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 Delight's print is however still available to buy here
Specialising in lifestyle brands, London-based Delight has been intimately involved with the genesis of Strut and Fibre. Delight imbues travel, fashion, food and living brands with energy and emotion, combining style and substance with identity and desirability to create powerful communications.
“For my design hero I chose Herb Lubalin who, among other great achievements, collaborated with John Pistilli to create the font Pistilli Roman. When we first established Delight, we were looking for a font that would really bring the meaning of the word ‘delight’ to life. At that time I’d been looking at the original pamphlet put out by Aaron Burns & Co. about Pistilli Roman and it felt like the perfect fit. Herb Lubalin described his approach to his work as Graphic Expressionism, a way of using design ‘to elicit an emotional response from the viewer’. At Delight we take the approach that the message dictates the style and aesthetic so its a philosophy that really resonates with me. Idea first and then design.”
Read more from the Delight 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.