Actually I spent the day trying to dodge exhibition security who were trying to stop me taking pictures, hence some of the photos look very surreptitious.
First off, Future City. I love these kind of architecture exhibitions, but I'm aware they are largely pretentious nonsense. Some of the buildings on display are simply ridiculous. Like the architects are rebelling against the identikit rubbish they design for the rest of the year and displaying some crazy shit to make up for it.
Some of the 'explanations' were printed on to these great poster style things.
Decent exhibition, although I'm not really sure what it hoped to achieve. Too expensive at £8. It reminded me of Archigram, so I'll post more about that in the next week.
I love the Barbican, it's so wonderfully odd. Whenever I'm there, I always feel like I'm the only person there. Do you ever feel like that?
They've got these great new signs by Studio Myerscough.
On to the Royal Academy, another place I'm very fond of, and to the Summer Exhibition. I love the Summer Exhibition and I've been every year for years and years. They're double strict on the photo side of things, so it was a little harder.
Their exhibition graphics were crap. But that's not really the point with this one.
I love the way they cram all the pictures in. They should do this with more exhibitions.
Some great stuff from Patrick Caulfield. Really nice graphic feel to them.
All in all, a good, inspiring day.