Here is a rather handsome exhibition identity, signage and catalogue designed by my good friend David (Creative Director) & the team at OPX London. The laser-engraved wood is a lovely touch and is something you don’t see that too often on SI ;). Cheers again to David for the nice big images and project info (which you can read more about on the right).
Our brief was to develop an identity for their touring exhibition ‘Lab Craft – Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft’ – an event programme jointly curated by the Crafts Council and Max Fraser (design journalist and author). Lab Craft showcases makers who employ cutting-edge digital technologies (such as rapid prototyping, laser cutting, laser scanning and digital printing) and explores the use of technology as an extension to the capabilities of the human hand.
In collaboration with Tomoko Azumi (t.n.a design studio) we designed a visual identity and the exhibition’s printed materials, we wanted a typeface that had a monospaced and stencil fill as we knew we were going to laser etch card and other materials we settled for Monosten A by COLOPHON. The paper we used was Fedrigoni papers (Woodstock Camoscio 80gsm and Symbol Freelife Raster 200gsm) these stocks had a great texture to them and helped reinforce the ‘craft’ feel.
We were excited about how the digital technologies could be used in the exhibition design itself how the rapid prototyping to produce a 3D Crafts Council logo could look and laser-engraving for the Lab Craft logo and captions the results really helped combine the work and exhibition graphics as a whole.
The designs shown here are reproduced courtesy of the Crafts Council and the photography is reproduced courtesy of Sophie Mutevelian.
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