On 24th September, 26 Treasures will spend an evening at the V&A. Some of the 26 writers will invite visitors to take a stroll around our exhibition. The V&A calls these little treats ‘Lates’. Every Friday, they encourage people to come along after work and spend some time in history. They’ve called the Late we’re getting involved in ‘Two’s a Pair’. Which got me thinking.
26 Treasures is made of pairs. John Simmons and I worked together to flesh out the idea. I worked with Dan Oparison to create the proposal. Soon we’d given 26 writers an object to write about. 26 objects, 62 words. We then gave each writer an editor.
Everything came paired.
Then, earlier this month, something very special turned up in the 26 Treasures inbox. It came from two people. Randy Yeo and Lim Jin Li. A creative partnership, designer and writer. It was this. About a very important pairing of people.
Randy is a Typography student at the London College of Communication. Jin Li studies History at the London School of Economics. Randy’s tutor challenged him to respond to the 26 Treasures brief. He paired his design skills with Jin Li’s writing to produce something unique.
Their poster is a beautiful example of words and design. And it shows something very important. That although words can move a reader and design can touch a viewer, words and design together can often provoke a deeper response.
If you’d like to read Randy’s and Jin Li’s thoughts behind their piece, click here
- Rob Self-Pierson
We’ll tell you more about ‘Two’s a Pair’ at the V&A soon…