Bob Gill at Print Club London

Design, illustration and advertising legend Bob Gill once said of his work since the 1950s, ‘You will see no progression whatsoever’.

Bob Gill hard at work at Print Club
Bob Gill hard at work at Print Club. Is that a bowl of crisps?

However, to borrow a well-worn cliché, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And we’re still as excited as ever to see his new work, more of which will be unveiled at east London’s Print Club  Gallery later this month, when six new prints will go on display.

Flowers
Flowers

The new works take the form of silk screen prints with watercolour, and were produced at the Print Club Gallery earlier this year.

Bob gill hand colouring his Flowers print
Bob gill hand-colouring his Flowers print

Brooklyn-born Gill moved to London in 1960, and went on to form design consultancy Fletcher/Forbes/Gill alongside Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes. The group went on to become Pentagram, and the trio also founded D&AD. You can see Gill chatting about D&AD, and his own career, here.

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

In 1975 Gill returned to his native New York, where alongside teaching and working on freelance design projects, he designed and wrote Broadway musical Beatlemania, alongside Robert Rabinowitz.

Learning from the master
Learning from the master

Print Club Gallery says, ‘We have been huge fans of Bob and were so excited when he agreed to work with us in producing some new prints. Bob joined us in our studio where he hand finished his silk screen prints with watercolour, making each one completely original and unique.’

Bob Gill grafting away
Gill grafting away

The Bob Gilll exhibition runs from 28 March – 11 April at Print Club Gallery 10-28 Millers Avenue Dalston E8

Bob Gill exhibition poster
Bob Gill exhibition poster

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