Design of exhibition catalogue, Imagine Moscow for the Design Museum. The exhibition invited the audience to experience early c20th Moscow imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers. The concept for the publication considers how one can experience a city through a book, a 3D space in a 2D format, through mapping and scale. Following the 7 exhibition case studies, we navigate the reader through the mapped out city using a series of symbols, illustrations of imagined buildings and artworks at a scale of 1:1. The aesthetic sensibility of the book, is inspired by the Soviet Union graphical language, placing it in a contemporary setting.
The Exhibition Annuals Review is a collection of the best exhibition reviews submitted each year to the competition. The inclusive structure of the awards is set up to mimic John Moore's prize, where the submissions are anonymous, giving each applicant equal opportunity. Our design looks at utilising formats familiar to all, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word, giving the user control on how they read the text. With submissions being entered in both English and Chinese, we generated a typeface by swapping the scripture rules for each language.
Exhibition graphics & set design for a travelling exhibition curated by Oscar Lhermitte, initially designed for Design Biennale Saint Etienne. The exhibition addresses the overlooked elements of design found in everyday objects, many of which derive from the practicalities of production. Using this idea of function defining form, we looked at how we could equally exhibit 19 objects within the given space. Through this process we developed a grid, which we then used as the basis for all our design decisions from the size of the display units to the typeface and the symbols. The symbols were created to highlight the unique function / design feature of each individual objects. The exhibition touring locations include: The Aram Gallery, Tallin Design Festival and Lodz Design Festival.
A sequence of posters designed for Current Modes of Artistic Production lecture series organised by the Royal College of Art ( 2014 – ongoing ). The lectures series invites artists' to discuss specific artworks, describing their process from concept to realisation. Utilising the template of social media network Facebook and Twitter, the design of the posters function for both print and online. Artist talks include Elmgreen & Dragset, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mark Leckey, Lucy Orta, Laure Provoust, Tomas Saraceno amongst others.
Design of visual identity and website for The Derek Williams Trust, Wales. The Trust was founded in 1992 to advance public education in and appreciation of the arts by the pubic display of fine works of art, working closely with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Their new visual identity utilises the roots of their existing logo. As the Trust adds to their collection, they continually expand and evolve, a process which is echoed through their new identity.
Concept, editing & design of publication, Alber-Elbaz / Lanvin – MANIFESTE. In a rare moment of calm, Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, reflects upon his personal experiences and beliefs in relation to the fashion industry and the world in which we live. Exploring subjects such as the atelier, backstage, designing collections, emotions and jealousy, the reader is taken on a visual journey through Alber’s inner mind, where personal anecdotes and philosophies are depicted.
The book contains 148 photographs, captured by witnesses – But Sou Lai, Katy Reiss, Juliette da Cuhna, Alex Koo & Mark Leibowitz – who have all worked with Lanvin and Elbaz for many years. The book was released in conjunction with an exhibition at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris ( 9th Sep – 10th Oct 2015 ).
We were invited by the Mairie de Paris and the Swedish embassy to represent Sweden, in a collective artwork where 24 countries were asked to come together to create a kilometre long fresco along the bank of the Seine during the Euro Cup 2016. Each participant were given a set of geometric shapes, colours and a set of rules. With Sweden having the highest number of asylum seekers per million habitants, and football being the most widely played sport in the world, we wanted to represent the cultural diversity of Sweden. The maze is based on the statistics of immigration to Sweden. Just a couple of days after the Fresco was painted, Paris was hit with flooding, bursting the banks of the Seine the fresco was flooded!
common-editions is a publisher of artists’ books, editions, multiples and other artefacts, run by Nadine Monem. The aim of c-e is to facilitate the production and wide distribution of art, and for the membrane between the aims of the artist and the hands of the public to be as thin as possible. STSQ generated an identity kit of every day objects in order to reflect the affordable products for the every day person.
Part concept, design & publishing of publication Dear Love Who Should Have Been Forever Mine - Marie Jacotey. This publication was the outcome of a close collaboration with the artist in order to develop a unique binding, which allows the reader total freedom in how they approach the work. The book is made up of individual artworks, loosely folded and gathered into two sections, each corresponding to the perspective of one of the protagonists. Part introspection, part emotional exchange, the visual correspondence can be read in multiple ways: in series as part of a continuous narrative, individually as unique artworks or even placed as a large-scale installation, to literally ‘map out’ this surprising love story.