Vinylla Ice

February 22, 2010

Move over mass-produced wall wotsits made from peely plastic. Look at all these wonderful wall vinyls, created by Hu2, a London-based company comprised of four crazy dudes (and one dudette!). They have some simply awesome ideas when it comes to creative uses of vinyl. And they hark back to some of Banksy’s pieces too. I fink they’re just brilliant!

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Seeing in colour

February 15, 2010

Right now there’s a small exhibition of photographs by William Eggleston on in east London. Eggleston was one of the first people to get colour photography recognised as ‘proper’ art, in the 60s – up till him, you had to shoot in black and white to have your pictures taken seriously. Colour? That was the medium of advertising…

Well Eggleston is still at it. The saturated tones of his photos and the off-kilter framing look pretty familiar now, but he’s still got a pin-sharp eye for an image amongst the suburban detritus he takes as his subject.

The exhibition is just up the road from Old Street, at the Victoria Miro gallery, and it’s running for a couple more weeks (until 27 Feb). It’s really worth a visit.

andrew.

Hug me… …I’m awesome

February 2, 2010

Adrian Johnson studio make really lovely animations and illustrations. Famed for their / his work for Robinsons juice which you can see below.

Pick Me Up

January 28, 2010

Just seen this is coming up soon at Somerset House; opens 23 April.

From the blurb:

Somerset House presents Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.

The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan and a pop-up print workshop from Print Club London.

More here.

By Andrew

Something for the weekend

January 22, 2010

If you find yourself stuck with something to do this weekend, I can recommend going to the Decode exhibition at the V&A. Its a digital exhibition with various interactive and static pieces of work. It’s only a fiver and well worth a visit before it ends in April.

Who knows you might be inspired by it.

Nobby.

“He’s got a bum nose”

January 16, 2010

An insight into the mind of Guardian cartoonist, Steve Bell.

From John B

Splatterproof

January 15, 2010

I’d never seen these before stumbling across them on fffound: incredible painted photographs by Gerhard Richter. There are loads more here.

By Andrew