text/gallery is a new experimental showcase for art and design projects inspired by the printed and written word, according to its website. The brainchild of curator Rebecca Pohancenik of Studio Zwei, text/gallery has opened its first exhibition entitled The Art Of Lost Words this week at London’s German Gymnasium which promises to showcase “new design and illustration inspired by language’s forgotten words”.
The exhibition’s 41 participants include Angus Hyland, Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates, Jonathan Ellery, Spin, David Pearson, Mike Dempsey, David Quay, Alan Kitching, and each has produced a piece of work based on a seldom used word he or she has selected from the English dictionary. Here are a few of the exhibited works:
The Art Of Lost Words runs until 9 March at The German Gymnasium, Pancras Road, London NW1 (opposite St Pancras International station). Open daily 10.00–18.00. Admission free.