January 26th, 2011

Somerset House & Pick Me Up 2011

Hats off to the folk at Somerset House, they’re fashion alignment strategy has been uber smart and they’ve successfully carved out a niche for themselves. London cultural programming is rich & varied but Somerset House often surprise and never disappoint. I’m already looking forward to this year’s Pick Me Up graphic design event. A great day out!

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April 21st, 2010

Storm Thorgerson: Right but Wrong

Key artwork of arguably one of the greatest album covers of all time hangs in the window at Idea Generation’s Shoreditch gallery. Yes, it’s Pink Floyd’s 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon.

Storm’s exhibition is a retrospective of his 40 year career. A brilliant reintroduction to his seminal work with musicians like Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, 10cc, Muse and Genesis that have set him apart as a truly pioneering commercial artist.

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April 20th, 2010

Polish Poster Pin Ups

Right, I’ve been a bit quiet of late because I’ve been very busy writing proposals and meeting people. Brace yourself for a flurry of things I’ve seen & read recently.
First up. I caught the end of the Modern Polish Poster Design exhibition by Warsaw design shop Homework at Kemistry Gallery.  The 50 posters on show were totally stunning.  Now this is fresh, this is cut through and THIS, my friends, is quality creative engagement.
Homework has been going since 2003 and has established an enviable list of cultural and creative clients including small theatres and indie film distributors. With exhibitions in Paris, Berlin and now London along with a series of awards on the mantelpiece I doubt this is the last we’ve heard of Homework.
Pick up one of their posters for £40. I’ll certainly be getting one.
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