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.
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.
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.
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.
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.