Mesa&Cadeira (Table & Chair in Portuguese) is a company specialising in creative workshops, who believe ‘the only way to learn something is through doing it’. In March this year, British graphic artist Anthony Burrill was invited to lead a six day workshop in São Paulo, attended by 12 local designers, writers and art directors, and focused on how to say the most with the least, an equation Anthony has mastered during his 20 year career working across a range of media, for clients like Wallpaper*, London Underground and Colette in Paris. The group worked together on a simple brief: to produce a collection of phrases that best expressed their individual life philosophy.
The resulting work – a combination of Anthony’s up-beat approach and Brazil’s current optimism – is displayed as a large scale text installation inspired by vernacular street typography found in the city. In addition to the exhibition Burrill, Francesca Wade and Barbara Soalheiro from Mesa&Cadeira, will be holding a seminar discussing the philosophy and process of the workshop and their experiences in São Paulo.
Kemistry Gallery is an independent graphic design gallery dedicated to exhibiting the work of designers both past, present and upcoming. Kemistry Gallery exists as a one-off, having built up a reputation for showcasing many talented designers and promoting design to a wider audience.
The exhibition runs 5th — 28th July 2012 at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PD.