Dave Towers solo show At BSMT Gallery

Dave Towers Dalston Exhibition at BSMT Gallery, London

Typography meets wit. Dave Towers, the name behind design campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world has long mastered the art of visual communication. 

Having climbed the ladder rung by rung in the advertising world, he has seen his typography applied on everything from bicycles to billboards. 'Hope' the first solo show by Towers will encompass the personal work and passion of the artist by showcasing his playful manipulation of the physicality of type through a collection of canvases. 

Yes the letters and words create meaning but the forms themselves stand alone and are equally as important. Twenty years of working digitally has by contradiction resulted in his ability to produce near perfect lettering using only marker pens by hand. Watching the process is hypnotic, captivating and somewhat unbelievable.

This highly-anticipated show will mark the reopening of BSMT Gallery this September, as they prepare to welcome us back to their revamped gallery space based in Dalston, London. 

Expect large and small scale works, abstract paintings, painting on glass and a few playful references to our shared experience of what 2020 has represented so far.

'Hope' opens on September 3rd with a private view and will run from Sept 4th to Sept 20th.

To RSVP for the opening night email: info@bsmt.co.uk
BSMT, 529 Kingsland Rd, London, E84AR

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt in Walthamstow

Poet and painter, Angry Dan, is making a gallery show with a difference. His London Borough of Limericks exhibition extends beyond the walls of 1B Window Gallery onto the streets with a collection of 9 murals in the surrounding area. 

Together, the street paintings will become a treasure hunt of limericks, intended to “inspire others to keep this poetic form alive”. 

The gallery will display more of his limerick paintings, plus a new illustrated limerick, prints of which will be given away to everyone who finds all 9 of the murals. 

An ardent limericist, Dan writes all the poems he paints, and teaches limerick writing workshops at local primary schools. 

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt in Walthamstow

“Whenever I've a spare moment, I always try to write one, and I can honestly say I've not been bored once since the day I started”. 

Eight of the murals were commissioned for Waltham Forest's year as London Borough of Culture. Dan says, “Limericks are folklore, so they evolve as they pass between people and through time. I love traditional limericks, but I also want to introduce some new ideas of my own. Street art is my way of passing them on.” 

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt

Angry Dan's London Borough of Limericks opens August 1st - 31st at 1B Window Gallery, E17 7HA.

 Full details of how to enter the treasure hunt and receive a print can be found at www.angrydan.com.