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Listening to : Pulled Apart By Horses – Tough Love

I was approached by artists James Capper and Alex Chinneck to produce a poster for their forthcoming group show, FABRICATORS.

This is shaping up to be a really exciting show of Young british sculpture.

James Capper (b.1987), Alex Chinneck (b.1984), Luke Hart (b.1985) and Sam Zealey (b.1986) are interested in how things are made, how they function and the properties of materials. James Capper sheds light on industrial processes, Sam Zealey on engineering, Alex Chinneck on architecture and Luke Hart on advanced materials.

These artists are problem-solvers, creating sculpture that can suggest answers to spatial concerns, and, in doing so, pose new questions. They investigate the relationships between humans and the physical structures and tools that we interact with. One aspect of this investigation is the exploration into the different possibilities of materials, including their molecular make-up, physical properties and applications.

The works are part of an evolving experimentation into the form and function of sculpture. Influenced by a variety of disciplines, these sculptures partake of processes and methodologies that one would not associate with conventional art practice. Drawing upon the history of industrial processes as much as the art canon, the work of these artists does not revolve solely around a physical studio but is topically and intellectually integrated into the world.

Alma Zevi, 2012.

It was great to work on an exihibition poster. It feels like a neglected craft and and element of an exhibition often overlooked by curators and artists putting on shows. I worked on this poster in a simular method as i do when designing gig posters - not actually being part of the show meant i could approach the design from an outside perspective. And much like the gig posters it was intended to be a mark and celebration of the show both now and for the future rather than just an advertising tool.


These posters will be printed up and available, from the Gallery, signed by the exhibiting artists in very limited numbers.




listening to: Young Legionnaire – Twin Victory

I have just wrapped up this poster for a forthcoming exhibition of the worlds best poster artists! Im so excited about this exhibition. It will (i think) be the first of its kind in london and we have some pretty amazing names lined up as well as some events to coincide with it.

I will be posting more details about both the event and the UKPA (uk poster association) very soon, including a link to the new UKPA site i am finishing off designing and building.



Listening to : Laakso

Lovely to start the year with a feature in Computer Arts magazine. Thanks to Abi Bliss for the interview and Tony (the cat) for posing for the photo.


Telegramme’s Robert Evans on his love of vintage signs, postal-themed products and the unstoppable rise of the gig poster

Robert Evans is co-founder and now the sole force behind London-based studio Telegramme. His upbeat designs have recently featured on gig posters for British Sea Power and Rolo Tomassi, and in iPad magazine Project. After losing his Mac to burglars in the autumn, Evans has bounced back with
a relaunched website boasting screenprints and one-off hand- painted signs for sale.

Computer Arts: How would you sum up Telegramme’s visual ethos?

Robert Evans: There’s a lot of typographic influence. Because I live in east London, I’ve become more and more obsessed with hand-painted signs that pop up everywhere, ghost signs on buildings and vintage typography. I also have the philosophy that design has a function, and I try to put that into my illustrations so they’re not just floaty aesthetics.

CA: Can you tell us about your own hand-painted signs?

RE: It’s something that I’m developing more and more. I’m trying to teach myself a physical way of making type – away from the computer. But I’m trying not to become a pastiche of traditional sign-painting. I want to take those elements but then play with them and make something new.

CA: Why do you think screenprinted gig posters have become so popular?

RE: I think it’s the record labels going, ‘Ah, we can’t sell any records anymore. What mcan we sell?’ Also, over the last couple of years it seems that there’s a lot more access to screenprinting. And promoters have finally cottoned on that these do actually sell and that people want them in their houses.

CA: What plans do you have for the relaunched website?

RE: I’m going to be commissioning other artists and illustrators to produce work, which is really exciting. There will also be some postal-themed products based around the name Telegramme, and in addition I’m going to continue my blog as well, where I’ve been developing an archive of hand-painted signs that I’ve seen around London.

Computer Arts January 2012