Back to school

While most schoolchildren are counting down the days until the Christmas holidays, Illustration and design collective Calm & Collected is taking a nostalgic trip back to the classroom with its new show, Learn.

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A colourful take on the textbook

Celebrating the wonderful and often-overlooked graphic designs of school textbooks, the show has seen the artists create a number of new works responding to posters and books from the classroom.

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Making learning fun

Educational graphics from subjects including English, geography, languages,maths and science are all represented, showing off Calm & Collected’s penchant for hand-rendered typography and illustration.

A colourful take on the textbook
Chemistry lessons

The show features all new-works, including prints, paintings and a number of framed objects, with a Calm & Collected-designed publication produced to accompany the show.

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Among our highlights are this cute and colourful mountain scene:

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A lovely mountain scene

This Miro-esque design, which we can only imagine, with our scraped maths GCSE, is something to do with geometry:

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Geometry?

And of course, the ever-hilarious calculator display. We’ll leave it up to you to decipher what it says when read upside down.

 

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Read it upside down…

Learn runs until 8 December at London Framing Workshop, 12 Felstead Street, Hackney Wick, London E9

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