18 October 2018


A-Z of Eye

Art director Simon Esterson and editor John L. Walters will articulate some freewheeling insights into the thinking, planning, writing, editing, designing, cake-eating and tea-drinking that lie behind what they modestly call ‘the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal’.

Eye is an award-winning, independent magazine about design and visual culture, published for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture worldwide. Simon and John bought the magazine from its previous owners in 2008, so this year marks the tenth anniversary of Eye’s independence. You can access much of Eye’s extensive archive at

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the St Bride Library.

Tickets £8 –£12.50, 7–9pm

Book online HERE

18 October 2018 — 8 February 2019

Martin_Parr beach therapy

Martin Parr: Beach Therapy
Spazio Damiani, Via dello Scalo, Bologna, 3/2 ABC
40131, Italy

Above: Martin ParrSt Ives, Cornwall, England, photographic pigment print.

19 October 2018

Felipe Taborda: Where do ideas come from?
Brazillian designer Felipe Taborda gives a lecture on the various stages of a graphic concept: from initial sketches to final product. 
IED Madrid, Flor Alta, 8 28004 Madrid, Spain

20 October — 21 October 2018

Typographic Systems: Analog to Algorithm
A weekend workshop with Jon Sueda and Chris Hamamoto, in which you will learn to use the dynamic structures of typographic systems to create sophisticated typography. 
Letterform Archive, 1001 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, US

20 October 2018 — 17 December 2018

Chris Hondros. Joseph Duo, a Liberian militia commander loyal to the government, exults after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge in Monrovia. 2003. © Chris Hondros / Getty Images

War and Peace in Liberia: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
An exhibition of photographs by Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, documenting the Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003) in Liberia. Together, these two photographers alerted the world to Liberia’s humanitarian disaster and helped to build the international momentum which resulted in the deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission that brought the war to a close.
Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, US

Above: Chris Hondros, Joseph Duo, a Liberian militia commander loyal to the government, exults after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge in Monrovia. 2003. © Chris Hondros / Getty Images.

20 October 2018 — 10 February 2019


25 Years! Shared Histories, Shared Stories
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

Above: Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, from Acrobat Book, 2008.

20 October 2018 — 28 April 2019

Max Gill, Cable & Wireless Great Circle Map (1945), Private collection. Courtesy Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Max Gill: Wonderground Man
An exhibition devoted to the work of illustrator, letterer, map maker, architect and decorative artist MacDonald (Max) Gill. Born in 1884, Gill’s work includes book covers, posters for transport and communication companies and his 1914 Wonderground Map, which hung at every London Underground Station. 
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP, UK

Above: Max Gill, Cable & Wireless Great Circle Map (1945), Private collection. Courtesy Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.



to 21 October 2018


Design Manchester 2018: Disrupt!
A series of events, from a one-day conference to talks and workshops, celebrating the role and purpose of disruption in design. Design Manchester includes talks from Michael Wolff, one of the founders of Wolff Olins, design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn, and is hosted by Patrick Burgoyne.
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS, UK

Tickets are available here.

to 21 October 2018

Make Futurism Great Again

Make Futurism Great Again
A conversation with the permanent collection.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39A Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, UK

to 24 October 2018

SVA_Obsessorize on Madison Avenue

Obsessorize on Madison Avenue
A public art exhibition of 28 sculptures (up to 8ft tall) inspired by past decades of iconic head-to-toe accessories installed along Madison Avenue. These tributes to accessories are created out of everyday items by 3D Design students at the School of Visual Art in New York. This public exhibition is timed to coincide with the publication of Marie Claire’s October 2018 issue.
Madison Avenue, East 58th Street to East 95th Street, New York, NY, US

to 27 October 2018

Mark WallingerMark Wallinger: Study for Self Reflection
Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in the United States.
Hauser & Wirth New York, 548 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Superego by Mark Wallinger. Photo: Alex Delfanne. 2016.

to 28 October 2018

Eline McGeorge, On Joined Flight Lines

Future Knowledge
An exhibition that explores the role of visual culture in raising awareness about climate change. As part of the national Seasons of Change project, ‘Future Change’ includes projects from a prototype domestic wallpaper that changes colour in response to air pollution to a sculptural ‘lung’ constructed from a pioneering organic building material. 
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP, UK

