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

22 February 2017

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Draw the Truth – reportage illustration

Lucinda Rogers; Olivier Kugler; Isabelle Bricknall and Olivia Ahmad talking about Jo Brocklehurst; and a panel discussion with Prof. Neil Cummings of Chelsea College.

This evening event is a three-way collaboration between Eye magazine, the AOI (Association of Illustrators) and UAL Chelsea,
Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College, London, 6.30-9.30pm.

‘Draw the truth’ will have resonance for everyone involved in illustration, journalism, graphic design, art direction, advertising and education.
Book your tickets via UAL Chelsea College Events department.

to 22 February 2017

Graphic Design Festival Paris

Graphic Design Festival Paris
(Manifestation annuelle et gratuite autour du design graphique).
1600 posters will be displayed at bus stops throughout Paris, plus exhibitions at Musée des Arts décoratifs during the last week of January 2017.



to 25 February 2017

Yvon Lambert, La Habana Centro, 1996

Yvon Lambert: Cuba
Gallerie Clairefontaine, Espace 2, 21, rue du St-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg

Above: Yvon Lambert, La Habana Centro, 1996.

to 25 February 2017


The Cuban Revolution
Exhibition shows works by photographers Burri, Korda and Naranjo who recorded political events, and offered a glimpse behind the scenes in the corridors of power.
Galerie Clairefontaine, Espace 2, 21 rue du St-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg

to 26 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An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s original illustrations for The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, the recently re-discovered unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, to be published on 1 September by Penguin Random House.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 26 February 2017

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Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

See ‘Eye of Bamako’ on the Eye blog.

Above: Malick Sidibé, A la plage, 1974. Tirage argentique baryté Papier : 50 x 60 cm Signé et daté © Malick Sidibé, Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.

to 26 February 2017


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

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 26 February 2017

David Garrick: Book Collector
Victoria and Albert Museum, NAL Library Landing, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 27 February 2017


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

Above: Lucia Moholy, Portrait of ‘Charlady’ (Mrs Palmer), 1936. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

to 27 February 2017

to March 2017

Courtesy of Lever Gallery

Smoking Guns: Illustrating the Sixties
Lever Gallery, 153 -157 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7HD, UK

Above: Courtesy of Lever Gallery.

to 5 March 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 by John L. Walters, art directed by Simon Esterson (respectively editor and art director of Eye).


to 5 March 2017

Paul Nash

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Retrospective exhibition of the work of Paul Nash (1889-1946), British surrealist painter, war artist, photographer, writer and designer of applied art, who played a key role in the development of UK Modernism.

to 5 March 2017


Circulation(s) Festival
The annual Circulation(s) Festival will showcase more than 50 European photographers.
Le Centquatre-Paris, 5 rue Curial, Paris 75019, France

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

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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 11 March 2017

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teamLab: Transcending Boundaries
Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET, UK

Above: teamLab, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year Per Hour, 2005. Interactive digital installation with sound by Hideaki Takahashi.

to 12 March 2017


Book Illustration Competition Longlist 2017: Mansfield Park
House of Illustrations, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Emma © The Folio Society.

to 12 March 2017


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

to 19 March 2017


Masters of Japanese Photography
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Abov​e: Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes, 1991.

1 and 15 March 2017


St Bride Library
The St Bride Library Reading Room will be open to the public on Wednesdays from 12-8pm, two days per month.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

to 19 March 2017


The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
Institute for Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289, US

Above: Muhal Richard Abrams, View From Within, 1985. Photo: Gavin Ashworth, © MCA Chicago.

to 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.

to 19 March 2017


North: Identity, Photography, Fashion
Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP, UK

Above: Raf Simons, Autumn/Winter 2003.

to 24 March 2017


Integration Alone Is Not Enough: Selected works of British Concrete Poetry 1960-1980
Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RY, UK

Above: Bob Cobbing, Poems for the North West Territories (for ABC 1975), 1975.


to 31 March 2017


The Typographic Dante
National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin, Ireland

to 2 April 2017


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

Above: Robert Rauschenberg, Retroactive II, 1963. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago.

to 2 April 2017


Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: Joseph Nash, The Great Exhibition, India no. 4, ca. 1851. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

to 2 April 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 2 April 2017


Parallel Republic: The Art of Civil Disobedience
The People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK

Above: Paper Boats © Comics4Syria, 2014.

