‘Bonkers’ by Oli Frape

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‘Bonkers’ by Oli Frape
An ode to Danny Boyle

“Sarah asked me if I’d like to respond to the brief with the word ‘bonkers’ as an ode to the wonderful Danny Boyle and the incredible London 2012 opening ceremony that he created.”


“The ceremony itself was such a spectacle that visually it was a rich subject to explore. Each letter is inspired by a specific memorable element of the ceremony form the hospital beds for the ‘r’ to the fireworks for the ‘k’. There is even a nod to the much discussed London 2012 logo in there too. I hope it goes someway to evoking even a tiny amount of the energy of that night.”

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Oli Frape is a hand-letterer and illustrator based in London. Hand-drawn type is the primary focus of his practice and is integral to his overall style and approach. He produces copy-led images that are bold, colourful and feature a narrative that is his own. His work has been used by a variety of advertising, editorial and publishing clients including Nokia, Virgin, The Guardian, RSA, British Heart Foundation and Tate and Lyle.

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‘Bonkers’ by Oli Frape 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