Typography vs Illustration

Illustrator Yekinni’s new show Typography vs Illustration documents her experiments with type, graphic design and illustration.

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‘I have a strange obsession with typography and letterforms,’ she tells us. ‘I never really know what box to put myself in – if it’s illustration or graphic design. I totally love typography so the point of the exhibition was to explore where typography and illustration can meet.’

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Yekinni graduated in illustration from Kingston a couple of years ago, and has since indulged her passion for letters. ‘I took a typography course and originally my love of type was about letterforms. Typesetting is very pernickety though, so I wanted to look at working with letterpress and traditional methods.’

Letter Characters
Letter Characters

The Big Ben image is Yekinni’s way of experimenting with producing a recognisable image using letterforms. The iconic Big Ben, she says, was chosen as it’s a symbol people would instantly understand.

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Big Ben

Indian Time is inspired by the Yekinni’s three months working at a design agency in India. ‘I wanted to produce an image that mirrored the craziness of the place’, she says.

Indian Time
Indian Time

Typography vs Illustration runs until 29 July at Woolfson & Tay Gallery, 13 Bermondsey Square, London SE1

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