17 March 2015


Henri Gaudier-Brzeska:
Art Dance and Movement 1911-15

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was a French artist and a pioneer of modern sculpture. Between 1910 and 1915, he produced a diverse and extensive body of work before being killed in action in France in June 1915, aged 23 – years later H. S. (Jim) Ede, the founder of Kettle’s Yard, acquired much of his work for Kettle’s Yard’s collection. The work of Gaudier-Brzeska and his contemporaries is the focus of Kettle’s Yard’s new exhibition, opening today.

This is the second set of exhibition materials we have designed for Kettle’s Yard. We are enjoying working with the new identity we completed for them a few months ago, and experimenting with KY Super Grotesk, the adapted version of Super Grotesk that we created for them, to make it unique to the exhibition. For the New Rhythms typeface, we studied Gaudier-Brzeska’s way of mark making, inspired by the fact that he worked in hard material and carved into stone. The colour is a reference to his association with Blast and the Vorticists.

The exhibition is now open and runs until 21 June, when Kettle’s Yard closes for the construction of a major extension.

Kettle’s Yard – New Rhythms