Darren Leader Studio


New build at the Crypt

Work begins at the Crypt Gallery for the forthcoming New Impressions exhibition.

Andy Campbell leads the build with support from brilliant Norwich School colleagues, Edie Rawnsley and Claudia van Oosterrom. Thanks fellas. Private View to follow, Thursday 25th January…

Selecting New Impressions

Another important day for the New Impressions project.

Tom and Sophie from Unlocking the Archive and I were pleased to welcome Sean Perkins of North design and Fiona Lettice, UEA Pro Vice Chancellor to see our designer’s work and selected Renaissance books from the archive at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.

Sean and Fiona were charged with selecting three design pieces for display at the Norfolk Heritage Centre to promote the Renaissance book collection to visitors. But for me, it was the importance of seeing the endeavour of the entire project and the links made by all of our designers to these inspiring books.

It was exciting to hear Sean and Fiona’s feedback.

They loved it! Both judges gave enthusiastic feedback on New Impressions, Sean stating that it was, “a fantastic idea, beautifully executed and brought to life”.

Thank you Sean and Fiona for taking time to see the New Impressions project.

New Impressions at Norfolk Heritage Centre

It’s been a busy few months for the New Impressions project.

Our 16 designers submitted their work and then it was superbly printed by Page Bros on Fedrigoni Materica paper. Next: our first event at the Norfolk Heritage Centre, The Forum Norwich. For one day only, the public had the opportunity to view the results of our designs alongside selected Renaissance books from the archive.

Paul Wolterink, dutch designer and welcome migrant was delighted to share his work for New Impressions and explain his process of screen-printing using Colman mustard as yellow ink.

Tom and Sophie from Unlocking the Archive were supported by an expert team of UEA colleagues, enjoying the opportunity to explain the value and importance of the Renaissance books on show.

Everyone involved were pleased with the event which welcomed over 260 visitors.

And the designers for New Impressions had time for a group shot too (inspired by a famous LP cover).

Photos: Joe Lenton Photography

Next up: Selecting New Impressions with Sean Perkins of North Design and Prof Fiona Lettice, UEA Pro Vice Chancellor. And not forgetting our exhibition at The Crypt Gallery in the New Year.