Nubvigant by SPIN
47 participants have chosen from a list of the dictionary’s lovely but little-known words, with an open brief to create an original work inspired by their choice. Participants range from designers such as SPIN, Why Not Associates, Jonathan Ellery, Alan Kitching, NB: Studio and Kate Gibb, to artists Sam Winston, Ceri Amphlett, Russell Mills and Andy Smith. Each of the invited participants works with interpreting words on a daily basis. Their responses reflect the diversity of media in which they create, and include letterpress, silkscreen, laser-cut objects, artist books and animation.
Works and the words that inspired them will be on display until 6pm today but available to peruse and purchase on an ongoing basis from the event website. Proceeds from the sale of work will go towards the National Literacy Trust.
By Rebecca Pohancenik