#137 - Matchbooks & matchbook covers
. This little lot were in a collection of souvenir match books I was given recently. The majority of the covers are uninspiring design-wise, but there's something about the ones above, be it their tacky charm or giant graphics that jumped out at me - especially the flame graphic!
We have many more matchbook covers in the reference box and on our blog, take a look here
This weekend is your last chance to wander over to AT open house
, have a snoop around their beautiful little terrace, sit in the garden, eat lots of delicious cake, drink plenty of tea and of course check out the huge selection of work from 13 artists, designers and printmakers.
To whet your appetite a little more, here are my favourite Petting Zoo & Collectables
screen prints available at the house and also in the web shop
These stunning images of long forgotten signs in all their faded glory are the work of photographer Marc Shur. A self-confessed lover of old things, he wants his 'Sign Language' photographs to highlight the beauty and history in these old signs and give them back their grandure.
"I strive for a sense of hyperrealism and a graphic feel in my photographs, wanting the signs to be larger than life, appearing much bigger and important than they do in real life. I want people to see the colors and details as if they were standing just a few feet away".
Marc's website and Flickr are an absolute feast of distressed and ageing signage all beautifully photographed - be sure to take a look, but only when you have plenty of time to spare!
All images copyright Marc ShurVia Type for Now
This year marks 75 years since Blind Veterans UK
(originally St Dunstan's) opened their Brighton rehabilitation, care and training centre to provide lifelong support for ex-servicemen and women blinded in action.
To celebrate, they've opened their 1930's chapel to the public as part of the Artists Open Houses
to showcase the Blind Veterans UK Photography Exhibition.
The exhibition mixes old and new photography with wonderful archive images taken during their 75 years at the Ovingdean site (below) sat alongside recent images taken by our friend & Digital Bungalow
co-founder, Darren Baldwin to capture everyday life at the centre in it's 75th year (above).
I think you'll agree Darren's images are thought-provoking and charming. They, "expertly draw the viewer in and capture the 'feeling' of this unusual, interesting and magical building".
The exhibition is open 10-4pm every weekend in May, but don't worry if you can't get over there, you can view the full set of Darren's pics here
.Recent images copyright Darren Baldwin.Archive images copyright Blind Veterans UK.
The lovely folks at Digital Bungalow
have written a great review of AT Open house with lots of pics for those who can't make it themselves. Read the full article here
.Images copyright Darren Baldwin at Digital Bungalow.
Our friends at Castor & Pollux
have a great selection of Dave Thompson's
Sussex giclee prints in stock at the moment. Based on mid-century travel posters, this nostalgic range highlights iconic buildings and landmarks in and around Sussex. These are my favourites, but check out the full range here
.All images copyright Dave Thompson.
Here's our new range of A5 and A4 hand-lettered linocuts available at AT Open house
from this weekend.