• Archive for February, 2012

    We’re heading to the Spring Festival at the British Library

    by  • February 26, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Jamie Hewlett

    Quentin Blake

    Design from the library’s Olga Hirsch Collection of Decorative Papers

    Think The British Library is just for dusty academics and clever clogs? The Spring Festival, from 1-5 March, should change your mind. Aimed at creative types but available to everyone, there are various workshops, including the Art of Illustration with the likes of Quentin Blake and Jamie Hewlett, but we’re heading to the Spring Market in the library’s Piazza on Thursday 1 March. Twelve designer-makers have been chosen from 80 entries into a competition of people who had used the library in some way to develop their work.

    Or if you’re just looking for design inspiration, trawl the library’s fabulous archive and collections, including Japanese woodcuts, textile designs, fashion magazines, vintage knitting patterns, photographs, maps, stamps – and curators more than happy to guide you in the right direction.

    Click through for a taste of the Spring Market designers.

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    Life.Style.etc loves Peter Crawley’s stitched versions of Sixties classics

    by  • February 17, 2012 • Life.Style.etc Loves • 1 Comment

    We’ve featured the brilliant stitched creations of Peter Crawley on our blog before, remember? He just got in touch to tell us about his latest, very limited-edition series – a stitched sound-wave depiction of classic Sixties songs (from top: A Day In The Life, Good Vibrations and Blowin’ In The Wind). Each line of stitching represents one minute of audio. They’re also available as digital prints from Print Process.

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