18 September 2018


Stories of Home: In Conversation
Anthology Hoxton Press hosts a discussion on their recent collaboration with creative agency Greenspace. As part of the London Design Festival, property developers Anthology have worked with Greenspace to find out what Londoners think about home. Encompassing narratives from Deptford to Wembley, Stories of Home also forms a book and an exhibition.
Anthology Hoxton Press, Penn Street, Hoxton, London N1 5DS, UK

Tickets available here.

19 — 21 September 2018


Craft in the Digital Age: Make your own Typeface
A series of six, half-day workshops, teaching how to build and construct your own typeface from scratch.
The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY, UK

Tickets available here.

19 — 21 September 2018

Printing R-Evolution and Society 1450–1500
Fifty years that changed Europe
Palazzo Ducale, Sala dello Scrutinio
Venezia, Piazza San Marco, Italy

19 to 27 September 2018


Type tastings at the London Design Festival
Sarah Hyndman, graphic designer and author of books such as The Type Taster: How Fonts Influence You and Why Fonts Matter, presents a series of Type Tasting experiences. Using wine, gin and typography, Hyndman explores a variety of cultural changes. 

Wine & Type Tastings
Weds 19 & Tue 25 September
7.00pm to 9.30pm, £40 (book in advance)
Laithwaite’s Arch, Borough Market

Gin & Type Tastings
Sat 22 & Thu 27 September
7.00pm to 9.30pm, £40 (book in advance)
Tap & Bottle, Flat Iron Square

Tickets available here (Eye readers can receive a £5 discount on the Wine & Type Tasting sessions if they enter DESIGN at the checkout).

See ‘Type on the tongue’ on the Eye blog. 

19 September — 17 October 2018

Everything Happens So Much: London Design Festival at the London College of Communication

Everything Happens So Much: London Design Festival at the London College of Communication
A series of free events and workshops held in partnership with the London Design Festival at the London College of Communication. Events include book launches, exhibitions and panel discussions, while workshops cover the making of mini-comics, Ghostbuster zines, and fabric jewellery. 
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB, UK 

Tickets available here

20 September 2018

Photomontage Then and Now
Artists Loraine Leeson and Peter Kennard join writer David Evans at the Four Corners gallery to discuss the history, technique, and effects of photomontage in the context of political and community activism.
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Rd, London E2 0QN, UK

Tickets available here.

to 20 September 2018

Graphic Design in China, Tian Shui.

‘Graphic Design in China’ Showcases the Best of Chinese Design
In the wake of its growing social, industrial and economic power, this exhibition highlights the growing creative force of China. A juried biennial, hosted by the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association, ‘Graphic Design in China’ showcases over 150 contemporary Chinese works that include typography, illustration, animation, information visualizations, new media and environmental design. 
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York, NY

Above: Yu Zikai, courtesy of Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. 

21 — 23 September 2018

NY Art Book Fair

NY Art Book Fair
Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.



to 22 September 2018


Corn Shuk Mei Ho / The Black Series: Night Swims
An exhibition of illustrative work influenced by late night swimming.
The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ, UK

to 23 September 2018


Pentagram X 14-18 NOW: Dazzle
London Design Festival and Pentagram’s project inspired by the First World War concept of Dazzle camouflage.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 23 September 2018


Colourful Crossings
As part of London Design Festival, designer Morag Myerscough will transform pedestrian crossings on Borough High Street with intricate, bold geometric patterns developed using details from the surrounding architecture.
Various locations along Borough High Street, London SE1 1NP, UK

See ‘In the thick of it’ in Eye 79.

to 23 September 2018

Enid Marx exhibition at the House of Illustration © Paul Grover

Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art
Staged to coincide with the 20th anniversary of her death, ‘Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art’ displays over 150 works from Marx’s career as an illustrator, textile designer, and printmaker. Co-curated by historian Dr Alan Powers, author of Enid Marx: The Pleasures of Pattern, and House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmad.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C4BH, UK

Above: Enid Marx exhibition at the House of Illustration © Paul Grover.

See ‘Beasts and alphabets’ on the Eye blog. 

to 23 September 2018


Abe Odedina – True Love
An exhibition of Odedina’s paintings in response to testimonies from young people in South Africa who had undergone extreme and highly traumatic life experiences. Part of London Design Festival.
The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8FR, UK

to 23 September 2018

Image by Peter Kennard

From Nope to Hope: Art vs Arms, Oil & Injustice
An exhibition of graphic design, craft and grassroots resistance. Staged by the Nope to Arms Collective and including works from The Guerrilla Girls, Peter Kennard, Adbusters and the Ritzy Living Wage Campaign. 
Brixton Rec, 27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PB, UK

to 23 September 2018


Aftermath Art in the Wake of World War One
The exhibition includes work by George Grosz, Otto Dix, Hannah Höch, André Masson, Pablo Picasso, Winifred Knights, Fernand Léger and
C R W  Nevinson.
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK

Above: Winifred Knights, The Deluge, 1920.

