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.
A couple of years ago, Daniel asked himself, ’When was the last time you designed a poster?’
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.’
It was time. A frenetic period of activity followed, which has produced a study of his heroes and heroines.
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.
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