Dezeen is giving away five sets of three prints by creative studio Tom Pigeon, which are based on the Victoria and Albert Museum's new Amanda Levete-designed entrance and underground gallery.more
Five readers will each win a poster triptych, created by the Scottish studio with the V&A to celebrate the opening of its Exhibition Road Quarter. Levete's London-based firm AL_A completed the project earlier this year, marking the museum's largest expansion in over 100 years.
Tom Pigeon's Entrance series offers a graphic representation of the scheme, which created an alternative entrance and subterranean gallery spaces concealed by a new courtyard.
In the tryptich, triangles, rectangles and hash markings mimic the steps, angular windows and patterned flooring, while circles reference original arches. The blue and grey colours are much like the tones found in the contemporary porcelain tiles of the extension, while contrasting red and pinks are like the original brickwork.
"The juxtaposition between the old and the new within the entrance courtyard creates a really interesting palette of shapes, colours and lines to work with," said Tom Pigeon creative director and designer Kirsty Thomas.
When set side by side, the shapes and patterns in the three posters match up.
Tom Pigeon, which Thomas runs with husband Pete in Fife, created the series with the traditional technique of foil blocking – applying metallic foil onto paper by stamping it onto the surfaces in circles and hash marks.
Blocks of colours were then added with hand screen printing – a process that involves transferring ink onto a surface with mesh and using stencils to block other areas from being coloured. The studio chose paper called Corn Crush created by Favini for Fenner Papers
"We have tried to capture the rhythm and movement of the space through a series of abstract forms, overlaid inks and flashes of metallic foil," Thomas said.
Each poster in Tom Pigeon's Entrance series is also available purchase for £75 from the V&A's new gift shop on Entrance Road.
First announced back in 2012, AL_A's V&A Exhibition Road Quarter opened to the public on 30 June 2017. It forms part of its wide redevelopment called the Future Plan project, which has already seen two-thirds of the V&A's public spaces transformed.