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DON’T MISS THIS WEEK

30-31 May 2023

Design Thinkers Vancouver

Design Thinkers Vancouver

DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest graphic design conference organised by The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). It brings together voices from a range of disciplines to explore creativity, the design process, the future of design and design thinking. The twenty-fourth edition features speakers such as Tom Hingston (see Eye 45), Liza Enebeis (see Eye 100), Laurie Rosenwald (see Eye 103), and many more.

Admission: $150-670

Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Bc, V6B 2P1

1-25 June 2023

London Design Biennale 2023

With focus on contemporary design and design-led innovation, creativity and research, the theme for this years’ London Design Biennale is The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations. Across twenty-five days, over forty designers from all over the world will present their responses to the theme through thought-provoking and interactive installations.

Admission: from £23

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom

2-3 June 2023

Design Matters Tokyo 2023

Design Matters: Tokyo 2023

Design Matters Tokyo is a hybrid conference on digital design – made for designers, by designers. Across two days a series of talks will explore the most relevant topics for digital designers today and practical workshops will dive deep into design methods and processes. All the talks and workshops will revolve around three themes, which aim at defining and leading the agenda on the most important issues concerning UX/UI, innovation, tech, and sustainability.

Admission: from ¥25,000 (in-person) / from ¥10,000 (online)

Japan, 106-6224 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 3 Chome−2−1

3 June 2023

TypeParis: Now23 Conference

TypeParis: Now23 Conference

TypeParis brings together typography enthusiasts, graphic designers, art directors and type designers who seek to explain how typography has a visible impact on the world around us. Now23 is the first annual conference organised by TypeParis hosting talks by international speakers around graphic design, web design, motion design, publishing, visual identity, communication and type design. The programme includes talks by Sarah Boris (Eye 101), Erik Spiekermann (Eye 74), Irene Vlachou, LaTigre, Tilman Solé from Mucho studio (Eye 80), Ulrike Rausch, David Pearson (Eye 77), Camille Baudelaire, Fred Smeijers (Eye 90) and more to be announced soon.

Admission: €170-220

Now23, Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse, 257 rue de Vaugirard , 75015 Paris, France

3 June — 8 October 2023

Revolutions: Portfolios of prints from the GDR

Revolutions: Portfolios of prints from the GDR

The exhibition presents a collection of prints from the GDR, addressing various revolutions; October Revolution; the Peasants’ War; the November-; the French-; and the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. The selected etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and silkscreens convey a complex, sometimes critical approach to historical events that can still be relevant.

Admission: €2-4

Museum of Utopia and Daily Life, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3, 15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Above: November Erkundungen, Grafikmappe mit Arbeiten von Falko Behrendt und Joachim Lautenschläger, 1988; Museum Utopie und Alltag, Foto: Armin Herrmann

to 4 June 2023

A G Fronzoni

A G Fronzoni

Exhibition of Italian industrial and graphic designer, and architect A G Fronzoni, presenting his exhibition posters. Known for his minimalist, black and white visual language, as well and thoughtful and deliberate use of type, Fronzoni was a stern believer in the ‘less is more’ principle.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich

to 4 June 2023

Design Month Graz 2023

In 2023, Design Month Graz will look at the theme of ‘revolution’. In what way can and should design influence revolutionary processes? What do designers have to do with it? A look at the activist and political climate shows great confusion and frustration, the programme includes various events, exhibitions, tours and a symposium.

Marienplatz 1, A-8020 Graz, Austria

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to 9 June 2023

Dirk Koy: Intersection

Dirk Koy: Intersection

Digital exhibition of the artist Dirk Koy (see ‘Movers and shakers’ on Eye blog) will present a selection of works that investigate the intersections of urban space and nature and the real and digital worlds, all of them adapted to the unique screens of the space.

The exhibition takes place during the MMMAD festival (Festival Urbano de Arte Digital de Madrid).

You can read about Dirk Koy’s motion design in Eye 104.

Admission: free

Roca Madrid Gallery, Calle de José Abascal, 57, 28003 Madrid, Spain

to 10 June 2023

Cherry Pop

Mr Edwards: Cherry Pop

‘Cherry Pop’ is a solo exhibition by illustrator, typographer and image-maker Mr. Edwards (see ‘Mr Edwards’ Crap Book’ on Eye blog), presenting his limited edition pop art silk screen prints.

