to 12 February 2023

Grown up in Britain: 100 years of teenage kicks

Grown up in Britain: 100 Years of Teenage Kicks

Exhibition in celebration of teenage life in the UK from the roaring 1920s until today. Going beyond the headlines, the exhibition chronicles the lived experiences and impact of young people, their scenes, sounds and styles, through photographs, objects and personal stories.

Admission is free

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Wl, CV1 5QP, Coventry, UK

Above: Gursharanapal Singh Chana / Museum of Youth Culture

12 February — 2 July 2023

Coded: Art enters the computer age, 1952–1982

Coded: Art enters the computer age, 1952–1982

Launching at LACMA is Coded: Art enters the computer age exhibition, which examines the origins of what we now call digital art. The exhibition will feature artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, designers and filmmakers who work directly with computers, algorithms and other systems to produce their work,

Admission: $10-20

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

[top]

CURRENTLY ON

to 16 February 2023

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann: photodrawings

An exhibition of new and partially unpublished works by Christoph Niemann (see ‘Storytelling giant’ in Eye 72) in Berlin. In his photodrawings, Niemann reshapes and extends photographs he has taken around the world with illustrated figures and objects. The exhibition includes both original artworks as well as c-print editions.

Admission is free / open Tuesday to Friday, 2-6pm

Kicken Gallery, Kaiserdamm 118, 14057 Berlin

to 19 February 2023

Haettenschweiler from A to Z: Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer and Artist

Haettenschweiler from A to Z: Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer and Artist

Walter F. Haettenschweiler (1933–2014) is best-known as a designer of title fonts that are refreshingly different to the mainstream. A passionate artist and collector, he is most known for his legendary Schmalfette Grotesk, and the Lettera volumes published jointly with Armin Haab. This show is the first ever presentation of the complete work of this charismatic Swiss designer.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungs­strasse 60, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

to 19 February 2023

An alternative history of photography

An Alternative History of Photography

The history of photography is often told as a chain of relationships connecting one great maker to the next, however, the real history is much more complicated. This exhibition explores new ways of looking at the traditions and timelines of photography.

Admission: £8 / £5

Photographer’s Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW London, UK

to 19 February 2023

Chris Killip, retrospective

Chris Killip: Retrospective

Chris Killip’s continued efforts to value and document the lives of those affected by the economic shifts in the North of England, throughout the 1970s and 80s, have made him one of the most influential figures of British Photography. This retrospective exhibition of more than 140 works serves as the most comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work to date and includes previously unseen works.

Admission: £8 / £5

Photographer’s Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW London, UK

to 19 February 2023

Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today

Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today

Curated with Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition will explore design from the birth of surrealism in 1924 to the current day; spanning classic Surrealist works of art and design as well as contemporary surrealist responses. It will bring together the best in Surrealist design, from furniture, interior design, fashion, photography and artworks from Surrealist pioneers such as Salvador Dalí, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Leonora Carrington and Lee Miller, through to contemporary artists and designs, such as Schiaparelli, Dior, Björk.   

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Bocca (Sofa), 1970 © Gufram/Studio65, photo: Jürgen HANS © Vitra Design Museum

to 19 February 2023

Atelier ter Bekke & Behage

Atelier ter Bekke & Behage

The exhibition illustrates the rich history of the Atelier ter Bekke & Behage, as they celebrats the 25 years of collaboration. Through a selection of works, from visual identity to publishing and signage, the exhibition is an opportunity to question the relationship between graphic designers and commissions, particularly in the public and cultural sectors. The creations are presented in three thematic chapters: reflections, applications and immersion.

Admission: €9

Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Place Émile, Goguenheim, 52000, Chaumont, France

to 26 February 2023

Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre

Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre

Taking you deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the immersive video installation is the result of three years filming in the world's largest rainforest. Seeking to overcome the inherent challenges of representing climate change, this is Mosse’s most ambitious project to date. A selection of the artist’s photographs from the project will be displayed alongside the installation, including large-scale photographs that have not been exhibited in the UK before.

Admission: £15/20

180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA, UK

to 25 February 2023

M/M (PARIS): En Toutes Lettres

M/M (PARIS): En Toutes Lettres

Following the publication of a book of the same title, the exhibition will focus on an ongoing series of typographic silkscreen posters by M/M (Paris). The series celebrates, commemorates and promotes artistic projects and cultural objects, in the standardised format of urban advertising networks.

Admission is free.

