to 28 May 2020

Paul Signac, Opus 217: Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones, and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890, 1890

MoMA: Virtual Views
Virtual Views provides exclusive access to MoMA’s current exhibitions, including Donald Judd’s revolutionary sculptures, Dorothea Lange’s impactful photographs, intimate home movies, and more. Every weekend, MoMA curators will also take you inside an exhibition or a favorite artwork from the collection through video stories and curator Q&As, as well as audio playlists and feature articles.

28 May 2020

Statements from Isolation: The Class of 2020 MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism Graduate Thesis Presentation

Statements from Isolation
Six graduating MAs will tell the stories of their thought-provoking thesis research in the form of short presentations.

RSVP here to receive an email with the Zoom link prior to the event.


Alicia Olushola Ajayi, "We Call It Freedom Village: Brooklyn, Illinois’ Radical Tactics of Black Place-making"

Polly Adams, "Enter Through the Gift Shop: Designed Objects, Images, and Identity in New York City’s Art Museums"

Joseph Nally, "Post-Elegance: Experimental Aesthetics in Tabletop Game Design"

Galina Yordanov, "Driving Through Division: The Car as Actor in Lebanese Society"

Ridhima Sharma, "Tha: From Preserving Sites to Self"

Deena Denaro, "The Rise of the Design Procedural: Exploring Design’s Narrative Agency in Serial Television"

6 and 7 June 2020


Letterheads Lockdown
This is an experimental event to try bringing the essence of a Letterheads meet online via Zoom. This technology will allow us to host live demonstrations, small panel jams, a quiz, and probably more that we haven’t figured out yet. We hope you’ll join in and have some fun with it as we go along. Currently organised activities include:

– Pictorial Painting (‘Hilda on a Tire Swing’) with Mike Meyer
– Signs & Signwriting Quiz with Sam Roberts (Better Letters and Ghostsigns)
– Virtual Type Safari with with Sarah Hyndman (Type Tasting)

Register here.

to 28 June 2020


Online Tour: Innovative Forms – The Lettering of John Skelton
This exhibition celebrates John Skelton's innovative approach to the alphabet and lettering design and explores the large variety of commissions he produced. Works on display represent significant pieces of sculpture and examples of lettering on stone and slate, many of which relate to the artist’s extensive catalogue of Public and Royal Commissions.
Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SP, UK

to 30 June 2020


Virtual Design Festival
Virtual Design Festival is a platform, hosted by Dezeen, that will bring the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances. VDF includes a rolling programme of online talks, lectures, movies, product launches and more. 

23 — 26 July 2020

Typographics Conference 2020 Online

Typographics Conference 2020 Online
The annual conference, now in its 6th year, is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. It is presented by The Cooper Union in New York City. This year the conference will be online.



Stay at Home Stedelijk

Stay at Home Stedelijk
A selection of minidocs and audio tours about the Stedelijk Museum’s exhibitions from the past few years. Content is updated continually.


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While the Museum is temporarily closed, the Whitney is offering range of online resources and events centred around American art of the twentieth century. 



Riks Museum: #Rijkmuseumfromhome
Rijksmuseum curators share short videos from home with stories about their favourite works of art. All the videos are posted to Rijksmuseum social media channels.



MODA Online
The Museum of Design Atlanta has launched a range of online classes, workshops and meetups for both young and adult designers, as well as a series of online sessions, titled ‘Drink in Design’, with a range of creatives who will talk you through their work and career paths. 


Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020
Focusing on the ethics of design, this lecture discusses the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dives into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing. 

See Peter Buwert’s ‘Design’s ugly truths’, a review of Ruben Pater’s The Politics of Design, in Eye 93. 



Virtual tour of ‘Léon Spilliaert’
This exhibition showcases some 80 works on paper – from images of Spilliaert’s home town and the coast, to later works capturing the tranquillity of the forest outside Brussels. You can explore these works online in this video tour.

This is an online stream, you can view here.



Design Interview 10Q
A series of design talks – with Matteo Bologna, Erik Brandt, Dafi Kühne, Thomas Kronbichler and Niklaus Troxler, with more to come – curated by graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti. You can watch the interviews on the @designinterview10q IGTV and YouTube channel. 

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69. 



Poster House: Poster History videos
Videos on New York’s Poster House IGTV are hosted by curator Angelina Lippert. Subjects have included psychedelic posters, Paula Scher’s Public Theater poster and works by Armin Hofmann. 

See ‘Reputations: Paula Scher’ in Eye 77. 


