Events

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1-15 October 2022

Bucharest Graphic Days

Bucharest Graphic Days 2022

Bucharest Graphic Days will take place across two weeks in Romania, with the focus on country’s graphic design practices. Built principally around collaborations with cultural institutes and other cultural bodies from around the country, this multifarious participatory event is open to all those wishing to share their graphic design work with others. Programme includes ten exhibitions, four workshops and five days of talks.

Admission with a donation of €5-10. Conference places are limited, pre-booking essential.

Across various locations in Bucharest.

to 8 October 2022

Graphic Days Torino

Graphic Days Torino

During the seventh edition of Graphic Days Torino, the festival will be fully disseminated in the city in 6 main locations and with a calendar of over 40 events. Programme includes a calendar of exhibitions, workshops, talks, video projections and performances. This year’s theme will be explored in three iterations: ‘design for kids’, ‘design like kids and ‘design with kids’.

Admission: €15

Various locations in Turin.

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to 5 October 2022

Andy Summers: A Certain Strangeness

Andy Summers: A Certain Strangeness
Exhibition showing the works of Andy Summers, a British photographer and guitarist for The Police. The retrospective includes his various journeys; from the Altiplano in Bolivia to the narrow streets of Tokyo, as well as on stage and behind the scenes, aboard the tour bus with the landscape rushing by and enjoying candid moments of respite between gigs.

Admission: €8-11

Ernst Leitz Museum, Am Leitz-Park 6, 35578 Wetzlar

Above: Andy Summers, Cleveland 1982 (left), Andy Summers, Detroit 1982 (right), both photos: copyright Andy Summers

to 7 October 2022

MERCZbau

MERCZbau

Slavs and Tatars (see Eye blog) revisit the intertwined histories of the Ukrainian city of Lviv and the Polish city of Wroclaw as seen through the prism of a particularly eastern Orientalism. An installation featuring merchandise dedicated to a defunct Department of Oriental Studies offers a reflection on the shifting meanings of our enduring East/West divides and the human drama of migration, made so much more poignant by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Gallery admission by appointment.

The Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, US

to 9 October 2022

Posters for the Tokyo Olympiad
The show features posters announcing the Italian release of the film Tokyo Olympiad, one of the greatest sports documentaries of all time. Graphically, these images are a surprising hybrid of styles, celebrating the athleticism and beauty of the Games through photomontage, neo-Constructivism, and Italian modernism.

General admission from $8

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

to 9 October 2022

Experimental Marriage: Women in Early Hollywood
Women played fundamental role during the nascent years of the film business; behind the camera, through original stories, screen writing, adaptation, set decoration, costume design, film editing, directing, and producing. This exhibition serves as an introduction to these pioneers through the lobbycards that promoted their finished work.

General admission from $8

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

to 10 Oct 2022

Chris Ware

Developed in close collaboration with the artist, in partnership with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, this retrospective exhibition guides visitors through the work of Chris Ware.

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

Open 12–22pm every day except Tuesdays.

to 23 October 2022

bio 27: Super Vernaculars

bio 27: Super Vernaculars
The central theme for 27th Biennial of Design (BIO) in Ljubljana, explored a growing and ambitious movement that takes inspiration from vernacular and indigenous architecture and design traditions around the world to shape a radical vision for a more resilient and responsive future. BIO seeks innovative intersections development between architecture and the industrial and academic sectors.

All events tied to the biennial will be held at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, as well as at affiliate locations nearby.

Above: Carolien Niebling, The Sausage of the Future / photo: Emile Barret / supported by ECAL and published by Lars Müller Publishers

to 23 October 2022

Gilles de Brock: if it works, it is not just a temporary solution

Gilles de Brock: if it works, it is not just a temporary solution

Monographic exhibition of works by Dutch designer Gilles de Brock – an aficionado of DIY movement and adaptive, self-taught approaches to technology. On display will be his generative silkscreened or risograph printed posters, customised tools adapting to new media such as rugs or suits with patterns painted with an aerograph, as well as ceramic glaze work.

Admission is free

Le Signe – Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Pl. Emile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

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

to 22 October 2022

David King. The World Must Change
From the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, the British graphic designer David King’s protest posters gave left-wing causes a powerfully persuasive new identity. His extra-bold designs for the Anti-Nazi League, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the National Union of Journalists, and other organisations presented their messages with a graphic force and conviction that no-one could ignore. King was a master of hard-hitting typography with an equally assured command of the photographic image.

The exhibition will display key posters from his body of work, as well as his unmissable covers for City Limits, a radical weekly London listings magazine, which work like mini-posters.

