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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL ‘DAZZLED’ BY PENTAGRAM

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The Creative Studio at the V&A has been “dazzled” for the duration of the London Design Festival (15 – 23 September) by design studio Pentagram, in the culmination to the Dazzle Ship series.

As part of the project Heni Talks produced a video about the history behind dazzle camouflage with Dr James Fox. The video is available to view here and in the dazzle room.

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Pentagram has re-interpreted the iconic dazzle camouflage, first pioneered by British artist Norman Wilkinson during the First World War, from a purely graphic origin into a typographic exploration, to place the visitor inside the Dazzle room.

Letterforms from ‘Suspense’ by war-time poet Wilfrid Wilson Gibson are abstracted into a network of patterns, encouraging the viewer to immerse themselves in Gibson’s words and discover a contemporary perspective on the poetry of the era.

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