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Eye newsletter
11 April 2018

Dear friends

We can hardly believe it, but it’s ten years since Eye became an independent magazine.



Covers of Eye from the last decade.

Our official anniversary was yesterday, so it seemed appropriate to publish this little account of the day we bought the magazine from Haymarket.

To celebrate, we are running a special Independence Day subscription offer: Subscribe (or renew) before 27 April 2018 and you will receive Eye nos. 96-99, plus Eye 95, the current issue, free of charge.

Simply order online here. Or, if you would prefer to order by phone, please call us on +44 1371 851885 and quote offer code EYE95FREE.



Edward Bawden, detail of [Aesop’s Fables] Gnat and Lion, 1970. Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery (The Higgins Bedford), © Estate of Edward Bawden.

We are thrilled to be Dulwich Picture Gallery’s media partners on the forthcoming exhibition ‘Edward Bawden’, 23 May – 9 September 2018.

Bawden has been the subject of several articles published in Eye, including Kerry William Purcell’s ‘A very English tradition’ in Eye 60 and ‘Friendships and glue’, my review of Edward Bawden Scrapbooks on the Eye blog.

James Russell, the Bawden exhibition’s curator, wrote ‘Puffins on the plate’ for Eye 85, and was the main speaker at our 2015 Type Tuesday event about Eric Ravilious.

For more about Ravilious, Bawden and their contemporaries, see ‘The crew with no name’ in the latest issue of Eye.


Spreads from Vendela Grundell’s Flow and Friction (Art and Theory Publishing) showing works by Rosa Menkman, Philip Stearns and Evan Meaney.

Kevin J. Hunt, senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, reviewed Vendela Grundell’s new book Flow and Friction in ‘Follow the glitch’ on the Eye blog. Also on the blog, ‘Books received #32’ featuring four mini reviews of The Undiscovered Island, The Masters Series by illustrator Christoph Niemann, Water Salad on Monday and Daniel Buren: Underground.

Warmest regards

John Walters, editor

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