This week there was great excitement after London’s Kemistry Gallery announced details of a raft of upcoming shows. Much attention was (rightly) lavished on the celebration of Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser’s collaborations as Pushpin Studio scheduled for September, but before that there’s another exhibition which really caught our eye.
Adrian Johnson is one of the most respected graphic artists working today, with a client list including the likes of Paul Smith, Adidas, Monocle and The New York Times. His newest personal work Basilicas is a series of prints celebrating the form and function of the classic cameras of yesteryear from iconic manufacturers such as Leica, Hasslebad and Polaroid.
Not only does Adrian want to celebrate the overlooked aesthetic charms of these objects, he also wants to draw parallels between the architectural and design facets of cameras and cathedrals, and the in-the-moment experiential qualities of religious buildings and photography.
The bold colour palette and exquisite craftsmanship is sure to appeal to those with graphic, photographic and/or nostalgic tendencies.
Adrian Johnson: Basilicas runs July 25 until July 27 at Kemistry Gallery.
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