Above: Eline  McGeorge, On Joined Flight Lines 1,  2018. Courtesy of  the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo: Andy Keate.

to 28 October 2018

Bawden at Home
Edward Bawden CBE RA was educated at Friends’ School Saffron Walden and spent his last nineteen years living in the town at Park Lane. This exhibition includes more than 200 artworks and other items. The exhibition also forms part of the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary celebrations. There will be an accompanying programme of events throughout the season.
The Fry Art Gallery, 19A Castle St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BD, UK

See ‘Bawden galore’ on the Eye blog.

to 28 October 2018

Stanley Kubrick for

Stanley Kubrick Photographs: Through a Different Lens
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, US

Above: Stanley Kubrick, ‘Rosemary Williams, Show Girl’ for Look magazine, 1949. Courtesy of SK Film Archives / Museum of the City of New York.

to October 2018

Appetite Engineers—The New Machinery (2017)

The New Machinery
The first public showing of Martin Venezky’s Appetite Engineers’ ongoing series, The New Machinery. Showing in the pre-security area of the San Francisco International Airport, Venezky’s images are extended by their context, seeing the airport itself as ‘a gigantic machine’. 
San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Departures Level, San Francisco, CA 94128, US

Above: An image from the The New Machinery series (2017) © Martin Venezky’s Appetite Engineers.

to 30 October 2018


Being as Becoming: liberating-art and/or liberating art
A project asserting the qualities of artistic production in our lives. All elements in the exhibition space become dynamic. There are no fixed works.
Onomatopee Projects, Williemstraat 27, 5611 HB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

to 30 October 2018

All Backwards, Felipe Taborda 1983–2018

All Backwards: Felipe Taborda 1982–2018
An exhibition that surveys the work of graphic designer, author, and curator Felipe Taborda. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Taborda has been designing in the fields of culture and publishing since 1982 and has led his own studio since 1990. 
Cultural Center Casa del Reloj, Paseo Chopera, 628045 Madrid, Spain

to 4 November 2018

Projects from each school at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

4th Istanbul Design Biennial
Titled ‘A School of Schools’ and curated by Jan Boelen, with associate curators Nadine Botha and Vera Sacchetti, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial brings together projects from over 200 interdisciplinary practitioners from across the globe. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by Vitra, this biennial explores the many dimensions of design and learning. 
Istanbul, Turkey

to 4 November 2018


John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce
An exhibition of John Vernon Lord’s pen and ink drawings for five books, including Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake and Ulysses.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C4BH, UK

Above: An illustration from Finnegans Wake © John Vernon Lord.

to 4 November 2018


Arthur Jafa: APEX
Filmmaker, cinematographer and visual artist Arthur Jafa presents his video APEX (2013) for the first time in France.
Luma, Parcs des Ateliers, 45 Chemin des Minimes, 13200 Arles, France

See ‘Twisting the alien’ a Photo Critique about APEX by Rick Poynor.

to 4 November 2018

The Future Starts Here
The Sainsbury Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 4 November 2018


Ahead of the Curve: Women Artists at 2 Willow Road
Award winning graphic artist Frith Kerr invites designers llse Crawford, Lyn Harris, Gitta Gschwendnter, Nina Chakrabarti, Roksanda Ilincic and Kitty Travers to respond to the female artists collected by Ernö and Ursula Goldfinger.
2 Willow Road, London NW3 1TH, UK

to 10 November 2018

Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt
In celebration of his 90th birthday, PDNB Gallery are exhibiting Erwitt's works from his Magnum years. This show will include memorable images of dogs, one of his most treasured subjects. 
PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass St., Ste. 104 Dallas, TX 75207, US

Above: Elliott Erwitt, USA, New York City, 1974

See ‘One image, many photos’ in Eye 89.

to 11 November 2018

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

London Nights
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, UK

Above: A group of ‘teddy boys’ outside a burger bar; 1962 © Henry Grant Collection / Museum of London.

