London is one of the most mapped cities in the world. Unpredictable and complex, its gradual growth from a collection of villages to a metropolis has been charted endlessly. As part of London Design Festival dn&co are celebrating these cartographic iterations with Co-ordinates, an exhibition of A1 prints mapping London.
Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have designed Pentagram’s contribution to the exhibition. The print hangs alongside submissions from 25 of London’s top design studios, including Bibliothèque, Hingson Studio, Poke and Spin.
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Quick Link: Domenic Lippa’s A-Z Map Poster Featured in Wallpaper
Quick Link: Harry Pearce’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki Poster Featured in Fast Company
Quick Link: Design Taxi Features It’s All Our Blood by Harry Pearce
Quick Link: It’s Nice That Covers Harry Pearce’s Poster It’s All Our Blood
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Video showing the making of It’s All Our Blood
On 6 August 1945 twin atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing between 300,000 and 900,000 people. It is an act that continues to haunt our collective history and spark global debate. Harry Pearce was recently asked to submit a work exploring the enduring affects of the the attack for the University of Maryland Art Gallery’s ‘Questioning the Bomb’ exhibition. To make the resulting poster - It’s All Our Blood - Harry used his own blood to show how much the events of that day still weigh on all our shoulders.
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Quick Link: Harry Pearce Shares Insights on Photographing Ai Weiwei in Creative Review
Harry Pearce shares insights into a recent trip to Beijing where he photographed renowned artist Ai Weiwei as part of his upcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy.
I could so easily have just used an existing shot of Ai Weiwei, or a piece of his work for the identity of the Royal Academy show this coming September.
But I wanted to honour him in a far greater way. His inability to leave China and be a part of the show itself meant, I believed, I should go to him. To make something with him and bring it back – so symbolically bringing him here.
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Quick Link: Harry Pearce’s Photograph of Ai Weiwei Featured on the BBC