17 April — 23 June 2019

Who’s Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection (2019)

Who’s Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection
An exhibition, drawn from the Ramo Collection in Milan, that explores drawing as an independent art form. Including works from some of the most dominant figures of twentieth-century Italian art, such as Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, and Pino Pascali. Curated by the Ramo Collection’s Irina Zucca Alessandrelli and staged in collaboration with Museo del Novecento in Milan.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, UK

18 April 2019

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Commercial Classics
An evening (7 – 9:30pm) to see and discuss a new body of work by Commercial Type. The foundry have been searching through the archive that is St Bride Library, discovering old designs and hidden gems to create a set of new typefaces. Partners Paul Barnes, Christian Schwartz, designers Greg Gazdowicz and Tim Ripper will be talking about how this all came about. Simon Esterson, art director of Eye, and David Pearson, will join to discuss. Tickets are free but booking is essential.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

AboveCaslon Rounded, made in wood letter by the Counter Press & Commercial Classics

See ‘Type Tuesday: Reputations’ on the Eye blog for an interview with Commercial Type’s Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes, first published in Eye 82.



to 25 April 2019

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
In collaboration with The Royal Academy of Arts, The Gallery of Windsor presents an exhibition of British artist and Royal Academician Sir Michael Craig-Martin. Over 35 paintings, sculptures and prints are displayed, including three new paintings completed in 2018; Untitled (stiletto), Untitled (split-level) and Untitled (wireless).
The Gallery at Windsor, 3125 Windsor Boulevard Vero Beach Florida 32963

Above: Michael Craig Martin, Untitled (wireless), 2018.

to 26 April 2019


Don McCullin: Proximity
To coincide with the retrospective at Tate Britain, Hamiltons will be celebrating photographer Don McCullin’s achievements by exhibiting rare and unseen vintage prints dating back to the 1950s.
Hamiltons Gallery, 13 Carlos Place, London W1K 2EU, UK

Above: Vintage gelatin silver print. © Don McCullin.

to 27 April 2019

to 27 April 2019


Women on View: Aesthetics and Desire in Advertising
The group exhibition Women on View addresses the eroticisation of the female body in advertising photography from the 1940s to the present day, with images by Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin, Jeanloup Sieff, etc. 1-6pm, Wed-Sat.
Chaussee 36, Alice Le Campion, Chausseestrasse 36, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Above: Michel Pérez, Study for Aubade, 2007 (left) and Frank Horvat, Model with Mask, 1958. © the artists.

to 28 April 2019


Design Studio: Processes
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8031, Switzerland

to 28 April 2019


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

to 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.

to 30 April 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 5 May 2019


We Live in an Ocean of Air
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY, UK

to 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.

to 6 May 2019

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
A study of the early, and formative, years of Diane Arbus, the acclaimed portrait photographer. Initially staged by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibition draws from the Diane Arbus Archive and features over 100 photographs, many never before exhibited in the UK. 
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, UK

Above: Diane Arbus, Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn 1961 (detail). © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. 

to 19 May 2019

Paul Scher: The Art of Map Design

The Art of Map Design
An exhibition of prints by graphic designer and artist Paula Scher. The display will include a selection of Scher’s map paintings, produced between 2008 and this year.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, US

to 16 June 2019

City Poems & City Music: Adrian Henri & Friends, Whitechapel Gallery, 2019

City Poems and City Music: Adrian Henri and Friends
An exhibition that explores Adrian Henri’s ‘continual interest’ in the sound and visuals of urban experience. Curated by art historian Catherine Marcangeli, City Poems and City Music examines Henri’s role in connecting 1960s countercultural art, poetry and music, and includes the display of paintings, posters, ephemera and audio-visual material from his archives. 
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 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.

to 5 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 5 May 2019


Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 München, Germany

See ‘Storytelling giant’ in Eye 78.

to 5 May 2019


Tutto Ponti: Gio Ponti Archi-Designer
Influential architect-designer Gio Ponti (1891–1979) is celebrated in this  first French retrospective exhibition.
Musée Des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), 107-111, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France

to 12 May 2019

Gilbert and George, Beardsters, 2016.

Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition
An exhibition of fifty works, produced and selected by the artistic duo Glibert & George, and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum.
Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Above: Gilbert & George, Beardsters, 2016.

to 12 May 2019


Corita Kent: Power Up
An exhibition displaying the work of pop artist, social activist and nun Corita Kent (1918-1986).
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

See ‘All you need is love: pictures, words and worship’ in Eye 35. 

to 15 May 2019

Divided States of America-2018-oil on found map, Oliver Jeffers, courtesy of Lazinc and the artist

Oliver Jeffers: Observations on Modern Life
An exhibition of sculptural and collage work by the artist, illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers. 
Lazinc Sackville, 29 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3DX, UK

25 May 2019

Fontstand International Typography Conference
Speakers include Rui Abreu, Veronika Burian, Indra Kupferschmid, David Jonathan Ross and many more, with contributions from Paul Barnes, Laura Meseguer, and Pascal Zoghbi.
Ateneu Comercial do Porto, Rua Passos Manuel, 44 4000-381 Porto, Portugal

to 26 May 2019

Mark Noad and Michelle de Bruin, Weasel

The Lost Words: Forget Me Not
Inspired by The Lost Words: A Spell Book, a catalogue of nature-related words deleted from the Oxford Children’s Junior Dictionary by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. Initially published in 2007, but since updated, this exhibition renders these lost words hand-carved calligraphic pieces. 
The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK

See ‘Words and the natural world’ on the Eye blog.

to 26 May 2019


Lina Bo Bardi Drawing
Fundacio Joan Miro, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Above: Lina Bo Bardi, maypoles’ Study for ‘Caipiras, Capiaus: Pau-a-pique’ exhibition, 1984. © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi.

to 27 May 2019

Only Human: Martin Parr

Only Human: Martin Parr
An exhibition of photographs by British photographer Martin Parr. Through a combination of new and well-known images, Only Human
explores the contemporary British identity. 
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place. London WC2H 0HE, UK

Above: (From left) Sikh wedding at City Hall, Cardiff, Wales, 2008, The Perry Family - Grayson, Philippa and daughter Florence, London, 2012 and Sam Levy Village, Borrowdale, Zimbabwe, 1995 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery.

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 10 June 2019

Arieh Sharon and Eldar Sharon, University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria, 1960s, Arieh Sharon Digital Archive, Yael Aloni collection.

Bauhaus Imaginista
An exhibition that traces the international histories of the Bauhaus that emerged through correspondences, transnational relations, and migration in the twentieth century. ‘Bauhaus Imaginista’ follows the ‘parallel histories’ of avant-garde schools and movements in India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Brazil, China, Nigeria and the Soviet Union.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foser-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Above: Arieh Sharon and Eldar Sharon, University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria, 1960s, Arieh Sharon Digital Archive, Yael Aloni collection.

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 15 September 2019

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Smoke and Mirrors: The psychology of magic
A major new exhibition at Wellcome Collection, is the first ever to focus on the relationship between magic and psychology.
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, UK

Above: Image from the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature, Senate House Library, University of London.

to 31 December 2019


Poster Stories
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8031 Zurich, Switzerland

ongoing 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 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.

to 5 January 2020

Schaukelwagen (“Rocking Car”), design: Hans Brockhage, manufacturer: Siegfried Lenz, Berggießhübel bei Pirna, 1950

Shaping Everyday Life: Bauhaus Modernism in the GDR
An exhibition that maps the interaction between political developments in the GDR and shifting attitudes to Bauhaus design within its tightly guarded borders. Through household goods, printed matter, architecture and urban planning, the curators assess the application of a functional design ideology east of the wall. 
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

to 16 February 2020

Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 © PA Prints 2008.jpg

Mary Quant
The first international retrospective for nearly 50 years on the fashion designer Mary Quant and her revolutionary aesthetic. Focused on the two decades between 1955 and 1975, this exhibition includes over 200 objects, a number of which have never been displayed before.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 © PA Prints 2008 




