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Eye newsletter
19 February 2019

Dear friends

Our forthcoming Type Tuesday – entitled ‘Hacking Gutenberg’ on 5 March 2019 with Erik Spiekermann, The Counter Press and Double Dagger – has sold out in record time. Please mark your diaries for the next three Type Tuesdays on 4 June, 3 September and 26 November 2019 at St Bride Printing Library in London.



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A small selection of TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence winners including Frank Fonts’ Kraken Slab FR, Tereza Bettinardi’s book design for Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas, The Narrative’s 150 Media Stream brand identity, IS Creative Studio’s identity for LADFest 2018, Typeji’s Ribaasu, Garbett Design’s Advantage Report created for CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, R-Typography’s Gliko Modern and Osborne Shiwan’s campaign for Atamira Dance Company’s performances of Pango.

(Typographic) Noted #90’ is now live on the Eye blog and surveys a host of type-related things including a selection of winners of the Type Directors Club (TDC) of New York’s Certificates of Typographic Excellence; the Whitney’s ‘programmed’ typeface; Studio Dumbar’s variable type City in Motion posters, now installed across train stations in the Netherlands; and the revised edition of Patrick Thomas’s Protest Stencil Toolkit.

For ‘Books received #36’ we briefly review a collection of self-help and ‘memoir-adjacent’ titles – all written by designers – that caught our attention in recent weeks, including James Victore’s Feck Perfuction; Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec’s Observe, Collect, Draw!; Jon Contino’s Brand By Hand; and Paul Woods’s How To Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole.


James Victore_RaCism 1993

James Victore’s RaCism, 1993.

To coincide with our review of James Victore’s new book, we turned our attention to publishing Steven Heller’s 1998 profile in full on the Eye website – see ‘Writing on the wall: The posters of James Victore’ in Eye 30.

Warmest regards
John Walters, editor

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