to 30 September 2014


The Joy of Graphic Design
A three-day festival of workshops, exhibitions and a conference, featuring Vier5, Erik Kessels and Mario Lombardo, among many others.
Warehouse building at the Oberhafen, Hamburg, Germany

to 1 October 2014


Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990
Includes a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean, and a selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era. The gallery’s ‘graphics corner’ explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938.
Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor, MoMA, 11 West 53 Street  New York, US

Above: Luba Lukova, There Is No Death for the Songs, 1987. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1 October 2014 — 9 January 2015


Times(less) Signs: Otto Neurath and Reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art
A group exhibition of works derived from the visual language of Otto Neurath, ‘pictograms and pictorial statistics to visualise political, social, global or purely individual agendas’.
Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ, UK

Above: Olaf Osten, Commuting 090, 2012.



to 4 October 2014

to 5 October 2014

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Tall Stories: Five Centuries of Storytelling
Bijzondere Collecties, Oude Turfmarkt 129 1012 GC, Amsterdam

Above: catchpenny print from the collection of collection of Nico Boerma.

to 5 October 2014

Maha Maamoun, Domestic Tourism II, 2009

Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
A look at Arab pop culture through printed matter, including book covers posters, notebooks and film.

Above: Maha Maamoun, Domestic Tourism II, 2009.

to 5 October 2014

MAK-Ausstellungsansicht, 2014  VORBILDER. 150 Jahre MAK: Vom Kunstgewerbe zum Design MAK-Ausstellungshalle Auswahl Konstantin Grcic © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Vorbilder: 150 Jahre Mak Vom Kunstgewerbe Zum Design (Exemplary: 150 Years of The Mak - From Arts And Crafts to Design)
Mak-Ausstellungshalle, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Vienna, Austria

Above: VORBILDER. 150 Jahre MAK: Vom Kunstgewerbe zum Design
MAK-Ausstellungshalle, Mantel (Anterija), Albanien, 2. Hälfte 19. Jh, vor 1893. © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen


to 5 October 2014


A Visual History of AIGA
Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 US

to 10 October 2014


Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Erwin Blumenfeld, American Vogue, March 1945.

to 12 October 2014

Photo postcard, circa 1915, collection Fotostiftung Switzerland

1914/18 – Bilder von der Grenze / Pictures from the Border
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Grüzenstrasse 45, 8400 Winterthur (Zürich)

Above: Photo postcard, circa 1915, collection Fotostiftung Switzerland.

to 12 October 2014

to 14 October 2014


Owen Gildersleeve: Paper Cut
The Proud Archivist, Regent’s Canal, London, N1 5SH, UK
(near Haggerston Overground Station)

to 16 October 2014


Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of posters
An exhibition of prints created by Alan Kitching and Monotype to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of these five giants of graphic design: Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand.
Well Gallery, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB, UK

to 18 October 2014


C. R. W. Nevinson – A Printmaker in War & Peace
Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QG, UK

Above: C. R. W. Nevinson, Returning to the Trenches, drypoint, 1916. Courtesy of Osborne Samuel Gallery.

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

to 19 October 2014

Lorenzo Vitturi, Green Stripes #1 from the series Dalston Anatomy, 2013

Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Above: Lorenzo Vitturi, ‘Green Stripes #1’ from the series Dalston Anatomy, 2013.

to 19 October 2014

to 19 October 2014


Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street,
New York, NY 10021

Above: Ed Ruscha, Standard Study #2, 1962. Opaque watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite on paper, 5 3/8 × 10 1/8 in. (13.7 × 25.7 cm). Gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President, 2005.

to 19 October 2014

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
A show of over 400 photographs on the dynamic culture and society of 60s America taken by Dennis Hopper, never before seen in the UK.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ES, UK

Above: Dennis Hopper, Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim at their wedding in Las Vegas, 1965. © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust.

to 19 October 2014


Opera at the Stedelijk: Lex Reitsma + Eiko Ishioka
An exhibition celebrating the graphic design and costume design of the Dutch National Opera.
Stedelijk Museum, 10 Museumplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Lex Reitsma’s poster L’amour des trois oranges for the Dutch National Opera.

