22 May 2024

Peter Saville

Peter Saville in conversation with Jack Self

Renowned Art Director and Graphic Designer Peter Saville will be in conversation with Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review Jack Self on Wednesday May 22nd.

Doors: 19:00, Talk: starting at 19:30 / General admission: £11.55

Sarabande Foundation, 22 Hertford Road, London N1 5SH

23-26 May 2024

BIG Biennale

Biennale Internazionale Grafica

Biennale Internazionale Grafica (BIG) is a widespread festival dedicated to communication design and visual cultures. BIG aims to promote visual communication design outside the inner circle of experts. The festival includes four days of exhibitions, talks, workshops, social projects and events with open access spread throughout the city, starting at the main hub of Milano Certosa District together with the ADI Design Museum.

FREE ENTRY to all events spread throughout the city.

Main hubs:
Milan Certosa District
ADI Design Museum, Piazza Compasso d'Oro, 1

18 May — 5 January 2025


Out of Site: Survey Science and the Hidden West

Out of Site focuses on three technological revolutions to examine how visual technologies, artistic interventions, and the workings of state power have evolved in tandem with the Western landscape: wet-plate photography, used to theorize geological processes; the rise of aerial photography and pattern recognition; and the increasing use of drones, satellites, and other long-range photographic technologies to image secretive sites, military installations, and other technologically-mediated locales. The exhibition features 90 artworks, archival materials, and devices ranging from mammoth plate cameras to drones.

Admission: Adult $18, senior and student $14, child $8

Autry Museum of the American West, George Montgomery Gallery, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

15 May — 8 September 2024

Design Discoveries

Design Discoveries: Towards a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN

What does design mean to you? Join the conversation at Japan House London, where Japan’s leading creators share inspirational design that spans disciplines, regions and eras.

Admission free, booking recommended

Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00; Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00-18:00

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

16 May — 13 October 2024

Now You See Us

Now You See Us

Women artists in Britain 1520-1920

This exhibition follows women on their journeys to becoming professional artists. Featuring artists such as Mary Beale, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Butler, Laura Knight and Gwen John, whose 1902 self portrait is shown above. These women challenged what it meant to be a working woman of the time by going against society’s expectations – having commercial careers as artists and taking part in public exhibitions.

£20, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

21 May 2024

Garry Fabian Miller: The Light Gatherers

Garry Fabian Miller

This lecture features contemporary fine art photographer Garry Fabian Miller for the last in a series of lectures looking at the central role of The Darkroom in his life and within chemical photography, concluding with new work exploring his evolving colour world.

Admission: Free, booking required

Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

See ‘Reputations: Garry Fabian Miller’ in Eye 93.



to 26 May 2024

Graphic Days

Graphic Days® festival

The Graphic Days festival is an initiative dedicated to Italian and international visual design promoted in Turin since 2016. The ninth edition of the international visual and social design festival will take place at the Flashback Habitat spaces in Turin. An exhibition itinerary, a permanent work space and a calendar of events including conferences, workshops, live performances, DJ sets and activities for children, in the main headquarters and spread throughout the city, will interpret the title “A kind of future".

Admission: find prices here for daily tickets, workshops and events.

Flashback Habitat, Corso Giovanni Lanza, 75, 10131 Torino TO, Italy

to 26 May 2024

Typographic Jazz

Using a mismatched set of nineteenth-century wood block letters, Jack Stauffacher reimagined type as abstract form; his experiments in inking and layering led to an extraordinary body of unique monoprints. This exhibition explores the iconic Bay Area printer’s playful, rarely seen work, and includes more than 100 prints, sketches, iterative proofs, and other experiments to help us understand his creative process.

Admission is free.

Letterform Archive, 2325 Third St. Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107, US

to 26 May 2024

My Verses Are Like Dynamite

Exhibition of a series of small booklets with poetry opposing the Nazi propaganda between 1943 and 1945, written and designed by Curt Bloch. Presented will be all 95 original issues of the Het Onderwater Cabaret, accompanied by insight into the production of their covers, which Bloch adorned with photomontages put together using materials from newspapers and magazines at his disposal.

Admission is free.

