Posts Tagged ‘art’

An interview with Spanish fashion duo Animal Bandido

Matt Bramford chats to Claudia and Zosen, who together make up whacky Spanish fashion label Animal Bandido - they give us an insight into the label and tell us about their anti-multi-national ethos…

Written by Matt Bramford


Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova

Animal Bandido are a fashion label with a difference. They're totally anti-establishment and detest the omniprescent multi-national fashion empires that exploit workers and fabrics, and are on a mission to create a renaissance for struggling manufacturers who cannot compete with the big boys.

Their collections range from the vibrant to the downright whacky; weird and wonderful creations which illustrate fruits and other objects make up there range, which includes knitwear, fabulous graphic prints and casual basics with a twist. Viewing their collections draws comparisons to Jean Charles de Castelbajac, nutty nu-raver Carri Mundane and knitwear brand Sibling. I caught up with Zosen and Claudia, aka Animal Bandido, to find out what's behind this fresh new label…

What made you guys team up and create the street-wear label Animal… read more

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In Conversation at the V&A: Peter Blake

The V&A presented an evening in conversation with artist Peter Blake, championing the launch of his new book and discussing a range of projects, but don't mention THAT album cover…

Written by Sally Mumby Croft

Peter Blake, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Peter Blake is, for the majority, most famous for THAT cover. The one still spawning imitators – frequently seen walking the streets, they […]

Two Magpies Find: Fragments Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Mill House Café in Windsor celebrates beautiful birds, featuring artists such as Dan Prescott, Zita Saffrette, and our own Jenny Robins…

Written by Jenny Robins

Illustrations by Jenny Robins If you are visiting Windsor this Summer, and I really think you should because it’s got everything: Nando’s, Wagamama, a Castle – no really, it’s really […]

The Creators Project

Some of our most favourite artists and bands explain the innovative ways in which they combine art and technology, first up, Peaches talks lazer harps orchestras.

Written by Cari Steel

The last time we met Peaches, she was attending a friends party in Brick Lane, and on down-time from her live shows. Relaxed, mellow and low key, I had no […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Bath Spa

Bath Spa explode onto the Graduate Fashion Week scene on Tuesday 8 June, with 1920s glitz, European nobilty AND lampshades on heads... AGAIN!

Written by Nina Joyce

Ruth Strugnell Bath Spa’s electric and original collections show they’re not afraid to mix things up at Graduate Fashion Week.  Bath Spa began with all guns blazing for their boutique […]

Interference: Art for Activism at Artsadmin

Artsadmin's course, running from 21st to 25th June, promises to give you all the inspiration you need to start acting up

Written by Amy Hughes

‘Glass Gun 2′ by Julie Hill A couple of days ago my housemate returned home bursting with a tale that he’d been carrying around with him all day. What he […]

London’s ELEPHANT PARADE!

The Elephant Parade comes to London Town in a glorious parade of art, fashion and awareness, to benefit the Elephant Family charity's work to prevent the extinction of the Asian elephant. Some of our wonderful illustrators take on some of our favourites…

Written by Matt Bramford

A selection of elephants by Paul Shinn Allow me to introduce you to Marjorie, pictured below. She’s one of 258 fibreglass elephants in and around London decorated by some of […]

Inside The Book Club: How East London’s coolest new arts venue came to be

The Book Club's Creative Director and Art Producer tells Amelia's Magazine all about how the business launched, the artists they pick and why The Book Club isn't just another East End venue...

Written by Amica Lane

Illustration by Rachel Lewis I live in a state of perpetual disappointment that I was born in Hounslow in 1986, and not New York in 1943. In my dream life, […]

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Billy Childish ‘Unknowable but Certain’ at the ICA

Billy Childish, anti-art industry punk painter displays his backcatalogue at the ICA

Written by Amica Lane

Courtesy the artist and L-13, London Billy Childish is a man of many faces; musician, writer, painter and film maker, he is a name that many people are familiar with, […]

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Ctrl-Alt-Shift Chantelle Fiddy Interview

Part 1 of our art editor’s coverage of United Underground 2, a music, art and activism event that ran all day last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Matthew Gonzalez Noda Valerie Pezeron: Tell me about the event today? Chantelle Fiddy: It’s a new style of club night. The idea is to bring together […]

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Leon Diaper: Photographer Spotlight

Leon Diaper's photography takes you for a walk on the wild side of modern America

Written by Leon Diaper

All photographs courtesy of Leon Diaper Leon Diaper is a 23-year-old very talented photographer hailing from New Forest. Leon graduated last summer from the art institute of Bournemouth where he […]

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Earth at The Royal Academy of Art

The Earth show or the Art of a changing world at the Royal Academy of Art was a grand sweeping affair. Art editor Valerie Pezeron attended the press view and reports for those who missed it.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Mariele Neudecker, ’400 Thousand Generations’, 2009. Steel, fiberglass, water, salt GAC100. 153 x 113 x 55 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm. Photo courtesy the artist I love […]

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Valentine’s Day- Pas Pour Moi?

A special Valentine's Day need not be bland! Art editor Valerie Pezeron's pick combines the creepy, the sexual and the enticing.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Mari Mitsumi Valentine’s Day is soon to creep upon us and discharge its usual bile inducing or saccharine coated brand of bland commercial overload. What is a […]

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Urs Fischer: Molding Objects to Imperfection

The New York art scene is currently all about immersive installations as Brazilian contributor Vanessa Krongold discovered while visiting the Big Apple on a vacation trip. And the Urs Fisher exhibition left her with a taste for the absurd.

Written by Vanesa krongold

All Photographs courtesy of New Museum, except where otherwise stated It is now time for the absurd to take center stage. Swiss-born “imperfectionist” Urs Ficher makes the gallery goer rethink […]

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Duke Press Launch – One of a Kind

New collective Duke Press puts the creative back into independent publishing. Contributor Alex Lee Katz attended the launch night.

Written by Alex Lee katz

Unfinished Town courtesy of Jess Wilson Ever thought about starting your own publishing house? Talk about pipe dreams…Well look and learn from the boys and girls at Duke Press. It […]

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, I started what was then […]

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Angels of Anarchy at Manchester Art Gallery

Contributor Amina Khan investigates female artists' contribution to the Surrealist movement

Written by Amina Khan

Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York When I hear the word Surrealism, instantly the likes of Salvador Dali, André Breton, André Masson and Max […]

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The Love of It Indoor Picnic

Caper-causing site launch brings the outside in. Contributor Amy Hughes investigates a more eco-friendly way to have fun while being creative!

Written by Amy Hughes

All photographs courtesy of Amy Hughes Hiding in the loo from the conductor; tearing your hair out at awkward crossword clues; playing I-Spy; attempting to mop up spilt coffee with […]

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift – Current Affairs & a Double Shot of Tequila

The HQ at Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unleashing their Corruption Issue into general bookshops! Art editor Valerie Pezeron investigates!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Photograph courtesy of Ctrl.Alt.Shift. Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a seriously cool experimental youth initiative dedicated to politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. Last time I heard […]

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Boxbird’ s Chirp to all Illustrators and Printmakers!

Boxbird Gallery is planning an exhibition about travel and is inviting our readers to get creative. Gallery owner Alice Teague tells us more about it.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Image courtesy of Zara Wood Boxbird Gallery is on the search for the hottest Illustration & printmaking talent to join in with their May 2010 show ‘A to B: An […]