Pouring over Alan Fletcher's book, "The Art of Looking Sideways", it's hard to believe that 10 years has passed since its perception-shifting pages launched on our bookshelves. It is as fresh, insightful and witty today as we remember it being then. Chock-full of collected graphic ephemera from all around the world, and spanning over 30 years of looking at the world around him differently, Fletcher's very special tome, which has inspired people the world over, will now open its pages and expose it's own inspiration to us very lucky Londoners:
Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch will be hosting an exhibition entitled Mind Over Matter, bringing together a rare collection of original material, curiosities, notes and scribbles from Fletcher's archives, alongside copies of the book itself, exhibition posters and limited edition prints.
A true icon, Fletcher transcended convention and made us all look twice: from collecting scrawls on napkins to forming legendary design consultancies like Pentagram, and art-directing Phaidon books, to name just a few of his hobbies.
"Mind Over Matter": Alan Fletcher's The Art Of Looking Sideways
Kemistry Gallery: 43 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PD
25 August - 1 October
Monday-Saturday 10.00 - 18.00