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News for April 2016

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Peter Strain / David Lynch for the "Drawing Dave" exhibition

Peter Strain has created a stunning typographic portrait of one of cinemas most interesting and influential directors, David Lynch. He has created the portrait for the 'Drawing Dave' exhibition. On the back of the successful 'Drawing Dave' social media campaign, which was launched in January, Dan Genders and Trevor Pitt have co-curating an exhibition of Daves drawn by artists from around the globe – all in memory of Roger Lloyd Pack and in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK.The show will run from May 10 to 14 at the Secret Cellar, which is part of AceFace Barbers, of Bristol Street, Birmingham. All the artwork will then be available to buy via a silent auction and all proceeds will go to support Pancreatic Cancer UK.Use the hashtag DrawingDave to follow the progress and show your support!Click here to view Peter's completed portfolio

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Proudly Introducing Tobias Hall

Since graduating in 2010, Tobias has specialised in lettering, murals and typography, making it the heart of his illustration practice. Tobias' designs are characterised by his attention to fine detailing, his rich colour palettes, and the singular way he is able to combine digital techniques with a hand-crafted outlook. His work is bold, impressive, beautiful, and his versatility has meant he’s been lucky enough to work on an eclectic mix of projects for a growing list of international clients.We are incredibly excited to represent his work on our roster. View Tobias' fabulous portfolio here

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Alan Kitching / A Life in Letterpress

Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints. He lives and works at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).This exhibition is a landmark event. It will not only show finished pieces of work but showcase the method and process behind key works with sketches, proofs and roughs gathered from Alan's own archive. Objects, artefacts and equipment from Alan’s workshops will enlighten visitors to the inspiration and motivation behind the work.21 April – 2 May 2016Pick me Up, Somerset House, London3 June – 20 August 2016The Lettering Arts Trust, Snape, Suffolk1 November 2016 – 26 February 2017The Lighthouse, Glasgow(more dates to come)To view Alan's complete portfolio of works view...

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Viktor Koen / SVA NYC “Where Art Is Made”

Viktor Koen, alumnus and faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, designed and illustrated their latest subway poster celebrating the creative and productive spirits at the heart of SVA. Boasting the phrase “Where Art Is Made,” the bright and colorful posters hit the New York City platforms underground this week just in time for Spring, and will be on view through Sunday, June 5.MFA Design Co-Chair Steven Heller says, “SVA has so many incredible offerings, but the common denominator throughout the college is and always will be Art. The idea behind and title of this poster exclaims that SVA is the place where art is made and Viktor Koen captured the joy and surprise that comes from that making.”Viktor explains his inspiration for the poster and describes his process below:This spring, amongst the gloom, boom and doom movie posters in the subway, a surprising burst of color seemed like a good idea. Mixing such splashes with ink swirls on a facial palette is an...