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 13 April 2017


The Enchanted Page: Journeys
Londonprintstudio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE, UK

Above: Laser cut by Olivier Latyk from The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils.

to 16 April 2017


Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII
Philadelphia Musuem of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia 19130, US

Above: Video still from Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, 2016, by Bruce Nauman (Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York) © Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

to 16 April 2017

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (The land has…), 2008. Pen, ink, and gouache on paper, 29 1/2 x 22 1/4 in (74.9 x 65.5 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, US

See Liz Farrelly’s ‘Don’t explain’ on the Eye blog.

Above: Raymond Pettibon, No Title (The land has…), 2008. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York.

to 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.

to 23 April 2017


Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion
Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, UK

Above: Edward James / Salvador Dali, Mae West lips sofa, 1938. Image courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

to 30 April 2017

Dziga Vertov: Enthousiasm: Symphony of the Donbas (1931)

Constructing the new man
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution in a presentation featuring posters, printed matter, films and art.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Dziga Vertov, Enthousiasm: SymphonY of the Donbas, 1931.

to 30 April 2017

Coney Island Teenagers, 1949 © Harold Feinstein Courtesy Galerie Thierry Bigaignon

Harold Feinstein: The early years (1940s-1950s), contagious optimism
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Hôtel de Retz, 9 rue Charlot, Paris III, France

Above: Harold Feinstein, Coney Island Teenagers, 1949. © Harold Feinstein. Courtesy Galerie Thierry Bigaignon.

to 30 April 2017


Merce Cunningham: Common Time
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Above: Charles Atlas, still from Merce by Merce by Paik Part One: Blue Studio: Five Segments, 1975–76. © Charles Atlas. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine.

See ‘Dance on the spot’ in Eye 89.

to 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.

to 7 May 2017

to 7 May 2017


The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel
The Musuem of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York 10019, US

Above: Jan Groover. Untitled. 1983. Gelatin silver print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift of Robert B. Menschel. © 2016 Jan Groover.

to 7 May 2017


Unfamiliar Familiarities. Outside Views on Switzerland
Fotostiftung Schweiz, Rüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland

Above: Gornergrat, Zermatt, 2016, aus dem Projekt ‘Fremdvertraut’. © Simon Roberts.

to 13 May 2017

Clare Newton: Spirit of Legends

Clare Newton: Spirit of Legends
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, UK

Above: Clare Newton, Andromeda - Helena Lucas MBE.

to 14 May 2017


Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies
House of Illustrations, Main Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: © Estate of Jo Brocklehurst.

to 14 May 2017


Eduardo Paolozzi
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Eduardo Paolozzi, detail from Wittgenstein in New York (from the ‘As is When’ portfolio), 1965. Courtesy  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS / Eduardo Paolozzi.S

See Rick Poynor’s ‘Incisive vision’ in Eye 86.

to 21 May 2017

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De Stijl at the Stedelijk
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Piet Mondriaan, Composition No. IV, with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1929, coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

to 29 May 2017

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 Private Collection© David Hockney

David Hockney
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK

Above: David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1971. © David Hockney.

to 11 June 2017


Wolfgang Tillmans
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Wolfgang Tillmans, paper drop Prinzessinnenstrasse, 2014. © Wolfgang Tillmans.

to 18 June 2017


MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, US

Above: Mary Heilmann, Metropolitan, 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. © 1999 Mary Heilmann. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

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+.

to 15 August 2017

Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking
Victoria and Albert Museum, Gallery 88a, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 16 September 2017


Nomadic Traces: Typographic Journeys
Dar Bellarj Foundation, 9 Toualat Zaouiat Lahdar,
facing the Medersa Ben Youssef, Médina of Marrakech, Morocco





25 February — 7 May 2017


This exhibition questions how war and peace appear today with works by artists who united by common expressions of danger, fear, and the feeling of disorientation created by mass media’s multiple versions of reality.
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2, D - 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Above: Still from Dorian de Rijk’ Winging It, video, 2015.

