Sunday, 13 December 2009

Harmonograph


Let me introduce Mr Russell Terry and his magnificent harmonograph!
russellterry@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Olympic update No.3

These pictures were taken on The Greenway where there's a fantastic new cafe called The Container, it's located below the View Tube and overlooks the Olympic Park. Its run by Tom and Jess who also have The Counter on Fish Island. Fantastic food & coffee and a brilliant view of the industrial bustlings on the Olympic site.
Who's the goon on the left?...... It's me!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

You're hired


Apologies to Sirallen. One of many greetings cards I have designed for the Art Group.

House & Garden

A nice spread in House and Garden magazine featuring my 'Bags' print.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Little Drummer Buoy


I have just designed and printed a Christmas Card for Frank In Whitstable. Its a bauble/buoy and not a rusty old WWII mine.

Through Positive Eyes


I have been working with my friend Gideon Mendel to create the logo for Through Positive Eyes. Through Positive Eyes is a project of the Art | Global Health Center at UCLA. Through Positive Eyes is an attempt to address key themes of the AIDS epidemic: widespread stigma, extreme social inequality, and limited access to lifesaving medication. The project is based on the belief that challenging stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS is the most effective method for combating the epidemic—and that art is a powerful way to do this. Over the next two years HIV-positive people in six countries and on five continents will take part in this unique initiative, creating powerful personal photo essays. From these images, we will create local and international advocacy materials including exhibitions, short films, a book, and this website.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Print gone wrong.


One must concentrate when working with lino and make sure its the right way round before printing.
Mistakes eh! Don't you just love em?

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Holiday Marketplace


I shall be setting up stall in the Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead NW3 this Saturday 28th November 10am-3pm for the 4th annual HWC Holiday Marketplace. Lisa Jones will be there too.

The above illustration is part of Covent Gardens Christmas campaign which I have recently had the pleasure of working on. See their website for infomation on what's on in Covent Garden over the festive season. (You can also see a nice animated version of my illustration.)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Black (& orange) Magic


I have just printed a new colour way of Magic. I think its the best yet.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Midcentury Modern

Kate Gibb and I will be showing at Midcentury Modern on Sunday 15th November at Dulwich College Se21.

First time at Midcentury.Modern
Lizzie Allen - wallpaper and upholstery
Matthew Woodhouse - the painstakingly woven saddle stool
James Brown - amazing prints
Archistory - architectural drawings with a history done of your house
Peter and Sally Nencini - illustration and upholstery
Annie Ruthren-Taggart - jewellery
AF Design - furniture
The Design Trip - furniture
Couture Chairs
Anne Barrell - ceramics
No Place Like Home - commissions kitchen textiles from top designers including People Will Always Need Plates
Alex Moore -sculptural outdoor furniture in an amazing array of colours. See it in the Pampas rass courtyard outside and in the contemporary room upstairs.
Regular Designers Showing
Sophie Cook, Eleanor Pritchard, Zoe Murphy, Miller Goodman, People Will Always Need Plates, Michelle Mason, Minimods c , Ella Doran, Doistrinta, Petra Boase, Needles and Hooks, Ruth Green
And not forgetting our lovely mid-century dealers
Rocket Gallery, The Modern Warehouse, Orange & Brown, ID, Park 59, Sarah Potter, Pink Flamingos, Deborah Hurst, Fandango, Inretrospect, Fragile Design, Zeitgeist, metroretro, Firefly House, 52 Meters, C20C, Twentieth Century Interiors, Omnipod, Vera Da Silva, 20th Century Collectables, Haji & White, Designs of Modernity, Blue, Molecula, Retropolitan, Forgotten Fabrics, Ruby in the Dust, Mark Parrish, Post War Design & Before, Pure Imagination, Emma Mason British Prints, Homescape, Inge Connor, Rennies Seaside Modern, Travel On Paper, Tony Wilson, Tim Smith-Vincent Interiors, Cha-Cha-Cha, Richard Wallis Antiks, David Lyon, Midcentury Plus, Kiki Design plus more...

Monday, 12 October 2009

Boo!

I recently created a logo for Boo Media. I received a letter from them with this nice stamp on the back.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Nice signage!

"...I'll have a number 4 at the back and sides and choppy on top please."

The Doors of Contentment

These doors by the harbour in Ramsgate look as please as punch about something. Maybe they are feeling particularly flush.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

No Place Like Home

Here are my set of 6 'PLACE' mats- Geddit?
They look real nice I think, as does the whole exhibition at Ella Dorans Cheshire St shop in E2.


