Envelope-sized inspiration from Stefan Sagmeister, Ally Capellino and more…

Designers from around the world including Stefan Sagmeister, Ally Capellino and Tom Dixon have posted tiny items of inspiration in envelopes to Plymouth University, which will host a new exhibition showing what makes them all tick.

One of the mysterious parcels

Around 100 designers have got involved, representing disciplines including illustration, product and graphic design.

It has been curated by Pete Davis, Programme Leader for MA Design and Design Culture at Plymouth University who says: “The public view of a designers’ work is so often confined to the finished product, but of course that does not tell the whole story.

“Envelope breaks down the barriers and it is fascinating for our students and the general public to get a small glimpse inside some of the planet’s most exciting creative minds.”

There’s a tangible and analogue quality to all of the items, which Davis says is a reminder that “traditional skills need not be lost with the transition to modern technologies”.

Other designers include British product designer Michael Marriott, German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, Japanese furniture designer Tomoko Azumi, and Guardian cartoonist and illustrator Steven Appleby.

Envelope runs from 14 February – 26 March at the Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA.

Sylvia Llecha
Sylvia Llecha
Phil Cleaver
Phil Cleaver
Ally Capellino
Ally Capellino 
Marijn Van Oosten
Marijn Van Oosten 
Michael Marriott
Michael Marriott 
Peter May
Peter May
Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan Sagmeister

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