to 12 November 2018

Naked Neon Life Drawing at Queen of Hoxton

Neon Naked Life Drawing
An atypical life drawing class, using neon reactive arts materials. The Queen of Hoxton’s class explores creative drawing, from pointillism to continuous line.
Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX, UK

to 17 November 2018

Anni Albers

Anni Albers
A retrospective exhibition of Anni Albers’ (1899 - 1994) prints, accompanied by unseen archival material.
Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG, UK

Above: Anni Albers, Camino Real, 1967.

to 18 November 2018


Robert Delaunay and the City of Light
One of the largest collections of Delaunay’s work in Switzerland shows his innovativeness in abstract art and focuses on themes of light and color. Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH–8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Above: Robert Delaunay, Formes Circulaires, Soleil, Lune, 1913.

to 18 November 2018

Hans Knuchel: Motion Enhancement
This installation by Zurich-base designer Hans Knuchel focuses on the theme of optical phenomena and looks to exploit the mechanics of our eyesight to create a dramatic visual experience. 
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 803, Switzerland

to 18 November 2018

I Love Milton, Madrid Grafika, 2018.

I Love Milton
An exhibition dedicated to the posters of Milton Glaser. As part of Madrid Gráfica, this exhibition is the first time Glaser’s iconic posters have been exhibited in the Spanish capital. Staged as part of Madrid Grafica 18
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, 12 Calle de Montalbán, Madrid 28014, Spain

to 18 November 2018

How do you want to be remembered? at The Lettering Arts Trust

How Do You Want to be Remembered?
Curated as a time capsule of beautiful memorials drawn and carved by hand by leading letter carvers, this exhibition shows how individual lives can be celebrated with sensitive design and beautiful lettering. 
Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK

to 25 November 2018

No Means NO (red), from Women’s Action Coalition (WAC) Blue Dot series, 1992, designed by Bethany Johns

We Dissent... Design of the Women’s Movement in New York
This exhibition – curated by Stéphanie Jeanjean, adjunct assistant professor of art history at Cooper Union, and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography – presents a collection of printed materials and artefacts, from the 1860s to today, that reside at the intersection of feminism and social movements. 
41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union, Third Avenue, 10003 New York, NY

Above: Bethany Johns, No Means NO (red), from Women’s Action Coalition (WAC) Blue Dot series, 1992.

to 30 November 2018

Miriam Escofet, An Angel at my Table

BP Portrait Award 2018
An exhibition of the 48 best entries to the annual BP Portrait Award. The competition accepts portraits from artists of all ages and from across the world, this year receiving 2667 entries, which were narrowed down by an anonymous panel to form the content of this exhibition.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU, UK

Above: Miriam Escofet, An Angel at my Table. 

to 2 December 2018

New East Photo Prize
An exhibition of works selected for the New East Photo Prize, a Calvert 22 Foundation initiative supported by the Calvert Journal, an online magazine devoted to exploring the culture and creativity from the region. The New East Photo Prize champions contemporary perspectives on the 29 countries of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and Central Asia. 
22 Calvert Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP, UK

to 8 December 2018

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Black to the Future: A Discussion of the Arts Through a Black Cultural Lens
As part of Black History Month, Southampton’s Showcase Gallery presents an exhibition of UK artists exploring art through a black cultural lens. 
Solent Showcase Gallery, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN, UK

Above: Ade Adesina, The View After The Questions, 2018.

to 30 December 2018

Kenneth Josephson, Chicago, 1972. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago.

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography
Drawn largely from the MCA’s permanent collection, Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography considers the artist’s work in the larger context of conceptual art.
MCA Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, UK

Above: Kenneth Josephson, Chicago, 1972. © MCA Chicago.

to 6 January 2019

to 6 January 2019


Amsterdam, The Magic Centre: Art And Counter Culture 1967-1970
An exhibition surveying the artistic and social developments of the late Sixties, a period synonymous with protest and rebellion. The exhibition explores Amsterdam’s position as a ‘vibrant international hub and laboratory’ for transnational visual culture. 
Stedelijk Museum, 10 Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Cover of Gandalf, volume 6 1969/70, no 40. Photo: Studio Gandalf. Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

to 6 January 2019

Books and texts of the Red Army Faction and its members © German Museum of Books and Writing

