CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Jessica Eaton’s cube photography in London, Leeds Print Festival, Warhol, Lynch & Burroughs at The Photographers’ Gallery London, Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster at LCC, Printing Sheffied, The Design of Understanding at St. Bride’s in London, and Herbert Bayer at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin …
Jessica Eaton: Ad Infintum
Hospital Club, London
24 Jan – 8 Feb
Debut UK show for the Canadian photographer, Jessica Eaton, with new works from the series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt being exhibited. Eaton’s practice focuses on deconstructing the elements used in the photographic process, using experimental analogue techniques, the additive system of colour, multiple exposures, and various filters, to create colourful graphic images of monochromatic wooden cubes.
Leeds Print Festival
Various venues, Leeds
24 – 31 Jan
Back for its third year, the Leeds Print Festival celebrates contemporary and traditional printmaking processes with a week of events across the city, including opening night celebrations, a print fair, exhibitions and talks from CR editor Patrick Burgoyne, illustrator Mr Bingo, letterpress print designer Pat Randle and type designer Si Scott. Read more on the CR blog here.
Andy Warhol, David Lynch & William S. Burroughs
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Until 30 Mar
A trio of exhibitions from three cultural icons, all successful in their disciplines, now being celebrated for their photography, offering an insight to their creative practices and the role of photography in their work. Dark and moody images of smokey derelict factories from Lynch. A collection portraits, collages and snapshots from the beat generation, with the Burroughs show. And Warhol’s classic pop art style with repeated patterns, celebrities and condiments, sitting alongside shots of his everyday life.
Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster
London College of Communication
Until 29 Jan
Last chance to catch this exhibition that marks the centenary of the British graphic designer’s birth, celebrating his contribution as a practitioner and educator over six decades. He became a leading figure in modern communication design, creating iconic posters for organisations including London Transport, the United Nations, Guinness and the Worldwide Wildlife Fund. Read more on the CR blog here.
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
25 Jan – 15 Jun
This new exhibition aims to reflect Sheffield’s diverse and thriving printmaking scene, supporting the work of local artists and printmakers working with techniques including silkscreen, linocut and more, including Jo Peel, James Green, Phlegm, EMA, Kid Acne.
The Design of Understanding
St Bride Foundation, London
Focusing on ‘how ideas are designed to be more understandable’, this one day annual conference returns for a forth year, with speakers from Eye, It’s Nice that, Territory Studio, Government Digital Service and BERGCloud, amongst others.
Mein Reklame-Fegefeuer: Herbert Bayer and Graphic Design in Germany
Bauhaus Archive, Museum of Design, Berlin
Until 24 Feb
Exhibition offering a critical exploration the work of Bauhaus icon of graphic and type design, Herbert Bayer, with posters, book and magazine design, advertising, comissions for state institutions, and other commercial work on show.
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