Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blanket News {Exciting Update!}

The start of a new year is always a chance to refresh the creative juices and I have exciting plans for Blanket this year!

My plans include a relaunch of the Blanket brand and a new-look website and to finally bring a long-cherished dream to fruition and release the first printed version of Blanket!! {I told you it was exciting!}

What this means is that the online mag will be taking a short break while I prepare for these changes. The first step for these initial changes is to also ask my readers what they think.

As Blanket’s readers have helped to shape Blanket into what it is today, I’m now seeking your feedback by releasing a survey. After the last survey {2 years ago!} it gave me greater clarity on what my readers wanted and I was just buzzing with enthusiasm and ideas on how I could move the magazine forward – and I know it will be the same this time!

I’ve deliberately keep the survey short {it should just take 5 minutes or so} and just as an added little thanks you will also go into the draw to win a MINI DIANA LOMO or 1 of 5 Exclusive Blanket Packs.

It’s a really important {and to be honest – scary!} step I am taking with Blanket and I want to make sure I do it right – so your feedback would be truly appreciated!


many thanks!

The Publishers Club x Inkygoodness {Manchester event!}

Image via Concrete Hermit

I am excited to announce that The Publishers Club will be teaming up with Inkygoodness to create our next event in Manchester!

Some of you may know {especially if you were at our first London event!} that I am involved in a little side project called The Publishers Club with my fellow independent publishers Dave Hughes of AMMO Magazine, Julian James of NewSugar and Gordon Reid of Middleboop.

Founded in 2009, The Publishers Club aims to support the continued evolution of the independent publishing scene – both printed and digital – through a series of collaborative events and workshops held around the United Kingdom and further afield.

The Manchester event will be held at Cord Bar in the Northern Quarter on Saturday 12th March from 1pm to 7pm.

We have organised activities to happen during the day including live drawing from artists onto Character Totems {confirmed artists are Moot, Matt Saunders, Fon Fon & Toy Factory} and LIVE screenprinting by one69a{}. We will also be releasing the very first Publishers Club Zine! {Read below on how you can get involved in this!}

Were hoping the day will be a relaxed networking event where people can just come and go during the day (or stay all day if they want!). So please come and join us for some creative fun!

You can find our more about the event via our Publishers Club mail out {sign up here} or RSVP on our Facebookpage!


If you can’t make the event you can still get involved! As part of the Publishers Club x Inkygoodness event in Manchester we will also be putting together our first zine!

The theme for our first zine is ‘Totummy’ and we’re looking for original art, design or photography submissions to be featured in it’s pages. As an extension of the Totem draw with Inkygoodness we are looking for submissions that continue the Totem theme. Need inspiration? Look herehere and here!

This is your chance to get involved in the first limited edition Publishers Club zine!

Submissions Info:
  1. Complete your submission by the 1st March 2011
  2. Make sure your piece is A5, portrait, black and white and 300dpi (print ready)
  3. Attach it to an email with your full name and a short paragraph about you and your piece.
  4. Send it to us at: submit [at]

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Page to Page / Face to Face

Blanket has always been about bringing creative people together from around the world – and this feel good story is where this ethos was taken literally!

The story starts back in Issue 24 {The Landscape Issue} when two artists both submitted their images to Blanket and were featured in the issue. Joanne Thies from Australia submitted the image on the left and João Bento Soares from Portugal submitted the image on the right.

When it came to laying out the pages of the magazine I decided to place their work side by side as I thought their work complimented each other beautifully. I did note at the time that it was a coincidence that their first names started with the same first 3 letters… I love things like that.

Just after the magazine was released Joanne contacted me to say she would be traveling to Portugal {another happy coincidence} so I suggested she should get in touch with João while she was there so they could meet face to face… and they did!

You can follow along the story on Joanne’s blog I Love Saturdays. The first post is here {where João and Joanne first make contact via her blog} and the second here {after their meet up in Portugal}.

