100 Years of Graphic Design

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So yesterday me and Robyn decided to have a cultural Laandan day out and visit ‘100 Years of Graphic Design’ over at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch. Both being graphic designers, we were excited to see what was in store, and walk around saying ‘I could do that..!’. Kemistry is hidden down a little side road a short walk from Shoreditch Station, and the exhibition was in a space that resembled a snazzed up parking garage, with the shutter half pulled and hipster arty types hanging around out front. The space was small – Rob asked a man working there ‘Is this it?!’ not meaning to sound rude(!), but filled with Graphic Design posters through the ages. There were as expected many pieces which we though we could have been capable of making.. but also loads of great stuff that I was in awe of. I tend to lean towards the brightest most fun pieces, so obviously this ‘Like’ canvas drew me in..

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There were loads of posters everywhere in all different styles, I also really like illustrative things, so loved this odd collection of little faces, (which I think would be great as emojis) me and Rob laughed way too much pointing out who each other would be out of all of them. Oh dear. I also loved the circular frame of the flag piece next to it. I just kept thinking how amazing all these pieces would look amazing in the flat!

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When we eventually buy a house and paint everything white, I would love love love to have a wall of all different framed prints. We have a mini collection of framed designs in our lounge, but of course everything looks better on a giant scale! This was a really lovely exhibition to visit, sadly it ended yesterday but keep an eye on Kemistry’s website here for more upcoming stuff.

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