See ‘Futurist at the front’ on the Eye blog.

to 23 September 2018


Pho­to­g­ra­pher’s Name: Aenne Bier­mann
Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Above: Aenne Biermann, Porträt [Portrait], ca. 1929. Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Reproduction: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln/ Cologne.

to 29 September 2018

Radical Visions: the early history of Four Corners + Camerawork 1972 – 1987
An exhibition exploring the history of two of London’s radical art collectives, Four Corners and Camerawork (formerly Half Moon Photography Workshop). 
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, London E2 0QN, UK

to 30 September 2018


An exhibition by design writer and educator Lucienne Roberts.
HMCT South Campus Gallery, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, US

See ‘Read me! Literacy in graphic design education’ in Eye 37.

to 30 September 2018

Clacton on Sea Essex 2017

The Great British Seaside
National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF, UK

Above: Martin Parr, Clacton on Sea Essex, 2017. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos.

to 30 September 2018

Anti Suffragette postcard  c.1908–1912

Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918
Marking the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland, this exhibition explores the print media used by both the Irish suffragists and their opposition. Including photographs, newspaper publications and various other print ephemera, Print, Protest, and the Polls illustrates the influence of printed forms of protest in the early 20th century. 
National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Above: Anti Suffragette postcard, ca. 1908–1912. © National Print Museum, Ireland. 

to 30 September 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 September 2018


Back Stages
Showing workshops, backstages and rehearsals, these works investigate how cultural traditions can be expressed in the different processes of making, collecting and preserving.
Onomatopee Projects, Willemstraat 27, 5611 HB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

to 30 September 2018


There is Nothing Connected, Nothing Distinct
A collaboration between sound artist Esther Venrooy and visual artist Hans Demeulenaere in which they set up a course of performative sculptures and objects where sounds and images flow into each other.
Onomatopee Projects, Willemstraat 27, 5611 HB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

September 2018


Punanimation Exhibition
The opening of Punimations’s exhibition at The Pocko Gallery in Dalston featuring works from women, trans and non-binary artists in the animation and motion industry.
Pocko Gallery, 51A King Henrys Wall, London N1 4NH, UK

to September 2018

Doube Take

Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger: Double Take
Curated by Sascha Renner, this exhibition plays with the iconic images of international photographic history. Scenes reproduced through a ‘meticulous bricolage of cardboard, sand, wood, fabric, cotton wool and plaster’ are subverted by the inclusion of the studio environment in the final image. Through a series of reconstructed photographs, ‘Double Take’ questions the stability of our perception amongst endless reproductions. 
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Grüzenstrasse 45, Zürich CH-8400, Switzerland

Above: Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Making-of “Tian’anmen” (von Stuart Franklin, 1989), 2013. © Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger. 

to 4 October 2018


Visible Girls: Revisited
Touring 2017 — 2018
Hull Artlink, 7 July – 11 August 2017
Exeter Phoenix, 17 November – 21 December 2017
Norwich Arts Centre, 7 February – 14 March 2018
Bristol 3CA, 6 September – 4 October 2018

to 7 October 2018


Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986
The exhibition is curated by director Andrew Blauvelt and Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow Steffi Duarte, with the generous assistance of Andrew Krivine.
Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801, US

Above: Installation photo by P. D. Rearick.

To be reviewed by Rick Poynor in Eye 97.

to 7 October 2018


Paul Kooiker - Untitled (Nude)
FOMU - Fotomuseum, Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Above: Paul Kooiker, from the series ‘Sunday’, 2011.

to 7 October 2018

Pop magazine

Juegen Teller – Enjoy Your Life!
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

Above: Juergen Teller, Enjoy Your Life! Junior, no. 74, 2017.

to 14 October 2018

Corita Kent

Corita Kent: Get With The Action
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP, UK

See the ‘All you need is love: pictures, words and worship’ about Sister Corita Kent in Eye 35.

to 14 October 2018

Aleksandr Rodchenko, Radio Station Tower, X67845

Shape of Light: 100 years of photography and abstract art
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

See Rick Poynor’s Photo Critique ‘Enigmas of abstraction’.

Above: Aleksandr Rodchenko, Radio Tower Station, 1929.

to 14 October 2018

Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London

Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London
UK Exhibition tour 2018
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

to 14 October 2018


I Was Raised on the Internet
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, US

Above: Sophia Al-Maria, Installation view of Black Friday at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo: Ronald Amstutz.

to 14 October 2018

Triennial of Contemporary Prints
Exhibition features work by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Niels Borch Jensen, Crown Point Press, Center for Future Publishing and Penelope Umbrico plus a limited edition print by graphic designer Anette Lenz. Open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm
Musée des beaux-arts, Marie-Anne-Calame 6, Le Locle, Switzerland

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 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

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 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

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 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 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: 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 20 January 2019


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

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 January 2019


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

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 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.





