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Posts Tagged ‘Design Museum’

An interview with illustrator Petra Börner

Swedish illustrator extraordinaire Petra Börner is nominated for the 2012 V&A Illustration Awards, announced tonight. Her work is a rich mix of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences that I absolutely adore...

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I have long admired the work of Swedish born illustrator Petra Börner, who brilliantly mixes Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences to create a style all her own. Her book cover for Emma by Jane Austen (artwork above) is nominated for the 2012 V&A illustration awards so I thought I'd find out what makes her tick. Be very inspired...

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You have a very distinctive style - what are your greatest influences?
I still draw inspiration from objects and books I’ve collected since I was a teenager, books on school posters and photographic references on anatomy and plants and DIY books form the… read more

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Review: Designs of the Year 2012 at the Design Museum

An eclectic and intriguing selection of great design that includes architecture, fashion, furniture, product design, graphics and digital art. Here's my pick of this year's selection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vivienne Westwood ethically produced bags. The Design Museum‘s flagship exhibition, Designs of the Year, has returned for 2012. I went along to the preview to check out the experts’ choice […]

A Review of Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern at the Design Museum

Reflections and highlights from a retrospective Design Museum exhibition on Kenneth Grange’s extraordinary career, during which he designed some of Britain’s most iconic and beloved objects.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Kenneth Grange exhibition by Sophia O’Connor. Art galleries can sometimes make one feel a little ill at ease, whether it’s the worry that you will somehow damage the pristine white […]

An interview with fashion designer Ramil Makinano

A chat with Central Saint Martins graduate Ramil Makinano about his Philippines heritage, his weird and wonderful graduate collection, MTV, National Trust and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ramil Makinano‘s Graduate Collection illustrated by Milly Jackson I first saw the weird and wonderful work of Ramil Makinano at the Toni&Guy Hair Show during London Fashion Week last month. […]

New Designers 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review

Loved the colourful textile design from Imogen Heath Studio, Stone and Spear and Deryn Relph. Plus wonderful laser cut wall art from Katie Heeks Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In the One Year On section of New Designers part two there was lots of colourful talent: Imogen Heath Studio showcased wonderful geometric textiles. Stone and Spear versus Lucy Jay […]

Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey at the Design Museum: Review and Twitter Takeover

As his Design Museum exhibition draws to a close meet Wim Crouwel on Twitter, as he answers questions live on the Design Museum twitter feed on Thursday 23rd June between 4-4.30pm

Written by Amelia Gregory

For those of you who have not yet been to the Wim Crouwel exhibition there is still a brief chance to catch this wonderful show at the Design Museum. This […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores fashion illustration through the ages: Erté and Lapape in the 1920s, Gruau and Bouché in the 1950s, Antonio Lopez in the 1980s and the modern greats such as Gustafson and Berthoud…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Gareth David Ackland lives and writes in a vibrating triskadekahedron called London. When not writing, here he makes paintings about guilt, colonialism, biodiversity loss, vanity, terrorism, evolution, consciousness and doom, […]

An interview with Ross Paul Keenan, menswear designer

We have a chat with Graduate Fashion Week superstar and riotous tailor Ross about his graduate collection and his Savile Row background…

Written by Jessica Lester

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Graduate menswear designer and Savile Row trained Ross Paul Keenan has proven to be a huge success. His first collection was shown at Graduate Fashion […]

Deptford X Arts Festival 2010: A Review

The Deptford X Festival has been taking place for five years. This year they asked former local boy and Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to be the "lead" artist and I was lucky enough to get my own personal guided tour with him...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Felicity Brown Gabrielle dress, online illustrated by Kate Copeland Amidst the commotion of catwalks and exhibitions at London Fashion Week, one website had everyone talking; Young British Designers. Grabbing attention […]

Creative Review Tweetup at the Design Museum: An insider’s perspective

I was gutted that I couldn't make it along to the first Creative Review tweetup - y'all know how much I love to go on about designers using twitter after all - but I managed to enlist Creative Review web maestro Neil Ayres to write up an insider's review. I missed out on a moleskine too. Damn.

Written by Neil Ayres

Photo by Halima O. Last Thursday the first ever Creative Review tweetup took place at London’s Design Museum. As Amelia had so many other engagments – what with it being […]

My Habbit is Not a Hobbit – How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Lira Leirner tries out the Changing Habbits website in an aim to assess her carbon footprint and is surprised by the result…

Written by Lira Leirner

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, sickness nervous because I had been hearing […]

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Nobrow Press Flickr competition: People I’ve Never Met & Conversations I’ve Never Had

Are you an illustrator? Want to see your work in print? Then sink your chops into this open brief from Nobrow Press. Closing 15th February 2010...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nobrow No.1 Gods & Monsters Nobrow No.1 Gods & Monsters Last year Nobrow Press caught my attention with their first book, ampoule Gods & Monsters, a beautiful limited edition affair […]

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Art listings November 16-22

Out and about in London

Written by Satu Fox

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Art listings September 14-20

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Monday 20th October Design Museum, ailment website Alan Aldridge: Until Jan 25th 28 Butlers Wharf, try Shad Thames Retrospective of Aldridge, an illustrator and graphic designer whose work includes album […]