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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.”
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.
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 »
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 »
As part of what seems to be the start of a rebrand, preppy global retail chain Abercrombie and Fitch have announced that they will be dropping their iconic moose logo emblem in the USA only from Spring 2015.
This half soaked approach to re branding is possibly an attempt to ‘test out’ a different identity on the US market before rolling out the re brand globally. Read the rest of this entry »