CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including typographic art show Telling Tales at Scream London, Stanley Chow’s Damsels in Distress in Manchester, Son & Sons talk on Paul Rand at Atlanta’s Museum of Design, Le Gun’s Space is Deep at Daniel Blau in London, National Geographic’s The World in Magazine Format photo archive show in Vienna, and interactive installation Somewhere Over the Rainbow from FriendsWithYou in Miami …
Scream Gallery, London
Fri 13 Dec – Sat 8 Feb
Exhibition of work from international artists whose practice incorporates typography and words in a range of mediums including collage, sculpture, neon light and paint. The show aims to highlight the power of communication when words and image are combined, in artworks that explore individual storytelling and collective narratives.
Damsels in Distress by Stanley Chow
Until Wed 8 Jan
Returning to the site of his first solo show (in 1996) at Kosmonaut, Stanley Chow’s new collection of illustrations are based around iconic women, originally as part of a series for his young daughter. His work as an established artist includes a variety of commissions for clients such as New Yorker magazine, the BBC, Elle, GQ, Vodafone and Marks & Spencer.
Design Conversation: Son & Sons on Paul Rand
Museum of Design, Atlanta
Tue 10 Dec
Global brand design agency Son & Sons present a panel discussion exploring Rand’s graphic design work, his influence and ethos. An exhibition at the museum, Paul Rand: Defining Design, runs until Sat 14 Jan.
Space is Deep: A Show by Le Gun and Friends
Daniel Blau Gallery, London
Fri 13 Dec – Sat 8 Feb
Technicolor collaborative artwork from the graphic arts and illustration collective. In a move away from previous black-and-white creations, their work continues to blend the aesthetic of punk, occult, pop art and surrealism.
The World in Magazine Format: National Geographic 1888 -1950
Fotomuseum WestLicht, Vienna
Until Sun 2 Mar
Early photographs from the archive of the National Geographic Society, many of which have helped to lay the foundation for the popularity of the magazine. The 200 on show form part of a larger archive of approx. 11.5 million prints to date.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Poolside at Mondrian South Beach, Miami
Until Wed 15 Jan
This playful, large-scale experimental project aims to explore the the psychological effect of colours through an immersive, multimedia experience. The interactive installation from artist collaboration FriendsWithYou, has been described as a ‘physical manifestation of the rainbow spectrum – transforming ideas into a colourful, translucent, toy-like inflatable world that will colourise the environment and its participants.’
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