Microdot - The 90's

 

June 14 - Aug 31 2019

Microdot – The ‘90s

A Temporary Exhibition celebrating works for Oasis, The Verve, Suede and many more.

 

 

In 1990 Brian Cannon, an unknown graphic designer not long out of college, established the fledgling creative agency Microdot.

 

Four years later, through sheer determination, a catalogue of errors and a maverick way of working Microdot had become the most sought-after music related artwork team in the world.

 

From humble beginnings in a Lancashire bedroom studio the accreditation ‘Sleeve design by Microdot’ now adorns over 75 million records worldwide.

 

Microdot – The ‘90s showcases the halcyon years when the team’s creative output was at its zenith – featuring works for clients such as Oasis, The Verve, Suede, Cast, Ash, Super Furry Animals and many more.

 

The exhibition will feature the Gibson Flying ‘V’ guitar played by Noel for Oasis’ video ‘D’You Know What I Mean’ along with unseen out-takes, work-in-progress sketches and original props used on the Oasis sleeves.

 

 

 

Launch night event, Thursday 13th June.

 

The opening night will consist of a private view of the Microdot – The ‘90s Exhibition (attendees will also be able to browse the incredible BME collection too), Microdot founder Brian Cannon will deliver a talk accompanied by key images from the ‘90s artwork.  He will also be joined by Brian Garcia, owner of the world’s biggest Oasis memorabilia collection who is flying in specially from Texas for a Q&A.

 

Microdot – The ‘90s will run at the British Music Experience from June 14 –August 31 2019. The temporary exhibition is included with standard ticketed entry to the British Music Experience.

 

There will be a number of Microdot prints, including a limited-edition print designed exclusively to accompany the exhibition, for sale in the BME Merch Store.

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