I was chosen (along with nine other designers) by Dominic Lippa from Pentagram, to design a poster for Emerge, a platform for emerging artists, at the London Design Festival.
Emerge was set up in 2009 by London College of Communication MA students, Holly McConnell and Jane Trustram to showcase 10 of the best recent design graduates from across the UK.
Each designer was given an individual character E.M.E.R.G.E.188.8.131.52 to interpret into an eye-catching poster, which was then exhibited at The Cube London.
The 9 other chosen designers included Bethan Jones, Daniel Bartha, Amandine Alessandra, Allan Corbett, Ben Cridland, Claire Murray, Ella Young, Mark Walters and James O’Connell.
Working in collaboration with Art Below, Emerge installed the posters in various east London Underground stations, including Liverpool Street, Bank, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel and Old Street.
Limited edition prints of the posters were available to buy at The Cube in Shoreditch. In addition to this I was chosen to have my poster for sale at The Design Museum for the duration of the festival.
The London Design Festival
The festival spans over 200 events, including exhibitions, installations, talks, seminars, workshops, product launches, private views and parties.
The festival is an annual nine-day celebration of design, encompassing a wide spectrum of design disciplines, brought together in the worlds creative capital.
Most of the events are free of charge – making cutting edge design accessible and allowing visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.