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 Richard Hogg's print is however still available to buy here
Artist and designer Richard Hogg is quite the multi-tasker. In addition to his renowned design work, he makes video games - including Poto & Cabenga, Frobisher Says and the forthcoming Hohokum - and plays in a band.
“Ha ha. So when Dean from Strut and Fibre met me to tell me about this project he happened to mention Vaughn Oliver was possibly doing it and I told him about how Vaughn was one of my heroes growing up. I used to buy these tubes of 4AD posters that I think were intended for record shops to put in their windows or whatever, but my local shop Nervous Records, Hinckley, would sell them on to me and I would cover my bedroom wall in them, even the ones for bands I didn’t like (Sorry Cocteau Twins.) Over the years I have enjoyed loads of his work, I am a big Mountain Goats fan and I love the stuff he did for them. So I told Dean this and then later when he told me that the brief for this project was to choose a design hero I said, shit, I better do Mr Oliver then. And it feels weird and embarrassing and he is pretty much going to hate what I have done but, fuck it, I think it is healthy to put yourself out of your comfort zone like that. Working on it made me realise how different and incompatible my sensibility of an artist is from his. I think I am very uptight and methodical in the way I make images and he is an experimenter and has a very free playful approach that fascinates me but feels like it will always be out of my grasp because my brain is wired differently. I think the piece I have done has ended up as a kind of awkward but interesting exploration of those differences. And, it’s tough making an image that is a tribute to someone you admire, especially when you know they are going to see it! I tried to make an honest straightforward thing, I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. “
Read more from the Richard Hogg 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.