I Like it. Book Signing/Talk – Anthony Burrill

Join us at MADE NORTH Gallery for an exclusive visit and book signing by Anthony Burrill.

At a special event to launch the I LIKE IT. WHAT IS IT? exhibition Anthony will be present to answer questions about his work. This unique event will give an insight  into a selection of Anthony’s best-known works which are featured exclusively in a new book of posters printed on heavyweight art paper with an accompanying sticker sheet printed in special inks. 


In addition to the I LIKE IT. WHAT IS IT? exhibition, a limited edition collaborative print by Anthony Burill and MADE NORTH will be launched as part of the exhibition and Sheffield Design Week.

In this film by Andrew Telling, Anthony Burrill outlines the thinking behind the book

Words and language are an important part of Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice that is sought after not only by collectors of his posters and prints but also by clients including Wallpaper* magazine, The Economist, The British Council, London Underground and The Design Museum. Burrill is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People”, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.


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While Burrill’s work is grounded in a serious devotion to his art, he has a lightness of touch and humour that, although often copied, is unique in the field of graphic communication. He frequently embarks on innovative collaborations with friends and fellow creatives. Recent and regular colluders include product designer Michael Marriott, writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, designer Ben Kelly and creative director Erik Kessels.

Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire. After studying Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent.


Venue Info

Yorkshire Artspace
Persistence Works
21 Brown Street
S1 2BS
Gallery Open
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon – 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Contact Info

+44 (0)7958367808

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