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Poster - The London Poster Project

The London Poster Project

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    London Design Festival (commissioned by)
    Pentagram Design Ltd (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The London Design Festival

  • Museum number:

    E.381-2011

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 82, box ABOVE

As part of the 2009 London Design Festival, Domenic Lippa at Pentagram worked with the Festival's Chairman, Sir John Sorrell in curating the London Poster Project. This exhibition was formed of twenty posters created by the UK's most renowned graphic designers. Each artist was asked to produce a poster that 'celebrates London as the creative capital of the world'. They were restricted to a palette of red and black and each silkscreened poster was produced in a limited edition of 100. The exhibition drew on the notion that the poster is one of the oldest and still one of the most powerful forms of graphic communication. The posters were displayed at the V&A during the London Design Festival in 2009.

Physical description

Poster depicting the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus in London. A large red heart is in the sky above the figure, with the title lettered in handwriting style below.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

2009 (made)

Artist/maker

London Design Festival (commissioned by)
Pentagram Design Ltd (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster

Marks and inscriptions

Designed by Angus Hyland, Pentagram. One of a series of twenty limited edition designs commissioned for the 2009 London Design Festival. © Pentagram 2009.
Lettered in red on the white border, bottom left

Dimensions

Height: 91 cm, Width: 64 cm

Descriptive line

Poster by Angus Hyland at Pentagram entitled 'Eros alive, Piccadilly Circus, London Town', commissioned for the 2009 London Design Festival. Great Britain, 2009.

Production Note

One of a series of twenty limited edition designs commissioned for the 2009 London Design Festival

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Statues; Hearts; Design; Wings; Graphic; Angels; Sky; Public art

Categories

Posters

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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