43, rue de la commune de Paris 93230 Romainville, France

to 26 February 2023

New Ideas in Visual Language

New Ideas in Visual Language

New Ideas in Visual Language features new Letterform Archive acquisitions from curatorial fellow Vivian Sming. This pop-up exhibition presents books and prints that highlight unusual letterforms, modular typography, unique and collaborative reading experiences, and contemporary artists using language in their work.

Admission: free

Letterform Archive, 2325 3rd St Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107, US

to 26 February 2023

Soheila Sokhanvari: Rebel Rebel

Soheila Sokhanvari: Rebel Rebel

Sokhanvari transforms the Curve into a devotional space, populated with exquisite miniature portraits of glamorous cultural figures from Iran. The project spotlights the rarely told histories of these women, who pursued creative careers in a culture enamoured with Western style but not its freedoms.

Admission is free

The Curve, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, London, UK

to 26 February 2023

International children’s book exhibition

International Children’s Book Exhibition

This year’s children's book exhibition in the Klingspor Museum will be extremely colourful. As colour plays an important role in our human experience, the exhibition will experiment with ways in which we experience and interact with colour. The exhibition is paired with a programme of tours, readings and workshops – including calligraphy and cyanotype.

Tickets: €1-2.5 / under-18 admission is free

Klingspor Museum, Herrnstrasse 80, 63065 Offenbach, Germany

to 27 February 2023

Christian Marclay, Centre Pompidou

Christian Marclay’s first exhibition in Paris since 2007. No Clock, but many of his music-based works, including Surround Sounds (2014-15); Subtitled (2019), All Together (2018); Graffiti Composition (1996-2002); Video Quartet (2002); Guitar Drag (2000); and Marclay’s new work Doors (2022).

Open Mon and Wed-Sun 11-9pm; late opening every Thu, 11-23pm. Closed Tue. Tickets €14-17, booking recommended.

See ‘Smash hits and sound gardens’ in Eye 37.

Galerie 1, niveau 6, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Above: Christian Marclay, Aaaaahhh (2006)

to 4 March 2023

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders: Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper

Filmmaker, playwright and a pioneer of New German Cinema in the 1970s, Wim Wenders (see ‘Instant object of desire’ Photo Critique by Rick Poynor), will present his photographic works in an immersive exhibition. Featured will be the 3D installation of Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper, a film tribute to the American painter who was a source of inspiration to Wenders throughout his career. The exhibition will also present three new photographs of the artist.

Admission is free / pre-booking is essential / open Wednesday to Saturday, 11-5pm

Galerie Bastian, Taylorstrasse 1, 14195 Berlin

to 5 March 2023

Wild things are happening: the art of Maurice Sendak

Wild Things are Happening: the Art of Maurice Sendak

First major retrospective of the works by Maurice Sendak. On view will be more than 150 sketches, storyboards and paintings, including original artworks from his most famous books: Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over There. The exhibition will also highlight Sendak’s love for music and performance arts, featuring his designs for opera, theatre, film, and television productions.

Admission: $9/25

See ‘Living, breathing picturebooks’ in Eye 90.

Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, US

to 5 March 2023

Yto Barrada, The Power of Two or Three Suns, 2020

Yto Barrada: Bad Color Combos

The exhibition presents an overview of the recent work of artist Yto Barrada, including film, textiles, photography, sculpture. This solo exhibition presents a selection of Barrada’s work of the last five years, together with new artwork conceived especially for the exhibition. In it, she continues to explore cultural phenomena, personal histories and natural processes.

Admission: €10-20

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Yto Barrada, The Power of Two or Three Suns, 2020.

to 10 March 2023

Polski Projekt

Polski Projekt: Polish posters and typefaces

Celebrating Poland’s rich heritage of graphic communication, Polski Projekt brings together work from two practices: poster and type design. The exhibition represents the history of both fields emerging from a society with strong socio-political disruptions, a cultural dependence on national traditions, and a slow pace of economic and commercial growth. On display are nearly 200 posters dating from the mid-20th century to the present day and numerous type specimens.

Admission is free

HMCT Gallery, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

to 26 March 2023

Grand stuff: label art from Ireland

Grand Stuff: Label Art from Ireland

Exhibition of Irish label art from the 1890s to the 1990s, including vibrant examples of labels for minerals, beers, whiskies, hotels, linens, groceries, and pharmacies. ‘Grand stuff’ also explores the social, cultural, political and technological changes that influenced production and proliferation of labels at that time.

Admission: free of charge

National Print Museum, Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, D04 E0C9 Dublin, Ireland

to 26 March 2023

to 30 March 2023

Spiegel Mirror: Monika Jäger and the Klingspor Museum

Spiegel Mirror: Monika Jäger and the Klingspor Museum

In her drawings and texts, Monika Jäger is a detailed observer of her environment. In this exhibition, the museum collection enters into a dialogue with the artist's works, featuring a bundle of works that combine art and science.

