Blog: Typography

Four Play at Unlimited, Brighton

As part of Brighton's Fringe Festival and off the back of it's Box Park success, our friends at Unlimited have given over their shop and gallery to their Four Play exhibition - a collaboration between the Unlimited design studio and 40 of their artists, illustrators and designers.

"All 40 participants have been given a FOUR letter word to illustrate in their own distinctive visual style using a fixed palette of FOUR spot colours. Unlimited design studio are then incorporating their word into each artwork, creating a unique typographic response for each and an exciting collaborative final piece."

So, 40 playful and typographic prints by 40 artists in editions of 100 - what are you waiting for, get on over there before 31 May and check them out.

Pick Me Up 2015

Pick Me Up 2015 is currently in full swing at Somerset House, London showcasing a huge selection of illustration, design and print for the sixth year running and proving to be a successful platform for both emerging and established artists to promote their work.

London’s biggest graphic arts is not only a chance to engage with artists and designers about their work. Throughout the 12 days there’s a comprehensive programme of talks, debates, interactive workshops, demonstrations, the chance to create your own piece of print (with help) and the opportunity to purchase some wonderfully affordable art.

As we’re about half way through the festival I thought I’d share with you the very talented motley crew I’m showing alongside with BEST this year.

First up, our Brighton buddies hello DODO - ‘husband and wife team of playful printmakers’ brightening up the world with their colourful animal and pun-tastic screenprints.

Tattoo artist and printmaker, Alex Binnie. Normally found in his Brighton tattoo shop, Alex creates beautifully intricate wood and lino cuts inspired by his tattoo work and his past as a  medical illustrator.

Another pal of ours, illustrator and 80s toy collector Carlos Garde-Martin whose wonderfully detailed illustrations were seen all over Brighton last year as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival branding.

The lovely designer and illustrator Matt Jeffs (aka Nimbws - think ‘Nimbus’ but in Wesh) popping his exhibiting cherry at Pick Me Up with his quirky ‘cartoon Picasso’ style prints.

Dupenny, the brainchild of Brighton gal, Emily Dupenny brings a little cheekiness and vintage glamour to the party with her wonderful burlesque patterns and designs.

London based graffiti artists and designer Josh Stika (aka Stika) inspiring us with his great lettering and filling out our space with a giant (and I do mean giant) 3D ‘S’ - it lights up and everything!

Vinyl guru and king of perspex Curly Mark is back for a second year with more skulls, pop art style loveliness and laser-cut wooden jewellery.

Sam Egarr, designer, photographer and lover of all things typographic has joined us this year with her old shop signage inspired range of letter and number prints.

And last but not least, the lovely lady who had the vision and herded us all together Niki Best, former owner of BEST - the best shop in the world selling graffiti art, screenprints and limited edition art back when no-one even knew the name Banksy. Niki is selling off some of her very own collection at the show so grab the chance to own a classic Kozik smoking bunny, an Obey ‘André the Giant’ or an authentic Faile screenprint.

Pick Me Up runs until Monday 4 May. It’s open everyday 10am - 6pm and until 10pm tonight and tomorrow so come by and say hello.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Letterpress poster series

I’m very excited to announce that the series of six letterpress posters I designed and hand-printed for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft are now on display in the museum’s converted, 18th Century cart lodge - home of their shop and café.

The posters highlight key messages to museum visitors. Using a conscious mix of traditional techniques and modern design they reflect the attitude and direction of the museum – with bold, dynamic compositions, whilst remaining sympathetic to the museum’s identity.

The Print Room is my favourite part of the museum, so it was an honor not only to be commissioned to create these posters, but also to print them using the museum’s collection of beautiful wood block letters.

Renowned for its collection of work by artists and craftspeople once based in the village (including type-designers Eric Gill and Edward Johnston), Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft has a rich heritage of print and typography and for a few months Delicious Industries is a little part of that too!

Merry Christmas

Thank you to everyone who has shown support and encouragement, visited our blog, worked with us and for us. It's been a crazy year, but a good one.

With lots of exciting plans and projects in the pipline, here's to a fabulous 2015! 

Eat, drink and be very merry.

From the reference box #145

#145 - more beautiful Parisian vintage ephemera.

I love the quality of this little card. It's quite a thick, textured stock which, gives the print a lovely texture too and as you can see it is very agedaround the edges but that just adds to it's charm.

With my bad French and the help of Google translate, I think it's some sort of sponsored competitor's card which reads, 'Because liquorice gives muscles. Rider No.9. Chambrelent, Paris', but i could be very, very wrong!

Have a look at some of out other ephemera gems here.

Wed 15 Oct 2014

Posted under: Design , Typography , Ephemera , lettering

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Woo Hoo!

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Delicious Greetings Cards Photo by Sara Morrissey

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On the shelves of Unlimited Photo by Sara Morrissey

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On the shelves of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Woo Hoo exactly. 

