The other week I had a great time at The Bookhive in Norwich, where Illustrator Richard Horne (elhorno) has installed his Print Vend machine! The vending machine is full of original prints and is loads of fun to use! If you are in Norwich go and have a go! (Plus there are tonnes of brilliant books in store!)
Another exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge was ‘David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering’. The display was to celebrate 100 years of Kindersley, a letter carver and typographer, who designed British street sign lettering, among many other things.
Although the exhibition is now over, I would recommend looking up the work of David Kindersley!
A bit of catching up to do! Last month I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge where I saw several exhibitions. First up was ‘MOONSTRIPS: Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72′ which consisted of screenprints, collages and photolithographs by Paolozzi. Next I visited the print room where ‘Modern Heroism: Printmaking and the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte’ was on display. This exhibition included lithographs which both celebrated and ridiculed Napoleon, as well as prints illustrating the time period.
I also saw two pieces of sculpture, the first being the Rothschild bronzes, a pair of bronzes believed to be made by Michelangelo and a maquette of Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of The North’.
Unfortunately because of my late blog posting most of these exhibitions have now closed. However, ‘A Michelangelo Discovery’ is on display until 9th August. The ‘Angel of The North’ maquette may also still be on display.
The record sleeve I designed for Secret 7″ was chosen and purchased by the lady above! I would just like to say thank you to her and to Secret 7″. Although I had a very small part in the exhibition, it has meant a lot to me to be selected. This was the first time my work has been exhibited in London and in such a great place like Somerset House! I hope this post isn’t too sentimental, but I wanted to express how grateful I am! Thank you!
Here is the lino block I carved for my Secret 7″ design!
I can finally reveal my Secret 7″ sleeve! It was number 585, a linocut for ‘Born Slippy’ by Underworld.
There are only 5 more days left to view the Secret 7″ exhibition at Somerset House before the sale day on Monday 4th May! On the sale day all the specially designed sleeves will be for sale at £50 each. Among many great artists and designers there are pieces up for grabs by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Paul Smith, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Tatty Devine and Stanley Donwood! As all the artwork is anonymous you could be the lucky person to pick one of these up, and if you pick mine up I would love to hear from you! Secret 7″ Until 3 May 2015 Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015 Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) Somerset House, Terrace Rooms, South Wing Free admission For more information on Secret 7″ and the sale day click here
Last night I went to the private view of Secret 7″ at Somerset House. My record sleeve design, along with many others, is on display there until 3rd May. It was a nice night and great to have the opportunity to see all the other record sleeves. It was fun trying to guess the artists of the anonymous sleeves! The identity of the sleeve designers will be revealed after the sale day on 4th May 2015. I’m thrilled to be part of this event and it would be great if you are able to go and see it! You can preview all the record sleeves in the Secret 7″ online gallery, see if you can guess which is mine!
Secret 7″ at Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
10th April – 3rd May 2015, Sale day 4th May 2015
Daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) Free admission
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My Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Somerset House! I am not allowed to reveal it until after the exhibition, which is from 10th April – 3rd May, with the sale day being on 4th May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Nordoff Robbins.
Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not only did it have a great exhibition, it had some lovely books for sale too! I was able to get a copy of the Eric Gill catalogue, ‘Ravilious Wood Engravings’ and ‘An Alphabet of London’ by Christopher Brown! There are also many other prints available to purchase by a variety of artists.
If you are in or planning to visit London it is well worth a visit. The Eric Gill exhibition runs until 10th April 2015.