About

A Practice for Everyday Life is a design agency working with some of the world’s most successful companies, galleries, institutions and individuals. We create a diverse range of work including brand identities, art direction, signage & wayfinding, exhibition design, print, editorial & publishing and websites from concept to production.

We investigate, explore and experiment to draw together stories which can translate and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This approach has always led to thoughtful and inspired design solutions, and earned us a reputation for crafting intelligent, beautiful and innovative work.

We have established an exceptional reputation through work for Architects’ Journal, British Council, Phillips de Pury, Tate Modern & Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum and Wellcome Trust and are an increasingly sought after partner for collaborations with architects, curators, creative directors and photographers.


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Unit 16, 5 Durham Yard
Teesdale Street, London E2 6QF

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Clients & Associates


Bauhaus: Art as Life Marketing Materials

The marketing materials we designed for Bauhaus: Art as Life took their visual cues from both the exhibition design and the book. The iconic triangle, square and circle so often associated with the Bauhaus have been subtly subverted with the addition of shading, and the campaign itself is hinged on one key image – a striking photograph by Erich Consemuller of Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius, sitting on Marcel Breuer’s B3 club chair and wearing a mask designed by Oskar Schlemmer. In addition to the printed materials, we also designed large format posters for display across London’s overground and underground rail networks.

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Bauhaus: Art as Life Exhibition Design

Situated in the Barbican Art Gallery, Bauhaus: Art as Life is the largest exhibition focusing on the iconic art school to be held in the UK for almost 40 years. We collaborated with Carmody Groarke to design an installation of elemental forms, reinterpreting the spacial structure of the gallery to create a bespoke viewing experience for exhibition visitors. Graphically, the design is informed by an awareness of the Bauhaus’ own principles of colour, structure and typography – painted walls, bold panels and supergraphics draw together objects, themes and ideas, and the typeface used throughout is a contemporary revival of the letterpress typeface used within the Bauhaus itself, Breite Grotesk.

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Bauhaus: Art as Life
Publication

Alongside the Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition, we were also asked to design the accompanying catalogue. This project allowed us to extend some of the typographic ideas used within the exhibition itself – the same typeface, FF Bau, is used throughout, and text has also been justified within the book in adherence to the Bauhaus’ own typographic rules. Containing a wealth of images from all three Bauhaus archives alongside contextual photography and essays from Barbican Art Gallery curators, the catalogue acts as both a companion to, and an extension of, the Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition.

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