In news sure to send a frisson through the design community, London’s Design Museum announced today that it is to stage a major retrospective of the work of Wim Crouwel, opening in March
Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey will be Crouwel’s first major UK retrospective. It is to be curated by Tony Brook, creative director of design studio Spin, who has an extensive collection of the Gridnik’s work.
“Original sketches, posters, catalogues and archive photography will be on display alongside films and audio commentary, we are promised in a statemnt from the Museum issued today. “In addition to celebrating Crouwel’s career this exhibition will also explore his legacy and influence on contemporary graphic design with commentary from leading industry figures including Peter Saville and Stefan Sagmeister. In addition six designers will take inspiration from Crouwel’s career to produce a series of limited edition prints, a unique Wim Crouwel inspired wallpaper will also be sold exclusively in the Design Museum Shop.”
Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey will run from March 30 to July 3 2011. More here