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69.

to 23 October 2014


The Best Design of the Year
Part of FADfest 2014.
FAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona Building), 37 – 38 Plaza de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain

to 26 October 2014


Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art
The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Above: Kazimir Malevich, Supremus No. 55, 1916.

to 26 October 2014


Tom Phillips’ Illuminated Tweets
This exhibition focuses on Tom Phillips’ ever-changing A Humument through its recent incarnations across digital platforms.
On show will be the Humument app and the USB card of Phillips reading the work, bringing to life the rich musical textures of his poetry.
Special opening event, Tuesday 16 September.
Saison Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London UK

See ‘A Humument’ in Eye 18.

to 26 October 2014

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London by Edward Bawden
The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD, UK

Above: Edward Bawden, detail from A General Guide to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 1923. © The Edward Bawden Estate Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund.

to 29 October 2014


Another Point of View - A Retrospective of Felipe Taborda
St Johns University, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439, United States

Above: Design by Felipe Taborda.

to 31 October 2014


Tim Hetherington: Infidel
A photography and video exhibition documenting the experience of war.
Exhibtion launch party, Thursday 21 August, 6:30-9:00pm.
Photofusion, 17A Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LA

Above: Tim Hetherington, Untitled, Korengal Valley Kunar Province Afghanistan, 2008. Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

See ‘Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger’ in Eye 77.

to 31 October 2014

Before the Dance low res

Brita Granström: The Night Swimmer
University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

Above: Brita Granström, Before the Dance.

See ‘Noted #63’ on the Eye blog.

to 2 November 2014


26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes
The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, UK

Above: Natalie Lees.

to 2 November 2014


A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution
Paintings, Room 88a and The Julie and Robert Breckman Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Above: Ron Haeberle, Q. And babies? A. And babies, 1970. Art Workers’ Coalition, United States.

to 2 November 2014

Installation view of Studio Wares, The Grantchester Pottery at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, 2013. The Influence of Furniture on Love
Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX, UK

to 2 November 2014

Quentin Blake. House of Illustration

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Quentin Blake, Wild Washerwomen.

to 9 November 2014


Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Science Museum, Media Space Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

Above: Joan Fontcuberta, The Miracle of Dolphin-Surfing, 2002. © Joan Fontcuberta.

to 9 November 2014


Recto Verso: 8 pièces graphistes
Les Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

to 11 November 2014


Part of the London Design Festival.
43m2, Unit 2, 1 Baltic Place, Kingsland Road, London N1 5AQ, UK

to 16 November 2014

Superlatives and Resolution

Neïl Beloufa: Counting on People
An exhibition of Beloufa’s sculptural and live video works.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, UK

to 23 November 2014

Manifesto! An Alternative History of Photography
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur (Zürich), Switzerland

to 23 November 2014

Lawrence Weiner: All in Due Course
South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH, UK

See ‘The work must be read’ in Eye 29 and ‘On the water, off the wall’ on the Eye blog.

to 30 November 2014


Anthony McCall: Solid Light Films and Other Works
(1971 – 2014)

EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam

Above: Anthony McCall, You and I Horizontal, 2005. Installation view at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2006). Photograph by Blaise Adilon.

to 30 November 2014


Game in Hell: The First World War in Russia
GRAD: Gallery for Russian Art and Design, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB, UK

Above: Efim Cheptsov, More Money Means More Shells, 1916.

to 30 November 2014

Blow-up — Antonioni’s Film Classic and Photography
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH-8400 Winterthur (Zürich)


to 13 December 2014


Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Space Station Sixty Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

Above: Graphic details By Miss Lasko-Gross.

to 7 December 2014

02_ Sasa J. Maechtig, designer of Kiosk K67, at exhibition BIO 5, 1973, photo from designer archive

Bio 50: The 24th Biennial of Design
Muzej za Arhitekturo in Oblikovanje (Museum of Architecture and Design), Grad Fužine, Pot na Fužine 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Above: Sasa J. Maechtig, designer of Kiosk K6, at exhibition BIO 5, 1973.

to 4 January 2015


Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB, UK

to 4 January 2015


David Bowie is
MCA Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611 US

Above: David Bowie and William Burroughs, 1974. Photo: Terry O'Neill. Hand colouring: David Bowie. Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image © V&A Images.

