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9 August 2017

A Dark and Quiet Place

We have been working with David Noonan on the design of a new book to accompany his recent moving-image work ‘A Dark and Quiet Place’. His first film work for over a decade, it presents a meditation on performance and its contexts, and will be displayed at Stuart Shave/Modern Art later this year.

The softcover book will be published by Common Editions this autumn, featuring a blind embossing on the cover based on the images opposite, from an animated sequence within the film. The book’s contents include stills from the film, which we worked with Noonan to select, sequence and arrange, and a speculative fictional text responding to Noonan’s film, by writer and editor Brian Dillon.

Common Editions

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15 June 2017

Remnants

A new music theatre work, Remnants, opens this week at Print Room at the Coronet in Notting Hill. Remnants tells the story of one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of war crimes at Srebrenica, and her family’s connection to the holocaust in Bosnia fifty years before. Conceived and directed by Patrick Eakin Young, it is based on the memoir The Stone Fields by Croatian-American writer Courtney Angela Brkic, and mixes spoken word and dance Balkan folk songs, vocal arrangements and electronic soundscapes. We worked with Patrick to create a libretto for Remnants to document the text used in the work, accompanied by family photos and found imagery. The production runs until 1 July.

Remnants at Print Room

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17 May 2017

Basquiat: Boom for Real

We were commissioned last year to design the book and exhibition for Basquiat: Boom for Real, which is set to open at the Barbican Art Gallery this September. We’ve been busy over the past months researching Basquiat’s life and career, and working on our designs.

Our approach references certain visual and material qualities within Basquiat’s work in an understated way, allowing the frenetic energy and immediacy of his artworks to take centre stage. The images to the right display some of these qualities. The proportion and scale of his graffiti writing (shown above in a still from the film Downtown ‘81) influenced our choice of type for titles throughout the show; we’ve also been looking at Basquiat’s roughly-finished frames and use of found materials, which can be seen below in a photo of his exhibition at the Centre Culturel Français, Ivory Coast (1986).

The exhibition, for which we are collaborating with Carmody Groarke, opens on 21 September.

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11 April 2017

Restaurant Opening

Llewelyn’s, a new neighbourhood restaurant in Herne Hill, is now up and running and open for business.

The restaurant is a new venture by Alcides Gauto, formerly of the excellent Rochelle Canteen in Arnold Circus. Alcides is a long-time friend of APFEL, and we’ve got many happy memories of lunches in the sun at Rochelle Canteen—here’s to many more in his new restaurant! We designed the logo and identity for Llewelyn’s, and it was a pleasure to collaborate and be part of bringing the new restaurant to life.

Congratulations to Alcides and the team! For a peek at the menu, take a look at their Instagram feed.

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1 March 2017

Hands Off Our Revolution!

Over two hundred artists, writers, musicians and curators have come together to form a new coalition, Hands Off Our Revolution, to stand up against the rise of right-wing populism and intolerance that has been evident since the Brexit vote and Trump’s election victory.

The group, spearheaded by Adam Broomberg, will present a series of exhibitions and actions that confront the rise of right-wing populism in the US, Europe and elsewhere. Proceeds from their activities will go towards arts & activist causes.

We’ve worked with Adam and his regular collaborator Oliver Chanarin many times before, and were very pleased to be able to offer our support and design the microsite for the project, featuring Mark Titchner’s striking GIF header. The first Hands Off Our Revolution exhibitions will be announced later this month.

Visit the website, and get involved!

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