Blanka (London) has invited 28 leading designers to produce 28 black and white A1 posters representing 28 graphic design terms. The exhibition poster and catalogue are designed by Build, with posters from Wim Crouwel, Saville Associates, Madethought, North, Trevor Jackson, Spin, Tom Hingston, Experimental Jetset and 20 other leading creatives.
All contributing designers received an identical brief, providing each individual with the same level playing field to create something unique, and express their own personal skill or style.
This exhibition was launched at the London Design Festival in September 2006, where each poster was displayed in a different location across the capital including Vitra, Magma, and Design Museum.
This show we hold in two places and spaces; Maxalot Gallery Barcelona and Espeis Gallery New York and show will travel to Dublin, Paris, Bath, Sydney, Leeds, Newcastle & New York.
Printing: Generation Press.
18:30 27th October at Commonwealth Espeis
90 Wythe Avenue N11, Williamsburg
L Train <> Bedford Avenue
How Blam of Blanka says it:
" SEPTEMBER SEES BLANKAS FIRST EXHIBITION, WE HAVE COMMISSIONED 28 SEPARATE POSTER DESIGNS TO BE EXHIBITED OVER 28 SEPARATE VENUES DURING THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL. THE EXHIBITION HAD TO BE CALLED 1, [WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE CALLED] WE WANT TO EXPLORE THE SIMPLICITY AND BEAUTY OF WORKING IN 1 COLOUR. 28 DESIGNERS STIPPED BACK AND FORCED TO WORK PURELY IN BLACK AND WHITE. 1 SET OF RULES, 1 LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. 28 INDIVIDUAL UNIQUE, STRIKING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING ANSWERS TO 1 SIMPLE BRIEF."