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery, Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969, Berlin

Above: Cover of Het Onderwater Cabaret by Curt Bloch, 30 Aug 1943

to 30 May 2024

Mudlarking: Unearthing London’s Past

The highlight of the exhibition is a complete alphabet of Doves Type from The Doves Press, a private printing press joint-founded by Emery Walker and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson in the first decade of the twentieth century – the first time a full set of Doves Type has ever been exhibited. Until recently, the pieces lay at the bottom of the River Thames, following a spectacular falling out between the Press’s founders. The exhibition also includes other mudlarked finds, including fossils, prehistoric flint tools, Roman coins and pottery, Medieval pilgrim badges, Tudor fashion accessories, seventeenth-century children’s toys, Georgian personal adornments and Victorian curiosities.

The Emery Walker Trust, Emery Walker's House, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London W6 9TS ​
For booking enquiries please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)208 741 4104 .

to 31 May 2024

Miniature Masterpieces: 100 Years of Irish Stamps

Stamps provide a unique perspective on how we see ourselves and how we wish to be seen. Designed originally to show prepayment of postage, the humble stamp gradually became much more than a receipt as it transformed into an object of rare artistry, a symbol of nationhood and a miniature ambassador that quietly represents nations and their peoples throughout the world.

On display are 760 original Irish stamps, along with artwork, design proofs, printing plates, and other materials.

See also ‘A century of lick and stick’ on Eye blog.

Admission is free.

National Print Museum, Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 E0C9, Ireland

to 2 June 2024

Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace

London-born Bert Hardy (1913-95, UK) was an influential English press and documentary photographer known for his work for Picture Post magazine.

Opening Times: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu-Fri: 10am-8pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 11am-6pm. Fridays free from 5pm.

Venue: The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW.

to 2 June 2024

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

This is the largest exhibition of Saul Leiter’s work to take place in the UK, featuring 171 photographs alongside a selection of more than 40 of Leiter’s lesser-known paintings. Leiter photographed every day for sixty years, keenly observing daily life and discovering beauty on the streets of the East Village neighbourhood where he lived his entire adult life and which became his enduring subject. The exhibition is curated by Anne Morin, co-produced by the Rencontres d’Arles and DiChroma Photography, Madrid with the collaboration of the Saul Leiter Foundation, New York.

Admission: £5.75 - £11.50 / Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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

to 13 June 2024

Age Of Icons

Age of Icons

Banksy, Grayson Perry, and Tracey Emin

Age of Icons looks into the work of three British art icons—Grayson Perry, Banksy, and Tracey Emin. This carefully curated exhibition showcases a small selection of some their most impactful works.

Hang-Up Gallery, 10D Branch Place, Hoxton, London N1 5PH

to 16 June 2024

Pet Lamp

Pure Gold. Upcycled! Upgraded!

This exhibition looks at the reuse of waste items and their transformation into design objects through artistic processes. The exhibition is complemented with a virtual platform and local workshops. The cornerstones of this project are ethics, responsibility, internationalisation and co-creation. The Disseny Hub Barcelona presents a selection of work by both its curator, Volker Albus, and renowned figures in local design with pieces of the collecctions of the Museu del Disseny-DHub. Organized by the ifa with the collaboration of the Goethe-Institut and the support of the DHub.

Admission is free.

Disseny Hub Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona

Photo: Pet Lamp. Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, 2019. Photo: ACdO

to 21 June 2024


Dreams of dreams of dreams

Dreams of dreams of dreams
is an exhibition and public programme which explores the transformative power of imagination when fuelled by a collective resolve to dismantle the status quo. Continuously re-imaging alternative presents, the collective body creates new tools and paradigms. Through artistic exploration, the exhibited works and activities delve into the experience of precarity as a shared condition for common survival. Dreaming thus becomes a communal practice—a process to be contextualized, cultivated, safeguarded, and nurtured. Within this space, we are offered the opportunity to rehearse new worlds together and to train our capacity of dreaming-in-common.

