Monday, 30 November 2009

Screen Printing Disasters


Last Wednesday I had a refresher in screen printing and i've been working on a drawing this week to print. It's a row of garages in Harlow which I find utterly beautiful. They are all blue apart from one red one. Anyway, my attempt to put the drawing on to the screen today was a bit of a disaster for various reasons so for the mean time i'll leave you with some David Hughes amazingness. He has an exhibition on in Cambridge at the moment. Bye for now bloggers.


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Exhibition - only 2 more days!



I'm a little slow on posting this so apologies, it is only up for 2 more days but... there is an excellent exhibition on at moment at Nolias Gallery in Southwark. The exhibition includes Akemi's place: a selection of paintings and prints by Natalie Abadzis and selected photographs by Jim Green. Definitely check it out if you get chance. Lovely stuff.

60 Great Suffolk Street
Southwark
London
SE1 OB

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Commuters


Been drawing a few peeps on the train on my way to and from work... More Harlow drawings to follow soon :) They're also on Flickr.




Monday, 16 November 2009

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?


We went to an excellent photography exhibition on Saturday morning at Fulham Palace. The photos are of people that have won the lottery and are all taken by Edmond Terakopian. The couple pictured in this article and below bought knee replacements so they could dance together again Check out Edmond's blog here.


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Friday Night


Friday night was a bit of a disaster... the weather was horrendous and the Rotherhithe tunnel was flooded meaning we got stuck in tons of traffic and missed David Walliams and Quentin Blake talking about Mr Stink. I was gutted not to see Quentin Blake but all was not lost - we went to the Ed Ruscha exhibition at the Hayward instead.

'I'm into the iconography of the country - street stuff and word stuff and highways and ribbons of asphalt'

I love his use of colour and typography - especially in his earlier work - very inspiring.

Here's a couple of my favourites from the exhibition:





Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Conqueror: Endless Possibilities


A lovely little book called Endless Possibilities arrived at work. It's a collaboration between Damien Weighill (Illustrator) and Blast (Design) printed on a range of Conqueror papers. The illustrations are a free resource which can be downloaded here: conquerorpossibilities.com


©Damien Weighill (2009) with kind permission of Blast Design Ltd and Conqueror

Brief Encounter


I have been off work with a nasty fluey cold and this film (along with Lemsip and sleep) was the perfect way to recover.


Pantone 186


I've been collecting red stuff (the closer to Pantone 186 the better) for a while now and I think this radio might have to be next on my list. I'm planning on photographing my collection soon so will post it on here once I get round to it!



Movies I should have seen before now!


Watched a couple of good movies this week...
Check out the trailers.




Monday, 9 November 2009

Mr Stink



Really looking forward to seeing David Walliams and Quentin Blake talk about their new children's book 'Mr Stink' on Friday. It's in the Lyttelton Theatre on the Southbank. There's still a few tickets left if you want to get your hands on one...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

More from Harlow


3 new drawings from Harlow this weekend... The first two are in Sainsburys and the third is the view from the window of Weatherspoons. I'm going to Harlow dogs on Wednesday... can't wait!

They're on Flickr too if you want to take a peek.





Fred Lebain


I saw one of these Fred Lebain images on Ffffound today. He took photographs in New York, printed out details of them, and then re-took the photos with the print in front of the original scene. Nice idea and looks cool.

The images are from todayandtomorrow.net.





Tuesday, 3 November 2009

I LOVE Bushel Boxes



I lOVE Bushel Boxes.

I have ten that are stacked as book shelves in the bedroom but now i'm wondering if I could make a table from them...?!

Image found via ffffound.

More Oliver Jeffers


I just had a mooch around Oliver Jeffer's website. Apart from his fab children's books, here's a selection of some of his 'objects' and 'paintings'. Have a look for yourself at
oliverjeffers.com




The Incredible Book Eating Boy: POP-UP Edition



I absolutely love this book and now The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers and it's coming out as a pop up!

He is doing a public signing on: Thursday 12th November 4-5pm at The Children’s Bookshop, 29 Fortis Green Road, London, N10 3HP, 020 84445500 if you can make it...

Via swissmiss


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Drawing in Harlow


The first module on my course is observational drawing and the subject I have chosen is Harlow, a new town in Essex. The drawings below are a selection scanned in from my A5 and an A6 sketchbook. They're on Flickr too... Bye for now.