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Eye newsletter
14 May 2019

Dear friends

Eye 98 is out now. It includes articles about Thérèse Moll, Hansje van Halem and Bram De Does, creator of the sublime Trinité and Lexicon, an article about design podcasts from Katie Evans and Gabriela Matuszyk, and a packed reviews section. Click here to subscribe or buy a single issue of Eye 98.


This type special issue includes the must-read, three-part ‘Type Now’ (with articles by Jan Middendorp, Sarah Snaith and Peter Biľak); the story behind Swiss type foundry Nouvelle Noire’s Rektorat; Commercial Classics, Paul Barnes’s extensive revival of nineteenth-century typefaces; and many more essential insights, observations and essays.





Tom Gauld’s back cover illustration for Eye 97.
(You can still get the Eye 96 / 97 bundle offer at the special price of £33.)

I took part in the St Bride Library’s  ‘Collections and Collaborations’ event, which launched a series of posters commissioned to raise funds for the St Bride Foundation. I was teamed with illustrator Tom Gauld, other pairs included Catherine Dixon and Mick Clayton, Bob Richardson and Alistair Hall, and Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook (Fragile Self), among others. Posters are available to buy, details here


Bez tytułu

Warsaw, 1958. Photograph by Wojciech Zamecznik.

Rick Poynor’s latest Photo Critique, in Eye 98 and online in full, is ‘Posters for the people’, about Polish designer Wojciech Zamecznik.



Eye is ‘media sponsor’ for two forthcoming events: the Birmingham Design Festival, from Wed 5 June to Sat 8 June, and ModMag in New York on Wed 29 June.

Our next Type Tuesday, on 4 June, is ‘Inspiration and Originality’, with Hansje van Halem, Mark Thomson (talking about Bram de Does) and a panel about type design. The entire evening will be devoted to the contents of Eye 98, you can buy bargain back issues and there’s a free glass of fizz on arrival.

Look out on Instagram stories for more updates about these events and Eye in general.

Warmest greetings

John Walters, editor

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