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Posts Tagged ‘Gemma Randall’

Pet Portraits: Your Furry Friends Illustrated for Christmas

Why not commission a unique bespoke portrait of a loved one's favourite pet as the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? These illustrators would be happy to help out.

Written by Amelia Gregory

irkafirka unicycle
Intrigued by a side project by one of our contributors, approved I decided to get to the bottom of this irkafirka business...

irkafirka: illustrated tweets. "Anything you say may be taken down and coloured in." What a great idea, diagnosis how did the project start?
My old friend Chris challenged me to draw a Twitter-inspired doodle a day and post it. My initial reaction was “I don't have time for this” but the seed was planted, and I decided it wouldn't do any harm to try it once. The response was instant and we were both hooked.

Who is irkafirka and why the name?
irkafirka is Nick Hilditch (illustrator, that's me) and Chris Bell (curator). The name is a Hungarian word meaning doodle. I lived in Budapest for 7 years and speak Hungarian poorly, but its a beautiful word, and I filed it away years ago for future use. Everything about irkafirka came together very spontaneously – the concept, the name, the little dog logo. Everything about it feels right to us.

How did you two hook up and how long have you been in business?
Chris and I have been friends since school, although our lives took us in different directions. It was only through… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Christopher Shannon

King of the scallies Christopher Shannon packed a punch on London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, but is the bad boy growing up?

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Antonia Parker Illustration by Gemma Randall Christopher Shannon burst onto the catwalk in true and typical chavvy style to launch menswear day, cost for me at least, on […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 On Schedule Womenswear Preview, Part Two: The Pioneers

In our second London Fashion Week S/S 2011 preview, Jemma Crow makes her pick of the stalwarts of the London Fashion Week circuit, who season after season deliver the goods - Betty Jackson, Margaret Howell, PPQ, Jaeger and Pringle…

Written by Jemma Crow

Shambala 2010 The costumes have been returned to their dressing up boxes; the mud has dried out and been brushed from the boots; newly-learned dance workshop moves have become vague; […]

Pre- London Fashion Week S/S 2011 On Schedule Womenswear, Part One: New Designers

In our first London Fashion Week 2010 preview, Amelia's Magazine's presents our favourite new designers to join the British Fashion Council schedule.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

London Fashion Week Illustration by teabelle This September London Fashion Week enters the courtyard of Somerset House for its third season. Over the next week Amelia’s Magazine will be previewing […]

My Habbit is Not a Hobbit – How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Lira Leirner tries out the Changing Habbits website in an aim to assess her carbon footprint and is surprised by the result…

Written by Lira Leirner

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, sickness nervous because I had been hearing […]