Category Archives: Design

Jessica Lloyd Jones- Sculpture and Public Art

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Jessica Lloyd Jones specialises in merging Art, Science and Technology. Jessica Lloyd-Jones’ energy inspired sculpture and installations manipulate materials and light to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live. Questioning the boundary between science fiction and science fact, much of her artwork investigates a broad range of subject matter relating to natural phenomenas, including bioluminescence, bioelectricity, geochemistry and the cosmos.  Part of her history includes:

Qualifications and training

  • 2005 MFA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Solo exhibitions

  • 2007 Biosmos NaCl, Heart Fine Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Group exhibitions

  • 2010 Contemporary Art from Wales, Fraser Gallery, Maryland, USA
  • 2009 Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
  • 2008 Electric Blue, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London

Residencies

  • 2009 Safle Public Art Residency, Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales

Competitions, prizes and awards

  • 2008 Visiting Artist Fellowship, UrbanGlass, New York

http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=13733

Prism 2010

Royal British Society of Sculptors Public Art Award Proposal. Toughened glass and steel sculpture, appearing to optically change colour and transparency depending on angle of view and projecting coloured reflections upon its surroundings.

http://www.jessicalloyd-jones.com/index.htm

I have really enjoyed looking at Jessica’s work, The Prism above is the piece i like the most. I think she has undoubtably a very unique style. I feel fascinated by the idea of merging Art, Science and Technology and look forward to seeing her future works.

fernando Gutierrez

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Fernando Gutiérrez was born in London (1963) to Spanish parents, he studied graphic design at the London College of Printing, graduating with Honours in 1986.

He worked with CDT Design (London), Summa (Barcelona) and, in 1993, joined forces with Pablo Martin, forming the company that would eventually become Grafica; a highly regarded Spanish company that has won many awards.

In 2000 Fernando joined Pentagram as a partner in the London office.

In 2006 he left Pentagram to set up ‘Studio Fernando Gutiérrez’ based in Hampstead specialising in identity, packaging, exhibition, signage and editiorial design.

His projects include the design and art direction of magazine supplements for the El Pais – Spanish daily newspaper, Matador – a leading literary and photography magazine and the global community magazine Colors published by Benetton.

Recent projects for the ‘Studio Fernando Gutiérrez’ include the new identity and design implementation for the Prado Museum, Turner Libros – a publisher based in Madrid and Mexico City, LABoral Centro de Arte – creative industries in Gijon, The Goya Foundation in Aragon and Teatro Romano de Cartagena – Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena, as well as a number of Spanish wineries such as Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez, Losada vinos de finca, Valdesil and Duraton. The studio has also been involved in book design promoting Foster + Partners projects, and ElBulli, exhibition catalogue design for international artists such as Thomas Struth, Ai Wei Wei and many more catalogue design and exhibition graphics at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Design Museum, Helly Nahmad Gallery in London and The Garage – Centre for Contemporary Culture Moscow.

http://www.greatwesternstudios.com/people/graphic-design/364-studio-fernando-gutierrez

‘Pop Life: Art in a Material World’, opened its doors at the Tate Modern on Thursday 1st October and is due to run until January 2010. Endpoint worked with designers Studio Fernando Gutierrez to develop bespoke, neon signage for the exhibition.

http://www.endpointsigndesign.com/news/endpoint-works-with-studio-fernando-gutierrez-on-hotly-anticipated-pop-life-exhibition-at-the-tate-modern

Frith Kerr

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Graphic Design – Winner 2003

Frith Kerr studied at Camberwell College of Arts (1992-1995) and at the Royal College of Art (1995-1997). For eleven years she was 
a director and partner of the highly acclaimed studio Kerr/Noble with Amelia Noble. In 2009 she established her own studio 
Studio Frith based in Borough, London.

She works across various media: from books, posters, typefaces, identities to exhibition design, signage, websites for a range of corporate and cultural clients. Clients include: Arts Council, Barbican Art Gallery, Caruso St John, Channel 4, David Chipperfield Architects, Liberty, Modern Art Oxford, Selfridges, Shakespeare Globe, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Heatherwick Studio, and Oglivy & Mather NY.

http://www.artsfoundation.co.uk/Artist-Name/all/295/Kerr-Frith

Recent projects include: exhibition graphics and catalogue for the design critic Emily King’s show Quick, Quick, Slow at Design Experimenta in Lisbon in Autumn 2009; a book of photographs by Slim Aarons and Juergen Teller of Hotel Il Pellicano; a book on the avant-garde dancer and choreographer Michael Clark, for Violette Editions; and exhibition graphics for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 2010 show ‘Quilts—Hidden Histories, Untold Stories’.

http://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2010/juries/typo/typography/150/frith-kerr

Dave Brown- The Brand Union

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The Brand Union Promotes Dave Brown to Worldwide Development Director for Consumer Branding

The Brand Union has promoted Dave Brown to the newly created position of Worldwide Development Director for Consumer Branding. The move comes as the global design and branding agency seeks to develop its consumer branding offering and take on a wider portfolio of work from consumer brands.

