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Posts Tagged ‘ACOFI’

New Designers 2011 Part Two: Illustration Graduate Show Review 1

Lovely work from graduating illustrators at the 2011 New Designers show. Standouts included Bex Bourne, Meryn Cobbin and Laura Weeks.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Yet more lovely work from ACOFI illustrator Emma Block.

There was so much to see at New Designers part two (back in July) so in this blog I will concentrate on the illustrators who haven't yet found a space on these pages:

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Bex Bourne of University College… read more

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Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

Lovely work from graduating ACOFI featured illustrators Katie Harnett and Abby Wright. Plus lovely illustrations from Amelia's Mag contributor Abigail Nottingham. And fab work from the likes of Jacob Stead, Liam Barrett and Faye Moorhouse.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Katie Harnett. The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated. Katie […]

An interview with Cat of Howkapow!

I had a chat with Cat, of Rog and Cat, of Howkapow: purveyors of all things bright and beautiful. We talk about how the husband-and-wife team started, how they deal with working with each other EVERY DAY, and how they select their unique ensemble of new creatives…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Amelia met a whole load of creatives during her recent ACOFI book tour – illustrators, designers and makers. It was at Soma in Bristol that […]

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard. New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream by […]

Paint it! Make it! Party for Japan – an illustrated report by Emma Block

Illustration Rally holds their first ever event. Cakes are eaten, beautiful things are made and money is raised for Japan. All illustrations by Emma Block.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by Emma Block. In the wake of the tsunami that hit Japan in March, the online community rushed to find a way to help. Illustration Rally, run by Natsuki […]

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of […]

An interview with Lesley Barnes: Creating the animated video for the Belle and Sebastian single I Didn’t See It Coming

The wonderful illustration work of Lesley Barnes gets animated in a video for Belle and Sebastian - it's a match made in heaven. Let's find out more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Concept art for the video. The talented illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes has only gone and done it again: she’s produced the most wonderful video for Belle and Sebastian‘s joyous […]

Sorted London Exhibition Review: featuring Jo Cheung, Thomas Leadbetter, Eleanor Bedlow, Lucy Wragg, Sean Burtenshaw and more

A new crop of creative talent are showcasing the best of their new work at the East Gallery on Brick Lane until Thursday 16th June. Why not pop in and take a look? But first a sneak preview of the best art on display.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You and Me by Jo Cheung. Sorted is the brainchild of Westminster Illustration graduate Lucy Wragg, whose work first impressed me at the degree show last year. Since then she’s […]

Middlesex University: Ba Hons Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review

Lovely work from Amelia's Magazine contributors Emma Block and Stacie Swift, plus newbies Claire Francis, Samantha Griffiths and Gemma Travis.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Emma Block. I had a quick scout through the Middlesex University Illustration degree show and discovered a few wonderful illustrators, two of whom will be well known to […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Soma Gallery in Bristol

Fiona Hamilton is the brains behind Soma Gallery, a wonderful shop with whom Amelia's Magazine has had a long relationship. I visited as part of my ACOFI Book Tour on Thursday 26th May 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Soma Gallery has been a faithful stockist of Amelia’s Magazine since the early days of its print version, so I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with gallery owner Fiona […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Castor and Pollux in Brighton

I had a wonderful time at Castor & Pollux in Brighton last night, Tuesday 24th May. With a little help from Juiceology, Lahloo Tea, Angel Food Bakery and Dr.Hauschka. Here's who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art and design shop Castor and Pollux is situated in three airy arches on Brighton seafront, a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio. The view […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru Matthew […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: the first night at Tatty Devine, Covent Garden

The first date on my ACOFI Book Tour kicked of on Tuesday 10th May at the Tatty Devine store in Covent Garden. With window painting, Juiceology juices, Lahloo Tea, Dr.Hauschka samples and cupcakes galore courtesy of Cute as a Cupcake.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday evening The ACOFI Book Tour got off to a flying start at the Tatty Devine store in Covent Garden. As people started to arrive Rosie, Sonja and I […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Junky Styling Junky Air and Ju.St A/W 2011 Catwalk Show Review

Junky Styling eschewed the official London Fashion Week schedule to show their A/W 2011 Junky Air and Ju.St collections on Tuesday 29th March at the Old Truman Brewery. It was bloody fabulous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Junky Styling A/W 2011 by Olivia Rose. This was apparently the first catwalk show that Junky Styling have staged in two years, and I’m rather ashamed to say the first […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Cassette Playa (by Amelia)

Front row seats came with a free Barbie Sweet Talkin' Ken Doll. Nothing understated about Carri Munden's comeback show as Cassette Playa then. At Somerset House on Wednesday 23rd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cassette Playa A/W 2011 by Lisa Stannard. As I write this there is a drill buzzing incessantly in my ear and it is glorious spring time weather outside. This and […]

Hermit Editions launches with the Somerset House Print Collection

Cult graphic art shop Concrete Hermit launches its sister website Hermit Editions during Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House. I was particularly captivated by the work of Evgenia Barinova.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Somerset House Print Collection by Hermit Editions. There may not have been much in the way of truly up and coming artists represented at Somerset House for Pick Me Up, […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jasper Conran sketched by Jenny

A belated but unique sketch blog of the Jasper Conran catwalk show at BFC Showspace on Sunday 20th February 2011. Featuring many sixties inspired panels and unnecessary bucket hats.

Written by Jenny Robins

All illustrations by Jenny Robins. The man behind me in the queue to get into the Jasper Conran show was talking about buying a house in London Fields. Well bully […]

Find Your Feet’s We Are What We Wear Ethical Fashion Show

Zoe Robinson styled this lovely ethical fashion show for Find Your Feet, featuring the likes of ACOFI favourites Junky Styling, People Tree, From Somewhere, Nina Dolcetti, Joanna Cave, Ada Zanditon and By Stamo. Held at Mint Leaf restaurant on Sunday 13th March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

By Stamo A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. On Sunday 13th March Find Your Feet hosted an ethical fashion show at the Mint Leaf restaurant in the Haymarket. I was invited […]