Symbols as Weapons: by the Example of the Red Army Faction’s Insignia
Using the emblem of the Red Army Faction – a five-pointed star, a submachine gun and the three letters – as a central example, this exhibition explores how terrorist groups use symbols, texts, and media as weapons to force political action. 
German National Library, Deutscher Pl, 104103 Leipzig, Germany

Above: Books and texts of the Red Army Faction and its members © German Museum of Books and Writing.

to 6 January 2019

Made thought

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018
Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative designs from the past 12 months. Experience up close this year's 87 nominated projects across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, London, UK

to 6 January 2019

Metahaven, Still from Eurasia (Questions on Happiness), 2018. © Metahaven

Metahaven: Version History 
Co-commissioned and produced by the ICA, ‘Version History’ is a moving-image installation that centres around Metahaven’s latest work, Eurasia (Questions of Happiness). Incorporating features of science fiction, poetry, essays and folk tales, this work examines ‘neo-medieval interface politics’ and the political and cultural forces that destabilise concepts of objective reality. Eurasia will be shown alongside Metahaven’s recent films Information Skies and Hometown.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Metahaven, Still from Eurasia (Questions on Happiness), 2018. © Metahaven.

See: ‘Borderline’ in Eye 71.

to 6 January 2019


Made Thought: Plastic Free Aisle Installation
Developed by London design studio Made Thought in conjunction with environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet, the installation offers a glimpse of a plastic free future for grocery shopping. It forms part of the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of The Year 2018 exhibition, featuring 87 nominees celebrating innovative and thought-provoking design from around the world.
Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

See ‘Living and decaying in the plastic age’ in Eye 94.

to 7 January 2019

Printing R-Evolution and Society, 1450-1500
An exhibition documenting the impact of the printing revolution on the economic and social development of early modern Europe. Coordinated by the University of Oxford’s 15cBooktrade project, and curated by the project’s director Cristina Dondi. 
Museo Correr, 52 San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy

to 13 January 2019

Pieter Bruegel der Ältere

Pieter Bruegel der Ältere
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna, Austria

to 13 January 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset, Pregnant White Maid, 2017 (detail). Aluminum, stainless steel, lacquer, clothes, 168 x 45 x 66 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin Photo: Elmar Vestner

Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
The first major UK overview of the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Combining a large-scale, site-specific installation with six new sculptures and 29 works that span the duo’s twenty years of collaboration. 
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Elmgreen & Dragset, Pregnant White Maid, 2017 (detail). Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin. Photo: Elmar Vestner. 

to 20 January 2019


Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna, Austria

to 27 January 2019

Modern Couples

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde
An exhibition that explores modern art, and modern love, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK 

Above: Photographer unknown, A. Rodchenko and V. Stepanova descending from the airplane. (for the film The General Line by Sergei Eisenstein), 1926. Courtesy Rodchenko and Stepanova Archives, Moscow.

to 27 January 2019


Fashioned From Nature
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Suit, Richard James, 1998, England. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

to 27 January 2019

Quentin Blake, Oil paint on canvas, 1980s. © Quentin Blake.

100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake
An exhibition figurative art by renowned illustrator Quentin Blake, revealing his personal experimentation with material, form and style. The exhibition features a variety of large-scale oil paintings, drawings and prints created between 1950 and 2000. 
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C4BH, UK

Above: Quentin Blake, Oil paint on canvas, 1980s. © Quentin Blake.

to January 2019


Poster Girls
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, UK

to 3 February 2019

Social Design

Social Design 
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, Switzerland

to 3 February 2019


Alexan­der von Hum­boldt: Pho­tog­ra­phy and Le­ga­cy
Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Above: Paul de Rosti, Mexiko [Mexico](from the album Aufnahmen aus Mexiko und Venezuela 1857–1858 [Photographs from Mexico and Venezuela 1857–1858], gift to Alexander von Humboldt, 1858), 1857/1858. Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Reproduction: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Cologne.

to 10 February 2019


La Raza
The exhibition examines the photography of the influential bilingual newspaper La Raza (1967-1977) and the alternative press of the Chicano Movement, positioning photography as an artistic medium and a powerful tool of social activism.
The Autry Museum in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462, US

Above: Police in front of Lincoln High School, East L.A. c. 1970. La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records. Coll. 1000. Courtesy of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

to 24 February 2019

Vox the Dog + Blizzard Games

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 24 February 2019

Metahaven, The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda), still, 2015. Courtesy Metahaven.

