LCC’s London Design Festival 2014 exhibitions are currently open under the banner ’160′: ’50 Years of Illustration’, ‘Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the Centenary of Five Pioneers of the Poster’ and ‘Stereohype 2004-2014′.
All three exhibitions opened on Saturday 13 September and run until Friday 31 October (‘Alan Kitching and Monotype’ finishes earlier on Thursday 16 October).
— Charlotte Ramsay (@_charlotte23) September 18, 2014
Launched officially on Thursday 18 September, the shows drew a huge crowd of design enthusiasts and experts to the shared Private View, and were recommended by everyone from the Guardian to Creative Review and House & Garden.
— RONIN Marketing (@roninmarketing) September 18, 2014
’50 Years of Illustration’ accompanies a new book of the same name by Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design, and looks back at contemporary illustration’s impact on design across the past five decades.
‘Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the Centenary of Five Pioneers of the Poster’ marks 100 years since the birth of five graphic design giants: Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand.
— STORY (@WE_ARESTORY) September 18, 2014
All were known for their iconic poster designs, and this exhibition juxtaposes their work with original pieces created in the same spirit by Alan Kitching and Monotype.
— Freya Pocklington (@freyapock) September 18, 2014
The show was accompanied by ‘Five Lives in Posters’, a fascinating panel discussion between key figures in contemporary graphic design in which the five subjects of the exhibition were remembered.
The College welcomed panelists Alan Kitching, Tony Brook, Naomi Games, Jessica Helfand, Dan Mather and, via the miracle of Skype, Lars Muller, in a packed event chaired by John L Walters.
— Ellen Taylor (@EllenEverywhere) September 18, 2014
Finally, ‘Stereohype 2004-2014′ celebrates ten years of the London-based graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype, sister company of design studio Fl@33, and their button badge collection.
This exhibition also marks the fact that the collection reaches its 1,000th button badge this month.
Visit the Upper Street, Lower Street and Well Galleries soon to see these amazing shows for yourself if you haven’t managed to catch them already!