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Eye newsletter
28 August 2019

Dear friends

Type Tuesday is less than a week away! We look forward to welcoming you at St Bride on 3 September – with a free glass of fizz on arrival – for ‘Neon! Names in lights’ when we will hear from neon experts Ilona Karwińska and David Hill of Warsaw’s Neon Muzeum, alongside Kerry Ryan from Neon Specialists.

Tickets are still available here.Titles-TypeTuesday

NeonSpecialists_1Artwork produced by Neon Specialists.

Neon! Names in lights’ features photographer Ilona Karwińska and graphic designer David Hill who will show their fabulous images from Poland’s ‘era of neon propaganda’ and tell the story of Europe’s first neon museum. Since 2005, Karwińska and Hill have been documenting and preserving Poland’s Cold War era neon signs – symbols of the creative expression that emerged alongside the ‘Khrushchev Thaw’ in the 1950s and 60s.


Neon Specialists’ Kerry Ryan has a wealth of experience in the neon sign industry. Ryan started as a teenage apprentice in the 1980s, and his career as a neon expert has included commissions from artists such as Tim Noble & Sue Webster and Tracey Emin, as well as graphic designer Morag Myerscough (see ‘A neon splash’ on the Eye blog), restaurateur Mark Hix and work of his own. Ryan will discuss his ambitions for the future of neon education, and the challenges of repairing and maintaining neon artworks owned by galleries and private collectors worldwide.

See our latest blog post, ‘Type Tuesday: Neon! Names in lights’.Titles-Newonthesite

The Neon Boneyard

While we are putting the final touches to Eye 99, we have been publishing a selection of articles from the Eye archive including Adrian Shaughnessy’s ‘Laptop aesthetics’ in Eye 49 and Luke Pendrell’s ‘Las Vegas tangle’ in Eye 56.Ontheblog

Jeremy Tankard, Brucker

On the Eye blog, read ‘(Typographic) Noted #94’ which features Toulouse Letters; Brick Index; Jeremy Tankard’s Brucker; Morgue File 1 & 2; and David Jury’s Reinventing Print: Technology and Craft in Typography. You will also enjoy ‘Books received #40 (education)’ which features a selection of books about design history, research and writing, perfect for the beginning of the academic year.

Warmest regards from London

John Walters, editor

PS Subscribe today for four issues starting with Eye 98 and get a free copy of Typography, A Very Short Introduction by Paul Luna … very limited stocks remaining.

PPS Our final quarterly Type Tuesday event in 2019 will be held on 26 November.

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