Saturday, 8 October 2011

Pack Rat by Crispin Finn Exhibition

Pack Rat exhibition by Crispin Finn

Last Friday we had the preview of Crispin Finn's new exhibition at Soma, 'Pack Rat'.

The term Pack Rat refers to people who engage in the excessive acquisition of possessions, even if the items are worthless.

For their 'Pack Rat' show they've created a set of prints in their trade mark red, white and blue based on their fascination with collecting inspired from items within their archive. These prints aim to make the ephemeral momentarily more permanent, examine the beauty of vernacular design and draw to attention how the everyday is worthy of wall space.

Pack Rat exhibition by Crispin Finn

Alongside the prints they are showing t-shirts, notepads, greeting cards and other items designed by them, all in red, white and blue!

Pack Rat exhibition by Crispin Finn

Pack Rat exhibition by Crispin Finn

Crispin Finn is a small, London based design partnership. Founded and run by Anna Fidalgo - a graphic designer and Roger Kelly - a fine artist, their shared love of screenprinting, stationery and vernacular design inspired them to collaborate and develop their trademark style.

Working predominantly in red, white and blue, a restriction they initially set themselves in order to hand produce simple and affordable designs, the colour scheme has become part of the Crispin Finn identity.

Pack Rat exhibition by Crispin Finn

The exhibition runs until 13th November.

View more photos of the exhibition here

View prints from the exhibition plus other items by Crispin Finn here

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