Design Icon Margaret Calvert completed her second print with Jealous Print Studio, a huge reworking of her Man at Work road sign.
In the 1960s, the British typographer and graphic designer Margaret Calvert designed a brand-new signage system for roads in the UK. Her iconic signs are still in place today, and her ‘Man at Work’ road sign provided the inspiration for her painting ‘Woman at Work’, created in 2008.
Calvert’s ‘Woman at Work’ was then translated into a 16 colour screenprint in the Jealous Print Studio. Here Margaret tells us more about her experience of working with Jealous:
‘Not every project I’ve been involved in turns out as brilliantly as my ‘Woman at Work’ print; having started life as an abandoned roadworks sign (jokingly referred to as a man having difficulty with a large umbrella) and ending up as a painting in the Royal Academy’s 2008 Summer exhibition. Now translated into a magnificent print by the superb skills of Matthew Rich, giving it a completely new dimension. The experience of working with the Jealous team has been inspirational.’
Woman at Work is her first commercial release as a print but follows previous work in the Jealous Print Studio with Margaret on a screen print, a page from her sketch book, for design agency Pentagram in 2009.
The HELP Portfolio
A new print portfolio by 16 leading UK artists to raise funds for charities affected by COVID-19
Launch date: 11am , Thursday 5th November 2020
Sue Arrowsmith, Margaret Calvert, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Nicky Hirst, Idris Khan, Chris Levine, Paul McDevitt, Elizabeth Magill, Annie Morris, Paul Morrison, Remi Rough, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mathew Weir, Paul Winstanley.
The Big Art Auction
The art auction aimed at supporting The Big Issue and its network of sellers in a time of crisis, is now open for registration.
Goldie, Gavin Turk, Jamie Reid, Lauren Baker and Rugman are among 21 creative geniuses who have generously lent their talents to create extraordinary works for the auction, which will be held by The Auction Collective on Wednesday 4th November.
Art Car Boot Fair - Viral Edition
A huge thank you to everybody who stuck with us for the Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday! After some major technical issues on the day, the organisers have decided to extend the fair by a whole week, with ticket holders gaining exclusive access until Wednesday morning, then it will be free for all to visit, view and buy! We are delighted to share that some of our new editions have sold out already, so to avoid disappointment, head there now!More
Restore: Collaborative mural with Jealous Gallery and Fora
Join Jealous at Fora on Great Eastern Street (just around the corner from our Shoreditch Gallery), where you'll be able to create your own individual squares using the materials provided, to build a big old mural in celebration of our return to the new normality and the opportunity to be together once again!More