Alphabets, Letters & Numbers

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Appropriated Alphabet no.7 (2013) © Peter Blake. Courtesy CCA Gallery, London

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Appropriated Alphabets No.4 (2013) © Peter Blake.

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The Letter F (2007) © Peter Blake.

Peter Blake at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Blake has personally curated Alphabets, Letters and Numbers to showcase three series of editions: Alphabet (1991) a 26 piece series of silk screen prints with a print for each letter of the alphabet - I is for Idols ("a collage of screen legends, artists and musicians"), An Alphabet (2007) a series of found ephemera, illustration and handwritting collages - one for each letter of the alphabet. , and Appropriated Alphabets (2013) a series consisting of 12 individually collated alphabets.

"Throughout his long and prestigious career Blake has created several series of works based around the alphabet related to his enduring interest in childhood innocence and nostalgia, and Victorian and Edwardian graphic illustration. Using vintage cards, magazines, books and other found ephemera, he assembles collages that are at once whimsical, humorous and fascinating. He began using found letters and commercial lettering in the 1950s and, as a young artist, allied himself with decorators, sign painters and commercial artists."

The exhibition is free and runs until Sunday 27 November 2016. You know it's also the rule when you visit the De La Warr that you have to have a cream tea sat out on the terrace!

Comments:

נערות ליווי

12 Dec 2016 11:47 AM

senk you very nice post

Awesome letters, greatly appreciated for sharing!

בית זונות וסקס

01 Jan 2017 04:31 PM

Great fonts - thank you for the effort in putting this post together.

יצאנית צמרת

01 Jan 2017 03:59 PM

בלוג פרטי של יצאנית צמרת וקרטיזנה הכותבת על חוויות מלקחות עמידים בינלאומיים שהגיעו ארצה והשכירה את שירותיה.

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