London Gallery West is delighted to be hosting the highly successful Working Drawings exhibition, bringing together a variety of acclaimed image makers and visual communicators to reveal drawing practice as integral to the creative process; as a means for exploring and articulating thoughts, ideas and concepts.
The exhibition celebrates how drawing can be used in a number of ways and settings â€“ and showcases rarely seen glimpses into the working methodology of an international roster of designers, illustrators and typographers. From tentative ideas development on the back of a London bus ticket, to rough designs, layouts and graphics: the work is initial, immediate and presented as an honest and creative visual response to a design problem.
â€œDrawing is the best way of understanding what you are looking at. In most cases, I have discovered that it is impossible to see anything until you have made a deliberate attempt to draw it.â€ Milton Glaser
â€œDrawing is reflecting on paper.â€ Saul Steinberg
â€œAs a graphic designer who mostly works with text, it is rare that I â€˜drawâ€™ within my working practiceâ€¦ though I do often map my thinking process visually.â€ Catherine Dixon
â€œDrawing a picture gets to the heart of what the job is and could become.â€ Jill Calder
9am â€“ 5pm daily
Thursday 22 March, 5 â€“ 8pm
Tuesday 03 April, 1 â€“ 2pm
Naomi Games, daughter of internationally renowned designer Abram Games, discusses his preliminary sketches in the exhibition â€“ offering a personal account of her father at work and an insight into how he progressed initial ideas to final works. Free admission, open to all.