Posts Tagged ‘interview’

The Ecologist Guides to Food and Fashion: an interview with illustrator Lucy Kirk

Illustrator Lucy Kirk describes how she put together images for the Ecologist Guide to Food and the Ecologist Guide to Fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The Ecologist has just published two superb new books with Leaping Hare Press that detail the ways in which we can improve the food and fashion systems, both of which are so fraught with unethical and environmentally detrimental practices. The two petit guides are designed in an easy to read format and chapters are accompanied with some wonderful illustrations by Lucy Kirk, a contributor to Amelia's Magazine and one of my star picks at her University of Brighton graduate show in 2012. Here she explains the process of working with The Ecologist and the creation of engaging illustrations from often difficult subject matter.

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Behind the Scenes at Print Club London: an interview with Kate Newbold Higginson

Bringing screenprinting to the digital generation: Kate Newbold Higginson is one of the brains behind screenprinting studios Print Club London, helping illustrators and artists revive the practice in a digital age.

Written by Katie Antoniou

I first met Kate Newbold Higginson when she was just setting up Print Club London and only had a pop-up shop on Brick Lane. Since then, the collective have gone […]

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and […]

An interview with James Morgan, director of the video for Cucurucu by Nick Mulvey

National Geographic photographer James Morgan shot the beautiful video for Cucurucu in Indonesia. I found out about this intriguing collaboration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

NIck Mulvey by Kaja Szechowsko. Nick Mulvey, former founding member of Portico Quartet, releases new single Cucurucu accompanied by a stunning video shot on Nihiwatu beach in Indonesia by National Geographic […]

Singer Songwriter Dustin Tebbutt introduces his debut EP: The Breach

The Breach is a haunting collection of four melodies, wrought during a stay in Sweden and now catching the attention of radio stations across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dustin Tebbutt by Claudine O’Sullivan. From organic beginnings during a stay in Sweden, The Breach by Australian singer songwriter Dustin Tebbutt has gained a momentum all its own, gaining fans […]

An interview with Tom Brosseau – introducing new album Grass Punks

From North Dakota to Los Angeles, down to earth musician Tom Brosseau has travelled far, but his music is still embedded within the sweet sighs of the plains.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tom Brosseau, Green Punks by Kerry-Leslie. LA resident and folk troubadour Tom Brosseau hails all the way from the enigmatic sounding Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Grass Punks is his […]

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova

I am super excited to introduce New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova as one of my new Portfolio Illustrators on my soon to be relaunched website...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 by Yelena Bryksenkova. The wonderful New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has for many years been one of my favourite contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, during which […]

Interview: Fashion designer Ziad Ghanem introduces new S/S 2014 Couture Collection “HELL O”

Ziad Ghanem and his stylist Aiden Connor talk about the brand new S/S 2014 haute couture collection, inspired by Queen Victoria and powerful curvy women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns. We really missed culture couturier Ziad Ghanem on the catwalk last season so I am really pleased to exclusively introduce his new S/S […]

Slugs and Snails Tights: beautiful patterned baby and toddlerwear for little boys (and girls)

Meet Kathleen Redmond, the innovative Irish mum behind boys' tights brand Slugs and Snails.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My new website will feature some brilliant baby wear designers, including the fabulous Slugs and Snails range of tights for boys (and girls). I make no secret of my great […]

A Little Book of Craftivism: an interview with Sarah Corbett

Craftivist Sarah Corbett explains why 'a spoonful of craft helps the activism go down' in this pocket sized book: perfect for inspiring the activist crafter in your life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

For those not in the know can you summarise what Craftivism is about in a few sentences? Very simply, craftivism is activism that uses craft as the medium to get […]

Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 

 The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura […]

Interview: Washington Irving introduce new album Palomides: Volumes I & II

This Scottish band combines elements of folk with walls of noise to create a brand new sound that is all their own. I set out to learn more about the intriguing five some.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palomides by Rebecca May Higgins. Why does the new album, Palomides, come in two volumes? Before releasing Palomides, we’d primarily focused on touring for a while, so when we came […]

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical […]

An interview with Berlin dance band Claire, and review of new EP Broken Promise Land

Meet Claire: making marvellous intelligent dance music, straight outta Berlin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Claire by Lynne Datson. The new EP from Berlin based band Claire features a series of anthemic dance tunes that will get stuck in your head in the best possible […]

Welsh singer Lydia Baylis introduces her new single Life Without You

The Welsh singer songwriter is set to release her debut album A Darker Trace: here she introduces her latest single, plus a link to a free download for the track, Happy Man.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Baylis by Daria Hlazatova. Having completed a history degree at Oxford University Welsh singer songwriter Lydia Baylis has made a major career change and is set to release her […]

Charlie May: S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Up and coming fashion designer Charlie May first rose to fame as a blogger with a site called Girl a la Mode. Now she's making serious waves with her own fabulous fashion brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie May S/S 2014 by Rebecca May Higgins. Last season I was most impressed with the new collection from up and coming designer Charlie May: sadly this time around I […]

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful […]

An interview with Will Sheff of Okkervil River: the creation of new album The Silver Gymnasium

Okkervil lead singer and lyricist Will Sheff describes the making of new album The Silver Gymnasium. I was especially intrigued by the stunning album artwork, created by old friend William Schaff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

When I listen to music it’s not generally the lyrics I hear first, and in fact you could often ask me about the lyrics of a favourite album many years […]

Zeynep Tosun: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Zeynep Tosun shows with Fashion Scout this London Fashion Week: here's a sneak peak of what to expect from S/S 2014, beautifully illustrated by Laura Hickman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zeynep Tosun S/S 2014 preview by Laura Hickman. Last season I was blown away by the discovery of Zeynep Tosun, an ambitious Turkish designer with a penchant for beautiful embellishment. […]

Holiday Life: an interview with Asher Lack of Ravens and Chimes

An interview with Asher Lack, principal singer and songwriter with the brilliant New York band Ravens & Chimes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ravens And Chimes by Karolina Burdon. I may not be that rock’n’roll these days, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying the finest that indie music has to offer. I am […]