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Eye late November newsletter
26 November 2020

Zoom into Type Tuesday next week

Dear friends

It’s time for the last Type Tuesday of 2020, and we’d love you to join us next week (on 1 December) to say ‘Happy Birthday St Bride!’ Tickets are a mere £5 (£3 concessions) and all proceeds go to the St Bride crowdfunding campaign. Start time is 6pm GMT (7pm CET, 1pm EST). More details below, and in this new blog post, ‘Happy Birthday, St Bride!’.

(Left to right, top to bottom) Lucienne Roberts, Morag Myerscough, Hansje van Halem, Dan Rhatigan, Rathna Ramanathan and Erik Spiekermann.

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All our guests have delighted Type Tuesday audiences at our regular St Bride events – which began seven and a half years ago in 2013. The St Bride crowdfunder is still going strong, and you can learn more about the Printing Library in this short video, with wonderful photography by our great friend Philip Sayer.


Spread from No Magic in Riso – a bi-lingual, no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to Risograph printing designed by O.OO and featured in the new Eye blog post by Gabriela Matuszyk and Kiki Chang.


On the blog, we’ve just published ‘Risoholics of the world unite!’ (by Gabriela Matuszyk and Kiki Chang) about the remarkable book printed entirely in Risograph technology designed by O.OO. There’s also Steven Heller’s ‘An Iranian vision’, about Neshan magazine, and a new post about next week’s Type Tuesday.PublishedinFull

There are many substantial articles to read in full on the Eye website, such as Martin Colyer’s ‘Permanent opposition’, about Times satirist Peter Brookes.

Cartoon from The Times by Peter Brookes in Eye 93.


There are Eye articles about all next week’s Type Tuesday speakers. You can read my profile of Morag Myerscough in Eye 79 and our interview with Dan Rhatigan (now Senior Manager, Adobe Type Development) in our Monotype special, Eye 84. Rathna Ramanathan’s work was featured in ‘Roadshows and rickshaws’ in Eye 64, Lucienne Roberts has written for us many times, and we have written about her work, too. Erik Spiekermann is an old friend of Eye, part of the original editorial board in 1990, and delighted a packed St Bride hall with ‘Hacking Gutenberg’ last year. You can read ‘Six degrees of Erik Spiekermann’ in Eye 74, the Berlin special issue and ‘Strategy of excess’, Silvia Sfligiotti’s profile of Hansje van Halem in Eye 98.

Typographic memorial in Tugelaweg, Amsterdam, designed by Hansje van Halem, see Eye 98.

A typographic memorial in Tugelaweg, Amsterdam, 2016, laser cut into a 350m long steel fence. Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk. Design: Hansje van Halem.


There are still plenty of events and exhibitions – both real and virtual – listed on our Eye Events page. There are several opening after the current UK lockdown, such as ‘Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work’ at London’s Design Museum, ‘Art Deco by the Sea’ in Newcastle and ‘Unearthed: Photography’s Roots’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. And of course there’s our next Type Tuesday (have we mentioned this enough?) from 6-7.30pm GMT next week.

St Bride Printing Library print room.

Thanks for reading, and please do Zoom in next Tuesday to say ‘Happy Birthday St Bride!’ I will be chairing the event along with my colleague Simon Esterson. Here’s the all-important ticket link.

Be seeing you

John L. Walters, editor

PS I’m happy to say that all the hundreds of replacement copies of Eye 100 have been sent; we’ve been getting nice messages and social media posts from patient Eye subscribers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland. Thanks once again to our fulfilment team and postal service who helped rescue a difficult situation.

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