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Posters From Paddinton Printshop 1974 -90 at London Print Studio

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Paddington Printshop produced posters for acts of social and political activism in the centre of London. 'The posters are visually striking examples of silkscreen and stencil printing at its most vibrant.' Boo Hooray, New York 2017 Paddington Printshop produced some of the most vibrant activist posters of the 1970's. The Printshop became a model for community arts /activist print studios across the UK. This exhibition traces the work of the Printshop, working in central West London, from its launch in 1975 to the huge late '80's poster campaign about public housing in Westminster, the most successful London housing campaign in living memory. We're proud to present this special show, as we grew out of Paddington Printshop. Paradoxically, some of the posters and prints produced by the Printshop have now become collectors' items. Unlike many political poster makers of the time, the John Phillips and Printshop team engaged directly with different social causes. This freedom meant that the work produced was often more akin to fine art than commercial design, and at times painterly rather than graphic. Working with everyone - from community groups to local musicians like the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer - Paddington Printshop grew to develop a special style. Its relationship with the local community extended the impact of socially engaged art in the UK. Opening Party: Wednesday 21st February 2018, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Exhibition runs from: Friday 16th February - End of April 2018

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London Print Studio

Harrow Road
W10 4RE
0208969 3247

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