Curated by Rick Poynor. Exhibition designed by Simon Esterson.
Gallery open Thursday to Saturday, 12-5pm.
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD.

See ‘Reputations: David King’ by Christopher Wilson in Eye 48 and Rick Poynor’s ‘Exposing the menace’ in Eye 95.

to 29 October 2022

Jenny Holzer: Demented Words

Jenny Holzer: Demented Words

Exhibition of Jenny Holzer’s most recent works, including paintings, ‘curse tablets’ and a monumental kinetic display packing presidential tweets.

Hauser & Wirth, 542 West, 22nd Street, New York 10011

to 30 October 2022

Here we are! Women in design 1900 – today

Here we are! Women in design 1900 – today

Exhibition in celebration of women who were previously omitted from the design canon. Featuring furniture, ceramics, glass work, jewellery, fashion, graphic design and textiles spanning a period of 120 years, the pioneering designers include Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray, Gunta Stölz, Greta Magnusson, Julia Lohmann, and many others.

Admission: €16.50

Kunsthal Rotterdam Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341 3015 AA Rotterdam

to 30 October 2022

Martine Syms: Neural Swamp

Martine Syms: Neural Swamp
Multi-channel immersive installation that builds upon Syms’s research into machine systems and the ways in which structures of power control our lives, inform our behaviours, occupy our minds, and shape how we see the world.

Admission: $14-25

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

to 30 October 2022

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

Raymond Briggs (1934-2022) is best-known for silent picturebook The Snowman (1978), but during his career, the illustrator was involved in many projects on family, grief, politics and social mobility. The exhibition presents Briggs most known artworks alongside his drawings, hand-lettered typography and page designs from his earliest commissions.

Admission: free

Gallery two, Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AA

to 1 November 2022

Spencer Tunick: Public Interventions

Spencer Tunick: Public Interventions

Exhibition of work by artist-photographer Spencer Tunick, presenting pieces that reflect on the artist’s work with abstraction, adornment, traditional group portraiture and the ‘body without clothing’. Public Interventions is Spencer Tunick’s first gallery show in 10 years and features new and unseen work.

Reflex Gallery, Weteringschans 79 A, 1017 RX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

to 6 November 2022

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
Maurice Broomfield's dramatic photographs captured factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition, depicting the remnants of the industrial revolution alongside emerging technologies. His work spans the rise of post-war industrial Britain in the 1950s to its slow decline into the early 1980s. From shipyards to papermills, and textiles production to car manufacture – he emphasised the dramatic, sublime and sometimes surreal qualities of factory work across the UK.

Free Admissions

Room 100, Photography Centre – The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Above: Assembling a Former for a Stator, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield for English Electric, 1960, printed 2007, Stafford, England. Museum no. E.3731-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield

to 6 November 2022

Raghubir Singh: Kolkata

Raghubir Singh: Kolkata

Exhibition of the Indian photographer Raghubir Singh, who over the years he created a complex and multi-layered photographic portrait of Kolkata. He developed a photographic stance that made use of the qualities of street photography, such as the snapshot aesthetic and unusual choices of cropping, though without distancing himself from the chosen subjects as ‘alienated and discarded’.

Tickets €8.50 – €13 / pre-booking essential

Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln

to 11 December 2022

Unknown Unknowns

Unknown Unknowns

The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, will be the nerve center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries will be hazy and permeable, and that will present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.

Admission: €5.50–16

Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6 20121, Milan

to 12 December 2022

Phantoms of Surrealism, Whitechapel Gallery

Phantoms of Surrealism
‘Phantoms of Surrealism’ will examine the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s.
The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Sheila Legge as Surrealist ‘Phantom’, TrafalgarSquare, London, 11 June 1936. Photograph attributed to Claude Cahun © Jersey Heritage Collections.

to 30 December 2022

Sissel Tolaas: RE_________

Sissel Tolaas: RE_________

For Norwegian-born Sissel Tolaas, smell is a vital yet often overlooked tool for communication, and one she has been exploring through her work for more than three decades. The exhibition RE_________ is the largest presentation to date of Tolaas’s work to date, asking questions such as: What is change? What is hidden beneath the building’s surface? How do scared people smell? How do we capture a single breath? What smells characterize a nation?

Admission is free.

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

to 31 December 2022

Sophie Douala: follow the black rabbit

Sophie Douala: follow the black rabbit

In this third edition of the graphic design series POST/NO/BILLS, designer Sophie Douala will present her immersive wall prints, filling the arches of the corridor in the heart of the museum — the patterns finding a place literally in between the structures of the museum. She will also showcase videos containing words evoking the mindfulness slogans currently popular on social media.

