Monday, 29 June 2009

Peter Funch - Babel tales

Babel Tales is project of captured moments from different street corners in New York where Funch has identified commonalities and seamlessly pieced them together. Repetitve actions like smoking, taking a picture, or yawning have been used as themes to create 28 extraordinarily energetic scenes.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


In celebration of the V&A Illustration Awards 2009, this Friday is dedicated to Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation. Artists including Craig Ward, Kustaa Saksi and Noma Bar, will be drawing and painting live in the John Madejski garden. There will be a drawing workshop in the garden and all the best pieces will be exhibited and judged on the night. Plus, talks by Graham Rawle and the fabulous art and fashion designer, Julie Verhoeven, as well as a live animation workshop with Peepshow.

Kustaa Saksi

Noma Bar

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

The Print Club

The Print Club is a club of illustrators and designers who produce posters, prints, t-shirts, record covers, flyers through the process of screen printing. Emerged and established artists are invited to exhibit their work at this year's summer show, 'Secret Blisters'. Steve Wilson, Jody Barton, Anthony Burill, Rose Stallard, Masa and Miles Donovan are amongst the contributers, but the final selection of chosen artists will not be revealed until the opening night. Plus, a high profile secretive street artist will be submitting artwork! There will be 35 illustrators, 35 edition and hand signed prints. 35 pounds each!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Shepard Fairey - Design Museum Award 2009

This is the iconic graphic illustration of Obama won Fairey the Brit Insurance Design of the Year.
Here is a clip of his acceptance speech and the idea behind what started as a self-initiated fund raising campaign and evolved into a global phenomenon.

Fred Tomaselli

Fred Tomaselli's works of art are made up of an interesting combination of over the counter drugs, marijuana leaves to magazine cut outs and hand-painted details. His own personal experience of drugs led to this creative exploration of art and drugs. As Tomaselli suggests, the eye is the receiver as opposed to the bloodstream but in effect you are still experiencing the 'trip'.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Radiohead - House of Cards

This genius use of technology is one of nine pieces of work to be chosen for Creative Review's Best in Book section. The video for Radiohead's House of Cards was directed by James Frost and was created entirely through lasers and scanners.