MoMI View from Home

Museum of the Moving Image: View from home
The Museum of the Moving Image are continuing to expand their online releases with titles including Pedro Costa's award-winning Vitalina Varela, the 2020 Academy Award nominee Corpus Christi, and Brett Story's prescient documentary The Hottest August.



Warhol at Home
To share the Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern with you, the exhibition’s curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran give a video tour to discuss Warhol through the lens of the immigrant story, his LGBTQI identity and concerns with death and religion. See more about the exhibition here

See ‘Pop justice’ on the Eye blog.

Above: Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, 



Letterform Archive Online
The Letterform Archive have made their Online Archive public access. You can now enjoy unprecedented virtual access to nearly 1,500 objects and 9,000 hi-fi images (and counting!) from their collection.

See ‘Access all areas’ by Claire Mason on the Eye blog.



14 March — 14 June 2020


Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ, UK

Above. Barnett Freedman, Baynard Claudia book, 1935. © Barnett Freedman Estate.

14 March — 14 June 2020


An Outbreak of Talent: Bawden, Marx, Ravilious and their Contemporaries
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ, UK

Above. Edward Bawden, An Old Crab and a Young.

See ‘The crew with no name’ in Eye 95.

Ongoing 2020


As, Not For
A non-exhaustive historical overview of the work of African American graphic designers, proposed by graphic designer and curator Jerome Harris. This exhibition aims to promote the inclusion of the work of African-American and black graphic designers in the field of design and its mediation, but also to question the omnipresence of white and anti-black aesthetics in this same field.
Les Chiroux, Place des Carmes 8, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

to 28 March 2020


Marine Hugonnier: Travel Posters
A new body of work Marine Hugonnier, ‘Travel Posters’ is a series of
large format images exploring the acclaimed Pan Am advertising campaign designed by Yvan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar in 1971 and photographed by Magnum's photographers. By looking at their appearance on the net and comparing their loss or addition of substance - Hugonnier's work shows how these images, although apparently all similar, are in effect all different.
Ingleby Gallery, 33 Barony St, Edinburgh EH3 6NX, UK

Above: Installation view of the solo exhibition ‘Marine Hugonnier: Travel Posters’, Ingleby, Edinburgh. Photo: John McKenzie.

See Frederico Duarte’s ‘Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime’ on the Eye blog and ‘Flight of the imagination’ in Eye 73. 

to April 2020

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Niklaus Troxler Tape Works
Swiss designer Niklaus Troxler creates images with adhesive tapes. Sometimes the images are free and abstract, sometimes they evoke landscapes or signs, and they are always musical – compositions and improvisations.
A–Z Gallery, Torstrasse 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte, Germany.

Open every Friday 1–6pm and by appointment:

Above: Troxler in performance, 16 February 2020. Photo: JLW.

to 3 April 2020


Social Revolution: Women's liberation and gay liberation in the 1970s and 80s
An exhibition that marks 50 years since the beginnings of two significant social movements in the UK: the first women’s liberation conference in Oxford and the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front at LSE.
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD, UK

to 5 April 2020

Brochure, The Menstrual Cycle, 1939; Designed by Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master
This exhibition follows Herbert Bayer’s role as both student and teacher at the Bauhaus, as well as his illustrious career in the United States following his 1938 emigration.
Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York 10128, US

Above: Herbert Bayer, Brochure, The Menstrual Cycle, 1939.

to 11 April 2020

Tullio Crali_A Futurist Life

Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life
Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00; Sunday 12.00 - 17.00;  closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, UK

to 12 April 2020

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Sabotages par Mathieu Van Assche

Les Chiroux, Place des Carmes 8, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

to 12 April 2020

The Hoodie Exhibition

The Hoodie
This exhibition explores the role of a fashion garment as a socio-political carrier. The hoodie tells many stories – tales of social inequality, youth culture, subculture, police brutality, racism, privacy, fear and style.  Popularised by Champion in the 1930s, the hoodie was a practical solution for workmen; it is now, arguably, Western Fashion’s last truly political garment.
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Above: Devan Shimoyama, February II, 2019.

to 13 April 2020

Barbie Liberation dolls. Source: Igor Vamos.

