Busy times at Delicious HQ lettering, lino-cutting and printing for our new range of circus and fairground inspired prints, totes and silk scarves ready for our Spring shows.
We're very excited to be doing Pick Me Up for the first time this year, as part of the 'Best Home' collective, the brain child of the lovely Niki Best, "print and graphic arts are all around us, and not just on our walls. We want to show the variety and number of different applications by getting various artists working in mediums that they havent worked in before". Best Home will be bursting with exclusive wallpaper & fabric, ceramics, paper cuts, prints, totes, notebooks and greetings cards from Antony Burrill, Lubna Chowdhary, James Marshall ( Dalek), Danny Sangra, Alex Binnie, Lou Taylor, Curly Mark, INSA, Stewart Easton, Home Slice and Stanley James Press. Best artists will also be running workshops throughout the show including paper-cutting, letterpress, embroidery and printmaking. Pick Me Up 2014 starts on the 24 April and runs until 5 May at Somerset House, London. Check our their website for more information and to book early bird tickets.
In May we'll also be back at AT Openhouse alongside an impressive line-up of artist, designers and printmakers; Alice Pattullo, An Alleweireldt, Becky Blair, Dead Methods, designosaur, hello DODO, Inkyskipper, James Sawyer, Mr Wingate, Nathan James Page, Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables, Sophie Abbott, Teresa Stewart-Goodman, Toypincher and Winsome & Saucy. Of course there'll also be lots of tea, coffee and cake! Artists' Open Houses are open weekends throughout May as part of the Brighton Festival. For more information and to keep up-to-date with artists and plans, check out the AT website.
I'll post up some taster pics over the next month as the new range comes together, so watch this space.
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
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.
It's almost that time again, in less than a week AT Open house
will fling open it's doors for the first Artists Open house weekend.
We'll be there with a selection of letterpress prints, cards, notebooks, totes, vintage circus prints and some new linocuts, as will AT regulars Dead Methods, Snorkus, Alice Pattullo, Petting Zoo, Mr Wingate, Hello Dodo, James Sawyer, Nathan James, Natalie Martin and Winsome & Saucy.
In addition this year, we have a new artist joining the AT gang - fabulous illustrator Claire Scully
aka. The Quiet Revolution
Claire describes her work as, "a mix of strange utopian worlds and parallel universes with juxtapositions of the unexpected, playing with scale and narrative".
I had a sneaky peek at the Giclee prints she's selling at AT open house and believe me, they look good on screen but when you see them up close and full scale, the detail in astounding.
AT open house will be open 11-6 every weekend throughout May. So be sure to pop down and say hello, there's always a fresh pot of tea/coffee on the go and lots and lots of cake!
Fret not, if you can't make it over, you can keep up-to-date on the AT blog
and once the show starts all the work will be available in their online shop
.Images copyright Claire Scully.
We've been checking out The Mighty Pencil's
new site and are loving the work of Bristol based illustration duo Peskimo
. So many fun characters, lashings of retro styling and lots of bold, bright colours what's not to like - a perfect bit of Thursday afternoon inspiration.All illustrations copyright Peskimo.
Live a quiet life & work with your hands
- the perfect motto for any creative studio. We are loving this new screenprint from Dana Tanamachi's Studio showcasing her fabulous chalk lettering.
It's available here
and comes in Black Licorice (main pic), Paver Red, Timber Green or Nightshift Blue.Images copyright Dana Tanamachi.
The wonderful Daphne Padden
collages discovered and reproduced as screen prints by Quad Royal
(read about them here
) are now available as fabulous tea towels over on ToDryFor
. Problem is, they're almost too gorgeous to dry dishes with!
Not long now until the Bob Gill & Print Club exhibition
. Designer, illustrator, teacher and one of the founding partners of Pentagram (then called Fletcher/Forbes/Gill) Bob Gill has had a remarkable career honoured by both the London and New York Art Directors' Associations with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The exhibition will showcase 6 new silk screen prints in editions of 15. Each one has been lovingly hand coloured by Bob with watercolour in the Print Club studio making them all unique.
It opens with a preview on Friday 28th and runs until 11 April at the Print Club Gallery
, 10-28 Millers Avenue, Dalston E8 2DS.Image copyright Bob Gill.
These lovely Daphne Padden collages; Gardener (above left) and London (above right) are now available as screen prints on Ebay
courtesy of Quad Royal
When Daphne died in 2009 these unused collages were discovered in her studio and with the permission of her estate have been turned into screen prints by Quad Royal."Daphne Padden was one of the best designers of her generation. Working from the late 1950s until the 1970s, at the same time as artists such as Tom Eckersley and Abram Games, her work is only now being recognised. She created not only posters - for British Railways, Tillings Coaches and commercial companies - but also packaging for companies like Lux and Marks & Spencers. Her trademark style combines simplicity with a touch of humour typical of the mid-century."
Images copyright Quad Royal.
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.
It's that time again, Print Club's summer screen print show, Blisters - The Directors Cut
(all the prints are derived from movies) has just been announced. True to form, the exhibition will showcase 40 original prints from 40 artists, in editions of 40 for £40.
This years line up of well known and up-coming artists includes; Babycrow, Conception Studios, James Joyce, Kate Moross, MOL, RYCA, Ryan Chapman, Si Scott and Steve Wilson.
The show will be hosted one again in the MC Motors building (next to the Print Club studio). It opens for a private view 6-10pm on Friday 31 August (RSVP only) and is then open 10am - 6pm Saturday 1 September.
Here's a sneak peek at what's going to be on offer...
Up - Anthony Peters, Imeus Design
Lost Boys - Philip Morgan
Star Wars - Conception Studios
Back to the Future - RYCA
Metropolis - Raid71
All images courtesy of Print Club London and copyright of the individual artists.
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...