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

25 February — 3 September 2017

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Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER, UK


MARCH 2017

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St Bride Library
The St Bride Library Reading Room will be open to the public on Wednesdays from 12-8pm, two days per month.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

3 March — 30 April 2017


Linda Kitson: Drawings and Projects
House of Illustrations, Quentin Blake Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Linda Kitson, Falklands crashed plane, 1982. © Linda Kitson.

3 March — 11 June 2017

Dana Lixenberg

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017
Works from the four shortlisted artists — Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs — will be on display. The winner will be announced during the exhibition run.
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Dana Lixenberg Wilteysha, 1993 © Dana Lixenberg Courtesy of the artist and Grimm, Amsterdam.

9 — 11 March 2017

Editorial Changes
Editorial design conference formerly known as QVED with speakers such as Veronica Ditting, Jonathan Barnbrook and Astrid Stavro, among others.
Alte Kongresshalle, Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 München, Germany

10 — 12 March 2017


FID Festival Internacional de Diseño Costa Rica
International Design Festival speakers include Sergio Caballero, Daan Roosegaarde, Snask and Gemma O’Brien.
Antigua Aduana, Calle 23, San José, Costa Rica

Above: Gemma O’Brien.

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

15 March — 4 June 2017


Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Krasnaya niva magazine, 1 May, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection. Cover design: Valentina Kulagina.

15 March — 19 June 2017


Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde
A group exhibition including work by A2-Type and New North Press, Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, and Skylar Tibbits and Christophe Guberan (Self-assembly Lab, MIT), among many others.
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Above: © Heather Dewey-Hagborg.

18 March — 11 June 2017


Nous Vous: Three Men in a Boat
House of Illustrations, South Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: © Nous Vous.

23 March 2017


The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration
Author Keith Houston talks about his new book The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration.
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ, 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

8 April — 17 September 2017

2.Beekman, Compositie, 1920

Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector
Exhibition of the work of De Stijl artist Chris Beekman, one of the most politically active artists affiliated with this movement.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Chris Beekman, Compositie, 1920, coll. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

12 April 2017


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

5 May — 1 October 2017


Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
House of Illustrations, Quentin Blake Gallery, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH, UK

AboveApercus Profonds, published in Figaro Litteraire supplement 2012 © Quentin Blake.

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: Album cover art for Animals, 1977.

24 May — 15 October 2017

Emory Douglas, We Shall Survive Without A Doubt

Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Emory Douglas, We Shall Survive Without A Doubt.

26 May — 10 September 2017


Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan
House of Illustrations, 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Background illustration for Ghost in the Shell, Hiromasa Ogura © 1995 Shirow Masamune / Kodansha · Bandai Visual · Manga Entertainment Ltd.

30 — 31 May 2017

DesignThinkers Vancouver 2017 – Perspectives
Including speakers Casey Caplowe, Vince Frost, Maria Giudice, Dana Tanamachi, Ellen Wong, &c.
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada


30 May — 10 June 2017

Tyler Udall: Etudes

Tyler Udall: Etudes
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ, UK

Above: Tyler Udall, Legs for Days, 2015.


JUNE 2017

3 June — Friday 1 September 2017

6. Film Still, Afronauts., Frances Bodomo (2014)

Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

Barbican Centre, London, UK

Above: Film still from Afronauts, Frances Bodomo (2014).

6 June — 24 September 2017

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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago IL 60611, UK

See ‘To the letter’ in Eye 75.

Above: Takashi Murakami, Flower ball 2, 2002. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.



7 September 2017 — 14 January 2018

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK



11 October 2017 — 12 February 2018


Light! Photography at the New Bauhaus Chicago
Bauhaus‐Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Above: Nathan Lerner, Eye on Nails, 1940.

19-20 October 2017

DesignThinkers 2017 Montreal
Palais de Congres de Montreal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, Canada



8 November 2017 — 18 February 2018


Red Star Over Russia
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Nina Vatolina, Fascism – The most evil enemy of women, 1941. Tate / Image courtesy the David King Collection.