I love so much about this story and I am happy to have played a small role in bringing these two amazing artists together. For me it sums up exactly what I have always wanted Blanket to be – a place where creatives all over the world can get together to meet and share ideas {of course I always thought it would be limited to virtually…}
I do hope this story might spark some more creative meetups around the world! Or maybe you have a similar story of meeting someone? I would love for you to share if you do – it doesn’t have to be related to Blanket – just if you have met up with someone after getting to know them through their blog or twitter. Email me at editor {at}

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Let’s Celebrate! {Issue 25 is here!}

Celebrations are all around us at this time of year but we have something extra to celebrate here at Blanket – our 25th issue! Scroll down to see what we are celebrating…

best wishes,


PS/ A big thank you to We Are Willow collaborative musicians Chris Butler and Simon Connor for allowing us to use their track ‘Pictures You Drew’ as a free download this issue. It’s our extra special gift for you this Christmas. Enjoy!

The Blanket 2011 Calendar!!

All Blanket Subscribers will receive the Blanket 2011 Calendar free with Issue 25 {or you can purchase it separately for $6 in the Blanket Online Store}

Blanket’s Cover Art

Our cover this issue was a collaboration between UK illustrators Thereza Rowe and Simon Wild. In our feature article we speak to both and ask them how they came up with the concept for our cover and they give us tips on how to achieve a successful collaboration.

Blankets Featured Font {FREE with this issue!}

Manuel Viergutz {aka EM-VII} a design student from Germany took inspiration from the Times New Roman font to create our featured font ‘Hand Times’.

The Blanket  Calendar Artist Interviews

We introduce you to our 12 Blanket 2011 Calendar artistsAdam James Turnbull, Mark Malarky, Patrick O’Leary, Santiago Merino, Niki Pilkington, Devon Smith, Stephen P Loya, Ekaterina Koroleva, Rohan Fraser, Christopher Davison, Amy Friend and Reena Makwana. Read their interviews and see more of their work inside this issue.

Creative Writing

Blanket writer Jonathan Hulme invites us all to join him on his New Years Revolution.
Illustration by Nicola Rowlands.

Gwendoline Watson gives us helpful advice on how to be merry this Christmas (and no it doesn’t include drinking too much mulled wine}. Illustration by James Cotton.


Our newest Blanket contributor and writer Charlotte Rivers interviews Liss Winnel from the distinctively dreamy blog Daydream Lily {Liss also introduces us to some stunning photographers!}.

DIY Tutorial

Our crafty Jessica Wilson {aka Jek} shares her Christmas memories and a DIY Tutorial on how to make Clay Ornaments.

Here’s my work… I hope you like it…

Artists featured inside this issue: Randi Antonsen, Claire Bradley, Kate Bushuk, Jo Cheung, Cinaski, Anne Cobai, Stella Asia Consonni, Oleg Danilovich, Philippa Garrard, Daria Hlazatova , Christine Johanson, Jough McLeod, Lin Mei, Nicole Mueller, Monica Rizzolli, Nicola Rowlands, Aida Sabic, Emily Sams, Fake Sartorialist , Christina Song, Åsa Wikman, Yuk Kee Yip and Eddie Yuen.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Issue 25 {sneak peek!}

Issue 25 is almost complete so I wanted to release a little teaser to show you all what we have in store {including a snippet of our very colourful front cover collaboration between Thereza Rowe and Simon Wild!}

Once again this issue will be jam packed full of goodies – including a brand new Blanket Featured Font!
Blanket writer Jonathan Hulme invites us all to join him on his New Years Revolution.

Gwendoline Watson gives us helpful advice on how to be merry this Christmas (and no it doesn’t include drinking too much mulled wine}.

Our newest Blanket contributor and writer Charlotte Rivers interviews Liss Winnel from the distinctively dreamy blog Daydream Lily {she also introduces us to some stunning photographers!}.

And ever so crafty Jessica Wilson {aka Jek} shares her Christmas memories and a DIY Tutorial on how to make Clay Ornaments.

