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The National Grid is an independent graphic design periodical published in New Zealand and distributed internationally by Luke Wood and Jonty Valentine. As part of the SPARK International Festival of Media, Arts and Design, RAMP Gallery and SPARK present Design and Designers - an exhibition that will survey artefacts and writing that have been presented in, and/or generated from the pages of the The National Grid. Its editors will present key examples from the publication and peripheral events that together document their particular take on New Zealand graphic design. The exhibition will take place at RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand, and while it takes place, Wood and Valentine will produce Issue #8 as a catalogue of the show. The issue will then be released at a closing party. 

 

The title of the exhibition: Design and Designers is taken from a publication authored and designed by Max Hailstone in 1985, a chapter of which was reproduced in The National Grid #1. At the outset Wood and Valentine were interested in documenting and critiquing (the lack of) local, critical writing about graphic design.

 

// Design and Designers runs August 13 - September 14, 2012 at RAMP Gallery

Jack Smylie

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