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Europa & Peter Nencini

For the Market Town project Europa collaborated with the artist and illustrator Peter Nencini on a commission entitled 'ough'ough.

"Our work in Loughborough has engaged us with thinking about identity and place and a graphic designer's role in relation to this. Much of our time visiting Loughborough has been seeking out the unusual bits that contribute to the character of the town - the 'ough' and the 'ough' rather than the 'L' and the 'bor'.

After making several visits to the town they made a series of responses, both graphic and text-based; the visual ‘studies’ were printed larger than life on a series of billboards located within the town centre. These were accompanied by a specially designed website: which hosts an essay that deals with issues around identity and the visual representation of a place.

About Europa

Europa is a graphic design studio formed in 2007 and run by Robert Sollis and Mia Frostner. Gareth Lindsay joined the studio in 2013 and Lauren Budestschu in 2015. In parallel to their studio Europa run the second year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts. Europa design books, signs, graphic identities and exhibitions for institutions such as Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, Royal College of Art, Somerset House, Victoria & Albert Museum and Greater London Authority, artists such as Ryan Gander, Martin Beck and Alice Channer and architects such as East, DK-CM and We Made That.

About Peter Nencini

Peter Nencini has worked across print and television with Svenska Tecknare, New York Times, BBC, Channel 4, and Théâtre National de Toulouse. Recent commissions for Eastside Projects Birmingham, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Walker Art Center Minneapolis and Wallpaper* / Salone del Mobile Milan have resulted in architectural models, prostheses for furniture, pedagogical apparatus, props for performance – narrative forms that oscillate between the typo- and the picto-graphic. He teaches at Norwich University of the Arts – previously at Camberwell College of Arts, Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design Valence, Sint-Lucas / Vooruit Ghent, St. Brides London, Pratt Institute New York.

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