Monday, 12 April 2010

Fifty years of graphic work (and play)


The second year illustrators were joined by a few third years to see the Alan Fletcher exhibition at the Cube Gallery in
Manchester when we visited on the last Friday before Easter. Although Fletcher practiced predominately as a graphic designer, there is a lot here for illustrators, in terms of wittycommunication, pared down visual language.

Timeless design and beautiful use of colour. Also evident was the collector/magpie aspect of Fletchers personality, whichresonated with the illustration students.


Described as ‘Britain’s best ever graphic designer’ by the Observer and ‘one of the giants of 20th Century design’ by the Guardian, CUBE Gallery is delighted to announce that a major retrospective of Britain’s most celebrated graphic designer is to be showcased in Manchester.

Alan Fletcher: Fifty years of graphic work (and play) will be opened on Thursday 21st January by Peter Saville, who worked with Fletcher at the legendary design practice, Pentagram.


‘Alan was ever-aware that what touched him had the potential to touch others. His open-minded panoramic view of the world always allowed him to see when something was good, regardless of its provenance’, Peter Saville, Creative Director, Manchester.


Alan Fletcher was the most prolific graphic designer of the 20th Century and his legacy continues to influence global trends in graphic design. This will be the first time that Manchester and beyond will see such a vast and important retrospective archive celebrating fifty years of the designer’s work (and play).










Admission £4 Concession £3.50




http://www.cube.org.uk/



CUBE

113 - 115 Portland Street

Manchester

M1 6DW


tel: +44 [0] 161 237 5525

fax: +44 [0] 161 236 5815

email: info@cube.org.uk




Opening Mon-Fri 12-5:30pm

Saturdays 12-5pm

Sundays closed

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