Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Anthony Burrill Prints

An exhibition of work developed by Burrill from a six day workshop held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kemistry Gallery, London (2012) 

I'm always looking for great typography prints and recently discovered British artist Anthony Burrill's wonderfully short, but poignant art. His "Work Hard and Be Nice To People" piece really resonated with me - it's the perfect mantra to look at every morning before I start my day. 

Work Hard And Be Nice To People, woodblock poster signed in pencil, $62, 

A graphic artist, printmaker and designer, Burrill's work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert museum in London and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. He recently curated an exhibition entitled Made In L.A. in London and some of his clients include Wallpaper magazine and The Economist. All of his prints are made using traditional woodblock techniques. 

Woodblocking for one of Burrill's pieces. 

You Know More Than You Think You Do, woodblock poster signed in pencil, $62, 

Think Of Your Own Ideas, woodblock poster signed in pencil, $62, 

In 2010, Burrill designed a poster to help raise money for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana after the Gulf of Mexico disaster. He also made a video entitled "Oil and Water Do Not Mix" to show the print-making process (he actually used oil from the spill!!). Check it out here:

Every Day Beautiful, woodblock poster signed in pencil, $62, 

I'd also suggest you start following him on Instagram for a daily dose of beautiful photographs of his travels and his work. 

1 comment:

Erin said...

Ah! I love it. I'm a sucker for bold typography as it is, but that "Think of your own ideas" poster is just so poignant for me right now. I'm going to tack that to my desk at home for when I get stuck in a writing rut. Thank you for the introduction! xo

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