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Tom Wood’s vibrant photographs of shoppers at a market in Liverpool from 1978 onwards

2018-09-19T12:05:33+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

From 1978 to 1999, British photographer Tom Wood spent his Saturday mornings at Great Homer Street Market, a retail market, just far enough outside the centre of Liverpool in the North of England, for it to have its own unique, more relaxed identity. Complete with his Leica and out of date film, Tom made vibrant [...]

Hepworth Prize for Sculpture exhibition to showcase work of shortlisted artists

2018-09-19T12:05:21+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Hepworth Wakefield is set to exhibit the work of the five artists shortlisted for this year’s Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. The exhibition, opening on 26 October, will present work by the five artists – Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Magali Reus, Phillip Lai and Cerith Wyn Evans – shortlisted for the second iteration of the [...]

Geoff Farnsworth captures his personal world in striking oil paintings

2018-09-19T12:05:09+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

An exploration of the relationship between figurative and abstract art, the work of Canadian artist Geoff Farnsworth is a stunning reflection of the artists approach to work and life. Drawing influence from people and motifs from his personal world, as well as from classical and contemporary culture, Geoff brings together shape, colour, texture, and energy [...]

Mind-powered airship takes flight in the Design Museum’s atrium for London Design Festival

2018-09-19T12:05:01+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Design Museum has launched a mind-powered airship inside its Kensington building for London Design Festival. Hovering for eight days in the museum's atrium, the interactive, site-specific installation, called Mind Pilot, will give visitors the opportunity to literally pilot the textile airship using the power and focus of their minds. One person at a time [...]

That’s Amore: Andrea Johansson’s new illustration series pays homage to our guilty food pleasures

2018-09-18T12:04:20+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Brooklyn-based Swedish illustrator Andrea Johansson has created a series of illustrations titled That's Amore, a quasi-reference to Dean Martin's classic song, but more a collection of images showing people's favourite foods. You could say it's a homage to our guilty pleasures. The format is pretty straightforward. Eight square illustrations that can be displayed together side [...]

Ways of Being: a beautifully designed collection of tips for aspiring artists

2018-09-18T12:04:14+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Ever wanted to sit down with your favourite artist and quiz them about their life and career? With Ways of Being: Advice for Artists by Artists, you can do just that. Written by journalist and critic James Cahill, this beautifully designed book features interviews, archive material and quotes from the likes of Gilbert & George, [...]

Head Above Water: Giant interactive sculpture that challenges the nation’s mental health stigma

2018-09-17T12:04:47+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

As part of the London Design Festival, and designjunction, British designer Steuart Padwick has made a dramatic change to the London skyline in support of mental health and the anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change. Head Above Water is a nine-metre-high, interactive sculpture on London’s South Bank with panoramic views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the [...]