Irish design group creates promo ads for Ronnie Wood art show

An Irish design consultancy has created promotional material for the forthcoming exhibition of work by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.

In June, Wood will show some of his paintings in Dublin’s Gallery Number One. The venue is an extension of the offices of creative group Ebow, which is designing banner advertisements (pictured), viral e-flyers, e-mail newsletters, posters and invitations for the exhibition.

Ebow director David Douglas says, ‘The invitation to the event is made from very fine metal, with the letters written in Frutiger condensed font.”We did think about using a piece of wood and writing “Ronnie” on it, but thought the joke might be a bit old,’ he adds.

The design inspiration for the invitation comes from the brief to merge Wood’s appeal as a painter and musician. Designer Sharon Murray says, ‘We used metal because it features strongly in rock ‘n’ roll – from guitar strings and microphones through to the jewellery worn by Keith Richards.’

The banner ads feature Wood’s paintings, so the ‘surrounding design is kept fairly simple,’ says creative director Lydia Pincombe. ‘We added the pink-and-white colour scheme with the black background to make the text stand out, aligning it with the Gallery Number One’s colours, logo and branding.’

The Art of Ronnie Wood runs at Gallery Number One from 19 June to 6 July.

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