We auctioned off each of the large format prints featured at our launch event and exhibition, with all proceeds going to the London College of Communication. This auction closed at the end of October 2016, thank you to all those who took part.
The unsigned standard version of Bread Collective's print is however still available to buy here
Based in the heart of fashionable East London, Bread Collective works across digital and traditional media and has a self-confessed soft spot for illustrative typography, murals and installations. You can catch this studio’s work in Los Angeles, New York and London.
“The ampersand design is based on a sketch from an old notebook. We created a logotype using a two-colour modular 3D design a while back that was never used, and were interested in how it could be turned into other letterforms. It evolved into its own piece with various re-drawings, experimenting with dimensions and how it would work with limited colours. We liked the idea of using an ampersand as we thought it could represent Strut and Fibre, or the idea of people working or coming together.”
Read more from the Bread Collective interview here
London College of Communication
Strut and Fibre are supporting young print design talent by working with London College of Communication. The proceeds from this auction will mean more graduates can access LCC’s unique print facilities after completing their courses. It will help LCC open their print workshops at the weekend and in the evenings, giving graduates who want to continue developing their print practise a chance they couldn’t otherwise afford.
LCC’s letterpress workshop holds one of the UK’s largest collections of lead and wood type, while the print making workshop includes screen printing, etching, solar plate, collograph, embossing, lino cut, photo lithography and much more. Equipment from the 1880s combines with cutting edge technology, all guided by expert technicians. Increased weekend and evening opening means a diverse range of LCC graduate print makers can use these facilities, without compromising work or caring responsibilities.