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ICA – Stealing Beauty: New British Design, 1999 (Exhibition), image 1
ICA – Stealing Beauty: New British Design, 1999 (Exhibition), image 2
ICA – Stealing Beauty: New British Design, 1999 (Exhibition), image 3
ICA – Stealing Beauty: New British Design, 1999 (Exhibition), image 4

Curated by Claire Catterall, Stealing Beauty was the ICA’s first show dedicated solely to design. Bringing together designers from different disciplines, it set out to demonstrate how each derived new meaning from ordinary objects by building on associations that are common to us all.

Initially invited to exhibit, GTF chose instead to participate by creating the exhibition graphics. Captions were engraved on to the plastic laminate typically used for utility signs in the standard sign-makers’ typeface. Illustrations were based on outlines traced from snapshots of the exhibitors. Biographical texts and handwritten Q&As were desktop-printed on to A4 sheets and attached to the plastic panels with elastic bands.

GTF also designed a catalogue to accompany the show.

Campaign Fedrigoni Image library
Campaign Vitra Vitra Classics
Campaign Kvadrat Kittens
Campaign Frieze Art Fair Fireworks
Campaign Kvadrat Shapes
Campaign Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre The Season of Regime Change
Exhibition Somerset House Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me
Exhibition Science Museum Who am I?
Exhibition Art Institute of Chicago GTF: Resourceful Design
Identity Fedrigoni Paper Box
Identity Design Museum Identity
Identity Frieze Art Fair Identity
Identity Habitat Identity
Packaging Royal Doulton Olio
Packaging Herman Miller Formwork
Product Graphic Thought Facility MeBox
Publication Gagosian Catalogues
Publication Fendi The Fendi Set
Publication Richard Avedon Foundation Avedon Advertising
Publication Dior Dior Images: Paolo Roversi
Publication COS Creating with Shapes
Publication Gagosian Gagosian Quarterly
Publication Thames & Hudson M to M of M/M (Paris)
Publication Bloomsbury Heston Blumenthal at Home
Publication Gagosian Crash: Homage to JG Ballard
Retail Vitra VitraHaus
Wayfinding Hult International Business School Wayfinding