Metahaven: Earth
The first large-scale museum survey of Dutch design practice Metahaven,  bringing together the collective’s new moving image installations with their earlier work on music videos, textiles and print.
Stedelijk Museum, 10 Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Metahaven, The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda), still, 2015. Courtesy Metahaven.

to 3 March 2019

Tony Ray Jones, Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: children playing on a raised walkway, 1970. Credit Tony Ray-Jones/RIBA Collections

Living with Buildings
Including works from Andreas Gursky, Rachel Whiteread and Giles Round, the Wellcome Collection’s first multi-story exhibition addresses how shifts in urban design and planning have impacted on human health and wellbeing. From Dickensian slums to Ballardian high-rises, Living with Buildings considers the perspectives of those who use buildings to live in and heal, as well as those who design them.
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

Above: Tony Ray Jones, Pepys Estate, Deptford, London: children playing on a raised walkway, 1970. © Tony Ray-Jones/RIBA Collections.

to 17 March 2019

Josef Frank, Anakreon. Textile print for Svenkst Tenn, 1938 © Svenkst Tenn, Sweden.

Josef Frank
An exhibition of work by Austrian-born architect and designer Josef Frank. Spanning his work in the fields of architecture, urban planning, furniture and textile design; ‘Josef Frank’ investigates the designer’s defining contribution to concepts of postwar Nordic design. Curated by Sebastian Hackenschmidt and architect Hermann Czech, this exhibition is the largest overview of Josef Frank’s work produced to date.
Designmuseo, 23 Korkeavuorenkatu, 00130 Helsinki, Finland

Above: Josef Frank, Anakreon. Textile print for Svenkst Tenn, 1938 © Svenkst Tenn, Sweden.

to 31 March 2019


Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast
In 1973 an enticing exhibition featuring hundreds of types of sweets was staged to celebrate the UK’s entry to the European Common Market. It was brought to an abrupt end when it was unexpectedly eaten by local schoolchildren. This year the extraordinary event is recreated against a background of Britain’s impending departure from the European Union.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 28 April 2019


Design Studio: Processes
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8031, Switzerland

to 12 May 2019

Maud Sulter - Terpsichore

In Focus: Scottish Photography
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

Above: Maud Sulter, Terpsichore, 1989. © Maud Sulter / The Estate of Maud Sulter (Photo: Street Level Photoworks).

to 2 June 2019


Op Art in Focus
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

Above: Walter Leblanc, Mobilo Static, 1960 © Estate of Walter Leblanc.

to 30 June 2019


Vernissage with Christoph Niemann: Szenenwechsel
Christoph Niemann’s series of photo drawings for the 2018 / 2019 season campaign of Deutsche Oper can be viewed in their foyer. The show is only open to those seeing an Opera performance.
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin, Germany

See ‘Storytelling giant’ in the Eye 72.

to 31 December 2019


Poster Stories
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland

ongoing 2017-2019

Charles Demuth (1883‑1935), Buildings, Lancaster, 1930. Oil and graphite pencil on composition board, 24 1/8 × 20 1/8in. (61.3 × 51.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of an anonymous donor 58.63

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above: Charles Demuth (1883‑1935), Buildings, Lancaster, 1930. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

ongoing 2018-2019


Scenes from the Collection
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Mel Bochner, The Joys of Yiddish, 2012. Courtesy: The Jewish Museum, New York.