Tickets: €1-2.5 / under-18 admission is free

Klingspor Museum, Herrnstrasse 80, 63065 Offenbach, Germany

to 9 April 2023

Monochromatic Japanese Prints

Monochromatic Japanese Prints

With over 250 years of print history represented on display, this exhibition explores the monochromatic prints in Japan. Despite their limited palette, these works have a presence and immediacy rarely seen again in Japanese printmaking until the 20th century.

Admission: free

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, US

to 10 April 2023

Lee Miller – Man Ray : Fashion, Love, War

Lee Miller – Man Ray: Fashion, Love, War

Lee Miller was a model, photographer, muse, the first female war correspondent to report the horrors of the concentration camps liberated by American troops, and a twentieth-century icon. The exhibition Lee Miller – Man Ray : Fashion, Love, War presents approximately 140 photographs, ‘taking Miller out of Man Ray’s shadow’, to reveal their deep but complicated relationship more objectively.

See ‘The joy and sadness of dust’ photo critique by Rick Poynor on Eye blog.

Palazzo Franchetti, S. Marco, 2847, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

to 10 April 2023

Weird Sensations Feel Good: The World of ASMR

Weird Sensations Feel Good: The World of ASMR

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, triggered through sound, touch, and movement. This exhibition moves ASMR out from your screen and into physical space, presenting acoustically tuned environments and exploring the emerging field of creativity where designers and content creators try to trigger this sensation in their viewers.

Admission: £7.20–10.90

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

to 16 April 2023

Potest! Gestalten

‘Protest! gestalten’ Shaping Protest: Symbols, Gestures, Signals

An exhibition of works, photo campaigns, video and light installations, billboards, and other media that engage in protest. The topics of environment, peace, democracy, consumption, health, human rights, equality and diversity are explored in contemporary and historical contexts. Featuring works by Otl Aicher (see ‘Time after time’ in Eye 63); Noma Bar (see ‘Brief encounters and the pleasures of ambiguity’ on Eye blog); Oliviero Toscani (see ‘Dreaming in colours’ in Eye 91), Mitsuo Katsui (see ‘All we lack now are the clients’ in Eye 14), Barbara Kruger (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 5), and many more.

Admission: €6-8

Museum Ulm, Marktplatz 9, Ulm 89073, Germany

to 16 April 2023

With My Little Eye: Warnings for the Homefront

With My Little Eye: Warnings for the Homefront

Espionage for military purposes has been practiced for millennia, however ‘spy fever’ first became a recorded issue during the First World War. In the febrile atmosphere of the Second World War, where espionage was rife even among allies, and covert activities were vital, there was a booming, government inspired demand for propaganda posters warning of such risks. This small exhibition examines some of the most powerful images produced by Allied countries from this period.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

to 16 April 2023

Schoolgirls at War: French Propaganda Posters from World War I

Schoolgirls at War: French Propaganda Posters from World War I

In the final year of the First World War, the French government announced a student poster competition on the theme of voluntary rationing. While hundreds of images were submitted, only sixteen posters were printed – all drawn by young women between the ages of 13 and 16. At a time when a tiny percentage of professional poster designers were women, this collection stands as the largest representation of female voices in the field and one of France’s most widely circulated pieces of propaganda.

Admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

to 24 April 2023

Adana

Print Pound Notes!

The Adana printing press is 100 years old and to mark the centenary of the company St Bride Library is launching a new exhibition in January. The display will bring together for the first time a unique collection of material, including early drawings for the company’s first flatbed press, working examples of some popular 1920s models and photographs and documents from the Aspinall family archives.

On 31 January, there will be a talk with Bob Richardson who will present the story of Adana.

Admission is free (call first to ensure access).

See ‘James Mosley: A life in objects’ in Eye 90, ‘Escape from nostalgia’ and ‘Why we ♥ St Bride’ on the Eye blog.

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

to 30 April 2023

Borders of friendship

Borders of Friendship

During the Cold War, an ‘Iron Curtain’ ran through Europe, but even the borders between ‘friendly Socialist countries’ were politically sensitive and only allowed limited international movement. In the 1960s, rules became more relaxed, and millions of people took advantage of the new regulations, going on holidays, day trips and shopping tours to neighbouring countries. The exhibition highlights these diverse travel experiences, presenting travel catalogues, posters, maps, holiday souvenirs, postcards, photo albums and 35 mm films.

