Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jonathan Ellery

Jonathan Ellery's work is characterized by its distinctive britishness. It hints at the heritage of London and stereotypical notions of Britain, while the context suggests something more modern. 

In 2001 Ellery designed the book Coney Island, featuring the photopgraphy of Bruce Gilden, with a typographical language that recalls letterpress posters and ads from carnivals, cruises, and theaters from early Twentieth-Century.

What do we see?
1- minimalness,
2- iconographic seriality,
3- typeface as sculpture,
4- saturated symbolism,