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.
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!
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
When I first saw Emily Turner's
retro lolly prints I was immediately struck by childhood memories of running down the street to the ice cream van!
The simplicity of the illustrations with the red and blue print gives them a wonderful nostalgic feel, I'm sure having one on the studio wall would make it feel like Summer every day.
All above prints are available for £20 from FRANK
and The Print Block
(who are having a Christmas sale on December 4 if you're in the area).
These wonderful Olivetti posters are coming up for auction on the 5 November as part of the Christie's Travel and Vintage Poster sale
. You can view the ecatalogue here
- you won't be disappointed, there are loads of great travel posters, but these Olivetti ones get my bid (or they would if I'd saved a few more pennies this year).Olivetti Divisumma
(above top) by Herbert Bayer
(1953) is lot number 252. It's a linen-backed, lithographic print (71 x 51cm) classed as A- condition with an estimation of £1000-£1500.Olivetti Elettrosumma 22
(above bottom) by Giovanni Pintori
is lot number 255. This lithographic print (70 x 49 cm) printed by Arti Grafiche M & G Pirovano in 1956 is not backed, but is classed as A condition and has an estimation of £600-£800.
Find more sale information here
. Happy bidding!
Images copyright Christie's.
Via Quad Royal.
are now accepting submissions for their December show, Blisters Blackout
- "40 Illustrators. 40 Edition and hand signed prints. 40 Pounds each"
All entries must be new work, and for the 'blackout' must have an element of glow-in-the-dark. Throughout opening night the exhibition space will be blacked-out revealing the glowing bits of the designs.
So get your skates on, the closing date for submissions is 30 September 2010 after which time 50 posters will be selected for the show.
For more information and to see work from previous Blisters shows visit Print Club London
The Charley Harper private view
at Castor + Pollux
on Friday night was great, the vintage prints
looked fantastic framed and mounted up together and I noticed lots of red dots, so if you want one I would get down there sharpish. We are now the proud owners of the Trumpeter Swan (above) which I absolutely love and can't wait for the exhibition to end so we can bring it home (huge thanks Mike)! From memory the following were still available:
As well as the vintage prints on display they also have a selection of limited edition giclee prints
and few of the posters
Harper designed towards the end of his career (below) which are huge and great value for money at £35-45 unframed or mounted on board for an additional £30.
Congrats to everyone at Castor + Pollux
for putting on such a great show!
Images copyright the Estate of Charley Harper.
How fantastic are these vintage posters discovered in the depths of Notting Hill Gate Tube Station during some recent maintenance work?
In 1959 Notting Hill Gate Tube Station underwent modernisation - the original passenger lifts were replaced with escalators and the passages to the old lifts were sealed off and long forgotten.
That is until recently, when they were rediscovered along with these wonderful advertising posters still very much in tact. What a great find!
Hopefully they'll be saved and put on display in the London Transport Museum (fingers crossed), but at present they remain in-situ and this section of the station remains closed to the public :(
Huge thanks to Mike Ashworth
, Design & Heritage Manager of London Underground for sharing these pics!Via Kuriositas.
Images copyright Mike Ashworth.
As football fever takes hold I'm relieved to finally see a well-designed World Cup fixtures poster
Created for Soccer Aid (raising money for Unicef) by David Watson it was designed as, "an antidote to the newspaper wall charts and pull outs"
. So if anyone in your studio/ home insists on putting up a wall chart or poster, you should insist that it's this one!
Each poster costs £7 + pp and all money is donated to Soccer Aid.
Get yours here
.Images copyright David Burton.
have just dropped us a note to tell us about their new gallery (above) in fashionable Shoreditch, London!
Nobrow started in 2008 as an "independent publishing platform for illustration and the graphic arts that would showcase some of the best talent out there today, whether fresh out of college or from the ranks of well seasoned veterans"
They're inaugral exhibition Dungeons and Desktops
runs until 22 July and is showcasing the wonderful work of illustrator Jack Teagle
."Dungeons and Desktops is an exhibition that seamlessly melds the worlds of the fantastic and mundane, a cornucopia of staplers and swords, benefits and beasts, hair monsters and HR managers."
Prints, sculptures and original works from their catalogue of published illustrators and artists including Richard Hogg, Joe Crocker and Blexbolex (below) are also available in the gallery.All images copyright Nobrow.
These gorgeous posters are from the wonderful Vintage Auto Posters, "Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse and highest quality selection of authentic vintage automotive posters"
There are hundreds of posters on the site from general 50's, 60's and 70's auto event posters to posters advertising specific marques including Porsche, Mercedes and Ferrari.
The best thing about this site is that all the posters are for sale. Prices are available on request though, which probably means they're out of my current budget - but I can dream!
Check out more posts full of automobilia here
.Images copyright Vintage Auto Posters.
Loving this new 'Rollerboots
' card from the Lisa Jones Studio
, it's one of the new additions to her online store. As is this fabulous limited edition, monochromatic print 'Two up, Two Down
There's also 1 of the 'Lovebirds
' (below) limited edition prints left, so be quick!Images copyright Lisa Jones.
Don't Worry Be Happy
- our new hand letter-pressed prints are now in the Delicious Etsy store
Printed using vintage wood block letters and black ink onto 150gsm Canford paper they're available in an assortment of fabulous colours...
The prints are an edition of only 10 and each one comes numbered, signed and dated.
If you like these, you may also like our HOWDOOS!
Well the Brighton Festival
is now in full swing and to celebrate, our friends at Castor + Pollux
are showing new linocuts from the wonderful Paul Catherall
We're big fans of his work and can't wait to see the exhibition which includes a print of Brighton's infamous Embassy Court building (top), which is available at the special price of £250 (unframed) when ordered before the 15 May or bought at the private view evening.The private view on the evening of Friday 14 May kicks off the exhibition which will then run from 15 May - 20 June.
See more work from Paul Catherall here
.Images copyright Paul Catherall, taken from Castor + Pollux.
I was very excited last week when the postie delivered a big white envelope with an Andy Smith
illustration on the back (even though it had been screwed up to fit it in the postbox!). It was his new promotional newspaper created by the Newspaper Club
in an edition of 500!
The paper is a collection of 12 posters created originally by Andy as silkscreen prints. Some are old favourites and a few are new (to me anyway), but they're all fantastic. I especially love the cover (above) with the fading effect.