to 4 January 2015


Horst: Photographer of Style
A retrospective exhibition on the photography of Horst P. Horst.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue 1939. © Condé Nast / Horst Estate.

to 10 January 2016

The Fabric of India
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK


to 11 January 2015

Visualizing 19th Century New York

Visualizing 19th-Century New York
An exhibition exploring the production of lithographs, photographs, woodcuts and other tools which helped strengthen 19th century New York’s visual appeal to an international market.
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

to 18 January 2015


Staging the Message: The open work of Jan van Toorn
Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Above: Jan van Toorn, Falconplein, 2012.

to 18 January 2015


Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204 US

Above: Woody Pirtle, Stop the Plant, 2002.  Screen print. © Woody Pirtle. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA.

to 8 February 2015

100 Years of Swiss Design
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

to February 2015


Hollington & Kyprianou: The Castle
Wilko Hardware Store, 380-382 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, UK

to 1 February 2015


Disobedient Objects
An exhibition of art and design objects associated with political activism.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Andy Dao and Ivan Cash, Occupy George, overprinted dollar bill.

to 8 March 2015

Designers in Residence: Disruption
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK

to 8 March 2015

to 22 March 2015


Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy
Freer | Sackler, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC, US

Above: Folio of calligraphy written by Imad al-Hasani (d. 1615) from the Safavid period, ca. 1610, Iran, probably Isfahan.

to 30 April 2015


Moving Stories: Children’s Books from Page to Screen
Seven Stories, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, UK





4 October — 30 November 2014


Fraser Muggeridge: Mimeographica Alphabetica
An exhibition of a stencilled alphabet designed by secondary school students using a manual mimeograph machine and Fraser Mudderidge, shown alongside materials such as stencil lettering tools and guides.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK

7 — 12 October 2014


Golden Bee 11: Global Biennale Moscow
The international graphic design biennale jury includes Jonathan Barnbrook, Guta Moura Guedes and Mirko Ilic who will be giving lectures and master-classes on 9 October.
Various locations including Central House of Artist, Krymskiy val, 10 Moscow

8 October — 30 November 2014

1. Klushantsev[2]

Beyond Zero
An exhibition of works from contemporary artists which pay homage to both the Soviet Union’s space programme and the emergence of non-objective art in Russia.
Calvert 22 Gallery, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP, UK

Above: Pavel Klushantsev, The Moon, 1965

8 October 2014 — 12 January 2015


Sensing the Future: László Moholy-Nagy, the Media and the Arts
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Above: László Moholy-Nagy, Construction Z VII, 1926. Photo Credit: National Gallery Washington © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.

9 October — 15 November 2014

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Fredun Shapur: Playing with Design
Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PD, UK


10 — 31 October 2014

Conrad Shawcross

The ADA Project
The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park (top floor), Brewer Street, London W1F 0LA, UK

Above: Aluminium, steel, light, computer controlled mechanical system 415 x 380 x 380 cm.

10 October — 20 December 2014

Atomic Frontier Days, Richland Washington, booklet, Sep 1948

After the Flash: Photography from the Atomic Archive
Documentary photographs and ephemera from the extensive personal archive of Canadian art historian, writer and curator John O’Brian.
Work gallery, 10a Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG, UK

14 October — 30 November 2014


Cybernetic Serendipity
Rare installation photographs, invitation cards and printed material from the 1968 exhibition of the same name, curated by Jasia Reichardt.
Fox Reading Room, Institue of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: detail from the ‘Cybernetic Serendipity’ exhibition poster, Institute of Contemporary Art, 2 August – 20 October, 1968. © Tate, London 2013.

14 — 19 October 2014

4_Federico Spagnulo Stand[1]

Hospitality Design 2014
Part of Moscow Design Week.
ARTPLAY Design Center, 10 Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya Str., Moscow, 105120 Russia

Above: Work by architect Federico Spagnulo.

16 October — 11 January 2015

18 October 2014 - 25 January 2015


Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Varvara Stepanova, Costume design for Tarelkin’s Death, 1922. © A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum.

