Blog: Things to buy

'Christmas Pudding' cards now on Etsy!

Our final Christmas cards are packed up with their envelopes and ready to ship!

As with the 'Mince Pies' and 'Holly' designs the 'Christmas Pudding' cards are available here in packs of 10 - so what are you waiting for!

Tools of Criminal Mischief - Roger Gastman prints

Roger Gastman, collector of all things graffiti and co-creator of Swindle magazine has released this set of 3 hand-numbered posters showcasing his wonderful collection of vintage spray cans, Tools of Criminal Mischief: The Cans.

Designed to coincide with his new limited edition book 'Tools of Criminal Mischief', the posters featuring cans recently exhibited at MOCA as part of their Art in the Streets exhibition and include, "coveted brands such as Krylon, Rustoleum and Red Devil as well as off-brands with colors such as Silver-Skate Aluminum and Baa Baa Black".

The posters are available individually or as a set, so bag yourself some graffiti memorabilia here.

Images copyright Roger Gastman.
Via World Famous Design Junkies.

'Holly' Christmas cards now on Etsy!

Our second batch of hand-letterpressed Christmas cards, 'Holly' are all packed up and ready to ship. They're available here in packs of 10 with envelopes as are our 'Mince pies' cards.

There's still one design to come, so keep watching this space!

Our hand-letterpressed Christmas cards!

Our freshly printed Christmas cards are now available on Etsy.

Lovingly letterpressed by our own fair hands on our vintage press, they're the first of a few designs we'll have available for the festive season - watch this space!

Retro Tesco at Goodwood Revival 2011

I was very happy to see the Retro Tesco back for a second year at Goodwood Revival this weekend - a typical 1960's Tesco store, complete with products in vintage packaging (many of which were for sale), period dressed staff and authentic signage.

The shelves were stacked with a mix of vintage products and packages for display purposes only that sat alongside modern products with classic packaging (like Lyon's Golden Syrup and Wrigley's Chewing Gum) and modern products re-packaged in a vintage style that could all be purchased.

I loved the single product displays like Double Diamond and Fairy with loads of the products stacked high. It's great to see all the old packages on the shelves together and really good fun buying them at the 60's style check-out. I hope it's there again next year!

If you want to have a virtual tour of the Retro Tesco there's a short video here.

Should I work for free?

Jessica Hische's, Should I work for Free? flow chart is a very amusing (and painfully true) read. All those blags people try to get cheap/free work - I've heard them all at some point.

I think every studio and freelance designer should have a copy on the wall by the phone. It's not only a lovely 5-colour letterpress print but very sound advice to boot!

See the full version here and purchase the print here.

Copyright Jessica Hische.

Fri 29 Jul 2011

Posted under: Design , Prints , Things to buy

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AT Open House - Last Weekend!

AT Open House (42 Hendon St, Brighton) will be opening it's door 12-6pm, Saturday and Sunday for the last weekend of the Artist's Open Houses. We'll be down there tomorrow so if you're in the neighbourhood drop in and say hello.

There's plenty to see (and buy), it's 10 minutes from the seafront and there will be lots of lovely tea and cake - what more could you want from a day out?

Don't worry if you can't make it though, the web shop will remain open for a couple more weeks so you won't totally miss out!

Fri 27 May 2011

Posted under: Design , Things to buy , Exhibition


Paul Thurlby's Alphabet Book

We've posted about London based illustrator, Paul Thurlby a couple of times over the last couple of years, mainly about his gorgeously retro Alphabet Prints (above).

Well, his illustrated Alphabet has taken on a life of it's own since we last posted. The lovely letters are now available as signed/numbered, limited edition Giclee prints, as greeting cards and have just been made into a children's ABC book (below)!
Paul Thurlby's Alphabet will be published by Templar and released on July 1st. I for one can't wait to get my hands on a copy - I think it's going to be as popular with adults as it will with children.

Pre-order your copy here for only £8.69!

Images copyright Paul Thurlby.

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Last night we had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Amelia Gregory at the Brighton launch of her new book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration at Castor + Pollux. Unfortunately I couldn't make it until late and missed the actual talk (which by all accounts was very inspiring and informative) but I did have chance to chat with Amelia and enjoy the complimentary mini-cupcakes and Juiceology drinks.

Amelia is big on the values of social media and it's importance to the fashion industry - I agree and think the same goes for any designers and illustrators. I was amused to realise that I actually knew more about social media than the young, newly graduated fashion students also present, who didn't really know what Twitter was nevermind be on it!

Amelia's Magazine
was first published in May 2004 and over the following 4 years Amelia produced 10 successful issues all championing the work of up and coming fashion illustrators, ethical fashion designers and ways to create a more sustainable future for our planet. In 2008, Amelia decided to cease publishing the magazine and concentrate all her efforts on it's fast-growing website, where Amelia's Magazine still lives on.

Amelia's compendium of Fashion follows the success of her first book, Amelia's Anthology of Illustration and "brings together the best illustration from Amelia’s Magazine alongside the best new ethical fashion designers". It showcases the work of 30 illustrators, features interviews about their design practice and profiles almost 50 of the very best ethical fashion designers working today including Fifi Bijoux, Minna, Partimi Prophetik and Ute Decker.

