100 Years of Graphic Design | Kemistry Gallery

Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design at Protein Studios in London closes it's doors on Sunday.

In the first pop-up incarnation of the legendary design gallery since it was forced out of its Shoreditch home in December 2014, Kemistry Gallery directors Graham McCallum and Ricky Churchill have curated a sprawling homage to graphic design.

Ranging from 1914 to the present day, the exhibition is a unique Kemistry-curated retrospective of some of the most iconic and exciting moments in graphic design history.

Featured artists include: Alan Fletcher, Fredun Shapur, Hans Hillman, Ken Garland, Lou Dorfsman, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, Saul Bass, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Geoff McFetridge, Parra, Rob Lowe, Ryan Todd, Stefan Glerum, Zero Per Zero, Experimental Jetset, Geneviève Gauckler, plus anonymous works from important private collections of classic design images including Polish cinema posters of the 1960s and the propaganda images of the Latin American radicals OSPAAL.

For ten years London’s Kemistry Gallery has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge graphic design, supporting and showcasing the brightest emerging talents (including Parra, UVA, Ben Eine and Yoni Alter) and classic masters (from Saul Bass and Ken Garland to Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast) alike.

About Kemistry Gallery

Kemistry Gallery is committed not only to finding a new permanent space, but to transforming itself into a new National Centre for Graphic Design. Supported by an initial grant of £15,000 from Arts Council England, and by over 500 supporters who pledged a total in excess of £16,000 through Kickstarter, the gallery will maintain a programme of exhibitions, publications, pop-up projects and fundraising activities to support the UK’s graphic design community, and secure Kemistry Gallery’s long-term future as the only institution dedicated solely to promoting, exhibiting and celebrating this vital art form.


Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Art, Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY. Show runs 7 March – 15 March, open daily 10am – 6pm.



Posted on Mar 13th, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

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