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.
Do you remember the Country Fair covers
we posted a while back, with the John Hanna animal illustrations?
Well, tableware designer/ manufacturer Jenny Duff is now producing a range
of table mats and coasters using these gorgeous illustrations, including a couple I haven't seen before (above).
You can see more Country Fair covers here
Czwarta Pani Anderson, Andrzej Krajewski, 1973
Ryan over at Sell! Sell!
sent me a great link yesterday to the Galeria Plakatu Kraków
(Kraków Poster Gallery). I've always been a fan of Polish circus posters (CYRK) especially the Hubert Hilscher ones and was asking Ryan if he had seen any on his recent visit to Kraków.
The gallery is apparently very small, but stacked to the rafters with film, theatre, political, music and circus posters from the 50's right up to the late 80's - the golden era of the Polish School of Posters, "the Polish Government financially supported and encouraged poster art. Posters became the primary art form of the nation. The art of Polish posters attained international fame, becoming established as the best in contemporary/vintage poster art".
CYRK (koń), Jan Młodożeniec, 1972
CYRK (kot-tygrys), Hubert Hilscher, 1980
Niewinni Czarodzieje, Wojciech Fangor, 1960
Babie Lato, Jacek Neugebauer, 1974
Luckily for those of us not visiting Poland in the near future, they have an equally fully stocked online shop with very reasonable prices. Above are a selection of my favourites.
All images copyright Galeria Plakatu Kraków.Quote from Contemporary Posters.
The Dover Bookshop
needs our help! Every designer I know has used a Dover book at some point and their amazingly resourceful books grace the shelves of many a swanky design studio, yet they're in trouble and need the support of the design community to keep going.
For those who aren't familiar with The Dover Bookshop, shame on you! Long before you could drag reference images off the internet, The Dover Bookshop was a wealth of copyright and permission-free imagery and a huge source of inspiration.
They've been selling their range of pictorial archive books in Covent Garden for 25 years, but are struggling to survive the recession. Please buy even just one book from here
to help keep this wonderful institution around for another 25 years!Image copyright The Dover Bookshop.
It's all about the posters today! This little bunch are my personal favourites from Historic Car Art's
massive selection of original, vintage racing posters.
The bold colours and simple designs do it for me, now if only I had more wall space...Images copyright Historic Car Art.
Remember these beauties we posted
about a while back - 1969 Zodiac posters by Gerry and Joe Simboli?
have Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, Libra and Virgo available in their sale with 50% off! Such great posters, I'm very tempted.
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...
We're very excited to announce that a selection of our Hand Letterpressed & Saddle-stitched Notebooks and Happy Birthday Bunting Cards are now available at the lovely Barbican
They're also still available from AT open house
this weekend and in their online store
Last weekend at AT open house
we had the pleasure of meeting Brighton illustrator, Lou Taylor
and seeing her strikingly bright and insanely intricate paper cuts for the first time.
Lou uses only paper, a scalpel and a steel rule (no laser-cutting here!) to produce her pieces and regularly produces paper cut illustrations for magazines.
The toucans, flamingos and lipstick pieces (above) are all available as framed works at AT open house
throughout May, along with a selection of her greeting cards.
And if paper cutting sounds like you thing? It's lucky for you Lou also runs workshops at Super+Super
on how to (safely) create your own paper cut illustrations (spaces are limited to 10 though, so hurry if you want to be on it).Images copyright Lou Taylor.
It's that time of year again - the countdown is on to the first day of the AT open house
. Saturday will see the doors of 42 Hendon Street fling open again showing a fantastic selection of art, design, soft furnishings, tea and lets not forget the cake!
This years artists/designers/makers include; Alice Pattullo illustrative prints and makes / Snorkus cards, softies & screen prints / Delicious Industries small press and vintage prints / Natalie Martin painting & drawings / Mr Wingate hand printed textiles for your home / Love Hove cutesy badges and bags / Mark Pavey letterpress, screen prints & books / Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables handprinted critters / Lou Taylor papercut illustration / Rhys Trussler painting and works on paper / Carlos Garde-Martin illustration and badges / Shona Macdonald photography / Winsome & Saucy knitted / accessories & silver / Erin Prior paintings on canvas & paper.
Pop by and say hello, we'd all love to see you!
Open 5/6, 12/13, 19/29 & 26/27 May 2012. 12-6pm.
It's not long now until AT Open house
opens it's doors once again every weekend in May for the Brighton Artists Open Houses. So we've been busily printing again this weekend to add to our card range.
Here's a sneak peek at a few of the artists, designers, photographers and makers showing this year. The lovely Snorkus
with her gorgeous screen prints, giclée prints, greetings cards and the adorable stuffed owls and cats...
The first photography in AT Open house - witty, seaside images from Shona McDonald
Ms. Alice Pattullo
with her wonderfully illustrated screen prints, printed softies and small press...
And the beautifully architectural homeware of print maker and textile designer Mr WIngate
The AT Open house web shop
is already live so if you really can't wait until May, some of the work is available now! You can also keep up to date with the preparations at 42 Hendon Street here
These gorgeous vintage prints are from a selection in the newly opened Shop at number 57
, a virtual shop full of wonderful vintage prints and eclectic objects. In their own words it's a shop of, "industrial vintage style & all things British. Our range is a mix of old, new & re-purposed items".
I guarantee there'll be something on there that you cannot live without - be warned! Images copyright Shop at number 57.Via Kickcan & Conkers.
and Quentin Blake
fans alike will be lapping up these 'Wonkalicious. Whizzpopping. Swizzfiggling'
new Royal Mail stamps launched, 'in tribute to one of the world’s greatest storytellers, this unique collection celebrates his most famous works, his best-loved characters and tales of his extraordinary life'
The set of 6 stamps feature original illustrations of some of Dahl's best-loved characters; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Twits and The Witches. Buy yours here
American Sampler - The Art of Corita Kent
is boxed 40 page booklet (14.8 x 21cm) and 6 limited edition prints (50 x 70cm) showcasing the beautifully bold and bright work of Corita Kent (formerly Sister Mary Corita Kent) that we posted about here
This is the second large-scale publication from 50by70
created by designer Tim Fishlock to celebrate the work of wonderful artists and designers. It's only an edition of 350, so if you want one you better by sharpish!Images copyright 50by70.Via CR Blog.