Plus we will finally be able to reveal our 12 chosen artists who will feature on the Blanket 2011 Calendar! Find out more about them and their work in our exclusive interviews.

Don’t forget all Blanket Subscribers will receive the Blanket 2011 Calendar free with Issue 25 {or you can purchase it separately for $6}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blanket 2011 Calendar {submissions closed}

Just a quick update to let you know submissions have now closed for the Blanket 2011 Calendar. We had such an overwhelming response {over 90 submissions!} and the level of talent is seriously outstanding {you guys rock!]}. Right now I wish there were more than just 12 months in a year – but unfortunately tough decisions have to be made.

Of course the task {and the responsibility!} of choosing just 12 artists was too much for just little ole me so I decided to ask 6 amazing {and secret for now!} Guest Judges to help in the decision making process. So together we will be choosing the final 12 artists and notifying them very soon!!!

Don’t forget! Obviously there is only a limited-number of 12 spots on the Blanket Calendar so if your work is not chosen you will still have the opportunity to have your work featured in Issue 25 as part of our ‘Here’s my work…’ Gallery. All successful applicants will be emailed with notification next week.

Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Issue 25 {it’s a cover art collaboration!}

Illustration by: Thereza Rowe

Illustration by: Simon Wild

As per-usual we are very busy in the background preparing for our upcoming release of Issue 25 {look out for it in early December!} It’s an exciting milestone we will be reaching – not just because it will be number 25 but it will also mark 4 years of Blanket! {seriously where does the time go??} Anyway we couldn’t possibly let number 25 pass by without some kind of celebration!!

So including the very exciting release of the Blanket 2011 Calendar - featuring our soon to be chosen and announced 12 calendar artists {submissions are still open by the way – but be quick as the deadline is this coming Monday, November 15th 2010} we will also have an exciting cover art collaboration from two very talented UK illustrators Thereza Rowe and Simon Wild.

Both Thereza and Simon have a history of collaborating with other artists but this will be the very first time they have collaborated together on a project – so I am more than excited that our cover has given them the opportunity to finally work together – and even more grateful that they will complete it on very short notice and on a very short deadline – what professionals!!!

As individual illustrators their work is outstanding so I can only imagine the greatness that will come from their collaboration – and I am so interested to see how they will interpret my open {and deliberately vague} brief of “It should be bright, colourful, fun and shout ‘WOO-HOO’ at the top of it’s lungs!”

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blanket Poster on SALE {50% off this week only!}


The Blanket Poster features 56 international artists, designers and photographers on one giant patchwork poster. The poster is packaged in a unique hand folded origami sleeve {with extra details including the debossed uv type on the front}.

Among the artists featured are Deanne Cheuk, Si Scott, Jeff Kleinsmith, Amy Sol, Beci Orpin, Jeremyville, James Gulliver Hancock, Anke Weckmann and Julianna Swaney… plus many more! It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep you creatively warm! Click here to purchase!

Poster Size: Folds out to 570mm(h) x 950mm(w)

Sleeve size: 190mm x 190mm

Posters are dispatched from the UK and Australia depending on your location.

OFFER ENDS: Friday November 12th 2010.


Issue 24 – The Landscape Issue

We have another big issue for you to enjoy {yep all 152 pages of it!} In Issue 24 we are exploring the power of a landscape and how it can be manipulated, changed, re-constructed, shrunk or viewed from a different perspective. Scroll down to see what we have for you in this issue!



Blanket’s Cover Art

We introduce you to our Blanket cover artist for this issue, Jo Cheung, whose ‘landscape’ illustration was influenced by her childhood holidays in Hong Kong.

Blankets Featured Font {FREE with this issue!}

The issue would not be complete without our Blanket Featured Font! This issue type designer, Darim Kim, brings us her font ‘My Fair Cody‘ which was designed as a tribute to her dog.

{DIY Tutorials}

Regular Blanket contributor Jek is back this issue with a brand new DIY tutorial on how to make a Diorama{Western style!}

We welcome new Blanket contributors Becka and Richard from Bliss in a Teacup {you met them in Issue 23 and we are so excited to welcome them to the team!} . Their DIY tutorial will show you how to create aLandscape Mobile.

