Out of Print

This month I have been briefly tutoring at Glasgow School of Art and wasn't it a nice coincidence that the exhibiton that was on (just by the Computer Studio where I was) was entitled Out of Print.
Unfortunately it's over now, sorry about the late post -and my photographs taken on my mobile phone don't do it any justice- but it was worth visiting, though I wished there had been more samples of work. Featured aboved are Edwin Pickstone's works in letterpress. I find them extremely beatiful; simple in appearance, black ink on small pieces of crisp white paper, and an accurate balanced use of space and printed type. On a completely different style was the work of Marc Baines (photos below) screenprinted poster size pieces vibrant with colour. The strength of the exhibition was probably the fact that each one of the exhibitors work in a completely different media and have very different styles, however I still felt I would have liked to see more from each one, but maybe that's just me being greedy!


Experimental Jetset

One of the good things that came out of going to see the Helvetica film was that it reminded me of dutch design studio Experimental Jetset. I had seen their work before but -like some many things you read in blogs- I had forgotten about them. They have designed a mesmarising piece, a vinyl record stlyle sleeve for the Blu-ray high definition disc of the Helvetica film (above) and I think it represents a lot of their work. Their work is beautifully typographic and clean and if you've never heard of them I'd go straight to their website...now.

*images above the text form the Helvetica website, images underneath from Experimental Jetset's website.