GSA Exhibitions

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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF


13 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015

Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Sun 10:00 - 17:00



In progress, the making of the font for the Glasgow International visual identity.
Photo: Kellenberger–White


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13 March - 12 April 2015

Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF. Mon-Sun 10-5 / Admission free.

This exhibition with London-based design studio Kellenberger–White showcases the identity they developed  for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2014. Kellenberger-White have been nominated by Design Museum in Graphics Section for Design of the Year 2015 for this design identity.

Commissioned by Sarah McCrory, Director of GI, to design the identity for the Festival’s 2014 edition, they created a highly characterful typeface that captures the quickness and scale of large hand-painted lettering used on warehouses, docks and ships throughout Glasgow’s industrial waterfront. The hand-painted digitised font maximised inexpensive materials.

The visual identity was used for the Festival’s signage and online and print marketing campaigns. The Reid Gallery will show the original individual hand-painted letters on paper, moving through to the last space in our gallery to show the subsequent ways in which the identity was used across print, signage and merchandise.

Kellenberger–White is a graphic design consultancy specialising in art direction, the design of typefaces, identities, books and exhibitions, as well as campaigns, information graphics and websites for individuals, businesses and cultural institutions.

Recent commissions include work for British Library, Carmody Groarke, Create, Design Museum, Dunne & Raby, Firstsite, Frieze Foundation, Glasgow International, MIT Press, Royal College of Art, Science Museum, Turner Contemporary, Wellcome Trust and White Cube.