07 Psychedelic Silhouette | Brian Grimwood

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07 Psychedelic Silhouette | Brian Grimwood


Title                 Psychedelic Silhouette
Artist               Brian Grimwood
Year                2012
Medium          Digital print on 250gsm Somerset cotton paper
Dimensions    52 x 36 cm
Edition            40

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Psychedelic Silhouette was created to coincide with the exhibition Brian Grimwood: The Man Who Changed the Look of British Illustration at WORK, 14 September–3 November 2012.

Grimwood’s free and fluid style first characterised the visual culture of the 1960s in iconic images such as those created for the influential magazine Nova. His designs have since become synonymous with British and Western popular culture and advertising, as evinced by his covers and brand identities for high-profile companies including Faber & Faber, BBC Proms, WH Smith and Johnny Walker.

Grimwood was also one of the first illustrators to enthusiastically embrace the then new computer illustration programmes, while at the same time employing traditional artistic methods and materials. His fascination with new technologies continues today, as demonstrated by his recent work using Photoshop and the iPad.

As founding director of the Central Illustration Agency (CIA) Grimwood has also been pivotal in the promotion of the work of a host of illustrators from around the world, including Sir Peter Blake, Jeff Fisher and David Hughes from among the 80 or so illustrators on CIA’s books.