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60 WTF Typeface designs! Nick Garrett London Sign-Writer

July 22, 2014
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60 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design

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A New Signwriter’s Font from Nick Garrett

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NGS has started restoring a collection of fonts that I have personally worked with over the past 36 years as a serious Signsmith (www.nickgarrettsignwriter.com).  These include a restored version of Johnston, a Standard writer’s extended bold block and a classic honours board Roman.
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First off the board is the Johnston restored version here.
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Below you’ll find over 60 first-class typefaces for corporate design. Please notice that they are not free; however, we’ve focused on typefaces which are definitely worth spending money on. So which typefaces are “bulletproof”? What fonts can be used effectively in almost every Corporate Design? And what are the options for unique, but still incredibly beautiful typefaces? Let’s find out.

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Understanding editions: Remi Rough

July 22, 2014
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an article by Nick Garrett

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Above: the Megaro Hotel, Kings Cross London

Remi Rough’s work stands apart from many new era artists as it transits between truly massive global murals, sculpture and small bench editions with mesmerising ease.

These pieces appear slick and clean but it has been a practice built around dedication and hard work.  The result is no doubt an art that expresses pure sophistication on first glance yet keen reflective introspection thereafter.

And for many, that reflective quality allows an entry into the rather smooth world of Rough, coloured by difference, movement energy and change.  For these are portraits of change… visual transcripts of the fleeting precious moment worthy of the share.

Is there some major life even that the artist inwardly refers to that drives him to value the moment so?

Few are able to render works of such complex ideas and shattered sensualities with such a clarified, pure signature: Kline, Serra and perhaps Mondrian form a short queue.

How does he stand today in the global artscene?

A huge interest is amassing around this prolific artist and according to a great swathe of following it is not solely a matter of if but of just how big.

As an investment piece the writing is on the wall… go hard!!

But surpassing that is where owning a Rough art work and his own values lie: a Remi Rough on your wall is an investment in your personal space, family and passion for great art.

From my own experience the effect is like opening the interior onto an amazing energizing colour field, such is the architectural geist of his mark-making.

Remi Rough in Africa

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<p>So tomorrow night my inaugural exhibition at the new SozeGallery WestHollywood space opens.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>I hope to see all my LA friends there…<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Beats are being supplied by the legendary Augustine Kofie so see ya there… x</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Soze Gallery<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
935 N. Fairfax Ave<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Tel: 323.366.2734<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Toowee@sozegallery.com</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Neon Neon artwork on wood by Remi Rough will be exhibited at soze gallery in Los Angeles

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Overrate- art in progress, graffiti on which Remi Rough is working for his 'Further Adventures in Abstraction' exhibition

“Remi Rough has been making images for more than a quarter of a century. His art began on walls and trains in South London in 1984; today it has been exhibited in cities such as Miami, Newcastle, Berlin (London ed NG) and New York. A respected train writer, Remi has also played a significant part in the development of ‘abstract graffiti’, a term that seems far too clinical to describe the accomplishments of his work, which has always been about the interplay of colour and shape.

His colour palette –and it seems to include an infinite range of shades and combinations – is worked out through deceptively simple arrangements of lines and angles that bring colours into unexpected encounters with each other. Much of this has been done on canvasses large and small, bringing the movement and style of train writing, condensed to its essential ingredients of line and colour, into the space of the gallery. And as part of the collective Agents of Change, Remi has also been re-imagining public spaces, whether in an abandoned ‘ghost village’ in Scotland, now transformed into a massive outdoor gallery, or on the exterior of the Megaro Hotel in the centre of London, offering passersby the sight of a new and dramatic mural five storeys high.

While Remi’s art has always been about creating dimension within the depths of a canvas or a wall, his new works have taken that idea in an exciting new direction, by transforming a three dimensional object such as a skull through the application of paint and by extracting complex shapes from the flat canvas into sculptural forms. The interplay of line and colour on Remi’s canvasses speak to his fascination with artists such as Kazimir Malevich; these new works point to a dialogue with shape and space, following sculptors such as Richard Serra. And to me that makes perfect sense, for who is better placed to understand the interplay of colour, form and line than an artist with the kind of history that shapes Remi’s work – a history that begins with trains moving through the city and that weaves together gallery, graffiti and the architecture of the city.
When we look at Remi’s images today, we think about the spaces around us, whether in a gallery or a city street, and we lose ourselves in the sheer pleasure that he offers us through the geometry of colour.”