Play Well
Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? ‘Play Well’ invites visitors to consider the impact of play in our lives.
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

to 19 April 2020

Kitching in Ditchling

Kitching in Ditchling: The London Series
‘Alan Kitching’s A to Z of London’, Kitching’s new series with Karoline Newman, captures his favourite haunts in the city, marrying the individual letters of the alphabet with its significant buildings, monuments, sports grounds and retailers. The 26 prints will be accompanied by a number of Kitching’s other prints that celebrate the capital.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, William + Margaret Rowling Gallery, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP, UK

to 19 April 2010


Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
An exhibition that looks at the way the car has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.
The Sainsbury Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL, UK


to 19 April 2020

RWH Jones, Saltdean Lido, East Sussex, 1938. Photographed by John Maltby  ©John Maltby/RIBA Collections

Into the Blue: The origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
This display explores the architectural, cultural and social history of indoor and outdoor swimming baths and pools in the United Kingdom through drawings, models, photographs and film footage.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK

Above: RWH Jones, Saltdean Lido, East Sussex, 1938. Photographed by John Maltby  ©John Maltby/RIBA Collections.

to 19 April 2020

Disruption, Devotion and Distributism

Disruption. Devotion and Distribution
This exhibitions highlights the underlying ideas and beliefs which led artists like Edward Johnston, Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill to Ditchling, and their engagement with and influence on wider debates taking place nationally and internationally in the early 20th century. The exhibition pulls at the Guild’s core principles – a resistance to industrialisation and city-living, their devout Catholicism and a commitment to Distributism, a political movement that championed individual land ownership in rural communities.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Ln, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

to 25 April 2020

Maureen Scott, Mother and Child at Breaking Point (1970)

The Four Ages of Woman
Diverse representations of women’s mental health and life experiences across childhood, youth, middle age and old age, including work by Madge Gill, Anna Kavan, Bibi Herrera, Imma Maddox, Cynthia Pell and Maureen Scott.
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX, UK

Above. Maureen Scott, Mother and Child at Breaking Point (1970).

to 26 April 2020


Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.
Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, UK

Above: Linder, Untitled, 2015.

See ‘Scalpel sharp’, Rick Poynor’s Photo Critique on the Eye site.

until Spring 2020

Margate Neon Flyer

25 Years of Neon: A Collection by Kerry Ryan
Neon Specialists, 18 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DH, UK

See ‘Neon: names in lights’ on the Eye blog.

to 02 May 2020

Lore Lisbeth Waller in her studio, ca. 1945

Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain from 1933

This exhibition celebrates some remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform Britain’s photography scene. Among the 80,000 refugees escaping anti-Semitic and political persecution were a surprising number of women photographers, who women brought fresh, Modernist perspectives that opened up British photography in the decades that followed.

‘Another Eye’ showcases this group of women, which includes Dorothy Bohm, Edith Tudor-Hart, Elsbeth Juda, Gerti Deutsch, Elisabeth Chat, Laelia Goehr and Erika Koch.

Some worked in social-reportage, documenting issues of the day for magazines such as Picture Post and Lilliput. Others turned to commercial work in fashion, advertising and publishing.

Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London
E2 0QN

Tues–Sat: 11.00–18.00; Thurs 11.00–20.00

to 2 May 2020

Dorothea Lange, Kern County, California, 1938.

Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures
MoMA’s first major exhibition of Lange’s work in 50 years displays iconic works from its collection, alongside lesser-known photographs, to map Lange’s complex relationship to words. 
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, US

Above: Dorothea Lange, Kern County, California, 1938.

to 10 May 2020


George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain
Spanning George Him’s long and versatile career as both an independent designer and as one half of the prolific Lewitt-Him partnership (1933-1954), the exhibition will include iconic wartime propaganda posters for the Ministries of Food and Information, corporate branding for El Al airlines and adverts for clients like Schweppes, Technicolor, the Post Office and The Times.
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH, UK

to 10 May 2020


Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium
This exhibition brings together a new generation of artists who represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns. Presenting for the first time this new direction in painting, the exhibition features ten painters at the heart of this zeitgeist: Michael Armitage, Cecily Brown, Nicole Eisenman, Sanya Kantarovsky, Tala Madani, Ryan Mosley, Christina Quarles, Daniel Richter, Dana Schutz and Tschabalala Self.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7QX, UK

Above: Michael Armitage, Kampala Suburb, 2014.

to 17 May 2020

Conroy Maddox - The Lesson

British Surrealism
This major exhibition marks 100 years since the birth of surrealism, championing the British artists that contributed to an iconic movement. See more than 70 eclectic works from 42 artists including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash as well as lesser known figures such as Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe. Exhibition design by Stephen Coates (former Eye art director) and James Hunter.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD, UK

Above: Conroy Maddox, The Lesson, 1938.

to 17 May 2020

Gupta Christopher Street

Masculinities: Liberation through photography
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Above: Suni Gupta, Untitled 22 from the series ‘Christopher Street’, 1976. Courtesy the artist and Haes Gallery.

to 17 May 2020


Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971
For the first time, images from the full sweep of Arbus’s career will be presented chronologically. Early works reveal an artist gripped by the range of humanity and life as it unfolded on the street, while later works created using a larger format mark her emergence as a mature and compelling artist.
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

