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26 /365: An exhibition of illustrated letters: Solo exhibition. Karo Akpokiere

I held my first solo exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria from the 10th - 29th September 2011 at The Goethe Institut, Lagos. Setup photos, opening day photos and photos from an artworkshop I held for Primary school studentts during the exhibition can be seen below.


Setup photos


Opening day photos


Art workshop photos

Primary school students from The German school, Lagos came around during the exhibition. They asked questions about my practice, influence base etc and with assistance from their teachers, we made an art workshop happen! :-)

About the exhibition


26 /365: An exhibition of illustrated letters. 26/365 is an exhibition of illustrated letters inspired by the bold, edgy graffiti aesthetic, character design, the fine black line and expressive text present in Comic Books.

Illustrated Letters offers a unique blend of pop-cultural elements made possible through my exploration of the themes of freshness and reinvention via the breaking down and expressive reconstruction of homogeneous established forms, in this case the ubiquitous letters.

Created using a combination of traditional and digital media, the Illustrated letters present letters in their secondary state, a state where they exist as images not just as elements that make words and sentences possible.

The 26 letters are part of my ongoing daily drawing project Draw365 and they also represent my deep interest in challenging the widely held view that Graphic Design is a discipline that exists solely for the passing of commercial messages.


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