Conversation / Maeve Redmond
The Panel newsletter is back!
For this returning edition, we are turning our attention to graphic designer Maeve Redmond and her recent commission for Sincerely, Valentines – From Postcards to Greetings Cards. Curated by Panel and developed in partnership with the University of St Andrews and V&A Dundee, the exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s most pioneering and successful commercial photographers, best known for popularising the holiday postcard on a global scale. Founded in 1825 in Dundee, Valentines capitalised on rapid developments in photography, printing and tourism in the early 20th century to create a fascinating body of work and a vibrant industry, quickly becoming one of Dundee’s largest employers.
Redmond’s engagement with the archive led to a series of giant ‘deconstructed’ postcard prints that foreground the people that worked at Valentines and reference the topographical landscape postcards for which Valentines were renowned, playing with ideas of scale and mass-produced print production. Read our in-conversation with Maeve Redmond here.