although designers like to imagine that their work exists in a world of perfect white walls perhaps with the occasional bulldog clip, in reality our work is out there in the world competing for attention with everything else. respect isn’t guaranteed… i’ve seen our work hung upside down, part-covered with other posters, used to mix cement on and once as part of a firing range. everyone’s a critic. but it’s still a thrill when your own work unexpectedly catches your eye.
it’s not a great photo but i snapped this wall of posters featuring two of our designs (or 5 if you count the 4 bubblecar variations) at the ferens gallery in hull. as well as being quietly pleased that the posters we designed were holding their own against the competition, mostly i just loved the colourful chaos of imagery.