Kevin Lyons: »Red, Gold and Green« at Colette.

posted on February 13th, 2011 by in Article, Design, Jamaican Style

Kevin Lyons - Red, Gold and Green

Looking at the portfolio of one the SEEN team’s favourite designers and typographers, Kevin Lyons, you will find many references to the world of reggae and dancehall.

Currently he shows a selection of drawings and installations at Colette, Paris: The »Red, Gold, and Green« exhibition opened on January 31st and will run until February 26th.

Eddie Stats sat down with Lyons to talk with him about his favourite reggae albums, the influence of people like Wilfred Limonious and Tony McDermott on his work, and the influence of the Caribbean on gobal pop culture in general:

I am a designer by trade, so I am obsessed with words and meaning, pronunciations and interpretations. That is why I loved punk as a kid, and then hiphop, and then reggae and dancehall. The language is fantastic and so fun to illustrate and draw; words like »BOOMBASTIC« or »COLLIE WEED«. The letters are fat and juicy. (via Large Up)

See some more pictures from the show after the jump, read the whole Kevin Lyons interview over at Large Up, and head to the Colette eshop to buy Lyon’s pieces in case you got some Euros to spend.

Kevin Lyons - Red, Gold and Green

Kevin Lyons - Red, Gold and Green