Hey Studio — Oh My God

LondonArt & Culture

Gods and Monsters

Hey Studio take us on a nostalgia trip in more ways than one...

We just lost 15 minutes of the working day having a nostalgia rush; this new collection of graphics from Barcelona-based illustrative wizards Hey Studio took us right back to the days of after school Spectrum sessions, playing platform games like Bubble Bobble with their blocky graphics and colourful characters. But still, there are worse ways to spend 15 minutes of your working day. Working, for example.

Of course, the characters in Oh My God, the studio’s new collection, are a bit more sophisticated than 128k computers could manage in the 1980s, the surfaces smoother, but their geometric composition and limited palette share a simple charm. It’s not bubble breathing lizards we are talking about here either, but Greek gods brought back from obscurity after centuries of neglect. Hey Studio has produced Oh My God exclusively for Kemistry Gallery, London, who are exhibiting and selling prints and posters from 1st August to 14th September.

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