You now have an opportunity to place your bid on a collection of artist designed placemats. Once you have decided on your favourite simply email info@elladoran.co.uk and include the word 'BID' in the title. In the email give the name of the artist and collection you would like to bid on and the amount you would like to bid. Please note there is a minimum bid on each set of 6 placemats of £30 and remember all the profits go to the Shelter charity.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Excitement in the Wick

Outside my studio, Dace Road in Hackney Wick has been taken over by a huge film unit filming a commercial for Adidas. Its amazing how the art department have transformed the street, they have covered up all the graffiti and bill poster covered walls and doors and replaced them with fake graffiti and bill poster covered walls and doors! Anyway theres lots of dancing in the streets and trendy young things in brightly coloured sports wear racing around on fixed wheel bikes and skateboards. I even saw a mini camera mounted on a Frisbee which was most impressive. Word on the street was that Jay Z was coming down but I think that's all hokum.
We had Ciara here yesterday, but who is this lady with the 'Hollywood smile' being given the star treatment? Checkout the security guy, he's wearing a wire!


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Bikes

Here is a picture of a bike trying to hide in the corridor of my studios.


And here is a rough version of a new print I am developing. Its a homage to the now demolished Eastway Cycle Circuit.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

No Place Like Home


Ella Doran is hosting a sealed bid auction of unique artist-designed placemats in aid of Shelter from 19th September to 3rd October 2009 at her Cheshire Street shop.
The Private View and Tea Party is from 2pm - 5pm on the 19th September. Come along for tea and cakes and bid on a limited edition collection of placemats.
International contributors: Paul Bommer, James Brown, Amy Cushing, Anthony Dickens, Ella Doran, Chris Eckersley, Sharon Elphick, Michelle Grabner, Katy Hackney, Jason Hart, Matthew Hilton, Dan Holliday, Melodie Holliday, Inkie, Kim Jenkins, Michael Marriott, Peter McDonald, Sue Parker, Martin Parr, Rob Ryan, Zakee Shariff, Andrew Stafford, Dandy Star and Sparks Studio.
Bidding will be possible via the internet from next week and in the shop throughout the opening of the exhibition. The highest bidders will be notified by email on Monday 5th October.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Covent Garden Fashion Fete


The Fashion Fete at Covent Garden runs from 11am - 6pm, Saturday 19th September 2009. Admission is free.
Highlight include; models in stocks, coconut shy, tug o' war, dog/catwalk contest and me selling prints!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Eclectcollect

As part of The London Design Festival I shall have a couple of prints in a 'pop up' shop organised by Electcollect. It opens from 21st -27th September from 10-6pm and is at 57a Redchurch St. London E2.

'Pop-Up' shop  will be showcasing a selection of talented designers from a variety of disciplines from fashion, furniture, jewelery, ceramics and more.
Designers include:
Willem van Landeghem
Lina Meier
Absolute Appetite
Lok Ming Fung
Annette Bugansky Design
Visuallyod
Archive and Archive
Alyce Taylor
Edward Thomas
Donna Solovei
Sarah Rhodes
General Pattern by James Brown
Printelligence by Mel Simone Elliott
Shona Macsween
N-E-R-V-O-U-S
Colin O'Dowd
Brands:
Taschen Books
Steidl Books
London Design Guide by Max Fraser
Cutler & Gross (exclusive styles for Eclectcollect)
Offical Sponsor:
Singha Beer

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Ship of Fools





I have just adapted an old image to be used as a logo for my friend Gordon's band. Ship of Fools are "
Probably the biggest Folk Band in the South West!", I think there are about 15 of them in total so lets hope they all like my design.

Monday, 10 August 2009

The fastest caterpillar in the west

He's called Strike (because he is spikey and has a stripe) and he lives in Batcombe Vale in Somerset.

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Original concept and singing by Charlie Brown.

Nice jacket!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Habitat



I have a postcard pack in Habitat at the moment, 10x postcards (5 different designs) plus envelopes only £3.50 -Bargain!
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that some designs are slightly different from my screenprints.
They are also have posters and canvas prints of all the designs too.

