Current Exhibition – Paddington Printshop Posters

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Currently on display in the gallery is an exhibition of Paddington Printshop posters from our archives. Founded in 1974 by John Phillips and Pippa Smith, Paddington Printshop was the original londonprintstudio.

‘Paddington Printshop produced posters for the burgeoning squatters rights movement, for community resources, and for acts of social and political activism in the center of London in the mid-1970’s for over a decade…. The posters are visually striking examples of silkscreen and stencil printing at its most vibrant.’ 
Boo-Hooray, NY Art Book Fair, 2017 edition.

We’re proud to present this special show, as we grew out of Paddington Printshop. Like Polish film poster artists – who were an influence – the Paddington Printshop posters were artist-driven. Paradoxically, some of the posters and prints produced by the Printshop have now become collectors’ items.

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