‘Temporary’ by Anthony Peters
“Many of the words picked by contributing artists for this project are celebratory, my first word is quite the opposite, A reflection on the homeless ‘culture’ and the existence of the homeless beneath the noses of the daily grind. Everything is temporary when you get moved on, when you nomadically source food, shelter and friendship. The material (cardboard) reflects a material used as shelter and as a ‘padding’ to buffer the hard cold concrete beds which many people sleep on in the city that never sleeps. Cardboard itself is temporary, ideally this piece of typography would be exhibited in a city doorway, to be poached and weathered until it is no more.”
Peters is a maker of things, “occasionally pretty good things”, who has over 10 years of experience in the design and illustration industry. From his coastal office he runs a successful studio under the name of Imeus Design. Follow him on Twitter.
An obsession with creating a narrative using minimal graphic techniques and a limited colour palette is at the heart of Anthony’s work. This approach has won him an array of work with clients such as New Scientist, Fab, Nobrow, HSBC, Macmillan Cancer Charity, Okido Magazine, John Lewis and GQ magazine. His work has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Paris and he is a long time collaborator with Print Club London, with whom he has exhibited since 2009.
“I would rather make bad work and learn from it then make safe work over and over again because it was successful in the past. To me, experimentation and mistakes are an important part of the creative process.”