Holly Harris

Recent blog posts by Holly Harris

Body of print

17 July 2014

The Courtauld Gallery’s ‘Impress’ exhibition shows the connections between the process, the printmaker and the page
Visiting the Courtauld Gallery’s (soon-to-end) exhibition ‘Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art’ is like walking into a hidden treasure-trove of contemporary delights, writes Holly Harris.

Poster-wrap party night

26 July 2013

The V&A’s Friday Lates are an opportunity for graphic design and illustration to invade the museum’s spaces
On the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its doors until 10pm to host themed performances, installations, gallery talks and design workshops. Almost all of these ‘Friday Lates’ are free, and everyone is welcome, writes Holly Harris.

Mid-century matters

16 July 2013

Mid-twentieth century posters catch a contemporary mood at Christie’s vintage poster auction
At a recent Christie’s sale of vintage posters, the most popular represented campaigns from the mid-twentieth century, writes Holly Harris.

Music design eye candy

3 April 2013

Rich in reproductions and spanning a wide range of musical genres, Classic Rock Posters is eye candy for anyone interested in music poster design, writes Holly Harris.

When Harry shot Cliff

13 October 2012

Harry Hammond’s 1959 photo of Cliff Richard catches a moment when rock’n’roll and ‘variety’ still brushed shoulders.
Harry Hammond is one of the founding fathers of showbiz photography, writes Holly Harris. The V&A’s exhibition of his photography charts the emergence of British popular music in the postwar era. Over the course of his career, Hammond shot UK pop’s finest, including Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey and the Beatles.