#Twittbrief collaborative art and design

The Twittbrief exhibition returns to London next month showcasing a set of design responses to crowd sourced twitter-briefs.

#TwittBrief: Delay, by Matt Burke @rubek70, responding to brief by Raoul Paulet @raoulpaulet
#TwittBrief: Delay, by Matt Burke @rubek70, responding to brief by Raoul Paulet @raoulpaulet

Design director of the project Adam Rowe worked with ManVsMachine where he is head of design,  as well as Maninframe and See No Evil to jointly curate Twittbrief using, you’ve guessed it, Twitter.

#TwittBrief: Lunch. Artist: Matt Burke @burkeswerks. Brief by: Ed Kevill-Davies @edkevilldavies
#TwittBrief: Lunch. Artist: Matt Burke @burkeswerks. Brief by: Ed Kevill-Davies @edkevilldavies

Artists include Maxwell Broughton, Matt Burke, Dan Robinson Miller and Rowe who in a meta twist responded to the brief ‘Twitbrief.’

#TwittBrief: Uncanny. Artist: Magali Bellego @magalibellego Briefer: Ben Adam @brokenantler
#TwittBrief: Uncanny. Artist: Magali Bellego @magalibellego Briefer: Ben Adam @brokenantler

Suggestions for briefs were sent as single words – such as ‘fandangle’ and ‘lasagne’ – which were tweeted to Rowe, or @adamrowetv we should say,  along with the Twittbrief hashtag.

#TwittBrief: Hair. Artist: Raoul Paulet @raoulpaulet.  Brief by: Mille Brady @millie_brady
#TwittBrief: Hair. Artist: Raoul Paulet @raoulpaulet. Brief by: Mille Brady @millie_brady

Rowe then put these words to a network of visual artists from the worlds of illustration, photography, 3D printing who were left completely to their own devices to interpret them, notably in a completely isolated and subjective way.

#TwittBrief: #TwittBrief.  Artist: Adam Rowe @adamrowetv.  Brief by: Kees Plattel @keesplattel
#TwittBrief: #TwittBrief. Artist: Adam Rowe @adamrowetv. Brief by: Kees Plattel @keesplattel

There have been 25 pieces selected for the show, each costs £30 and all profits go to charity.

#TwittBrief: Lasagne. Artist: Adam Rowe @adamrowetv. Brief by: Ragnar Arafnkelsson @ragnaringi
#TwittBrief: Lasagne. Artist: Adam Rowe @adamrowetv. Brief by: Ragnar Arafnkelsson @ragnaringi

Twittbrief takes place on 7 May at The Bedroom Bar at 62 Rivington Street, EC2A

#TwittBrief: Hot. Artist: Maxwell Broughton @max_broughton. Brief by: Ben Adam @brokenantler
#TwittBrief: Hot. Artist: Maxwell Broughton @max_broughton. Brief by: Ben Adam @brokenantler

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