Art on Paper since 1885

published in: Graphics, Exhibitions, Art By Ricardo Hernandez, 21 June 2010

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Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Visual communication has long been the threshold between people and artist.  Whether it is an image or words, the impact and weight both carry when constructed carefully have proven to not only drive an individual to making a purchase but also has shown how it can revolutionize a movement.

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Over the last several centuries, we have witnessed the immense power paper has had in our society. This Chinese invention, attributed to Ts'ai Lun, has impacted the way we communicate and express our ideas. Although written language has been the center of civilization and utilized for record keeping, it is paper and the printing press that have opened up the floodgates to centuries of intellectual exploration, the dissemination of information and graphic innovations. 

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

GFSmith, one of the most respected and unique paper companies worldwide, has invited a selected few individuals in the creative world to join them at an exclusive event at 33 Portland Place in London. Within this remarkable eighteenth century London town house lies a collection like no other.  Held between 7th to 11th June, the private viewing of this exhibition shows the proliferation of the graphic and visual arts done on paper since 1885 with some of the most respected names in creative history.

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

For those avid designers, close your eyes for a second and imagine yourself seeing the works of Sir Peter Blake, Saul Bass, Peter Saville, Paul Rand, Milton Glaser and Rankin within a few inches from you, originals on paper.  A great event to mingle with history, friends and our most valued mentors in the creative world.  A rare chance to study this visual story of extraordinary design and marketing innovation.

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

Image Courtesy of GFSmith

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