Press Release – Eat. Drink. Print. – an exhibition about the circles of influence in the British print industry

Eat. Drink. Print.

An exhibition about the circles of influence in the British print industry

Presented by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins


Exhibition: 28 April 2014, Monday – 6 May 2014, Tuesday

Venue: Window Gallery, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA


Opening Event: 5pm, 28 April 2014, Monday

Venue: Platform Foyer & Bar, Central Saint Martins, King’s Cross, London,N1C 4AA


Eat. Drink. Print. – Circles of Influence in the British Print Industry is a project curated by the MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at the University of the Arts London (UAL), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.


This exhibition is the product of research on the uncatalogued archives of Charles London Pickering (1908 – 1998), a British print educator and Inspector of Education (HMI) whose personal archives are now part of the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre located at the London College of Communication.


Eat. Drink. Print. explores a part of Pickering’s archive, his collection of beautifully designed and printed menus and memorabilia from the lunches and dinners of some of Britain’s most prestigious printing societies, eg the Double Crown Club and the Wynkyn de Worde Society. These private dining clubs were made up of some of the most influential typographers, print designers, illustrators and publishers of 20th century London. The exhibition moves beyond Pickering’s collection to explore the influence of print.


A parallel event will be held on April 28th, 2014 at Central
 Saint Martins. A panel of expert guests will recreate a modern day version of a society dinner. Over wine and food they will discuss print, typography, and the related social and political issues of today.



This blog is part of the exhibition’s research that examines the relation between technology developments, social changes, the rise of graphic design sphere and printing societies clubs. (For more information click here)


For more enquiries, please contact:

Sylvia CHEN


More high-resolution photos available upon email request.



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