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Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

Contributed by Connor Davenport on May 23rd, 2016. Artwork published in .
    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.

    Pentagram:

    For over five decades, the Rolling Stones have continually reinvented themselves as musicians, performers and cultural icons, transforming music, art, fashion and popular culture in the process. This incredible legacy is explored in Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, the major exhibition that recently opened at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Pentagram’s Abbott Miller and William Russell have collaborated on the design of the exhibition, which is produced, originated and conceptualised by Tony Cochrane and Thea Jeanes-Cochrane of IEC Exhibitions and curated by Ileen Gallagher. As part of the project, Miller and his team have also designed Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, the book that accompanies the show.

    The book’s primary typography is in Berton Hasebe’s Druk “which is [also] used in the exhibition graphics and helps create a context for the band’s late 1960s origins.” The body copy appears to be set in Henrik Kubel’s A2 Typewriter.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The opening title page spread pictures crates from one of the band’s tours.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Text from interviews conducted with the band.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Opening spread of a section about Edith Grove, the band’s first flat in Chelsea. The apartment is recreated in the exhibition.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Recording section opener.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Text from interviews conducted with collaborators worked with the band.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Tape boxes from the original recording sessions.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Handwritten lyrics in a section about songwriting.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mick Jagger’s 1963 Gibson Hummingbird guitar.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A quote from Keith Richards accompanies one of his guitars from c. 1971.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Fashion designer John Varvatos writes on the Stones as enduring fashion icons.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Tartan suits worn by Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger, c. 1966.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Looks worn by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, c. 1973–1974.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Athletic look worn by Mick Jagger on the 1982 European Tour.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    John Pasche on designing the iconic Tongue and Lip Design logo.

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.pentagram.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    In the exhibition

    The cover layers the iconic Stones symbol in a traffic stripe pattern, a reference to the traveling exhibition.
    Source: http://www.stonesexhibitionism.com Copyright © 2016 Pentagram Design. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail from the exhibition graphics.

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    • Druk Text
    • A2 Typewriter

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    2 Comments on “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

    1. Matt Steel says:
      May 25th, 2016  2:09 am

      I think that’s actually A2 Typewriter, not Pitch. Pitch sets a lot wider and is a true monospaced face.

    2. May 25th, 2016  6:11 am

      Thanks, Matt! I’ve changed the credits.

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