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Whitechapel Art Gallery

Contributed by Steve O Connell on Jan 6th, 2016. Artwork published in
circa 1970
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    Agam Lifshitz Zaritzsky, poster, 1970
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Agam Lifshitz Zaritzsky, poster, 1970

    Richard Hollis:

    Work for the Whitechapel Art Gallery began for the Director, Mark Glazebrook. Hollis introduced the German typeface Block, roughly contemporary with the original Gallery building. Only slowly did a coherent style emerge under a later Director, Nicholas Serota.

    The majority of posters were A3 and mailed with newssheets and invitation cards. The type was set so that as far as possible it was not interrupted by folds, and a new part of the message appeared as the sheet was opened out.

    Client: Whitechapel Art Gallery
    Date: 1970–1989

    Agam Lifshitz Zaritzsky, catalogue, 1970
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Agam Lifshitz Zaritzsky, catalogue, 1970

    Mario Merz
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mario Merz

    Whitechapel Art Gallery 4
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.
    David Bomberg
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    David Bomberg

    Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti – Exhibition guide, catalogue and poster, 1982

“The exhibition guide and poster were both printed using red and green: overprinted these gave a black, and accounts for the slightly strange look of the off-black reproductions. The catalogue was one of the last of the letterpress printing era.”
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti – Exhibition guide, catalogue and poster, 1982

    “The exhibition guide and poster were both printed using red and green: overprinted these gave a black, and accounts for the slightly strange look of the off-black reproductions. The catalogue was one of the last of the letterpress printing era.”

    Whitechapel Art Gallery 7
    Source: http://www.richardhollis.com Richard Hollis. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    2 Comments on “Whitechapel Art Gallery”

    1. Sep 27th, 2016  9:40 pm

      Hollis mentioned in a Type Radio interview that the Block type was pasted-up, one letter at a time.

    2. Blythwood says:
      Sep 15th, 2017  9:40 pm

      The use of text figures (h/t) is a little unexpected. 

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