Every Friday & Saturday 12-5PM

Onomatopee, Lucas Gasselstraat 2a, 5613 LB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

to 29 June 2024

Lettres d’amour

Between lettering, graffiti, calligraphy and character design, the ‘Lettres d'amour’ exhibition explores contemporary lettering practices through cross-disciplinary, multimedia, multi-dimensional, scholarly and vernacular approaches. Featuring the works of Benoît Bodhuin (see Eye 103), Bye Bye Binary, Hélène Marian (see Eye blog), Émilie Rigaud, Velvetyne Type Foundry and others.

le Bel Ordinaire, espace d’art contemporain, les Abattoirs, allée Montesquieu, 64140 Billère, Pau, France

to 29 June 2024

Design and gender (WT)

The comprehensive exhibition ‘Design and Gender’ addresses issues of equality and difference in the society through a design lens.

Admission: 25-45 NIS

Design Museum Holon, Pinhas Eilon St. Holon, 5845400, Israel

Above: Flex, Tim Meakins

to 30 June 2024

Working Women

Working Women – the art of Sheila Robinson and Chloë Cheese

Working Women focuses on the art of Sheila Robinson (1925-88) and also shows examples of the work of her daughter, Chloë Cheese (b.1952), whose early life was influenced by living with her mother in Great Bardfield with its community of artists. Mother and daughter were educated at the Royal College of Art, and drawing is at the heart of both practices, which encompass fine art, printmaking, and commercial illustration.

The book, Sheila Robinson – Balance, Humanity and Nature, is also available to purchase from

Admission is free.

The Fry Art Gallery, 19a Castle St, Saffron, Walden CB10 1BD

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

to 4 August

Arab Design Now

Arab Design Now

Arab Design Now presents a survey of local and regional design talent across disciplines, from architectural and material innovations to contemporary crafts, furniture, fashion, graphic, and object design.

Various venues, Doha, Qatar. Tickets.

to 11 August 2024

Japan: Myths to Manga

Young V&A’s very first exhibition presents an atmospheric trip through Japanese history, exploring how landscape and folklore have influenced Japan’s culture, technology and design.

Tickets: £10

Young V&A, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

to 11 August 2024


Biophilia: Nature Reimagined

Biophilia: Nature Reimagined brings together more than 80 imaginative works, including architectural models and photographs, objects, fashion, digital installations, and immersive art experiences that collectively highlight the transformative power of nature.

Open daily from 10 am-5 pm, 10 am-8 pm on Tuesdays.

Exhibition included in general admission. 18 and younger free / General admission $15-$22

Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Level 2, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, Colorado.

Photograph by: Fernando Alda Fotografo

to 8 September 2024

Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli, this major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of Enzo Mari, an Italian designer whose work have inspired generations of creatives around the world. This retrospective which debuted at Triennale Milano in 2020, will span Mari’s 60-year career and bring together hundreds of his projects, ranging from furniture, children’s books and games, product and graphic design, to more conceptual installation-based works.

Admission: £9-20

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

Above: Enzo Mari Exhibition, Photo by Eva Herzog

to 8 September 2024

Quentin Blake: Book Covers

This exhibition features 60 of Blake’s book covers from the 1960s to the present: from mid-century Penguin paperbacks to finely crafted special editions. First editions are shown alongside reproductions of original artwork from Blake’s archive that show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs.

The travelling exhibition will be available at the following locations:

8 July — 17 September 2023
Aberdeen Art Gallery

2 October — 30 October 2023
South Dublin Libraries

10 February — 11 May 2024
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

29 June — 8 September 2024
Oxfordshire Museum

to 8 September 2024

Dawn Movies

The Anatomy of a Movie Poster: The Work of Dawn Baillie

The Anatomy of a Movie Poster: The Work of Dawn Baillie highlights 34 iconic movie posters designed by Dawn Baillie which chronicle her pioneering 40-year career and showcases the evolution of the production and design of movie posters over the past 35 years, from paste-ups to the use of digital technology. Baillie’s designs stand out for their remarkable simplicity and unconventional execution, while being some of the most recognizable movie posters in cinematic history. She designed posters for blockbusters like Dirty Dancing, Silence of the Lambs, and Little Miss Sunshine, inspiring curiosity and, in many cases, creating instant icons.

Admission: Adults $12, students $8, seniors $8, children under 18 free

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

to 8 September 2024

Wonder City

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters highlights 80 works, which follow a timeline of how New York City was represented to travelers, immigrants, and tourists during several consequential decades beginning in the late 19th century. The phrase “Wonder City,” originally coined by marketers, appeared in dozens of newspaper and magazine advertisements, as well as articles, postcards, and souvenir booklets. New York’s explosive growth during this time ultimately led to the creation of more travel posters than were designed for any other city in the world. The images included scenes of the city as seen from the water, from the ground and, eventually, from the air.

