Designer and illustrator Anthony Burrill was invited to lead a six day workshop in São Paulo, Brazil, focusing on how to say the most with the least. '"Belong to where you are" is one of the key statements from the series,' says Burrill
The workshop was organised by Mesa&Cadeira, a local company specialising in creative workshops. Pictured are photographs from the workshop week in São Paulo
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 results are now installed in London's Kemistry Gallery
Installation view of the screen-print posters created during the workshop
Installation view of a TV monitor showing a film from the workshop
Installation view at Kemistry Gallery
The exterior of the Kemistry Gallery
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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.
'How to say the most with the least', runs from 5-28 July 2012
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