Tag Archives: V&A

Modern Masters

9 May

Hey girls have you seen this series on BBC 1, its called Modern Masters its a four-part series detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Salvador and Andy Warhol. Exploring why these artists are considered so important and how their influence can still be seen in our world today. For example did you know that Dali designed the Chupa Chups logo? True!

I caught the 1st episode on BBC i player today, looking at Warhol, it was fascinating.  It’s not your normal art history lesson, the presenter Alastair Sooke showed us how Warhol made it as an Artist.  He basically created a brand, never explained his Art and put his ‘Andy Suit’ on whenever he was in public.  And this was all in the 50’s!   You should really check it out.  There’s also an exhibition at the V&A at the moment to co-inside with the series, fancy going?
Print xx

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