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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

16 — 19 May 2019

Photo London 2019, Somerset House

Photo London 2019
A showcase of photography, featuring over 100 international galleries and artists that range from established masters to rising stars.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

17 — 19 May 2019


Designpop: Design and Food Festival
A weekend festival that features six collaborations between designers and food and drink producers to create bespoke, interactive spaces across Cork. The festival’s program includes a series of workshops, talks, and panel discussions.
Cork, Ireland

18 May — 13 October 2019

Walid Raad, I want to be able to welcome my father to my house_July 31-5,1989. 1990/2018. Pigmented inkjet print, 50 x 64,6 cm. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

Walid Raad: Let’s be honest, the weather helped
An exhibition covering the work of the Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad, and his philosophical, political, yet witty, vision of the Lebanese Civil War and recent developments in contemporary art in the Middle East. The exhibition features video, photography, multimedia installations, performances and a new work drawing on Raad’s recent projects.
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

18 May — 28 July 2019

Abram Games, BOAC (1956), Lithograph

Artful Impact: The posters of Abram Games
An exhibition of works by British designer Abram Games. Alongside his well-known posters, the display will also include several of Games’s postage stamp designs, covers for Penguin Books, and a documentary on his life and work, ‘Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means’. The exhibition was curated by Lavinia Lascaris and David Mihaly, and designed by Lavinia Lascaris along with HMCT Creative Director Simon Johnston.
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California 91105, US

Above: Abram Games, Poster design for BOAC, 1956. 



to 18 May 2019


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 19 May 2019

Paul Scher: The Art of Map Design

The Art of Map Design
An exhibition of prints by graphic designer and artist Paula Scher. The display will include a selection of Scher’s map paintings, produced between 2008 and this year.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, US

to 19 May 2019

to 19 May 2019

Maud Sulter - Terpsichore

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 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


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 26 May 2019

Maria Hahnenkamp
An exhibition of works by the artist Maria Hahnenkamp, including both found media and self-staged photographs, that focus on the representation and culture of the female body in a post-structuralist world. Curated by Walter Seidl. 
Camera Austria, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria

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 1 June 2019

Divided States of America-2018-oil on found map, Oliver Jeffers, courtesy of Lazinc and the artist

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

to 1 June 2019

: MagMagMag NYC pop-up shop

MagMagMag NYC pop-up shop
A satellite of magCulture’s London shop at Vitsœ’s new store in the heart of New York City. Coincinding with ModMag NYC and NYCXDESIGN, this pop-up shop will include the best international and New York-based titles, alongside a free series of events with local editors and art directors.
Vitsœ, 17 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011, US

to 2 June 2019


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 2 June 2019

Thonik, Solo exhibition, Power Station of Art, 2019

Thonik: Why We Design
An exhibition tracing the work of Dutch design studio thonik. Mirroring the concept and structure of its corresponding publication, the exhibition circles around 11 key words: ‘radical’, ‘perception’, ‘democracy’, ‘us and them’, ‘system’, ‘independence’, ‘exposure’, ‘public’, ‘impact’, ‘empower’ and ‘change’.
Power Station of Art, 678 Miaojiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200011, China

to 2 June 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.

to 8 June 2019

Andrea Tinnes Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures
A–Z Gallery
Torstr. 93 10119 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

See ‘Typeface / interface’ in Eye 64.

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 twentieth 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 16 June 2019

City Poems & City Music: Adrian Henri & Friends, Whitechapel Gallery, 2019

City Poems and City Music: Adrian Henri and Friends
An exhibition that explores Adrian Henri’s ‘continual interest’ in the sound and visuals of urban experience. Curated by art historian Catherine Marcangeli, City Poems and City Music examines Henri’s role in connecting 1960s countercultural art, poetry and music, and includes the display of paintings, posters, ephemera and audio-visual material from his archives. 
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

to 23 June 2019

Who’s Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection (2019)

Who’s Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection
An exhibition, drawn from the Ramo Collection in Milan, that explores drawing as an independent art form. Including works from some of the most dominant figures of twentieth-century Italian art, such as Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, and Pino Pascali. Curated by the Ramo Collection’s Irina Zucca Alessandrelli and staged in collaboration with Museo del Novecento in Milan.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, UK

to 30 June 2019


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 30 June 2019

Typographic Dante2

The Typographic Dante
Journey from Hell, through Purgatory, to Paradise with designer Barrie Tullett in an exhibition of works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Tullett has created 100 typographic illustrations, each of which responds to a Canto of Dante’s unfolding narrative, giving an opportunity to experience the whole journey of the Divine Comedy in one visual experience. Each work was made using a different ‘obsolete’ technology: wood and metal type, a typewriter and letraset.