22 October 2014


Brand onions make my eyes water
A talk by Daren Cook, formerly of Wolff Olins and Wally Olins’s branding agency Saffron Brand Consultants.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

22 October — 22 November 2014


Michael Putland: A Life in Music – 50 Years on the Road
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX, UK

Above: Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sleeping alongside his wife Bianca Jagger the morning after the end of their European Tour party in Berlin, Germany on October 20, 1973. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images).

23 — 24 October 2014


Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference
New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (between 46th and 47th Streets), New York, NY 10036, US

24 — 26 October 2014


5D Science of Fiction
5D Institute, USC Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, US

24 October — 2 November 2014


Southeast Asian Comics
The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London N1 5SH, UK

Above: By Koh Hong Teng.

28 October 2014

Paul Johnson - Movable Book Artist and Teacher
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

30 October 2014

Stencilled Texts: A History of Self-Made Messages
Eric Kindel will talk about the history of stencilled texts followed by a discussion with Fraser Muggeridge.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX, UK

See ‘A tradition with breaks’ in Eye 86 and ‘They work with words: 1’ in Eye 75.



4 November — 17 December 2014


We Tell Stories
An exhibition covering the illustrative work of notable SVA graduates, showcasing thousands of children’s books, comics, graphic novels and more.
SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, Chelsea, NY, US

8 — 30 November 2014

2014.05.22 EYE ontwerp expo

Eye …
An exhibition of two generations of work by lettering artists from the Boudens family: Kristoffel, Pieter, Liesbet, Joke and Robrecht Boudens.
Standaert Showroom, 46 Witte Leertouwersstraat, Bruges, Belgium

13 November — 13 December 2014


Geoff McFetridge
Cooper Cole Gallery, 1161 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada M6J 1X3

13 November 2014 — 25 January 2015

First Step

Allen Jones RA
The first major exhibition of Allen Jones’ work in almost 20 years, featuring paintings and sculptures from the 1960s to the present.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens Site, 6 Burlington Gardens,
London W1S 3ET, UK

Above: Allen Jones RA, First Step, 1966.

13 November 2014 - 25 May 2015


StereoType: New Directions in Typography
The exhibition considers the intersection of technology and design. Designers involved include Design Studio Edhv, Oded Ezer, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, Alida Sayer and Dan Tobin Smith.
Boston Society of Architects, BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024, USA

19 November 2014


Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter
A talk by author James Russell, who also co-curated the exhibition by the same name at Towner gallery in Eastbourne.
St Bride Library, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ, UK

20 November 2014


Designing the 20th Century: His children remember
Talk given by Naomi and Daniel Games about their father, his work and his influences, 11am.
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB, UK

26 November 2014 — 25 January 2015

Alice Hartley, We’re All Very Disappointed, 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
A collection of works from 55 upcoming artists from UK art schools. Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Alice Hartley, We’re All Very Disappointed, 2013.

28 — 30 November 2014


Gran Salón México: Contemporary Illustration Fair
The fair will include lectures, portfolio reviews, film screenings, workshops and live drawing.
Centro de Cultura Digital, Paseo de la Reforma s/n esq. Lieja (abajo de la Estela de luz), Colonia Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico

Above: Hilda Palafox.



12 December 2014

Cadbury Research Library
The Baskerville Society will give a tour of the most extensive collection of original Baskerville material available at the Research Library.
Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower (Lower Ground Floor), Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK B15 2TT

Ticket available on Eventbrite.



12 February - 25 May 2015


Magnificent Obsessions - The Artist as Collector
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Album covers from the collection of Dr Lakra.


26 — 28 February 2015

Future Everything 2015
Manchester Town Hall
, Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire M60 2LA


MARCH 2015

14 — 15 March 2015

The Beauty of letters: text, type and communication in the eighteenth century
A two-day conference will consider ‘how writing, printing, performance and portrayal contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted the spread of knowledge and contributed to political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world.’
Call for papers closes 31 August 2014.

14 March — 19 July 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The first major European show on Alexander McQueen’s work.
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK


APRIL 2015

1 April — 19 July 2015

All of this Belongs to You
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

25 April — 27 September 2015

What is Luxury?
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK


September 2015


October 2015

21 October 2015 — 14 February 2016

The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Barbican Art Gallery
, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK



November 2015

28 November 2015 — 14 Febuary 2016

Julia Margaret Cameron
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK