Pens and Needles exhibition: dn&co’s digital embroidery
Custhom has curated a second exhibition of tactile posters to explore the use of digital embroidery as a unique and expressive form of drawing. We were invited to submit a 2D design for them to translate through stitch or mechanical drawing onto paper, using a ‘hacked’ digital embroidery machine.
The reductive nature of the Bauhaus symbols are a constant source of inspiration for our designers whose approach is modernist and minimal. Our poster is a tribute to the work of Sol LeWitt, whose artwork explored geometric forms, in a logical, sequential and progressive way. We particularly love the happy accidents and complex optical tricks LeWitt’s line paintings produced, something that we enjoyed seeing translated to thread.
Digital embroidery 645 x 490mm. 100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Cool Grey 250gsm.
Exhibition runs from January 9th to January 26th at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB.
You can purchase our poster here.