See ‘Bubbles black as ink’ on the Eye blog.

to 4 August 2019

Video still: Kathy Acker in conversation with Angela McRobbie at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1987

I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker
An exhibition that explores Kathy Acker’s written, spoken and performed work and its relationship to the dynamics of power. The exhibition, and its corresponding programme, focus on the Acker’s concerns around identity, sexua desire, mythology, piracy and the body. 
The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Above: Video still of Kathy Acker in conversation with Angela McRobbie at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1987

to 4 August 2019


Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson & James Pryde
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB, UK

Above: The Beggarstaff Brothers, ‘Kassama’ Corn Flour, 1894.
© Desmond Banks / Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

to 17 August 2019

Lola Flash, Sadako, New York, 2008. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist.

Lola Flash: [sur]passing
An exhibition of works by photographer Lola Flash that challenge stereotypes and preconceptions of gender, sexuality, and race. At the center of this exhibition is the [sur]passing series, which emphasise the varying skin tones of its subjects.
Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA, UK

Above: Lola Flash, Sadako, New York, 2008. From the series [sur]passing. Courtesy the artist.

to 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

to 1 September 2019

V&A_Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition_Atelier section (c) ADRIEN DIRAND (13)

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century's most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior's relationship with Britain.
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

to 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.

to 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.

to 31 December 2019


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

ongoing 2019


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.

to 5 January 2020

Schaukelwagen (“Rocking Car”), design: Hans Brockhage, manufacturer: Siegfried Lenz, Berggießhübel bei Pirna, 1950

Shaping Everyday Life: Bauhaus Modernism in the GDR
An exhibition that maps the interaction between political developments in the GDR and shifting attitudes to Bauhaus design within its tightly guarded borders. Through household goods, printed matter, architecture and urban planning, the curators assess the application of a functional design ideology east of the wall. 
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

to 16 February 2020

Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 © PA Prints 2008.jpg

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 




MAY 2019

21 May 2019

Manchester Design Manifesto: Do Tank 1

Manchester Design Manifesto: Do Tank #1
An open event which invites designers to talk about how Manchester can use design better in the digital age. Hosted by Manchester Design Manifesto, this is an opportunity to discuss the ways in which designers can collaborate with the wider community to tackle the challenges faced by the city and surrounding region.
LEAF Manchester, 113–115 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DW, UK

21 — 23 May 2019

D&D Festival 2018

D&AD Festival
D&AD Festival brings together over 100 speakers across the creative industry to share what it takes to master the skills, storytelling techniques and new technology to shape a better future for the creative industry and society at large. Speakers include: Jefferson Hack (CEO and co-founder of Dazed), Alice Tonge (Head of 4creative), and artist Edel Rodriguez.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR, UK

22 May 2019


In Conversation with Marion Deuchars
Professor David Crow joins the celebrated illustrator Marion Deuchars for a conversation that will address key works from Marion’s career and discuss the ways in which her work has evolved, and what informs her ongoing practise.
Camberwell College of Arts, 45–65 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UF, UK

7.00–8.30 pm, tickets available here

23 May 2019


Live at the Archive: The Life and Design of Abram Games
Naomi Games will talk about her father’s personal philosophy of ‘maximum meaning, minimum means’ and she will relate personal stories, show his designs and progressive sketches, and explain his working process.
Letterform Archive, 1001 Mariposa Street #307, San Francisco, CA 94107, US

See Monika Parrinder’s ‘Optimism and purpose’ on the Eye blog and Steve Rigley’s review in Eye 59 about ‘Abram Games: Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means’ in Glasgow.

