Author Archives: Lizzie

The Jackie Magpie team is moving on to pursue other projects, so as of today we will no longer be updating this site. jackiemagpie.com will remain as an archive for the next year or so and will then drift off …

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I was blown away when I saw these colour rich pieces by contemporary artist Nicholas Nyland. Nicholas calls his work ‘abstract’ and likes the freedom to experiment that this gives him. His work makes me think of maps, patchwork quilts, …

CATEGORY: Art
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Cinefilms is an exhibition of hand drawn, re-imagined movie posters by film buff and compulsive doodler Matt Anstee. Here Matt talks about his move from film maker to illustrator and why everyone should watch Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch.

CATEGORY: Art
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Illustrator Lucy Driscoll got in touch to share her collages, which have a warm nostalgic feel, like a picnic tea and the Antiques Roadshow at your Grandad’s house on Sundays circa 1988. Here Lucy answers 5 pressing questions and reveals …

CATEGORY: Art
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I first encountered Bread & Jam at top Leeds giftshop Chirpy. Bread & Jam make colourful stuff to lift the spirits, featuring encouraging statements in a friendly font. I especially like the Stuff I’m Likely to Forget notebook and the …

CATEGORY: Products
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We’ve been posing in clothes courtesy of ARK again. Jackie Magpie: Doing the hard work so you don’t have to…….

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After an average kind of a day, I seem to have spent hours trawling the Internet for photographs by British fashion photo giant Norman Parkinson. With a career that spanned 5 decades, Norman would have been 100 if he was …

CATEGORY: Photography
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I really like Ed Ruscha’s 1970s text works: witty and good looking like a worthwhile romantic interest; advertising influenced in a tongue-in-cheek way; and painterly, sunset-esque, pastel coloured. Ed began his career as a graphic artist and it shows. Scrumptious. …

CATEGORY: Art
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Illustrator Ruth Craddock got in touch with Jackie Magpie to share her work. Ruth’s detailed and dreamy drawings of nature (with a hint of pattern) make me want to go for a long walk in the hills, sporting wellington boots …

CATEGORY: Design
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Here’s something fantastic I found on the web today. The Grandma Museum is an online archive of all the gifts that designer Sarah Koik received from her grandmother as she grew up. The site is such a fascinating little treasure …

CATEGORY: Art
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SAND: generally associated with the beach; tends to get stuck between the toes and find its way into sandwiches. Guaranteed to linger at the bottom of your bag even though it’s weeks since you returned from Spain. It turns out …

CATEGORY: Art
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Illustration graduate Pat Bradbury creates dazzling, playful, joy-giving, funtime pictures; a kind of visual disco. Here Pat talks to us about teaching in Vietnam, Beautiful Losers and loving the big dogs.

CATEGORY: Art
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I really like the shapes, lines and colour in these prints by Barbara Hepworth, an artist best know for her sculptures of natural forms. You can see a selection of Hepworth’s lithographs at The Hepworth Wakefield till April 2014. Find …

CATEGORY: Art
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We’ve been posing in clothes from Ark again. Jackie Magpie: doing the hard work so you don’t have to……..

CATEGORY: Products
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I like the illustrated world of Falmouth graduate Lara Hawthorne. Populated by animals, insects and plant life, Lara’s pictures make me think of mythical beasties and cave paintings. See more at larahawthorne.com and check out Beginning Middle End, an illustration …

CATEGORY: Art