Admission is free. Open Wednesdays and Thursdays 11-5pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 11-6pm.

Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA

to 16 June 2023

Stefan Sagmeister, Richer and Poorer, historic canvas with inserts, lacquered wood and stainless steel, 2023

Stefan Sagmeister: Now is better

A solo exhibition of work by designer Stefan Sagmeister (see Eye 53) features original lenticular prints as well as adapted historical paintings that visualise long term statistics on global development. The themes explored in this series range from life expectancy to home ownership rates over the course of fifty/two hundred years.

Patrick Parrish Gallery, 50 Lispenard Street, New York, NY 10013

Above: Stefan Sagmeister, Richer and Poorer, historic canvas with inserts, lacquered wood and stainless steel, 2023

to 17 June 2024

The Originals

The Originals

‘The Originals’ is an exhibition that celebrates the power of magazine cover art. Presented in partnership with Coverjunkie, the original art pieces alongside their corresponding magazine covers and physical publications displayed together provide a glimpse into the dynamic relationship between art and media. Featured are works by Jack Davison (see Eye 100), Carlota Guerrero, Duran Lantink, Katrien de Blauwer (see Eye 99), Beni Bischof and Kwesi Botchway.

Admission is free / Open Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm

Madé van Krimpen, Prinsengracht 615 , Amsterdam, The Netherlands

to 18 June 2023

Dafi Kühne: Book printing posters?

Dafi Kühne: Book printing posters?

In the age of digital design and personalised online advertising, does it make sense to use letterpress printing to produce posters? The practice of the Swiss graphic designer and letterpress printer, Dafi Kühne (see Eye 100), responds to this question with a resounding yes.

In this exhibition, 100 letterpress posters will demonstrate the sheer variety of letterpress printing. In his process Kühne uses a wide variety of tools for printing; from computers to pantographs; lead, wooden or plastic type; clichés and linocuts; as well as experimental materials and techniques such as laser cuts, milled type, textile materials, cast surfaces or other objects.

Admission is free.

Museum for Printing Art Leipzig, Nonnenstraße 38, 04229 Leipzig

to 18 June 2023

The Palace of Typographic Masonry

In ‘The Palace of Typographic Masonry‘ designer Richard Niessen collects objects characteristic of visual communication – from signs to ornaments, from methods and techniques to the history and practice of graphic design. The exhibition showcases the imagination of graphic designers through nine categories: sign, symbol, ornament, construction, poetics, play, order, craft and practice. Included in the exhibitions are works by Karel Martens (see ‘Let the object speak’ in Eye 11), Hansje van Halem (see ‘Strategy of excess’ in Eye 98), Wim Crouwel (see ‘Electrifying the alphabet’ in Eye 62), Harmen Liemburg, Experimental Jetset (see ‘Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)’ in Eye 92), Thonik (see ‘Designing with urgency’ in Eye 99), Moniker, Irma Boom (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 88), Ott Metusala, Farah Fayyed, William Jacobson, Edgar Walthert, Benjamin McMillan and Åbäke (see ‘Walk in book’ on Eye blog).

Admission: pay what you like

Graphic Matters, Terheijdenstraat 1, 4811 AW Breda, The Netherlands

to 19 June 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 24 June 2023

Decorated Papers

The exhibition includes over 200 papers from the early 18th century to the present day from Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A variety of techniques were employed including engraved metal plates, carved fruitwood blocks and lithography. From the sumptuous gold and silver to the humblest serving only to disguise printers’ waste, they all found a place in the book trade hierarchy.

Admission is free (call first to ensure access).

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

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 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.

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 2 July 2023

Annabel Moeller: Friends to frontiers

Annabel Moeller: Friends to frontiers

Annabel Moeller’s work spans over three decades of photography during a career defined by her sense of adventure, and one that has taken in an astonishingly diverse cast of characters. This exhibition is a retrospective collection of Annabel’s work to date presented in a series of chapters from her carefree beginnings creating with film in darkrooms in the 1990s, to the fast-paced world of the infinite digital environment.

