Thanks Sell! Sell!
for the lovely, straight talking poster we received today - it will definitely feel at home in the Delicious studio.
Read more about it here
, and email email@example.com
for your own copy.
Think of your own ideas
is a gorgeous new letterpressed poster from Anthony Burrhill, currently available from Soma Gallery
along with a re-print of Is it ok for me to have everything I want
Once again large type and blocks of colour rule!
These architectural prints could easily be mistaken for vintage prints, but they are in fact the new works of illustrator Paul Catherall
His prints are bold and striking and depict famous architectural structures from around the world in a very clean, precise way. His work is influenced by commercial art of the 50's and 60's which is probably why I like it so much."Catherall displays an expert eye for composition and colour; and great draughtsmanship, achieving ultimately a delicate balance between classic commercial design and contemporary urban landscape. His linocuts have become synonymous with Transport for London and Tate Modern.
The architectural prints are currently available at Castor + Pollux
, Brighton and the London Transport posters are available here
.Images copyright Paul Catherall.
Big thanks to Tad Carpenter
for his email and kind words about our blog.
You might remember some of Tad's work from the Grain Edit Giveaway
- his illustrations are bold and bright with a good sprinkling of quirky, fun typography.
'HI' (above) is acrylic on wood, but much of his work is silk screened at Vahalla Studios - a business he shares with Dan Padavic producing gig posters and "other awesome silkscreen goodies"
Have a look at Tad's portfolio here
, check out his blog
, or stop by his online store
which is packed full of his lovely prints.Images copyright Tad Carpenter.
We are massive fans of Lisa Jones cards and illustrations, and were thrilled to see she is now doing screen prints (50 x 70cm) - 'Night Owl' and 'Town'.
They're available from Lisa Jones Studio
and our favourite local gallery, Castor + Pollux.
See more Lisa Jones work here
.Images copyright Lisa Jones.
Look what we treated ourselves to at the weekend! A lovely framed Jonny Hannah
linocut of 'A Very Smart Young Man
' from the equally lovely Castor + Pollux
They've got a great selection of his new prints
in stock at the moment, which are definitely worth checking out, but this is an old favourite that we've had our eye on for a while. Finally it's ours
I've had a Keep Calm and Carry On reproduction wartime poster for a good few years now and although every person I know now has one too, I still love it - the graphics, the colours, the big type and the straight talking, nonsense message - what's not to like, but it was only recently I found out the story behind the original poster from an article on the BBC News:"In 1939, with war against Germany looming, the Government designed three posters to steady the public's resolve and maintain morale. These featured the crown of King George VI set against a bold red background, and three distinctive slogans - 'Freedom is in Peril', 'Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory', and 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.Two-and-a-half million copies of 'Keep Calm' were printed, to be distributed in the event of a national catastrophe, but remained in storage throughout the war".
It's thought that the unused poster were pulped and only an odd few are known to still exist. One of those being the poster Stuart Manley, an antique book dealer found in a box of books bought at auction, and the one that started this worldwide obsession with the message.
Stuart Manley's bookshop, Barter Books now sell reproductions of all 3 posters (seen above) on their Ebay
You can read the full BBC article here
.Images copyright Barter Books.
There are so many bad cliché Valentine gifts out there that I decided to share some fun, less obvious items I've come across recently.
First up is this fantastic poster for the Ettore Sotass
designed, Olivetti 'Valentine' typewriter. Available as a limited edition of 1000 exclusively at the Design Museum
Secondly this great Ace of Hearts tea-towel. Ok, so maybe a tea-towel isn't the most romantic of gifts, but Manicule's
giant playing card design certainly is fun and look, it has hearts and everything - perfect...
Rob Ryan had to be on the list, his prints always have an air of romance about them and he's even created one especially for the occasion (below right). Both these prints and more are available from Soma
And finally, you can't beat a bit of Marvin Gaye to get you in the mood for love, so these lyrical prints are just perfect. It's Pop, It's Art
was a collaborative project between London design studio Airside and EMI Publishing UK - "built upon a love of both music and art"
Below left, lyrics to Marvin Gaye's
- What's Going on? and below right lyrics to Primal Scream's
- Come Together. Both available in the sale at Soma
How cute is this Alpha-Robot - I love the ears! He's from a collection of hand-pulled screenprints available at Bold & Noble
, many of which are typographic including the one below, a modern version of the iconic 'LOVE' graphic, that would make a great Valentine's Day gift...Images copyright Bold & Noble.
Hello and welcome back, hope you all had a great holiday!
While I was up North over the holiday season, I took the opportunity to drop in to the Richard Goodhall
Gallery in Manchester. They always have a superb selection of gig posters, limited editions prints and photography and it's become a bit of a tradition to treat myself to one.
This year they had some really great Aesthetic Apparatus
prints on display from their Doomdrips series. They're bright and bold - perfect to get me motivated for the New Year. I bought the fist one (above centre) for only £25! Can't wait to get it framed and on the wall.Images copyright Aesthetic Apparatus.
Only 3 days of advent to go! Number 21 is a pair of CYRK posters
posters are Polish circus/art posters created during the golden era of the Polish School of Posters (post World War II-1989). They "achieved a remarkable artistic quality as well as an unmatched degree of popularity"
These are 2 of my favourite ones, designed by Hubert Hilscher (1924 - 1999). There are some original ones for sale here
Christmas by Colour
is a, "not-for-profit exploration into the colours that shape our Christmas"
. They have been busy collating colour submissions from fellow bloggers over the last few weeks and have now made their final cut into A1 limited edition posters.
The poster is an edition of 500, printed on 135gsm Naturalis Absolute White and comes with a free A2 sheet of Christmas by Colour giftwrap.
They are available here
for £10 +pp and all profits will be donated to Calm.Image copyright Christmas by Colour.
Via the wonderful Dirty Mouse.
15 is an old favourite - an original 1958, linen-backed Vertigo poster
This rare, 41 x 81" format poster for Hitchcock's 'Vertigo', is my favourite Saul Bass movie poster. At the Movies
available for £8000, along with an original 27 x 41"
format version for £5000 and a modern reproduction
for a more palatable £19.99!Image from At the Movies.
Half way there - number 12! My favourite Shepard Fairey print, Guns and Roses, 2006.
Very few places have this print for sale now, but one is available for sale or trade here
. The annoying thing is, when I first saw this print I could have owned it for £50 but decided not to buy it!!!!Image copyright Shepard Fairey / OBEY.
I just came across these great Anthony Burrill prints over at Concrete Hermit
. They are a set of 4, A3 digital prints unlike his usual letterpressed versions, but are much more affordable as a gift at £40 for the set.
If however, you would prefer to get your hands on a letterpressed version, Soma Gallery
are taking orders for the latest edition of 'Work hard & be nice to people', expected in-store any day now.
Images copyright Anthony Burrill from Concrete Hermit.