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Iconic designers create eighties inspired t-shirts for Great Ormond Street Hospital

2018-03-17T12:04:44+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has joined forces with a group of twelve illustrators and designers to create a limited-edition collection of eighties-inspired t-shirts, with all the profits going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The 1980s saw the launch of the Wishing Well Appeal, the first major fundraising appeal from Great Ormond Street Hospital [...]

Nine by Nine: Original, affordable prints by independent artists and illustrators

2018-03-16T12:06:41+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Struggling to find a fresh print for your walls? You're not alone. Nine By Nine is a new shop founded in 2017 after its founders, Corryn Boyes and Adam Oldfield, spent many months looking for original, affordable art for their new home​, but "never quite finding the right thing​". "We know there are lots of [...]

Never-before-seen family photographs of Bobby Moore go on display at National Portrait Gallery

2018-03-16T12:06:20+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For the first time, a collection of intimate photographs of Bobby Moore and his family has gone on display at London's National Portrait Gallery. Taken from the collection of Bobby's daughter Roberta Moore, Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football runs until January 2019. Launched to mark this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Moore famously [...]

Raindrop Blues: Fine art photographs that look like blurred oil paintings

2018-03-16T12:05:47+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

"The rain washes memories off the sidewalk of life," Woody Allen once said in an old movie. And it forms the basis of a new series by Italian photographer Alessio Trerotoli. Raindrop Blues, as it's called, is inspired by, you guessed it, raindrops. "Like a blues song, they fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm, [...]

Lisa Congdon on being self-taught, dream clients and finding success online

2018-03-15T12:05:04+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Lisa Congdon is an artist of many talents. From fine art to illustration, authoring books to teaching classes both online and offline, she is a creative force to be reckoned with. Best known for her colourful paintings and hand lettering, Lisa's clients include MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books and Random House [...]

Tana West’s (UN)WOVEN installation explores barriers and divisions across Europe

2018-03-15T12:04:53+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In a new exhibition launching in May 2018, the award-winning installation (UN)WOVEN by artist Tana West will be exhibited at London's Material Lab in a collaborative exhibition between the British Ceramics Biennial and manufacturer, Johnson Tiles. Held during London Craft Week, visitors will be given the opportunity to view West’s dramatic work, which comprises an [...]

The second instalment of the National Festival of Making returns to Lancashire

2018-03-15T12:04:46+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Following a stellar first event in 2017, the second edition of the National Festival of Making will return to Blackburn, Lancashire, on 12 and 13 May 2018. The first free to attend, two-day event flooded the town with visitors from far and wide, drawing curious beginners, experienced makers and inquisitive families into 48 hours of [...]

Thomas Hedger experiments with hazy tones and a looser colour palette

2018-03-15T12:04:28+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Ahead of his upcoming graduation from London's prestigious Central Saint Martins, illustrator Thomas Hedger has produced a new series of work. In contrast to the bold nature of his previous pieces, Hedger's new body of illustrations features hazy tones and a looser colour palette – a very conscious progression by the artist. He explains: "I’ve [...]