Dundee Contemporary Arts | Sub-fusc love-feast & Wonderlands
Artist and award-winning poet Heather Phillipson’s immersive installation, sub-fusc love-feast, was commissioned by Dundee Contemporary Arts and was her first major Scottish exhibition. The show featured audio work and video projections, set within a jungle of props, cut-outs and trails of green fluorescent paint. Promotional material for the exhibition was designed in collaboration with the artist and portrayed a chaotic collage of references from the show itself; rendered in print with layers of glowing, saturated colour and rounded type that feels right at home amidst the chaos.
Johanna Basford has forged an impressive career; cultivating a client list as an illustrator that would be the envy of most in the creative industry … and starting the craze for adult colouring books. Her very first solo show, Wonderlands, was one of the most popular exhibitions the DCA has hosted in its history. The task of designing visual material to accompany this exhibition was both a pleasure and a delight. Basford’s instantly recognisable, sumptuous and intricately detailed work is at its strongest when presented in a clean, unfussy manner — which it duly was across flyers, exhibition programmes and outdoor posters.
Design: Ryan R Thompson
Sub-Fusc… collage: Heather Phillipson
Sub-Fusc… design assistance: Lauren Millar
Sub-Fusc… installation photos: Ruth Clark
Wonderlands illustration: Johanna Basford
Wonderlands Posca pup photos: Sam Brill