Admission: €2-4

Museum Utopie und Alltag, Standort Eisenhüttenstadt, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3, 15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Above: ČSSR, Malá Fatra-Gebirge 1974. Foto: Werner Großmann (Bundesarchiv Bild 183-P0215-41)

to 30 April 2023

Ink and Brush: The beauty and spirit of Japanese calligraphy

Ink and Brush: The beauty and spirit of Japanese calligraphy

Explore the rich history of Japanese calligraphy, from traditional forms to contemporary interpretations. This installation features works from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, showcasing the many varieties of calligraphy as an art form.

Admission: $14-25

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Ike Taiga (1723–1776), Calligraphy and Chinese Figures

to 1 May 2023

Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

This exhibition presents almost five decades of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and designs. Hepworth expanded the possibilities for sculpture and art’s purpose within modern society. Working in both abstraction and figuration, much of her art expresses our relationships with each other and our surroundings, and how art can reflect and alter our perceptions of the world.

Admission: £10.50

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG, UK

Above: Barbara Hepworth, Disc with Strings (Moon), 1969.

to 1 May 2023

Beth B, Scott B, Letters to Dad, 1979, video (still)

Who are you staring at? Visual culture of the no wave scene in the 1970s and 1980s

No wave was a new artistic scene that appeared in the low-rent areas of Lower Manhattan, in New York in 1978. The exhibition reveals many works that emerged from the scene often using DIY methods of production and aesthetics, including posters, cassettes and audio records, film and video. A series of screenings and performances run alongside the exhibition.

Open Mon and Wed-Sun 11-9pm; late opening every Thu, 11-23pm. Closed Tue. Tickets €14-17, booking recommended.

Galerie 1, niveau 6, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Above: Beth B, Scott B, Letters to Dad, 1979, video (still)

to 14 May 2023

Sincerely, Valentines: from postcards to greetings cards

Sincerely, Valentines: from Postcards to Greetings Cards

The exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s most pioneering and successful commercial photographers, James Valentine (1815-1879), best known for popularising the holiday postcard on a global scale. It features rare photographs, historic postcards, promotional company magazines, booklets and greetings cards.

Admission is free.

V&A Dundee, Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ, UK

to 14 May 2023

Helmut Newton. Brands

Helmut Newton: Brands

Exhibition presenting commercial works of German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton, who did not differentiate between magazine editorials and brand assignments when it came to composition and style. With over 200 photographs, the show features many unknown motifs from Newton’s collaboration with international brands.

Admission is free.

Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstrasse 2, D – 10623 Berlin, Germany

to 29 May 2023

Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

This exhibition highlights a series of data visualisations by W. E. B. Du Bois and his students at Atlanta University made for the installation, titled the ‘American Negro Exhibit’ at the 1900 World’s Fair. Through thematic groupings, the exhibition calls attention to how the progressive image of the fair was inequitable—reserved for the predominantly white, European artists, manufacturers, and audiences—and concealed the power mechanisms of nationalism and imperialism that drove this spectacle of progress.

Admission: $7-16

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128, US

to 25 June 2023

Hallyu

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Hallyu! The Korean Wave showcases the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion.

Admission: £20

V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

to 25 June 2023

Yinka Ilori: Parables for happiness

Yinka Ilori: Parables for Happiness

Yinka Ilori is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose bold visual language draws on his British-Nigerian heritage to convey new narratives. London’s Design Museum presents a vibrant display of Ilori’s work and his influences in 100 objects, ranging from artworks, photographs and furniture, to textiles, books and personal possessions.

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

The free display will coincide with London Design Festival 2022.

Above: Bank Street Basketball: Be The Best You Can Be. Photograph by Matt Alexander

to 22 July 2023

Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany

Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany

Pressing Politics exhibition explores the shared subjects and visual strategies of two key moments in 20th century political printmaking: the revival of German Expressionist graphics in response to a nationwide revolution in 1918, and the formation of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Print Workshop) in Mexico City in the late 1930s. Although rooted in distinct social and historical contexts, artists in both countries responded to their respective upheavals in print to communicate to a mass audience in forceful visual terms.

Admission: $10-25

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, US

to 4 September 2023

Designing Peace

Designing Peace

Designing Peace explores the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. The exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful interactions – from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.

Admission: $7-16

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128, US

to 7 July 2024

Designing the Social

Designing the Social

Exhibition examining socially driven ideas about living together, and exploring how Dutch society redesigned itself over the past 100 years. In a series of installations designers, researchers and curators select and (re)interpret pieces from archives to tell stories on social design.

