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Eye newsletter
15 December 2017


Dear friends

We’re about to print Eye 95 which will reach subscribers early in the new year. It includes articles about R. O. Blechman, Atlas, Triboro and Imagerie D’Épinal, among many others.

If you received a renewal notification in the post in the last few days, please act now and re-subscribe here to get Eye 95 delivered to your door.



Installation image of Sam Winston’s current exhibition ‘Darkness Visible’ at London’s Southbank Centre.

Over the holidays, the Eye blog will continue to provide you with interesting articles. Recent blogs include Lindsay Hargrave’s ‘Alone in the dark’ about Sam Winston’s current exhibition ‘Darkness Visible’ (see also ‘Pictures made of books’ in Eye 94), Giulia Tugnoli’s ‘Vertical hold’ about the recent redesign of Italian newspaper La Repubblica and ‘Two tribes’, which asks: ‘But what do two wildly different awards ceremonies [Stack, see below, and BSME] tell us about the state of magazine design, editing and publishing?’


Glimpses of our most recent Type Tuesday event, titled ‘A matter of life and death’, at London’s St Bride Library on 5 December 2017.

Thank you to everyone who came to ‘A matter of life & death’, the last in our quarterly Type Tuesday events at St Bride for 2017. It was a pleasure to be joined by GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright with guest speakers Rejane Dal Bello, Phil Baines and Peter Hall.

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’, curated by Lucienne and Rebecca, continues at the Wellcome Collection until 14 January 2018.

Dates for your diary: Our quarterly Type Tuesday events in 2018 will be held at St Bride Library on 6 March, 5 June, 4 September and 4 December. We hope you will join us once again to enjoy more exciting speakers and discussions in the year ahead.



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The winners of the third annual Stack Awards were announced in London on Monday 20 November 2017 at the Queen of Hoxton. The awards (above) were designed by Work The Plank and made by Gavin Coyle.

Last month, our 8000 unique covers for Eye 94 won Cover of the Year at the third annual Stack Awards – ‘the world’s only awards scheme dedicated entirely to independent magazines’.

Steven Heller (one of the judges for the Cover of the Year category alongside CoverJunkie’s Jaap Biemans) said: ‘My criteria was simple. Immediate IMPACT, aesthetic pleasure, and innovative concept. There were lots of good covers … There were only a few that set a new standard. Eye’s concept is courageous. It was pure abstraction – not what a cover design is expected to be. It was improvisation. It was jazz. The idea that no single reader got the same cover. Incredible!’

Fellow award winners included MacGuffin Magazine (Amsterdam), for Editor and Art Director of the Year, and Buffalo Zine (London) for Magazine of the Year.

Warmest regards for the holiday season

John Walters, editor

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