H is for Horse

  • Tim Isherwood
  • Posted in: Exhibitions

06/02/13 – 06/05/13Opening Night 6th February 2013 6-9pm H is for Horse is a series of typographic interpretations of the equestrian kind.  Featuring the work of Salford staff and students from Graphic Design in association with Salford Type Foundry and Tashatime.

A group of eleven University of Salford staff and BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are to exhibit their typography works at Northern Quarter pub The Bay Horse, in partnership with the student-led project Salford Type Foundry.

H is for Horse is the third art exhibition to be displayed at The Bay Horse. Ali Gunn, BA (Hons) Visual Arts graduate, approached University of Salford lecturer Tash Willcocks to co-curate the show after being wowed by the HOMEexhibition in Cornerhouse’s café and bar last June. Using the simple theme of ‘horse’, Ali and Tash have asked the artists to choose a letter from the pub’s name to express themselves and their creative abilities through a typographic interpretation.

Commenting on wanting to work alongside the University, Ali said: “Having studied at Salford, but never getting a chance to work with the Graphics students, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for collaboration. I was really impressed with the Salford Type Foundry, as it lays open the creativity and technicality that comes with producing type faces whilst offering humour, diversity and uniqueness”. Tash went on to say: “This is anexcellent experience for the Graphic Design staff and students to work together on designing a set of posters to be shown in an alternative environment. It’s good to get the work out into Manchester city centre in a relaxed environment, where the public can easily engage with it”