Love Art, Love Nobrow

Art books by Nobrow Press

If you love art, you love Nobrow, there’s just no question about it.

Feast your eyes below and then click the link to the Nobrow website to view more and visit their online shop. You may have already seen some of their books amid the aisles of your favourite book shop, however they also sell phone cases, art and iPad cases.

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Opportunities For Disabled Artists

Developing opportunities for disabled artists

I was really pleased to come across Shape today; a thriving non-profit organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for disabled artists.

Supported by the Arts Council England, Shape develops a huge array of opportunities for disabled artists; training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and running participatory arts and development programmes. Read the rest of this entry »

Masterful Typography

Tobias Hall Typography and Art

I’m beginning to develop a rather delayed interest in typography. It’s an art form in itself and offers incredible scope for creativity that Tobias Hall demonstrates very clearly through his body of typographic works.

UK based freelance artist and typographer Tobias currently works closely with restaurant chain Zizzi as their in-house designer and art director, as well as working on projects with clients such as Gap, Toyota and Universal Music.

It’s particularly fascinating to see photos of him at work on walls. Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Creative Cities

CITIx60 Creative Cities Books

Get a fresh (and creative) view of Barcelona, New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo with the CITIx60 city guides from arts publisher Viction:ary, who have announced their reprint of these guides today.

Founded by Victor Cheung in 2001, Viction:ary specialises in books for visual arts and design with a focus on graphic design, illustrations, fashion, architecture, product design and contemporary art projects. Read the rest of this entry »

To Posh For Facebook?

I’ve noticed while unleashing the hounds this week (reinstating our 2 years dormant Facebook business account) that quite a number of brands have shunned the social mega-giant that is Facebook.

I wonder … do they feel they are too ‘posh’ for Facebook? Though it’s a social mega giant, I think we can all agree that there is a certain low brow tacky vibe to Facebook that some brands may find unpalatable.

OR perhaps they’re less posh and rather more afraid to interact with their customers in a public arena because this offers them somewhat less control over their public image; the crux of their entire fragile brand.

Am being sensationalistic? Possibly.

Anyway, here is one HUGE brand that has deemed itself above the likes of Facebook.

Brands not on Facebook Apple In my journo-esque digging I rather enjoyed reading this comment in response to ‘Well, that’s because Apple is cool’ – “Apple is pretentious, not cool. There’s nothing cool about their sweatshops in China either.”

James Rawson Post-Pop Artist

James Rawson Art

Today I’m showcasing the art of James Rawson, who is an excellent pop artist – I’m quite a fan of pop art, I think I like the colours and often gaudy representation of society.

James however, describes himself as a post-pop artist, and after Googling the term I’m really none the wiser, I think I’m supposed to understand what it means when you put ‘post’ in front of something art related. Best stick to playing with my crayons I think rather than trying to understand academic terms for art movements.

What really surprised me about James work is that it’s paint on canvas, when it looks somewhat like vector. That’s one steady hand he’s got there. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Car Is Boring

Feeling creative this weekend? Why not jazz up your car? :D I just love this …

Spray Paint For Cars Mymo

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Logo Design Tips

Craftseller Magazine Feature

I’m pleased with my second feature in Craftseller Magazine this year, this time giving some ‘expert tips’ on branding and logo design in their September Issue (Issue 40). Read the rest of this entry »

Miniature Ink Exhibition

Tattoo Exhibition and Magazine

Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine have launched the Miniature Ink exhibition; a showcase of miniature original artwork from over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists.

The exhibition celebrates both the second anniversary of Things&Ink and launch of their ‘The Illustration Issue’, as well as being used as a platform to raise awareness and funds for Sarcoma UK.

Miniature Ink looks amazing and runs until the 15th October, so you’ll need to be quick! Read the rest of this entry »

Learn Pattern Design

Learn  Pattern Design

More indoor activities for you; this one is for your business and it’s this weekend. Or it could even be for fun if you simply enjoy learning new creative skills as a hobby.

Jessica Swift is taking registrations still for a 2 day pattern design course. ‘Pattern Camp’ is a fun yet intensive virtual/online pattern design workshop created and taught by Jessica Swift. Read the rest of this entry »