Jon Daniel creates Iconographic posters

After 25 years as a creative in the ad and branding worlds, and more recently as an exhibition curator and Design Week columnist, Jon Daniel has returned to his ‘first love’, poster design.

Fela Kuti

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Fela Kuti

As a design student Daniel says he pored over posters by his design idols – Shigeo Fukuda, Tommie Ungerer, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast and many more.

Angie Stone

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Angie Stone

A couple of years ago, Daniel asked himself, ’When was the last time you designed a poster?’

Tommie Smith

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Tommie Smith

A long time ago was the answer, but as if his personal interrogation wasn’t enough he says, ‘Little signs and co-incidences appeared along the way, like the fact that I found out that I share the same birthday (31 May) with Jules Cheret; the French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art and is regarded as the ’father of the modern poster.’

Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu

It was time. A frenetic period of activity followed, which has produced a study of his heroes and heroines.

Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye

He has already created an online store for his creations, The PStore www.pstore.bigcartel.com – an anagram of poster – but is now looking to exhibit with his Iconographic show.

Lt. Uhuru

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Lt. Uhuru

There will be 25 designs on display and the centre piece is a 70 x 100cm tribute to Fela Anikulapo Kuti, ‘who would have been 75 this month were he still alive today,’ Daniel says.

Iconographic runs from 10 October – 10 November at Art Dept, Clapham Picturehouse 76 Venn St, SW4

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  • James Swinburne November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Powerful and fun! Like it.

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