Angus Hyland Wins in Brno
Angus Hyland has won the main award in the Books and Exhibition Catalogues category at the 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno with the catalogue he designed for Ballpoint; an exhibition which he also curated that was held at Pentagram’s London office. An international panel of judges chaired by Lucille Tenazas conferred the award and praised the catalogue’s “originality and wit”.
The Brno Biennial was established in 1963 and is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world. This year’s Biennial also features a special concurrent exhibition, Brno Echo, designed and curated by Abbott Miller.
Hyland’s aim was to explore and celebrate the artistic potential of the humble ballpoint pen. His inspiration came from a collection he had begun to make of the doodles and drawings made by his fellow Pentagram partners during their international meetings. A conversation with his wife, the illustrator Marion Deuchars, gave rise to the idea of an exhibition of artwork created using only ballpoint pens which resulted in Ballpoint, a collection of works by over 50 fellow creatives from around the world.