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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 06:22 (2013)    Sujet du message: Bowie typo / typographic mark or logotype Répondre en citant

Irish designer selected to display work at David Bowie exhibition Designer Aiden Grenelle will display a typographic screen-print at the The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition, which has become fastest-selling showcase in the history of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.



Aiden Grenelle stands beside his design and the image of David Bowie which inspired him. Photo: Image Now.




IRISH GRAPHIC DESIGNER Aiden Grenelle has been selected to display his work at the upcoming retrospective on the life and work of David Bowie at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).
The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition is the V&A’s fastest-selling showcase in history – with nearly 48,000 visitors having already booked tickets. Meanwhile, David Bowie has scored his first UK number one album in 20 years with the release of The Next Day, which is also the fastest-selling album of the year so far.
The exhibition, running from 23 March to 11 August, will feature more than 300 objects – include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.
Grenelle of Image Now is among 100 international artists and designers who have contributed to a typographic screen-print commissioned by the V&A for the show, which will open on Saturday, March 23.
“David Bowie was my first pin-up, musical hero so to be invited to contribute to this exhibition is an incredible honour,” Grenelle. “My contribution celebrates Ziggy Stardust, the character that had the most impact on me as a teen. The Ziggy Stardust bodysuits from 1972, designed by Freddie Burretti, will also be on display as part of the exhibition.”
“Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars was the soundtrack of my art college years in Dundee during the mid-80s. And he’s the artist I’ve returned to the most for pleasure and for inspiration. He is pop’s greatest innovator without a doubt.”
The selection marks the second major success for Image Now this year; the studio’s subsidiary Image Now Films was also behind the recent Sundance Festival award-winning documentary The Summit, directed by Nick Ryan.
Darrell Kavanagh, MD of Image Now said: “This is great news for Aiden and a truly-deserved honour for him.”
More than 100 leading international designers and artists were approached by Blam (aka Mark Blamire) of Print Process to produce a typographic mark or logotype for the word ‘Bowie’. Grennelle’s contribution was chosen as part of the final print.
The result, a 500mm x 500mm print, entitled ‘The Changing Face of Bowie’, is available exclusively from the V&A.


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MessagePosté le: Sam 11 Mai - 06:24 (2013)    Sujet du message: Bowie typo / typographic mark or logotype Répondre en citant

The Changing Faces of Bowie Print The many ch-ch-changes of the legendary musician's persona embodied in a collaborative print designed exclusively for the V&A exhibition by Karen Day in Design on 26 February 2013

Dedicated Bowie fans will have to wait another month to immerse themselves in one of the most extensive retrospectives on his career to date, but lovers of both the Thin White Duke and high quality design can now pre-order a limited-edition print created specifically for the Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition, "David Bowie is." Conceived by Mark Blamire —the mastermind behind the iconic Trainspotting poster and founder of Blanka—"The Changing Faces of Bowie" print features 101 typographic takes on his name alone, each developed by some of contemporary culture's top design talent.
London-based Blamire tells us of his concept, "I started looking at Bowie's back catalogue of record sleeves he had put out over the years, and typographically there were some really interesting and unusual approaches. I remembered a conversation between Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher on a Radio 2 show last year about the widespread love and respect that was held for Bowie as an artist by the masses, there are lots of individual bits of his output over the years that everyone can tap into at some stage of his career—it's quite hard to find individuals who don't respect him as an artist at some stage of his constantly evolving existence as an artist and musician, and I thought it would be interesting to try to capture an essence of this somehow."
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"I think most graphic designers would give their right arm to have worked for Bowie as a client at some stage, so I came up with the mad idea to try to get 100 people involved."

"It was from looking at his record sleeves that I came up with the title for the piece 'The Changing Faces of Bowie,' obviously playing on the typefaces as a metaphor for the differently made-up Bowie faces that appeared on his sleeves (pretty much all of his record sleeves are a portrait of his head in one of his many differing flamboyant guises)," he continues. "It would have been easy to have chosen 100 different typefaces and just set the word Bowie 100 times, but this also felt wrong—too boring and dull an approach, not a big enough challenge giving the magnitude of the subject—and it was then that the idea of the widespread love that is held for him as an individual came into play. I think most graphic designers would give their right arm to have worked for Bowie as a client at some stage, so I came up with the mad idea to try to get 100 people involved. It seemed like a mammoth undertaking, so I tried to make it as simple and easy as possible by asking for the minimum amount of input from them and by keeping the brief simple.

To best reflect Bowie's chameleon-like persona, Blamire had the poster printed on rainbow holographic 240gsm Mirri paper, which also adds even more life to the roster of "Bowie" designs. Blamire tapped everyone from Anthony Burrill to Tony Chambers and Rosa of Wallpaper magazine to Pentagram's Angus Hyland.
Some of our favorites include Gareth Wild, who gave the design a post-punk feel in order to capture the "rougher garage sound" Bowie demanded on "Boys Keep Swinging," Creative Review's Gavin Lucas, who drew inspiration from the Aladdin Sane album which he informed us was originally art directed by a close friend's mother (Celia Philo), and the duo behind Crispin Finn, who tell us being massive Bowie fans they wanted to pay homage by creating something overarching and original.

"Given his huge influence on fashion, style and culture in general we've set his name as the Vogue logo, and we liked the idea that 'David' as a small addition sits within the eye of the 'O' referencing his special eye genetic too," Crispin Finn explain.
"I was constantly surprised by the response and positivity from people who were keen to find time to make a mark and be involved in the project," Blamire summarizes. The upshot is a beautifully designed poster that truly encompasses the love and respect much of the world holds for Bowie. "The Changing Faces of Bowie" print is available for pre-order from the V&A Museum for £45. Keep an eye out for the incredible forthcoming exhibition, which will run from 23 March through 11 August 2013.
Images courtesy of Mark Blamire and participating designers


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