PRLog - March 27, 2008 - Didsbury’s Slug & Lettuce bar is to play host to a showcase of limited edition artwork by leading contemporary artists such as 1Miles Donovan, 2Natsko Seki and 3Johanna Basford. All the pieces on display are available for purchase and have been created, often exclusively, for Design Supremo (http://www.designsupremo.com)
Ben, Design Supremo & Adele,Slug & Lettuce with 'Love Will Tear Us Apart Again'
Typical of the high standard met by the 12 pieces on display is ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart Again’. This is an intricate and fascinating typographical poster by 4Peter Crnokrak offering a visually stunning representation of the 85+ recorded cover versions of Manchester band Joy Division's anthem 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.
There’s also DIY Design by Ben Dodgson, Managing Director of Design Supremo, which allows anyone to create their own unique piece of artwork about the things they love and hate. It consists of a set of Love/Hate blank prints plus a huge selection of transferable words produced exclusively by Letraset.
The artwork will be on show at the Slug & Lettuce bar on Wilmslow Road from 18th March for a limited period. Purchases can be made at www.designsupremo.com where there are also further details about the artists and their artwork.
Ben Dodgson commented, “Design Supremo is a creative collective, a group of carefully selected designers providing a constantly evolving collection of innovative and contemporary design, illustration and photography. Our products appeal to those who look for high quality, unique design and a touch of exclusivity”
Adele Dunn, Manager of Slug & Lettuce, Didsbury added “We’ve always done our bit for supporting local artists and have successfully showcased a range of original artwork in the bar over the years. We were looking to highlight new work after our resident artist moved from the area and Design Supremo ticked all the boxes in terms of offering artwork with the quality and uniqueness that our clients want”.
Artwork for sale includes:
Airport by – by Natsko Seki £95.00
CMYK Boy – by Miles Donovan £95.00
CMYK Girl – by Miles Donovan £95.00
Dinner Is Served – by Ben Dodgson £12.00
Falling in Love Poster – by Karpa™ £40.00
Hi Honey I'm Home ¬ – by Ben Dodgson £12.00
Killer Nanas – by Bishbo + Pulco Mayo £30.00
Love Will Tear Us Apart... – by Peter Crnokrak – £70.00
Neighbour –by Natsko Seki £95.00
ROYGBIV:Orange – by Miles Donovan £95.00
Ornathology – by Johanna Basford £70.00
DIY Design: Love / Hate – by Ben Dodgson £65.00
For further information, including Images of the wall art, contact
35 Serpentine Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4PE
Tel & Fax: 01539 734710
1: Miles Donovan is a London based Illustrator. His work has been used internationally for both editorial and advertising clients including The New York Times, The Observer, Billboard and Creative Review. Miles has also worked on design, art direction and animation projects for The BBC, Nike, Channel Four, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Diesel, and The Victoria & Albert Museum.
2: Natsko Seki, a Japanese artist living in London working as an illustrator, animator and graphic designer. Natsko's distinctive collage-style technique beautifully combines cut-out images and illustration to produce pieces that are witty, charming and uplifting. Since graduating from St. Martins College in London and gaining a BA in Illustration from the University of Brighton, Natsko's talents have been in demand by clients as diverse as Muji and the London Fire Brigade, as well as featuring in the pages of The Guardian and the New York Times.
3: The sublimely talented Johanna Basford has received much acclaim since her work was put on show in DKNY on Bond Street during their 2005 New Designers Showcase. Currently designing textiles and wallpapers for companies such as Heal's, Johanna's hand printed and limited edition work has featured recently in Elle Decoration, Homes and Interiors Scotland, Design Week, IDFX, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent and many other publications.
4: Peter Crnokrak is an internationally renowned graphic artist who has worked as a Senior Designer at The Apartment in New York and produced remarkable work for clients as diverse as MTV and Cinéma du Parc in Montréal.
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About Design Supremo:
Design Supremo, managed by Ben Dodgson from his base in the Lake District, grew from a desire for a creative outlet without corporate restraints. With an enviable list of contributors, Design Supremo’s constantly evolving collection of innovative contemporary design, illustration and photography has become a focal point for original objects of desire for individuals and their homes.