Opening this week: Fit


Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design will host an exhibition of posters inspired by the London 2012 Games.

With a mission to highlight the creativity and innovation of the UK’s graphic design sector, the show brings together the richest possible talent pool – by invitation only.

Housed in the Lethaby Gallery CSM at CSM’s new King’s Cross site from 29 June to 9 September, the exhibition is ideally located at one of the capital’s busiest Olympic hubs, and fits naturally with the College’s global reputation for innovation and excellence.

The group show, which is co-curated by Vaughan Oliver and Jonathan Barnbrook, aims to fly the flag for UK graphic design.

Key British practitioners of graphic design have accepted invitations to create posters that communicate the positive message of the Olympics, contributors are: Ian Anderson, Phil Baines, Jonathan Barnbrook, Bibliotheque, Neville Brody, Catherine Dixon, Fuel, Graphic Thought Facility, Angus Hyland, Alan Kitching, Jeremy Leslie, Domenic Lippa, Morag Myerscough, Vaughan Oliver, David Pearson, Michael C Place, Jake Tilson, Tomato, Why Not Associates, Matt Willey, Marina Willer, Graham Wood and Michael Worthington

Said Vaughan Oliver: “We feel that our hugely talented graphic design community isn’t being fully represented at London 2012 and this is a point of topical concern amongst our peers.”

Added Jonathan Barnbrook: “An opportunity to highlight the UK’s depth of talent has so far been overlooked. A chance has also been missed to show the important role graphic design can play in crystallising the spirit of this kind of globally observed event in visual terms.”

Full details of the show:
Fit, London 2012 Inspired Posters by Contemporary British-based Graphic Designers
Lethaby Gallery, Kings Cross, Monday 2 July – Monday 9 July
Window galleries, Kings Cross, Friday 29 June – Thursday 30 August

No Guts No Glory by Morag Myerscough

Velodrome by Barnbrook

New Gold Dream by Vaughan Oliver