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A new CCA Edition by James Ashe made on the occasion of Irish Modernisms group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry.
James Ashe’s work frequently responds to architecture and the built environment. James fuses design, illustration and typography in this series of newly commissioned print editions of Modernist buildings spanning NI. The prints feature landmark Modernist buildings from James’ home in the new-town of Craigavon as well as Banbridge, Sion Mills, and here in Derry~Londonderry. The buildings hint at the reach of Modernism in terms of building use: offices, a shoe factory, church and service station. The colour palette is inspired by James’ research into Modernist design history including Sainsbury’s own label branding from 1962–77 designed by Peter Dixon and posters from the Modernist magazine.
James Ashe (b. 1993) lives and works in Craigavon. James is currently featured in the exhibition Collecting the Past/Making the Future: Marking Centenaries 2021 at Ulster Museum, and his other exhibitions and projects include Belfast Built Heritage at Framewerk, Belfast (2020), and Signboard at The Black Box, Belfast (2020).
Abercorn Service Station, Derry~Londonderry
A3, three colour screen print on G . F Smith paper.
Edition of 50.
This print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
With thanks to the Derry Print Workshop.