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This is the sixth year that Lippa and his team have designed the identity for the Festival, which is now in its tenth year and going strong.
At a star-studded dinner last night in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Design Medal was awarded to Ron Arad. The medal, which was designed five years ago by Domenic Lippa and his team, was presented by Ben Evans, Festival director. Previous recipients of the award have been Thomas Heatherwick, Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith and Marc Newson. At the presentation dinner, Arad said, “I can’t imagine doing whatever it is I do anywhere else in the world.”
Earlier in the evening, Thomas Heatherwick presented a Pentagram-designed special Lifetime Achievement Award to Vidal Sassoon.
The 2011 London Design Festival launched last night with an evening reception at the V&A previewing Textile Field by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The Festival is billed to be the largest and most significant yet and runs from 17 to 25 September.
For the fifth year running Domenic Lippa and his team have designed the Festival’s identity which this year takes as its inspiration the phrase ‘Design from all angles’. The range of items designed will ensure that this year’s Festival is more visible than ever.
For the fifth year running Domenic Lippa and his team have worked to create the visual identity for the London Design Festival which runs from 17 to 25 September and is billed to be the largest and most significant yet.
Domenic Lippa and his team were commissioned by the London Design Festival and HSBC Private Bank to create a publication to celebrate the completion of a special piece by designer Max Lamb for the bank’s St James’s office.
The publication charts the journey of the piece, a plaster bench called the Vermiculated Ashlar, from concept to completion. The Vermiculated Ashlar is to be installed at 78 St James’s Street.
The London Design Festival ends on 26 September. This week over 200 events and installations are taking place across the capital reflecting the widest possible range of design interests. For the fourth year running Domenic Lippa and his team have worked to create a new visual identity ensuring that the Festival brand has visibility across all of its disparate elements.
As part of this year’s London Design Festival, Domenic Lippa worked with the Festival’s Chairman, Sir John Sorrell, in curating the London Poster Project, a poster exhibition by 20 of the leading UK graphic designers and typographers including Tom Hingston, Frith Kerr, Alan Kitching, Fuel, Jonathan Ellery and Pentagram’s own Angus Hyland. Lippa commissioned the designers to produce a poster in red and black only that celebrates London as the creative capital of the world. Each silkscreened A1 poster was produced in limited edition of 100, 50 of which are available through the website Blanka. All 20 posters can be seen in the exhibition, which opened Saturday, 19 September and remains on view through 27th September at the Sackler Centre at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Several posters after the jump.
The London Design Festival opened this past weekend, kicking off a week of over 163 exhibitions and 42 one-day events showcasing the city’s best in architecture, art, craft and product, graphic and digital design. For the third year running Domenic Lippa and his team have worked with the LDF to produce everything from t-shirts, bags, invitations, posters and postcards, through to the guide, signage and displays. This year’s theme of “Be Bold, Make a Statement” reflects the Festival’s stance that good design, even in difficult times, will always stand out. This year’s identity uses quotes from famous designers, including Pentagram co-founder Alan Fletcher.
This year the festival has worked closely with the V&A, which has become the hub venue and home to numerous installations, exhibitions and talks. These include a poster exhibition curated by Lippa that features work by 20 London designers, including our own Angus Hyland, and a talk by talk by New York partner Abbott Miller on the 24th.
As part of this growing annual event the team also worked on support material for the London Design Medal, as well as creating a new logo for the London Design Embassy. A look at some of the materials from this year’s program after the jump.
Quick Link: Abbott Miller at the London Design Festival