Wow Factor: the eye-popping results of A Load of Jargon's printing workshops

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The Conran Shop is the home of considered, curated design, founded by Sir Terence Conran in 1974.

While the installations for A Load of Jargon continue to take over the windows of The Conran Shop, Chelsea – from the floor-to-ceiling “Big Idea” balloon to the “Going Viral” ping pong balls firing through the air – inside has also been a hive of activity.

Throughout the exhibition Hato Press and South East Print Studio have been running a series of printing workshops with the public, allowing them to explore the theme of the show in their individual creative ways.

Hato Press ran the Jargon Generator workshop, where visitors to the shop could make their own Risograph print. Each print-maker chose their favourite jargon from the five installations (for example Easy Win) and two shapes, which they used to design a composition to be scanned and Riso printed.

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Hato Press for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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Hato Press for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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Hato Press for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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Hato Press for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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Hato Press for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

South East Print Studio later ran the A–Z of Buzzwords workshop, exploring the type design behind It’s Nice That’s identity for the show. Each visitor chose their favourite letter from the identity, which uses the typeface Sporting Grotesque, and a paper colour, then screenprinted their own artwork.

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

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South East Print Studio for A Load of Jargon at The Conran Shop

The results of both are eye-poppingly colourful, playful and a great product of the show’s interactive side. For more chances to make your own print we still have two more workshops to come where South East Print Studio will experiment with other aspects of the world of Jargon.

Saturday 1 and 8 October – Screenprinting Drop-In Workshop
11am – 5pm
Join South East London Print Studio in-store to create a screenprint in the spirit of A Load of Jargon that you can customise and take home.

A Load of Jargon installations
The installations will be open to the public at The Conran Shop, Chelsea until 30 October.

Store Opening Hours:
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6.30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

All events are free and you can drop into the store at any time.

Location: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD

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