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ABOUT 

Carl Middleton is a designer, graphic artist and print-maker.

His design studio produces work for organisations and individuals including:

Architectural Thread Ltd – BBC – British Council – British Library – Braunton Museum – Buckland Timber – Commission for The Built Environment (CABE) – CABE Space – Cannon UK – CCANW – Close House Ltd – Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects Ltd – Dartington Trust – David King – Department for Education and Employment – Faces Type Sales – Green Biofuels Ltd – Hackney Borough Council – Holton Lee – House of Fraser – Kerrier District Council – Kettering Borough Council – London College of Communication – Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Metropolitan University – Muf Architecture / Art – National Portrait Gallery (NPG) – North Devon Plus – Onset Art – RIBA – Tate Britain – Tate Modern – Somerset Art Works – Southwark District Council – University of East London – Victoria & Albert Museum –

His hand printed work has been exhibited internationally and continue to be at the forefront of print-making’s creative practice. Along with his witty, yet politically charged prints, he produces expressive, hand set, compositions and cuts that interplay the worlds of communication, commerce, material and language.

His typo/graphic artworks have been described as “dark, political stand up comedy – in ink”.

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ACADEMIC

Carl has lectured widely on design, typography and cultural history at a range of institutes including:

Cambridge School of Art

London College of Communication

Petroc

Plymouth University

Portsmouth University

Royal College of Art

Somerset College of Arts and Technology

Tsinghua University (Beijing – China)

University of East London

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carlmiddleton@neatdesign.org

01823 401 302

 

Studio B – Silver Street – Milverton TA4 1LA

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EXHIBITED WORKS / ARTIST RESIDENCY

2020:  Close House – Hatch Beauchamp

A group exhibition with Barry Cawston, Grenville Davey and Chuck Elliot (date to be confirmed)

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2019:  A Show of Hands – Corsham Court, Wiltshire.

Exhibition of letterpress works incorporating the ‘printer’s fist’ – curated by Tim Jollands.

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2019:  New Impressions – Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Wisconsin, USA.

Exhibition of contemporary letterpress printing – selected by Dafi Kühne, Mary Mashburn and Jessica Spring.

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2018:  While you were Sleeping – A touring exhibition of letterpress work – inspired by global news reports.

Original initiative and exhibition curation: Sara Burgess.

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2018:  Absence and Presence (continued) – Artlitographic Museum, Tidaholm, Sweden.

Part of the Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here programme, curated by J.M. Schmidt.

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2018:  New Impressions – Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Wisconsin, USA.

An exhibition of contemporary letterpress printing – selected by Macy Chadwick, David Wolske and Richard Zauft.

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2017 – 18 – 19:  Letterpress Workers Summit – Milan, Italy.

An annual international artist residency (by invitation only) celebrating type / print / letterpress / language.

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2016:  Absence and Presence – Exeter Public Library.

A collection of work made by artists from around the world in response to the bombing of Al Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq on the 5th March 2007.

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2013 to present:  DaDa ist 100 – beginning in Gransee, Germany.

A touring exhibition of contemporary, printed letterpress compositions celebrating one hundred years of the DaDa artistic movement.

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2013 to present:  Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here.

A touring exhibition of hand made books and letterpress broadside prints in support of the victims of the Al-Mulanabbi street bombings in Baghdad.

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2012:  Letter / Word / List – The White Space Gallery, Taunton.

A solo exhibition of work inspired by the culture of language and letterform.

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2011:  Letterpress of Pray – Fukuoka and the Perhaps Gallery, Japan.

Letterpress exhibition and sale – a collective exhibition of printed works, all proceeds were used to benefit the families and orphans of the tsunami.

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2011:  Type Impressions – The Danish Museum of Media, Odense, Denmark.

An exhibition showcasing contemporary letterpress work from around the world.

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2011:  Type/Script – Chapel Gallery, Liverpool.

An exhibition exploring the way in which text shapes, informs and punctuates our world.

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2010:  Reverting to Type – Standpoint Gallery, London.

An international exhibition showcasing contemporary letterpress work from around the world.

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2009:  Text 2 – Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Manchester.

A yearly text festival, bringing together language and art. Showcasing applied fine art and concrete poetry.

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1998:  Canon – Tom Eckersley Gallery, London College of Printing.

An exhibition of experimental graphic work, made using only a colour photocopier – sponsored by Canon UK.

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1998:  Experimental Typo/Graphic Design – London Graphics Centre, Covent Garden.

An exhibition of experimental typo/graphic works spanning screen, print and sculptural form.

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