November 26th - January 15th The Maureen Paley Gallery
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
November 26th - January 15th The Maureen Paley Gallery
Friday, 18 November 2011
The event we want to have will be based on handmade but affordable books and zines. We want to achieve a good balance between artists books and zines (in the DIY punk tradition).
St Brides, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4
Nearest Tube: St Pauls (Central line, two stops from Liverpool street)
Friday, 11 November 2011
THE KNOWLEDGE BANK
This really useful set of guides from AN explores the responsibilities and practical frameworks of a professional practice.
The portfolio of practical guides contains advice from artists and arts experts on everything from pricing to marketing and copyright to what to put in a contractual arrangement, fees, approaching galleries and funding bodies and includes tips on where to get legal advice.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Louis Holberg's 1741 science fiction / fantasy / utopian / satirical novel derides his contemporary 18th century society while drawing inspiration from Thomas More's Utopia and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. It was considered too radical for Nordic culture, so the first edition was published in Latin in Germany where it circulated to a much wider audience and its popularity ensured it was quickly translated into a number of languages.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
I found this poster designer on Rick Poyner's design observer blog from his posting "An unknown Master of Poster Design" observersroom.designobserver.com This is fantastic inspiration for the Year two poster project. Some original thinking, brave compositions, and strong combinations of type and image. Beautifully quirky imagery.
On November 3rd Year 2 & 3 illustration students will be taking a drawing trip to The Royal College of Surgeons of England. There are some fantastic exhibitions there at the moment and include: Abnormal: Towards a Scientific Model of Disability by Ju Gosling aka ju90: Extinct and Ivory,Treasures from the Odontological Collection.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Here are the reliminary drawings for Edward Lear's book ''Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured, containing forty-two lithographic plates, drawn from life, and on stone' 1832 You can see the final plates here.
Edward Lear was TWENTY YEARS OLD when his Parrot book was published!!
None of their examples are particularly inspiring but I think it could be a brilliant tool if used well.
- “For the artist drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase, it is quite literally true. It is the actual act of drawing that forces the artist to look at the object in front of him, to dissect it in his mind’s eye and put it together again; or, if he is drawing from memory, that forces him to dredge his own mind, to discover the content of his own store of past observations.” (page 3)
- “A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – seen, remembered or imagined.” (page 3)
- “It is a platitude in the teaching of drawing that the heart of the matter lies in the specific process of looking. A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see. Following up its logic in order to check its accuracy, you find confirmation or denial in the object itself or in your memory of it.
John Berger : Berger on Drawing. Edited by Jim Savage. Aghabullogue, Co. Cork, Eire: Occasional Press. Second Edition, 2007.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Bass Notes : The Film Posters of Saul Bass
Kemistry Gallery 43 Charlotte Road, ShoreditchLondon EC2A 3PD
Old Street (Northern Line) or walk from Liverpool St (15 mins)
17 February — 17 March 2011
No graphic designer has made a greater impact on the world of film than Saul Bass. This exhibition brings together a collection of his film posters, film titles and film festival posters from the Lloyd Northover donation to the British Film Institute. The BFI’s Poster Archive has kindly loaned the exhibits to make this show possible.
Saul Bass’s work is instantly recognisable for its directness, its simplicity and the way it makes its meaning felt. Breaking all conventions in the 1950s and 60s, Bass virtually invented film titles as we know them today, and he was the first to synthesize movies into compelling trademark images.
In a period when graphic imagery can be so easily manipulated electronically, Bass reminds us that a strong idea is always at the heart of a great design. His work, as reflected in this exhibition, is as refreshing today as ever.John Stezaker
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
Aldgate East, Liverpool St, Tower Gateway DLR
British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, Stezaker makes collages to give old images a new meaning. By adjusting, inverting and slicing separate pictures together to create unique new works of art, Stezaker explores the subversive force of found images. Stezaker’s famous Mask series fuses the profiles of glamorous sitters with caves, hamlets, or waterfalls, making for images of eerie beauty.His ‘Dark Star’ series turns publicity portraits into cut-out silhouettes, creating an ambiguous presence in the place of the absent celebrity. Stezaker’s way of giving old images a new context reaches its height in the found images of his Third Person Archive: the artist has removed delicate, haunting figures from the margins of obsolete travel illustrations.
Both Exhibitions are a short work from Liverpool Street Station and have FREE entry!
Friday, 21 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
... Slaughterhouses in Umbria, Italy. Neatly packaged meat in supermarkets is often completely detached in consumers’ minds from the process of its production...
Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
....In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city's painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America... Taken form a article in the Guardian.
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. These images are from his book 'Sleeping by the Mississippi'.
...Had you to guess where he came from and what he did from his appearance alone, the words 'English' and 'aristocrat' might spring to mind way before 'American' and 'photographer'. And yet, at 65, William Eggleston is perhaps the most innovative American photographer of the past 50 years whose unique style has transformed the way we look at the world.... From the Observer 2004, read more here.