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Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives and Warriors: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The intricate illustrations of Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are perfectly suited to colouring books. Both their volumes for Puffin would make ideal Christmas presents.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Escape to Christmas Past by Lynn Stevens
Escape to Christmas Past coloured by Lynn Stevens.

Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are Good Wives and Warriors, an artistic duo that specialise in extraordinarily intricate drawings that have been applied to all sorts of surfaces, from walls to bottles to books to magazines (including issue 9 of Amelia's Magazine). They met at Glasgow School of Art and with a base in London now work all over the world. I was super thrilled to hear about their new colouring books for Puffin, themed around some well known stories. Escape to Wonderland is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and Escape to Christmas Past is inspired by A Christmas Carol. Their Christmas edition has only just been released and would be a marvellous book to colour if you want to get in the festive mood. I caught up with Good Wives and Warriors...

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Meet Essi Kimpimäki: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

An interview with Finnish artist Essi Kimpimäki, whose work is featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition book. Her stunning Shamaness illustration is also available as a large limited edition print featuring real gold leaf.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Essi Kimpimäki is a Finish illustrator who will be featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition artists’ book, That Which We Do Not Understand. You can also buy her […]

The Prince’s Drawing Clubs exhibition

See the next generation of artists and illustrators before anyone else, at the Prince's Drawing Clubs show in Shoreditch.

Written by Sonja Todd

Of all the art in Shoreditch, here’s some you should definitely see. It’s an exhibition of raw talent, and the work is done using the very basic method of drawing. […]

An interview with Tamara Schlesinger and review of solo album The Procession

Scottish singer and songwriter Tamara Schlesinger takes a break from her main project 6 Day Riot to explore her voice a capella and looped in this gorgeous solo album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Schlesinger by Daria H. Tamara Schlesinger is the talented lead singer and main brains behind the foot stomping folk sounds of 6 Day Riot, a band I have listened […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

Interview with Laki Mera and review of new album The Proximity Effect

Meet Glasgow based band Laki Mera, who fuse acoustic and electronica to create a unique trip-hop influenced sound.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laki Mera by Abi Lewis. The Proximity Effect is the second album from Glasgow based Laki Mera, a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip hop […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer presented Into the Void at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011, featuring minimalist monochromatic knitwear accessorised with amazing jewellery by Karen-Ann Dicken.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alice Palmer A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Glaswegian Alice Palmer makes extravagantly shaped knitwear. Now based in London, she demonstrated her ‘polyhedra knitting’ skills to the max with her Into […]


Fuck Buttons: Stereo, Glasgow: Live Review

Or just start collecting buttons if you'd prefer

Written by Claire Sawers

Ah, I still get misty eyed when I think back to something I’ve tagged as ‘Errors Fuck Buttons and Mogwai Tuesday’ last year. Sorry 2009, but no Tuesday night has […]

Remember Remember

An Interview, Brighton, July 2009

Written by Rich Hanscomb

As a purveyor of Steve Reich meets Daniel Johnston instrumental music, Graeme Ronald, a.k.a. Remember Remember, is keen to take it to the stage as nature intended: “I’ve put together […]


Two Sunsets by Pastels/Tenniscoats- Pinky Blue Green Serene

Album Review, Tokyo/Glasgow

Written by Roisin Conway

Every so often something arrives on my desk that makes my heart joyfully skip a beat… the last time it happened was grizzly grey Tuesday morning when my eyes fell […]