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Micah Purnell

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+44 (0) 7990 533 749

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studio@micahpurnell.com

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Studio 20, 3rd Floor

8 Lower Ormond St

Manchester, England

M1 5QF

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Overview:

Copy | Concept | Naming | Straplines

Logo & Branding

Book | Magazine Design

Album Artwork

Print & Signage

Poster & Outdoor

 

Micah Purnell is a trained graphic designer and artist who uses both skills to debate contemporary ideology. His work is often concerned with advertising’s postulated values.

 

Other Activities

Print & Paste was a monthly art space I initiated and curated with friends which featured established national and international designers and artists such as Steve Lambert (US), Anthony Burrill (UK), Hitotzuki (Japan), Anthony Freda (US), Michael C Place (UK) and Christian Wallenius (Sweden).  P&P was an 18 month self funded project which gained awareness internationally cropping up on blogs across Europe and America.

Dear Progress is an open letter regarding issues facing consumers of Western progress written on the billboards of Manchester and Cardiff.

Dear Progresson YouTube

Print Up Paste Up  is a monthly curated outdoor gallery using a space traditionally used for advertising.

Selected Press & Articles

Print and Paste in Creative Review

Dear Progress in the Creative Tourist, Cardiff Times & Wales Online

Put Down Your Phone And Talk To Me featured on Getty Images

Micah Purnell in the Guardian

Micah Purnell's The Finger in the The Aesthetic Trust

Notes From Nowhere Exhibition with Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordan

EDUCATION & TRAINING
1998-2000     BA      Visual Art & Culture      Salford University                
1996-1998     HND   Graphic Design             Salford University                
 1993-1995    ND      Graphic Design             City College Manchester            

COMMISSIONS
2015        Book             'It’s Spooks' Shelter50 USA Coffee-table philosophy book.
2012      Billboard        Salvation Army
2010      Window Art    Pizza Express
2009      Corporat Art   NHS
2006      Corporat Art   Pizza Express
2001        Album Art    Elbow V2 Records Asleep In The Back.

GRANTS
2014        £13,500    Arts Council England. Dear Progress. Billboards Art  
2014        £5’000      Arts Council Wales. Dear Progress. Billboards Art  
2014        £5’000      Seedbed Trust. Match Funding for Dear Progress
2012        £2000       Paul Hamlyn Foundation/Cornerhouse Gallery.
2011          £500       Paul Hamlyn Foundation/Cornerhouse Gallery.
09-11     £11’300      Seedbed Trust. For work in a public space

AWARDS
2000             Guardian Student Media Awards. Best Magazine Design
2000             Photography in Oliviero Toscani book, published by Fabrica, Italy     

EXHIBITIONS
2014/15   Untitled Stockport Museum & Art Gallery, Stockport
2014        Design Manchester Federation House, Manchester
2014        Thou Shalt, Sheffield
2014        Tour De France, Sheffield
2014        Greenbelt Cheltenham
2013        Untitled, Oldham Open, Oldham
2013        CCapital Freedom, Cheltenham
2012        Twelve and One, Abandon Normal Devises MCR FESTIVAL Manchester
2012        PradaPrint, 2022, Manchester
2012        Notes from nowhere, along side Douglas Gordon Frome
2011        Eat, use, destroy :)  Islington Mill, Manchester
2011        We are all in this together,  Bureau Gallery
2011        Design the future, Manchester
2010        Flypost, Kraak , Manchester
2009        Best of Manchester Awards, Urbis, Manchester
2000        Pulp and on, Manchester
1995        Titillating, Manchester
    
SPEAKING
2014        National Youth Work Conference, Manchester
2013        Creative Activism with Steve Lambert, Purchase University New York
2012        Street Space along side A Girl Called Jack, Birmingham
2011        Does Jesus need new PR? Manchester
2010        Consume, Isslington Mill, Manchester

COMPETITION PROJECT MANAGEMENT & JURIED
2013        Stop The Traffik / Manchester City College BA Graphic Design
2009        Design a Poster - Stop The Traffik, Salford University 

 

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  • +44 (0) 7990 533 749

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  • studio@micahpurnell.com

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  • Studio 20, 3rd Floor
  • 8 Lower Ormond St
  • Manchester, England
  • M1 5QF

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Overview:

  • Copy | Concept | Naming | Straplines
  • Logo & Branding
  • Book | Magazine Design
  • Album Artwork
  • Print & Signage
  • Poster & Outdoor

Other Activities

Print & Paste was a monthly art space I initiated and curated with friends which featured established national and international designers and artists such as Steve Lambert (US), Anthony Burrill (UK), Hitotzuki (Japan), Anthony Freda (US), Michael C Place (UK) and Christian Wallenius (Sweden).  P&P was an 18 month self funded project which gained awareness internationally cropping up on blogs across Europe and America.

