The Paradise of Individuality
5 September - 10 December 2011
Graphic Design and Artists’ Books
“…the paradise of individuality…”, George Santayana’s description of graphic design, is an exhibition of artists’ books celebrating the breadth and versatility of graphic design from hand-set type to hand-drawn zines, comic art and illustration. It includes complete facsimile prints of the hugely influential De Stijl journal, highlighting the typographic work of Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. They will be shown alongside artists’ publications from Nobrow Press and Ensixteen Editions, and book works by Andrew Morrison, Jane Kennelly, Michael Caine, Richard Long and Ian Hamilton Finlay.
The exhibition is a small sample of books from Leeds College of Art’s Special Collections in the Vernon Street Library.