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FIT. London 2012 Inspired Posters

To celebrate this year’s Olympic Games, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design are hosting an exhibition of posters inspired by London 2012.

It’s an impressive line-up, with a few of our favourites involved.  The group show was curated by Jonathan Barnbrook and Vaughan Oliver and features designs by Ian Anderson, Phil Baines, Jonathan Barnbrook, Bibliotheque, Neville Brody, Catherine Dixon, Fuel, GTF, Angus Hyland, Alan Kitching, Jeremy Leslie, Domenic Lippa, Morag Myerscough, Vaughan Oliver, David Pearson, Michael C Place, Jake Tilson, Tomato, Why Not Associates, Matt Willey, Marina Willer, Graham Wood and Michael Worthington.

A selection of these prints are on display in the Window Gallery at CSM King’s Cross Granary Building until 5th Sept.  The A1 posters are available to buy online for £80.00, and all proceeds will go towards the Student Support campaign to benefit Graphic design students at Central Saint Martins. Continue reading

People of Print

Currently on at at KK Outlet in East London is ‘What’s Next‘, a project that looks to uncover what young people think about economy, equality, education and digital politics. Each week a different art collective, group of hackers, printers and photographers take over the gallery space and create work in response to a  a specific topic.

This week’s theme is Education, with talks, and live screenprinting and letterpress workshops run by the lovely people from  Peckham Print Studio, Studio Mothership and People of Print.  They’re offering the opportunity to get involved and create your own print, with prices starting from £5.00 (for those of you a bit short of cash they’re accepting potted plants as alternative payment!).  They’re hosting a free education discussion panel this evening (everyone welcome) with speakers including Lawrence Zeegen (Dean of Design at LCC), Michael Slavinsky (Brilliant Club) and Lucy Inkster (UpRising) – not to be missed!

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Little People

Also opening last night was Mark Hayward’s latest solo exhibition at the Interchange Gallery in Shoreditch, East London’s newest venue.  Showcasing both new and existing work, the Royal College graduate explores a world which mixes fantasy and reality reconciling themes of past and present, offering us a new perspective on strangely familiar scenes.  His unique characters take us on a journey to war zones, fairgrounds and most recently through some distinctively British scenes in time for the Olympic and Jubilee year.

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Fathoms Deep

Last night saw the launch of Fathoms Deep at The Hayward Gallery, a new exhibition and shop curated by Zombie Collective.  The show which runs until 3rd June in the gallery’s ‘This Is Not A Pop-up’ space, makes the most of it’s riverside location by taking over the space with a ‘nautical themed spectacular‘.  Yesterday’s opening attracted a huge crowd (enough to break the air con!) who were treated to El Famoso hand-illustrating a large scale seaside attraction, music by skiffle band The Severed Limb and the applying of nautical tattoos!

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The Directors Cut

Blisters, Print Club’s big end of summer screenprint show returns after a well deserved year off,  bringing together a mixture of established and emerging illustrators, designers and street  artists.  The aim is to expose affordable screenprints to a wider demographic, giving everyone the chance to enjoy and invest in original artwork – 40 exhibiting artists, each with 40 signed and editioned screenprints for £40.

It’s open to everyone and the brief is simple; create an alternative movie poster, but you can’t use the title of the film.  Poster size B2 (700x500mm) and it need to be screenprinted!  Send your submission as a low-res jpg to postershow@printclublondon.com (deadline is Sun 10th of June).

Artists that have taken part in the past Blisters shows include Ben Eine, Jamie Reid, Anthony Burrill, Casper Williamson, Jess Wilson, Jon Burgerman, Kate Moross, James Joyce, Luke Whittaker, Clifford Richards, Mike Perry and many, many more!

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