I will also be showing you an easy Photoshop Tutorial so you can create the illusion of Tilt-Shift Photography {it will have you turning all your holiday photos into miniature landscapes!}

Artist Interviews

In our feature article we interview five very different artists that have all looked to the landscape for inspiration and are interpreting it in their own unique way.

1. Erin Tyner’s, photographic series Half Awake are carefully staged miniatures that depict 
an unfolding scene of a lone figure in the landscape.

2. New York photographer, Matthew Albanese, can spend months assembling his model landscapes using everyday materials such as faux fur, steel wool, ground parsley, paprika, sugar, and table salt. His photos are so realistic that at first glance many people mistake them for actual landscapes.

3. If you were a garden how tended would you be? It’s the question, Frank Plant, asks his viewer in his seriesHow does your garden grow?

4. The contrast of an urban/rural landscape is a constant theme for photographer, Lindsay Blamey.

5. In her series You Are Here artist, Megan Scheminske, paints canvases using Google map reference images.
• Collage artist, Jesse Draxler, chats to us about his work and collaborating with other artists.

• Blanket writer, Jonathan Hulme, teaches us The Road Rules we should know before we take our next roadtrip.

• Gwendoline Watson embraces her fear and spends a night camping in the wild Welsh landscape in her storyFeel The Fear.

• Photographic Series: Silent Landscapes Photographs from Iceland taken by me! ; )

Plus we uncover 47 emerging artist from all over the world in our Gallery sections!

• Re_action! Artists featured inside this issue: Aga Prokopenko, Agurtxane Concellón, Alice Rebecca Potter, Bradley Pinkerton, Dinesha Perera, Elisa Sandoval, Emma Simmons, Ester Grossi, Francesca Tollardo, Ilaria Bagnulo, Iva Cukic, Joanne Thies, João Bento Soares, Joy Chokchai, Justin Kendall, Katica Pedisic, Keegan Green, Laura Carey, Lucy Eldridge, Mark Payne, MundoCaco, Nafisa Kaptownwala, Faunesque {aka Philippe Constantinesco}, Rena Littleson, Sarah Cunningham, Steve Poxson , Tamar Dolev, Tatchara Lertkitcha, tchmo, Threepetch Suprakob, Veronica Romanenghi.

• Here’s my work… I hope you like it! Artists featured inside this issue: Adriean Koleric, Alvaro Sánchez, Andy Geppert, Anna Maria Pacchioni {aka Annulla}, Carla Thursday, Christina Song, Daniel Mendoza, Eileen Moreno, Elumas Preslecky, Everly dark, Faunesque {aka Philippe Constantinesco}, Holly Exley, Kristian Jones, Lauren Holmes, Lucy Eldridge, Mark Payne, Matthew Aurilio, MundoCaco, Nafisa Kaptownwala, Rebeccah Power, Rena Littleson, Sarah Cunningham, Steve Poxson , Tamar Dolev, Tatchara Lertkitcha, tchmo, Threepetch Suprakob, Veronica Romanenghi.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Behold! {Blanket Gift Subscriptions}

Yes that’s right. BEHOLD! We have just solved all of your Christmas present dilemmas. It’s the Blanket Magazine Gift Subscription! Spoil someone {or yourself!} with a Subscription for 6 issues of Blanket Magazine! You can purchase a Blanket Subscription {and other nifty products including previous Blanket issues, badges, artist cards and the Blanket Poster} in our Blanket Online Store. You’re very welcome!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Exquisite Book

The Exquisite Book – Published by Chronicle Books.

Back in Issue 20 {I Think I Can Fly Issue} of Blanket Magazine we spoke to Julia Rothman about how she {and her business partners Matt and Jenny from Also} were putting the finishing touches on their upcoming book. Now, finally we can all see the results of their first curated art book The Exquisite Book!

