Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Olaf Hajek - African Museum

The fabulous Olaf Hajek was recently commissioned to by the African Museum in Tervuren, Belgium, to produce this striking image. We love it, and hope you do to.

Olaf Hajek's elegant, figurative, colorful, textural work holds a strong sense of character and fine art sensibility, and he exhibits regularly in galleries all over the world. He has an impressive client list and has previously worked with the likes of Montblanc, Bloomberg, Pirelli and Rolling Stone Magazine to name just a few. Click here to see more of Olaf's work or just give us a call at Pocko HQ to find out more.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Adam Hayes and Music redraw Chester Zoo's identity

We are delighted to finally reveal the fantastic work Adam Hayes was recently commissioned to produce for Chester Zoo. Adam was briefed by Music (based in Manchester) to produce a new playful new hand-drawn typeface and logotype for the zoo, as well as a map and several stand-alone animal icons. You can read the full review (by Creative Review) here, or click here to see more of Adam's work.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Paul Bower: Come And Get It

On Wednesday 17th August, Sanderson will host the latest exhibition of graphic works by Paul Bower, curated and produced by Pocko. "Come And Get It" features a collection of screen and block prints by South London based artist. Here, Bower exhibits his favourite “lost, but not forgotten” song lyrics, and an array of instant, throw-away messages. His typographical posters play with the familiar and the recognisable in popular culture; twisting the meaning of words to amuse and confuse the audience.

Bower’s signature style balances between candyfloss characters, raw typography and razor-sharp wit. His technique is varied, but always packs a punch, using a range of lino-cut and screen prints, acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, paper-cuts, stenciling, and collage to create his pieces. In an age where media is saturated with overly-polished imagery, Paul Bower’s somewhat “unfinished” approach proves a breath of fresh air.
Come And Get It private with 17th August from 6-8 pm, and the exhibition will run until Wednesday 31st, 2011at the Art Space - Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Ben Newman: BBC Radio 4 "Life & Fate"

Ben Newman was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to design a poster for the upcoming dramatisation of Vasily Grossman’s epic novel “Life and Fate”. The idea behind Ben’s work was to convey that controversiality of the book during its time of print, that it was essentially ‘placed under arrest’. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Grossman’s extraordinary work is increasingly hailed as the most important Russian novel of the 20th century.

Ben Sandler + Le Creative Sweatshop for Orange

Photographer Ben Sandler and craftwork geniuses Le Creative Sweatshop have teamed up once again to create this stunning campaign for Orange. In a world where aesthetics and technology have merged, the artists propose a vision of future telecommunications through an Art Deco fashion accessory. Très chic!

Zim & Zou loves paper, glue and POCKO too!

Zim & Zou have joined our outstanding roster of artists, and they are truly the bee’s knees. Composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, the French Graphic Design studio is based in Nancy, and proposes a contemporary approach of design thanks to a mix of different fields such as paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Zim & Zou’s strength is to be a complementary and polyvalent duo. The duo only work with PEFC papers, and always try to use the paper scraps to the maximum. Take a look at their wonderful creations here

Monday, 1 August 2011

Ben Newman: Masks Exhibition

September 16th marks the beginning of Ben's 'Masks' exhibition at the Nobrow gallery in East London. This will feature Ben's incredible designs for masks; a project he has been working on for the past six months and which has already won critical acclaim with mentions in The Guardian.

For more information about Ben Newman, please click here or call us at Pocko!