ODD VOLUME :: January 26 – March 3
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present ODD VOLUME, an exhibition of artworks and the books they are inspired by. Featuring art and personal libraries of:
Alex Kujawski, Andrew Bernero, Bill Abdale, Casey Farnum, Casey Tang, Chris Zirbes, Cosbe, Luke Allen, Lynnette Miranda, Megan Plunkett, Nick Wallin, Ryan Syrell, Sean Keenan & Jeff Eaton, Susan Belle, Zebadiah Keneally. Feature
ODD VOLUME :: January 26 – March 3
Mark your calendars! The Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to Public Assembly in Williamsburg on Sunday, April 21st 2013 from 11am to 6pm. Showcasing more than 80 writers, artists, and publishers from Brooklyn and beyond running the gamut from self-publishing stalwarts Ayun Halliday (The East Village Inky and Bust’s “Mother Superior” column) and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan and the zine guidebook Stolen Sharpie Revolution) to fresh faced first-time zine makers. Once again organized by the turdish-cinema celebrants behind I Love Bad Movies, BZF 2013 aims to bring the entertaining, informative, and esoteric best in self-published works to a strange & brilliant audience. In a city of a million pursuits, there’s a zine for every one. Feature
Started in January 2012, PRNT Studio was founded by two young designers from Toronto who were determined to do what they love each day; creating original surface designs for the fashion, home and paper goods industries. With a strong belief in promoting local talent, they have grown to feature seasoned and aspiring Canadian artists with a focus on illustration talent. In addition to ready-made collections PRNT Studio is happy to offer custom artwork and collaborations, trend direction, CADS/Technical Drawings, Market Research and branding. Feature
It is admittedly my favourite pub on many counts but the fact that its walls are adorned with the screen printed beauties of very good bands tour posters is the leading factor. The Black Heart in Camden, North London have recently changed all their posters around, even the most regular of visitors should go in and check out what’s up. Alternatively you can browse the website shop and purchase your own collection for your home, although you will have to pour your own pints.
London College of Communication’s Illustration 3rd Years invite you all to our interim exhibition; Medium Rare at The Basement at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch on January 17th. So if you fancy a beer and viewing some of the most eclectic Illustration around then head over for our private view from 6-10pm.
Ranging from traditional hand drawn illustration, animation, graphics, collage and installation, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. For details on where and when to party with us check out the Facebook page, website or flyer shown. Looking forward to seeing you next Thursday!
The Parisian Openspace Gallery has recently launched it’s collaborative exhibition titled “Graffiti Therapy” (open from the 8th Dec – 12th Jan)
“Graffiti Therapy” showcases recent works by Smash 137, Yaze, Pro 176 & TILT defining their 4 styles between abstraction, figuration and explosive lettering (also featuring some nice abstract inspired comics)
I wish I could go to this show, so if you’re in Paris and you can, make sure you check it out! Feature
Get down to Many Hands pop-up shop at YCN this weekend with some superb illustrators making/drawing one-off Christmas cards. Some very talented people creating lots of fun things for all.
This weekend The Crafty Fox Market held a great Christmas event at The Dogstar in Brixton. In my opinion one of the best craft markets i’ve been to recently with stalls from the brilliant Sandra Dieckmann, Jamie Mills, House Of Ismay, Emily The Pemily, Jim Bob Art and many more. The screen print your own tote bag for just a fiver was the highlight of the event. Feature
Love & Work is a new collection of prints by James Brown, on from 5th-16th Dec at Town House, Spitalfields from 11-6pm. James came across the William Morris quote: ‘Give me love and work these two only’ and was inspired to create a new collection of ‘love’ themed sayings and phrases using aspects of ‘work’ and trade to create images in his own unique style. I love this guys stuff and expect it’s going to be a good’en.
Private View: 13th December 6-9pm
Runs from: 14.12.12 – 13.01.13
Everybody knows about the iconic work of the gentleman that is Mr. A.B. His shows are not to be missed and this is no exception. Hosted by Beach London on Cheshire Street. Get down, speak to Chaz, buy some prints and have a coffee. Feature
I spent last Thursday drinking rum looking at cool artwork at the Beach X Fivefootsix’s “What’s Next” Exhibition launch.
