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4 September 2020
Eye September newsletter – please come to Type Tuesday!
I hope you are all in good spirits.
In normal times we would have been looking forward to Type Tuesday – David King: Ranged left! – at St Bride Library in London on 8 September. Instead, we’re going to hold the event online, from 6-7.30pm BST.
This online event marks the publication of Rick Poynor’s new book David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian (Yale), designed by Eye’s Simon Esterson.
To celebrate the life and work of David King (1943-2016) we will be joined by a panel comprising designer Prem Krishnamurthy, Roger Law (Spitting Image), King’s long-time colleague Judy Groves, Martina Margetts (former Crafts editor) and curators David Elliott (with whom King worked at MOMA Oxford) and Matthew Gale (Tate) plus Simon and Rick, chaired by me.
This online event will start at 18.00 in London (GMT+1) / 13.00 in New York (EDT) / 19.00 in Berlin (CEST) / 10.00 in Los Angeles (PDT).
Read more about the event in ‘David King: Ranged Left!’ on the Eye blog. To join us, please purchase your tickets here. All proceeds go to the St Bride Foundation.
Title pages from I Am King: A photographic biography of Muhammad Ali by David King, 1975. Montage of photographs by King.
See Justin Burns’s blog post ‘Artificial sunshine’.
The latest Eye blog post is ‘Artificial sunshine’, the fifth instalment in Justin Burns’s series of articles about graphics and the British seaside. You can read Justin’s earlier posts here.
The Eye blog also features the long-unavailable ‘Books of blood and laughter’, Rick’s interview with David King for Print magazine, first published in 1998.
Design and visual culture galleries are continuing to re-open with anti-Covid-19 precautions in place. The Eye Events page lists many of them, including the Estorick in London and Pallant House in Chichester.
Tullio Crali, Tricolour Wings, 1932, on display at the Estorick Gallery, London, until 13 September.
And our Events page also includes many online conferences and talks, including our own Type Tuesday next week on 8 September.
Whether you are already aware of King’s work through Eye articles such as Christopher Wilson’s Reputations interview with David in Eye 48, or through Tate, which now holds the David King Collection of design, art and photography from Soviet Russia, or if his name (though not his influence) is new to you, we hope you will attend, and enjoy hearing from people who knew and/or valued his life and work.
Warmest regards from London
John L. Walters, editor
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From the David King Collection at Tate Modern.
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