22 — 30 October 2016


Sheffield Design Week
Various locations, Sheffield

to 24 October 2016


Type Camp: Japan
Tokyo and Ibaraki

See ‘Learning on location’ in Eye 85.

25 October 2016 — 8 January 2017


Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950
An exhibition of portable murals, paintings, prints, photographs, books and broadsheets.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

27 October 2016

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The Modern Magazine 2016
Conference speakers include Gail Bichler (The New York Times Magazine), Kirsten Algera (MacGuffin), Christoph Amend (ZEIT magazine) and the Ladybeard team.
Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London NC1 4AA, UK




to 28 October 2016

Sheila Rock - Jordan

Sheila Rock: From Punk to the English Sea
Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU, UK

Above: Sheila Rock, Jordan in doorway of Sex, 1977. Photograph © Sheila Rock Photography.

to 29 October 2016

Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue
Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG, UK

to 29 October 2016


Women’s Rights are Human Rights

President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 US

‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination’ showcases 50 posters that challenge gender inequality and stereotypes; advance reproductive and sexual rights; advocate protecting women and girls against brutality; and promote women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society. Curated by Elizabeth Resnick.

to 29 October 2016

Catherine Balet

Catherine Balet: Looking for the Masters in Ricardo’s Golden Shoes
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Hôtel de Retz, Bâtiment A, 9 rue Charlot 75003 Paris, France

Above: Catherine Balet. Tribute to Man RAY, Noire et blanche, 1926.

to 30 October 2016

Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver

The fourth International Print Biennale
International Print Biennale, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP, UK.

Above, Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exposed) 2015, Courtesy Cornelia Parker and Alan Cristea

to 30 October 2016


Editions and Objects: Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents St. Judes
An exhibition of thirteen artists including Mark Hearld, Peter Green OBE and Angie Lewin.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG, UK

Above: Angie Lewin, Sea Pinks. Wood Engraving. Courtesy the artist, St Jude’s and YSP.

to 30 October 2016

Vogue 100: A Century of Style
An exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine’s centenary celebrations. Curated by Robin Muir.
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, UK

to 30 October 2016

Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1

Georgia O’Keeffe
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

to 30 October 2016


The Best Designed Books 2015
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

to 30 October 2016


The Village of Type
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

to 2 November


Taipei – Basel: Design Processes 2016 Conference + Exhibition
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Entrance Hall, Building D @Campus of the Arts, Dreispitz-Area, Freilager- Platz 1, 4023 Basel, Switzerland.

to 3 November 2016


Photo Kathmandu 2016 | Patan
An international photography festival including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and more.
Various locations, Patan, Kathmandu

Above: Ian Teh.

to 5 November 2016


Tina Berning: Those Who Stay
Alison Milne Gallery, 134 Osler Street, Suite 3, Toronto, Ontario M6N 2Y8, Canada

to 12 November 2016

to 15 November 2016


Patience: we+(Hokuto Ando & Toshiya Hayashi) 
Gallery S. Bensimon, 111, Rue de Turenne, F-75003 Paris, France.

to 15 November 2016

The Graphics of Punk

Never Mind The Typography: An evening with author Sarah Hyndman to accompany The Graphics of Punk
The Museum of Brands, 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1QT, UK.

Tickets available here

to 27 November 2016

Peter Blake Appropriated Alphabet no.7

Peter Blake: Alphabets Letters & Numbers
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK

to 28 November


Tactility: Contemporary Fashion Illustration
Pocko, 51A King Henrys Walk, London, N1 4NH, UK

to 10 December 2016


Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ, UK

to 11 December 2016

Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir

Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK

Above: Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir, by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1891. © Hulton Archive / Getty Images.

to 11 December 2016


Willy Fleckhaus: Design, Revolt, Rainbow
MAKK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln), An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln, Germany

See ‘Paint it black’ in Eye 3.

Above: Twen, Nr. 12, 1966, Fotografie: Sam Haskins, Grafik: Willy Fleckhaus, © Foto: Carsten Wolff, FINE GERMAN DESIGN, Frankfurt am Main.

to 17 December 2016


Charles Booth’s London: Mapping Victorian Lives
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, UK

to 18 December 2016


The Ulm Model
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS, UK

Above: Precision balance. Student: Gerda Müller-Krauspe. Instructors: Hans Gugelot, Walter Zeischegg and Georg Leowald, 1959-60, Industrial Design. Photo by Wolfgang Siol. Courtesy HfG-Archiv / Ulmer Museum.

to 1 January 2017

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Dream Out Loud: Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: We Make Carpets, Stirrer Carpet (detail).

