New Anthony Burrill print: Oil & Water Don’t Mix

For a project cooked up by media agency Happiness Brussels, Anthony Burrill has designed a limited edition poster made using leaked BP oil harvested from the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana. All the money made from the sale of the 200 signed and editioned prints will go to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana…

For a project cooked up by media agency Happiness Brussels, Anthony Burrill has designed a limited edition poster made using leaked BP oil harvested from the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana. All the money made from the sale of the 200 signed and editioned prints will go to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Here’s one of the Happiness Brussels team foraging for oil on the Louisiana coastline. The sandy oil / oily sand was then used to screenprint Burrill’s Oil & Water Don’t Mix design onto 200 posters…

Here’s a film made by the agency of the project:

OIL & WATER DO NOT MIX from Happiness Brussels on Vimeo.

The 200 (76.2cm x 50.8cm) prints, each signed and numbered by Burrill, will be sold online (€150 each) at gulfofmexico2010.com and all profits will go towards funding the work of the CRCL in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil & Water Do Not Mix credits
Agency: HAPPINESS BRUSSELS
Creative management: Karen Corrigan, Gregory Titeca
Creative director: Gregory Titeca
Creatives: Tom Galle, Ramin Afshar, Cecilia Azcarate Isturiz
Graphic designer: Anthony Burrill
Screenprinting: Quitin Good, Michael Shoemaker, Purple Monkey Design

  • pat

    great stuff

  • Poigniant and evocative.

  • I don’t know

    Sorry to crash this post but can anybody tell me what this font is.

    I’ve tried ‘What the font’ and all the other ways but I’m still dumb struck.

    It’s on the title image of the ‘Nice work for Nokia…’ Creative Review blog post.

    It say’s Dragonfly Love’

    ??????

  • Wow. Smart perfection.

  • I think it could be a mixture of the Champion or Knockout fonts from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, looks like it to me

    http://typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100002

    http://typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100013

  • alex

    great video, great tune

  • Stu

    Another effortless piece by the industry skiver, boring use of phrases on a large scale overpriced print, which will no doubt be available as 20,000 posters. Yawnfest

  • I don\’t know

    @OH_DANNYBOY

    Thanks

    Found it though.

    It’s examiner with a few tweaks

    http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/examiner-nf/bold/

  • David

    George Monbiot in The Guardian poses the key question here

    ‘Forget, for a moment, the fragility of the Arctic environment and the likely consequences of a spill there. Forget the dangers of deepwater drilling in a strait plagued by storms and icebergs, and the difficulties –greater than in the Gulf of Mexico – of capping a leaking well there. There’s an even bigger question raised by a British company’s discovery of oil off the coast of Greenland …. What is that lovely font?’

  • Luke

    Examiner?

    Your off your rocks sonny boy!

    I’d stick with Champion or Knockout if I was you.

    Lovely idea. I imagine printing with oil is a bloody nightmare! So good job!

  • @I don’t know

    You got the wrong font for the dragonfly thing, it’s Neutraface, it’s typeset in NEUTRA TEXT BOLD ALTERNATE, it’s a house industries font.

  • Richard Brown

    Anyone else notice the irony between this and BP’s latest output?

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/ig-nobel.html

  • Really nice print. Its hard to believe that the whole BP disaster was ever allowed to get so bad.

    On another note – I would have thought the sand would have wrecked the screen.

  • Matt Macgregor Glen

    Reminds me of Craig Wards beautiful “Ink and water Don’t Mix’ piece

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Misc-Typography/92669

  • I don’t know

    @ Luke. Need your eyes checking mate. Examiner is closer than Champion or Knockout

    @ Oh_dannyboy. Yep you got it.

    Thanks to the both of you though.

  • Indie bindie

    what a terrific idea , art for a cause !