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Ballon dogs that spring to life and colourful crates: The unique still life paintings of Robert C. Jackson

2019-11-11T12:04:57+01:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Anthropomorphised balloon dogs and colourful crates feature heavily in Robert C. Jackson's unconventional still life paintings. Full of wit and character, influenced by pop art, they are instantly recognisable as his own. "They're my signature," Jackson told American Art Collector in a recent interview. "I want people to be able to say, 'That's a Robert [...]

The 2019 Christmas gift guide for artists, designers, makers and anyone who loves creativity

2019-11-11T12:04:26+01:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Have a super creative person in your life and need some gift ideas for Christmas? Or need to throw some hints at family and friends? At Creative Boom, we've done all the hard work for you, picking out a selection of presents ideal for those who love and appreciate art and design. Wherever possible, we've [...]

Photographs by Howard Barlow of significant moments in Manchester’s history from the last 40 years

2019-11-11T12:04:14+01:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For over 40 years, photojournalist Howard Barlow has worked for the broadsheets, capturing many significant events in Manchester's history. He photographed everything from political party conferences, the visit of the Pope and the Manchester air crash to the Strangeways riot, and the IRA bombing. You can see some of these iconic news images in Common [...]

Moholy-Nagy and the New Typography: a comprehensive publication finally released

2019-11-08T12:19:51+01:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  Bauhaus, book, publication, The New Typography, László Moholy-Nagy, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin In 1929, ten years after the Bauhaus was founded, Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau launched the exhibition “New Typography.” László Moholy-Nagy, who had left Dessau the previous year and had earned a reputation as a designer in Berlin, was invited to exhibit his work together with other [...]

Brighton studio Evermade launches a limited-edition series of posters on a ‘Decade of Change’

2019-11-08T12:05:59+01:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Brighton design studio and online art store, Evermade, has launched a limited-edition series of prints by a range of artists who responded to the question, What change would you like to see for the new decade ahead? From environmental issues, digital wellbeing to good old fashioned love and happiness – the artworks for A Decade [...]

Nelly Rau-Häring’s quirky photographs of life in Germany’s capital before and after the Berlin Wall

2019-11-08T12:05:48+01:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For more than forty years photographer Nelly Rau-Häring traversed the streets of Berlin with her camera, capturing moments of life in both East and West sectors of the city. Now you can see some of her most revealing images in a new book, Ost/West Berlin, published by Hatje Cantz, and released to mark the occasion [...]

Paintings by Annelise Atlas of humans living in a divided, turbulent world

2019-11-08T12:05:38+01:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In Zen philosophy, it's believed that everything is in a state of 'becoming' or 'unbecoming'. In her latest series of paintings, American artist Annelise Atlas explores the space in-between. As you can imagine, her artworks are full of emotion and turmoil. They consider the "invisible forces that create physical reactions". For instance, Atlas considers why [...]

Art on a Postcard is back, giving you the chance to purchase original art without knowing the artist

2019-11-08T12:05:21+01:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Art on a Postcard has returned with its annual fine art postcard auction, featuring 600 artworks produced by more than 250 artists hailing from all over the world. Now in its sixth year, you can expect an exceptional line-up for 2019, but you won't know who's art you're bidding on, as all of the work [...]