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Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

An interview with Jack Bailey: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Lincoln University graduate Jack Bailey creates busy landscapes full of intriguing characters in motion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Jack Bailey was one of the fantastic new illustrators I discovered at this year's New Designers graduate show who answered my callout to take part in the colouring book open brief. His energetic art is created on a large scale then turned into fantastically busy pictures like his colouring book page, inspired by the game of Ultimate Frisbee.

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Where do you find inspiration for your characters?
The inspiration for my characters comes from a mix of sketching outdoors and making loose marks on a large sheet of paper. When I apply the loose marks to a piece of paper I relate back to my original outdoor sketches and start to interpret the mark as the shape of a body or a facial expression. The characters barely resemble the original sketches however I find studying from life allows me to interpret the marks made in a variation of… read more

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An interview with Hannah Rollings: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

The mega talented Hannah Rollings talks about her PhD thesis, her new art book for Michael O'Mara, and the inspiration behind her piece for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Rollings recently published An Artist Once Said with Michael O’Mara books, a beautiful interactive art book. Her piece for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion follows on from this idea, taking […]

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An interview with Sachiko Oguri: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sachiko Oguri's powerful artworks caught my eye at the recent Middlesex University graduate show. For my colouring book she has produced a wonderfully surreal couple of pages inspired by a Japanese folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sachiko Oguri has contributed a surreal and colourful artork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Here she talks about studying in the UK, her love of the half-tone technique and her […]

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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An interview with Ignacia Ruiz: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Ignacia Ruiz was born in Santiago de Chile and is inspired by awesome topography, live sketching and greenhouses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ignacia Ruiz was born near the Andes but has chosen London as her home. Since graduation from her degree she’s had a packed schedule, featuring in numerous exhibitions but happily […]

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An interview with Percie Edgeler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Introducing Percie Edgeler, the second Camberwell College of Arts graduate to be included in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Percie Edgeler is another recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, (see also Tiffany Baxter) whose work caught my eye at the graduate shows. She contributes an unusual and wonderful […]

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OPEN BRIEF for ARTISTS: Amelia’s Magazine Colourful Colouring Companion

Announcing a brand new exciting Open Brief for all artists, illustrators and image makers! Make sure you get involved and submit your work for my exclusive collaborative colouring in book for adults. DEADLINE EXTENDED until 14th Sept 2015, details at bottom of blog.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Have you noticed the huge trend for colouring books aimed at adults? It hasn’t escaped my notice: I included a series of colouring in pages in issue 4 of Amelia’s […]

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Kickstarter Campaign: Tara Darby presents Run It Out

When photographer and film maker Tara Darby discovered the inspiring story of Robin Arzon she as determined to make a film...

Written by Amelia Gregory

For many years photographer Tara Darby contributed stunning photos to Amelia’s Magazine in print. Now she has turned her narrative skills to film making, inspired by an extraordinary woman she […]

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Kickstarter: Support the GroCycle Urban Mushroom Farm

Support Adam Sayner and Eric Jong's GroCycle business, which grows gourmet mushrooms on Coffee Grounds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Adam Sayner and Eric Jong are the guys behind GroCycle, a social enterprise that takes used coffee grounds and turns them into delicious gourmet oyster mushrooms! Just as their Exeter […]

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Fiera Design Magazine: An interview with Creative Director Jeremy Leslie

Jeremy Leslie talks about his role as creative director for Fiera magazine, including his decision to use illustrations by Assa Ariyoshi throughout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following my interview with Katie Treggiden, the founder of new design magazine Fiera, we catch up with creative director Jeremy Leslie, the man behind Magculture. What parameters did you and […]

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Introducing Fiera, a new Design Magazine: Interview with founder Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden is the writer behind much loved design blog Confessions of a Design Geek. Her new print publication aims to introduce the best design discovered at design festivals, with integral analysis and opinion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was super stoked to pick up a copy of Fiera on my recent visit to Home London: this new magazine is the brainchild of prolific design writer Katie Treggiden […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

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Meet Liv Bargman: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Illustrator Liv Bargman has created Dark Matter inspired artwork for my 10th anniversary book and it is also available as a limited edition print. She is hugely inspired by science, and here explains a few concepts that will boggle your mind...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Liv Bargman was featured in my first book, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration. She is drawn like a proton to scientific ideas and theories, which she tries to untangle with felt […]

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People of Print present Print Isn’t Dead Element #002: Kickstarter Campaign

People of Print celebrate the gorgeous possibilities of ink on paper in Print Isn't Dead, funding now on Kickstarter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few months back People of Print sent me a copy of their inaugural magazine, a beautiful beast detailing the very best of print in luxurious tactile printed form (of […]

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Meet Karin Soderquist: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Swedish illustrator Karin Soderquist studied in London before returning to Stockholm. She contributes the fabulous and enigmatic The Magician's Assistant to my 10th anniversary artists' book. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Karin Soderquist studied at Camberwell College of Art and first captured my attention at her 2011 graduate show. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to numerous exhibitions […]

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Meet Niall Grant: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Illustrator Niall Grant created the beautiful Mater Gaia artwork for my 10th anniversary artists' book, funding now on Kickstarter. Here he describes his work process and influences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Niall Grant works between studios in Norwich and London, creating fine prints that are inspired by traditional European illustration. He has worked for a diverse range of clients and showed […]

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Meet Lorna Scobie: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Lorna Scobie illustrated Black Cats for her contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition artists' book... prepare to be bewitched.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lorna Scobie has contributed to Amelia’s Magazine for many years. She was one of my top picks at her graduate show in 2012, and since then she has designed for […]

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Meet Emma Farrarons: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

The lovely Emma Farrarons has work featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition book, and Moon Rabbit is available as a beautiful limited edition print featuring gorgeous gold leaf ONLY on my Kickstarter campaign.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Farrarons is a children’s book designer who recently returned to illustration when she began contributing to Amelia’s Magazine. Since then she has hosted a solo exhibition called Hidden Folk […]

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Meet Essi Kimpimäki: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

An interview with Finnish artist Essi Kimpimäki, whose work is featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition book. Her stunning Shamaness illustration is also available as a large limited edition print featuring real gold leaf.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Essi Kimpimäki is a Finish illustrator who will be featured in my upcoming 10th anniversary limited edition artists’ book, That Which We Do Not Understand. You can also buy her […]

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Amelia’s Magazine 10th Anniversary Kickstarter Campaign: That Which We Do Not Understand

Amelia’s Magazine is 10 years old this year, and to celebrate I’m going back into a print! Read on to find out how you can be a part of my project and get your hands on the limited edition book and fine art prints...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amelia’s Magazine is 10 years old this year, and to celebrate I’m going back into a print! I’m producing a limited edition gold foiled artists’ book and an exclusive series […]