Above: Diane Arbus, Three female impersonators, N.Y.C., 1962, 1962. Gelatin silver print; printed 1962–1963, 27.9 x 35.6 cm. Anonymous gift, 2016. Copyright © Estate of Diane Arbus. 2016/757.

to 17 May 2020

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, by Susanna Lewis (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale

Off the Wall: American Art to Wear
A survey of the late 1960s American art movement, in which artists were drawn to the body as a mechanism to express both personal vision and their relation to the cultural, historical and social concerns of the period. The exhibition includes works made during 1967 and 1997, and features over 100 works by more than 50 artists. 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Susanna Lewis, Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale.

to 23 May 2020

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New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
This exhibition examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society?
Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yves Béhar, Superflex Aura Power Suit, 2017. 

to 31 May 2020


Langlands and Bell: Degrees of Truth
For over four decades, Langlands & Bell’s work has explored the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange we use to negotiate a fast changing technological world. Their art ranges from film, video and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture.
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, UK

to 3 June 2020


Mga Mumu, Multo, at Maskara – Lydia Ortiz
Max Occupancy . (a gallery operated out of the stairwell of San Francisco design studio Volume Inc.) Fridays 12-5pm (Ring bell for entry).
725 Filbert Street San Francisco, CA 94133 US

Above: Lydia Ortiz, Oops.

to 7 June 2020

Baba Beaton as 'Heloise' in 'Great Lovers Pageant' by Cecil Beaton, 1927

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
A survey of the ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 1920s and 30s through the lens of British photographer Cecil Beaton. Alongside Beaton’s portraits, the exhibition will also include paintings by his contemporaries Rex Whistler, Henry Lamb, and Augustus John.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE, UK

Above: Cecil Beaton, Baba Beaton as ‘Heloise’ in ‘Great Lovers Pageant’, 1927.

to 28 June 2020

Photography's Last Century

Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection
This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee's magnificent promised gift of over sixty extraordinary photographs in honor of The Met's 150th anniversary in 2020.
The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, US

to 28 June 2020


Innovative Forms – The Lettering of John Skelton
This exhibition celebrates John Skelton's innovative approach to the alphabet and lettering design and explores the large variety of commissions he produced. Works on display represent significant pieces of sculpture and examples of lettering on stone and slate, many of which relate to the artist’s extensive catalogue of Public and Royal Commissions.
Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SP, UK

to 5 July 2020


Dóra Maurer
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK

Above: Dóra Maurer Relative Quasi Image 1996 © Dóra Maurer Photo: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó.

to 5 July 2020


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 23 August 2020

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The Swiss Grid
The Swiss Grid explores the development and impact of the International Typographic Style, considered one of the most important movements in graphic design history, through a selection of posters and ephemera.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Karl Gerstner & Markus Kutter, Citroën, 1958


to 23 August 2020


The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy
An exhibition exploring China’s economic relationship with the world through poster design.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yang Jiabao & Cai Sheng, Cultural Revolution Glows, 1972

to 31 December 2020


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

ongoing 2020

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

Everyday Life: GDR
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

ongoing 2020


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.




APRIL 2020

1 April 2020 — 26 July 2020


Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

An exhibition surveying the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

Above: Kraftwerk 3D, photo by Peter Boettcher.

3 — 5 April 2020

Offset 2020

Offset Dublin 2020 


Offset returns for its eleventh edition in Dublin. The line-up includes The lineup includes April Greiman, illustrators Olaf Hajek and Laura Callaghan, puppet-maker Andy Gent, Irish agency CI Studio, THISISPOPBABY (with Jennifer Jennings and Niall Sweeney), Rory Simms (Pentagram), DixonBaxi, Oscar Hudson, Acrylicize, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Leslie David, plus Zeynep Orbay and Macie Soler-Sala (Wieden+Kennedy).
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square Docklands, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

7 April 2020

Commercial Classics

Commerical Classics: Paul Barnes & Tim Ripper on building a new foundry [POSTPONED]
Commercial Type partner Paul Barnes and designer Tim Ripper, will tell the fascinating and exciting story of their new foundry, Commercial Classics. They will explain what inspired Commercial Type, of researching through archives, and of creating new families that offer designers a rich and varied palette of faces.
Brennan’s Work & Leisure, 3015 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103, US

8 April 2020


Jan Tschichold and the New Typography
A talk by Paul Stirton.
St Bride Library, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ, UK

9—11 April 2020

–ing Creative Festival 2020

The sixth year of this annual festival featuring workshops and talks, with guests including Nicole Jacek and Noreen Morioka of Alternate Universe (AU)Stefan Sagmeister, Jesse Reed (co-founder of Order) and Instagram logo designer Mackey Saturday.

