Blisters!

No I'm not banging on about my ailments, it's the annual Print Club Exhibition! This year the theme is TV Shows! There are 50 Artists with 50 Prints and they each cost just £50! This is my largest print to date at B2 and the design is secret until the show opens on Friday the 5th of October, but I have a super sneak peek for you below plus a little video that print club made! Make sure you RSVP 

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I can now reveal the full poster that I designed for Print Club London’s 7th Group show; ‘Blisters’ you’ll be glued to the screen! I chose to illustrate a poster inspired by 90’s TV show ‘Supermarket Sweep’ drawing cleaning products and altering the packaging to erase brand names and replace them with the advertising jargon; Shine, Zap! and Fresh! The final print is exclusively available here

 The final 3 colour screen print inspired by 90’s product packaging!

The final 3 colour screen print inspired by 90’s product packaging!

Made in North Korea

I seriously recommend a visit to the House of Illustration to see 'Made in North Korea, Everyday Graphics from the DPRK' I absolutely loved this exhibition and it ends in two weeks! So interesting to see as the designers work in relative isolation from the rest of the world so there is a bit of a time capsule / vintage aspect to the graphics! I was so inspired!

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Women's March Exhibition

I was very excited to be asked by Unlimited shop to contribute a piece to their current exhibition 'Women's March' which opened on International Women's day; Inspired by the centenary of women's votes! My piece which is a hand painted protest poster is in great company in the show, if you're in Brighton make sure you check it out! Closes on the 31st of March!⠀See some WIP photos below!

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Nathalie Du Pasquier

I have been a fan of Nathalie du Pasquier's work since I came across her designs for the Memphis group in the 80's which still feel so modern and relevant today. After seeing some of her paintings at Frieze last year I was excited to see her solo show at Pace gallery which did not disappoint. Her eye for colour and composition is unique and the way she played with colour and architectural elements in the space and in her new sculptures was really unexpected. Read and see more here

Present & Correct

I love a bit of stationery so top of my list of awesome shops is Present & Correct This post is well over due as I popped in on a lovely balmy day in the middle of August. I was looking for loveliness - found it, and also useful props for photoshoots - found some sweet vintage rubbers! See the snaps below

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Paris Highlights

I wanted to check out '

The Douanier Rousseau. Archaic Candour' 

exhibit and the Musee d'Orsay but unfortunately due to the levels of the River being so high the museum was shut, but I thought I'd mention it incase anyone is planning a trip soon as I've heard it is brilliant!

The Dream

Apart from exhibits I took a look around a few shops that I've either been to before or have come across on Instagram and enjoy stalking!

Merci

is an awesome lifestyle store and has a drool worthy stationery section!

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Papier Tigre

I've been following on Instagram for a while a lot because I love their wooden cacti and colourful aesthetic so it was great to snoop around their store, especially as their design room is in the back of the shop split by glass, which was really interesting. 

Papier Tigre

Finally I wanted to pop into a Gallery whose feed is full of colour and artistic delight;

Slow Gallerie

 Who are currently exhibiting a series of prints by

Atelier Bingo

 There was so much great work in there and I ended up adding to my zine hoard! I would love to get over to Paris more often as there is so much interesting things going on and it's just a short train ride away! 

Prints at Slow Gallerie by Atelier Bingo

Tissus Inspires at Les Arts Décoratifs

When I heard about this exhibit on social media I knew that I could not miss it! I booked the cheapest Eurostar tickets I could find and got myself a day return for £60, which I was super happy with!

I went on Tuesday and I am so glad that I did as the exhibition lived up to all my expectations, beautiful wallpaper designs that blew my mind, at some point in my life I would love to design for wallpaper it is the most exquisite medium!

Below I have shared some of my favourites though there were so many more!

Pierre Frey Archive

Fruits, Pierre Frey

Pierre Frey Archive

Assouan, 1991, Pierre Frey

The scenic wallpapers were incredible

A display of birds and butterflies

Must see Summer exhibit!

The Sonia Delaunay exhibit at Tate Modern is utterly stunning, great to see a female artist having a solo show and not to mention a Textile Designer. Her eye for colour is amazing and I really loved her earlier portraits of her dress maker showing patterns in the background, certainly a hint of what was to follow. #TateModern

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#FineArt

#Textiles

The Darkroom

The Darkroom

 is totally out of this world, with unique, handcrafted and designed products from fashion to interiors. The shop is lusciously laid out leaving me drooling over each and every corner, how have I not discovered this place sooner…