20 September 2018

Out of Your Comfort Zone
Ceara Elliot, Jack Smyth and Nico Taylor present an evening of book design-related talks focusing on the theme of getting ‘out of your comfort zone’.
St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Tickets available here.

21 September 2018 — 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

21 September 2018

Design Lecture Series: Bonnie Siegler 
Bonnie Siegler, founder of design studio Eight and a Half, delivers a lecture as the part of the Seattle Public Library’s ongoing Design Lecture Series. Siegler has been voted one of the fifty most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and is the author of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America and Dear Client, This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People. 
The Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, US

22 September 2018

Dirty Cash: can artists clean up arts funding?
A public discussion on the ethics of cultural funding. Featuring Judith Knight, the co-director of ArtsAdmin, journalist and Space Hijackers member Leah Borromeo, Zita Holbourne, a trade unionist, activist, author and artist, and artist Charlie Waterhouse. Chaired by the co-director of Culture Unstained, Jess Worth. 
Brixton Rec, 27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PB, UK

Tickets available here

22 September — 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.

21 — 23 September 2018


NY Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101, US

27 September — 13 October 2018

Sho Shibuya: WEEK

Sho Shibuya: Week
An exhibition of Sho Shibuya’s ‘Katakana’ – Japanese letterforms produced weekly. Inspired by everyday moments, Shibuya’s work employs simple typography and experiments with a variety of materials.
+81 Gallery, 167 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012, US

27 September — 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. 

28 — 29 September 2018

AGI Open Mexico City

AGI Open Mexico
Conference speakers include Christoph Niemann, Paula Scher, Karin Fong, Paul Sahre and Elaine Ramos, among others.
National Conservatory of Music, Av. Presidente Masaryk 582, Miguel Hidalgo, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico

Above: Illustration by Dr Alderete.

See ‘Storytelling giant’ in Eye 72, ‘Reputations: Paula Scher’ in Eye 77 and ‘No pressure’ on the Eye blog.



1 October 2018

Chelsea Manning in conversation with James Bridle 
London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts presents technologist Chelsea Manning in conversation with artist and writer James Bridle, discussing the rise of artificial intelligence and the role of AI in public policy, the state of the data economy, and the issues faced by transgender people today. 
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS, UK

1 October 2018 — 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.

1 October 2018 — 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


2 October 2018 — 13 January 2019

Pieter Bruegel der Ältere

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

3 October 2018 — 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.

3 October 2018 — 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
Curated by Steéphanie Jeanjean, adjunct assistant professor of art history at Cooper Union, and Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, this exhibition 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.

4 October 2018 — 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.

5 October 2018 — 3 February 2019

Social Design

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

10 —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.

10 October — 27 January

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.

11 October 2018

Vox Pop London

Typographic Voices: Empowerment
St. Bride Foundation, 14 St. Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

Tickets available here.

11 — 14 October 2018

Market Fair2, 2017

Torino Graphic Days 3
An international festival dedicated to visual communication, hosted in Turin. Four days of workshops, talks, performances and exhibitions looking at all the aspects of graphic design: from handcrafted techniques, engraving, illustration and sign painting to branding and animation.
Toolbox Coworking, Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2, 10134 Torino TO, Italy

11 — 14 October 2018

XXX Letter Exchange Conference

XXX – The Letter Exchange Conference
Marking the Letter Exchange’s thirtieth anniversary, this conference brings together some of the best letterers from the US, the UK, and Europe. Speakers include type designer Matthew Carter, designer and educator Catherine Dixon, and calligrapher Luca Barcellona.
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK

12 October 2018 — 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.

13 October 2018 — 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. Albumin paper on cardboard. 28.9 x 40.4 cm. Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Reproduction: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln/ Cologne.

14 — 15 October 2018

OFFF TLV 2018: Visual Design Festival

OFFF TLV: Tel Aviv Design Festival 
OFFF is a series of conferences, workshops, performances, and activities designed to inspire and connect emerging and established creatives. Set over two days, the festival includes talks from Pentagram and The Design Kids, alongside a workshop on character design by Dutch design studio Hedof. 
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Shaul Hamelekh 27, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tickets available here

18 October 2018 - 8 February 2019

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


Above: Martin ParrSt Ives, Cornwall, England, photographic pigment print. 50.8 x 76.2 cm. 

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.

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.

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.



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.

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

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

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.

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

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7–9.30pm, St Bride Printing Library, 14 St. Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK


Free glass of fizz on arrival.

Eye magazine’s regular Type Tuesday evening at St Bride Library.

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 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


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