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49. Josh Cutts – The Creative City Poster (signed)

Birmingham Design


49. Josh Cutts – The Creative City Poster (signed)

As part of The Creative City Exhibition we're auctioning one of a kind prints from our 99 artists, with most of the prints signed (shown in title – however, if listed unsigned we can work to get it signed for you), this is your opportunity to own a piece of BDF history.

Each poster is sized 800x1200mm on satin blue-back billposter paper, the same size as shown in the exhibition with postage included in the auction price. (due to the nature of the paper there may be some minor creases and inperfections.

In order to make a bid you must create an account. Successfull bidders will be required to pay on completion of the auciton.

50% of the sales from each poster will go to the artist, 40% to BDF to help support the festival and 10% to homeless charity SIFA Fireside

About the artist and work

I’m Josh Cutts, a multi-disciplined graphic designer and artist based in the West Midlands. I am a lover of collage, all things tangible, photography & music and I’m probably working on something that is mishing all these things together as you read. I work at Notepad Studio, and freelance on the side for projects I like and think are weird 🙂

For this project (or poster) I wanted to show my view of Birmingham. Its a place I find it very easy to be creative in & I’ve always loved this city and the people in it, so I wanted to make something personal, that took inspiration from my favourite places in Brum. I decided to collect textures from all of my favourite places the city (using coloured crayons and my sketch book); there’s textures from a Sphinx at victoria square, the cracked pavement outside Nightingales, the Door to COW, A lampost next to Cherry Reds and tons of unused ones from around Digbeth. These are all places that are very special to me and I really enjoyed taking something physical from those areas and turning them into a piece. The fun facts around the edges and the size of everything help add to this feeling of tightness, and makes the piece look a bit croweded, which is exactly how I think B’ham is most the time.

The typeface, is an edited version of Baskerville (which needs no intro as a star brummie typeface) that takes inspo from letter presses and helps add to the over all physical vibe of the piece.

 

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