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Posts Tagged ‘Abigail Daker’

Latitude Festival 2010: Friday Music Review

A review of Martin Creed, The Kissaway Trail, The Kominas, Villagers, Empire of the Sun and Florence and the Machine. All wrapped up in a tasty load of illustrations...

Written by Amelia Gregory


David Longshaw, web illustrated by Abigail Wright

David Longshaw is a man of many talents. Aside from designing his own label, sick he is passionate about writing and illustrating not only for various publications but as part of the creative process behind his collections. 

After his passion for fashion lead him to an open day at the famous Central St Martins, pills where all his favourite designers had attended, before even completing his GCSE's, he decided to go ahead with A Levels at his local Grammar school whilst taking Wednesday afternoons off to study  pattern cutting at an Adult education centre as his first step onto that ladder towards success. It worked.  

Now, with an impressive resume boasting a degree, an MA, various awards, work with designers such as Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara and his own label, he is as motivated as ever… read more

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Latitude Festival 2010: A Review of the Comedy Arena, and more.

There were the big names: Robin Ince, Richard Herring, Deborah Francis White, and the New Acts: Ivo Graham, Eric Lambert and James Acaster. Find out just what you missed in the Comedy Arena this year...

Written by Amelia Gregory

aomi law-joan-of-arc The Dying Swan by Jenny Goldstone. When I was watching Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde set to the soundtrack of Warp artist Scanner at the Purcell Rooms a […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Waterfront Graduate Fashion Shows Preview

We're really quite excited about this new addition to Latitude Festival: special lakeside catwalk shows from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A while back I happened to catch a performance by Lissie at the Old Queens Head in Angel. I hadn’t planned on watching her – truth be told, more about […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Saturday

The Tripod Stage was super busy on Saturday: starting with a very special secret set from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. followed by one-to-watch Kyla La Grange, then folk wonders Patch William, another secret set from comedian Robin Ince, and then the gorgeous sounds of Dry the River.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Dan Heffer, what is ed Hat by Angela Bruce Around the monolithic event that is Graduate Fashion Week at Earl’s Court, there exists what might be known as […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Friday

On Friday the Tripod Stage hosted Kirsty Almeida, Newislands, the Danny Chivers, Claire Fauset and Merrick triple-headed poetry tag team, Danny and the Champions of the World and a surprise performance from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Deviating from the subject of Climate Change, viagra 100mg unhealthy Amelia’s Magazine finds ourselves mesmerised by Design Interaction Student, stuff Kjen Wilkens’ Weather Camera. What is the impact on our […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCA Rochester

Reigning champions UCA Rochester pack a punch with their Graduate Fashion Week show on Monday 7 June, featuring skeletal masks, beautiful displays of colour and exquisite tailoring…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joo-Hee Chun Emma Box, illness illustrated by Lesley Barnes So, reigning champions (or at least winners of 2009 Gold Award) UCA Rochester took to the catwalks on Tuesday to show […]

Stag and Dagger Festival 2010 Hits Shoreditch: A Review

Some wonderful bands, but Shoreditch does its worst. Read on for my highlights... and lowlights... of the Stag and Dagger 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abi-Daker-White-Hinterland White Hinterland by Abigail Daker. Having picked up my two Stag and Dagger press passes, ampoule two booze vouchers and a free lighter – yeah! – my first port […]

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

makeandmend Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker. You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one […]

Behold, the Cleggeron Riseth.

The hung parliament was always going to produce some interesting results - but no one could have predicted the bromance between Cameron and Clegg. Or the fun that illustrators would have with it.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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

Kept Impulses at the Barbican featuring Nancy Elizabeth, Hauschka and James Blackshaw

A review of Kept Impulses, a collaborative musical night at the Barbican Centre on Monday 11th May 2010. With illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nancy Elizabeth by Abigail Daker. I made a decision to attend Kept Impulses at the Barbican at the last minute only because I wanted to support Fran – erstwhile violinist […]

The Hung Parliament spells serious change for our government.

My views on the 2010 general election, accompanied by the clever visual opinions of a bunch of illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Democracy Village. All photography by Amelia Wells. Parliament Square is currently home to the Democracy Village; a few tents, visit this site treatment a couple of marquees and a whole […]

Illustrators take on Eyjafjallajokul, the naughty volcano.

Illustrators Abigail Daker, Aniela Murphy and Jamie Mills talk about the appeal of volcanoes...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eyjafjallajokul by Simon Wild. When I first put a callout to illustrators to come up with some lovely pictures to illustrate the explosion of Eyjafjallajokul we were still in the […]

Colourful Coffins become a Happy Journey

A few of the illustrators that feature in Amelia's Anthology of Illustration have got together to set up an exciting new venture: the Happy Journey Collective. Read on to discover what you can do to get involved.

Written by Abigail Daker

Colourful Coffins Lesley Barnes Thereza Rowe Abigail Daker Colourful Coffins from Lesley Barnes, about it Thereza Rowe and Abigail Daker. A couple of weeks ago, pharmacy while playing around on […]

Oxfam’s Robin Hood Tax game takes to the streets this Sunday 2nd May

Keeping the Robin Hood spirit alive in the 21st century. Yes, really! An Oxfam volunteer previews their next Robin Hood Tax event in East London, with illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Mary Frampton

Johanna Basford specialises in finely detailed monochrome pen and ink illustrations, viagra sale and last year came to the media’s attention after she conceived #TwitterPicture, troche a crowd-sourcing exercise in […]

Illustrators take on the Leaders’ Debate. Brown, Cameron and Clegg, watch out!

Whilst watching my twitter stream at the same time as the Leaders' Debate on TV last week I had a great idea: invite illustrators to come up with satirical images for the General Election, and then see if we can make them go viral.

Written by Amelia Gregory

We are currently working under capacity without an earth editor intern. If you are interested in this position you would need to be available to work on it from Monday-Thursday […]