Auto Type XXI
- some home grown and some more exotic examples from Goodwood Breakfast Club and last weekends GRRC classic track day.
I think the Mercedes Unimog has got to be the favourite of this bunch, it's not everyday you see that and I really like the type.
Roll on Summer car shows, to re-stock the Auto Type vaults. In the meantime, check out the rest of my collection here
Our friends at Castor + Pollux
have recently updated their web shop with loads of gorgeous prints from the likes of Paul Catherall, Lisa Jones, Paul Thurlby, Jonny Hannah and these beauties from Fiona Howard
They also have some great vintage posters and prints including a selection of double-sided vintage French school posters...
It's no secret that I'm a lover of wheels and dials, so when I was asked to add a couple of my collection to the Vintage Wheel Chart
Flickr group it was great to find some that I've never seen before.
I really need to find me one of those Carnation World's Great Invention ones!
See more of my collection here
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.
It's that time of year again - the countdown is on to the first day of the AT open house
. Saturday will see the doors of 42 Hendon Street fling open again showing a fantastic selection of art, design, soft furnishings, tea and lets not forget the cake!
This years artists/designers/makers include; Alice Pattullo illustrative prints and makes / Snorkus cards, softies & screen prints / Delicious Industries small press and vintage prints / Natalie Martin painting & drawings / Mr Wingate hand printed textiles for your home / Love Hove cutesy badges and bags / Mark Pavey letterpress, screen prints & books / Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables handprinted critters / Lou Taylor papercut illustration / Rhys Trussler painting and works on paper / Carlos Garde-Martin illustration and badges / Shona Macdonald photography / Winsome & Saucy knitted / accessories & silver / Erin Prior paintings on canvas & paper.
Pop by and say hello, we'd all love to see you!
Open 5/6, 12/13, 19/29 & 26/27 May 2012. 12-6pm.
Today Hotel Street
is opening it's doors for the first time in the UK. The Sailor Jerry gallery, shop and event space in London's Soho is named after the Honolulu district where the infamous tattoo artist Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins worked and made his name.
A merchandise shop and art gallery by day Hotel Street turns into a dive bar/rock club
at night, showcasing the best new rock bands and will also have a fortnightly film club showing classic rock documentaries and films every other Sunday - 'an all-round good place for bad people'
The most exciting part of all this for me is the exhibition of original Norman Collins flash artwork, hand-painted by 'Sailor Jerry' himself, now fully restored and previously unseen in the UK.
"If you really want a true classic tattoo, you'll have to go back in time and cross the Pacific. When your tramp steamer hits the port of Honolulu, jump ashore and head straight to Chinatown. Soon, you'll hit Hotel Street. You'll know you're there by the sudden progression of wide-eyed sailors, foul-mouthed roughnecks, and general mayhem. And there, tucked away on a steamy side street, you'll see the bright red neon glow of "Sailor Jerry's"-the tattoo shop that put ink on the fighting men of the Pacific for nearly 40 years."
"Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good." Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins.
Find out more about Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins here
and keep up-to-date with Hotel Street gig listings and goings on here
The wonderful Knoxville letterpress print shop we all know and love, Yee-Haw Industries
has announced that they're closing at the end of April so that business partners Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley can pursue other interests.
How sad and ironic is it that such a great studio/print shop, one that kept the letterpress torch lit for all these years, is closing at a time when (in the UK anyway) letterpress is making a huge come back.
The only good news is that they are selling off all their prints in their Etsy
store and as you would expect, there are some beauties - this is only a tiny selection...
So what are you waiting for? This is your last chance to own a historic print from this renowned letterpress print shop!All images copyright Yee-Haw Industries.
How great is it when you find a fantastic book at a super price and in a totally unexpected place? Well, this weekend I was fortunate enough to discover a copy of Walter Herdeg's, Graphis Annual 73/74
It's crammed full of wonderful design, typography and advertising including some from Milton Glaser and Herb Lubalin - above are only a very small selection of my favourites.
If you want a copy yourself, there are some available on Amazon
.Graphis Annual 73/74Walter Herdeg, The Graphis Press, Zurich.