The V&A Museum of Childhood
is running an Olympic Poster retrospective until 7 September 2008 to "explore the fascinating representation of the Olympic Games through the intensely visual medium of the poster"
and to coincide with the Beijing Games. It's a great opportunity to see these iconic designs in the flesh.
And for those of you who can't make it down to Bethnal Green there is a book, 'A Century of Olympic Posters'
and some reproductions of the original posters
available online from the V&A shop
have created a 'Museum of Urban Shit Naks' to celebrate Brighton Fringe Festival
, it includes a lifesize Alan, a selection of decorative wall-mounted ceramic Shit-Frisbees and a four hundred pound hand-knitted Book-Cosy.
You can see it in all it's glory at Ink-d
, an independent Brighton gallery throughout this month.
If you do pop down to the coast for the Brighton Festival
make sure you visit photography gallery, Crane Kalman
situated in the heart of the lanes. Throughout May until the 8 June they are running, ‘Visions of America’
an exhibition showcasing work from Jeff Liao
and Christoph Morlinghaus
I love the contrast of these two collections shown together, Liao’s images are very raw and colourful, whereas Morlinghaus captures a nostalgic faded glory in his black and white images, as shown above in ‘Great White 2, 2007’. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed.
Brighton Gallery, Castor + Pollux
are hosting a great exhibition, ‘Artizan Editions: A printmaking retrospective’ as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe
3 – 26 May. The exhibition is a retrospective of the publishers and proponents of original art in print - Artizan Editions
We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview at the weekend and it really is a great collection of work from printmaking greats like Bridget Riley
and Brian Rice
. Plus it’s right on the beach – what more could you want?
These fantastic posters, and many others are currently on display until 17 May in the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins
as part of an exhibition celebrating the Modern British poster. For those who can't make it, Ace Jet
have a cool quicktime showing the highlights.Via Ace Jet.