Thursday, 19 July 2012

Paul Catherall exhibition

If you are coming to London for the Olympics (or live here and haven't planned to escape the crowds) take a break from sport to focus on the design side the Games – as interpreted by the London printmaker Paul Catherall.

...Or at least in his newest work, below (more info further down this post). You may have seen Catherall's more familiar lino cuts of urban landmarks such as London's Oxo Tower and Battersea power station, or New York's Flatiron building and the Brooklyn Bridge... (the former are for sale year-round at the shops in the Southbank Centre). They have a very blocky, strong distinctive style about them which I love, but I really like the freer, scratchier-look Orbit, flyer image, below too, Catherall's take on the Anish Kapoor sculpture for the Olympic Park...

Above: Catherall's depiction of London's Southbank Centre.

The show is on near to one of the Olympic sites, in Greenwich, at the Paul Mcpherson Gallery and features limited edition prints of his commissions for the Southbank Centre, House of Commons, Google and Wallpaper* magazine, among others, as well as new work. Beats taking home some fluffy Wenlock and Mandeville mascots as souvenirs...

If you like Catherall's work, but can't afford one of the prints – check out his fantastic book cover illustrations (all listed on his website): prop a few of these face-forward around the house for a fraction of the cost (and you get a free book... kinda).



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