Friday, 30 December 2011

Art & Design in 2011

Miro at Tate Modern

New Red Old Rail,
Idlewild Zine,
OWT 'Direction',
Compound Mag 'Chemistry',
Tangled Wire,
Cardiff Map,
Lake Poets,
Lyric Poster,
Dents Poster

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas & Hello 2012!

Each year I like to make my own Christmas Cards to send out to family & friends  and make my own wrapping paper from recycled materials, here's this years. See also my Yak & Yurt wrapping paper I did over the summer if you missed it. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Mele Kalikimaka, Joyeux Noel, Nadolig Llawen & Happy Holidays & have a Happy Happy New Year! Hello 2012!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Romeo & Juliet Covers

Here are a couple of my ideas for the latest Re:covered competition for 'Romeo & Juliet' run by The Fox Is Black, there was loads of entries and here are a couple of my faves by Margaret Park, Jeremy Hogg, Nim Benreuven and Simon Lalonde Boisvert

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Dents du Midi Travel Poster

I love vintage old travel posters see a collection here. So I decided to do my own version for the Dents du Midi Mountain Range in Switzerland. We used to go nearly every summer & winter when I was younger and it's one of my favourite mountains. It comprises of 7 peaks and it's name literally means 'Teeth of the South' hence the 7 teeth logo in the top right-hand corner. On most summits in the alps there exists a cross and since the Swiss flag is also a cross this seemed to connect to my photo of the mountains. I hope to expand this into a series of mountains to visit, top of my list to see are: Mount Fuji, Mount Kilamanjaro, Mount Everest & Mount Etna. See some of these mountains on my Mountains Tea-Towel Design which I did for a competition. What are your favourite mountains?

Thursday, 1 December 2011

London 2012 Festival

Adain Avion- mobile art space made from the recycled fuselage of a DC-9 airplane

Speed of Light at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Artist Gallery Slideshow
Walking on the Norfolk Coast
Things are starting to really hot up for the London Olympics next year, with a new announcement of somekind each week it seems. I must try go to see the torch relay in June which will pass through my local town of Buxton and I managed to get some tickets to see Athletics in the new stadium yay!! which includes the Men's Shot Put Final & the Womens 10,000m Final!

This week I also found out about some of the art events that are happenning around the country for the London 2012 Festival. Here's a round-up of what I'd like to see: Walking which is going to be an interactive installation/walk along the Norfolk coastline by Robin Wilson which will last approx 4 hrs! The Hadrian's wall installation which will also be designed to be viewed remotely from anywhere in the world through digital media, Speed of Light a light installation around Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh with runners, Adian Avion- a mobile art space made from a recycled airplane fuselage going around Wales and I must get my bells out and ring them on Friday 27th July 2012 to be a part of Martin Creed's Work No. 1197.

(all images from London 2012 Festival)