INK & PAPER
The Rag Factory – 16-18 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ
11th-13th May 2012
11th May opening event -18.00 – 21.00
12th May – 11.00 – 18.00
13th May – 11.00 – 18.00
INK & PAPER is a major exhibition of gig posters by some of the world’s best poster artists taking place May 11th-13th off London’s Brick Lane at The Rag Factory. One of the first shows to feature many of the UK’s current crop of poster designers alongside some of the best from Europe and the US, INK & PAPER will feature a vast array of limited, screenprinted gig posters for bands across the musical spectrum.
I can’t stress enough how important this exhibition is going to be. If you have even a passing interest in the modern resurgence of gig posters then you’ll know that the popularity of the medium is certainly a little more widespread in the United States, where events such as Flatstock originated. Though these shows happen in Europe also, and more and more people are aware of the wealth of amazing talent residing in Europe, we have yet to get a show or exhibition together here in the UK which shows so many international high profile poster designers from and artists together in one room. It simply hasn’t happened before.
For me personally, this exhibition is a great way to celebrate how far along the enthusiasm and appreciation for this art form has come in the past few years, especially here in UK.
The work on show will be some of the absolute best around, and many of the artists will be there in person to meet and chat about their work. If you are in London (or nearby) please make the effort and come and have a bottle of Brooklyn with us, it promises to be a great weekend!
Featured artists include: Adam Pobiak (UK/US), Brag Collective (UK), Comet Substance (CH), Damien Tran (FR), Dan Stiles (US), Diego Mena (UK/ES), Drew Millward (UK), Fugscreen Design (US), Graham Pilling (UK), Guy Burwell (US), Horse Design (UK), Jacknife (UK), Justin Santora (US), Kate Prior (UK), Lil Tuffy (US), Luke Drozd (UK), Mara Piccione (NL), Petting Zoo (UK), Sean Mort (UK), Switchopen (UK), Telegramme Studio (UK), Tiny Little Horse (IRE), Tom Lacey (UK), Twoducksdisco (UK), Michael Cowell (UK), Monkey Ink/John Howard (US) & WeThreeClub (UK).
For more info see www.ukposterart.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ink & Paper is brought to you through the generous support of UKTI, British Underground, and Brooklyn Brewery