Darren Leader Studio


New Impressions at the Crypt

The private view for the New Impressions was a cool event.

From the beginning, myself and Tom and Sophie at Unlocking the Archive felt New Impressions was a fantastic project. And it’s been exciting to see it gain momentum since our very first meeting. And here we are at our second public event: an exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, Norwich School.

I want to say a big thank you to all the participating designers; Steven Pyke at Page Bros for invaluable support and guidance; Sean Perkins and Fiona Lettice for viewing our work and selecting exhibits for the Norfolk Heritage Centre and Tom and Sophie for being fearless clients and trusting me to deliver such an ambitious project. And, finally Andy Campbell at Norwich School (and my former colleague at NUA) for encouragement, brilliant ideas and vision.

New Impressions at the Crypt Galley, 26th January – 10th February 2018.

New Impressions at the Crypt Gallery

New Impressions: Pseudodoxia, Vulgar errors and Thomas Browne


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.