 

Professor Alison Young in his The Geometry of Colour.

 

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More works

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Is a David Hockney etching a hot investment?

July 22, 2014

Is a David Hockney etching a good investment?

147 of the artist’s works are coming up for auction shortly

Instant expert

DAVID Hockney (born 1937) is one of the most successful living British artists and is in the news again with a show at the Royal Academy in London. As you might expect, art by Hockney is found in collections and galleries across the world.

Basics

COMING up for auction shortly are 147 works on paper including etchings, lithographs, drawings and photographs by Hockney. The sale spans more than 40 years of the artist’s career and includes works which reflect his various incarnations.

How much?

THE Hockney On Paper sale will take place at Christie’s South Kensington this Friday. It might be a good time to acquire a piece as some estimates of notable works are put as “low” as £6,000 or so. A drawing depicting his recollection of the day the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 called Viareggio has an estimate of £12,000 to £18,000. A complete set of 16 etchings of A Rake’s Progress have an ettimate of £150,000 to £200,000. In total, the sale is expected to realise in excess of £1million.

Real deal

HOCKNEY, perhaps best known for his paintings of swimming pools, left England for Los Angeles at the height of his fame and found a new level of painting in America. His Beverly Hills Housewife (which depicts his friend and art patron Betty Freeman standing on the patio of her home), was painted between 1966 and 1967 and is one of the most important works he produced. This sold for an amazing £5,281,667 at Christie’s New York a few years back.

http://www.mirror.co.u

Understanding editions:  Toulouse-Lautrec Amazone et Tonneau

Price Realized

  • £19,200
  • ($37,690)

Estimate

  • £10,000 – £15,000
  • ($19,630 – $29,445)

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Understanding editions: Toulouse-Lautrec Amazone et Tonneau

July 21, 2014

Price Realized

  • £19,200
  • ($37,690)

Estimate

  • £10,000 – £15,000
  • ($19,630 – $29,445)

Sale Information

BUY CATALOGUE

About The Lovely Gallery – coming up

July 19, 2014

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Kudos Lovely Gallery Sydenham

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 Sydenham arts festival 2014 Since the first post artist and teacher Anna Lovely has been in full fast forward mode with a new mixed show for the Summer hand in hand with the Sydenham Arts festival. Contact Anna  +44 (0) 203 686 1328Life Class Flyer   .

Life Drawing Classes at the Lovely Gallery have become a regular event and the group is growing from strength to strength, with full day classes, summer garden lunch and Anna in the studio for guidance. BonnieGallery hire is a new option for artists and groups who are keen to show.  Anna will preview work and talk through the gallery opportunities.

NGS FlyerThe London Signsmiths hold regular workshops and advance the revival of hand crafted London lettering with leading London sign writers, Nick Garrett and Tobi Newbigin of NGS sharing all the secrets on the day.  

Next Signsmith event August 2-3 2014

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Life Drawing and Painting with Anna Lovely – The Lovely Gallery London

July 19, 2014

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Life Drawing in London!

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All welcome any level … enjoy the class with one of the finest UK life painters.

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Life Class at the Sydenham art festival

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Call us on 0044 20 3686 1328

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Anna Lovely Gallery at Sydenham arts festival 2014

July 19, 2014

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Anna Lovely Gallery at Sydenham arts festival 2014

Originally posted on Fine Art Painter Nicholas John Garrett:

Sydenham arts festival 2014

Since the first post artist and teacher Anna Lovely has been in full fast forward mode with with a new mixed show for the Summer hand in hand with the Sydenham Arts festival.

Life Drawing Classes at the Lovely Gallery have become a regular event and the group is growing from strength to strength with full day drawing and Anna in the studio for guidance.

The London Signsmiths hold regular workshops and advance the revival of hand crafted London lettering with Nick Garrett and Tobi Newbigin sharing all the secrets on the day.  Next event August 2-3 2014.

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