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 Supermundane's print is however still available to buy here
Supermundane is the alter ego of Rob Lowe (no relation), an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer, whose signature drawings have been published and exhibited all over the world. He has designed ground-breaking independent magazines, including children’s publication Anorak and award-winning food quarterly Fire & Knives.
“There isn’t really a big concept behind the piece but the starting point is a piece of work by Max Bill that I have on the wall of my flat. I took the shape central to this and worked off it until I had a composition I was happy with. I’m generally playing around with people’s ideas of perspective and how depth has a hierarchy that the brain tries to stick to; once you move away from things being where they are expected to be interesting effects happen.”
Read more from the Supermundane 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.