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Orgasm Addict Reframed

Curated by Malcolm Garrett

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BCU Parkside

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11 June 2018 | 6-8pm

7-29th June 2018

Exhibited in key locations all across Manchester for last years ‘Design Manchester’ festival we’re proud to bring all 100+ sleeve designs to the Parkside Gallery at BCU. Design Manchester & DR.ME invited leading designers from around the world – including Michael C Place, Jill Mumford, Peter Saville, Anthony Burrill, Patrick Thomas, Craig Oldham, Swifty, Tash Willcocks and many more – and a new generation of creatives to submit a personal graphic interpretation of the sleeve for Buzzcocks’ 1977 single Orgasm Addict: their own ‘reframed’ version.

Malcolm Garrett’s original design featured a montage by the artist Linder Sterling, which Malcolm turned upside down and rendered in single colour to enhance the graphic impact of the sleeve.

Malcolm Garrett is Creative Director of Images&Co, a design consultancy who create identities and ‘connected communications’ in all media channels for business, public service and the arts. He is an Ambassador for Manchester School of Art, and co-founder of the Design Manchester festival, now in its sixth year. He came to prominence in the late 1970s and early 80s through his music industry design for Buzzcocks, Magazine, Duran Duran, and Simple Minds. Always looking ahead, his studio was among a small number of peers to embrace desktop computing in the mid-80s, and first to go totally digital in 1990. Malcolm Garrett is noted for his collaborative and user-focused approach to design, as well as his commitment to design education at all levels. His iconic and intelligent design is recognised as a major influence on contemporary graphic design culture.

Orgasm Addict Reframed is on at the Parkside Gallery: 7-29th June 2018

Private View: 11 June 2018 | 6-8pm

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