Tag: Colour

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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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Sprayed edges, eye-popping colour and crayons in distress! Yes, we’ve got it all today on Book By Its Cover…

CATEGORY: Books
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Once again Pinterest has introduced me to an utter gem. Kawanishi Hide was a Japanese printmaker who worked in the early 20th century, creating bold and colourful linocuts that depict everyday life in his native city of Kobe. As a …

CATEGORY: Art
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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 have long since admired the charming, colourful visual world of illustrator Simon Peplow. He was kind enough to have a chat with me to discuss time travel and Bauhaus.

CATEGORY: Design
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I was first introduced to RAMP Ceramics by the lovely Simon and Angie Lewin of St Jude’s and instantly became a devoted fan. RAMP stands for Roop and Al make pots which is exactly what they do and very lovely …

CATEGORY: Art
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I like this work by Jonny Hannah, which makes me think of homemade signs, outsider art and tattoos from the 1950s.  It feels very soulful and wise.  And there’s a lot of hand lettering, pictures of food and stuff about …

CATEGORY: Art
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I discovered Leah Duncan’s charming patterns and illustrations a couple of years ago via Etsy. I love the colour palette she uses and her playful compositions. Her work has a lovely folky feel without being remotely twee which is a …

CATEGORY: Art
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I have a weakness for decorated buildings so I was pretty excited to come across The Ecology of Colour Building in Central Park, Dartford, Kent, designed by award winning architects Studio Weave in collaboration with design studio Nous Vous.  The …

CATEGORY: Design
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Serena Olivieri uses watercolours to create the pattern equivalent of fresh, fruity drinks by the pool or in the park.  Other illustrative interests of hers include bikes, clothes and shoes.  Here Serena tells us all about life in Madrid, imperfect …

CATEGORY: Art
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Today I want to share some pictures by snapshot-as-art pioneer, William Eggleston.  Because it’s Friday and I love his photos, their everyday-ness; the colours and light; the faded American dream feel of it all.  Find out more about Eggleston here. …

CATEGORY: Photography
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When I think about paintings I like, I always go back to the work of Cy Twombly, who emerged from the New York art scene of the 1950s, but whose paintings, drawings and collages don’t seem to fit into any …

CATEGORY: Art
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I’m a long standing admirer of illustrator Holly Wales. Whatever subject matter she approaches, she always manages to create something fresh and playful. Holly was kind enough to answer some questions for Jackie Magpie about what’s going on in her …

CATEGORY: Design
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Some of those who consider predicting the future as their line of business were more successful than others last year. Doomsday people got it a bit wrong, whereas fashion forecasters got it really right, correctly predicting Aztec prints would hit …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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A friend recently pointed me in the direction of UK based artist Emma Harding’s mountain paintings. I love their graphic quality combined with a muted colour palette and her delicate rendering of the planes of the mountains. View these paintings …

CATEGORY: Art