Number ten

There’s not a balloon or celebration cake in sight as print company Team Impressions marks its tenth birthday with a more aptly creative and charitable project called Team Ten.

Over the next ten months, Team Impressions is passing its creative baton over to some of the world’s most prestigious names in graphic design, including Domenic Lippa, Erik Spiekermann, Bryan Edmondson and Design Week’s own columnist Adrian Shaughnessy. Each month a design expert will write an article exploring the value of print processes, accompanied by a poster that is to feature in the consultancy e-bulletin.

Team Impressions turn ten
Team Impressions turns ten

The idea for the project follows Team Impressions’ book of last year, Process is Form, and in particular an essay included in the book from Caroline Roberts who investigated the designer’s relationship with print processes.   

The first essay was published this month and is a perceptive article from Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa, who looks at the discerning resemblance between the spontaneity, creativeness and colour of cooking and applying this to print processes. Lippa believes that print has the same limitless possibilities as cooking. 

He says, ‘I love the fact that people around the world can have the same basic ingredients but yet still produce endless interpretations.’ 

You can read the full article here.

‘Soup’ by Paula Scher, for the Team Ten project, in collaboration with Domenic Lippa. Printed on Phoenix Motion Xenon by GF Smith.
‘Soup’ by Paula Scher, for the Team Ten project, in collaboration with Domenic Lippa. Printed on Phoenix Motion Xenon by GF Smith.

This bold and minimalist poster called Soup, designed by Pentagram’s Paula Scher in collaboration with Lippa, accompanies the article and aims to reflect the parallels evident in the cooking process and that of design.

For each of the ten articles commissioned, Team Impressions will be donating £500 to The Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’, helping young unemployed people. Additionally 100 limited edition A2 posters of each of the ten collaborators artwork will be available to buy, with proceeds also going to the charity.

In November, all ten articles and artwork will be available in a limited edition book.

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