It’s kind of funny that not long after moving back to south Wales from Devon I was commissioned by Professor Jana Funke and Natalie McGrath of Exeter University to create a linocut-based logo design for their project “Out and About: Queering the Museum“. The project, which is currently running with Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum, seeks to reveal and celebrate LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in their rich collections.
Jana and Nat loved the linoprint work I have for sale in my shop and also wanted to hire a queer person who would *get* what they were trying to produce. They wanted something rough and hand-made that would speak to there being so many untold queer stories, so many voices we have yet to hear.
I also created a banner for them with a background inspired by grains of sand under the microscope – sand being one of the themes of the project’s exploration.
Jana says of the work I did:
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Frank Duffy, who designed the logo for our Out and About: Queering the Museum at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) project. We are so thrilled with the final design, which really captures the identity and ethos of our project. The process of working with Frank was brilliant: they were patient and professional as we went through different iterations of the logo and really listened to us to make sure that we were happy with the design. The way in which they translated our thoughts and ideas into a beautiful logo design was nothing short of impressive. We would highly recommend working with Frank and would happily do so again ourselves.”