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Eye newsletter
26 April 2016

Dear friends

Eye 91 is out, and should now be with subscribers and bookstores worldwide.

We’ve had great responses to the issue, which includes my interview with Romek Marber (below), Philip Sayer’s ‘London Letters’ and a provocative Education article about design history by John-Patrick Hartnett – ‘Killing joke at the expense of history’.


A couple of weeks ago Simon Esterson and I launched the new issue at an event in the MagCulture shop in Clerkenwell, London. You can hear our double act on this Soundcloud link.


Above: Willem Sandberg, exhibition catalogue for ‘9 Jaar Stedelijk Museum 1945-54’, 1954. Courtesy Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

We’re still updating the Eye website with articles from the magazine’s archive including Mafalda Spencer’s ‘Willem Sandberg: Warm printing’ in Eye 25. You can see Sandberg’s work in a forthcoming exhibition (30 April-4 September 2016) at De La Warr Pavilion, curated by Carolien Glazenburg, of the Stedelijk Museum, and Fraser Muggeridge.   


This Wednesday (27 April) I’m going to be chairing a panel called ‘Alan Kitching and Friends’ at Somerset House, London, as part of the annual Pick Me Up graphic arts festival. The event takes place from 7-8pm and will feature designers Anthony Burrill, Henrik Kubel and Sophie Thomas. The exhibition ‘Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress’ accompanies the book of the same name published by Laurence King, art directed by Simon Esterson, designed by Jon Kielty and written by me. The exhibition continues until 2 May 2016.

The next issue – Eye 92 – will be published in July 2016.

warmest regards from London

John L. Walters, editor

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