It has been a year to forget, but none of us will. Working with locally based photographers determined to look at the world around them with fresh eyes, Post’s collection of Hackney stories tries to capture our shared experience and wonders, after the pandemic hit, what’s next?
Cover image ©Peter Guenzel all images ©photographers text ©POST
We have designed posters and large scale displays for the Hayward Gallery. The poems were commissioned as part of ‘Everyday Heroes’, an outdoor exhibition taking place across Southbank Centre. ‘Everyday Heroes’ celebrates the contributions that key workers and frontline staff have made during the pandemic.
The poems are displayed alongside artworks by a selection of artists: Michael Armitage, Lydia Blakeley, Jeremy Deller, Laura Grace Ford, Mahtab Hussain, Evan Ifekoya, Matthew Krishanu, Ryan Mosley, Janette Parris, Alessandro Raho, Silvia Rosi, Benjamin Senior, Juergen Teller, Caroline Walker and Barbara Walker.
The posters of the poems travel around London and other UK cities with the great support of Jack Arts Media.
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Brooks England featured the studio this month as an ambassador of the brand on their Social Media. Photographs were taken at the studio @Fishbar and the Barbican Center, one of my spiritual homes in London by the amazing @tom_jamieson. Text is by Brooks’ Jim Holland. Thanks to Michela Raoss and Fabio Fedrigo.
See full article in link; and a video of the Instagram Story below.
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Swatch, the maker of these wonderfully iconic Swiss watches approached us while we were working on the Identity for the Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice. The two Designs are called ‘The Count’ and ‘Love Time’ and are part of the brand’s ongoing series of artists’ collaborations ‘SWATCH X YOU’.
THE COUNT is inspired by childhood memories of ‘Sesame Street’s’ count with his magic numbers. LOVE TIME is based on my ongoing experimentation with repetition and infinity-mirror-effect-type (see my cover for Rory McLean’s book ‘Picture Of You’). Both themes, the colour overlap and the mise-en-abyme Type are totally essential to my work. It’s the layering of material and colour, that represents passing of time, allowing all layers to show and influence each other, creating ever new variations of themselves.
The designs are only available for one week.
To design your personal Swatch with my artwork head to:View the project
Following a feature in Eye No. 99, I was invited to talk about my Biennale Arte work at St Bride’s Library in London as part of Eye magazine’s ‘Type Tuesday’.View the project
The films of Ana Mendieta are showing at the Gropius Bau in Berlin. I have designed an ‘Archive Wall’ to put the Cuban artist’s films into context of her complete work. A nice journey back to the artist after having worked on the Exhibition Graphics for Mendieta’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery a few years back.View the project
Catalogue Design for the current exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery.
Buy the book at the Gallery shop.
‘Much in this exhibition is unsettling; it’s not an easy couple of hours. But it’s packed with some of the great photographic projects of recent decades.’
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We have designed the new Cooking Bible for Phaidon.
A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island’s remarkable culinary diversity. It’s coming out this June. The only thing I didn’t like about this project is that I couldn’t do the work in Cuba.
You can pre-order it here http://uk.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/cuba-the-cookbook-9780714875767
Picked materials for this fantastic Cookbook, written by Aaron Bertelsen and published by Phaidon in spring 2017.
The recipes and tips how to grow everything you’d like to eat in your own garden are based on life in Great Dixter, a stately home with extensive gardens in East Sussex. Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.
In the running up to the EU Referendum, Kathrin Böhm alongside other artists/designers have encouraged humour, complexity, empathy and a cultural voice to the debate. Getting involved with her EU-UK project, helping to spread the word and of course getting my first debut on German TV.