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Posts Tagged ‘shoreditch’

Scruffy does it: Suzie Winsor presents ‘Beard and Wonderful’

A beard makes a man in the world of Suzie Winsor. We caught up with the illustrator at the opening of her first solo show, ‘Beard and Wonderful’.

Written by Jessica Furseth


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Charles Darwin, Alec Guinness, Byker Grove’s Geoff Keegan and Rolf Harris are among the great and bearded in Suzie Winsor’s collection. Even Edmund Blackadder has a spot in the lineup now hanging in Shoreditch’s KK Outlet gallery. This all seems right, I’m thinking as I admire the quirky ink drawings; I will be the first to admit to having something of a soft spot for a good beard. But what’s the attraction for Suzie?

‘Oh it’s hard to say, but beards seem to add a lot of character to a face,’ Suzie says, as I manage to steal five minutes of her time during the packed opening night last Thursday. ‘It can make a guy seem friendlier, or sometimes more intellectual.’ It started when Suzie was listing people she wanted to draw, and realised lots of them had beards. ‘So I thought, why not make that a theme for an exhibition.’ Proper beards though, none of those… read more

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Emesha: the Hungarian born ethical fashion designer who now lives in Shoreditch

Emese Nagy creates a delightful Sporty-Luxe clothing range that she has shown as far away as Eco Fashion Week Vancouver. Here's a small taster of her appearance in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2010 by Lisa Stannard. Emesha is created by Emese Nagy, who was named after the lead lady in a myth about the creation of the Hungarian kingdom. She […]

The Photobooth Phenomenon… an interview with Alex Kokott of Photoautomat

We have a chat with Alex Kokott - London's representative of the Photoautomat analogue photobooth project - about his mission to bring the glory of analogue to the UK. We also managed to take some silly photographs, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivid memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, pulling ridiculous faces, never really […]

East End Prints launches at the East London Design Show

Original, affordable and above all else, fun. This is Helen Edwards’ new print publishing company East End Prints. Along with a hundred others, East End Prints displays at the East London Design Show this weekend.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Hang on, by Fiona Watson. All images courtesy of East End Prints. After a few hours of wandering wide-eyed between the stands at the East London Design Show, you start […]

Eat Your Heart Out & The Pretox Potion – The world’s first adults only cake shop!

Want to eat cakes that look scarily like human hearts? Roadkill? Vaginas? Of course you do…

Written by Matt Bramford

All photography by Matt Bramford When Ellen from The Real Runway emailed me to ask if I’d like to go to an erotic/spooky cake launch, it took me about 4 […]

Deptford X Arts Festival 2010: A Review

The Deptford X Festival has been taking place for five years. This year they asked former local boy and Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to be the "lead" artist and I was lucky enough to get my own personal guided tour with him...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We Are Everywhere by Mark Titchner for the Deptford X Festival. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that good PR is everything, which is […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Presentation and Film Review: Ziad Ghanem

Cult couturier Ziad Ghanem swapped the catwalk for a presentation in Shoreditch this season - but did it dazzle like his previous shows? Of course it did…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed when cult couturier Ziad Ghanem revealed, when I interviewed him last month, that […]

Save Our Souls – Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Exhibition

Camberwell College of Arts steps forward to present their illustration graduates for 2010, at the Nicholls and Clarke Building, Shoreditch - featuring drawings, mixed media work, fashion, film and sculpture…

Written by Matt Bramford

The Comfort of Strangers by Christopher Morris, a contributor to Amelia’s Magazine Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ll know that we have a […]

Exhibition: Nobrow Press presents Dungeons and Desktops by Jack Teagle.

Meet the new wunderkid of illustration: Jack Teagle loves superheroes and villains, boy scouts and ghosts in the forest.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last night I went along to the official launch of the Nobrow flagship gallery and shop in the heart of Shoreditch – right on Great Eastern Street. They’ve got an […]

Stag and Dagger Festival 2010 Hits Shoreditch: A Review

Some wonderful bands, but Shoreditch does its worst. Read on for my highlights... and lowlights... of the Stag and Dagger 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

White Hinterland by Abigail Daker. Having picked up my two Stag and Dagger press passes, two booze vouchers and a free lighter – yeah! – my first port of call […]

Thirty Years of Ally Capellino at The Wapping Project

Ally Capellino celebrates thirty years of bags and fashion at The Wapping Project for a limited time only…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Aniela Murphy The other Saturday I took a little trip down to The Wapping Project to see the rather splendid Ally Capellino exhibition. Completely under-publicised, I have to […]

Future Human Lectures: Fashion’s Microchic Shake-Up

Bad Idea Magazine hosts the latest in their series of 'Future Human' lectures, debating on the influence of the internet on global and British fashion...

Written by Ester Kneen

The latest in a series of events from Bad Idea Magazine, ‘Future Human’ explores a new topic each month and hosts an evening of discussion and debate at The Book […]

Owl Parliament feat. Emmy the Great, Mount Eerie, Aidan Moffat, Blue Roses – Live Review

Union Chapel hosts some of today's best singer-songwriters, their fragile folk perfectly suited to the beautiful surroundings

Written by Emma Tucker

Illustrations by Zoë Barker So, I’m pretty much sick to death of whatever latest bar or club Shoreditch has vomited up for the legions of hipsters. In this my time of […]

We Choose To Jamboree!

At the finest shindig in Dalston, a house party, a gathering, of folk and friends and fun

Written by Cari Steel

Having been sent out to document the subterranean goings on of a typical East London night out; pop up speakeasies, hypertrendy bars that inexplicably merit write ups in the New […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Topman

A review of the Topman show at the BFC tent on Tuesday 24th February. Featuring a front row of menswear luminaries Andrew Davis, Steve Beale, Daryoush Haj-Najafi, Hywel Davies and Way Perry. But was it any good?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Topman, hottest ticket in town! Topman front row by Pearl Law. You don’t believe me? Why, then you don’t understand the nature of fashion. Here was the only show where […]

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If You Could Collaborate exhibition at A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

A review of the fourth annual If You Could Collaborate exhibition curated by Alex Bec and Will Hudson, art directors of cult art and graphic design website It's Nice That

Written by Amelia Gregory

If You Could Collaborate is the latest event in a series of high profile shindigs put on by designers Alex Bec and Will Hudson, wunderkids of the current graphic arts […]

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Hvass&Hannibal Losing The Plot at the Kemistry Gallery, Shoreditch

Hvass&Hannibal talk about their new exhibition and their close relationship with the band Efterklang.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Danish designers Sofie Hannibal and Nan Na Hvass (pronounced with a silent H) are in London on the eve of their new exhibition at the Kemistry gallery in Shoreditch, running […]

Vauxhall Skate: It’s a Roller date!

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Written by Alice Watson

We owe a great deal to the 1970s. I shudder to think where we might be today without the post it note, without Punk, and of course without the phenomena […]

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Hudson and Klonek: A Plasticine Englishman and a Woodcut Pole

Hudson, Trolley Gallery, London, Klonek- Kemistry Gallery, London

Written by Gareth David

Henry Hudson is a strange chap. I’m absolutely sure of this, though the only evidence I have is his art. I’ve seen plenty of wacky art made by otherwise normal […]

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All The Fun Of The Fair!

Affordable Vintage Fair, Bethnal Green

Written by Melodie Ash

Saturday saw a hoard of eager revellers descend on the Fym Fyg Bar in Bethnal Green for all the fun of the fair, well vintage fair that is! You could […]