Sometimes the work that never made it is more interesting than the work that did – Thanks But No Thanks is a show of rejected work gathered from designers and illustrators in Europe and the US. On Sunday May 6 the work will be auctioned to raise money for Battersea Dogs’ Home
The exhibition, which is at the Beach Gallery, London E2 until May 6, was put together by final year Kingston students Alex Brown and Ben West. They contacted a hit list of designers and illustrators asking them to donate a piece of rejected work – some rejected internally by the designers themselves, either because they contained a mistake or just weren’t right for the project – some rejected by clients.
Among the work on show is a series of three posters by Julia for a play by Stefan Golaszewski, Sex With A Stranger.
Ken Garland donated this logo which he proposed for the Camden Arts Centre in London but which was rejected by the client
Wally Olins has given two posters which his agency Saffron unsuccesfully pitched for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
And Rob Ryan provided an unfinished illustration rejected by Girl Talk magazine
While this piece by Rose Blake was rejected by the New Yorker
And Rudy Vanderlans sent one of several rejected covers for Emigre 70
Others taking part include Stefan Sagmeister, Marion Deuchars, Experimental Jetset, Milton Glaser, Fuel and Ian Wright. See all the submitted work at the ehibition website here
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