Admission: €10-20

Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Photo by Esmee Jakubowski

2022

Valencia 2022

Valencia World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization announced Valencia as the World Design Capital for 2022. More than 100 activities, 150 top-level speakers, 70 collaborations, 25 venues and nearly 100 entities are involved in the programme throughout the year.

Valencia, Spain

to 1 January 2023

Visions of Ancient Egypt

Visions of Ancient Egypt
The Sainsbury Centre presents a major new exhibition exploring the enduring appeal of ancient Egypt in art and design. Over 150 works drawn from collections in the UK and internationally will examine how the iconic motifs and visual styles of Egypt have been re-imagined and re-invented over time – revealing a history closely entwined with conquest and colonial politics.

Tickets £13/£12 concessions

Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Above: Nefertiti (Black Power), Awol Erizku, 2018 © The Artist, Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

to 1 January 2023

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans: to look without fear

Exhibition of works by photographer and artist Wolfgang Tillmans, who over the past three decades experimented with what it means to engage the world through photography. From ecstatic images of nightlife to abstract images made without a camera, sensitive portraits to architectural slide projections, documents of social movements to windowsill still lifes, astronomical phenomena to intimate nudes, Tillmans has explored seemingly every imaginable genre of photography, continually experimenting with how to make new pictures.

Admission: $14 / $25

MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, New York

to 2 January 2023

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

Following the release of a book of the same title in 2021, Barbara Kruger’s (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 5) installation at MoMA is as always urgent, direct and confrontational. Exploring the relationships between the spatial and political, Kruger continues to critique popular culture in this large-scale commission.

Admission: $25 / pre-booking essential

MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, New York

to 6 January 2023

Italy and the Alliance Graphique Internationale

Italy and the Alliance Graphique Internationale

Following the AGI congress and conference in Trieste this year, this exhibition looks at the works of 25 graphic design professionals from Italy, who made significant disciplinary contributions since 1950s. On display is over 200 works including posters, advertisements, editorial products and other printed together with some sketches and design sketches, correspondence between AGI members and documents relating to the life of the association.

Admission: €8

Magazzino delle Idee, Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, n.2, 34132 Trieste (Italia)

to 6 January 2023

A Kingdom Of Cardboard: The Golden Age of BBC Graphics

St Bride Library’s Bob Richardson has assembled a fascinating collection of ephemeral material rescued from BBC dustbins over the past 45 years, or loaned by private collectors. Caption material was rarely kept after transmission, so these rare survivors represent a golden age of television graphics when physical objects were an important part of the craft.

The exhibition includes the last Classified Football Results board (1985) from Grandstand; an illuminated Tardis ‘Police Box’ panel; studio logos used on set for Match of the Day, Sportsnight and Football Focus; and a wealth of graphic props from Hi-De-Hi!, Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective and Doctor Who. We also have an early example of the famous Blue Peter badge, designed by Tony Hart (see ‘Lovely inspiration’ on the Eye blog) in 1963 for a fee of 100 guineas.

BBC channel idents are represented by the first animated BBC2 symbol, an illuminated text panel (Futura Bold) from the BBC1 symbol and an actual size mock-up of the 1970s BBC1 network clock. Also showcased is the work of Alfred Wurmser, ‘father of postwar TV graphics’.

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Monday–Friday, 10:00-5:00pm, admission free.

Please note: the exhibition space is not always open due to its dual usage. Please contact St Bride Foundation at [email protected] before you come to avoid disappointment.

to 7 January 2023

Quentin Blake: Book Covers

Quentin Blake: Book Covers

For this exhibition, Blake has selected 60 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.

Admission: Free

The Baird Institute, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD, Scotland

to 8 January 2023


Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

Exhibition of interdisciplinary works by artist Carolee Schneemann, addressing topics such as sexual expression and the objectification of women or human suffering and the violence of war. On display will be over 200 objects, including paintings, archival photographs and videos documenting performance art, series of paintings and sculptures, as well as lyrical films and immersive multi-media installations.

Admission: £18

The Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Above: © 2022 Carolee Schneemann Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London.

to 5 February 2023

The Voice of Things: Highlights of the Centre Pompidou collection
The new exhibition brings together a collection of emblematic works, ranging from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century testifying to the revolution in aesthetic norms and the very status of the work of art, to the most recent artist creations that question our globalised world, and illustrates the importance of the object in the history of modernity.

