18 February 2015
by João Guarantani
Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design presents work ranging from 1914 to the present day. Artists include Alan Fletcher, Fredun Shapur, Hans Hillman, Ken Garland, Lou Dorfsman, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, Saul Bass, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Geoff McFetridge, Parra, Rob Lowe, Ryan Todd, Stefan Glerum, Zero Per Zero, Experimental Jetset, Geneviève Gauckler, plus anonymous works from important private collections of classic design images, including Polish cinema posters of the 1960s and the propaganda images of the Latin American radicals OSPAAL.
The pop-up will serve as a pilot for the next stage of Kemistry Gallery’s existence: as the UK’s first National Centre for Graphic Design. The decision to make this bold transition came following news that the gallery will need to leave its premises on Charlotte Road, Shoreditch - which has been its home for the past decade.
The exhibition has been jointly funded by Arts Council England who have committed
£15,000, and a Kickstarter Campaign which ran over 30 days during November and saw 587 members of the public pledge over £16,293. Kemistry Gallery has also assembled a board of advisors, made up of design industry leading figures.
Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design will be on 7-15 March 2015 at Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY.
For more information www.kemistrygallery.co.uk