Admission: £10-22.50 / Open every Sunday and Thursday 10am – 4.30pm

Farleys House and Gallery, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, BN8 6HW, UK

to 2 July 2023

Street Art Fest Grenoble

Street Art Fest Grenoble

The ninth edition of the Street Art Fest will gather nine participating cities in the Alpes: Grenoble, Saint Martin d'Hères, Seyssinet-Pariset, Meylan, Pont de Claix, Champ-sur-Drac, Fontaine, Vizille and Saint Martin Le Vinoux. The programme features thirty participating artists who will add new creations to urban landscapes. Other activities include exhibitions, workshops, concerts, activities and projections, as well as a journey in augmented reality.

Find out more information on the official website.

to 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

to 3 July 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 5 July 2023

Masterful unique pieces: 100 years of binding art

Masterful unique pieces: 100 years of binding art

The exhibition gives an insight into the development of contemporary artistic binding in Germany. It features examples from the beginnings in the manual binding by Leipzig bookbinders in the early 20th century to the present day. Hand-bound books, varied paper stocks, tools, materials and workshop impressions document the continuous innovation of binding art, as well as influences from neighbouring European countries.

Admission is free.

Museum for Printing Art Leipzig, Nonnenstraße 38, 04229 Leipzig

to 8 July 2023

Signals: How Video Transformed the World

Bringing together a diverse range of work from the past six decades, Signals reveals the ways in which artists have posed video as an agent of global change—from televised revolution to electronic democracy. The exhibition highlights over 70 media works, featuring works of John Akomfrah, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Cokes, Amar Kanwar, New Red Order, Nam June Paik, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms, Stan VanDerBeek, and Ming Wong among others.

Read about motion graphics in the upcoming issue of Eye 104.

Admission: $18-25

MoMA, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

to 16 July 2023

General Idea

General Idea

General Idea was a Canadian artist collective (1969-94) 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).

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 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

to 6 August 2023

Judith Joy Ross

Featuring approximately 200 photographs, this exhibition charts Ross’s work through all her major projects as well as smaller series and individual images that have never been seen before. Together, these bodies of work explore what it means to be a citizen and a human being, forming a profound portrait of our age.

Admission: $14-25

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

Above: Untitled, Eurana Park, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 1982, by Judith Joy Ross. © Judith Joy Ross, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

to 27 August 2023

Digital impact

‘Digital Impact’ is an art and design experience between the physical and virtual worlds that will showcase the work of internationally renowned digital artists such as Refik Anadol, Universal Everything (see Eye 88), Random International (see Eye blog), Brendan Dawes (see Eye blog) and Field, as well as local Domestic Data Streamers, Alba G. Corral and Antoni Arola.

Admission: €12-15

Design Hub Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, Barcelona, Spain

to 28 August 2023

Moï Ver

A retrospective that brings together more than 300 mostly unseen works and documents of painter, graphic artist and photographer Moï Ver. Having trained as an artist at the Bauhaus, and studied in Paris under Fernand Léger, Moï Ver’s works are examples of photographic modernism, showcasing his experimental vision and an impressive mastery of photographic montage.

Admission: €12-15

Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

to September 2023

Ettore Sottsass: La Parola (The Word)

Ettore Sottsass: La Parola (The Word)

The exhibition includes a selection of drawings, objects, writings and unpublished works that together create a visual and literary anthology of Ettore Sottsass’ original narrative vein. Lists, descriptions, confessions, diaries, comments, stories, magazines, manifestos, fanzines, articles, speeches, conferences and reviews reveal the great diversity of forms in which the word appears in designer’s work.

Admission: €5

Triennale di Milano Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano, Italia

Above: La Parola, installation view, foto Gianluca Di Ioia, © Triennale Milano

to 3 September 2023

Signs of the Seaside

‘Signs of the Seaside’ will explore how lettering and typography have evolved to play a fundamental role in our experience of the English seaside providing a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of graphic design in identifying our coastal towns. The exhibition features research and typographic works from Justin Burns and new commissions from graphic artists, singwriters and illustrators, including Anthony Burrill (see ‘Over the rainbow’ in Eye 75), Amy Goodwin, Marion Deuchars (see ‘Out of hand’ in Eye 80), Emma Carlow and many more.

Read Justin Burns’ series on graphic language of the British seaside on Eye blog: ‘Resorting to type’, ‘Are we there yet’, ‘Books of seaside revelations’, ‘Pier review‘, ‘Artificial sunshine’, ‘Sea, sky, paint and pattern’ and ‘Waves of popularity’.

