Ketchum Pleon London Hosts Award-Winning Print Maker and Typographer Danny FlynnBy Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Especially Commissioned Art@Ketchum Pleon Exhibition Features Designer Screen Prints Using Rock Star, Film Maker Portraits by Derek Ridgers
LONDON, March 24, 2010 - A series of prints by Danny Flynn, well-known in the print and design
field for his contemporary techniques in letterpress printing, graphic design
and creative writing, will be unveiled at Ketchum Pleon, a leading public
relations consultancy, on 25 March 2010 by the artist himself. All prints,
which artistically interpret world-famous celebrity photos by Derek Ridgers,
were especially commissioned and produced for the Art@Ketchum Pleon
exhibition, 'Every Bodies Enemies'. They will be on display for public
viewing until 14 May 2010.
'Every Bodies Enemies' is Flynn's interpretation of a dozen of Ridgers'
celebrity photographs, including Kylie Minogue, Dennis Hopper, David Lynch,
Nick Cave, John Lee Hooker, Henry Rollins, Keith Richards, Frank Zappa, and
Elvis Costello among others, producing a series of powerful screen prints
juxtaposing image and typography to achieve a stunning and poignant effect
aimed at revealing the mystery of the celebrity's look, pose and thoughts at
the moment when the picture was taken. Any spectator, therefore, feels like a
voyeur gazing through a keyhole into a secret and fascinating celebrity
world. Some of the prints employ a unique technique which enables the
application of different coatings, such as raspberry custard powder (David
Lynch), and sugar (Nick Cave).
The Art@Ketchum Pleon series is hosted by the London office of Ketchum
Pleon, a leading European public relations consultancy and part of global
public relations agency Ketchum. The programme offers local artists the
opportunity to show their work in an art gallery established in Ketchum
Pleon's London office, located at 35-41 Folgate Street. To date, Art@Ketchum
Pleon has showcased a number of famed British artists, including works by one
of the U.K.'s leading linocut artists Paul Catherall, as well Karin
Gunnarsson (photographer), John Lee Bird (artist), Gail Mallatratt (printer),
Andy Whale (photographer), Monica Curtin (photographer), Tom Frost
(illustrator) and Stephen Rothwell (artist).
"We are so pleased to host the creative talents of Danny Flynn and Derek
Ridgers," said David Gallagher, senior partner and president, Ketchum Pleon,
and CEO of Ketchum Pleon London. "This inspiring series of prints provides a
great opportunity to foster creative thinking amongst Ketchum Pleon
employees, and open our doors to the larger London community to support these
talented local artists."
Danny Flynn's 'Every Bodies Enemies' exhibition may be viewed weekdays
from 10.00am - 5.00pm from 25 March to 14 May 2010 at Ketchum Pleon London,
35-41 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX. A "meet the artist" event is scheduled
for 6-8pm on Thursday, 25 March 2010.
To request artwork, please contact email@example.com.
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About the Artist
Danny Flynn studied graphic design at Bradford and Hounslow
Borough College. He soon abandoned the design world in favour of binge
printing (ironically his work has won him a coveted D&AD Award). He lectured
in fine art at the London Metropolitan and at Hastings Colleague of Art and
Design, and has researched laser-cutting techniques for letterpress printing
as well as teaching graphic design at Middlesex University. He also
collaborates as a writer with award winning artist and designer book-binder
About Ketchum Pleon
Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically
diverse communications consultancies and the established European market
leader. Worldwide, Ketchum has more than 2,000 employees in owned operations
and operates in 66 countries with more than 100 owned and affiliated offices.
Ketchum is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC;
www.omnicomgroup.com). Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its
award-winning work can be found at www.ketchumpleon.com.
Contact: Robyn Massey, +44(0)207611-3658, robyn.massey at ketchumpleon.com; Anastasia Ivanova, +44(0)20 7611-3669, anastasia.ivanova at ketchumpleon.com
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