The Printa Academy has a reputation for bringing the best international graphic designers and illustrators to Budapest. For this year’s Design Week, Printa exhibited a series of brand-new silkscreen prints created by none other than Rupert Meats of British design label Rude.
Rude was founded just over a decade ago by Rupert and his partner Abi Williams with a view to produce visually exciting t-shirts, but soon after they began producing lots of other products and have since lent their creative skills to the likes of Nokia, The Guardian and Sony Playstation.
For ‘This Is Rude’ at Printa, Rupert is flying solo with a series of prints which deal with his love of London culture, travel and his recent discoveries in Budapest. The images all contain Rupert’s typical blend of bright colours and playful text and imagery. All but a handful of the pieces were produced in Printa’s own print workshop and are available in a limited edition.
A few of our favourite pieces on show included Rupert’s graphic realisation of one of Budapest’s signature thermal bathhouses and an almost lurid print of a camera in shocking neon colours. Most of all we loved the fun mural created on the wall of the gallery which depicted a mish-mash of London icons like Big Ben and the London Eye, with famous Budapest monuments such as the beautiful Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
This Is Rude runs from 7th October-6th December at Printa Academy, 10 Rumbach Sebestyén utca, 1075 Budapest
Budapest Design Week Website.
Printa Academy Website.