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Posts Tagged ‘America’

American Pioneers: Ways of Living – a journey around east coast eco-communities

When Jessica Watkins told me about her plans to film the eco communities of the East Coast as part of her new project Anima Rising, I asked her to write an article about her travels. Read on and be inspired by Ways of Living...

Written by Jessica Watkins

American Pioneers-Jess n Harper

We are circling the Blue Ridge Mountains in a car packed with sleeping bags, tent, dresses, and emergency granola bars. My friend Harper Cowan and I have a month on the road, an itinerary of intentional communities to visit, and a modest bag of camera equipment. Filming a documentary about communes on the east coast of America has been a fantasy of ours for years, and now here we are, sleeping in the wilderness, constantly losing our tripod, and setting our dream into motion.

American Pioneers-Jess at Mountain Gardens
Jessica at Mountain Gardens

At each stop off we are asked for our reasons behind making the film. A large part is curiosity - do people still live in communes? Would I like it? What do they do? Are they making… read more

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An interview with illustrator Justin Wallis aka MILKBBI, as featured in Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration

The charming US based illustrator Justin Wallis featured in my first book of illustration back in 2009, and since then he's been incredibly busy...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Space Girl notebook from MILKBBI shop. Arkansas based Justin Wallis featured in my first book of illustration. Since then he’s been expanding his MILKBBI online product empire, as well as […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo. The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, since quite a few of the stallholders […]

Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design Graduate Show 2011: Review

I may be nearly two months late with my review of the CSM Communication Design show but there was so much great work that I couldn't let it slide. Meet the likes of Su Kyung Lee, Matt Nicholson, Kanitta Meechubot, Sarah Langford, Gareth Barnett, Carl Partridge and Beth Salter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from Su Kyung Lee’s The Imaginative Battle. The Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design graduate show was held earlier this summer in the spacious rooms of the high […]

Dame Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

Here's our illustrated tribute to Hollywood legend, silver screen icon and humanitarian Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Matilde Sazio It came as a bit of a shock on Tuesday when I heard the news that Love Sensation superstar Loleatta Holloway had died. I remember my […]

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Music: Interview with Alex Winston

Detroit born 21 year old Alex Winston makes lighthearted, catchy pop - the best kind. Full of sisterhood, attitude, feeling and fun. Her EP came out this month. Here's an interview with the lady herself.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith Alex Winston‘s music is the sort that you drive around listening to in the summer. Aha! And look outside, it looks as if spring has popped […]

Spring is in the air: Music to go travelling by

The almost-spring feeling is here, and I don’t know about you but it makes me want to go exploring. Nine excellent illustrators have chipped in to bring to life nine songs for journeying, whether it’s down dusty roads or up above the clouds. Happy vagabond-season, everyone!

Written by Jessica Furseth

Annie: Chewing gum (bonus track), illustrated by Mhairi-stella McEwan Spring officially starts the first day you can run to the corner shop without a jacket, and that was a couple […]

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

Illustration by Daria Hlazatova Fashion illustration. You may have noticed we get pretty excited about the genre, particularly with Amelia’s new book on the way. Drawing Fashion at the Design […]