Fish Factory

Submitted by: Jack Bardwell

Fish Factory is a contemporary art space located in a disused scallop processing factory in Falmouth, Cornwall.  It is a gallery space but also contains studios with practicing artists. The space can also be hired for events – it’s a hive of activity. For the identity we wanted to reflect this activity but in a way that allowed them to carry on outputting their own material. We created a system within which they could operate under one aesthetic, all based around a 1980s LQ-2180 Dot Matrix printer, which is linked up to their blog. The Blog is updated each month, printed and bound with vinyl printed on the same machine. The result is a means for them to self publish a monthly timetable of events and art news. It is also used to print invites and catalogues for the venue, all under the unique visual language of this old impact printer.