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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 history, typography and communication at a range of educational and cultural institutes including:

Cambridge School of Art

London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing)

Petroc (formerly North Devon College)

Plymouth University

Portsmouth University

Royal College of Art

Solent University (Southampton)

Somerset College of Arts and Technology (Taunton)

Tsinghua University (Beijing – China)

University of Reading

University of East London (Docklands campus)

University of the West of England (UWE)

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carlmiddleton@neatdesign.org

01823 401 302 / 07553 130 645

 

Studio B – Silver Street – Milverton TA4 1LA

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EXHIBITED WORKS / ARTIST RESIDENCY

2022: Bridgwater Arts Centre (10th January – 5th February).

INK+PRINT a group exhibition of Somerset based printmakers with Jo Norman and Emma Trickey.

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2020: Reverting to Type (Protest posters) – Stanpoint Gallery, London.

An international exhibition of letterpress protest posters- curated by the New North Press.

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2020: Stroud Wayzgoose – Stroud Brewery, Gloucestershire.

Combined exhibition of letterpress works curated by The Gloucester Print Co-Operative.

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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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1997: Mall Galleries, London.

Graphic Arts – group exhibition.

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1995 / 96: Cambridge University Arts Society, Kings College, Cambridge.

Group summer exhibition.

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