The book was based on the Surrealist game the Exquisite Corpse and involved curating 100 artists to collaborate together. The book itself is split into separate chapters with 10 artists completing a section beginning with certain phrases – for instance “In the Clouds” or “In the Mountains”. Personally I think splitting the book into themes was a very clever concept as it shows the diversity of each of the artists and keeps a nice flow to the book {not that by any means you would get bored looking at the amazing artwork!}.

The list of artists involved is seriously impressive {and just to name a few…} Betsy Walton, Jen Corace, Carson Ellis, Lauren Nassef, Nigel Peake, Camilla Engman, Julia Pott, Luke Ramsey, Kate Bingham-Burt, Lisa Congdon, Mike Perry, and of course Julia Rothman.

If you would like to read more about The Exquisite Book and the artists involved you can follow the current blog tour – and also check out some mighty fine blogs along the way!

It began yesterday with the lovely Erin from Design for Mankind and today stops in at My Love For You Is A Stampede Of Horses. If you are super quick you might even score yourself your very own copy of the book – head on over and make a comment to win!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Call for Artists {Blankets 2011 Calendar!}


Blanket’s 2010 Calendar was a huge success – featuring the work of 12 amazing artists – and this year it could be YOU we are uncovering!

Just like our mission last year we want to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to be uncovered by a larger audience – and what better way than to uncover a new artist every month on our Blanket 2011 Calendar! So as part of Issue 25 we are providing you the opportunity to have your work featured on the Blanket 2011 Calendar.

We have designed the Blanket 2011 Calendar template – now we just need some artists to help fill the gaps!

The 2011 Calendar is a PDF that is downloaded, printed and assembled and will be included as a free download for Blanket Subscribers or for single purchase in the Blanket online store.

If your work is chosen to be one of our featured artists you will receive:

• You and your work will be featured in an exclusive interview in Blanket’s Issue 25.

• Your name, work and website address will be featured on the Blanket 2011 DIY download-and-make calendar.

• You will receive a complimentary copy of Blanket’s Issue 25 and the 
DIY download-and-make Blanket 2011 Calendar.

Please note: As there is only a limited-number of 12 spots on the Blanket Calendar if your work is not chosen you will still have the opportunity to have your work featured in Issue 25 as part of our ‘Here’s my work…‘ Gallery.


There is no theme but we are looking for original art work created especially for the Blanket 2011 Calendar!

Please include in your email submission:

1. Your original artwork {image size: 78mm (w) x 72mm (h) jpeg, CMYK, 300dpi}

2. Your full name

3. Your website address {or an alternative URL address where people can see more of your work}

Please email your submissions to : calendar {at}

SUBMISSION Deadline: November 15th 2010
{Winners will be chosen and announced on November 20th 2010}

Friday, October 8, 2010

Issue 24 {corrections}

Ugh. Don’t you hate making mistakes? I do! Unfortunately it doesn’t mean they won’t happen from time to time. So I made a couple of website address errors in the current Blanket issue which I want to correct!

Firstly on page 9-10 the website address for our Blanket font designer Darim Kim should read ““, not “”.

And lastly on page 25-26 the website address for ‘Here’s my work…’ contributor Philippe Constantinesco should read and not

Thanks Darim and Philippe for being so understanding!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Issue 24 – The Landscape Issue {sneak peek!}

Just a little sneak peek of what we have in store for you next issue!

We interview artists including New York model maker Matthew Albanese who spends months creating landscapes using materials such as faux fur, steel wool, ground parsley, paprika, sugar, and table salt, also photographer Erin Tyner who photographs miniature models in landscapes she has constructed, and Megan Scheminske who paints canvases using Google map reference images.

The issue will also include stories and articles from our talented Blanket contributor team. Writer, Jonathan Hulme, will be giving us some tips on how to take a Roadtrip {as only he can…}, Gwendoline Watsonembraces her fear of the dark and camps out ALONE in the wilderness.

