Oh hello, I just discovered the Conningsby Gallery in London via news of the Inky Goodness Beermat Character exhibition which will be showing there from the 29th April to 4th May.
Birmingham based (they are based two streets away from me!) Inky Goodness operates as a showcase for artists working across illustration, character design and more, providing a platform for new and emerging talent as well as established artists.
May the 4th? Hang on a moment, is that that geeky Star Wars fan day where fanboys and girls say ‘May the 4th be with you’? Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve known about Mr Birds for months now but keep forgetting to visit it, I guess I’ve been a bit busy of late as I’ve been moving home. MAYHAPS this blog will remind me to finally go one Saturday.
Mr Birds Emporium is a relatively new (launched in October last year), concept put together by the teams behind Urban Village & Sutton Vintage & Arts Fair (now I have been to the Sutton Vintage & Arts Fair, as it’s on my doorstep). Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been standing in Waterstones fondling the ‘Love On Ward B‘ book for some time; drooling at it’s 1960′s comic heroine illustrative style. I haven’t seen anything like this before as a new publication/reprint, so I decided I had to have it.
‘Love on Ward B’ is a hospital nurse picture library romance book made up of six different stories that feature nurse Sally Brown as matchmaker. The character Sally Brown starred in around sixty adventures published in the Hospital Nurse Romance Library between 1964 and 1966. Read the rest of this entry »
I moved home very recently and today I was lovingly unpacking my childhood books (which are over 30 years old), and placing them on top of the vintage suitcase pictured above.
The suitcase is also a childhood treasure; I’m pretty certain it is the suitcase I packed full of teddy bears and such like when ‘running away from home’ one summer afternoon in the late 70s. I believe I turned back because the hard pavement was hurting my bare feet.
Anyway, I digress. Vintage books! Read the rest of this entry »
Well isn’t this interesting (well, to me anyway )
On Sunday I was in the Island Bar in Birmingham, listening to some bands play and admiring the general bohemian atmosphere and studying the wall illustrations dotted around and then randomly a couple of days later I happened upon this blog by Stina Jones, one of the illustrators. Read the rest of this entry »
So, I finally bought that Print & Pattern book I’ve been drooling at for some time. May it be condusive to creativity!
Some of my favourite pages …
Have you heard of Pinterest yet?
If not, and you’re a creative type, you may well be very interested in this relatively new platform which was launched by two college friends in December 2009.
That’s if you have time to add any more networks to your online activities. I love Pinterest, but simply do not have any more spare time to be publishing anything extra on the Internet than I currently do! Read the rest of this entry »