23 May — 26 August 2019

Hagio Moto-Poe clan (approved)

The largest exhibition of Manga in Britain, ‘Manga’ explores the art form’s global appeal and cultural crossover, showcasing original Japanese manga and its influence across the globe, from anime to ‘cosplay’ dressing up.
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, UK

AboveCover of Flower magazine, 2018

See Liz Farrelly’s ‘Astro boy and the sex wars’ in Eye 5. 

23 May — 22 September 2019


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

24 May — 15 September 2019


Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
Posy Simmonds’ sharp satire and progressive female characters have defined a career spanning 50 years. The exhibition will feature her early career pastiches, iconic cartoon strips for The Guardian and children’s books such as Fred, which became an Oscar-nominated film. The retrospective will also include True Love, the first British graphic novel, unseen pages from Tamara Drewe and drawings from Simmonds’ most recent book, Cassandra Darke.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH, UK

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

29 May 2019


ModMag NYC
A series of talks from various figures in contemporary magazine publishing, from both established and emerging independent publications. Speakers, such as Nicholas Blechman of The New Yorker, Veronica Ditting of The Gentlewoman, and Nathalie Kirsheh, creative director of Glamour’s online-only US edition, will focus on what the term ‘Magazine’ means today.
Parsons School of Design, 66 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011, US

31 May 2019


A Way With Words: The Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society exhibition
A major touring exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, with almost 100 selected pieces of calligraphic and lettering work, in a variety of media, to show the huge range of ways to express words visually and beautifully.
The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK


JUNE 2019

1 June — 8 September 2019

Claudette Johnson, Reclining Figure , 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo by Andy Keate. H alamish Collection, London.

Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance
An exhibition of works by British figurative artist Claudette Johnson, and her first solo show at a major institution in almost three decades. The display includes approximately 30 paintings alongside drawings in pastel, paint, ink, and charchoal, and ranges from the 1980s to works newly produced for this exhibition.
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP, UK

Above: Claudette Johnson, Reclining Figure , 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photography by Andy Keate. 

4 June 2019


Type Tuesday Inspiration and Originality

Our last Type Tuesday, ‘Hacking Gutenberg’, sold out ten days ahead of the event. This event will focus on the contents of Eye 98, a type special.

Look out for further details 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.

4 June — 25 August 2019


Michael Rakowitz
An exhibition of Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s most important projects from two decades. Eight installations draw on architecture, cultural artefacts, cuisine and geopolitics from 750BC to today. This exhibition coincides with the display in London of the artist’s Lamassu sculpture for the Fourth Plinth, part of his ongoing attempt to recreate every cultural artefact lost or destroyed during the Iraq war.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

6 June 2019

Young Designers Summit—SEGD 2019 Conference in Austin

SEGD: Young Designers Summit
Staged specifically for designers between the ages of 18 and 34, the Young Designers Summit provides a space for young designers to discuss their experiences with EGD firm leaders, SEGD board members and fellow young designers through a series of round table sessions, presentations, and an optional portfolio review.
Fairmont Austin Hotel, 101 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701, US

6 — 9 June 2019

European Design Festival, Warsaw 2019

European Design Festival
The annual European Design Festival. The programme includes exhibitions on modern graphic design in Poland, workshops, film screenings, tours of local design studios, and a series of speakers that include: Michael Beirut, Tomasz Biskup, and Joanna Skorupska. 
Mińska 65, Warsaw, Poland

6 June — 27 July 2019

Felipe Pantone  Optichromy # 86 , 2018  Spray and UV ink on aluminum pane

An exhibition that sheds new light on the legacy of the optico-kinetic movement. Featuring works that span from the 1970s to 2018, ‘Vibrations’
provides a space for dialogue between two generations. 
Danysz, 78 Amelot Street, Paris, France

Above: Felipe Pantone, Optichromy #86, 2018

7 — 9 June 2019


ELCAF: East London Comic Arts Festival
The Round Chapel & Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Road, 
E5 0PU, UK

7 June 2019 — 2 February 2020


Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer
The Wolfsonian – Florida International University, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, US

Above: Pamphlet, Come to Cuba, c. 1930, Conrado W. Massaguer (Cuban, 1889–1965), illustrator Cuban National Tourist Commission, Havana, publisher Sindicato de Artes Gráficos de la Habana, S.A.

