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.
London-based French artist Malika Favre creates bold, minimalist pieces for prestigious clients including The New Yorker, Vogue, BAFTA, Sephora and Penguin Books. Her style evokes a pop art feel and showcases a masterful use of colour and form.
“I have a lot of design heroes (Bridget Riley, Shigeo Fukuda, Guy Bourdin, René Gruau and many more...) so it was hard to choose just one. I ended up with René Gruau as my inspiration as I felt like doing something sexy, feminine and mysterious for this collaboration.”
Read more from the Malika Favre 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.