13 March - 12 April 2015
Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF. Mon-Sun 10-5 / Admission free.
Preview Thursday 12 March 2015
This exhibition with London-based design studio Kellenberger–White showcases the identity they developed for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2014. Kellenberger-White have been nominated by Design Museum in Graphics Section for Design of the Year 2015 for this design identity.
Commissioned by Sarah McCrory, Director of GI, to design the identity for the Festival’s 2014 edition, they created a highly characterful typeface that captures the quickness and scale of large hand-painted lettering used on warehouses, docks and ships throughout Glasgow’s industrial waterfront. The hand-painted digitised font maximised inexpensive materials.
The visual identity was used for the Festival’s signage and online and print marketing campaigns. The Reid Gallery will show the original individual hand-painted letters on paper, moving through to the last space in our gallery to show the subsequent ways in which the identity was used across print, signage and merchandise.
Kellenberger–White is a graphic design consultancy specialising in art direction, the design of typefaces, identities, books and exhibitions, as well as campaigns, information graphics and websites for individuals, businesses and cultural institutions.
Recent commissions include work for British Library, Carmody Groarke, Create, Design Museum, Dunne & Raby, Firstsite, Frieze Foundation, Glasgow International, MIT Press, Royal College of Art, Science Museum, Turner Contemporary, Wellcome Trust and White Cube.