Admission: £5-8

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP

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 9 September 2023

Italy: A New Collective Landscape

Italy: A New Collective Landscape

The problems facing us during this global moment, together with continuous ecological and social transformations, constitute the starting point of the works created by the young Italian designers presented in ‘Italy: A New Collective Landscape’. The exhibition focuses on the projects, products and new practices of designers, who are committed to meeting the challenges posed by the current emergency, starting with the climate crisis and the repercussions that this has on reality itself.

Admission: €9-12

ADI Design Museum, Fondazione ADI, Piazza Compasso d’Oro, 1 Milano

to 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.

to 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.

17 September 2023

The F*Word: Guerrilla Girls and Feminist Graphic Design

The F*Word: Guerrilla Girls and Feminist Graphic Design

In this exhibition, the activist group Guerrilla Girls (see ‘The myth of genius’ in Eye 38) developed work that takes a critical look to MK&G collection. Starting off with sharing some of the posters designed by the collective, the show includes some 400 works dating from 1870 to the present day. Alongside the exhibition, Rimini Berlin studio designed a display focusing on women type designers and Distaff Studio devised ‘art education’ stations.

Admission: €8-14

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg

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 21 October 2023

Biennale Internationale de design graphique

Biennale Internationale de design graphique

Fourth edition of graphic design biennale organised by Le Signe in Chaumont, France. Along with a rich series of workshops, events, lectures, meetings and twelve exhibitions, the programme will announce and exhibit the winners of the thirtieth International Poster Competition.

Admissions: €6-9

Le Signe, Centre National Du Graphisme, 1, place Émile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont

to 29 October 2023

Subscription to Mischief: Graffiti Zines of the 1990s

Subscription to Mischief: Graffiti Zines of the 1990s

‘Subscription to Mischief’ explores 1990s graffiti zines with a special focus on the making of Skills zine. It highlights original works by prominent and lesser-known writers of the ’90s through the pieces, throwups and handstyles featured in letters, flick trade photos and magazine submissions.

Lectures, gallery tours, and other special events (both in-person and online) will accompany the exhibition throughout its run.

Admission: $5-10

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

to 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

to 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

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

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1-25 June 2023

London Design Biennale 2023

With focus on contemporary design and design-led innovation, creativity and research, the theme for this years’ London Design Biennale is The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations. Across twenty-five days, over forty designers from all over the world will present their responses to the theme through thought-provoking and interactive installations.

Admission: from £23

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom

2-3 June 2023

Design Matters Tokyo 2023

Design Matters: Tokyo 2023

Design Matters Tokyo is a hybrid conference on digital design – made for designers, by designers. Across two days a series of talks will explore the most relevant topics for digital designers today and practical workshops will dive deep into design methods and processes. All the talks and workshops will revolve around three themes, which aim at defining and leading the agenda on the most important issues concerning UX/UI, innovation, tech, and sustainability.

Admission: from ¥25,000 (in-person) / from ¥10,000 (online)

Japan, 〒106-6224 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 3 Chome−2−1

3 June 2023

TypeParis: Now23 Conference

TypeParis: Now23 Conference

TypeParis brings together typography enthusiasts, graphic designers, art directors and type designers who seek to explain how typography has a visible impact on the world around us. Now23 is the first annual conference organised by TypeParis hosting talks by international speakers around graphic design, web design, motion design, publishing, visual identity, communication and type design. The programme includes talks by Sarah Boris (Eye 101), Erik Spiekermann (Eye 74), Irene Vlachou, LaTigre, Tilman Solé from Mucho studio (Eye 80), Ulrike Rausch, David Pearson (Eye 77), Camille Baudelaire, Fred Smeijers (Eye 90) and more to be announced soon.

Admission: €170-220

Now23, Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse, 257 rue de Vaugirard , 75015 Paris, France

3 June — 8 October 2023

Revolutions: Portfolios of prints from the GDR

Revolutions: Portfolios of prints from the GDR

The exhibition presents a collection of prints from the GDR, addressing various revolutions; October Revolution; the Peasants’ War; the November-; the French-; and the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. The selected etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and silkscreens convey a complex, sometimes critical approach to historical events that can still be relevant.

