And designer Anthony Peters, or Imeus Design, when he’s pretending to be more than one person, certainly doesn’t disappoint.
A former collaborator with the likes of Rupert Ray and Nobrow , his forthcoming debut solo show in Brighton, Head to Tow, features graphic renditions of human biology from – as the title suggests – head to toe.
The work showcases Peters’ penchant for minimal graphics and antiquated textbook diagrams, harnessed to create a number of pieces depicting the human body and ‘the mundane everyday appendages we apply to it.’
He says, ‘My general style is to break things down to block graphics. In this instance I’m a fan of old medical diagrams and school biology books. It’s trying to pull together Damien Hirst’s fascination with medical vitrines but with a Hanna Barbera finish – though I’m not sure it achieves the heady heights of either.’
There will be 18 works on display, including screen prints and Giclée prints, as well as four sculptures based on the two-dimensional works created in collaboration with artist Philip Sheffield.
We love the Psychology of Footwear poster, offering a handy chart and series of shoe illustrations, which gives insightful pointers on the likely characteristic of the wearer.
Low Converse All-Stars, for instance, denote an ‘ageing hipster’, while a cutesy Mary-Jane style buckle shoe is likely to be found on the tootsies of a ‘nostalgic retrophile – mid century modernist’, who is ‘friendly and loyal.’
Head to Tow by Imeus Design runs from 25 October – 17 November at Unlimited Editions, The Old Stables, 4B Upper Gardner Street, Brighton BN1