Admission: €10.50

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, Netherlands

[top]


UPCOMING EVENTS

[top]

FEBRUARY 2023

7 February 2023

Judging a Book by its Cover

Judging a Book by its Cover

Organised by ADC Annual Awards, this discussion panel will take a closer look at the art of designing book covers with designers Chloe Scheffe (see ‘Rethinking editorial design’ in Eye 100), Rodrigo Corral and Pablo Delcan (see ‘Encyclopedic ambitions’ in Eye 99). Designer Matt Dorfman will moderate the panel.

Admission is free / online / 12-1pm (EST)

9 February 2023

#TDC68 Best in Show Panel with Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov

#TDC68 Best in Show Panel with Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov

Organised by the Type Directors Club (TDC), this online panel with Michael Bierut (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 24) and Jonny Sikov of Pentagram (see ‘Colin Forbes 1928-2022’ on Eye blog) will focus on the identity for International Center for Photography, which won ‘best in show’ prize in the 68th TDC awards. The panel, led by Ksenya Samarskaya, will delve deeper into the story behind the project.

Admission is free / online event / 12-1pm (EST)

9 February 2023

Hello my name is… Cheryl Miller

Hello my name is… Cheryl Miller

In this talk, Dr. Cheryl D. Miller will present her multifaceted practice as a graphic designer, writer researcher and activist. While leading a social impact focused design firm, Miller is a decolonising design historian with a strong focus towards ending the marginalisation of BIPOC designers through civil rights activism.

Hello my name is… is a series of talks organised by Graphic Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, US.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 1pm (PDT) / 9pm (GMT)

11-12 February 2023

Graphika Manila

Graphika Manila 2023

Two day conference featuring practitioners and projects from the fields of design, animation, illustration and beyond. Speakers include designer Beeple (Mike Winkelmann), type designer and educator Jo Malinis, illustrators Soleil Ignacio as well as Dan Fajardo and many others.

Admission from ₱2,150.00

SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Philippines

12 February — 2 July 2023

Coded: Art enters the computer age, 1952–1982

Coded: Art enters the computer age, 1952–1982

Launching at LACMA is Coded: Art enters the computer age exhibition, which examines the origins of what we now call digital art. The exhibition will feature artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, designers and filmmakers who work directly with computers, algorithms and other systems to produce their work,

Admission: $10-20

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

14 February 2023

A Byte Sized History of Computer Typography

A Byte Sized History of Computer Typography

In this online lecture organised by Letterform Archive (see ‘Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration’ in Eye 100), technologist, historian and type designer Ben Zotto will present different ways letterforms have been produced and how technology for print and for the screen eventually became the same thing.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 12-1.30 (PDT) / 8-9.30pm (GMT)

15 February 2023

Barrie Tullett: The joys of commercial obsolescence

Barrie Tullett: The joys of commercial obsolescence

Typographic artist, designer, lecturer, Barrie Tullet, will talk about the pleasure of using commercially obsolete print processes to create typographic art; the delights of the analogue; and the ‘thingy-ness’ of books. This talk is organised by Letter Exchange.

In person admission: £5-10 / 6.30-9pm
This lecture is also available as a live-stream event

The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT, London

16 February 2023

Hello my name is… Jimena Gamio

Hello my name is… Jimena Gamio

Los Angeles-based graphic designer, Jimena Gamio, will present her design practice spanning across cultural and commercial sectors with focus on identity systems, editorial design and typography.

Hello my name is… is a series of talks organised by Graphic Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, US.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 1pm (PDT) / 9pm (GMT)

21 February 2023

Reporting the climate crisis

Reporting the climate crisis

The upcoming talk in part of Stack’s series of events on magazine design is titled ‘Reporting the climate crisis’. The editors of two independent magazines will discuss their approaches on covering climate change: Martha Dillon of It’s Freezing in LA!, the climate change magazine that focuses on a different theme each issue; and David Reeve and Luciane Pisani of Where the Leaves Fall, which mixes art and activism to raise and improve awareness of the damage being done to the planet.

Admission: £6 (free for students) / 6-9 pm

Colours Hoxton, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

22 February 2023

Can design make the world a better place?

Can Design Make the World a Better Place?

In a world brimming with brands devoted to production and consumption and a design industry in service to the brands, how can design make a difference in a world beset with crises? Using examples from the past and his own collaborations, Clive Russell – co-founder and designer at Extinction Rebellion’s Art Group – will show how the past can help reconnect design with its social purpose and why uncertainty is a friend.

In-person tickets £8-12 / Doors open 6.15pm / Talk begins 7pm
Online tickets £3-5 / Talk begins 7pm via zoom

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Read ‘Extinction Rebellion: Truth works’ in Eye 100.