Admission: €2-4

Museum of Utopia and Daily Life, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3, 15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Above: November Erkundungen, Grafikmappe mit Arbeiten von Falko Behrendt und Joachim Lautenschläger, 1988; Museum Utopie und Alltag, Foto: Armin Herrmann

6 June 2023

Type Tuesday: Cover to cover

Eye magazine hosts its popular Type Tuesday which will be all about books, with designers Nico Taylor and Jack Smyth presenting their notorious ‘Cover Design Wheel of Fortune‘.

Using real-life case studies across a variety of publishers Nico and Jack will look at various aspects of the cover design process: from briefing forms to the cover meeting, from the pressures of designing a best-seller to what makes something ‘good’ – and much more …

More details and further guest announcements to follow.
St Bride Foundation, Tuesday 6 June 2023 in the Bridewell Hall 7-9.30pm
Tickets £12.50, £10 members/concessions, £8 students

All proceeds go to support St Bride Foundation

10 June 2023

By Design Conference

By Design Conference

By Design Conference is an international multidisciplinary conference focused on design and design thinking, for designers, entrepreneurs and creative minds. A group of speakers will share their personal experience and pragmatic insights on how to put theory into action, to share how good design is takes place and how powerful it can be. Speakers include Irma Boom (see Eye 88), Mitch Paone (see upcoming issue of Eye 104), Mike Meiré, Tove Blomgren, and many more.

Admission: €350

Bratislava (TBC)

12-22 June 2023

Typographics 2023

Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its nineth year, is focused on contem­porary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. Events such as workshops, book fair and type labs are planned through­out June in New York City and online.

The Typographics conference will take place 16-17 of June with an international cohort of speakers, including Pascal Zoghbi (see ‘Beyond Latin’ in Eye 90), Muk Monsalve, Craig Ward, Jonathan Barnbrook (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 15), Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, Ximena Amaya, and many more.

Read Eye’s detailed coverage of Typographics 2021 in Eye 102.

Typographics conference: $230-507/ ‘Pay what you can’ for online access / For other tickets information visit the website.

The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street The Great Hall New York, NY 10003, United States

29 June — 1 July 2023

Latin American Design Festival 2023

Latin American Design Festival 2023

The Latin American Design Festival (LADFest) is the first design festival in Latin America. As an annual event, it brings together conferences, workshops and exhibitions to promote, share and position Latin American design.

Admission from $110.

Teatro Municipal de Lima, Jirón Ica 377, 041, Lima, Perú

16 June 2023

An imperfect index

An imperfect index: conversations on graphic design

‘An imperfect index’ is a series of talks and conversations on varied practices in graphic design, discussing experimental publishing, collaboration, accessibility, diversity, representation and intersectionality, among other topics. Speakers include Kelly Walters from The Black Experience in Graphic Design, co-author of Extra Bold (see Eye 102) Kaleena Sales, Nina Paim who is a co-founder of Futuress (see ‘Designers are only human’ on Eye blog), Arjun Harrison-Mann from Studio Hyte and Zed Gregory who runs They Them Studio.

Admission: £5-10 / online and in person.

Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

29 June — 12 July 2023

Legacy of Letters 2023: Letterpress in Italy

The 2023 edition of ‘Legacy of Letters’ will focus on type and printing with visits to five letterpress print shops and one silkscreen printer as well as five or six libraries to see examples of outstanding calligraphy, typography, and printing from the Renaissance to the 20th century. ‘Legacy of Letters 2023’ will conclude with a four-day letterpress workshop at the Tipoteca in Cornuda led by printers Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos of Peter Kruty Editions.

Tickets: $3500-4000 (10 spaces)

Archivio Tipografico, Tallone Editore, Il Buon Tempo, Officina Typo, Anonima Impressori, Fallani Venezia, and Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione

Above: Sayre Gaydos choosing ink colours during Legacy of Letters 2022 at the Tipoteca.

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JULY 2023

27 July — 29 October 2023

Visual Poetry: Contemporary Posters from Iran

Visual Poetry: Contemporary Posters from Iran

Presented here is a new donation to the museum’s unparalleled collection of Iranian poster art with works from the past twenty years. While some of these affirm Western preconceptions of Islamic aesthetics, others radically undermine them in ways that take us by surprise. With their poetic, often symbolically coded visuals that cut through the cultural and political restrictions of the regime, the posters reflect the creative license that comes into play in times of political turmoil.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich

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ONLINE + ONGOING

Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.