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Posts Tagged ‘Lesley Barnes’

ELCAF 2014 review

Talent aplenty at the third East London Comic Arts Festival. But if you missed it don't worry! Here's my round up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A few weeks I popped along to the third ELCAF held at the Oval Space, which is a trendy new venue in a semi derelict part of Bethnal Green between Hackney Road and the canal. There were abundant creative types enjoying the late afternoon sunshine on the long balcony which overlooks one of the rusting gas towers, and inside a chaotic and slightly bawdy atmosphere reigned. Here’s what I saw:

ELCAF 2014-studio hato
Studio Hato invited attendees to play comic strip consequences in the entrance hallway.

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Pick Me Up London 2014: graphic arts exhibition review

Pick Me Up is over for another year, but here's a reminder of the wealth of talent on show at the 2014 exhibition... be inspired.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I went along to the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House on a quiet weekday, giving me plenty of space to walk around the exhibits and chat […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott. In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence […]

Shelter Up My Street Art Auction: Our House, an Amelia’s Magazine Collaboration

I collaborated with Amelia's Magazine illustrators Lesley Barnes, Emma Block, Yelena Bryksenkova, Natsuki Otani, Antonia Parker and Thereza Rowe to create a special piece of artwork to raise money for Shelter. To be auctioned tonight!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our House, a collaborative artwork by Amelia’s Magazine created in aid of the Up My Street campaign by Shelter. A few years ago I held an open brief to put […]

Mary Katrantzou: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Standing ticket? Pft. Never mind; I'd do a handstand for an hour if forced, if it meant I got to see the wondrous Mary Katrantzou dazzle the crowds - as I did on Tuesday 21 February at the Old Billingsgate Newgen venue…

Written by Matt Bramford

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2012 by Janneke de Jong Allow me to depict the glamour of fashion week for you. My friends go green with envy when I say I’m ‘doing’ […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Prints, Interiors and the very best Handmade Ideas

It's getting late, but if you're anything like me then you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. Well, help is at hand! Here's a random round up of my some of favourite things, including gifts from Soma Gallery, Landfill Editions and Woolly Babs (you're gonna love the last find).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes wrapping paper for Soma Gallery. Time for a further round up of Christmas goodies; all things print, interiors, hand made and wonderful. Don’t panic, there is still time […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

One of the hottest tickets during London Fashion Week S/S 2012 is Mary Katrantzou, creating colourful collections like no other designer. I was there, bobbing up and down behind a standing block of hundreds desperately trying to take photographs, at the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo on Tuesday 20 September. And I'm so glad I was.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012 by Joana Faria I don’t usually do much during fashion week on Mondays and Tuesdays. That’s because I have a day job. But when Amelia offered […]

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 […]

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: 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 Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: Oversized and Bulbous

Egg shaped, bulbous and oversized garments at The Golden Thread awards. Some of it worked really well, some of it nearly worked, and some of it just didn't... featuring Dominika Piekutowska Swed, Renata 'Miyabi' Molik, Igor Galas, Laura Holeczek and Martyna Idzikowska.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominika Piekutowska Swed by Lesley Barnes. There was a lot of bold egg like shapes going on at the Golden Thread awards. Bulbous shoulders, plump skirts, rotund headpieces, you name […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ (by Matt)

Memphis-inspired fashion? Amazing. KTZ return to knock the socks off the rest of London Fashion Week's Menswear designers, and it was so good I almost had a little weep. Fabulous illustrations by Abby Wright, Thomas Leadbetter, Jo Cheung, June Chanpoomidole, Lesley Barnes and Valerie Pezeron

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Jo Cheung So after a rollercoaster six days, Menswear Day and London Fashion Week drew to a close with hip-store Kokon To Zai’s label, KTZ, and what would […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bernard Chandran (by Matt)

Bernard Chandran warmed our cold, damp hearts on day two of fashion week, with neons and feathers, at the Show Space - fabulously illustrated bu Lesley Barnes and Katie Walters!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Lesley Barnes So Saturday morning – day two of London Fashion Week – started off brilliantly. It was p*ssing it down, the tyre on my bike had deflated […]

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011 by Lesley Barnes

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou showed as part of Topshop New Gen at Billingsgate on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Here's my review plus lots of lush illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011 by Lesley Barnes. On arrival at the Topshop space in Billingsgate for Mary Katrantzou I pulled up my Pashley beneath a phalanx of official LFW cars […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe (by Matt)

Paul Costelloe opened London Fashion Week A/W 2011 yesterday, as per usual. It was a riot of colour and a bloody wonderful start to the day - with illustrations by Lesley Barnes and Maria Papadimitriou!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Maria Papadimitriou I’ll never say a bad word about Mr Paul Costelloe. His was the first on-schedule show I ever saw, back in 2008. It was a disaster […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Cincik and Amelia Gregory at the ACOFI launch by Liz Johnson-Artur. Liz Johnson-Artur and myself go back a loooong way. In the days when I was interning at Arena […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Lu Flux: playful upcycled ethical fashion design

Lu Flux creates amazing clothes out of fabric scraps. Here's an excerpt of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux S/S 2011 by Lesley Barnes. Lu Flux was born Elizabeth Flux, but gained her delightful moniker thanks to her little brother’s inability to say her full name. She […]

Little Glass Clementine: an interview with luxury recycled jewellery designer Clementine James

From committed climate activist to creator of luxury recycled necklaces, Clementine James has led an intriguing life so far. Here's an extract of her interview to be found in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Little Glass Clementine by Lesley Barnes. Why the name? I made up the name when I was at my family home on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, where I […]