RIBA Journal – Poster boy Paul Catherall’s Brutalist ‘potato prints’

By Pamela Buxton Searching out the spare lines of brutalism and modernism: interview with artist and printmaker Paul Catherall. ‘Basically it’s a sophisticated potato-cut,’ says illustrator Paul Catherall rather self-depreciatingly of his distinctive linocut printing technique. For nearly 20 years, Catherall has been capturing architectural landmarks in his strikingly graphic style. Each design is a […]

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Below the River – Southsayer: Paul Catherall, printmaker and illustrator

Paul Catherall’s bold linocuts of London architecture are instantly recognisable. He’s had commissions ranging from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the House of Commons, and his 2003 Tate Modern artwork is part of the LT Museum’s current Tube-themed Poster Art 150 exhibition. Other south London landmarks to been Catherall-ed include the “great Brutalist monuments” of the […]

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Design Week – Brilliant new work from Paul Catherall to go on show

By Emily Gosling Known for his iconic linocuts of London cityscapes and London Transport posters, printmaker and illustrator Paul Catherall is to have his largest exhibition yet at the Oxo Tower, London next month. It seems like the perfect setting for Catherall. He says, ‘The location of the Oxo Tower is great. It just suits […]

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The Independent Magazine – Underground art: The colourful past of the Tube

Underground art: The colourful past of the Tube By Rob Sharp There are two wooden oars, adorned with smiling faces and peaked, collegiate caps, shouting through angular megaphones. An advertisement for the Cambridge versus Oxford boat race on the Thames, it is a Wodehouse-esque appreciation of tradition that is inclusive and colourful. The artwork in […]

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thelondonpaper – The Fresh Prints

Trellick Tower, Tate Modern, Elephant & Castle –- illustrator Paul Catherall tells Jessica Holland about his obsession with the city’s more eclectic buildings. “I’ve always loved London architecture –- especially the stuff that isn’t picture postcard,” Paul Catherall says, explaining why he’s obsessed with making prints of the capital’s more eccentric landmarks. ” They’re uncelebrated […]

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Printmaking Today – Top of the World: Profile – Paul Catherall

Spring 2008 Paul Catherall’s architectural linocuts are rapidly becoming stars in the firmament of great British design. Art historian Clare Barry looks at the artist’s career to date. On the Tube, years ago, I saw a London Underground poster promoting the opening of Tate Modern, a striking design that immediately demanded my attention. The image, […]

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