Schedule here.

Dubai Design District | d3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

22 April 2020


Jean François Porchez: The Visible Invisibility of Words
A Letter Exchange lecture. 
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Holborn, London WC1N 3AT, UK

25 April — 23 August 2020


Map­ping the Col­lec­tion
This exhibition, curated by Janice Mitchell, takes a close look at the 1960s and 1970s in the Unit­ed States. It asks how artists have re­act­ed to the so­cial de­vel­op­ments and up­hea­vals of th­ese de­cades—and, con­verse­ly, what ideas about art from this time have shaped our me­m­o­ry. What im­age of Amer­i­ca is rep­re­sent­ed here? What part did in­dige­nous artists, fe­male artists, queer po­si­tions, and artists of col­or play in the de­vel­op­ment of art dur­ing this time?
Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany


MAY 2020

9 May 2020


Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa with Ellen Lupton
Devote your mind to a day of grid theory and typographic inquiry. Massage your frontal lobe and pamper your typographic playbook as you create an elegantly structured publication in the company of like-minded typophiles. Masterworks from the Herb Lubalin Study Center will be on view throughout the session. Each participant will receive one can of Cucumber LaCroix and a signed copy of Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller’s book The ABCs of Triangle, Square, Circle: The Bauhaus and Design Theory.
Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10008, US

28 — 30 May 2020


Berlin Letters 2020
Berlin Letters is a festival for lettering, type design, calligraphy and sign painting. The three days will include over 25 international speakers, ten workshops and 250 participants. 
Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin, Germany

Tickets are available here


JUNE 2020

2 June 2020


Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.

12 June — 30 Aug 2020

I Am Curious, Orange, 1988, Photographer Richard Haughton

Michael Clark
Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date. It will showcase his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences. Film, photography, and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film.
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Michael Clark, I Am Curious, Orange, 1988. Photo by Richard Haughton.

19 — 25 June 2020


Typographics 2020
Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, now in its 6th year, is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie.
Cooper Union, Cooper Square, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003, US

26 June — 20 September 2020

Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation

Julie Mehretu
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US


JULY 2020

10 July — 1 November 2020


AI: More than Human
Explored through prominent and cutting-edge research projects, and special commissions and projects by international artists, ‘AI: More than Human’ is an unprecedented survey of the relationship between humans and technology.
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL, UK

Above: Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, 2017, video installation, 12′with Mirai Moriyama & Alter (developed by Ishiguro lab, Osaka University and Ikegami Lab, Tokyo University), © Justine Emard / Adagp, Paris 2018.

July — September 2020


Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above. Anthony Barboza, Kamoinge Portrait, 1973. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Anthony Barboza.



8 September 2020


Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.

12 — 20 September 2020

24 — 26 September 2020


OFFF Barcelona 2020

POSTPONED FROM 23-25 April 2020

30 September 2020 — 17 January 2021

Fondation Dubuffet, Paysage aux Argus

Jean Dubuffet
Spanning more than four decades in the studio, this exhibition brings together powerful work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). This show is the first in the UK in more than 50 years, highlighting Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux Argus (Landscape with Argus, 1955. Courtesy of Fondation Dubuffet, Paris. 



28 October 2020 — 21 February 2021


Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Filling almost 30,000 combined square feet across the two venues, the exhibition will contain nearly 500 works. It is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Johns, creating an opportunity to highlight not only his well-known masterpieces but also many works that have never been exhibited publicly. Conceived around the principles of mirroring and doubling that have long been a focus of the artist’s work, this two-part exhibition, which follows a loose chronological order from the 1950s to the present, offers an innovative curatorial model for a monographic survey.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Jasper Johns, Summer, 1985



12—14 November 2020

AIGA Design Conference 2020 [postponed from March/April]
AIGA’s annual conference, chaired by Richard Ting. The conference includes workshops, portfolio reviews and host of speakers including Giorgia Lupi, David Carroll and Rumman Chowdhury.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Tickets available here

24 November 2020

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Type Tuesday

Come to Eye’s quarterly event about type, graphic design and visual culture. Speakers, presentations, films, panel discussions and a chance to chat with friends and buy rare bargain back issues of Eye magazine.

6.30 for 7pm start at Bridewell Hall, St Bride Printing Library, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

Tickets £8-£12.50. All profits support the St Bride Foundation.



3 — 7 December 2020

Addis Foto Fest, sixth edition
The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organised by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.


APRIL 2021

20 — 30 April 2021

DRUPA: Embrace the Future

Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe), Germany