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Eye newsletter
16 November 2017

Dear friends

We are busy putting the finishing touches on Eye 95, which should reach subscribers before Christmas. It’s an ‘unthemed’ issue, with articles that deal with illustration, identity design, photography and art direction, and a reviews section covering current books and exhibitions – including ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ at the Wellcome Collection in London until 14 January 2018.

In the meantime, we hope you will join us once again at the upcoming Type Tuesday on 5 December at St Bride. GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright, with special guests including Rejane Dal Bello, Phil Baines and Peter Hall, will explore the weird and wonderful relationship between typography, life and death.


The evening will take inspiration from the aforementioned ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ show at the Wellcome. Curators and designers GraphicDesign& (and their guests) will tackle everything from hospital wayfinding to doctors’ handwriting; from ‘friendly fonts’ to public health pronouncements.

‘Type Tuesday: A matter of life and death’ will show how type and lettering can shape our approaches to staying healthy; and the ways in which we relate to (and represent) death.

Get your ticket here.



Detail from one image from photographer Giacomo Favilla and illustrator Valeria Crociata’s ‘Double Trouble’ series, currently on display at The Book Club in Shoreditch.

New posts on the Eye blog include ‘Books received #30’ which reviews (in brief) Philip Cowell and Caz Hildebrand’s This Is Me, Full Stop., Jonny Hannah’s The Captain’s Alphabet, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder’s Designed for Hi-Fi Living, Vincent Sardon’s The Stampographer and David Clarke’s UFO Drawings From the National Archives. See also, Lindsay Hargrave’s ‘Seeing double’ about the exhibition ‘Double Trouble’ and Sarah Snaith’s ‘ModMag17: Part one’ report.

Keep an eye out for ‘ModMag17: Part two’, coming soon.



Covers of Nozone, edited by Nicholas Blechman.

Sparked by New Yorker creative director Nicholas Blechman’s recent appearance at the Modern Magazine conference, we have turned our attention to ‘Back into battle’ in Eye 51. Dan Nadel writes about Blechman’s perfect-bound ’zine – a barbed response to US politics.

Other recently published articles from the archive include ‘Off the rails’ and ‘Megacity snapshots’ in Eye 66.

Warmest regards for the holiday season

John Walters, editor

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