Arefin & Arefin: The graphic design of Tony Arefin is a comprehensive survey of work by Tony Arefin (1962–2000), a graphic designer who emerged during the late 1980s as one of the most important figures in the British art world.
With his numerous catalogues for institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery, ICA, Chisenhale Gallery and Ikon itself, Arefin had achieved such art world dominance by the early 1990s that design critic Rick Poynor described him as ‘single-handedly processing the print needs of the entire British art scene’.
Comprising early publications from the YBA movement to seminal advertising campaigns for corporate clients such as IBM, the exhibition, curated by designer James Langdon, reveals the intuitive genius of Arefin’s work.
September 12 – November 04, 2012
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
A full colour catalogue, including text by writer and curator Emily King and interviews with design critic Rick Poynor and Ikon Director Jonathan Watkins accompanies the exhibition.