to 2 January 2017

Mark Rothko  No. 15, 1957

Abstract Expressionism
The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

Above: Mark Rothko, No. 15, 1957.

to 8 January 2016

Goat_The Gulch

Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK

to 8 January 2017


William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance
ZKM_Kubus (ZKM_Cube), Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany

to 8 January 2017


Schwitters Miró Arp
An exhibition of works by Dadaists Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp and painter, graphic artist and sculptor Joan Miró.
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, US

Above: Kurt Schwitters, Merzbild 1B Bild mit rotem Kreuz (Merzpicture 1B Picture with Red Cross), 1919. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Foundation, Sammlung Deutsche Bank and Hauser & Wirth.

to 15 January 2017


William Kentridge: Thick Time
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: William Kentridge, Remembering the Treason Trial, 2013. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, © William Kentridge.

to 15 January 2017


Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Verbund Collection
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Roberta Construction Chart #1, 1975 ©  Lynn Hershman Leeson / Sammlung Verbund.

to 15 January 2017


Edward Ardizzone
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: The Model © Estate of Edward Ardizzone.

to 15 January 2017


Grunts and Grapples
Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JN, UK

to 16 January 2017

Milanese Mosaic Pastes, Cabinet of Factory Products, c. 1800

Object Lessons: The Story of Material Education in 8 Chapters
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge, Oranienstraße 25, D-10999 Berlin, Germany.

Above, Milanese Mosaic Pastes, Cabinet of Factory Products, c. 1800, Collection Technical Museum Vienna, Photo: A.-S. Lehmann / Jars From a Teaching Aid Kit On Paper Fabrication, Lehrmittel-Verlag F. Rausch c. 1920, Collection Werkbundarchiv, Photo: A. Herrmann

to 22 January 2017


Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-Str. 2, D-79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

Above: Installation photo of room 3. © Vitra Design Museum, Mark Niedermann.

to 22 January 2017


L’esprit du Bauhaus, l’objet en question
Les Arts Décoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

to 29 January 2017


Dave Brown: The Boosh Club
The exhibition will feature unseen photography from designer, photographer and cast member Dave Brown of The Mighty Boosh (AKA Bollo) alongside illustrations by Noel Fielding as well as selected works by Ivana Zorn, Andy Hollingworth and Mr Bingo.
The Book Club, 106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4XS, UK

See ‘Impeccable stupidity’ by Roger Sabin in Eye 70.

to 29 January 2017


The Graphics of Punk
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT, UK

to 5 February 2017


The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots
An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s original illustrations for The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, the recently re-discovered unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, to be published on 1 September by Penguin Random House.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Quentin Blake’s original drawings for Beatrix Potter’s newly re-discovered story The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots.

to 5 February 2017

The Vulgar

The Vulgar
Conceived by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Philips. See The Vulgar News.
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

to 12 February 2017


Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms: The Art of Paul Peter Piech
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK

Above: Paul Peter Piech, America, open your eyes, 1973. From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

See ‘Freestyling text and image’ in Eye 88.

to 12 February 2017

Rachel Harrison (b. 1966). Untitled, (2011) Colored pencil on paper, Sheet: 19 × 24in. (48.3 × 61 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee 2012.81 © Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali,

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above: Rachel Harrison (1966–), Untitled, 2012. Colored pencil on paper. 19 × 24 in. (48.3 × 61 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee. 2012.81 © Rachel Harrison Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

to 12 February 2017

Hanukkah Lamp # 7

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, USA.

The Television Project: You Don’t Have to Be Jewish
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, USA.

to 19 February 2017


A Marquee Piece of Sod: The WW1 films of Mary Reid Kelley
Kunsthalle, Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen, Germany

Above: Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, 2009, Videostill.

to 26 February 2017

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 1968 Alan Aldridge

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

Above: The Beatles’ Illustrated Lyrics 1968, art directed by Alan Aldridge.

See ‘Multi-coloured mirrors’ about how Alan Aldridge’s art direction of Beatles lyrics gave a graphic twist to the Swinging Sixties in Eye 57.

to 27 February 2017

Lucia Moholy: The English Years
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstraße 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

to 27 February 2017

to 5 March 2017

Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 5 March 2017

Meta-mechanical sculpture 1954 Tinguely

Jean Tinguely
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Meta-mechanical sculpture untitled, 1954.

See ‘Books Received #18’ on the Eye blog.

to 2 April 2017


Philippe Parreno
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Exhibition view, Philippe Parreno, H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS, Park Avenue Armory, 2015. © Philippe Parreno. Courtesy Pilar Corrias, Barbara Gladstone, Esther Schipper. Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti.

to 25 June 2017


Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond
Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP, UK

Above: exhibition graphics by LucienneRoberts+.





