Digesting Design

Shelter House of Cards Exhibition

Posted in Exhibitions by Paul on September 25, 2009

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I haven’t been able to go to all of the London Design Festival events that I wanted to this week, there was just too many and not enough time, but the Shelter House of Cards exhibition launch is one non-London Design Festival event I have had on the ‘cards’ for a while now, so I was really looking forward to checking it out at the Haunch of Venison Gallery. In short, Shelter asked 53 designers and creatives (including a ‘joker’) to create a deck of cards inspired by Shelter’s recent House of Cards campaign and to be silently auctioned off to raise money for the work Shelter does. Participating artists included: Nick Park, Sir Terence Conran, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst, Amelia’s Magazine, NB Studio, Neville Brody, Jon Burgerman, D*Face, Henry Holland, Experimental Jetset and Mauricio Ortiz, who was the winner of a public competition that Shelter also ran as part of the campaign and exhibition.

My favourites were Ortiz’s 8 of clubs, Burgerman’s 9 of clubs, D*Face’s Queen of clubs, Ella Doran’s three of diamonds ‘cushion’, Experimental Jetset’s 9 of diamonds, Park’s 6 of spades, McQueen’s King of spades ‘sculpture, Amelia’s Magazine’s 2 of hearts, Amanda Levete Architects 3 of hearts, M/M Pari’s 4 of hearts, Polly Morgan’s 10 of hearts, Gerald Scarfe’s Jack of hearts, Antoni and Alison’s ace of clubs, NB Studio’s 2 of clubs and Lacey’s 5 of clubs. Check out a full set of exhibition photos on my Flickr page here.

www.shelterhouseofcards.org.uk

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D*Face ‘Apopcalypse Now’ Exhibition

Posted in Exhibitions by Paul on October 4, 2008

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I went to the D*Face ‘Apopcalypse’ Now exhibition in Shoreditch on Thursday evening and to photograph it all for UK Street Art. The exhibition was hosted by The Black Rat Press and featured installations, sounds, even customised D*Face balloons and at the back of 89a Rivington Street, the exhibition hall where everyone was gathering.

Some really cool pieces of work here from the main man himself, although I wasn’t entirely convinced by all the Superman stuff, Spiderman worked though.

See all the photos on my Flickr page here and the full blog entry on UKSA here.

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