A series of artworks directed at experimental typography.

By deconstructing a key font character appropriate to the subject, I attempt to render the letter
unrecognizable, stripping away its meaning and giving the subject a new existence, separate from the realm
of language, identity or logo.

 

I took part in an open exhibition in the newly opened Peckham Space gallery, the brief was to produce a piece of work based on Peckham. Therefore using my typographic deconstructive style chose the typeface Stilla due to its eclectic curves, straights, thicks and thins which corresponds to Peckhams diversity.








www.peckhamspace.com



 


'Debbie's Picture' Acrylic and ink, 700 x 500
 



In this series, I explore inventions, movements and aesthetics which share my birth year, 1982, and which have
thrived and survived or ultimately died. These are subjects of major cultural significance, each of which has its
place in memory and language, often with its identity rooted in a typeface.


'FAC 51 The Haçienda is Gill Sans' Acrylic and ink, 500 x 500
In this piece, I celebrate the opening of the seminal Haçienda club using the letter 'H' in the context of the unmistakable fusion of yellow, black and the typeface Gill Sans associated with the 'Madchester'/Factory Records movement.

Giclee prints are available on coated or uncoated stock at 420 x 420

To order or for more information email me at mail@steffanmorgan.com


'Sonoran Sans Serif is Arial' Acrylic and ink, 500 x 500
In this piece, I celebrate the creation of the original 'screen friendly' font Sonoran, heralding not only the start of the digital age but also the domination of Microsoft which drew criticism for 'adopting' this font and re-christening it 'Arial'.

Giclee prints are available on coated or uncoated stock at 420 x 420
To order or for more information email me at mail@steffanmorgan.com

 

'Barbican is Futura' Acrylic and ink, 500 x 500
The Barbican was opened in 1982. The City of London proposed to transform the wasteland into modern, efficient, suburban housing after the area was flattened during the war. The result was a brutalist vision by the architects Chamberlain, Powell and Bon. I have gone for a florescent orange because the architecture was so stand out and different from its surroundings that it caused a reaction aesthetically. Futura reinforces the geometric style of the genre and is used in its logo. 

Giclee prints are available on coated or uncoated stock at 420 x 420
To order or for more information email me at mail@steffanmorgan.com

 

 
These are a selection of postcards used as studies to see which colours and line work with the respective letters. All are for sale contact mail@steffanmorgan.com for more information
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A few photos from the private view on the 17th November.




  







Flyer for exhibition. Work shown below.

 

 



'Ioan is Bembo'
Acrylic and ink, 700 x 500


A series of artworks directed at experimental typography. Each piece will be a personal look at the person, place or object that I wish to focus on. This example is aimed at my brother for his 30th birthday. I look at the individual's personality to help choose a colour and then a typeface, then using the typeface as a ruler create the lines out of the starting letter of the subject. In this case Ioan (my brother) is Orange and Bembo, doesn't he look happy!