Think of any iconic image, your favourite album cover, book or magazine and the chances are it will feature in this exhibition.
Communicate charts the emergence of independent British graphic design over the last forty years. It examines graphic designs influence on contemporary culture, publishing and the music industry. Highlighting its use in protest, the ever-increasing significance of the web and the experimental work created by designers who aren’t compromised by working to a commercial client’s brief.
Featuring more than 600 exhibits from album covers for New Order and Primal Scream, identities for BBC 2 and Big Brother, Biba and Paul Smith, magazines including OZ and i-D, posters for CND and the Anti-Nazi League and web sites for The Guardian and Donnie Darko. Communicate celebrates the achievements of designers as diverse as Alan Fletcher, Ken Garland, Michael English, Barney Bubbles, Peter Saville, Neville Brody, The Designer's Republic, Tomato, Fuel, Intro and Hi-ReS!
Museum Fur Gestaltung, Switzerland
18 Mar - 7 May 06
British Council Asia Tour:
Guangzhou Museum of Art, China
29 Apr - 15 May 05
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, China
2 Jun -19 Jun 05
Chongqing Three Gorges Museum, China
29 Jul - 14 Aug 05
Millennium Monument- Beijing, China
16 Sep - 9 Oct 05
Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
16 Sep 04 - 23 Jan 05