Thursday, 29 October 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Jamie Hewlett - the artist behind Tank Girl and Gorillaz - visited Bangladesh with Oxfam.
The experience inspired a sensitive, thought-provoking series of watercolours.
These limited edition prints are being sold on the oxfam website
Jamie's work is being shown as part of the Under Water Colours exhibition at the Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk, London, E1W 6QL until 31st October 2009.
It's open everyday from 10am-6pm and it's FREE!
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
So yes..... I watched the September Issue this weekend. It definitely gives an interesting insight into US Vogue! Anna Wintour is the well known Editor in Chief. However, the star of this feature length documentary in my opinion is Grace Coddington the Creative Director.
I want to work for her!
'Coddington started her career in front of the lens, winning a modeling contest sponsored by British Vogue in 1959. She switched roles to become an editor a decade later, after a car accident. Coddington says she and Wintour ran in the same circles in London and both came to the U.S. in the late '80s. Coddington is charming, delightful, passionate and so committed to celebrating beauty and her revolutionary notion that clothes, models and photographers could tell stories and not just be objects. Every billboard, fashion magazine spread, every advertisement we see today has been influenced by Grace Coddington. (RJ Cutler)
She is a true inspiration!
Friday, 16 October 2009
Last night I went to see this brilliant exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
"This major exhibition explores the leading pop music personalities who helped create 'Swinging London' in the 1960s. Over 150 photographs, together with a range of memorabilia, illustrate how the photographic image, music and performance made these popstars the leading icons of their time."
As if this 60's music memorabilia feast wasn't enough, I also attended a talk
by Dr Becky E Conekin on 60's Cover Girls: When Pop Met Fashion.
There are events running alongside the exhibition over the next few months.
Talks include 'the 60's exposed' and 'Beatles London' and I am intrigued by the photography workshop - if there is a chance I could take photos like David Bailey then I am there!
Friday, 9 October 2009
The Lazarides Gallery in London was the first to exhibit Farto's work in the UK!
There's wall art and then there's wall art!!
I first discovered Blu's work while at BUG hosted by Adam Buxton at the BFI.
BUG focuses on the music video industry. Luckily this little animation got in there somehow, and I've finally found it again. YAY!
Follow the link and watch the Muto animation http://blublu.org/sito/video/video.htm
Here are a few other samples of Blu's work!
Blu's website http://blublu.org/sito/updates/updates.htm
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Russ Mills aka Byroglyphics has been bought to my attention through my friend Mandi's blog.
And why not follow mandi's blog too. It is quite appropriately named pinkwine and teacups.