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28 September 2018
In De Beauvoir Town we are putting together the final pages of Eye 97, our magazine special part two. If you’re in London on Thursday (4 Oct) you can see an extensive preview of the issue’s contents at ‘magCulture Meets...’, when Simon Esterson and I do one of the store’s regular events.
In the newest Photo Critique, ‘Twisting the alien’, written exclusively for Eyemagazine.com, Rick Poynor investigates Arthur Jafa’s APEX, a video collage of collected and edited images that explore a ‘black aesthetic’, at Luma in Arles, France, where you can see APEX until 4 November 2018.
New blogs include ‘XXX’ marks the spot, Mark Noad’s preview of this year’s Letter Exchange conference (11–14 October), which will host a series of conversations and workshops around contemporary lettering at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Mhairi Lockett’s Noted #88 provides a scan of recent works that have caught our attention. Projects include Richard Ardagh’s first issue of Forme 01, a new letterpress zine; Karlssonwilker’s kaleidoscopic new website; and issue 22 of Good Trouble magazine, a celebration of culture as a means of resistance, art directed by Richard Turley and Sophie Abady.
Also new on the blog, AGI’s Mexican handover includes an interview with Nikki Gonnissen and Dean Poole – outgoing and incoming presidents of Alliance Graphique Internationale – to coincide with the sold-out AGI Open in Mexico City.
We’ve got plenty to keep you occupied on the Eye Events page: a retrospective of textile designer Anni Albers opens at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London on 1 October; the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich’s ‘Social Design’ (a study of design in social systems and public environments) from 5 October; and ‘OFF Visual Design Festival’ in Tel Aviv from 14-15 October.
The next Type Tuesday, about Maps and Max Gill, is on 4 December at St Bride. The St Bride Foundation have also invited me and Simon to deliver the ‘A-Z of Eye’ on Thursday 18 October at the same venue – wish us luck, and buy a ticket, via http://www.sbf.org.uk/whats-on/category/talks/
John Walters, editor