23 February 2023

Hello my name is… Siyun Oh

Hello my name is… Siyun Oh

Graphic designer and art director Siyun Oh will share how her applied arts and graphic design background shaped the translation from 2D graphics into 3D spaces through materiality and scale in her practice. Her work encompasses art direction, visual identity systems, exhibition design, signage and wayfinding

Hello my name is… is a series of talks organised by Graphic Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, US.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 1pm (PDT) / 9pm (GMT)

23 February 2023

Advocating for Design with Emily Cohen

Advocating for Design with Emily Cohen

In this talk organised by The Type Directors Club, designer Emily Cohen will discuss the current state and perception of the design industry and pose questions on how we all can better advocate for our profession.

Admission: $5-15 / in-person / 6.30-8.30pm

The One Club, 450 W 31st St, Floor 6, New York, NY 10001 US

[top]

MARCH 2023

2 March — 10 September 2023

Made in Japan

Made in Japan: 20th Century Poster Art and Design

Japanese poster design reflects the country’s rich visual culture and printmaking tradition, and was used throughout the 20th century to represent the country to domestic and international audiences. This exhibition explores the cultural and political shifts within modern Japan that influenced the functions and messaging of its advertising posters, and how those posters were subsequently received by the public.

Admission: $8-12

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Kamekura Yūsaku, Japan, 1988.

2 March — 10 September 2023

Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party

Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party

The posters in this exhibition chronicle how the Black Panther Party devised a specific graphic language to reaffirm Black humanity and decommodify Black life. Its heroic images of party members, widespread distribution of printed materials like The Black Panther newspaper, and political campaign posters allowed the Black Panther Party to control its own narrative and brand Black nationalism to advance a communal revolution.

Admission: $8-12

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Designer Unknown, An Attack Against One Is An Attack Against All, 1968.

3-4 March 2023

Cha Che Chi

Cha Che Chi

Organised by the Type Directors Club, Cha Che Chi is a virtual conference dedicated to Latin American typographic culture. Across two days, invited speakers will showcase Latin American design and typography in a series of talks and presentations. Across two days the digital stage will welcome Alejandro Magallanes (see ‘Femicide posters’ in Eye 49), Beatriz Lozano, Yani Arabena (see ‘Typographics 21’ in Eye 102), Ximena Jiménez, and Raphaël Verona among others.

Admission: $35 (students) / $75 (educators) / $90 (general)

4-17 March 2023

31/100: A G Fronzoni

31/100 — A G Fronzoni

Monographic exhibition celebrating the works of Italian graphic designer, publisher, architect and educator, AG Fronzoni, on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Made up of design ephemera, series of posters, a collection of artefacts as well as design testimonies, the exhibition will feature pieces preserved at the AIAP/CDPG Documentation Center on Graphic Design in Milan.

Admission is free.

Galleria AIAP, via Amilcare Ponchielli 3, 20129 Milano

9 March — 24 June 2023

HELLO LA: Clive Piercy – Inside the Mind of a Designer

HELLO LA: Clive Piercy – Inside the Mind of a Designer

HELLO LA is a survey of works by designer, author and educator Clive Piercy (1955-2017). The exhibition will present Piercy’s 40 years of projects that include radical uses of typography and the humorous blending of British and American design.

Admission: free (reservations recommended) / Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12–5pm

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, California 91103, US

Above: Roxy advertising campaign, creative direction by Clive Piercy.

14 March 2023

Freedom in Restriction: My Journey with Kufi

Freedom in Restriction: My Journey with Kufi

In this online lecture organised by Letterform Archive (see ‘Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration’ in Eye 100), artist, author and educator specialising in early Arabic calligraphy, Joumana Medlej, will share her a journey through the tradition of Arabic calligraphy, focusing on the art of bringing form to the formless.

Admission is free / Online via zoom / 12-1.30 (PDT) / 8-9.30pm (GMT)

23-25 March 2023

OFFF BARCELONA 2023

OFFF Barcelona

The 22nd in-person edition of OFFF Festival will feature a three day programme of conferences, workshops, masterclasses, installations, and creative sessions. Covering a variety of design disciplines, the event will explore projects in graphic design, art direction, photography, branding, illustration, UX design and typography among others. The line-up includes James Victore (see ‘Writing on the wall’ in Eye 30), someform, Studio Blup (see ‘Remixing the here and now’ in Eye 100), Rubén Alvarez, and Gab Bois , with more speakers to be announced.