Tickets from ¥70

West Bund Museum 2600 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Above: Haegue Yang, Lingering Nous, Centre Pompidou, 2016 © Haegue Yang / Photo © Philippe Migeat Installation in the atrium of the Centre Pompidou × West Bund Museum

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 RJ Rushmore – writer, curator, and public art advocate.

General admission from $8

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

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

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

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

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

to 8 January 2023

Collectomania

Collectomania: Universes of Collecting
Collecting has an important role in our society, as it rescues things and their history from oblivion and makes them available for research and the acquisition of knowledge. Collectomania presents collections of very different kinds of belongings, from Barbie dolls, liturgical vestments, to water pistols or birdcalls. With a variety of design pieces and objects from daily life as well as video portraits, the exhibition enquires into the social and cultural value of this activity.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich

to 8 January 2023

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Exhibition following Beatrix Potter’s journeys to Scotland and the Lake District, that sparked her fascination with plants, animals and their natural habitats. Alongside many objects and artifacts, Potter’s letters, manuscripts, photographs, as well as early observational sketchbooks tell the story of how she became beloved children’s book illustrator.

Admission: £14

The Porter Gallery, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

to 22 January 2023

Green Modernism

Green Modernism: The New View of Plants

What do plants mean to hu­man be­ings? The ex­hi­bi­tion Green Mod­er­nism: The New View of Plants takes us back to the ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry and ex­amines the de­pic­tion of plants in the vi­su­al arts and how they were viewed in bo­tany and so­ci­e­ty in gen­er­al.

Admission: €12

Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln

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, USA

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

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 26 June 2023

Paolozzi

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-1965
Ambitious and timely reassessment of art produced in Britain during the twenty years after the Second World War. This major exhibition brings together around 200 works of painting, sculpture, and photography by 48 artists, collectively mapping the art in Britain during a period of profound crisis.

Tickets £9-18

Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

See ‘Incisive vision’ by Rick Poynor in Eye 86.

Above: Eduardo Paolozzi, Bunk! Evadne in Green Dimension, 1952. Victoria & Albert Museum, © The Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2021, photograph courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, London

to 1 August 2023

Hermitage Amsterdam presents Russian Avant-Garde
The Hermitage Amsterdam will present the long-awaited exhibition Russian Avant-Garde - Revolution in the Arts. This exhibition tells an intriguing story of Russian avant-garde art, from the final years of Imperial Russia, through the turbulent times surrounding the Revolution of 1917, to its end in the Stalin era.

Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Above: Wassily Kandinsky, Landscape, 1913. © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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

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OCTOBER 2022

3-4 October 2022

2022 Brand New Conference

2022 Brand New Conference

During the two-day programme a broad range of perspectives will be shared on contemporary brand and corporate identity design. The US based line up of speakers includes Marcelina and David Kampa, Leo Porto and Felipe Rocha, Nermin Moufti of the Field of Practice, or Jesse Reed (see Eye 101) from Order.

Admission: $300/600

The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

6 October 2022

Design in Motion Festival 2022

Design in Motion Festival 2022

Organised by Studio Dumbar, the next DEMO festival in celebration of motion design, will take place on over 5000 public screens across the Netherlands. Read Eye’s interview with Liza Enebeis, the creative director of Studio Dumbar, discussing the 2020 edition of DEMO Festival in Eye 100.

6-7 October 2022

Forward Vienna

Forward Festival Vienna

Forward is a festival celebrating creativity, design and communication. Across two days, the Vienna edition of the event puts 20 speakers on stage to discuss their practices, various hands-on workshops as well as numerous other opportunities to connect. Speakers include Stefan Sagmeister (see Eye 83), Studio Mut, Erik Kessels, Heystudio and Kelly Anna.

Livestream tickets available for €85

Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Wien, Austria

8-16 October 2022

Weltformat

Weltformat Festival

The theme of the 2022 edition of Welformat Festival ‘Always in motion’, with the focus on how graphic design constantly changes and adapts with the perpetual technological and social changes. The festival includes a series of multifaceted exhibitions, talks, and a day-long symposium (which will be also streamed) to launch the event. This year, the programme introduces the ‘Newcomer Award’, where projects from designers under-30 will be celebrated.

Tickets: CHF 40/25

Various locations in Lucerne, Switzerland.

8 October — 6 November 2022

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021

The Best Dutch Book Designs celebrates the best products of the graphic industry in the Netherlands: books set apart by the combination of great design and commissioning with high-quality lithography, printing and binding. A total of 33 projects have been selected from the 328 entries from 2021 by a panel of international jury, which will be shown in the Audi gallery of the Stedelijk Museum.

