Design: Sound + Vision at Dublin Bowie Festival


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BIMM January 2018
Bello Bar

“Everything about him was fascinating, from exploring gender, identity, humanity and morality throughout his work.” 

Dublin’s Bowie Festival — a mix of performances, screenings and other celebrations of his work and legacy – will kick off in early January.

The 5th of the month will see the opening of the Sound + Vision exhibition in Image Now Gallery.

This group show will feature 25 specially created typographic posters, one for every studio album released by the icon during his five-decade-long career.

Each poster has been created by some of the best creatives in the industry, from both Dublin and London.

All prints in the show are available to buy, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. 

The exhibition is organised by Jennifer O’Brien, a graduate of NCAD and designer at Image Now.

“The response has been incredible. The whole show came together in a matter of weeks, between writing a brief, contacting printers, and getting all the creatives involved.

We sent a call out just before the Christmas rush, which was crazy, but we really couldn’t believe how eager everyone was to get involved and contribute really considered and beautifully executed pieces.

 

It’s an amazing thing to see people come together create original work that represents the retrospective of David Bowie’s legacy, and to contribute to such a great cause.” 

“It was my mum who first introduced me to his music, so I had always had a connection to him through her. The really captivating thing about him for me came from his changing persona and his ability to constantly reinvent himself and express himself down so many creative avenues.

Everything about him was fascinating, from exploring gender, identity, humanity and morality throughout his work.

It’s important to continue celebrating his legacy and how he influenced so many people to be open and express themselves freely.

It is especially important to consider this today in a contemporary Ireland, where we have allowed voices to be heard on issues of equality and made a positive change on our own society.

It’s the people like David Bowie who encourage others to be fearless and open to new ideas and opinions.”

Sound + Vision is a collaboration between ImageNow Gallery, Dublin Bowie Festival, Hang Tough and Hens Teeth, andruns from January 5th February 16th at the Image Now Gallery, 17a New Bride Street, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 

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Words: David Wall 

 

Designer / Album / Year

Jordan Huysmans / David Bowie / 1967  

Unthink / Spaced Oddity / 1969 

John Paul Dowling / The Man Who Sold The World / 1970  

Sinéad McAleer & Kathryn Wilson/ Hunky Dory / 1971

Cian O’Connell/ The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars / 1972

Detail / Aladdin Sane / 1973

Post / Pin Ups / 1973

NiamhMcNally / Diamond Dogs / 1974  

Marcus Swan / Young Americans / 1975

Fox&Mouse / Station To Station / 1976 

WorkGroup / Low / 1977  

Dynamo / “Heroes” / 1977

One Strong Arm / Lodger/ 1979

Kidd Katie / Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) / 1980

Image Now / Let’s Dance / 1983  

Richard Seabrooke / Tonight / 1984

Mike Simpson / Never Let Me Down / 1987

Signal Type Foundry / Black Tie, White Noise/ 1993

Design factory / Outside / 1995

Oscar Torrans / Earthling / 1997

OrStudio / Hours / 1999

Diane Dear / Heathen / 2002    

Aiden Grennelle / Reality / 2003

Red&Grey / The Next Day / 2013  

Bureau Bonanza / Blackstar / 2016