Our brand new Blanket contributors Rebekah and Richard from Bliss in a Teacup {introduced to you last issue with their amazing DIY Tutorial on Linocuts} will be bringing us another fantastic DIY tutorial on how to make your own mobile. Jek is also back from her own roadtrip with a brand new craft tutorial – think Western diorama, and not to be outdone I will also be writing a tutorial on how to create your own miniature landscapes using your very own holiday snaps!

Plus we can’t forget our Blanket Featured Font designer Darim Kim with her font inspired by her dog Cody and our Blanket Cover ArtistJo Cheung. Her illustration of paddy fields was inspired by where she grew up.

The next issue will be out on October 4th! It’s a good time to become a Blanket Subscriber don’t you think?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Papergirl exhibition {Manchester}

Image credit: Papergirl ride by Papergirl Manchester

Image credit: Malark

Usually when I see a bike whizzing in my direction my immediate reaction is to get out of the way but during the month of October I may need to rethink this strategy. You see there is a new exhibition in Manchester making its UK debut. Papergirl is an art project originally from Berlin, started in 2006 by Aisha Ronniger as a reaction to the discussion in the media about the tightening of graffiti laws to include paste ups.

Artists from all over the world have donated works that will be distributed by bicycle in the streets of Manchester to random passers-by, in the style of American paper-boys. Each roll consists of posters, prints and originals, uniquely wrapped together to create a one-off combination of works.

There will be a chance to catch the artwork before it’s distributed at the launch/preview night on Thursday 30th September from 7pm at Soup Kitchen {31-33 Spear St, Manchester, M1 1DF}

The Papergirl Manchester Exhibition will run from 1st October to 21st October in association with Manchester Free for Arts Festival 2010.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ammo Magazine Issue 4 {interview}

** Warning shameless plug**

I just wanted to share some pictures of a recent interview I did with Ammo Magazine. The interview is actually a discussion about magazine publishing and running Blanket Magazine but Dave Hughes {Ammo’s Creative Director} indulged me and let me feature some of my photos from Iceland alongside the interview. Taking into consideration that my photos have nothing whatsoever to do with Blanket Magazine and Ammo usually features illustrators I really have no idea how I talked him into that one… {thanks Dave!}

Luckily there is a bevy of other talented illustrators featured including Ammo’s cover artist Aaron Miller, interviews with Si ScottAny Forty, and Seymour and artwork from:

Anne Cobai / Ben Steers / Chris Thornley / Ellen van Engelen / Elly MacKay / Kate Hindley / Laura Pérez / Lydia Nichols / Monica Garwood / Paperfox Press (Inner Cover) / Paul Alp / PEPPER / Rob Mack / Thereza Rowe / Thom Glick / Tom Hovey / Vicky Newman / Will Scobie / Wilmer Murillo.

If you haven’t already been introduced to Ammo Magazine then right now is a good chance – because you can buy all 4 issues for just £15!

MrYen {Blanket Featured Font as a Papercut!}

Last week I put a call out on Twitter asking if anyone had used the current Blanket Featured Font ‘Redis’ {free with the ‘Gone but not Forgotten‘ issue!} on a personal project. Jonathan Chapman aka MrYen - who just happens to also be interviewed in the same issue – tweeted that he would use the font to create a special paper cut! And here is the result – isn’t it lovely!

I would love to share more projects like this on the Blanket Blog so if you have used the ‘Redis’ font on a personal project {or any other Blanket Featured Font for that matter!} then why not send your work to me at editor {at} so I can add it to our blog!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Issue 24 – The Landscape Issue {deadline!}

Eek! Can you believe another deadline is fast approaching? It seems like just yesterday I was on holidays… and speaking of this it was my recent holiday that has influenced the upcoming theme of the issue: ‘Landscape‘.

It’s the power of a landscape that we will explore for the next Blanket issue – whether it be how a landscape can be manipulated, how it can be viewed from a different perspective or how it can change – sometimes instantly and without warning.

We’re asking you to send in your art, design or photography that has been inspired by these thoughts and ideas{but hurry submissions close on September 15th!}

** UPDATE ** Due to the Blanket website being hacked and down all last week I have decided to extend the submission deadline for Re_action and Here’s my work… until Sunday, September 26th!

