So, as promised here's a sneak preview of the AT
Christmas artists and their wonderful work. First up and new to the AT fold are the Hello DODO
, the playful printmaking duo Jam & Ali who design all their cards, prints and totes to make people smile. Here are a few of our favourites...
Second, Bernard Lodge
a designer at the BBC for 14 years with the original Doctor Who credits to his name, children's book author & designer and now print maker. He prints all his linocuts and woodcuts on a beautiful large format Victorian press. Here are some of his fabulous prints...
Third up, James Sawyer
with his beautifully kitsch Mexican Day of the Dead, folk art, religious & tattoo inspired sparkly shrines and icons...
Curly Mark "X" limited edition screen print, 2009Frank Kozik Smorkin Labbit limited edition, Flouro Pink, 2009
And lastly, a selection of limited edition prints from the Best
. collection of artists including these bad boys...
Well it's (almost) that time of year again and this year it's even busier than usual - we've been in a printing frenzy getting ready for the AT Christmas open house
AT will be throwing open their doors for the first three weekends in December. With paintings, prints, cards, paper cuts, soft furnishings, knit wear, photography and jewellery from Dead Methods
, Hello Dodo
, Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables
, Lou Taylor
, Erin Prior, Natalie Martin
, Bernard Lodge
, James Sawyer, Winsome & Saucy
, Nathan James Page
, Mr Wingate
, Shona Macdonald, Carlos Garde-Martin
and Best, it's set to be a cracker (sorry!).
We'll be posting up a selection of work from our favourite contributors throughout the week in a build up to the opening weekend, but for starters, here's some of our new letterpress prints...
Vintage 1920's and 30's adverts printed from the original letterpress blocks...
Letterpress Christmas cards...
Hand-cut Christmas banners...
Make sure you pop by for some delicious cake, mulled wine, to enjoy the roaring open fire and of course, to buy gifts for all your wonderful family and friends! For more information and up-to-date news check out the AT open house blog
AT open house, 42 Hendon St, Brighton BN2 0EG. Open 1/2, 8/9, 15/16 December 2021. 12-6pm.
I'm very excited to be going to the preview of Pencil to Pixel
tomorrow with our friends at Sell! Sell!
The exhibition of Monotype archives showcases the development of type from drawing board to finished metal type and, "brings together the past, present and future of a unique typographic institution."Pencil to Pixel runs from the 16 - 23 November 2012 (closed 17 & 18th) at the Metropolitan Wharf, London E1 and admission is free!
Images copyright Monotype.
Some new additions to our own collection of Auto Type
- the last batch from this years shows, although I'm hoping to find some rare lettering delights at the NEC Classic Car Show next weekend!
We love a bit of Auto Type
so we're very excited to have some of our images in the Chromeography
exhibition in Berlin's Mota Italic Gallery
- a celebration of, "the metallic emblems that gave names and life to vintage automobiles, domestic appliances, and other consumer objects".
Curated by Stephen Coles, who runs the Chromeography Flickr group
, the exhibition opens on 12 November and runs until 22 December 2012.
Goodluck Stephen, we hope it all goes well. Such a shame we can't make it over!
Our friend Darren at DIGITAL Bungalow
has some of his wonderful street photography gracing the walls of the new Café Coho
on Queens Road, Brighton.
His poignant images have depth and are gorgeously contrasty - definitely worth a look while enjoying a coffee and some delicious cake!
For those of you not in Brighton, you can see all of Darren's images in the comfort of your own home here
.All images copyright Darren Baldwin.
#132 - A 1961 travel guide to Beograd, Yugoslavia. I was drawn to this bright, colourful cover (above) and bought it purely for that - I love the simplistic style and big blocks of colour.
The booklet itself isn't anything to write home about, apart from a spattering of little illustrations (I'm assuming by the same artist) and a wonderful map on the inner back cover.
The cover is signed 'Pešić 61', but unfortunately I can't find anything out about him/her which is a shame as I'm a real fan of their style. If anyone knows more about Pešić and where I can see more of their work please let me know.
The reference box
is quite full these days, so if you want an inspirational break from the grind, make a cuppa and dive in.