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Eye newsletter
18 October 2017

Dear friends

October seems to be a bumper month for London design exhibitions, with ‘Poster Girls’ at the London Transport Museum, ‘Designs on Britain’, opening tomorrow, at the Jewish Museum and Rick Poynor’s exhibition ‘National Theatre Posters’ at the NT’s Wolfson Gallery on the Southbank.

See the regularly updated Eye Events page for more exhibitions and conferences worldwide.

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Covers for the Man Booker shortlist: Lincoln in the Bardo designed by Greg Heinimann, Exit West designed by Richard Bravery, Elmet designed by Tom Duxbury, Autumn design by Richard Bravery, History of Wolves designed by Debbie Holmes and 4 3 2 1 designed by Luke Bird.

George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo (Bloomsbury) has won the Man Booker Prize 2017 – an annual literary award that this year was judged by Baroness Lola Young, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Sarah Hall, Tom Phillips and Colin Thubron.

Eye contributor, journalist and broadcaster Robert Hanks weighed in on the longlisted and shortlisted book covers for the Eye blog. In ‘The look of literature’, Robert assesses the selection as a snapshot of graphic design for literary fiction and in ‘And then there were six…’, he speaks to the designers whose covers wrap round the six shortlisted contenders.

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Alec Soth, Harbor Marina (Morning), Memphis, Tennessee, 2000. In 1997, the singer / songwriter Jeff Buckley drowned in the river here. © Magnum / Alec Soth. Image courtesy of Beetles + Huxley and Sean Kelly Gallery NY.

Rick Poynor’s most recent Photo Critique ‘Mississippi dreaming’, written exclusively for Eyemagazine.com, looks at Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, a photographic journey along the Mississippi river that merges the documentary with the poetic.

Rick describes Sleeping by the Mississippi (first published in 2004, and now reissued by Mack) as having ‘the disorientated air of lucid dreaming’ and writes that Soth ‘composes with a deliberate and exacting eye, sensitive to the potential implications of every detail in the frame.’

The exhibition ‘Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi’ at London’s Beetles + Huxley gallery continues until 21 October 2017.

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Two signs from the Andalucían streets; a spread from Faye Dowling’s Book of Black showing work by Horst P. Horst and Tim Noble and Sue Webster followed by a detail of Florian Heinke
’s God is family, 2015; a spread from Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, a spread from Marion Deuchars’ Colour; a spread from Pat Randle and Nick Loaring’s Double Dagger no. 2; and a spread from The Simoncini Method.

The Eye blog has seen a steady flow of new, interesting content in recent weeks. New Eye writer Stephen ONeill, aka Type Chap, relishes the beauty of peeling and fractured letterforms in signs on Andalucian streets in ‘Type safari in Andalucía’ and author and curator Faye Dowling talks about her new book The Book of Black in ‘Paint it blacker’. We also review Black Medicine Book, Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, Fear, Colour and Hackney Studios in ‘Books received #29’ and published ‘Noted #84’ this morning, which looks at Tom Gauld’s literary bake-off, The genius of football, hot-metal Double Dagger 2, the smell of London and The Simoncini Method.

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Warmest regards from De Beauvoir Town


John Walters, editor

 

PS Save the date: the last Type Tuesday of 2017 will take place at St Bride Library on 5 December. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more details, coming soon.

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