Admission: Adults $12, students $8, seniors $8, children under 18 free

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

to 22 September 2024

Paula Scher: Type is Image

With ‘Type is Image’, Munich’s Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum – continues its tradition of inviting important contemporary designers to 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 and ‘Graphic design live #15’ on the Eye blog.

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

Die Neue Sammlung, Türkenstrasse 15, 80333 Munich

to 24 September 2024

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

to 13 October 2024

Edward Bawden & Me

This eclectic exhibition celebrates the work of printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer Edward Bawden (1903-89). The show is curated by illustrator and printmaker Chris Brown, a friend of Bawden who has invited 30 artists and makers to respond to works by Bawden in The Higgins Bedford Collection.

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD

Free of charge. Opening Hours. Tue-Sat: 11am-5pm; Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday: 2-5pm. Closed on Mondays.

See ‘Friendships and glue’ and ‘Bawden galore’ on the Eye blog.

to 27 Oct 2024

Serpentine Sculpture


Serpentine presents a new large-scale sculpture by German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932, Dresden, Germany; lives and works in Cologne, Germany). Situated on the plinth at Serpentine South, in Kensington Gardens, STRIP-TOWER (2023) is on view and is the latest presentation in a long-standing series of public presentations in The Royal Parks since Serpentine's foundation in 1970.

Serpentine South, Kensington Gardens, London

to 1 December 2024

Collection Insights: Seven Perspectives

An exhibition exploring seven views on organising a collection. The seven perspectives have to do with analogue and digital design methods, virtual objects and provenance research, key figures in the history of Swiss graphic design and design in the public space. Taking these as its starting point, Collection Insights will examine selected objects in the collection from different angles and explore how the museum’s collecting, exhibiting, and educational activities are interconnected.

Admission: 12CHF / 8CHF

Museum für Gestaltung, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich




MAY 2024

21 May 2024

Garry Fabian Miller: The Light Gatherers

Garry Fabian Miller

This lecture features contemporary fine art photographer Garry Fabian Miller for the last in a series of lectures looking at the central role of The Darkroom in his life and within chemical photography, concluding with new work exploring his evolving colour world.

Admission: Free, booking required

Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

See ‘Reputations: Garry Fabian Miller’ in Eye 93.

22 May 2024

Peter Saville

Peter Saville in conversation with Jack Self

Renowned Art Director and Graphic Designer Peter Saville will be in conversation with Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review Jack Self on Wednesday May 22nd.

Doors: 19:00, Talk: starting at 19:30 / General admission: £11.55

Sarabande Foundation, 22 Hertford Road, London N1 5SH

21-26 May 2024

Łódź Design Festival

Lodz Festival

Łódź Design Festival (ŁDF) is a pioneering event, organized since 2007 by the Łódź Art Center foundation, supporting the development of the Polish creative sector, attracting both designers, producers, and distributors, and recipients not professionally related to this topic but who love good design. The upcoming eighteenth edition of the Łódź Design Festival takes the slogan ‘Comfort’ as the central exploration point, showing how contemporary design responds dynamically to the changing needs of society.

Admission: Ticket sales coming soon

Art_Inkubatora at the Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź, Poland, with festival events happening in other areas of the city.

22-24 May 2024

All Flows

All Flows, a two-day conference held in Milton Keynes, features Brendan Dawes, Lisbon-based Ilhas, Akil Benjamin (Comuzi), Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane) and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Alongside the conference days, there will be workshops on the first day led by photographer Laura Pannack and computer artist Lex Fefegha, plus a programme of film screenings, social events and other interventions throughout.

Early bird tickets from £150 available now.
Venue: Unity Place, 200 Grafton Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1UP

23-26 May 2024

Biennale Internazionale Grafica

A widespread festival dedicated to communication design and visual cultures. The festival includes four days of exhibitions, talks, workshops, social projects and events with open access spread throughout the city, starting at the main hub of Milano Certosa District together with the ADI Design Museum.

FREE ENTRY to all events spread throughout the city.

