John L. Walters

John L. Walters is the editor and co-owner (with Simon Esterson) of Eye, the international review of graphic design. He was a musician and record producer before moving into publishing with Unknown Public in the 1990s. Outside Eye, Walters has written for The Guardian, Port, Boat and London Jazz News, and he is writing a book about Alan Kitching.

He has co-curated and programmed many Eye events, including the ‘Critical Tensions’ conference, several ‘archive nights’ (in London, New York and Amsterdam) plus Eye’s regular ‘Type Tuesdays’ at St Bride Library. He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of the Arts London and a founding juror of the European Design Awards. 

He has received six nominations for the UK’s BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors) Awards, and won in 2002 and 2016. 


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Petra Černe Oven

Dr. Petra Černe Oven is a designer, theoretician and author with a special interest in typography, information design and theory and history of visual communication design. She completed her PhD at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK). 

Černe Oven initiated or co-organised over 40 conferences, workshops and exhibitions and has published extensively in academic and professional media. Since 2010, she has been co-editing Zbirka 42, a series of books on design theory with dr. Barbara Predan. 

Černe Oven has served as a member of numerous juries nationally and internationally (TDC NY, European Design Awards), acts as a country delegate at the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and lectures internationally. Černe Oven is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) where she serves as a head of Chair of Theoretical Studies.



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