19 — 24 October 2018

Pumpi Moore, I’m Loving It, The Forced Marriage

Gloom to Colours
A solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Pumpi Moore. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, this is Moore’s first solo show and combines abstract paintings, drawings, and screenprints.
Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street, London NW1 0SP, UK

19 October — 3 November 2018

Carta by Linda Toigo, at the Atom Gallery

Carta: Papercuts and screenprints by Linda Toigo
An exhibition of three-dimensional scenes, made from assembled sheets of paper, and inspired by childhood memories, traditional storytelling, and observations of reality. Curated by Elisa de Martini.
Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA, UK


22 October — 24 November 2018

i Shout for The Fall: Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith
As part of Design Manchester 2018, designers and image makers from Malcolm Garrett to Morag Myerscough have been invited to create original artworks for an exhibition based on a single line from the lyrics of The Fall’s frontman.
Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR, UK

22 — 27 October 2018

Gothenburg Design Festival
The second edition of the Gothenburg Design Festival invites visitors to explore and question the theme of ‘openness’ in design. Events include workshops, talks, exhibitions and installations, staged in collaborations with state schools, cultural organisations, staff, students, alumni, as well as local and international practitioners.
HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, 131, SE405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

24 — 26 October 2018

5th CIDAG: International Conference on Design and Graphic Arts

5th CIDAG: International Conference on Design and Graphic Arts
A conference on the present and future of design and the graphic arts. Speakers such as Julius Wiedemann, Felipe Taborda and Stephan Bundi will each discuss the ways in which design can influence future innovations. 
ISEC Lisbon, 179 Alameda das Linhas de Torres, 1750-142 Lisbon, Portugal

24 October — 31 March 2019

Sagmeister and Walsh—Beauty

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
Divided into six thematic areas, that include ‘What Is Beauty?’, ‘The History of Beauty’and ‘Transforming Beauty’, this exhibition displays some 70 groups of objects that encourage a discourse on beauty as the paradigm of high quality design. 
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria 

Above: MAK exhibition view, Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty (rendering), 2018 © Sagmeister & Walsh, MAK/Mona Heiß.

25 October 2018

Typocircle. Matt Willey: Magazines, mostlyThe Typographic Circle presents: Matt Willey, ‘Magazines, mostly’
A Typocircle talk by Matt Willey, the founder and designer of Avaunt and Port magazines, and art director of The New York Times Magazine.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London, UK

Tickets are available here

26 October 2018 — 6 January 2019

Vasantha Yogananthan Father and Sons and Lovebird, from the series A Myth of Two Souls.

Vasantha Yogananthan: A Myth of Two Souls
An exhibition by the French photographer Vasantha Yogananthan. Titled ‘A Myth of Two Souls’, this ongoing collection of analogue images are inspired by the Indian legend of the Ramayana. 
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Vasantha Yogananthan, Father and Sons (left) and Lovebird, from the series ‘A Myth of Two Souls’. © Vasantha Yogananthan

27 October 2018 — 23 February 2019

Willy Ronis La Nuit au Chalet, 1935 © Estate of Willy Ronis, Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery

Toujours Paris
Santa Monica’s Peter Fetterman Gallery hosts an exhibition of photographic works from the 1930s French Humanist movement. ‘Toujours Paris’ includes work from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Willy Ronis, and Martine Franck, among others. 
Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US

Above: Willy Ronis, La Nuit au Chalet, 1935. Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery. 

27 October 2018 — 24 February 2019

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Lily van der Stokker: Friendly Good
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam 1071 DJ, The Netherlands  

Above: Lily van der Stokker, The Tidy Kitchen (detail), 2015, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US.

30 October 2018

New Light on Old Types: A History of Type Design – Revisited Stan Knight

New Light on Old Types: A History of Type Design – Revisited
A lecture from lettering historian Stan Knight, who upon commissioning digital images for his new book Historical Types, noticed that the impression of the type, the squeeze of the ink, or the surface of the paper or vellum shed new light on old typefaces. Here, he walks through his insights into long-standing typographic traditions. 
Letterform Archive, 1001 Mariposa Street #307, San Francisco, CA 94107, US



1 November 2018

ModMag London

ModMag London by magCulture
A day of talks from international magazine-makers, mixing the new and old, the large and small, the indie and mainstream.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK

2 November 2018

David Osbaldeston, Janus, 2018

The Serving Library v David Osbaldeston
An exhibition that brings together The Serving Library’s collection of 100 plus framed objects, including record sleeves, watercolours, drawings, a car number place and a Ouija board, with a new work by David Osbaldeston.
Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG, UK

Above: David Osbaldeston, Janus, 2018.