Main hubs:
Milan Certosa District
ADI Design Museum, Piazza Compasso d'Oro, 1

For more information email: [email protected]

23 May — 28 September 2024

The Vinyl Factory - Reverb
Virgil Abloh, 12-inch voices.

The Vinyl Factory - Reverb

80 Studios presents The Vinyl Factory — Reverb, a major multimedia exhibition exploring the intersection of art and sound. In the largest show of its kind, The Vinyl Factory brings together over 100 artists and musicians – working across mediums including visual arts, music, film and live performance.

180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA, UK

Admission £20
Open Wednesday - Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

25 May — 20July 2024

Everything That Happens

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Bringing together four distinct painters – Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and EJ Hauser – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today explores the formal and informal ways each of them make sense of the world through paint. Rather than attempting to define a movement in contemporary painting, it brings into focus the social relationships and networks that allow painters to share ideas - as well as spheres of influence and access to platforms. Through paintings and works on paper, viewers are invited to explore unconventional narratives and interpretive possibilities that challenge notions of artistic expression.

Admission is free. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am–5pm

KARST, 22 George Place, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3NY

29 May — 29 June 2024

Le Bel Ordinaire

Bienvenue au(x) club(s)

Astonishing editorial productions from the 1950s to 1970s, book clubs enabled a wide dissemination of literature in homes and the opening of a vast, joyful work space for great graphic designers. The Welcome to the club(s) exhibition invites us to dive into this adventure which demonstrated how visual audacity, manufacturing ingenuity or typographic adventures could give life to an object made of paper, fabric and of cardboard. Bienvenue au(x) club(s) invites you to travel back in time and explore the intimacy of objects loaded with memories. It allows you to browse works created by graphic designers who did not hesitate to break the literary codes of the time such as Massin, Pierre Faucheux, Jeanine Fricker, Jacques Darche, Jacques Daniel and many others.

Exhibition open Wednesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Le Bel Ordinaire, Les Abattoirs, Allée Montesquieu, 64140 Billère

30 May — 23 June 2024

Nan Goldin

Sisters, Saints, Sybils

By Nan Goldin

Gagosian announces Nan Goldin’s Sisters, Saints, Sibyls, the second presentation of Gagosian Open, a series of off-site projects that allows audiences to experience remarkable artworks in unusual contexts. Goldin begins her film Sisters, Saints, Sibyls (2004–22) with the myth of Saint Barbara, presenting the story of the early Christian martyr as a three-channel projection that echoes the triptych format of classical religious painting.

Tuesday–Sunday 10–6 / Gagosian Open, 83 Charing Cross Road, London

Photographs: Left - Lucy Dawkins. Courtesy Gagosian / Right - Nan Goldin in her Brooklyn, New York apartment, 2023. Photo: Jason Schmidt. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.

4 May — 2 June 2024

Design Month Graz

Design Month Graz

The Graz Design Month bundles and condenses the energy of the local creative industry within one month, makes it visible to the outside world and thus makes a central contribution to anchoring the creative industry in people's consciousness. It offers a (time) space for innovative projects - be it on an experimental or commercial level - and thus sharpens the awareness of the importance of design: It is not about purely decorative beautification (design as styling), but about economics Relevance (design as a development and value creation process) as well as the transformative power of design in business and society.

The Graz Design Month is coordinated and organized by Creative Industries Styria.

More information for events, exhibitions and workshops can be found here.

Creative Industries Styria, Marienplatz 1, A-8020 Graz, Austria


JUNE 2024

1 June 2024

Now 24

Type Paris: Now 24

Now24 conference brings together graphic design and typography enthusiasts and seeks to explain how typography has a visible impact on the world around us. Come to Paris to listen to a mix of inspiring speakers, evoking topics as broad as graphic design, web design, motion design, publishing, visual identity, communication and type design.

Early bird ticket €120, Regular ticket (before 14 May 2024) €170, Late ticket €220

Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse, 257 rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France

6-8 June 2024

Birmingham Design Festival: Process

Speakers include Aurélia Durand, Michael Johnson (see Eye 73), Jessica Hische (Eye 75), Annie Atkins, Daniel Eatock (Eye 73), Stefanie Posavec, Hamish Muir (Eye 94), Jim Sutherland (Eye 101) and our neighbour David Pearson (Eye 77), plus many more designers and graphic artists across the sectors: Graphic, Digital, Product and Illustration.

