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Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

Review: Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at 71a Gallery and an Interview with Handsome Frank’s Jon Cockley

An interview with co-founder Jon from East London-based illustration agency, Handsome Frank. The exhibition Tweet-a-Brief launched at 71a gallery, Shoreditch on 12th July 2012.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Handsome Frank Tweet a Brief

The Church of London Gallery 71a where Handsome Frank held their debut exhibition Tweet-a-Brief

If only all briefs could be confined to just 140 characters. Imagine that? The East London illustration agency, Handsome Frank, struck gold with their first exhibition and made this happen. How? Soon after seeking exhibition brief advice from their followers on Twitter, it was quickly realised, they’d found their answer. Handsome Frank watched as their Twitter account exploded with ideas, and Tweet-a-Brief was born. Plus, as a lucky follower to have had mine selected, I had to hear about the phenomenon that was #hftab from co-founder Jon.

Handsome Frank was co-founded by you and your cousin Tom, such a nice story that you named your company after your Grandfather. How long have you been up and running?
We set the company up in the summer of 2010 so we're only two years old. A lot has happened in a short time!

What background have you and… read more

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Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about […]

An interview about Lithographic Print Design and Production with Ornan Rotem of Sylph Editions

An incredibly interesting interview with Ornan Rotem of Sylph Editions, who has had a long and successful relationship with Kent based printers Principal Colour. A must read for anyone interested in high quality print design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Meet designer Ornan Rotem of specialist art book publishers Sylph Editions. Over the last five years he has worked on a series of upscale book and brochure design projects with […]

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Sunday Review

A review of Sunday at Uncivilisation Festival 2011. Time for reflection on veganism, self publishing, emotional care and where to go in the future.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sacred by Elizabeth Hudson. On Sunday at Uncivilisation the main marquee was packed out for a discussion around where next for Dark Mountain, both the festival and the movement. Dark […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

The London Zine Symposium – A little appreciation please!

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the second installment.

Written by Matt Witt

Illustration above by: Jenny Robins The London Zine Symposium – The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, 29th May 2010 Zines piled on zines, upon comics, upon fanzines on top of stories […]

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Andrew Wightman: Illustrator Spotlight

Art Editor Valerie Pezeron meets fellow illustrator Andrew Wightman and discusses everything from the RCA, Cornwall and politics!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Andrew Wightman Andrew is a 32-year-old accomplished illustrator who currently lives in Bude in Cornwall. After having taken a year off to restore/rebuild a derelict house, […]

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Nobrow Press Flickr competition: People I’ve Never Met & Conversations I’ve Never Had

Are you an illustrator? Want to see your work in print? Then sink your chops into this open brief from Nobrow Press. Closing 15th February 2010...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nobrow No.1 Gods & Monsters Last year Nobrow Press caught my attention with their first book, Gods & Monsters, a beautiful limited edition affair deliciously screen-printed in just blue and […]

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift – Current Affairs & a Double Shot of Tequila

The HQ at Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unleashing their Corruption Issue into general bookshops! Art editor Valerie Pezeron investigates!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Photograph courtesy of Ctrl.Alt.Shift. Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a seriously cool experimental youth initiative dedicated to politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. Last time I heard […]

Zine Fest

The Women's Library, Saturday January 24th

Written by Luisa Gerstein

Woman? Good. Self-publishing? Also good. This Saturday at the The Women’s Library there will be a hands-on day celebrating woman’s involvement in self-publishing. Publishers, artists, illustrators and crafters – all […]