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’A l’affiche’

From 7 June 2013 to 6 July 2013

‘I consider my posters as I would a painting. It is an image to give to the street – nobody is waiting for it, nobody needs it. Posters must fight, and win the attention of the passer by’ — Philippe Apeloig

Influenced by the poster design culture of France, and the work of Philippe Apeloig in particular, this exhibition, by a group of final year graphic design students, and their tutor from Edinburgh Napier University, explores the territories between graphic design and art.

They ask – can the graphic cultures of France inspire us to create a new graphic culture for Scotland?

This exhibition of large scale posters, curated in the style of Galerie Anatome in Paris, graphically reimagines history, culture and society, using typography and composition to create thought provoking graphic forms and visual language.

This exhibition is the first stage in a multi layered project initiated by the BDes(Hons) Graphic Design programme at Edinburgh Napier University. Many students have the opportunity to study for a Trimester at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, and are taught by celebrated French poster designers.

This project aims at exploring a new graphic culture for Scotland through collaborative practice with French colleagues.

From 7 June to 6 July 2013
Mon - Fri : 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
Sat: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Admission free

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