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When Tuft is away, Print and Fold go out to play!

20 Jan

Tuft is out in Hong Kong for 2 weeks, leaving me and Fold to keep Wednesday club running.  So last night off we went to another University of the Arts London alumni event.  The preview of Sroop Sunar’s The Goldern Glassy exhibition, in The Arts Gallery new spanking space in High Holborn.  Sunar looks back hundreds of years to present a pictorial history of England, using the traditional British pub sign to redraw our cultural and visual heritage. Influenced by the aesthetic of everyday Asian consumer goods, Sroop playfully explores her dual Indian and English ancestry and skilfully retells the visual history of her two cultures with idiosyncratic visual wit. As the printer of the family I especially loved the texture of the prints on the rough woodern signs.  If you get the chance check it out do. Print x
20 January – 5 March 2011 Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm.

Fold @ The Goldern Glassy

Magnificent Maps

31 May

So I finally made it to the British Library to check out the current exhibition Magnificent Maps. Having been disappointed to find out the British Library is only open late on a Tuesday and closes at 6pm most nights I had to dash there last Thursday for the final half an hour of opening.  Despite this minor let down the exhibition did not disappoint! The maps are amazing!! I absolutely loved the explorer’s maps; with hand drawn animals, people and buildings showing you what they had encountered on their trip, they feel magical and fairytale like.  I could just imagine them being presented to the King or Queen on their return and them being blown away with their stories.  Really made me want to go off traveling, exploring new lands, well maybe I’ll just settle on booking my next holiday! If you get a chance and feel like seeing some Art with a twist then check it out. By the one obsessed with travel, Print xxx

(Images from the exhibition book; Magnificent Maps Power, Propaganda and Art by Peter Barber and Tom Harper)

Sinning whilst spring cleaning

6 Apr

So I know I’m probably a little late but I decided it was time to organise the office and have a spring clean.  I start with all the best intentions but inevitably always get distracted.  This time it was a book that I brought a few years back from the V&A shop which I had completely forgotten about, Sinbiba by Delisia Howard and Barbara Hulanicki. As soon as I opened it I remembered why I had brought it, the illustrations are amazing and makes me just wish that I could draw like that.  Anyway I’m determined this time not to put it back on the shelf and forget about it, so its on the desk ready and waiting to inspire me for when I finally get round to designing my new Paris print.  Here’s a few pic’s to keep you content until I manage to finish off the new design work. Print xx