The Strange Case Company showcases the collective work of BAFTA and RSA award winning designers Jamie Durrant and Wayne Coley. Established in 2009, they playfully blend striking imagery with counterintuitive juxtapositions and intricate, fine details. The company produces a range of unique prints that are available to buy via The Strange Case Company website and through select galleries.
Starting with an interest in mysterious objects and the stories – both imaginary and real – that can weave historical items together, Durrant originally launched The Strange Case Company to produce cabinets of curiosities filled with exotic collections of Victorian memorabilia. While these intriguing creations have proved to be highly sought after, however, the production process entails that only a small number can ever be produced. With Durrant being joined by Coley to help steer The Strange Case Company in new directions, the pair decided to distill the ethos of the cabinets into a series of two-dimensional artworks accessible to a wide audience.
Where Durrant’s cabinets collected curious items in a single housing, The Strange Case Company prints continue the tradition of cataloguing, categorizing and displaying the obscure and the reimagined. Engaging their shared interests in all things eclectic and esoteric – from Victorian curiosities and taxidermy to the iconography of Americana and Great Britain – Durrant and Coley have also ensured their imagery is defined by a modern, playful aesthetic.