APRIL 2019

26 April — 27 August 2019

Making Your Mark

Writing: Making Your Mark
An interactive exhibition that spans five milliennia to explore the past and consider the future of writing.
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

26 April — 17 September 2019

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1963-64; GB/United States). The Conference table in the War Room. Still image. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
An insight into director Stanley Kubrick’s vast archive of props, costumes, set models and rare photographs. The exhibition will also trace the design story behind Kubrick’s work and his fascination with design and architecture, including his collaborations with Hardy Amies, Eliot Noyes, Milena Canonero and Saul Bass. 
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Still from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1964. © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

29 April — 1 May 2019

FITC Toronto 2019
Speakers include Emily Oberman and Scott Hansen (aka Tycho/ISO50).



MAY 2019

4 — 12 May 2019

Gustavo Ferrari: Fileteado Porteño Evening Class

Gustavo Ferrari: Fileteado Porteño Workshop
An evening class that introduces the traditional art of Fileteado Porteñoa style of lettering recently declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The workshops, which are held in London, Warsaw and Berlin (4–5, 7–9, and 11–12 of May respectively), are led by Fileteador Gustavo Ferrari. 
London, UK (tbc)
Good Looking Studio, Aleja Niepodległości 138, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
Scriptorium Berlin, Niederbarnimstrasse 2, 10247 Berlin, Germany

6 — 8 May 2019


What Design Can Do México City
An annual conference that provokes alternative ideas on the role of design in the shaping of society. Speakers include: actor & activist Diego Luna, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard, and design critic Alice Rawsthorn.
México City, México

14 May 2019

Culture Is Not Always Popular

Culture Is Not Always Popular: Panel Talk
Jessica Helfand and Michael Beirut, editors of the Design Observer platform and its recent publication Culture Is Not Always Popular: Fifteen Years of Design Observer, host a panel discussion with a group of the book’s contributors, including Adrian Shaughnessy, Alice Twemlow, and Rick Poynor.
Tate Modern, Terrace Shop, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Tickets available here

15 May 2019


Toshi Omagari: Berthold Wolpe and his heritage
Typeface designer Toshi Omagari gives the Letter Exchange lecture and will talk through Wolpe’s legacy and his revival works.
Lecture starts at 6.30pm prompt: members £7, non-members £10, students £5.
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, Greater
London WC1N 3AT, UK

16 — 18 May 2019

Berlin Letters Festival 16 to 18 May, 2019

Berlin Letters Festival 2019
A Berlin-based lettering festival comprised of three days of exchange and inspiration in the form of lectures, professional workshops and networking opportunities. Speakers include: Inga Plönnigs, Ivan Castro, and Chris Campe. 
For a list of the workshops and lectures delivered in English, see here.
Colonia Nova, Thiemannstraße 1, Tor 4, Haus 5, 12059 Berlin, Germany

18 May — 13 October 2019

Walid Raad, I want to be able to welcome my father to my house_July 31-5,1989. 1990/2018. Pigmented inkjet print, 50 x 64,6 cm. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

Walid Raad: Let’s be honest, the weather helped
An exhibition covering the work of the Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad, and his philosophical, political, yet witty, vision of the Lebanese Civil War and recent developments in contemporary art in the Middle East. The exhibition features video, photography, multimedia installations, performances and a new work drawing on Raad’s recent projects.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

23 May — 22 September 2019


Post Medium: International Biennale of Graphic Design 2019
The second edition of Chaumont’s International Biennale, an extension of the famous poster festival of Chaumont. Alongside a number of lectures, workshops and conferences, the Biennale will also host the Post Medium exhibition, showing works by artists such as Roosje Klap, Laura Knoops, Josh Schaub, and, for the first time in its history, a series of animated posters. 
The Sign, National Center of Graphic Design, Place des Arts, 52000 Chaumont, France

