MONDO GRAPHICA at Studio 22 in Kingston

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Years ago I went to Kingston to a show at a newish gallery in Kingston, located right downtown behind the domed city hall, adjacent the market square. They were holding a paper show; I think it was actually called ‘The Paper Show’ and I thought: “Well, this is different…. a fine art gallery that loves type and design.” That sensibility comes from Hersh and Ally Jacob. Hersh is a designer and book enthusiast who loves art and expression, and Ally has an incredible design sense when it comes to space and working out the intricate puzzle of how an exhibit fits together and still works. Together they run Studio 22, one of the coolest galleries I know.

Last night, on one of the wettest nights in a very wet year, they opened the doors on Mondo Graphica, an group exhibition featuring design houses instead of individuals. Holly and I went in together as The Studio at Greyweathers, one of the very few times we’ve exhibited under our actual business and partnership name. What a refreshing and interesting show! Hersh and Ally brought in some veteran designers and some new young talent as well, showing what strong design talent exists in the region.

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Hersh Jacobs’ own work under The Idea Manufactory moniker – fantastic books and broadsides!

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One view of our display at Studio 22’s Mondo Graphica.

It was great to see Holly's calligraphic designs out on show and available again.

It was great to see Holly’s calligraphic designs out on show and available again.

If I were beefed up a bit more I'd look like the  bodyguard for some nefarious kingpin. But dressing black is easy; really I'm just happy to be there and seeing all the cool design work.

If I were beefed up a bit more I’d look like the bodyguard for some nefarious kingpin. But dressing black is easy; really I’m just happy to be there, seeing all the cool design work.

 

 

 

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