The exhibition is a retrospective
panorama which spans over 40 years. Drafts, original sketches,
specimen proofs, posters, books, artworks etc.
graphic designers appear to be so in love with the letters of
the alphabet as H.C. Ericson. In his posters, the letters flirt
with each other and playfully convey their message. To honour
this designer and former professor of graphic design, who in 2002
was awarded by the Roess Museum the prestigious Torsten and Wanja
Söderberg Prize. Designforum Svensk Form is now exhibiting a variety
of his posters, books, alphabet sculptures and other works.
Ericson is a graphic designer, author, photographer, and artist.
This retrospective of H.C. Ericson’s production shows the designer’s
diversity by means of his two- and three-dimensional graphic images.
The exhibition includes posters, archival and working materials,
drafts, original sketches, specimen proofs, sculptures, original
illustrations and art works by H.C. Ericson
“poster art” if anything worth the name even exists
is dry and humourless compared with Ericson’s graphic compositions.
One must surely love the letters of the alphabet to treat them
as he has done. That affection is passed on to the viewer. One
early example is his Louis Armstrong poster from 1974 with its
flower power feel so typical of the age. Subsequently, Ericson
has become more and more individual as an artist and better
and better. The letters almost sing forth their message. His style
is wonderfully simple but also generously free flowing
yet it is still combined with the utmost precision in composition.
exhibition opens on 3 September and continues until 2 November
2003. Hours: Tues-Thurs 12:00-19:00, Fri-Sun 12:00-17:00. Svensk
Form, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.