It's a really gorgeous book, packed full of inspiration and ideas - definitely one for the coffee table!

Keep up with Amelia's comings and goings by following Amelia Gregory and Amelia's Magazine on Twitter.

Vintage Circus Posters

These gorgeous, vintage circus posters have been tucked away here for quite a few years. They're American and mostly from the 60'/70's with the exception of the black, red and yellow, Royal Hanneford Circus one, which is from 1990.

I absolutely love the off-set print on the graphics, the sometime garish colours and the big type. The circus would have lots of the posters printed with blank space at the top or bottom to have the dates printed as and when required.

All the above posters are printed onto a thick card and are approx. 357 x 560 mm in size. They're currently part of the AT Open House at 42 Hendon Street, Brighton and have just been added to their new web shop. Quick, grab yourself a bargain vintage poster!

AT Web shop now live!

Alphabet 3. Mark Pavey - £30.

The At Open House web shop is now live, so those of you who can't make it down to 42 Hendon Street, Brighton over the next couple of weeks, won't miss out on the wonderful work for sale...

Staffordshire Figures for the clumsy. Alice Pattullo - £15 each.

A Collection of Pointless Miscellanies #2. Jonny Hannah - £3 each.

Owl softies. Snorkus - £15 each.

Don't Worry be Happy print. Delicious Industries - £15 each.

Starlet Brooch. Amanda Fatherazi - £45.

But for those of you who can make it down, we'll be there next Sunday 12-6 enjoying the live performances by Lonny Pop, Deborah Tyler-Bennett, and Josephine Dimbleby - pop in and say hello!

Images copyright AT Open House.

Sun 15 May 2011

Posted under: Things to buy , Exhibition


New Howdoos in stock

Our new Howdoos have arrived! This latest batch are printed on off-white, beermat stock - a smooth, pulpy board which is slightly thicker than the old grey board and we're really pleased with them, maybe even prefer them to the originals!

Anyway we've been busy bees packing them up and they're now available in our Etsy store.

For more information about our Howdoos, see our original post here.

Fri 13 May 2011

Posted under: Design , Delicious work , Things to buy


Pics from the AT Openhouse

So Saturday afternoon I worked the vintage tearoom at AT Openhouse (complete with vintage pinny) I sliced cake, poured tea and chatted to visitors about the artists/work on show. It's the first Openhouse I've been involved with and although it was only day one, I really enjoyed it.

The house looks incredible, April and Tim have completely given their lovely home over to the show - every room, corner and shelf is full to bursting with prints, paintings, vintage clothes, jewellery, soft furnishings and cake from 17 different artists, designers, crafters and print makers.

AT Openhouse is at 42 Hendon Street, Brighton BN2
pen throughout May 12-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays.

Keep up to date with AT goings on here.

AT Openhouse kicks off tomorrow!

AT Openhouse finally throws open it's doors tomorrow for a month of fabulousness!

It really is going to be the best Openhouse, with a terrific mix of artists and designers; a vintage Boudoir, vintage tea room, a knitting room, prints/paper ephemera room and live performances in the garden.

We're selling our Howdoo business cards...

Our Don't Worry letter-pressed prints...

And some vintage circus posters we've been hoarding for years...

You'll also find button jewellery by Lorna Davies and fabulous knitted creations from Winsome & Saucy...

Some quirky Jonny Hannah illustrations...

Recent work from illustrator Alice Pattullo...

Mr Wingate's printed textiles and home accessories...

Fun prints and vintage fabric cats & owls from Snorkus...

Pinky's psychedelic paintings and paper cuts...

A selection of elephants and badges from Beatty Hallas...

The wonderful Odds and Bobs vintage boudoir...

Stunning paintings from Natalie Martin...

Badges, books and prints from local illustrator, Carlos Garde-Martin...

Amanda Fatherazi's glamorous brooches and dolls...

Screenprints, books and letter-pressed prints from Mark Pavey...

And last, but definitely not least paintings by Rhys Trussler...

So if you find yourself at a loose end over the weekend (or any weekend in May) pop over to 42 Hendon Street and say "hello".

Image copyrights with the individual artsists.

The AT Open House

Big news! We've been kindly invited by April and Tim to join AT Open House for this years Brighton Festival of Artists Open Houses in May.

Each weekend throughout the Festival artists around the city open their doors to the public creating, "a great opportunity to view unique work in artists’ homes and studios and to buy directly from the artist or maker".

AT Open House (April and Tim's lovely 3 storey home and garden) will be open weekends 12-6 showing a feast of textiles, knitted jewellery, prints, paper ephemera, vintage fashion and art from the likes of Jonny Hannah, Winsome & Saucy, Mark Pavey and Alice Pattullo.

There'll be something for everyone, from a vintage tea shop, to a knitting room, outdoor poetry readings, and even a vintage boudoir. It's very exciting and we're thrilled to be involved.

The AT Open House blog will be up and running very shortly for regular updates, but in the meantime you can see the full list of participants, join the mailing list and find out more here.

Thu 03 Mar 2011

Posted under: Design , Art , Things to buy , Exhibition

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