Philip Marshall

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A Secret Place
xPropaganda Ltd., 2018

On 24 March 2018 there was a performance of the 1985 Propaganda album ‘A Secret Wish’ at The Garage in Islington, London. The performance featured the original singers Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag and the album’s producer Steve Lipson. I was engaged to design promotional material, flyers, adverts and merchandise for the event.

Later in the year ‘A Secret Place’, a compact souvenir, appeared. Packaged in an oversized ecopak, its design was built from X-shaped forms and referenced a 1985 Propaganda tour brochure. The typeface is Gridnik by Wim Crouwel, commissioned by Olivetti in the 70s for their then-new electric typewriters. Its characters are all based on a square grid with 45° corners.