27 October 2016

London launch of Currently & Emotion: Translations
Hannah Barry Gallery, 4 Holly Grove, Peckham, London, SE15 5DF, UK
Presented by Test Centre as part of the Small Publishers Fair



1 November 2016 — 26 February 2017


Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU, UK

See ‘Letterpress firecracker in Tribeca’ on the Eye blog.

Triple portrait of Alan Kitching by A. J. B. Sutherland, 1989.

Above: Alan Kitching triple portrait, 1989, by A. J. B. Sutherland.
Below: cover of the new book of the same name, art directed and written by Eye’s Simon Esterson and John L. Walters.


3 — 4 November 2016

Design Thinkers
Speakers include Matt Willey, Paolo Antonelli, Tobias Frere-Jones, Erik Kessels, etc.
Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada

3 — 4 November 2016

Printers Unite! Print and protest from the Early Modern to the present
2-day conference on print as a platform for protest.
Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, UK

3 November 2016 — 19 March 2017

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Les Suisses de Paris: Graphic Design and Typography
Museum für Gestaltung, Schaudepot, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich, Switzerland

Above: Adrian Frutiger, Study on the font OCR-B, ca. 1963, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Graphics Collection.

4 — 5 November 2016

small publishers fair

Small Publishers Fair
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK

4 November 2016 —


The Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism
Industria, 775 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014, US

10 November 2016 — 7 May 2017


The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes) 1932. Collection Elton John
© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016.

11 November 2016 — January 2017

Gee Vaucher: Introspective
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH, UK

11 November — 23 December 2016

Wings_Lettering Arts Trust

Christmas Showcase of Lettering Art
The Lettering & Commemorative  Arts Trust, Lettering Arts Centre, Snape, Maltings, Snape, Suffolk  IP17 1SP, UK

14 November 2016

Type Talk: Adrian Shaughnessy, The graphic designer as writer, editor and publisher
Ticket available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK

16 November 2016

16 November 2016


LX Lecture: Klaus-Peter Schäffel, lettering artist, illuminator
Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK

22 November 2016

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AOI Contracts Masterclass
Howard Kennedy, 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG, UK

Above: illustration by Marianna Madriz.

24 November 2016


Doodle Jam
An Association of Illustrators event.
The Doodle Bar, 60 Druid Street, London SE1 2EZ, UK

Above: illustration by Marianna Madriz.


24 November 2016

Design Museum Kensington render Top Floor - Permanent Exhibition credit Alex Morris Visualisation

The Design Museum reopens
224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NQ, UK

26 — 27 November 2016


Design Festa vol. 44
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan



1 December 2016 — 2 April 2017

Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

12 December 2016

Type Talk: Jonathan Barnbrook: A Barnbrook super deluxe ultra karaoke megamix
Tickets available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham

14 December 2016


LX lecture: Gerald Fleuss, calligrapher, lettering artist
Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK

28 December 2016 — 3 January 2017


Type Camp: India
Chennai and Delhi

See ‘Learning on location’ in Eye 85.



16 January 2017


Type Talk: Trine Rask: Reading and writing text
Tickets available here.
Lecture theatre (3rd Floor), Birmingham City University, Parkside, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK



11 February — 17 April 2017

Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, c. 1930

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932
The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK

Above: Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, ca. 1930.

15 February 2017


LX lecture – Andy Altmann, graphic designer
Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK

20 February 2017


Type Talk: Toshi Omagari: Myths of science and practice in typeface design
Tickets available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK

25 February — 4 June 2017

American Gothic

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, UK


MARCH 2017

13 March 2017


Type Talk: Phil Abel: What I’ve been doing at work: some snaps from the Hand & Eye photo album
Tickets available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK

15 March 2017


LX lecture: Katherina Pieper, calligrapher, lettering artist
Entrance on the door: members £7, non-members £10, students £5.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, UK


APRIL 2017

1 April — 9 July 2017


Grunts and Grapples
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 3BU, UK

3 April 2017

Type Talk: Neville Brody
Tickets available here.
Birmingham City University, Main Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK


MAY 2017

2 — 6 May 2017

How Design Live 2017
Speakers include Kelli Anderson, Seymour Chwast and Natasha Jen.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, US

13 May — 1 October 2017

'Animals', album cover art, Roger Waters, 1977. © Pink Floyd Music Ltd

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Roger Waters’ album cover art for ‘Animals’, 1977. © Pink Floyd Music Ltd.