We auctioned off each of the large format prints featured at our launch event and exhibition, with all proceeds going to the London College of Communication. This auction closed at the end of October 2016, thank you to all those who took part.
The unsigned standard version of Build Studio's print is however still available to buy here
Build founder Michael Place is inspired in equal parts by music and design. The Build studio specialises in creating visual identities through art direction, graphic design, image making, moving image and typography. Clients include Virgin America, Nike and made.com.
“I really enjoy the work of the American artist Christopher Wool and took inspiration from his large scale typographic paintings. I wanted the business cards and postcard to be super simple. The information side being very clear, whilst the other side being bigger and bolder. The ‘HI’ is intended to be super approachable, not formal in any way. The posters are much more expressive and are a vent for my recent frustrations over the Brexit result and my thoughts on the government in general. For me design is a vehicle for expression, and not about everything being pristine and pretty. ”
Read more from the Build interview here
London College of Communication
Strut and Fibre are supporting young print design talent by working with London College of Communication. The proceeds from this auction will mean more graduates can access LCC’s unique print facilities after completing their courses. It will help LCC open their print workshops at the weekend and in the evenings, giving graduates who want to continue developing their print practise a chance they couldn’t otherwise afford.
LCC’s letterpress workshop holds one of the UK’s largest collections of lead and wood type, while the print making workshop includes screen printing, etching, solar plate, collograph, embossing, lino cut, photo lithography and much more. Equipment from the 1880s combines with cutting edge technology, all guided by expert technicians. Increased weekend and evening opening means a diverse range of LCC graduate print makers can use these facilities, without compromising work or caring responsibilities.