Art & Wheels

Art & Wheels

22nd June 2012

Our favourite subjects, great works by D.S.C. aka DeathSprayCustom. See more at: DSC website | DSC works

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State of the Art

State of the Art

20th April 2012

Our esteemed Creative Director Nigel Gray is definitely of the old school. Put more fairly he’s uncomfortable with technology. He’s not the only one of course, it takes a particular kind of person to actually enjoy working with computers and that delight doesn’t always exist in the creative brain. So how does the classically trained […]

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Al Riwaq + Alwan 338

Al Riwaq + Alwan 338

20th April 2012

Coinciding with the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix is Alwan 338, a month-long arts festival introducing Bahrain’s up and coming generation of conceptual artists. Exploring the possibilities generated by placing art in the public space, the event is centered around three key locations: Local gallery Al Riwaq, Bohemia – a vacant building in the heart of Adliya, […]

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

3rd April 2012

‘What’s it about?’. This is the inevitable question you can expect when introducing anyone to a piece of literature you’ve stumbled across and would love to share with them, but with the Master and Margarita it introduces a formidable problem, because this is no ordinary book. Penguin classics summarises it thus; ‘One Spring afternoon the […]

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Love Liverpool

Love Liverpool

23rd February 2012

I was lucky to take a trip to Liverpool to the Albert Dock and to the Tate recently. What a great city Liverpool is. We spent so long in the Tate there was no time for the new Museum but it looked spectacular too. The DLA Piper Series – This is Sculpture exhibition involves different creative […]

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Golden Cage

Golden Cage

3rd February 2012

[iframe: width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y78FztTd414″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] While browsing through Kiosk Design‘s blog today, I came across a charming illustrated music video for a band called ‘The Whitest Boy Alive’. The video is illustrated by LA based Geoff McFetridge. I love how beautifully simple the illustration style seems, but it is also very surreal in parts, […]

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Words Words Words

Words Words Words

16th January 2012

The start of a new year and Selfridges kicks off 2012 with a brand new store-wide initiative: Words Words Words. Celebrating the beauty of words, the joy of writing and the art of conversation. Appearing in all parts of Selfridges from the much-anticipated window displays to the exciting program of in-store events, the concept celebrates […]

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50 Years of Private Eye

50 Years of Private Eye

13th January 2012

The V&A have been showcasing the works of Private Eye’s highly regarded cartoonists for the magazine’s 50th Anniversary. The exhibition features 50 (one for every year the magazine has been published) of the trademark speech bubble front covers, as chosen by editor Ian Hislop, along with walls worth of original artworks spanning their five decades. […]

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London West Bank

London West Bank

12th May 2011

Opening exhibition of London West Bank gallery on Westbourne Grove.

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To pop up or to Pop Upppppp

21st April 2011

The Pop up store is not a new concept. However the way in which you design and approach a pop up retail space is.

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T is for Tarmac…

T is for Tarmac…

11th April 2011

A graphic designer’s staple is to have a collection of letters that are made from everyday objects and shapes. Want a new twist? Why not ensure that the letters also relate to the image…

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Florentine Street Art

Florentine Street Art

31st March 2011

On a recent visit to Florence I was charmed by some cheeky little signage additions that can be found around the city centre and around the Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Music Concert Posters

Music Concert Posters

30th March 2011

Stunning poster series from artist Hye Jung Bae for fictitious concerts of electronic musicians playing classical music with digital instruments.

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For the love of God

For the love of God

29th March 2011

I recently had the opportunity to see Damien Hirst’s 2007 piece ‘For the love of God’ in exhibition. I’m not a great fan of modern art (well, anything post Picasso anyway – I abhor badly made beds for instance), but I decided to make an effort and give the old animal embalmer a chance. ‘For the […]

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Roger That!

Roger That!

29th March 2011

Shoreditch on a Saturday afternoon,  Alex and I venture down to London’s Kemistry Gallery to view the ‘Roger That!’ exhibition which was showcasing a new graphic interpretation of the phonetic spelling alphabet. Developed in the early 1930’s, the phonetic alphabet was created to ensure the clarity of communication in the new aviation world. All 26 […]

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Pick Me Up 2011

Pick Me Up 2011

21st March 2011

On Saturday, Chrissie, Jess and myself visited Pick Me Up contemporary graphic arts fair at Somerset House. Pick Me Up is the UK’s first contemporary graphic arts fair which is now in it’s 2nd year, after a successful first show last April.

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Not just a Container

Not just a Container

18th March 2011

Downtown Brooklyn will be getting its own shipping container market, named Dekalb Market and will be located at CityPoint.

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Tilt-shift your perceptions

Tilt-shift your perceptions

1st March 2011

An example of a very ‘of-the-moment’ photographic technique. When done properly, your image can be made to resemble a miniature model.

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La Boca via Concrete Hermit

La Boca via Concrete Hermit

25th February 2011

Last night was the opening of pop-up shop for the ‘design circus’ La Boca. The location was in Kingly Court (off Carnaby Street), in association with independent gallery and shop, Concrete Hermit.

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Bass Notes: The Film Posters of Saul Bass

Bass Notes: The Film Posters of Saul Bass

21st February 2011

Saturday afternoon Alex and I ventured down to the rainy streets of Shoreditch to check out a little gallery called Kemistry, on Charlotte Road. Exhibiting ‘Bass Notes: The Film Posters of Saul Bass’, the collection brings together some of Bass’ classic film posters, film titles and film festival posters from the Lloyd Northover donation to the […]

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