British artist Fiona Banner explores the limits and possibilities of language in text-based drawings, sculptures and installations. Best known for her laborious, handwritten descriptions of war films and epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Banner has also used the art-historical genre of the nude to explore issues of violence, vulnerability and voyeurism; and has used sculptures of punctuation to investigate breakdowns and gaps in communication. – Excerpt from Artinfo interview, 2006.
I don’t know much about him, accept he uses silkscreen, lithography, etching, gouache, mixed media, pencil, marker, and ink, and his work is sweet. Site here.
This wonderful 24″x36″ 5-color screen-printed poster was designed by Tyler Stout, commissioned by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Great illustrations and nice details, printing by D&L Screenprinting in Seattle. Be sure to check out his Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China designs. Unfortunately all three sold out.
YWFT are curating a poster gallery at typecon again this year. They are looking for your best poster work that has excellent usage of type on it. It can be the main focus, or minor. They will be displaying the best submissions and the poster show will most likely travel, like the last one did. There unfortunately doesn’t seem to be any prizes but it sure is good exposure.
Steve Harrington sent over an email today letting us know that SixPack France are hosting a traveling exhibition of his new work entitled “Our Mountain.” It kicks off June 5th in Paris, and will tour through Berlin, Barcelona, and Milan. In case you can’t make it, check out Steve’s first solo book commemorating the show. Day-by-day photo blog of the tour may also be found here.