The post below about Martin Clark's poster for Andrews of Arcadia has prompted me to post about another recent project.
Our friends at Tinsmiths currently have a series of letterpress posters - a collaboration between Martin and poet Nick Alexander.
Twelve lines taken from Nick's work made graphic in twelve limited edition posters.
There are just a few copies of each edition left, available from Tinsmiths.
Posted by Simon Lewin on July 11th, 2011
We managed to catch the last day of Edwin Smith's exhibition of photographs and paintings at Moray Art Centre yesterday.
Having initially trained as an architect, Smith (1912-1971) is perhaps best know for his photography and particularly his exploration of the vernacular in architecture.
But the exhibition also featured a number of Smith's paintings - here is an example, 'Turf Fire', which is on loan from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden.
Posted by Simon Lewin on July 3rd, 2011
Earlier this week I was at Edinburgh Printmakers working on a new screen print based on my Los Gázquez sketches. On the second evening I was lucky to able to go along to a talk by Paul Furneaux about his current exhibition of beautifully crafted sculptural woodblock prints at the gallery.
Paul uses Japanese papers, enjoying the way the water based inks are absorbed and become a part of the paper itself - but he then takes this onto a different level. Prints on fine but strong paper are then wrapped around wooden box lids and other found objects or in the case of some of his most recent work he has developed his own forms onto which the minimal, abstract images are wrapped.
'Paul Furneaux: Mokuhanga' is at Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street Edinburgh EH1 3LR until July 23rd 2011.
You can also find out more at Paul's website.
Posted by Angie Lewin on July 1st, 2011
Just back from a visit to The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh catching the last day of Ed Kluz's exhibition there.
Amongst a sea of red dots I was surprised this stunning collage was currently without a home. Very tempting to add to the piece we'd already purchased.
'The Dunmore Pineapple' is a large framed collage at £950.00 - and worth every penny. To find out more visit The Scottish Gallery website.
We're currently making some final colourway amends to our forthcoming Ed Kluz fabric, Painswick. More on that soon.
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 29th, 2011
Richard Ardagh and Graham Bignell have just printed a second edition of this wonderful letterpress poster.
First printed in 2008, this print has been sold out for almost two years. A second run of 200 prints is now available to buy from New North Press online shop.
'Oranges and Lemons' is an English nursery rhyme which refers to the bells of six churches, all within or close to the City of London and dates from around the 17th-century.
The edition was printed in three stages: the bell was screen printed in thinned bronze ink on 300gsm Heritage white stock, then the type was printed in two halves on a hand-pulled Albion press.
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 28th, 2011
It features our treasured mug designed by Norman Makinson and produced by Wedgwood to celebrate the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Available now from the St. Jude's online print store.
Posted by Angie Lewin on June 19th, 2011
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 18th, 2011
Our friends at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Andalucia are launching a new creative course this September.
The Food of Art is a creative course for those who enjoy creative activities around food such as food presentation, illustration and photography. As an eco-guest house the food is seasonal, fresh and local.
Activities will include visiting the local markets and the jamon and embutidos emporiums to purchase the freshest and best looking products. Back at the kitchen/studio you'll consider their form and colour.
To find out more, visit the Cortijada Los Gázquez website.
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 17th, 2011
Opening in Yorkshire this weekend is White Horses and Unquiet Graves, a folk-inspired exhibition by Jonny Hannah.
This is Jonny's first solo exhibition in the north of England. The exhibition consists of paintings, cut-outs, ephemera, linocuts and screen prints and other assorted oddities. Folk and jazz music are major points of reference in this body of work, but historical characters and symbols, such as Ripon’s celebrated cellar-man Tom Crudd (pictured below), the love heart and the English oak leaf also play a part.
The exhibition runs from 18th June 2011 at Hornseys in Ripon.
If you're unable to visit, don't forget you'll find a selection of Jonny's prints over at our online store. And we hope to be working on a new fabric with Jonny soon, the follow up to The Captain's Pattern.
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 15th, 2011
Our friends at the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden are part way through their Ravilious in Essex exhibition of 18 watercolours of Essex created by Eric Ravilious and brought together specially for this exhibition from private owners and galleries throughout the country. It complements the illustrated book 'Ravilious in Pictures: A Country Life' published by Mainstone Press.
On Wednesday 13th July 2011, the book's author, James Russell, will be giving a talk at the Friends Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden at 7.30pm - tickets £6 on the door.
The exhibition continues until 14th August 2011.
Posted by Simon Lewin on June 15th, 2011