Design In Flux Exhibition @ Crane Arts, Philadelphia, 9–30 October 2014

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Many thanks to Beck Davis for the photographs of the installation and opening night above.

Design In Flux ran in the Crane Arts, Philadelphia from 9 – 30 October 2014. It featured work from QCA Staff and Post Grad students including myself along with Eleni Kalantidou, Donald Welch, Petra Perolini, David Sargent, Beck Davis, Michael Epworth, Tristan Schultz, Peter Hall, Steve Bowden, James Novak, Jillian Breadmore, Kacee Fitzgerald, Jen Loy, Sam Canning, Chris Miller, Troy Braverstock, and Elivra Sebegatoullina. There are plans for the exhibition to travel to Shandong College of Arts, which also has strong connections to QCA.

My contribution was Respect Every Body, a large scale print representing lettering experiments from the last few months.

If you are interested in reading more about the exhibition, you can view the catalogue online here. The Knight Foundation also wrote a nice review of the show and a few select pieces (including mine).


Respect Every Body

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Respect Every Body 2014
three panel digital print
80 x 210cm each

Here is the final outcome of my recent work that will be shipped over to Crane Arts in Philadelphia for the Design in Flux exhibition in October. In person, I’m hoping it will be a visually imposing work in the space due to the size and vibrancy of the colours. When displayed at the show it will be over 2m high and 2m wide, which I’m excited about. The work was all generated in RGB gamut colours too, so when it was printed with Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks (using the large format printers at Liveimage) it really pops. The outcome features stencil spray painted, hand drawn and computer generated letterforms.

The slogan ‘Respect Every Body’ is from an Australian Government education program of the same name. I felt the slogan itself was great, but the way it was used… not so much.

I used the opportunity to test out and further explore some of the type experiments I have been tinkering with the last few months. Now that is is complete I feel some of the experiments worked better than others. I’ll try to find the time to write further about this once the exhibition is over.

Edit: I have written a reflection on the process and outcome here.