fact sheet for the martin creed artists rooms on tour at the ferens gallery hull. the type style and colour on all the “don’t worry” cards, posters and subsequent martin creed design were inspired by his neon artworks – “don’t worry” is one of the works featured in the exhibition. printed in black and fluorescent yellow ink on uncoated paper.
Archived entries for design-exhibitions & signage
‘your place or mine’ is currently showing at scarborough art gallery and offers perspectives of the town by two different generations of artists. as with the previous exhibition, lines of conflict, there wasn’t any artwork complete to use in promotional material so camera in hand we set out to capture some of scarborough’s typography to represent different areas and demographics of the town.
the inside of the leaflet features text from two of the artists involved in the exhibition. we also designed interpretation panels for the show which using some of the photographs as drop capitals.
for the current exhibition in our tiny gallery – tickle my fancy – we’ve covered the windows with felt, laser-cut with text and a lace pattern to announce the exhibition and provide peep-holes into the gallery. we’ve worked with artist jan bee brown aiming for a holistic approach to the window panels, publicity, interpretation and exhibition itself so they work as a whole.
it’s been an experiment in terms of processes and materials, particularly in the size of text you can cut out of felt – too small or too large and it loses structural integrity – but we’re pretty pleased with the results. the gallery lights up at night inviting passers-by to ‘take a peek’ through the lace.
the top photo here is of the interpretation panel using red vinyl lettering on copper-hued mirror to compliment the bath that is part of the installation.
thanks to camira fabrics for the red felt, the cast iron bath company for the bath, and don french signs for the laser-cutting and interpretation panel idea and fabrication.
there are more photos of the exhibition over on the electric angel gallery website.