Not My Type exhibition
35 different Birmingham-based artists – including Mark Murphy (of design studio Surely?), Stef Grindley, Claire Hartley, Jon Burgerman, I Love Dust and Lee Basford – have each created a new typographical illustration for an exhibition currently running at Birmingham's Created In Birmingham store...
Organised and curated by Jonny Costello and Charlotte Audrey, Not My Type: An Out of Character Experiment runs until June 1 and all the artworks are available to buy, each in an edition of 10, as digital prints at A4 size, for £35 from Created In Birmingham's store in the Bullring shopping centre. Here are some pics of the show:
Not My Type has a Facebook group page at facebook.com/group.php?gid=116756818336038&ref=ts but for non Facebook users, here's a list of all the contributors to the show - and an indication of who created which character:
A - Jonny Costello
B - Mark Murphy (Surely?)
C - Charlotte
D - Darren John
E - Karl Toomey
F - John Bennett
G - Stef Grindley
H - Claire Hartley
I - Ben Javens
J - Jon Burgerman
K - Lewes Herriot
L - Daisy Whitehouse
M - Jim O Raw
N - Nathan Monk
O - Lee Basford
P - Sam Pierpoint
Q - Ryan Killeen
R - Log Roper
S - Supercool
T - Christopher Slevin
U - I Love Dust
V - Steve Payne
W - Murray Somerville
X - Mark Harris
Y - Jonathan Cherry
Z - Jamie Hearn
? - Matt Tilley
& - Supercool
$ - Dan Westwood
$ - I Love Dust
£ - Al Kennington
! - Luke Hinsull
% - Lauren Kavanagh
¥ - James Griffin
€ - Martin Wilkie
Not My Type: An Out of Character Experiment (sponsored by Fluid) runs until June 1 at Created In Birmingham, Level 3 Upper Mall West, Bullring (shopping centre), Birmingham. Opening times etc at createdinbirmingham.com/bullring-shop/
Looks brilliant what a nice collection of work, well done all.
The exhibition looks even better in the flesh than in the photos - with Jonathan Cherry's 'Y' a particular favourite with the folks I've spoken to. Nice!
Wow, that's a bit special. Great looking little shop too. So is Birmingham interesting these days?
Nice work! Need to pop and see this!
Ooooh, lovely lovely letter lovelynesses. I love them, those lovely letternesses. But do not love living thousands of kilometres away and thus being rendered unable to go drool covetously in person.
Can someone whizz this down to London please :)
Hi Gavin all the entries are up now on the face book group. you can check them all out there :D
Cool, thanks :)
Wow this looks great - must pop to this. Actually.. drive 150 miles but hey. Great to see stuff happening outside London too! I know it does, but good to see it being promoted. :)
this looks cool - id like to visit this show
also like to contribute if it happens again!
agree to give it a second running in the capital!
Hi Joe, if you join up the face book group you can see all online and stay informed about more events we may do in the future... :D
There's a write-up on the letter N over at the SMILE blog: http://blog.wearesmile.com/post/598073096/the-coffee-table-nathans-deconstructed-n
This is very similar to one I saw a couple of years ago and some of the same artists were even in this show. Did you look at this exhibition by any chance, if you didn't I think you might be upset.
@ Howard, it was myself and my girlfriend that did the exhibition, It started as a small project to interpret letters for a separate project that never got underway, as we had completed our letters we decided to see if we could get a few more people to do the remaining letters, we also had a shop at our disposal as an exhibition space for a month, which was also driving factor.
We never expected it to be more that a small exhibition, but some great people seen it and wanted to do letters also. So it gained some traction from there.
We were not aware of the facelift project that happened a few years prior when we started it, and when we did find out we were a little gutted, to be honest. But then other people pointed out around 10 other similar projects. There is even a website that runs an open submission to design letters like this every week.
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