Sunday, 16 October 2016

Phono+Graphic - The Exhibition, Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria Institute of The Arts' Vallum Gallery is currently hosting the exhibition 'Phono+Graphic'(as part of our involvement and support for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival).

Phono+Graphic explores the work of 60 comic artists who have created artwork for vinyl record sleeves.

Cartoonist Robert Crumb, Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett and Judge Dredd artist Brian Bollard are just some of the graphic artists to have designed artwork for record covers featured in the show.

Curated by internationally renowned comic artist Sean Phillips, Phono+Graphic showcases a selection of classic and contemporary record sleeves – the only criteria being that the design work has had to feature on 12 inch vinyl.

Also featured is a rare outing for some comic related albums owned by Grillust's very own Mr. Tony Peart (33). 

A small selection from the Peart Archive

Tony describes his collection as varied, but also mostly un-listenable (featuring as it does much Prog Rock and Hardcore Punk). However, it is remarkably effective at scaring small children and keeping cats (and bats) well away from the Peart household.

The exhibition was kicked-off with a private view last Wednesday which also included a set from the band Holiday - featuring Graphic Design graduates Nathan Linney (33) and Peter Aspey (33) along with Joe Hiscoke (whom we assume is also 33).

Holiday perform under the watchful eye of event security ('Dwayne' Dwayne Bell and 'Future' Dave Robert - both 33). 

University of Cumbria illustration student's work also features in the exhibition.

A small selection of what's on offer.

Here are a few more highlights...

 Jack Davis

 The Peart Archive, Part II

 Jethro Tull 'Stand Up' inner sleeve

 Ron Cobb

 Oliver East (who had an exhibition with us last year)

 Jean Giraud (aka.  Moebius)

The exhibition runs until Friday 18 November and everyone is welcome.


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