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Posts Tagged ‘Jenny Robins’

Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 1

Check out some of the fantastic entries I had for my recent Valentines Day Open Brief. Romance is in the air!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chantelle Bell
I was thrilled to receive over 40 submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, nine of which were chosen by East End Prints to appear in their True Romance exhibition, open now (full listing here). Here is my first round up of the other submissions with text by the artists and links to their websites - I’m sure you will agree there are some stunning images here.

Chantelle Bell (above)
I heard this quote in a Twilight film and found it really sweet, no matter how cheesy it is. I think that the time we spend with our loved ones isn’t what is important, however what happens during this time is. We don’t have limitless lifespans, unlike some film characters, so we can only offer what we have, with the promise that if we had more, we would spend… read more

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Vita Gottlieb: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

For S/S 2015 Vita Gottlieb visited the depths of the oceans, showcasing a wonderland of textures and prints in Microworld, at Fashion Scout during September 2014 London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vita Gottlieb by Jenny Robins. She may only have been creating collections for a few seasons, but Vita Gottlieb has already honed her look to great effect. For her S/S […]

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Hullabaloo: Southampton Solent School of Art and Design Illustration Degree Show Review 2014

Southampton Solent School of Art’s Coningsby Gallery show was funded and organised by this year’s graduates, and boasted an impressive range of yummy printed textures and clever tactile designs, showing a strong connection to the history and possibilities of illustration.

Written by Jenny Robins

Hullabaloo by Bethany Coleman In 2007 I graduated from the Illustration degree at Southampton Solent University, formerly The Southampton Institute, and now finally returned to a more proper title of […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Fashion Illustrations from the Catwalk

Oh so pretty: fashion illustrators interpret some of the best looks from a range of designers at A/W 2014 London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Burberry A/W 2014 by Emma Farrarons. Since I was unable to attend many of my favourite designer’s shows this season, and indeed had no help in covering the shows (apart […]

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Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

This season Pam Hogg was prompted by Amnesty International to show a collection dedicated to Pussy Riot, exploring themes of gay rights and protest. Showing at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th February.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun I thoroughly enjoyed the Pam Hogg S/S 2014 catwalk show last September, bathed as it was in a joyous theatrical atmosphere. So I […]

Top illustrator Quentin Blake shares 5 tips for creating great illustrations

Organised by the Association of Illustrators, the Tell Me a Picture talk by Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4th of February focused on pushing the boundaries of illustration out of picture books and into the public realm.

Written by Jenny Robin

Sketch of Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall by Jenny Robins. All images below copyright Quentin Blake. As one of the most iconic and respected artists of line drawing […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Designer Makers: 2014

Wonderful ideas for Valentine's Day: including unusual card designs, jewellery (of course!), fine art prints, bone china and clothing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentine’s card by Jenny Robins. It’s coming up to that time of year again… when the romantics amongst us express love through a special card or thoughtful gift. I’ll be […]

Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards. This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. […]

A Review of Mental by The Vacuum Cleaner

The latest performance from the Vacuum Cleaner (in conjunction with Arts Admin) bravely explores his mental health issues, all from his very own bedroom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vacuum Cleaner – Mental by Jenny Robins. I have known James the ‘Vacuum Cleaner‘ for many years through activism, and have always admired his openness about his ‘mental’ condition – […]

EA Burns: an interview with ethical jewellery designer Lizzie Burns

The new collection from EA Burns is powerful jewellery at its finest: Ancient Rites is constructed entirely from ethically sourced materials and made in the UK: and it looks GREAT.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EA Burns, Ancient Rites by Rebecca May Higgins. Jewellery by Lizzie Burns first caught my eye on a market stall several years ago, and since then her work has gone […]

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Tata Naka once again presented their collection in the Portico Rooms, this time inspired by American High School movies. Held on Tuesday 19th February 2013

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander. Since Tata Naka returned to London Fashion Week it has become customary for Tamara and Natasha Surguladze to create a wonderful set that […]

Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards

Steer clear of mass produced Christmas cards this year and go direct to the designers who've made cards themselves: here's my round up of the best ones to buy online.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas card by Matthew Land. Christmas is nearly upon us, yes really. And to start my lengthy round up of gift recommendations for the entire family I firstly give you […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's new collection Phoenetheus was inspired by the paintings of Ukranian painter Zinaida Lihacheva, elements of which adorned many of the garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce. This season Jean-Pierre Braganza took a more painterly approach to his usual stark graphics, collaborating with Ukranian artist Zinaida Lihacheva for a […]

Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending – unfortunately only a part of – the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch […]

Book Review: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

Owen Jones' passionate and timely debut disputes the claim that 21st Century Britain is a classless society.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Owen Jones, decease author: CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class. Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones traces how changes in […]

An interview with Julie Ann Baenziger of Sea of Bees

As new single Gnomes is released I finally publish my interview with the most wondrous Sea of Bees. Julie Ann Baenziger came out of a small suburb of Sacramento to sign with Heavenly last year, and now we can't get enough of her heartfelt tunes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sea Of Bees by Calico Charlotte Melton. Sea of Bees released her new single Gnomes on Heavenly Recordings yesterday. It’s yet another heart rending slice of Julie Ann Baenziger, treatment […]

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, web designers and makers. It was at Soma in Bristol […]

The Royal Wedding in Illustrations: Kate, Wills and the rest of the guests

Continuing my round up of Royal Wedding themed illustrations, this time including many of the family and guests as well. Roll up roll up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kisstch Wedding by Faye West. Continued from my first Royal Wedding blog post here… Kate and Wills For Ever by Sarah Arnett. Carole Middleton by Fi Blog. Miriam in Coral […]

The Royal Wedding in Illustrations: Kate & Wills

In the first of my Royal Wedding illustrated round ups, here's..... drumroll please..... Kate and Wills, in all their celebration finery, re-imagined by a multitude of talented illustrators from around the world. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Will & Kate by Gemma Milly. Available to buy as a print here. I suppose I should start this blog with a disclaimer: I am for sure no ardent royalist. […]

Introducing AOFM: the Academy of Freelance Make Up

AOFM was founded by Jana Ririnui and Jason Mallet just five years ago but already it's doing amazing things in the world of fashion make up. Here's a bit of their story...

Written by Amelia Gregory

AOFM by YesGo! AOFM or the Academy of Freelance Make Up (artists) is the brainchild of New Zealander Jana Ririnui and Englishman Jason Mallet, discount who met, viagra like, mere […]