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Eye newsletter
4 June 2019

Dear friends

We’re looking forward to tonight’s Type Tuesday with Hansje van Halem, Mark Thomson and Ferdinand Ulrich.



Valnera, CAST. Design: Riccardo De Franceschi, 2019.
This is a serif face intended for text and display setting. Valnera’s low-contrast letterforms feature a ‘distinctly angular design’, evidenced in the ‘flat horizontal curves’, serifs, counters and the junctures.

The type panel, chaired by Sarah Snaith, includes Jason Smith (Fontsmith), Jeremy Tankard (Jeremy Tankard Typography) and Emanuela Conidi (Cast).

Join us for prosecco and buy your copy of Eye 98 (as well as bargain back issues) at the Eye shop. As always, all proceeds from ticket sales go to St Bride Foundation.



Example of lunch posted on social media.

Rick Poynor’s latest Photo Critique dives into the world of ‘social’ photography. In ‘A confederacy of lunches’, Rick reviews The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media (Verso), a book that includes no photos whatsoever.


There are lots of interesting design events taking place around the world this month: Kerning, the international conference on typography in Faenza, Italy (5-7 June); the European Design Festival in Warsaw, Poland (6-9 June); the Birmingham Design Festival in Birmingham, UK (6-8 June); and the Typographics conference in New York City, US (14-15 June). Look out also for our forthcoming reports from What Design Can Do México City and Romanian Design Week.

Warmest regards from London

John Walters, editor


PS Dates for your diary: the next Type Tuesday events will take place on 3 September and 26 November 2019.

PPS We have a new subscription offer: Subscribe today for 4 issues starting with Eye 98 and get a free copy of Typography: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Luna … while stocks last.

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