Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon is an American designer and typographer who was the chief designer at Penguin and studied under Paul Rand and Armin Hofmann. He’s also credited with bringing the Swiss Style to the UK.

In honor of his work, SEA has produced a book of his work and two screen prints. There will also be an exhibition from Sept. 4 – Oct. 6 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

More info on Cinamon here.

I’ve never seen Cinamon’s work until now, and it’s impressive.

Glory Glory

Glory Glory

Sometimes I wish I lived in the UK, so that I can attend all these great design exhibitions. Glory Glory is one of them, an upcoming exhibition and book of large format typographic posters based on football (soccer) chants. Some of the contributors are Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel, Bibliothèque, Build, Craig Oldham, Experimental Jetset, Mash Creative, SEA, Spin, Dave Sedgwick, and many more.

The exhibition will take place tomorrow at:

Hoxton Arches
37 Cremer Street
London E2 8HD

All proceeds will go to British Blind Sport.

This great exhibition is curated by Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham, and sponsored by Gavin Martin Colournet and GF Smith.

I haven’t been able to find any of the posters that were designed for the event, but Dave Sedgwick sent in his awesome contribution, which is pictured above. His piece uses football studs to create the type and the chant is of the Argentinian team, Boca Juniors. It’s made of wood and acrylic, and the rest of the chant is etched into the wood around the edges.

Great designers, great design, for a good cause. Sounds like it’s going to be a fun time. If you’re in London, be sure not to miss this.


Expo 67 poster

Expo67 was the of most successful exhibition of the World’s Fair and it was held in Montreal, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967.

The design surrounding the exhibition was extraordinary, which was developed by a number of designers. My favorite piece is this poster pictured here. I’m attracted to the super simple design and illustration, and the white space. I’ve tried to do some research on it, but I can’t seem to find out who designed it. If anyone knows, please shoot me an email.

UPDATE: The folks at Kind Company solved the mystery. The poster was designed by Ernst Roch.

You can see more pieces from the exhibition here, here and here. Oh and check out this great Alfa Romeo ad.

Now Showing/Barcelona


Darren from Six and of WIWP fame contacted me about an art exhibition called Now Showing that explores the lost art of the film poster. Artists who’s work is on display include: Build, Hellovon, Non Format, Corey Holms, David Pearson, Marian Bantjes, Tomer Hanuka, Wallzo, James Joyce, Yuko Shimizu, Siggi Eggertsson and Many More.

The show is currently in Barcelona at the Vallery gallery from Sept. 18 – Oct. 18. Here’s a Flickr set of the Barcelona show where you can also purchase the posters from.        

Wim Crouwel 80 | 20 | 100


Another great exhibit that I won’t be able to see. I thought NYC was the art capital of the world? Great shows like this are never here.

Anyway, Vivid Gallery in Rotterdam will be hosting an exhibition on Wim Crouwel from October 11 – November 23. If you’re in the Netherlands you won’t want to miss it.

An exhibition with 100 designs by Wim Crouwel celebrating his 80th birthday
and also celebrating 20 years Nijhof & Lee

To celebrate the 80th birthday of Wim Crouwel and 20 years Nijhof & Lee VIVID organises the exhibition 80 | 20 | 100

100 works by Crouwel will be on display. For this VIVID gallery made a selection out of the superb Crouwel collection of Frank Nijhof and Warren Lee.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue designed by David Quay.




If you’re in London in the next week or so be sure to catch the Retrospective—One exhibit at Kemistry Gallery. I’d love to see what Experimental Jetset created. I wish they had an inline gallery.

Kemistry Gallery has asked eleven previous exhibitors to create pieces to celebrate four years exhibiting outstanding graphic design and illustration. With a lineup that speaks for itself, Retrospective—One is bringing together Experimental Jetset, Eine, James Joyce, Parra and Geoff McFetridge among others in a line up of graphic design all-stars. Pieces include hand-drawn typography, one-off collages, lightboxes, print editions, and objects showcasing the breadth of graphic design both as a communication form and as a aesthetic skill.