New pop-up show celebrates 100 years of graphic design

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The pop-up show celebrates 100 years of graphic design

We told you last October (opens in new tab) how East-London Kemistry Gallery (opens in new tab) has committed to becoming the UK's first public gallery dedicated to exploring the history and future of graphic design.

They're still seeking premises for that, but in the meantime, tomorrow they're opening a major pop-up exhibition ‘Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design’ at Shoreditch’s Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY.

David Pearson's cover for George Orwell's 1984

David Pearson's cover for George Orwell's 1984

'Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design' is both a retrospective of the first decade of Kemistry exhibitions, and a Kemistry-curated tour of a century of design art. It has been funded through a £15,000 commitment from Arts Council England and over £16,000 pledged by nearly 600 supporters on Kickstarter.

There will also be a series of three talks on design history and practice, involving some of the leading current practitioners and experts in the field. The exhibition will be open from tomorrow until 15 March from 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri, and 10am-5pm Sat-Sun.

Anthony Burrill

Anthony Burrill

Eine Extortion

Eine Extortion

Jean Jullien

Jean Jullien

Max Gill

Max Gill

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

OSPAAAL

OSPAAAL

Sanderson Bob

Sanderson Bob

Unattributed poster

Unattributed poster: "Where is the General?"

You can find full details of the show at the Kemistry Gallery website (opens in new tab).

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.