Avid Wallpaper* readers will know that British designer and illustrator Anthony Burrill is no stranger to our pages. In fact, he has twice shouted his witty typographic messages from our cover - see our Work Special (W*111) and our forthcoming Handmade issue. So we couldn't resist a look at his latest project at London's Kemistry Gallery.
Titled ‘How to say the most with least’, the exhibition features the fruits of a six-day workshop led by Burrill in São Paulo earlier this year. ‘It was inspiring to travel half way across the world to meet people who shared my values,’ he says.
Organised by Mesa&Cadeira, a local company specialising in creative workshops, the course was attended by 12 designers, writers and art directors who were given the simple brief of producing a collection of phrases that best expressed their individual life philosophies.
The result is a text installation featuring work that blends Burrill’s up-beat influence with a touch of Brazilian street typography vernacular. With slogans like 'The more I look back, the more I see miracles' and 'Belong to where you are', the works are a powerful bunch.