Following the success of the first, we are inviting you to join us and take part in the second instalment of the Camberwell Press pub quiz, with categories such as: Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative mental knowledge.
Camberwell Press has been invited to display a range of recently produced publications at the Fresh Prints exhibition – Showroom, University of the Arts London. Please join us at the Private View on Wednesday the 1st of May to discuss and see what we have been working on.
Fresh Prints: explores the richness and diversity of the printed medium – from letterpress to 3D printing, from magazine publishing to surface design. The works in this exhibition, by UAL students, alumni and staff, employ both classic techniques and new technologies, celebrating the enduring appeal, and relevance, of print. Fresh Prints offers you the opportunity to either buy the works on show or commission or hire the people that make them. Visit the exhibitors’ online shops, or contact them directly about a future project or employment opportunity.
Created by Brighten the Corners, 'I used to be a design student' is a new publication that looks at the fundamental change from studying design at university to establishing a career in the arts. The launch of the book opens at Camberwell College of Arts next Monday 18th February as the books content was inspired by a workshop Brighten the Corners led with Camberwell graphic design students.
Frank Philippin and Billy Kiosoglou met whilst studying graphic design and have worked together on Brighten the Corners since graduating from the Royal College of Art in London in 1999. Following the launch of the book Frank and Billy are to lead two workshops for the current Camberwell BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts to complete the full circle, returning to the source of inspiration for the project.
Six Degrees of Separation is an exhibition at Wimbledon Space that explores inter-connectivity in a variety of multi-disciplinary contemporary art practices. Camberwell Press have designed and published an accompanying booklet that involves all participating artists in a collaborative fiction about connectivity and separation, entitled S1X.
Opening text in the booklet, S1X:
'I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by six other people. Six Degrees of Separation between us and everyone else on the planet.'
Camberwell Press is pleased to present 'Let's Get Quizzical: Design Pub Quiz' at The Tiger, Camberwell Green, 26 February from 7.30pm. The evening will be brought to you with our special guest host Jim the Illustrator as the compere. There will be categories of Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative knowledge with picture rounds, font anagrams and multiple choices. Illustration and fine art print goodies to be won! Come down, drink beer, and compete.
Christmas E-Cards illustrated by Camberwell Press' in-house illustrators Charlotte Mei, Grace Helmer and Victoria Willmott. Cards were designed in response to the three strands of activity that Camberwell Press represent: Design, Publishing and Events.
Camberwell Press design team have created a E-Flyer for Wimbledon Space in aid of the upcoming exhibition entitled Head Room curated by Peter Farley. The exhibition investigates the human head in the context of performance and fine art; exploring the artist's, Jocelyn Herbet and Yolanda Sonnabend, preoccupation with the dramatic power of the human head.
971 Horses and 4 Zebras is an exhibition at Wimbledon Space of artists' films that focus on labour intensive animation techniques as part of contemporary practice. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of approach and style with 15 animation artists involved. A coinciding screening and panel discussion at Tate Modern Starr auditorium will take place on Thursday 29 November.
Camberwell Press published a fold out booklet designed by Work-Form for the exhibition that runs from 2 November to 9 December at Wimbledon Space.
Alt/Shift is a one day conference driven by university lecturers and design directors in creative industries who are challenged to examine the future of design education. Camberwell Press director Darryl Clifton is one of the speakers for the event. Discussions at Alt-Shift derive from topics that have come to the attention of design graduates, practioners and tutors; such as instigating the business like methods that have potential to coexist within a creative degree. As well as discussing the importance of communicating and building relationships in design industries with the emphasis on collaboration.
Visit Alt/Shift website to find more on the subjects for discussion and book your place. The conference takes place on Thursday 13 December at the LBi Event Space in London.
Accompaning the exhibition ' Triumph of the Will' at Camberwell Space, Paul O'Kane compiled text on the subject The Beauty of Failure which Camberwell Press published a small booklet designed by work-form.
Olympia, Leni Riefenstahl’s film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, is a masterpiece of cinematography that erotises the body beautiful and aestheticises perfection in a visual language still employed by the advertising industry today. It uses spectacle as a triumph of the ideal over labour. Yet the Olympics, by definition, were as much about failure as they were about success, where display conceals obsession, and where the repetition and pain required is sublimated into mesmeric entertainment. It is through the sheer Sisyphean pointlessness of this drama that such fallibilities become the subject of this exhibition. With comedy, pathos, and absurdity, something of the human is reinstated within the spectacle by these art works. In this respect, titling the exhibition after Riefenstahl’s more notorious film is not completely ironic, but rather, opens up a point of departure for small acts of resistance.
Existing in the top floor of Southbank Centre is The Poetry Library, a hermitage for poetry enthusiasts. Holding the most comprehensive and accesible collection of poetry from 1912, with an exhibition space featuring artists work that engage with the collection in the library.
Camberwell's BA Illustration tutor, Mary Kuper, exhibits at The Poetry Library with her enchanting figurative illustrations toying with the unconcious and concious state between words poets use. Mary chose to follow the words poetry, dame, pedigree, barnacle and allusion back to their origins depicting their role in the stories they are told in.
A great turn out at our private view for Whatever Next: a discourse on typography book and exhibition launch at the Kemistry Gallery. The exhibition runs on til the 20 October with limited editions of the book and prints to purchase. Many thanks to all contributors and visitors for making a great evening and spectacular event.
