There are many great films which whatever they purport to be about, are actually about co-operation. Cool Runnings? Co-operation. Independence Day? Co-operation. Reservoir Dogs? Well you get the idea, and the Third Annual Mill Co. Exhibition is further proof that co-operation is a belting theme for creatives.
Spread throughout the organisation’s impressive new east London space The Mill Co. Project, the show takes in graphic design, photography, illustration, film, photography and sculpture with some really top-notch work on display.
Both Eleanor Marechal’s handsome visualisations of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City principles and Florence Boyd’s darker dog-based illustration tackle urban spaces in interesting ways while the wonderfully titled sorryimworking’s Instagram photographs capture co-operation of the natural and manmade worlds.
Rhiannon Adam showcases both a beautiful illustration of a flock of swallows and a photo documentation of some of the key buildings in the history of the co-operative movement and there’s a host of great prints from the likes of Tom Frost, Claire Scully, Toby Stevens and David Hazell.
The show, which runs until November 23, is in association with The Co-operative, so it’s eye candy with a social conscience. Yes please…
- Brooklyn-based Jyan Ku’s naive pastel works are oddly charming
- Jules de Balincourt’s vivid paintings of public spaces play with reality
- Harry Israelson photographs a renaissance fair in sunny California
- Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa designs the inaugural issue of YES & NO Magazine
- Introducing graphic designer Moonsick Gang
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again