Author: Michael Burns
Author: 20th century graphic design legends and stars of today feature in forthcoming pop-up show revival
For ten years London’s Kemistry Gallery has been a leading exhibition space for cutting-edge graphic design, supporting and showcasing the brightest emerging talents (including Parra, UVA, Ben Eine and Yoni Alter) and classic masters (from Saul Bass and Ken Garland to Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast) alike.
On Saturday 7th March Kemistry launches Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design, a pop-up exhibition that will feature outstanding work from some of the finest young designers and classic masters who have shown at the gallery since its inaugural exhibition in September 2004.
With a body of work that stretches from 1914 to 2015, the exhibition amounts to a retrospective of some of the most iconic and exciting pieces of graphic design from the 20th and 21st century. It's also the first major pop-up show planned since the gallery had to announce it was closing its doors, due to redevelopment of its former Shoreditch premises.
The exhibition has been supported by contributors to the #SaveKemistryGallery Kickstarter campaign - 587 members of the public pledged over £16,293- and a £15,000 grant from Arts Council England.
Confirmed artists include Alan Fletcher, Fredun Shapur, Hans Hillman, Ken Garland, Lou Dorfsman, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, Saul Bass, Eine, Max Gill, Anthony Burrill, Jean Jullien, Geoff McFetridge, Parra, Rob Lowe, Stefan Glerum, Zero Per Zero, Experimental Jetset, Geneviève Gauckler, plus works from Kemistry’s acclaimed exhibitions of private collections of classic posters, such as Polish cinema posters of the 1960s and posters of the radical Latin American political group OSPAAL.
We've been granted permission to show some of the fabulous artwork here on Digital Arts.
Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design takes place from 7 – 15 March at Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EY
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