The idea behind the show and publication involved asking 10 Graduate Artists (mostly from Camberwell & Kingston) to create a visual response, and ask a question, to form an illustrated chain of questions & answers, appropriately starting with “What Next?”
Both the show and publication demonstrate a variety of illustrative styles and narratives by the contributing grads click to see my favourite artwork
I went to see this exhibition at Tate Modern with a troublesome friend of mine expecting to see some damn cool experimental photography, and don’t be fooled, I got what I was expecting. What I wasn’t expecting however were these incredible 6ft+ tall heavy type paintings. Layers and layers of bold colour and prominent brush strokes form Klein’s ‘Text Paintings’. The photographs don’t really do them justice, I recommend you go and stand there in front of them in awe, as I did. Feature
The first solo exhibition from one half of Puck Studio; Robbie’s Brown Shoes opens this Friday at The Old Shoreditch Station hosted by JaguarShoes. The exhibition is a chronicle of the four potential lifestyle choices Robbie’s Brown Shoes gave himself as a 14 year old boy.
“Around the space you will come into contact with images and items linked to these different routes, produced as an exclusive series of screen prints and laser cut cut mobiles. Surfer, Biker, Punk, Pimp is an exploration of freedom, anarchy, sex, money and violence.” Lets all head over and explore which route we’d choose. I’m inclined towards Pimp.
London Print Studio is an artist run non-profit organisation based in Central West London. They have an open free gallery and a print studio with available workshops. Not only that but they do these great little artist in residence videos featuring both the facilities and some darn cool work. Well worth checking out I say.
The Photographers Gallery has showcased some of the worlds most extraordinary images and are forerunners in exhibiting relevant work real people want to see. Once again they’ve hit the nail on the head with ‘For the LOL of Cats’ exploring the phenomenon of cat photography on the internet and social media. “For the duration of this exhibition, we will invite various individuals and communities to respond to this phenomenon and share their own collections of cat photographs on The Wall.” Sound like something you might enjoy by any chance? From now til Jan 6th 2013.
From 19th November to 23rd December, JaguarShoes Collective will bring together a selection of exciting food, fashion and design craftsmen to create a unique Christmas shopping emporium. To cater to all your christmas needs we will be curating a series of retail pop-ups. Eight exciting brands will have three or four day slots to ‘take over’ the recently refurbished retail gallery and café-bar, ‘The Old Shoreditch Station’.
I have a tendency to rave on about gig posters but this time it’s movie posters. The Flood Gallery in Greenwich market (although stocks both and many more varieties) has a kick ass collection of movie and TV prints for all you film geeks out there to drool over and take home too. Also may I have their gallery tote bag for Christmas please?
I hit up Knightbridge last thursday evening to see the hot type exhibition fresh over from New York presented by the The Typographic Circle & Type Directors Club. The exhibition was awash with books, posters, signage and invites laden with some of the freshest design I’ve seen for a while plus free beer and casual atmosphere . Head over to The Typographic Circle website to make sure you don’t miss any future events.
Flamingo are going to be holding a talk on the importance of making/contemporary craft, called Makers and Shakers. They’ve got some great speakers involved – printmaker Anthony Burrill, for example, and Andrew Groves from Miscellaneous Adventures. It’s on Wednesday 21st November at the Book Club in Shoreditch, and tickets are a fiver. Brill.
Pick Me Up is the UK’s first contemporary graphic art fair and it is returning for the fourth time to Somerset House in April 2013 and they want you to participate in one of two ways:
Galleries and Collectives :: Taking on a space for 11 days to showcase and sell work by curating their space to demonstrate their working processes, encouraging the visitors to take part.
Events or Workshops :: Taking place during a day or the evening during the fair, focusing on graphic art production. Performance or participation based to a broad audience of all ages and experience.
Be the first to browse the fair at the special late night opening from 6–9pm on Thursday 20 September, with live music from folk singer Olivia Chaney. Essential for anyone interested in art books. Admission free. The gallery will continue until 23rd September.
If you’re in London this evening then you MUST be going to see Heretic‘s new show opening at Material, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT. This trio of multi-talented printmakers / designers / illustrators will blow your mind with their incredible work and style. Be sure to hunt down Luke, Jon and Therese for a chat because they are excellent people who will make you smile.