3 — 30 November 2018

Peter von Arx, Letterform in Posters and Film

Peter von Arx: Letterform in Posters and Film
An exhibition that showcases the posters of Peter von Arx alongside short films produced by both Arx and his students. 
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Building D Foyer, Freilager-Platz 1
4142 Basel, Switzerland

5 — 10 November 2018

Dan Fern_On the Horizon

Dan Fern: On the Horizon
An exhibition of graphic artist Dan Fern’s original works from 1996 – 2018. A published monograph of Fern’s work, using the same title, will also be launched on 6 November at the gallery.
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ, UK

See an ‘Interview with Dan Fern’ in Eye 76.

7 — 11 November 2018

Mickalene Thomas, Calder Series #2, © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie  Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Brussels

Paris Photo 2018
The 22nd edition of the international art fair dedicated solely to photography. Featuring over 200 exhibitors, Paris Photo offers an opportunity to view a wide range of contemporary photography from around the world.
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 75008, France 

Above: Mickalene Thomas, Calder Series #2, 2013. © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels. 

8 November 2018


Talk, Poster Girls: History under wraps
Part of a talk series as part of the ‘Poster Girls’ exhibition programme.
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, UK

8 November 2018

Fiona Ross: Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture

Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture
Type historian, designer and educator Fiona Ross discusses the seldom acknowledged history of collaborative type design. Paying special attention to the development of Indian-script type, Ross' lecture, ‘Type design as collaborative process – with particular reference to non-latin scripts’, is delivered in memory of typography scholar Beatrice Warde. 
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London, UK

8 November 2018

The Village Gravestone Maker

The Village Gravestone Maker
Letter carver Andrew Whittle delivers a talk on the artistry of making memorials. 
Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK

9 — 30 November 2018

Ministry of Graphic Design by Wkshps, New York

Fikra Graphic Design Biennial 01: Ministry of Graphic Design
Bringing together designers, institutions, and influencers from across the global spectrum of graphic design, Fikra’s biennial includes a multi-part exhibition and a three-week programme of talks, workshops, performances, and other events. 
Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

13 November — 24 December 2018

Mostra SUBTLE” - Photo by amanagroup

Subtle: Delicate or Infinitesimal
Curated by Kenya Hara, Chief Creative Director for the global Japan House project, the ‘Subtle’ exhibition explores the influence of Japanese minimalism and includes work from disciplines such as art, animation, architecture, fashion, graphic design and literature. 
Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, UK

AboveMostra Subtle. Photo by amanagroup. 

15 November 2018


LongLunch Event 68: DesignStudio
A lecture by Ben Wright and Paul Stafford of DesignStudio, hosted by LongLunch. DesignStudio was founded in 2009, and has since worked with brands such as Airbnb, UEFA Champions League, Deliveroo, Premier League, Twitter, and Logitech.
Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, UK

18 November 2018 — 14 April 2019

TG 60 Tape Recorder, 1965. Designed by Dieter Rams. Made by Braun AG, Taunus, Germany, founded 1921. © Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Photo by Sebastian Struch.

Dieter Rams: Principled Design
An exhibition surveying the career of one of the most influential industrial designers living today: Dieter Rams. Principled Design presents the prolific body of work he has produced – from radios, clocks, and cameras to kitchen appliances and furniture – and examines the longevity and impact of his design philosophies. 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Deiter Rams, TG 60 Tape Recorder, 1965. © Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Photo by Sebastian Struch.

20 — 25 November 2018

George Butler, Stuck in Belgrade

Anima Mundi: Drawn stories of migration
An exhibition of works by award-winning reportage illustrator George Butler, focusing on the connections between human and animal migration. 
Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, London SE1 9JH, UK

Above: George Butler, Stuck in Belgrade

22 November 2018 — 27 January 2019

Pierre Faucheux

Pierre Faucheux, Reading Spaces, Reading Spaces
A chance to discover the work of Pierre Faucheux, one of the great design figures of France in the second half of the twentieth century. 
Le Signe National Center for Graphic Design, 52000 Chaumont, France

Above: Sample of works by Pierre Faucheux.