Please read here for further submission details: ‘Submit Your Work’

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blanket Featured Font designers {featured on Smashing Magazine!}

‘Juice’ by Dhany Arliyanti {Blankets Featured Font designer for Issue 17 – The Consumer Issue}

‘Neu Eichmass’ by Ivan Khemelsky {Blanket’s Featured Font designer Issue 22 – The Cosmos Issue}
I was very excited to see that not one but TWO Blanket Featured Font designers have been featured in Smashing Magazines list of 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts!!

Each issue of Blanket we have a specially chosen ‘featured font’ which we use throughout the magazine. I have to admit as a self-confessed typographic nerd one of my most favourite tasks is finding the perfect font that will compliment the theme of each issue and over the years we have shared some classic fonts with our readers. It makes me very proud to see these two designers getting the attention they deserve!

You can read more about Dhany and Ivan {and receive the free fonts!} in the Blanket issues below:

‘Juice’ by Dhany Arliyanti {Blankets Featured Font designer for Issue 17 – The Consumer Issue}

‘Neu Eichmass’ by Ivan Khemelsky {Blanket’s Featured Font designer Issue 22 – The Cosmos Issue}

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Exhibition, shows, news…

Now I have recovered from releasing the latest Blanket issue {have you got your copy yet? No? Then go here!} it’s time to catch up on what’s happening outside of Blanket world! There is plenty of exciting new exhibitions, and shows coming up so here’s a brief run down…

What happens when you ask 38 international artists and illustrators to ‘Play’. Well you can find that out in the upcoming exhibition organised by Michelle and Lisa from Inkygoodness!
The exhibition features over 120 one-off artworks and limited edition prints, many of which are available to purchase in the gallery or on our new online shop after the gallery preview, prices start from £50.
A limited edition issue of Ammo Magazine will also be available featuring a selection of the ‘Play’ artists – available on the opening night and via the online store.

‘Play’ will run from September 3rd until September 12th at the EAST Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, London which is open daily from 1pm – 7pm.

Featuring: Steph Baxter/Dave Bain/Colourbox/Docvek/Marcus Butt/ Stephen Chan/DBO/Camelia Dobrin/Christiane Engel/Good Wives & Warriors/Lisa Hassell/Kate Hindley/ Carlos Garde-Martin/Mister Millerchip/Simon David Mills/George Mitchell/Moot/Olive47/ Tom J.Newell/ Hannah Baber/ Vicky Newman/ Steve Rack/ Log Roper/Steven Silverwood/ Juan Salas/ Matt Saunders/Leila Shetty/Jason Devine/Karin Soderquist/Ben Steers/Mc Bess/Seb Burnett/ Sarah Dennis/ Michelle Turton/Toy Factory/ Simon Wild/ Mark Wilkinson & Gizem Vural.

You can also catch the Print Show of just one of the talented artists who participated in our Cosmos Blanket Project Sam Brewster in three different venues over the next few weeks. And for those geographically challenged the prints will also be on sale after the shows via Sam’s online shop.

Ambush Gallery brings us The Places in Between – a pop up exhibition featuring new work and installations by some of Australia’s best emerging artists including: Ape Seven, Beastman, Ben Frost, Bennet, Bridge Stehli, Drewfunk, Ears, Jumbo, Max Berry, Meggs, Mini Graff, Numskull, Phibbs, Roach, Sam Smith, Shannon Crees and Yok.

The exhibition will be held at HSBC Tower Lobby, 580 George, Sydney CBD, Australia and open daily from Monday to Saturday from 1st to 30th September.
Further info:

And last, but certainly not least, is Blanket illustrator Nicola Rowlands! Her new exhibition of illustrations {an array of frightening drawings} will open on Sunday 29th August at The Art of Tea. I’ll be there so pop in and say hi!

The Art Of Tea {47 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury Village, Manchester}
Exhibition runs until 29th November.