Our cards are now gracing the shelves of Unlimited design shop & gallery, Brighton and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

We're taking over the world with our greetings cards, one fabulous gallery at a time.

Pop-up shop at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

So, today Niki Best and I had a lovely morning at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft setting up our pop-up shop ready for their 1st birthday party tomorrow.

Remember it's FREE entry 11am - 10pm, there's local beer, produce and cake. Workshops and fun activities are running throughout the day and then of course there's the pop-up shops from me and Niki Best, Brighton's Unlimited and the guys from SORT.

We would love to see you, come down be sure to say hello.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s 1st Birthday!

It's official, we're doing a pop-up shop at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft as part of their 1st birthday celebrations!

Ditchling museum is a gorgeously designed museum nestled in the heart of Ditchling village on the South Downs. This unlikely village has a strong history in the art and craft world, having had many world renowned artists and crafts people living and working in it's community over the years. For example typographers Eric Gill and Edward Johnston both lived in the village and Eric Gill is buried there. The museum celebrates these arts and craft ties with an amazing collection of work and objects created and used by these people right there in the village.

To celebrate their 1st birthday the museum is opening up it's doors for free 11am - 10pm on Saturday 20 September. We'll be there selling our wares as part of the Best pop-up shop, along with pop-ups from Brighton gallery & shop Unlimited and the lovely guys from SORT Design. The pop-ups will be open from 11am - 5pm after which there'll be a paper-cutting workshop and a DJ so you can dance the night away.

There are loads of events on throughout the day plus there's delicious cake, locally sourced foods and real ales so be sure to put it in the diary. Come on down have a look around and say hello, there's a free shuttle bus to and from Hassocks Station too so there's really no excuse!

For more information check the museum website.

Dead Slow Brazil 2014

The Printiprinter's hand-printed World Cup results service, Dead Slow Brazil 2014 is the only thing making this month of football bearable.

The results are compiled using his hand-printed lino cut numbers and mono printed country names straight after each game and posted here. For me the imperfections and textures in the print and the bright, constrasty colours are the perfect combo. 

Loving the big lino cut numbers? Check out The Printiprinter's collection of lino prints documenting his beloved Liverpool's last season scores here.

Wed 02 Jul 2014

Posted under: Design , Typography , Prints

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To Dry For

Online boutique To Dry For are adding a bit of glamour to washing the dishes with literally hundreds of artist-commissioned and designer tea towels.

With designs from Rob Ryan, Have a Gandar, Pintuck, Bold and Noble, Mr PS and Lisa Jones, as well as some fabulous vintage designs by Daphne Padden there really is something for everyone and every kitchen.

Check out their full range here and keep up to date with new designs on their blog.

Wed 02 Jul 2014

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Auto Type XXVXV

More fabulous auto lettering and emblems.

Show season is upon us again so the auto type will be coming thick and fast over the next few months.

In this lovely bunch we have some 1940s and 1950s Americana alongside some very rare German loveliness. If only they all belonged to me!

You can see our ever-growing collection of Auto Type here.

Greetings Cards & Prints now in Studio 73

A selection of our greetings cards and prints will soon be available from Brixton's Studio 73. In fact, they are winging their way over there as we speak.

Studio 73 is a gallery and framing studio in Brixton Village run by Adrian Flower. They have a great selection of print for sale and we're happy to be in the company of our Brighton buddies, Hello Dodo and fellow Pick Me Up 2014 designers, Sort letterpress studio and Catherine McGinniss!

Lots more new stockist news to come, so watch this space!

AT Openhouse

We've been pedaling our wares again this month at the wonderful AT Open House as part of the Artists Open Houses alongside a fantastic line-up of artists, designers and makers.

As you can see there's work from a few AT regulars; Mark Pavey (Dead Methods), illustrator Alice Pattulo, screen-printing duo hellododo, Pinch of Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables, glitter-loving James Sawyer, realist painter Rhys Trusseler and illustrator/rude word purveyor Nathan James Page. Along with some great work from some new additions to the AT family; perspex jewellery extraordinaires Designosaur, kitsch toy lover Toy Pincher, whimsical painter Becky Blair, contemparary jewellery designer An Alleweireldt (Oxx Jewellery), illustrator Ceri Amphlett, abstrat painter Sophie Abbott and Teresa Stewart Goodman with her quirky animal character cut-outs.

This weekend is the last weekend to see all this work in one place and of course treat yourselves to the delicious cake, so get yourselves down to AT Open House before the doors close for another year.

AT Open House is open 11-6pm, Saturday & Sunday at 42 Hendon Street, Brighton BN2 0EG.

New Linocut prints

So here they are, our new set of A3 fairground and circus inspired linocut prints.

Each print is an edition of 100 and will be stamped and numbered. They're going to be for sale as part of the Best Home collective at Pick Me Up later this month and also at AT Openhouse as part of the Brighton Festival's, Artists' Open Houses throughout May. Once the shows are over the remaining prints will be available from Art-O-mart, our online store.

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