Brown’s new remit will be to seek out, identify, and define consumer branding opportunities from the agency’s existing and new client base. He will also oversee the strategy and processes that will deliver effective work for the world’s leading consumer brands.

July 18, 2011

http://www.thebrandunion.com/news/news_posts/2011/07/the-brand-union-promotes-dave-brown-to-worldwide-development-director-for-consumer-branding/#news/news/posts/2011/07/the-brand-union-promotes-dave-brown-to-worldwide-development-director-for-consumer-branding

Alan Herron- True North

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Joint creative director Alan Herron leaves True North
Herron leaves True North
Herron leaves True North

Alan Herron has left his role as joint creative director at True North to start his own consultancy called Alan Herron Stuff.

Herron had spent five years at True North after joining from fellow Manchester design agency The Chase. He will not be directly replaced, leaving joint creative director Ady Bibby in charge.

Martin Carr, True North’s managing director, told The Drum that Herron had been working part-time “for a few months” and had realised that it “made sense” for both parties for him to pursue his own venture.

Carr admitted the agency is “facing some interesting times” after its biggest client, Royal Mail, started to make considerable cuts to its marketing spend.

While this means Herron will not be directly replaced, Carr insisted the agency “continues to do some fantastic stuff” and has not been blown off course by the Royal Mail setback. He said the business had picked up three major contracts including two global briefs that cannot be revealed due to confidentiality clauses.

Herron describes his new venture as a design and ideas consultancy. He wrote on his LinkedIn page: “I see an opportunity to offer my depth and breadth of knowledge across a wide spectrum of business and public sector organisations.

“I work with my own clients but I am also available on a freelance basis as part of a creative team in-house who would see my extensive and varied experience in branding and communications as a valuable resource.”

(8 September 2011 )

http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/09/08/joint-creative-director-alan-herron-leaves-true-north

Alan Fletcher

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http://designmuseum.org/design/alan-fletcher

Poster for the National Portrait Gallery, London Design: Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher is one of the most influential figures in post-war British graphic design. The fusion of the cerebral European tradition with North America’s emerging pop culture in the formulation of his distinct approach made him a pioneer of independent graphic design in Britain during the late 1950s and 1960s. As a founding partner of Pentagram in the 1970s, Fletcher helped to establish a model of combining commercial partnership with creative independence. He also developed some of the most memorable graphic schemes of the era, notably the identities of Reuters and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and made his mark on book design as creative director of Phaidon.

http://designmuseum.org/design/alan-fletcher

Being a partner of the founders of Pentagram is quite an achievement!! I did appreciate some of Alan’s work, with the above image being my favourite. I am fascinated by the use of different media to create one image.

April Greiman

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http://aprilgreiman.com/?page=public-art&id=wilshire-vermont

April Greiman is a thinker and artist, whose transmedia projects, innovative ideas and projects, and hybrid-based approach, have been influential worldwide over the last 30 years. Her explorations of image, word and color as objects in time and space are grounded in her singular fusion of art and technology. Greiman has been instrumental in the acceptance and use of advanced technology in the arts and the design process since the early 1980s. Greiman has had solo exhibitions at the Visual Arts Gallery at the School of Visual Arts, New York (2008) and the Pasadena Museum of California Art (2006). She has exhibited in varied cultural institutions, lectured academically and professionally, generated public artworks and participated in juries worldwide. Her ideas and work have appeared in articles, interviews, reviews and broadcasts in the media, ranging from Newsweek and Time, to The New York Times and USA Today to CNN, PBS and ESPN. Books have included April Greiman: Floating Ideas into Time and Space, Hybrid Imagery: The Fusion of Technology and Graphic Arts, It’snotwhatAprilyouthinkitGreimanis, and Something from Nothing. April Greiman was born in Metropolitan New York City and studied at the Allgemeine Kunstgewerbeschule (General Arts Trade School) in Basel, Switzerland and the Kansas City Art Institute. She moved to Los Angeles in 1976, establishing her multi-disciplinary practice, currently called Made in Space.

http://aprilgreiman.com/

From the images I have selected above, I feel that April has made massive achievements, designing something so huge, vibrant and eye-catching. It is almost breath taking, fantastic work!!