Admission: €281.88

Disseny Hub, Barcelona, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 38, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

30 March 2023

Designing Type Revivals

Designing Type Revivals

Following publication of their book Designing Type Revivals in May 2022, designers Riccardo Olocco and Michele Patanè, will provide their reflections on what is a type revival, how to analyse a historical model and how to approach the design from a contemporary perspective.

In-person admission: £8-12 / 7-8.30pm (BST) / door open at 6.15pm
Online admission: £4.50-6.50 / 7-8.30pm (BST)

See ‘The Nebiolo legacy’ in Eye 102 and ‘Letters from Italy’ in Eye 84.

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ

[top]

APRIL 2023

1 April — 16 July 2023

General Idea

General Idea

General Idea was a Canadian artist collective (1969 – 1994) that rose to international prominence with its theories of identity, appropriation of consumer imagery, and AIDS activism. This retrospective on the trio brings together more than 200 works, including major installations, publications, videos, drawings, paintings, sculptures and archival material.

Admission: €10/22.50

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Read Siân Cook’s ‘General Idea: Infiltrate, infect and mutate’ in Eye 30 (1998, back issue still available from ESco).

7 April — 30 July 2023

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

Ai Weiwei's first exhibition focusing on design will mix recent works with commissioned pieces, inviting us into a meditation on value and humanity, art and activism. Through his engagement with material culture, Ai explores the tension between past and present, hand and machine, precious and worthless, construction and destruction.

Admission: £7.50 / £15

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Above: Ai Weiwei, 2022 © Rick Pushinsky

14-15 April 2023

Design Tangle 2023

Post Design Tangle 2023

Spanning two years, four locations, and a patchworked, online hub, the Post Design Tangle is a two day festival with a series of talks and workshops. The third chapter of the event centres around the theme of ‘community’, questioning what can we learn from collective design practices, cooperative business models and strategies of co-creation, as well as how might they help move us beyond narrow narratives of single authorship?

Admission: DKK 300-500

HUSET-KBH, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466 CPH K

20-21 April 2023

Dehache 2023

Dehache 2023

Running for 23 years now, Dehache is an international graphic design festival, taking place in Mexico across two days. For the 2023 edition, speakers include illustrator Malika Favre (see ‘xxx’ in Eye 100), designer Verónica Fuerte of Hey studio, designer Quique Ollervides, Pupila studio, and many more yet to be announced. Organised by Tipos Libres.

Admission: Mex$1,800

Querétaro, México

21-22 April 2023

Mouvo 2023

Mouvo 2023

Prague’s annual digital art conference, where graphic design, film, animation and technology intersect. Across two days a series of workshops and talks will take place under the theme ‘NEW.0’; exploring everything and anything new. The topic of newness and novelty will be your guide to creating compelling visual identities and storytelling in the ever changing 2020s.

Admission: CZK 1,800-2,000

UMPRUM Technology Center, Mikulandská 134/5, Prague

27 April — 5 November 2023

The Revolution Will Be Digitised: Typefaces from Emigre & FUSE

The Revolution Will Be Digitised: Typefaces from Emigre & FUSE

In 1984, the Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, ushering in a new era of digital type design. That same year, Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko founded Emigre Graphics in San Francisco. A few years later, in 1991, FUSE was founded by Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft as both a printed and digital publication, becoming a unique showcase for experimental digital-typeface designers and typographers. This show explores Emigre and FUSE through their posters announcing new, progressive digital typefaces.

Admission: $8-12

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

27 April — 5 November 2023

Advertising Type: Women in Digital Design

Advertising Type: Women in Digital Design

Unlike general advertising posters, type specimen posters are targeted to graphic designers who are in the market to buy or use a typeface in a project. All of the posters in this exhibition advertise digital typefaces, showcasing the myriad women who are thriving and expanding the world of type design.

Admission: $8-12

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, US

[top]

MAY 2023

9-14 May 2023

ATypI 2023 Paris

ATypI 2023 Paris

The sixty-sixth annual conference of the Association Typographique Internationale, ATypI Paris 2023 is devoted to everything imaginable related to type design and typography. The conference will feature a programme of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, tours, demos, exhibitions, type walks, discussions, and opportunities for networking and socialising.

Admission: $250–575

11-12 May 2023

All Flows 2023

All Flows

All Flows is a new creative, digital and technology conference taking place in Milton Keyes, UK, across two days. The programme includes speakers from across the worlds of graphic design, animation and motion graphics, game design, sound art, photography and digital innovation, as well as film screenings and tours. Speaking at the conference will be Claire Cook and Joel Gethin Lewis from Universal Everything, motion designer Kate Dawkins, designer Ian Anderson (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 71), designer Stefanie Pasavec (see ‘Designing MyFry’ at Eye blog), among many others.

