Our friends Sell! Sell!
are on the look out for a junior/graduate art director. True to form they've created this great ad to find the right kind of person.
Interested? Contact the guys here
#125 - Instructions on how to build a model Armstrong-Whitworth Whitely Bomber. This is a pull-out that came from Hobbies Weekly, No.2360, 11 January 1941.
Each week had a different instruction pull-out, the diagrams are fantastic and for some reason they are mostly printed in green.
Watch out for more of my collection, they're all fantastic. I do wonder if anyone ever built any of the models and furniture suggested. It would make a great exhibition.
See more form the reference box here
We're very excited to announce that a selection of our Hand Letterpressed & Saddle-stitched Notebooks and Happy Birthday Bunting Cards are now available at the lovely Barbican
They're also still available from AT open house
this weekend and in their online store
There are only 2 more weekends of AT open house
so make sure you don't miss out on the fabulous (ok I'm biased, but it is) art, design, photography, print, cards, jewellery, soft furnishings and cake available. There really is something for everyone.
At open house is open 12-6 Saturday and Sunday. I'll be down there on Saturday serving some lovely cakes so pop over and say hello!Images copyright AT open house.
Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography
is a new exhibition opening at the London Transport Museum
on Friday 18 May looking at the history and creativity of London transport maps.
Mind the Map
"The displays will explore geographical, diagrammatic and decorative transport maps, as well as the influence of the iconic London Tube map on cartography, art and the public imagination. The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world."
will run until 28 October 2012, so there's plenty of time to see it, however if don't get chance to see it in person there is an accompanying book published by Lund Humphries, 'London Underground Maps: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography'.
Images copyright London Transport Museum and Stephen Walter respectively.
Last weekend at AT open house
we had the pleasure of meeting Brighton illustrator, Lou Taylor
and seeing her strikingly bright and insanely intricate paper cuts for the first time.
Lou uses only paper, a scalpel and a steel rule (no laser-cutting here!) to produce her pieces and regularly produces paper cut illustrations for magazines.
The toucans, flamingos and lipstick pieces (above) are all available as framed works at AT open house
throughout May, along with a selection of her greeting cards.
And if paper cutting sounds like you thing? It's lucky for you Lou also runs workshops at Super+Super
on how to (safely) create your own paper cut illustrations (spaces are limited to 10 though, so hurry if you want to be on it).Images copyright Lou Taylor.
#124 - More fabulous Carte-de-visite
, some new additions to the reference box.
Both are from Sheffield, but from different studios; GV Yates, The City Studio (top) 'Portraits from life in oil or water colour'
and the lovely little embossed one (bottom) is from James Tulley, Landscape & Portrait photographer.
You can see more of our Carte-de-visite here
and find out more about them here
Huge thanks to Finola Gaynor for letting us know about You Are Here: Works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman
the Norwich University College of Arts - yes, finally a Lance Wyman exhibition in the UK!
Finola curated the exhibition which will be showing, "some of Wyman's most notable graphic design and wayfinding projects along with other rare and celebrated works such as Mexico's first commemorative stamp"
until 9 June 2012.
My favourite two pieces of his work are in the exhibition; the best ever Olympic poster (above) and elements from his US National Zoo signage that we posted about here
, so I really can't wait to see it. I feel a road rip coming on!
The Gallery at NUCA is open to the public Tuesday too Saturday, 12 to 5pm and admission is free.Image copyright Lance Wyman.