Tag: affordable art

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The talented Poundshop ladies have done it again. This time you can find them at Selfridges, where they have set up a temporary emporium and taken over a window, as part of Bright Young Things 2013. There are some absolute …

CATEGORY: Events
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If you know anything about me by now, it’s that I’m a huge fan of colour. Bright pops of bold, adventurous colour get me every time. So you can see my fascination with the work of Sydney local Anya Brock. …

CATEGORY: Art
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I really like the look of Arthouse Meath, a fantastic and much needed initiative that employs adults with severe epilepsy and learning disabilities to create artwork. Projects are led by artist-tutors and the work that’s made is sold by the …

CATEGORY: Art
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Secret 7″ is the kind of idea you wish you’d thought of yourself, in which 100 creative people (including huuuge names like Ai WeiWei Gilbert & George) have produced album artwork for 7 tracks by 7 well known acts; each …

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This frosty Friday (in Yorkshire, at least), I want to give a quick but sincere shout-out to 2 new and brilliant independent shops that have popped in Leeds (where I live) recently. Here goes: Colours May Vary stocks an impressive …

CATEGORY: Books, Buy
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Lucy Freegard’s favourites are Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham I am a 22-year-old (recently graduated) freelance illustrator living and working in London. I like to draw in a way that both adults and children will enjoy. Since graduating I have …

CATEGORY: Art
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I really know it’s Christmas when the annual Field Work pop up shop opens its doors to the public. The brainchild of textile designers and artists Caitlin Hinshelwood and Rose de Borman, the Field Work shop and gallery stocks exciting selection …

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Recently at the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market  I came across the work of Lily Daley and Lucy Hearn, the creative duo behind Peaches and Keen.  Their colourific jewellery and hanging planters are made from brightly coloured plastic and fluorescent nylon …

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I love autumn, it’s my favourite season. I must bore my fella to death with my repetitious ramblings of ‘Ooh, look at the leaves. Those trees are sooo beautiful’. On Saturday we had a little wonder around our local park and …

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I’m a long standing fan of the work of Caitlin Hinshelwood. Her idiosyncratic subject matter combined with elegant colours and traditional print techniques are a treat to behold. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me about National …

CATEGORY: Art
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Earlier this week super talented illustrator Eamon Donnelly launched his own studio, The Island Continent. Eamon is best know for ‘his intricate hand inked, character driven illustrations that fuse an eclectically dynamic, techono pop colour palette with a true blue …

CATEGORY: Art
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Stuck for inspirational Autumn shopping this weekend? Well, have no fear. Especially for Weiden+Kennedy’s Hello Neighbour project, The Poundshop created a super exciting interactive shopping experience in the window of W+K’s  London office. The window is now closed BUT you …

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Hi Magpies. This week I am getting excited about Comma, an independent shop in the historic city of Oxford that stocks gifts, homewares and all manner of creative loveliness. Shopowners Sally and Dave offer goodies by hot names such as …

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Hello Magpies! Today I’m excited to share some wonderful illustrations from Melbourne based Amy Borrell. Amy is an illustrator, designer, pattern maker and all round talented individual. She began her creative career with a degree in Communication Design and soon …

CATEGORY: Art
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Hi Mr Yen, tell us about yourself. I like your wise sounding name, what’s it all about? Hello! My real name is Jonathan Chapman and I create hand crafted paper cut artwork. I chose the name Mr Yen as I’ve …

CATEGORY: Art