UkType and Wallpaper magazine joined forces for some graphic fun but most of all to support the St Bride Library, the world’s foremost printing and graphic arts library. They invited designers –anything from students to superstars– to participate in a design project. The brief was to use a familiar typeface in order to design a typographic tart card in an inviting and pervasive way (a tart card is a printed card which is used by London’s call girls to advertise their services in telephone booths). Tart cards are considered somehow part of a cult culture which has influenced the work of many mainstream artists such as Tom Phillips and Sex Pistols designer Ray and Nils Stevenson. The organizers wish to publish a book about the whole project and the profits will be donated to the St Bride Library.
The exhibition will take place at the KesselsKramer Venue, from the 22nd till the 29th of June.