Admission: €20/10

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

12-16 October 2022

Inscript Experimental Type Festival

InScript Experimental Type Festival

Hailed by Typeroom as ‘this fall’s must-attend event’, inScript is a festival revealing in all things at the overlap of experimental tech and typography. This five-day virtual event will showcase portfolios on the cutting edge of typography and artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual realities, dimensional typography, creating coding, physical computing, and innovative use of traditional craft. With 30+ speakers including Kelli Anderson, OKOK Services, Talia Cotton, Sanchit Sawaria, Tatil Design, Underware, Yehwan Song, and Wolff Olins to name just a few.

Online $25

14 October 2022 — 12 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

14 October 2022 — 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

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

20 October 2022

Design + Health

Design + Health

The exhibition and the accompanying book are the result of research that shows the important role of design in the health sector, emphasising its capacity as a tool for progress in the wellbeing of individuals. An apt, informative and multidisciplinary exhibition, where science and medicine come face to face with technology and design.

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Free admission

Palau de Colomina, Carrer de l'Almodí, 1, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain

20 October 2022 — 12 February 2023

In plain sight

In Plain Sight

‘In Plain Sight’ exhibition will unfold 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.

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

20 October 2022 — 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

20 October 2022 — 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, USA

21 October 2022 — 5 March 2023

Jeremy Deller: warning graphic content

Jeremy Deller: warning graphic content

The exhibition is a visual testament to the power that print holds like no other medium and the influence of Deller’s work over the last three decades. The exhibition serves as a retrospective and chronological account of Deller’s thinking, a manifestation of his ongoing interests in advocacy.

The Gallery, The Civic, Barnsley, Hanson Street, S70 2HZ

21 October 2022

Mimicodesign

Mimicocodesign: Vino Manifesto

In part of Tipoteca’s ‘Think&Type’ series, Alex Natali and Federica Lasi of Mimicodesign will give a streamed lecture and an in-person workshop on design of wine labels. They will discuss in particualt their expressive use of typography; where letters can also become figures from another imaginary world, gestural strokes and collage interventions, will be the means available to experiment with new representations of the character of wine.

Online lecture €35 / 8.30-10.30pm (CEST) / 7.30-9.30pm (BST)

In-person attendance + workshop information here.

24 October — 14 December 2022

Will Carter

Will Carter: man of letters

A retrospective celebrating the diverse lettering skills and career of Will Carter OBE (1912-2001). His fascination with the letter form is evidenced in his skill as a calligrapher, compositor-printer, lettering artist, typeface designer, and letter carver. Alongside publications produced by the Rampant Lions Press, many of which are now collectors’ items, are examples of Will Carter’s skill as a typographer and font designer; hand-cut letters rendered in stone and wood and the well-worn tools he used to create signs, plaques and personal artefacts.

Open Monday to Thursday: 10-12 and 2-4. Closed Fridays.

The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College, Magdalene Street Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK

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NOVEMBER 2022

11-13 November 2022

Ezhishin

Ezhishin Native North American Typography Conference

First major type event devoted to the past, present, and future of the Native North American people. Named after the Ojibwe word for ‘s/he leaves a mark’, Ezhishin was developed to facilitate conversation around the typographic needs of First Nations/Native American communities, and showcase lettering projects and typographic styles by Native designers. The virtual event includes more than a dozen panels and presentations on November 11-12, 2022, with workshops on November 13.

Online $35-$95

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DECEMBER 2022

2 December 2022

Elena Xausa: Ripe Types

Elena Xausa: Ripe Types

In part of Tipoteca’s ‘Think&Type’ series, Elena Xausa will share her joys and sorrows as ‘young’ adult illustrator. In her lecture, she will discuss the move from analogue to digital practice, the hardships of the apprenticeship and the jobs paid in visibility, as well as exasperated search for one’s own style and the numerous rejected proposals. The lecture will be accompanied by an in-person workshop.

Online lecture €35 / 8.30-10.30pm (CEST) / 7.30-9.30pm (BST)

In-person attendance + workshop information here.

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ONLINE + ONGOING

Ongoing

Vignelli90

Vignelli90
In celebration of 90th anniversary of Massimo Vignelli (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 83), designers from 46 countries expressed their vision of his legacy. The website exhibits 252 posters, featuring tributes from Mario Eskenazi (‘Reputations’ in Eye 101 ), Andreu Balius (‘Comic cuts’ in Eye 87), Jennifer Morla (‘Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration’ in Eye 100), Stefanie Weigler (‘Of two minds’ in Eye 95), Ed Fella (‘Fellapages’ in Eye 23), and many others.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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.

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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.