The Eyes, a Parisian publisher, produces photobooks, monographs and an annual photography journal under the same name. Its issues to date have looked at a range of subjects from Madrid and Poland to ‘new photographic narratives’.
With each issue of The Eyes, editorial control is handed to an expert. The latest issue, on the theme of ‘[after]care’, examines the notion of care in a post-traumatic context, edited by artist Laia Abril.
London-based designer Sarah Boris redesigned the magazine for its eleventh issue in 2020. ‘For each issue I choose a new stock for the cover and new finishings,’ she says. ‘Despite these variations in production, the look is distinct.’
Boris says that The Eyes’ thematic approach dictates the look of each issue. ‘It’s a rare annual magazine where the masthead reads as the theme of the issue,’ she explains. ‘This was a design idea … to give emphasis to the topics raised. Since the redesign I have worked with Fedrigoni papers which offer an amazing range.’
Recent issues of The Eyes include ‘Transgalactique / Transgalactic’, a ‘subjective panorama of the history of trans-photography’ edited by artist SMITH and performer / curator Nadège Piton (with photography historian Taous Dahmani), and ‘B-Side’ for which photographer and author Johny Pitts (with Dahmani) explored definitions of ‘Afropean’, and investigated the diversity of black identities as experienced in Europe.
The Eyes #11: Transgalactique / Transgalactic
Paper: Curacao 290g/m2 (cover). Arena (pages).
The Eyes #12: B-side
Paper: Sirio Colour Limone (cover). Arena (pages).
The Eyes #13: [After]care
Paper: Woodstock Rosa (cover). Arena (pages).
Design and art direction: Sarah Boris Studio
Printer: Musumeci, Italy