Monday, 27 July 2009

KIOSK KIOSK


Gina Cross from A Little Bit Of Art will be down at Kiosk Kiosk on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July selling lots of nice printed works. Pop in and have a shifty if you are promenading along the southbank of the river Thames outside The Mayor of London's office.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Olympic update No.2




A wire fence now replaces the big blue wall around the Olympic 'village' which is good news for nosey parkers like myself. No chance of sneaking past security for some close ups though.

Interesting fact No.265



Whilst watching a very informative film on youtube documenting the process of letterpress printing I learnt a facinating fact.
The expression 'OUT OF SORTS' as we know means, mildly unwell; not in one's usual health or state of mind.
But do you know where the expression comes from?.... Well I shall tell you....
Since the 17th century 'SORTS' has been the name of the letters used by typographers. So to be 'out of sorts' would clearly be unwelcome to a typesetter mid composition.
Excited and amazed by this fact, I went to my box of odd 'SORTS' and set the phrase and printed it over some old linocut rejects.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Appearing rooms...

... and kinda obvious signage.

Get with the program Southbank Centre.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Liberty


Liberty are also stocking my framed prints, on the 4th Floor.

Frank


I took a trip down to Whitstable yesterday afternoon to deliver a selection of prints to Frank who are now selling my work. Frank is a place for British alternative applied arts and contemporary craft; for the handmade and the home-made; for the original, the quirky and the downright eccentric. For books and badges, jewellery and stationery; for textiles and prints, ceramics and lighting

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Boxbird Gallery


My prints are now available to peruse and purchase at the lovely Boxbird gallery in Hove.
Boxbird was set up in February 2008 by print enthusiast Alice Teague and illustrator Graham Carter. Run from thier own printing studio in Brighton Boxbird has fast become one of the premiere online galleries for exciting new talent, showcasing some of the UK’s finest illustrators, printmakers and fine artists including Fiona Hewitt, Zara Wood, Sally Elford, Ben Newman and many more.


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

The Devil's Paintbush

My jacket design for Jake Arnott's new book The Devil's Paintbrush published by Sceptre. In the shops now priced £15.
Paris, 1903. Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, is facing ruin in a shocking homosexual scandal when he meets the notorious occultist, Aleister Crowley. As they set out into the night on a wild journey through the sinful city, the story of Macdonald’s tragedy begins to unfold – with startling revelations both for the General and the aspiring magician. 
In a tale that ranges from the battlefields of Sudan to the backstreets of Edinburgh, Jake Arnott brings alive a fascinating, forgotten figure of history, and a world trembling on the brink of a brutal new era. Black magic, Baden-Powell and Islamic revolution are just some of the ingredients in this bold and exhilarating novel, which explores imperialism, sexuality and the very nature of belief with an immediacy that resonates into the present.
 

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Naïve!?



I have a nice red, white n' blue double page in a new book published  by Gestalten called Naïve- Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design. Naïve documents the extraordinary renaissance of Classic Modernism, from the 1940s to 1960s, in contemporary graphic design. This compilation introduces a new wave of young designers who are rediscovering the stylistic elements reminiscent of classic graphic design such as silkscreen printing, classical typography, hand lettering, woodcutting and folk art and integrating them into their work. Inspired by 20th Century American legends such as Saul Bass, Charley Harper and Alexander Girard, the burgeoning designers and their work showcased this in this book are inspiring, ranging from illustrations, poster art, editorials, book covers and record sleeves to stationary and textiles.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Brighton Open House


Mark Lane at Square One will be opening the doors to his lovely house at 40 Tidy St in Brighton every weekend in May 12-5pm. Mark has a fine collection of artists, illustrators & sculptors exhibiting, including Kate Gibb, Lucy Vigrass, myself and many more. For the full low down click here.
I especially love the work of Garrick Palmer (above), someone who I was not familiar with until my trip to 40 Tidy St.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Elphicks


My prints are now available to purchase from Elphicks on Columbia Road E2.
Elphick’s is a gallery/shop and studio owned by the artist Sharon Elphick famed for her photographic montages of high-rise architecture.
Open Sunday 9am-4pm.
By appointment Monday-Friday.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7033 7891
Email: info@sharonelphick.com

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Made in India


Well....No actually. Made in Hackney Wick.
Some invites I have just printed for Few and Far for their open day to launch the new seasons stock.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Nice window!



Spotted in Islington. A very nice effect but we all know what a nuisance old masking tape can be to remove from windows! I think they may need to purchase a small can of lighter fuel and some Stanley blades. They should click here to get a few helpful tips.