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19 March 2019

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Insights 2019: Mirko Borsche, Founder, Bureau Borsche
Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, US

19 March 2019

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Inventing the Adlam Script / Designing Type for a Society in Flux: Abdoulaye Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Mark Jamra, Neil Patel
A Letterform Archive lecture.
SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

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ONGOING

to 23 March 2019

Playing with scale

Playing with Scale: How Stage Designers Use Set Models
An exhibition that unfolds the idea of a scale model and explains the importance of models as a design tool.
Wolfson Gallery, Olivier Theatre cloakroom level, National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX, UK

24 March 2019

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BCU Type Talk: Hans Dieter Reichert
Birmingham City University, Parkside [P350], Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, UK

to 24 March 2019

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The UK’s first exhibition exploring the refugee crisis through illustration.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

Above: Olivier KuglerBarbershop.

See John L. Walters’ article ‘Olivier Kugler: bearing witness in Eye 93. 
 

to 25 March 2019

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Paula Scher: Serious Play
Ginza Graphic Gallery, 1F/B1, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

to 31 March 2019

Sagmeister and Walsh—Beauty

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
Divided into six thematic areas, that include ‘What Is Beauty?’, ‘The History of Beauty’and ‘Transforming Beauty’, this exhibition displays some 70 groups of objects that encourage a discourse on beauty as the paradigm of high quality design. 
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria 

Above: MAK exhibition view, Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty (rendering), 2018 © Sagmeister & Walsh, MAK/Mona Heiß.

to 31 March 2019

Sweetfeast

Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast
In 1973 an enticing exhibition featuring hundreds of types of sweets was staged to celebrate the UK’s entry to the European Common Market. It was brought to an abrupt end when it was unexpectedly eaten by local schoolchildren. This year the extraordinary event is recreated against a background of Britain’s impending departure from the European Union.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 7 April 2019

Jake Tilson, Prawn Stall, Tsukiji, 2012–2019

Jake Tilson: Finding Tsukiji
An exhibition of works by the artist Jake Tilson, inspired by the world's greatest fish market, Tsukiji. The display includes collages, micro-architecture, paintings, flags, audio works, books, and dioramas. 
White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, London N1 9EL, UK

Above: Jake Tilson, Prawn Stall, Tsukiji, 2012–2019.

to 7 April 2019

Fausto Melotti

Fausto Melotti
The work of Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) was informed by the languages of music and mathematics. His artistic activity spanned a variety of disciplines and media, and was infused not only with a sense of precision, but also with a spirit of poetry, playfulness and exuberance.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square London N1 2AN, UK

to 13 April 2019

Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact by the Illustrious R. Crumb

Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact by the Illustrious R. Crumb
An exhibition that traces the career of American illustrator R. Crumb. Featuring a wide variety of printed materials that include tear sheets andrelated ephemera, all drawn from the artist's own archive. 
David Zwerner, 519 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011, US

to 14 April 2019

Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above: ‘Programmed’ traces how rules and instructions in art have both responded to and been shaped by technologies, resulting in profound changes to our image culture.

to 14 April 2019

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3D Lettering on Buildings
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96,
Zurich 8031, Switzerland

to 14 April 2019

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Annie Leibovitz. The early years, 1970 – 1983
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, US

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

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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

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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

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

to 28 April 2019

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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Christoph Niemann: IM AUGE DES BETRACHTERS
Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 München, Germany

See ‘Storytelling giant’ in Eye 78.

to 5 May 2019

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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

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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. 

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

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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

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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 20th 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

DeutscheOper

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 31 December 2019

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

ongoing 2017-2019

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 2018-2019

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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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MARCH 2019

26 March 2019

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Insights 2019: Gail Bichler, Deputy Art Director, New York Times Magazine
Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, US

See ‘Reputations: Gail Bichler’ in Eye 96.

28 March 2019

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Letterform Archive Salon Series 14: Design and Music
This month, linked to the Letterform Archive’s exhibition with Astro Studios, ‘Between Measures’, co-curator Kate Goad will look at holdings in the Archive where design and music collide, exploring the history of music promotion through posters, magazines and packaging.

Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.

29 March 2019

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Copa Domestika
An international design conference and a football match between creatives from two continents.
Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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APRIL 2019

2 April 2019

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Lars Kim: Survey of Korean Calligraphy, Typography, and Print
A Letterform Archive lecture.
SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

5 — 7 April 2019

Yuri Suzuki

Offset Dublin
The tenth edition of ‘Dublin’s Creative Festival’, staging speakers such as: Edel Rodriguez, James Victore, Yuri Suzuki (Pentagram), Victor Ngai, Aaron Duffy, Ariane Spanier, Joe Caslin, Steve Simpson, Gillian Hyland and more.

Point Square, Dublin 1, Ireland

5 May — 15 May 2019

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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

6 April 2019 — 16 February 2020

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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 

6 — 7 April 2019

Visual Playground, Bucharest, Romania

Visual Playground Festival
A two day conference with talks from nine designers who share stories on their own creative journeys. Speakers include: Hey, Handsome Frank, Emiliano Ponzi, Magoz, Jordan Metcalf, Futura, Vasjen Katro (Baugasm), Muti and Akacorleone.
Expirat Halele Carol, 1 Dr Constantin Istrati, Bucharest, Romania

11 — 13 April 2019

ING Creative Festival 2019
Conference speakers include Pentagram’s Natasha Jen, Marta Cerdà, Kristyan Sarkis and Marvel’s Josh Herman.
Dubai, UAE

11 April — 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.

10—12 April 2019

Running with Scissors
13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design 2019.
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Scotland

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).

 

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MAY 2019

6 — 8 May 2019

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What Design Can Do México City
México City, México

15 May 2019

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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

23 May — 22 September 2019

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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

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JUNE 2019

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Eye’s Type Tuesday
Our last Type Tuesday, ‘Hacking Gutenberg’, sold out ten days ahead of the event. Look out for details of the next one 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

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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. 

10 — 20 June 2019

Typographics

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

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

27 June — 15 September 2019

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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.

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JULY 2019

3 — 13 July 2019

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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.

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AUGUST 2019