Established in 2004, Wimbledon Space works as an exhibition space deriving through research and practise within Wimbledon College Of Art with an emphasis on the specialisms taught at the college, namely Fine Art and Theatre Design. Commissioned to redesign the logo were our Camberwell Press designers who took simplicity and legibility into the key functions for the type. Set in a bold Avenir type face in all caps to perform as a modern, humanistic and legible form with a striking look. The logo has been precisely spaced to allow optimum legibility at multiple sizes functioning in black and white as well as colour.
Mokita's second illustration forum will explore 'The Sentimental Gene' in illustration, covering themes of presence, function, validity, and the role of 'sentimentality' as a medium in illustration. Mokita is founded by Camberwell Press director Darryl Clifton, sparking discussion and educating our illustration theories with leading practitioner speakers.
The idea of sentimentality in visual language is often viewed negatively, whether through the cult of kawaii (cute), character art, greetings cards, folk art or nostalgia, fantasy art, souvenirs, kitsch and even Hello Kitty. Yet these are all deeply rooted within culture, and have mass visual appeal, with ‘retro’ and ‘folk’ particularly emerging as recurring themes in many contemporary illustrators’ work.
Founded by Camberwell Press' creative director, James Edgar, Whatever Next: a discourse in typography is an exhibition and book launch pioneered from a series of in-conversations taken place in selected locations across London in June 2011. The discussions look at the life span of typography, how it has evolved in print, process and practise, furthermore, what direction it might hold for the future. Conversations were recorded and transcribed to devise the content of the book Whatever Next: a discourse on typography. Launch of the book takes place at Kemistry Gallery, EC2A 3PD on 4 October with an corresponding exhibition compiling of contributors visual response to the discussions.
Le Fil presents his debut solo show 'Pop Sculpture: The Filosophy of Making', which will bring the spectacle of pop music into the art gallery context. Camberwell Space will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary platform ready for a pop sculptural reinvention. 'Pop Sculpture' features new songs, ceramics and sculptures created by Le Fil during his art residency at Vanguard Court Studios in Peckham. It marks the transitional journey / pop pilgrimage from Brighouse boy into London's newest male pop performance artist.
Jiggling Atoms is an interdisplinary project fusing physics lectures with Camberwell illustrators to experiment the wonders of science and art as a combined medium. Devised by Camberwell Press' Natalie Kay Thatcher and co-curated by Rosie Eveleigh, Jennifer Crouch, Dr. Ben Still and Malte Oppermann, Jiggling Atoms comprises of an exhibition, science based workshops, and topical talks starting 1st to 7th October at The Rag Factory, 16 - 18 Heneage St, E1 5LJ.
Camberwell Space showcases Art on Fire, an exhibition to mark the Olympic Flame passing through Camberwell. UAL PhD artists and associates present an exhibition that considers fire in its ceremonial, ritualistic, metaphysical and symbolic aspects; as well as its physical, audio-visual and scientific representations. An artists’ residency relay will pass the torch of audience encounter across the three weeks; as practitioners work in the galleries, alongside the exhibits.
Camberwell Press have published a booklet that compiles texts provided by the artist in relation to the subject of Art on Fire to coincide with the exhibition.
Among Other Things
Fresh Prints: Camberwell Press has been invited to display a range of recently produced publications at the Fresh Prints exhibition – Showroom, University of the Arts London. Please join us at the Private View on Wednesday the 1st of May to discuss and see what we have been working on.
Let's Get Quizzical – Round 2: Following the success of the first, we are inviting you to join us and take part in the second instalment of the Camberwell Press pub quiz, with categories such as: Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative mental knowledge.
18 February 6pm - 9pm
Camberwell College of Arts
Book launch for I used to be a design student, created by Brighten the Corners, Frank Philipin and Billy Kiosoglou. The launch takes place at Camberwell College of Arts where the inspiration began after a workshop led by Brighten the Corners for the BA Graphic Design students, which looked at the relationship between their student work and their development into professional practice. Find out more about the book and event here.
13 December 2012 09.00 - 18.00
LBi Event Space
To find out more on the event visit the Alt/Shift website and join the discussion online.
4 October - 20 October 2012
Mokita 2: illustration Symposium
16 October 2012 10.00 - 17.00
Le Fil The Filosophy of Making
25 - 28 September 2012
Le Fil presents his debut solo show 'Pop Sculpture: The Filosophy of Making', which will bring the spectacle of pop music into the art gallery context. Camberwell Space will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary platform ready for a pop sculptural reinvention. 'Pop Sculpture' features new songs, ceramics and sculptures created by Le Fil during his art residency at Vanguard Court Studios in Peckham.
Writing on the Wall
14 March 2012
CCW Wilson Road
Into the Fold
24 February - 13 March 2012
Camberwell Press seeks to create and ideal and interactive studio within a public space for two and half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication formed from material generated with collaborators via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects.
Among Other Things
10 January - 10 Feburary 2012
Among Other Things brings together objects, video, sound and installation by four artists who question what it means to produce work through relational encounters with and between people.
onedotzero_adventures in motion
23 - 27 November 2011
2011 sees onedotzero celebrate 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion. Programmed in partnership with regular host venue BFI Southbank, this special anniversary will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.