Admission: £150

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA, UK

13 May — 24 September 2023

Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols

Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols

From the STOP sign to the laugh-cry emoji, symbols play a critical and ubiquitous role in everyday life. As communication tools designed to break language barriers, symbols instruct, protect, entertain, connect, and communicate beliefs. This exhibition demonstrates how symbol design is a dynamic and collaborative effort through which individuals and communities have created, adopted, and redesigned symbols over time.

Admission: $7-16

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

[top]

ONLINE + ONGOING

Ongoing

39. GMK Online sergi post

The 39th Graphic Design Exhibition of the Turkish Graphic Designers Association

This year the annual GMK Graphic Design Exhibition, a recollection of graphic design in Turkey since its debut in 1981, is being held online. The GMK Graphic Design Exhibition Digital Archive will also be publicly accessible in the coming months, displaying this recollection and allowing closer examination of the work and shifting tendencies in Turkish design over the past 39 years.

Ongoing

Yuri Suzuki Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom

A community-focused, multi-sensory installation exploring the nature of communication through the interactive deployment of sound. Curated by Alter-Projects and designed by sound artist, designer, and electronic musician, Yuri Suzuki.

Brown Hart Gardens, North Mayfair, London.

Free access

Online

NNP_Home_RTT2020_--1024x585

Reverting to Type 2020: Protest Posters

Reverting to Type 2020 is an exhibition of letterpress artwork with something to say, an international exhibition showcasing progressive letterpress artwork by 100 artists from seventeen countries, alongside the work of specially invited collaborators, including John Anstiss, Shelley Bird, Sarah Boris, Dennis Gould, Peter Kennard and Stewart Lee. (See Word play in Eye 101). The full exhibition contents can be seen at: revertingtotype.com

Ongoing

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest

A new exhibition featuring more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, T-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning the 1800s to today. In sections exploring the many ways to voice dissent, the show and catalogue will chart a typographic chant of resistance across more than a century of protest graphics and showcase typographic anger and agency as it is seen in the streets, on the printed page, and even on the bodies of demonstrators.

Admission: $10

Letterform Archive, 2325 3rd St Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107, US

Ongoing

EVB_81HWoAQF1Nm

Letterform Archive Online

The Letterform Archive have made their Online Archive public access. You can now enjoy virtual access to nearly 1500 objects and 9000 hi-fi images from their collection.

See ‘Access all areas’ by Claire Mason on the Eye blog and ‘Letterform Archive: Objects of inspiration’ in Eye 100.

Ongoing

DesignInterview1Q

Design Interview 10Q

A series of design talks – with Matteo Bologna, Erik Brandt, Dafi Kühne, Thomas Kronbichler and Niklaus Troxler, with more to come – curated by graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti. You can watch the interviews on the @designinterview10q IGTV and YouTube channel.

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69.

Ongoing

Soho Photography Quarter

Soho Photography Quarter

Soho Photography Quarter is a permanent new outdoor cultural space, presenting the very best of contemporary photography, for free. A tranquil and accessible cultural space only seconds from Oxford Street, Soho, Photography Quarter will present a rotating, open-air programme of site-specific and interactive artworks, which will change twice a year. The presentations will feature a significant art frieze in the main square, large-scale over street banners, plus moving image projections, soundscapes and other interactive works depending on the project.

Soho Photography Quarter, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW

Ongoing

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions)


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions)

MOCA has reinstalled the monumental wall work by Los Angeles–based artist Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions) (1990/2018). The emblematic red, white, and blue artwork was originally commissioned by MOCA in 1989 for the exhibition A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, and was last installed in 1990 on the south wall of MOCA’s building.

MOCA Gaffen, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Above: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions), 1990/2018, on view October 20, 2018–November 2020 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, photo by Elon Schoenholz.

Ongoing

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Focusing on the ethics of design, this lecture discusses the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dives into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing.

See Peter Buwert’s ‘Design’s ugly truths’, a review of Ruben Pater’s The Politics of Design, in Eye 93.

ongoing

7628_Bill+Owens_Our+House+is+Built+with+the+Living+Room+in+the+Back_1971_PDNB+Gallery_LR

The 1970s

The decade marks a historic turn in art history for photography. No longer was traditional landscape and documentary photography the same. Photography shared the spotlight with painting.

Online exhibition on the website of the PDNB Gallery.

Above: Bill Owens, Our House is Built with the Living Room in the Back, 1971.