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Circus Work: Photographer Peter Lavery spends 50 years documenting Britain’s circuses

2018-01-16T12:05:09+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For anyone who has ever dreamt of running away with the circus or simply wondered what life is like for the jugglers, clowns, and acrobats, a new exhibition at The Harley Gallery in Worksop by acclaimed photographer Peter Lavery captures what goes on behind the scenes at the Big Top. Lavery has spent the last [...]

NOW: National programme celebrates female Chinese contemporary artists

2018-01-16T12:04:42+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

From giant installations and elusive sculptural pieces challenging everyday objects to powerful and other-worldly visual narratives, NOW is a national arts programme that celebrates female contemporary artists working in mainland China today. Taking place throughout February, the collaborative series of exhibitions, commissions and events will be based at five distinct art organisations across the UK, [...]

Dawn Woolley’s still life photographs show us the shocking side of consumption

2018-01-16T12:04:24+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Extraordinary, and at times deeply shocking, still life images connecting the consumer and the act of consuming will go on show at Ffotogallery’s Turner House gallery in Penarth this month. Consumed: Stilled Lives is an exhibition featuring new work by Cardiff-based artist Dawn Woolley, a visual artist whose latest work provides a contemporary take on [...]

Bicycles in Beijing: Photographer documents China’s once-loved, discarded bicycle

2018-01-16T12:04:11+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In his series, Bicycles in Beijing, local photographer Zhao Xiaomeng wanted to capture the changing culture of China once known as the "kingdom of bicycles". For decades, bicycles were used as the principal mode of transportation and were an essential part of Chinese life. It was both a cultural symbol and a shared memory for [...]

22 awesome online shops for stationery addicts

2018-01-15T12:07:04+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Whether for practical purposes or good old nostalgia, we love getting our hands on pens, pencils, notebooks and all types of beautiful surfaces – we want it all, and we want it now. But where to go for our beloved stationery supplies? Being crazy about design and creativity at Shillington, we've rounded up 22 of [...]

Craft Central at The Forge, a new era for the charity as it moves to East London

2018-01-15T12:06:26+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Craft Central has recently opened the doors to its new home at The Forge in the Isle of Dogs, East London, bringing design and making back to an area of traditional industry. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter for Craft Central, a charity that has supported craftsmanship and craftspeople in the UK [...]

Lower East and Upper West: Vintage photographs of New York’s vibrant street life

2018-01-15T12:05:45+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The vibrant street life and people of New York City's Lower East Side and Upper West Side in the 1950s and 1960s are presented in this fascinating series and new book of black-and-white photographs by Jonathan Brand. A census taker, and later an advertising copywriter, Brand chronicled life as he encountered it on his walks [...]

Brighton studio Baxter and Bailey launches significant rebrand for Oxford University Press

2018-01-15T12:04:58+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Baxter and Bailey has overhauled the identity of Oxford University Press with playful illustration at the heart of its rebrand. The Brighton-based design studio commissioned a number of illustrators to help bring the new visuals to life, including Cachetejack, Adam Larkum, Andrew Selby, Daniel Frost, Iker Ayestaran and Lo Cole. "As part of one of [...]