‘Used’ by Roger Dean

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‘Used’ by Roger Dean

“I think it is important to use London. What is the point in putting up with the commuting, the noise, the crowds and the expense if you don’t use the place? Being a photographer I had to find my word rather than create it and so USED, which I spotted only recently whilst out working on Esoteric London, seemed perfect for the London Design Festival project. It appeals to me visually, but I also like the way that the word has already been used in one particular location, for a particular purpose, and now I have appropriated it and reUSED it in another.”

Roger Dean is a professional photographer living in London. He currently runs two blogs, Esoteric London and London1to365. Esoteric London is an attempt to marry his photographs of modern London with text from the past in an entertaining, informative and often quirky way. London1to365 is a year long project to photograph interesting London door numbers and post one each day sequentially throughout 2013. Twitter: @esoteric

‘Used’ by Roger Dean  will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.

Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
ldf at v&a  v&a