May 11, 2012
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.
How to get here
BBC Coverage | NUCA, The Gallery | Lance Wyman
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, 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