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

MONSTER © 1995 Naoki URASAWA / Studio Nuts

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. 

6 — 8 June 2019

Birmingham Design Festival
Speakers include Nadine Chahine (see Eye 94), Dan Rhatigan (see Eye 84), Maria Smith (Interrobang), Craig Oldham, Brendan Dawes and Fully Justified.

8 June 2019

Wayzgoose Shipley
Shipley’s third fair celebrating Letterpress and the Book Arts, including: private press, fine press, artists books, posters, and letterpress ephemera. 
The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley BD18 3EH, UK

10 — 20 June 2019


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


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

14 June — 6 October 2019

Ataúlfo Pérez Aznar Argentina (b. 1955) Desaparecidos, Calle 6 entre 46 y 47, La Plata, 1983 © Courtesy of the artist

Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography From 1959 To 2017
Featuring the work of over seventy photographers and artists, Urban Impulses embraces half a century of Latin American photography, from 1959 to 2017. Curated by María Wills and Alexis Fabry. 
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Ataúlfo Pérez Aznar, Desaparecidos, Calle 6 entre 46 y 47, La Plata, 1983 © Courtesy of the artist

17 June 2019

Insiders/Outsiders: Émigré Designers in the Archive of Art and Design
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HA, UK

25 — 26 June 2019


London Design Biennale Summit 2019
The inaugural summit of the 2020 London Design Biennale which, under the guidance of Artistic Director Es Devlin, addresses the theme of ‘Resonance’. The two-day summit includes a day of discussion on day one, with speakers such as Justine Simons OBE and Dr. Christopher Turner, and a series of workshops and surgery sessions on day two. 
Google HQ, Six Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG, UK
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

27 June — 15 September 2019

Cindy Sherman_National Portrait Gallery 2019

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.


JULY 2019

3 — 13 July 2019


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.

10 July 2019


Lunchtime Lecture: Reportage Illustration
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

11 — 28 July 2019

The World Illustration Awards Exhibition

The World Illustration Awards Exhibition
An exhibition of 200 shortlisted works judged by an independent jury to reflect the ‘cultural importance of contemporary illustration across the world’. Entry is free. 
Embankment East Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK





September 2019 — January 2020

Fabian Muir, The Hands that Rock the Cradle, North Korea

Portrait of Humanity
A touring exhibition featuring the 50 winners of the Portrait of Humanity award, a global photography award established by 1854 Media and Magnum Photos. 

September 2019
Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

October – November 2019
LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

November 2019
National Centre For Photography, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

November 2019 – January 2020
Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival, New Orleans, US

Above: Fabian Muir, The Hands that Rock the Cradle, North Korea. 

Tuesday 3 September 2019


Type Tuesday

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.

Look out for further details by signing up for the editor’s regular newsletter here and visit the St Bride ‘What’s On’ page.



5 — 7 November 2019

Radical Imagination Biennial: International Art and Design conference

Integrated 2019: Radical Imagination
Under the banner ‘Radical Imagination’, Integrated 2019, an international conference of art and design, is inviting leading international artists, designers, architects, scientists, politicians and activists to contemplate a radically different view of the world and of our future.
deSingel, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

7 November 2019

DEMO Festival, 2019

DEMO Festival
A digital exhibition of international motion design, in which, for twenty-four hours, display screens on the platforms and in the hall of Amsterdam Central Station will showase a series of motion design works. Curated by Liza Enebeis (creative director at Studio Dumbar), interdisciplinary designer Koos Breen, and graphic and motion designer Xavier Monney.
Amsterdam Central Station, Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

7 November 2019

ModMag LDN
magCulture’s annual day of talks celebrating the culture of magazines. Speakers to be confirmed. 
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL, UK



December 2019


Bienal Brasileira de Design Gráfico
Curitiba, Brazil

Above: Bienial identity by Maikon Nery and Pablo Blanco.


APRIL 2020

23 — 25 April 2020