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Posts Tagged ‘Polish’

An interview with Kaja Szechowsko: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Polish artist Kaja Szechowsko is an adventurer who experiments with many disciplines. Her colouring book page was inspired by the jewellery she creates and sells on Etsy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Kaja Szechowsko is a Polish illustrator and jewellery designer who was inspired by her range of necklaces to create a surreal double page for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring Siamese twins. She tells us about the woodland of Lodz, aleatory concepts that have inspired a book she is making, and the idea of travelling through life as a hitch-hiker.

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Why did you decide to study sculpture and how has that informed the way that you design and create art today?
I attended a preparatory course for drawing at my university, and I was rather thinking about choosing graphic arts later. One day I lost a doll that I had pinned to my bag. It was a plush miniature of me that I had sewn and I called it my Voodoo Doll. I was upset and when I went in to my course the next day, I told my friend about the loss. And to my surprise he said:… read more

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An interview with Ewelina Skowronska: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Polish illustrator Ewelina Skowronska, recently graduated from the MA course at Camberwell College of Arts. An inspiring story of return to study after a first career in advertising.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ewelina Skowronska is a Polish born illustrator now relocated in London, where she creates abstracted work inspired by how we interact with the landscape. Her colouring book piece as inspired […]

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Meet Mateusz Napieralski: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Meet Mateusz Napieralski, also know as Gust of Wind. His Tribal Cumulus artwork is a whirling world of magic, featured in my 10th anniversary book and available as a limited edition gold leaf print.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mateusz Napieralski (also known as Gust of Wind) works from a studio in London, where he explores the relationship between the handmade and the digital. Tribal Cumulus explores the unknown […]

Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Interview with Alex Ostrowski

Singer Alex Ostrowski talks about the launch of new album Staycations, and tells us why Kotki Dwa's collaboration with the National Trust is so important.

Written by Abi Renshaw

The band at their Sutton House album launch by Sam Parr Your 5 track EP ‘Lunch‘ came out in November 2011. Before that, It had been a wee while since […]

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A Summer Punch Up at Sutton House: Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Party Review

The new Staycations album from Kotki Dwa was launched on Saturday 14th July with A Summer Punch Up at Hackney's Sutton House.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Kotki Dwa Staycations CD bundle by Sam Glynn Staycations. A word us Brits are getting more and more used to: when the sun shines, there is honestly just no place […]

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova. You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that […]

Kotki Dwa introduce the video for new single Poison, created with Plastic Horse

Working in conjunction with animators Plastic Horse, Kotki Dwa have created a fabulous video to accompany new single Poison... featuring canaries, clowns, the rings of Saturn and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Poison is typically and beautifully Kotki Dwa – a jaunty, melodic bounce fest of a song based upon the theme of Poison…. I asked singer Alex Ostrowski about the clever […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ziad Ghanem

Ziad Ghanem made an explosive return to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue on Monday 19 September with his usual outlandish take on fashion, with fights in the photographer's pit, vaginas, paint-splattered ensembles and the cutest model you might ever see…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2012 by Aysim Genc In the hotbox that is Vauxhall Fashion Scout‘s Freemasons Hall venue, approved Ziad Ghanem was about to return to the catwalk in dramatic […]

Free Range at the Truman Brewery: Best of the Rest Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

The best photography at Free Range from Farnham Foto Flux, University of West London, Barking and Dagenham College, New College Swindon and Cleveland College of Art and Design. All in one hefty blog!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chris Spackman’s Unstill Life. There was so much to see at the Free Range photography shows that I’ve decided to amalgamate the rest or I fear I will never get […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: Colourful Patterns

These designers work in very different ways, but they've all done the unthinkable (in Polish terms, from what I've seen) and embraced the use of pattern and colour. Meet Natalia Paliy, Domi Grzybek, Katharina Kubiak and Sofie Gaudaen.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sofie Gauden AW 2011 by Jo Cheung. Very few Golden Thread designers really embraced colour and pattern. But these ones did. Natalia Paliy AW 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. Natalia Paliy […]

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The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź

On Friday 6th May 2011 I went straight in at the deep end at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland in Łódź. I sat through a two hour catwalk show for The Golden Thread Awards, and this is what happened.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As with all the shows at Fashion Week Poland, price The Golden Thread Awards show began with a booming announcement somewhat akin to the call to board an interstellar spacecraft: […]