24 November — 17 February 2019

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Heath Robinson’s Home Life
An exhibition looking at Heath Robinson’s work themed around home life, featuring How to Live in a Flat, the first of his series of “How to…” books.
Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London HA5 1AE, UK

Above: Heath Robinson, Communal Eurythmics and physical jerks for flat dwellers on Saturday afternoons

23 November 2018 — 17 March 2019

Fernand Léger, Study for 'The Constructors' The Team at Rest 1950

Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures
A major exhibition on the work of French painter and filmmaker Fernand Léger. Working throughout the first half of the twentieth-century, Léger drew inspiration from the emergent forms of the ‘mechanical age’. Forms such as typography, advertising and graphic design.
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

Above: Fernand Léger, Study for 'The Constructors' The Team at Rest 1950. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018. Photo: Antonia Reeve.

24 November 2018 — 17 March 2019

Robert Blomfield, Childhood Friends, Edinburgh, 1966. © Robert Blomfield.

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography
An exhibition of previously unseen Robert Blomfield photographs that document the shifting landscape of Edinburgh in the 1960s. 
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, UK

Above: Robert Blomfield, Childhood Friends, Edinburgh, 1966. © Robert Blomfield.

25 November 2018 — Spring 2019

Freedom of Movement

Municipal Art Acquisitions 2018: Freedom of Movement
‘Freedom of Movement’ is the theme for the Municipal Art Acquisitions 2018 exhibition. Bringing together 20 selected artists to explore notions of political agency within the field of time-based media – through film, video, performance, dance, theatre, new media, sound and internet art.
Stedelijk Museum, 10 Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Basit Mahmood, Monument of Arrival and Return, 2016. Video installation, 9:36 minutes, courtesy the artist.



4 December 2018

TTStBride_banners-1Type Tuesday
Eye magazine’s regular Type Tuesday evening at St Bride Library from 7–9.30pm.
St Bride Foundation, 14 St. Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Free glass of fizz on arrival.

7 December 2018 — 14 April 2019

3d typefaces

3D Lettering on Buildings
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96,
Zurich 8031, Switzerland



17 January 2019

In/Visible Talks

In/Visible Conference
A conference for designers and creative thinkers working across a range of mediums to engage in conversation about the art of design. 
The Pearl, 601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, US



5 February — 6 May 2019


Don McCullin
A comprehensive survey of British photographer Don McCullin. Including iconic photographs from wars in Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and Syria, alongside images of the working classes in London’s East End and the industrial north.
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK 

Above: Don McCullin, Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1961. Tate. © Don McCullin.


MARCH 2019

5 — 7 March 2019

Brainstorm Design Conference 2019
A conference exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between design and business. Established in 2018, with guests such as the Museum of Modern Art’s Paola Antonelli and design critic Alice Rawsthorn, Brainstorm Design is the latest addition to Fortune’s Brainstorm conference series. This year’s conference is hosted in Singapore as part of Singapore Design Week. 

Register here


APRIL 2019

26 April — 17 September 2019

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1963-64; GB/United States). The Conference table in the War Room. Still image. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
An insight into director Stanley Kubrick’s vast archive of props, costumes, set models and rare photographs. The exhibition will also trace the design story behind Kubrick’s work and his fascination with design and architecture, including his collaborations with Hardy Amies, Eliot Noyes, Milena Canonero and Saul Bass. 
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 6AG London, UK

Above: Still from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1964. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.


MAY 2019


JUNE 2019

5 — 7 June 2019

Kerning Conference 2019

Kerning: International Conference on Typography 2019
Italy’s annual conference on typography and web typography. This year, centred around the theme of ‘wor(l)ds’, Kerning will feature 8 speakers, 8 ‘masters of industry’, and will cover a range of topics within typography and digital communication. 
Cinema Teatro Santi, 10 Via Scaletta, Faenza 1048018, Italy

Tickets available here