Dear Progress is an open letter regarding issues facing consumers of Western progress written on the billboards of Manchester and Cardiff.

Dear Progress on YouTube

Print Up Paste Up  is a monthly curated outdoor gallery using a space traditionally used for advertising.

Selected Press & Articles

Print and Paste in Creative Review

Dear Progress in the Creative Tourist, Cardiff Times & Wales Online

Put Down Your Phone And Talk To Me featured on Getty Images

Micah Purnell in the Guardian

Micah Purnell's The Finger in the The Aesthetic Trust

Notes From Nowhere Exhibition with Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordan

EDUCATION & TRAINING
2016    -                                                           School of Thought    Successful completion of a 12 week intensive industry advertising course
1998-2000    BA       Visual Art & Culture     Salford University                
1996-1998     HND    Graphic Design            Salford University                
1993-1995     ND       Graphic Design            City College Manchester            

COMMISSIONS
2016    Passion Art Trail                  Web/Promotion/catalogue                Manchester
2015    Ellelle Film Production        Identity & Branding                           USA
2015    Heath Street                        Promotional                                       London    
2015    Co North                              Identity & Branding                           Burnley
2015    Shelter50 Publishing          Visual Essay Book Design                USA
2014     Naked Truth Project           Guerrilla Campaign                           Manchester
2013     Rose Garden Restaurant    Identity & Branding                           Didsbury
2012     Salvation Army                    Billboard (Covered by Press)           Manchester
2010     Pizza Express                      Window Art                                        Manchester
2009    NHS                                     Corporate Art                                     Manchester
2006    Pizza Express                      Corporate Art                                     Manchester
2001     V2 Records | Elbow            Album Art | Asleep In The Back        London

GRANTS & AWARDS
2009    Special Exhibit                     Best Of Manchester Awards                               Urbis Gallery         Covered by Metro and various Press
2000    Successful Entry                  Book by Oliviero Toscani Fabrica                       Italy  
2000    Winner Best Magazine        Guardian Student Media Awards                       UK
2014   £13,500                                   Arts Council EnglandBillboard Art/Design        England                  Endorsed by Oliver James
2014   £5’000                                    Arts Council WalesBillboard Art/Design            Wales                     Covered by Wales Online and selected Press
2014     £5’000                                  Seedbed TrustBillboard Art/Design                   England
2012     £2000                                   Paul Hamlyn/Cornerhouse                                 Manchester           Endorsed by Oliver James
2011      £500                                     Paul Hamlyn/Cornerhouse                                  Manchester
09-11     £11’300                                 Public Interventionist Text Based Print               Manchester

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016          Any Day Of The Week                                                                                Manchester
20/15         Untitled                                                                                                                Stockport Museum & Art Gallery
2014          Design Manchester14                                                                                         Manchester
2014          Tour De France                                                                                                   Millenium Gallery Sheffield
2013          Capital Freedom                                                                                                 Greenbelt Cheltenham
2012          12&1 Run by Cornerhouse Mcr & Fact Lpl                                                         Manchester
2012          Notes from Nowhere (along side Turner Prize Winner Douglas Gordon)      Frome
2011           Eat, use, destroy :)                                                                                               Manchester
2011           We are all in this together                                                                                   Bureau Gallery
2010           Flypost, Kraak                                                                                                     Manchester
2009          Best of Manchester Awards                                                                              Urbis Manchester
2000          Pulp and on                                                                                                        Manchester
1995           Titillating                                                                                                             Manchester
    
SPEAKING
2015    Wake with Peter Rollins                                                                                            Belfast
2014    Streetside                                                                                                                  Cardiff
2014    National Youth Work Conference                                                                            Manchester
2013    Creative Activism Purchase University                                                                   New York
2012   Street Space along side TV chef Jack Munroe                                                      Birmingham
2011   Does Jesus need new PR?                                                                                        Manchester

COMPETITION PROJECT MANAGEMENT & JURIED
2013      Mock Campaign           Manchester City College                Stop The Traffik
*2009    Design a Poster            Salford University                           Stop The Traffik

*I initiated and ran this live ‘Design a Poster’ brief in conjunction with Stop The Traffik.
The winning design was so well received the 100 prints were published across Manchester for free as a gift from the media sellers.

OTHER PROJECTS
Founder and partner of ‘Print & Paste’ and ‘www.intervalarts.co.uk’ monthly curated outdoor gallery’s which utilise spaces traditionally used for advertising.  Print and Paste has been featured in numerous international online magazines including Creative Review.