Ketchum Pleon London Hosts Award-Winning Printmaker and Typographer Danny Flynn
Especially Commissioned Art@Ketchum Pleon Exhibition Features Designer Screen Prints Using Rock Star, Filmmaker Portraits by Derek Ridgers
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London, March 24, 2010 - A series of prints by Danny Flynn, well-known in the print and design field for his contemporary techniques in letterpress printing, graphic design and creative writing, will be unveiled at Ketchum Pleon, a leading public relations consultancy and part of global public relations agency Ketchum, on March 25 by the artist himself. All prints, which artistically interpret world-famous celebrity photos by Derek Ridgers, were especially commissioned and produced for the Art@Ketchum Pleon exhibition, “Every Bodies Enemies.” They will be on display for public viewing until May 14.
“Every Bodies Enemies” is Flynn’s interpretation of a dozen of Ridgers’s celebrity photographs, including Kylie Minogue, Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, Nick Cave, John Lee Hooker, Henry Rollins, Keith Richards, Frank Zappa, and Elvis Costello, producing a series of powerful screen prints juxtaposing image and typography to achieve a stunning and poignant effect aimed at revealing the mystery of the celebrity’s look, pose and thoughts at the moment when the picture was taken. Any spectator, therefore, can feel like a voyeur gazing through a keyhole into a secret and fascinating celebrity world. Some of the prints employ a unique technique that enables the application of different coatings, such as raspberry custard powder (David Lynch), and sugar (Nick Cave).
|Among the prints featured at "Every Bodies Enemies" are, from left to right, "Keith Richards," "Kylie Minogue," "Nick Cave" and "Dennis Hopper." (Images provided courtesy of Danny Flynn.)|
The Art@Ketchum Pleon series is hosted by the London office of Ketchum Pleon. The program offers local artists the opportunity to show their work in an art gallery established at Ketchum Pleon’s London office, located at 35-41 Folgate Street. To date, Art@Ketchum Pleon has showcased a number of famed British artists, including works byone of the U.K.’s leading linocut artists, Paul Catherall, as well Karin Gunnarsson (photographer), John Lee Bird (artist), Gail Mallatratt (printer), Andy Whale (photographer), Monica Curtin (photographer), Tom Frost (illustrator), and Stephen Rothwell (artist).
“We are so pleased to host the creative talents of Danny Flynn and Derek Ridgers,” said David Gallagher, Senior Partner and President, Ketchum Pleon, and CEO of Ketchum Pleon London. “This inspiring series of prints provides a great opportunity to foster creative thinking among Ketchum Pleon employees and open our doors to the larger London community to support these talented local artists.”
Danny Flynn’s "Every Bodies Enemies" exhibition may be viewed weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 25 to May 14 at Ketchum Pleon London, 35-41 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX. A “meet the artist” event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 25.
To request artwork, please contact Anastasia Ivanova at anastasia [dot] ivanova [at] ketchumpleon [dot] com (anastasia [dot] ivanova [at] ketchumpleon [dot] com).
Visit the Art@Ketchum Pleon Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=134279345573&v=info.
About the Artist
Danny Flynnstudied graphic design at Bradford and Hounslow Borough College. He soon abandoned the design world in favor of binge printing (ironically his work has won him a coveted D&AD Award). He lectured in fine art at the London Metropolitan and at Hastings Colleague of Art and Design, and has researched laser-cutting techniques for letterpress printing as well as teaching graphic design at Middlesex University. He also collaborates as a writer with award-winning artist and designer book-binder Eri Funazaki.
About Ketchum Pleon
Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically diverse communications consultancies and the established European market leader. Worldwide, Ketchum has more than 2,000 employees in owned operations and operates in 66 countries with more than 100 owned and affiliated offices. Ketchum is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC; www.omnicomgroup.com). Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its award-winning work can be found at www.ketchumpleon.com.
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