The year I discovered Sagmeister


London Design Festival promo by Pentagram

From a London Design Festival (LDF) retweet promoting their show I have now found a really great blog from Melanie Kimmett. Double promo here – firstly of the great work by Pentagram  – Dominic Lippa, Jeremy Kunze, Lucy Groom – for the promotional materials and second for LDF retweeting Melanie, who’s site I now will need to pour over for hours!

The theme for this year is the phrase Design from all angles “echoing the desire of the organisers to expand the list of events and disciplines taking part…The team created the look by printing text on pieces of paper and then folding and photographing them from different angles. The differing angles enable the 2011 festival to have a flexible identity across the whole gamut of events whilst maintaining a consistent look and feel. Once more the identity leverages its ownership of red in order to create maximum impact.” Words and pics via Pentagram.

Reminds me of the (hand rendered!) work Alan Fletcher did for Pirelli back in 61 (below) – which is still stunning…

The show itself runs from 17-25 September 2011


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Show RCA 2011

Show RCA 2011 starts from 24 June – 3 July 2011.
(11am – 8pm daily) Check here for all the visitor info.
Note to self – go this year, its been a while…

“At Show Battersea, Fine Art students exhibit in the Painting and Sculpture buildings at the RCA’s SW11 campus and in the Testbed 1 Gallery nearby. Applied Art, Architecture, Communications, Design, Fashion & Textiles and Humanities come together at Show Kensington in a remarkable gathering of design talent. Show Fashion – when graduates present their final collections in two catwalks shows – took place on 1 June, to great acclaim.” Words from the RCA site, image from their twitter feed.

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