29 May


ModMag NYC
A series of talks from various figures in contemporary magazine publishing, from both established and emerging independent publications. Speakers, such as Nicholas Blechman of The New Yorker, Veronica Ditting of The Gentlewoman, and Nathalie Kirsheh, creative director of Glamour’s online-only US edition, will focus on what the term ‘Magazine’ means today.
Parsons School of Design, 66 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011, US

13 May — 1 June 2019

: MagMagMag NYC pop-up shop

MagMagMag NYC pop-up shop
A satellite of magCulture’s London shop at Vitsœ’s new store in the heart of New York City. Coincinding with ModMag NYC and NYCXDESIGN, this pop-up shop will include the best international and New York-based titles, alongside a free series of events with local editors and art directors.
Vitsœ, 17 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011, US


JUNE 2019

Tuesday 4 June 2019


Type Tuesday Inspiration and Originality

Our last Type Tuesday, ‘Hacking Gutenberg’, sold out ten days ahead of the event. This event will focus on the contents of Eye 98, a type special.

Look out for further details by signing up for the editor’s regular newsletter here and visit the St Bride ‘What’s On’ page.

Alongside entertaining and provocative talks, there’s also a free glass of fizz on arrival and a chance to buy bargain back issues of Eye magazine. Next Type Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

5 — 7 June 2019

European Design Festival
Warsaw, Poland

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

5 June — 28 July 2019

MONSTER © 1995 Naoki URASAWA / Studio Nuts

This is Manga: The Art of Urasawa Naoki
A survey of Japanese manga, the popular art form, told through the work of the artist Urasawa Naoki. The exhibition will display over 400 original drawings and storyboards. 
Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, UK 

Above: Urasawa Naoki, Monster, 1995. © Naoki Urasawa / Studio Nuts. 

6 — 8 June 2019

Birmingham Design Festival

Speakers include Nadine Chahine (see Eye 94), Dan Rhatigan (see Eye 84), Maria Smith (Interrobang), Craig Oldham, Brendan Dawes and Fully Justified.

10 — 20 June 2019


Typographics Festival
The 2-day Typographics conference will be held on 14-15 June.
Cooper Union, Cooper Square, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003, UK

12 June 2019


Pip Hall: The Illustrated Word
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, Greater
London WC1N 3AT, UK

27 June — 15 September 2019

Cindy Sherman_National Portrait Gallery 2019

Cindy Sherman
A retrospective survey of works by contemporary artist Cindy Sherman, exploring the development of her practice from the mid-1970s to the present day.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK

Above: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #15, 1978. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.


JULY 2019

3 — 13 July 2019


Legacy of Letters 2019: Tipo Cibo Vino
Letterpress workshop with Peter Kruty Editions and the legendary Paul Shaw. ‘Despite the strong emphasis on food, there will be plenty of time for letterpress printing.’
Tipoteca, Cornuda, Italy

No prior experience or background in letterpress printing or typography is required to join the Tipo Cibo Vino workshop. Cost is $3850 [$3300 early bird discount]. Space limited to twelve participants.

11 — 28 July 2019

The World Illustration Awards Exhibition

The World Illustration Awards Exhibition
An exhibition of 200 shortlisted works judged by an independent jury to reflect the ‘cultural importance of contemporary illustration across the world’. Entry is free. 
Embankment East Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK





Tuesday 3 September 2019


Type Tuesday

Alongside entertaining and provocative talks, there’s also a free glass of fizz on arrival and a chance to buy bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

Look out for further details by signing up for the editor’s regular newsletter here and visit the St Bride ‘What’s On’ page.



7 November 2019

ModMag LDN
magCulture’s annual day of talks celebrating the culture of magazines. Speakers to be confirmed. 
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL, UK