Who? Anthony Burrill
What? Graphic artist, print-maker and designer
Who? Isle of Oxney, Kent
Graphic artist Anthony Burrill’s bold slogan prints are collected across the globe in national institutions, from the V&A and the Design Museum in London, to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.
Passionate about the formation and impact of words, Anthony uses traditional techniques including hand-cut letter press blocks printed on presses of his longtime collaborators, Adams of Rye.
The Wharfedale Press at Adams dates back to the 1850s. By coincidence it was manufactured in the market town of Otley, just down the road from Harewood House – 270 miles away from Rye, where it now resides. Otley is also the birthplace of Thomas Chippendale.
‘I get lots of inspiration from every day experiences, I try and remember the good stuff and feed it in to my work.’
Anthony’s work for the inaugural Harewood Biennial, is formed of two pieces, one inside and one outside. Who, What, Where, When, at six metres high on the steps of the front door, sets the tone for this first exhibition with bold, monochrome statements.
Anthony has collaborated with Apple, Google, Hermés, the British Council and London Underground, to name a few.