Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The Art Of Lost Words at London’s German Gymnasium

Text/gallery is a new experimental showcase for art and design projects inspired by the printed and written word. The brainchild of curator Rebecca Pohancenik of Studio Zwei, text/gallery has opened its first exhibition entitled The Art Of Lost Words this week at London’s German Gymnasium which promises to showcase “new design and illustration inspired by language’s forgotten words”.

The exhibition’s 41 participants have produced a piece of work based on a seldom used word he or she has selected from the English dictionary. Here is one that I really like from a quirky design agency called No Days off:

(click to enlarge)

No Days Off created this piece in response to the word “jussulent” - an adjective meaning having a soupy consistency: full of broth

Close up of No Days Off’s hand painted piece(click to enlarge)

The Art Of Lost Words runs until 9 March at The German Gymnasium, Pancras Road, London NW1 (opposite St Pancras International station). Open daily 10.00–18.00. Admission free.

The works are available to buy online at textgallery.info, with proceeds going towards the National Literacy Trust.

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