Tuesday, 24 March 2009
My friend Caroline is designing a wallpaper for B3 designers. I was trying to describe this wallpaper I've often noticed walking by Cây Tre Vietnamese Kitchen on Old Street to her, but my memory is obviously playing tricks on me because I told her it was full on monkeys climbing trees, which it's not. Apparently it's by a local artist called Andy George Magee, the waiter pointed out that his name is printed in the design - a nice touch. Couldn't find all that much about Andy George, except for his work at Comme Ca Art. I'm looking forward to seeing Caroline's design, take a look on her website to see her lovely floral prints.
I did a print course at London Print Works a few weeks ago. It was an 5 day introduction to screen printing. I loved every second, and bashed out as many artworks as I could. Here's one. I accidently played around with the hue and saturation on photoshop and got this bright green and blues. The course was taught by a very friendly lady named Dawn Dupree. Take a look at her website if fancy seeing some more print based artworks.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
A friend of mine posted facebook about a fund raising event at area10 in peckham for The Tree House Gallery. I missed it, but the photos on the site were really appealing. When I was stuck for something to add to the blog this eve, it came back to me. Anyway, it turns out that tree nests I really liked were designed by Ryan Frank. The sight of these leaves makes me want to run away to the countryside and climb a tree. I might just make it to Regents Park where The Tree House Gallery runs from 13th July till 6th September.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Christian Wijnants is one of my very favorite designers. I could pick the colours of any of his collections. But Spring/Summer 2006 was photographed by Viviane Sassens and I've kept a set of photocopies all this time. She has a new book out Flamboya, a collection of photos taken in Africa.