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Lance Wyman ‘You are Here’

You are here

Works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman

1 May – 9 June 2012


Lance Wyman is often described as the ‘Rock Star’ of graphic arts brought up in Kearny, New Jersey, the son of a commercial fisherman. Wyman was destined for a career in design for he acquired an appreciation for a “no-nonsense functional aesthetic of the sea and the factories”. Wyman describes this as “an important influence in my approach to design” as he spent time out on the Atlantic with his father.

Wyman’s approach to design is ‘complexity made simple’ this is clearly illustrated through his work for the Mexico City Olympic Games 1968, ‘Mexico 68’. His design ethos is creating graphic elements that are distilled to their purist form whilst skilfully maintaining personality and recognition.

Wyman has influenced designers, design students and every Olympic games graphic design programme worldwide ever since.

Working with Lance on the exhibition was an amazing honour. What struck me early on was the quantity and quality of his work. The difficulty for me as the curator was the selection process. I thought it important to record the process of the exhibition build.

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Lance Wyman next to Mexico68 logo type

Photograph of Lance Wyman at 'You are here' Exhibition (c) F Gaynor 2012

 

Exhibition Build, You are Here Exhibition Lance Wyman (c) F Gaynor 2012
Mexico Alphabet Wall

Mexico Alphabet Wall, Carl Bayliss (c) F Gaynor 2012

Close-up alphabet, Carl Bayliss (c) F Gaynor 2012

Framed pieces pile (c) F Gaynor 2012

Sports icons (c) F Gaynor 2012

Sarah Beare Gallery Technician (c) F Gaynor 2012

Vitrine (c) F Gaynor 2012

Frame Hanging, Lousia Milsome, Sarah Beare, Frame Hanging (c) F Gaynor 2012

Kyobo brand manual wall (c) F Gaynor 2012

picture hanging 2 (c) FGaynor 2012

vitrine_2 (c) FGaynor 2012

untitled (c) FGaynor 2012

untitled_2 (c) FGaynor 2012

untitled-3 (c) FGaynor 2012

Lance Wyman logo (c) FGaynor 2012

 

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The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

O2, (c) O2

O2, (c) O2

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

17 November 2008

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation will be commissioning 40-50 monumental sculptures from the best emerging and established sculptors in preparation for its London 2010 – 2012 programme. Over the next three years this commissioning initiative will produce 15 – 20 sculptures annually by over 40 artists. These will include works by esteemed sculptors such as Sarah Staton, Steven Gregory, Tim Morgan, Tony Cragg, and Phillip King. Wilfred and Jeannette Cass, the founders of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, have invested £11 million in this groundbreaking venture which will facilitate the placing of acclaimed sculpture throughout the capital; including key sites such as Wembley stadium and King’s Cross station.

The Cass Sculpture Foundation

The Cass Sculpture Foundation's £11 million investment for London

O2, (c) O2

O2, (c) O2

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

17 November 2008

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation will be commissioning 40-50 monumental sculptures from the best emerging and established sculptors in preparation for its London 2010 – 2012 programme. Over the next three years this commissioning initiative will produce 15 – 20 sculptures annually by over 40 artists. These will include works by esteemed sculptors such as Sarah Staton, Steven Gregory, Tim Morgan, Tony Cragg, and Phillip King. Wilfred and Jeannette Cass, the founders of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, have invested £11 million in this groundbreaking venture which will facilitate the placing of acclaimed sculpture throughout the capital; including key sites such as Wembley stadium and King’s Cross station.

The Cass Sculpture Foundation