Brian Grimwood and I go way back, we first met in the late 70’s and we’ve been great friends ever since. Earlier this year he agreed to bring his retrospective exhibition of archival drawings, paintings, cover artwork, newspaper illustrations and printed ephemera, alongside more recent work to my Universities Waterfront Gallery.
His free and fluid style first characterised the visual culture of the 1960’s in iconic images such as those created for the influential magazine Nova. His designs have since become synonymous with British and Western popular culture, as evidenced by his covers and brand identities for leading companies including Faber & Faber, WH Smith, Johnny Walker and Radio Times.
Brian is also founding director of the Central Illustration Agency [ CIA ] and has been pivotal in promotion of the work of a host of illustrators from around the world.
The exhibition opens on the 14th November and is on show until early January 2013. You should come, marvel at the work and enjoy.