Digesting Design

London Design Festival : London Posters Exhibition

Posted in Exhibitions by Paul on September 22, 2009

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Yesterday I made the journey down to the V&A to go have a look at the London Posters exhibition. The exhibition was located in one of the corridors of the museum, which really didn’t benefit the designs, being shoved away near a cloakroom. The posters were created by 20 leading graphic designers and typographers celebrating London as the creative capital of the world. The exhibition draws on the idea that the poster is one of the oldest and still one of the most powerful communication mediums and challenged each designer to produce an effective poster celebrating design and the city, in only two colours, black and red.

Domenic Lippa of Pentagram along with Sir John Sorrell curated the exhibition and designers included; Angus Hyland, Jonathan Ellery, Henrik Kubel, Derek Birdsall, Tony Brook, Tom Hingston, Andy Altmann, Fernando Gutteriez, Morag Myerscough, Mike Dempsey, Alan Kitching, Frith Kerr, Alan Aboud, Damon Murray, Mason Wells, Michael Wolff, Quentin Newark and Jeremy Leslie.

Some of the posters were fantastic such as Jeremy Leslie’s with the shortened URL on where to find the best magazine shops in London, see here for the ‘proper’ version of the poster. The de-constructed tube map concept posters were also amongst my favourites along with Andy Altmann’s ‘Cor-Blimey Trousers‘ for the Evening Standard. Even though the posters are tucked away in the V&A, they are up until the 27th of September so go check them out. The London Design Festival event page can be found here.

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