The organisers promise: ’With over 100 events across 20+ venues there’s something for everyone at BDF’.

See ‘Birmingham Design Festival 2024’ on the Eye Blog.

10-18 June 2024

Typographics 2024

The main Typographics conference will feature an international line-up of designers, with presentations about type and its use in graphic design, web design, publication design, book design, packaging, branding, corporate identities, advertising, motion graphics, and more.

Details on the website.

Typographics 2024, Cooper Union, New York City, United States.

11 June 2024

Paul Shaw

Reading Type Specimens: From Cicero to Spoonie Highdiddel Ladies’ Cicerone With Paul Shaw

This talk will closely examine the texts that typefounders used to display and promote their typefaces. Those texts have varied greatly, both over time and from typefounder to typefounder. Eighteenth-century typefounders, following the examples of William Caslon, relied on Cicero's First Speech against Catiline to show off their text types. Paul Shaw is a designer and design historian who has been researching type specimens both online and at collections in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco for the last three years.

In person: Friend of Saint Bride £7, general £10, students £5 / In person and online / 7.00-8.30pm

Online: Friend of Saint Bride £5, general £7, students £5

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ

12 June 2024

The calligraphy and lettering of W. A. Dwiggins

A lecture by Letter Exchange with calligrapher, typographer, design historian and educator Paul Shaw. The talk will be an overview of the calligraphy and lettering of American graphic designer W.A. Dwiggins (1880–1956) from his roots in the Arts & Crafts movement to Art Deco-influenced lettering and idiosyncratic scripts. Paul Shaw has been researching, writing about and lecturing on the life and work of W.A. Dwiggins since 1977.

Members £7, non-members £10, students £5 / In person and online / 6.30-8.30pm

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

14-15 June 2024

Typographics conference

The central Typographics conference, with workshops, tours, TypeLab, book fair, and more scheduled around it. Speakers include M / M Paris, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Tala Safie and Sanchit Sawaria.

Registration is now open. Registration for workshops and other events will be made available in the coming weeks and months.

The Cooper Union Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003 US

23 June — 6 July 2024

Typographic Disillusion I


Typographic Printing Program in Switzerland with Dafi Kühne is an all-round 2-week intensive summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design enthusiasts. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap between analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters. The participants will go through a number of analog tasks to experience the layout qualities of simple type-only layouts. All the experiments and layout exercises will be realized with traditional letterpress printing presses and physical type. Through this very slow but accurate analog process, the participants will learn to put emphasis on concept and micro typography.

Fees and deadlines: 1850CHF (until May 6, 2024), 1950CHF (after May 6)

This event will take place in Näfels, Switzerland. This is session one of two sessions offered during the summer.


JULY 2024


Oh Jacno!

An exhibition at Le Signe in Chamount gathers posters of 20 designers and 14 students, who took on a challenge to echo the work of Marcel ‘Jacno’ Jachnovitch (1904-89). Jacno (see Eye 79 and Eye 86) was a prolific French graphic and type designer known for Chaillot typeface, the NPT logo or the winged helmet on the Gauloises cigarettes packaging among others. Visitors can view the works from Sarah Boris (see Eye 101), Bureau 205 (see Eye 90), Anette Lenz (see Eye 101), Anja Lutz (see Eye 37), Michel Lepetitdidier and many others.

Admission: free, Wednesday–Sunday, 2–6pm

Le Signe, Centre national du graphisme, 1 place Emile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France




Philip Sayer: A journey through East Anglia

Philip Sayer: A journey through East Anglia

A digital exhibition presenting an extended series of photographs taken by Philip Sayer between 2005 and 2023 within a thirty-mile radius of his Norfolk home.

Through Sayer’s lens, the viewer is transported into a richly atmospheric vision of the region as an impressive sequence of images that sweep across its varied terrain. In his distinctive style – developed over the course of a professional photography career that spans six decades – deep darks meet fluctuating patches of vibrant light and between them a dynamic interplay of bold contrasts emerges.


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.


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



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:



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.



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.


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


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

See ‘Barbara Kruger: Reputations’ in Eye 5

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


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.



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.