Blog: December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a fabulous Christmas and very prosperous New Year. Thanks for all your comments and support throughout the year - here's to a cracking 2011!

Eat lots, drink lots and be very merry - see you on the other side!

Wed 22 Dec 2010

Posted under: Uncategorized


From the reference box # 94

#94 - More vintage Christmas cards! A seasonal treat from the reference box today, Christmas cards from the 50's and early 60's - more from the great scrapbook collection I posted about last year.

I'm immediately attracted to the big bold, bright ones like the bells (top) but some of the subtler designs have such intricate detail it's hard to pick a favourite. For example, the second one down with the robins, has a tiny 1952 calendar under the post box and the last one is covered in tiny embossed snowflakes. Print finishing like that would cost a fortune these days!

Mon 20 Dec 2010

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Reference box

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Reverting to Type

I can't wait to see Reverting to Type at the Standpoint Gallery, London - a 'typographic extravaganza' showcasing the work of 20 letterpress studios from around the World.

"Reverting to Type is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress practitioners, showcasing how a centuries-old craft is being reinvented for modern day usage."

The exhibition, curated by Graham Bignell founder of artisan letterpress print studio New North Press and designer Richard Ardagh, includes work from some of our favourites; Hatch Show Print, Occasional Print Club and the one I'm most excited about - Yee Haw! Industries.

Much of the featured work will be available to buy along with a series of collaboration prints from New North Press. Standpoint Gallery will also be running an Adana press so visitors can hand-print personalised Christmas cards!

The exhibition is open 10-6 everyday up to 24 December 2010 and then after a Christmas break, runs from 4 - 22 January 2011.

Images copyright Standpoint Gallery.

Tue 14 Dec 2010

Posted under: Design , Typography , Prints , Exhibition


Castor + Pollux web shop

Our lovely friends at Castor + Pollux have just launched their new website and online shop with a great selection of limited edition prints, books, jewellery, stationery and pottery from artists including Rob Ryan, Paul Catherall, Charley Harper and Jonathon Adler.

Buy online before 21 December 2010 and receive a £10 gift voucher for every £50 you spend!

Fri 10 Dec 2010

Posted under: Design , Web , Prints , Things to buy


Greasy Christmas!

We're loving photographer Alan Powdrill's very seasonal new work. Greasy Christmas is a series of images showing the wonderful way our greasy spoon cafes trim-up for Christmas - no expense spared!

My favourite has to be the fairy lights decorating the plug socket, it's like looking at a scene from the start of Casualty.

Thanks for sharing Alan. I hope you didn't eat in any of those places - although that could be a whole other series!

Images copyright Alan Powdrill.

Thu 09 Dec 2010

Posted under: Funny , Photography


Up There

I love this little video, 'Up There'
directed by Malcolm Murray. It's a blatant Stella advertisement, but good on them for supporting traditional artisans.

The painting of large scale advertising is more of a dying art than hand-painting signage. I found it really interesting to see how it's done and to hear about the artists keeping it well and truly alive. You would definitely have to love your job to work in those conditions and train as an apprentice for that length of time though.

It's such a shame we don't have it here in the UK, I would pay much more attention to adverts if they'd been hand-painted on location.

Produced by Mekanism. Music by The Album Leaf.
Based on an original concept by Mother.
Via O+G Blog

Tue 07 Dec 2010

Posted under: Design , Typography , signage , film


Blackout Blisters this weekend!

Print Club's annual Blisters exhibition is almost here. Blackout Blisters opens Friday 3 December at 6pm - just in time for you to buy all those loved ones a great signed and limited edition print for Christmas!

Prints from 40 artists including Ben Eine, Jamie Reid, Pure Evil and Si Scott will be on sale in editions of 40 for £40!

"All work in the exhibition will include a glow-in-the-dark element and the venue (a rather wonderful old warehouse in dalston - MC Motors, Dalston) will be plunged into darkness at various points during the opening night so the assembled can see the posters in all their glory."

The exhibition will be at MC Motors, Dalston from 3 - 5 December and will then move to Print Club's Brick Lane gallery.

Find out more here.


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