Curated by Kim Paton

  • 29 May - 15 Jun, 2012


 / Matthew Galloway, Jack Gatasa, Mark Curtis, Tana Mitchell, Alan Deare, Mark Liu, Matt Scheurich, Kirsty Lillico, Lesley Kaiser, Spencer Levine, Benjamin Thomson, Kelvin Soh, Aaron Beehre and Simon Nicholls /


Curated by Kim Paton

Opening celebration: Tuesday 29 May 5:00pm - 7:00pm

29 May - 15 June 2012


Whether meticulously peeled from a public bollard or stolen from the local community noticeboard, it’s normally not the quality of the print job or the paper stock that makes us want to pin a dog-eared poster to the bedroom wall.

Inspired by the love of a good poster, Marker presents poster works by 14 New Zealand designers utilising the restrictive limitations of plan printing as a drawing tool.

Much like the humble photocopier, plan printing requires an economical approach and the designers in Marker make good on the old adage - a little goes a long way as they work with basic elements (low-fi, A1, B&W printing). The results - elegant, funny, punchy and poetic, 14 vastly different works that defy their modest constraints and provide an unruly and altogether inspiring snapshot of contemporary design practice.

For fellow poster lovers there will be a limited one time only run of 25 plan prints per poster available to visitors for free throughout the course of the show. Get in quick.

Read a review of this show on Eyecontact here

Image: Matt Scheurich (2012)