Not Just Eye Candy: Design Work by Frank Baseman Exhibition at University of Delaware

August, 2018

We are completely thrilled and excited to be preparing for another solo exhibition of the work of Baseman Design Associates and Base Press, to be held at the Recitation Hall Gallery at the University of Delaware. The kind folks in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Delaware invited us to mount this exhibition.

Not Just Eye Candy, Design Work by Frank Baseman is an exhibition of select work from Frank Baseman’s three-decade-plus career as a professional graphic designer. Featured in the exhibition is a continuation of recent work combining two of Baseman’s favorite long-term interests: rebuses, those words and images coming together to make a visual puzzle (think “I Heart NY” and “America Runs on Dunkin”), familiar to many of us since childhood when we first encountered them while learning to read, and letterpress printing, a centuries-old method of relief printing.

In a playful manner, Baseman has reinterpreted well-known quotes and phrases using rebuses, and all of this work has been printed by hand using a vintage letterpress. Also on display are several typographic explorations, including work produced during an Artist/Designer in Residence at UD’s Raven Press; and additional projects from Baseman’s professional graphic design practice, Baseman Design Associates. Here are the details, and hope that you can come see the Show:
Not Just Eye Candy: Design Work by Frank Baseman
Recitation Hall Gallery, University of Delaware
Newark, DE
August 27–September 28, 2018
Lecture: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5:30pm, Smith Hall
Reception: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 6:30pm, Recitation Hall Gallery

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