Print Club London: Blisters 2017

Print Club London Blisters 2017

You wouldn’t expect to find a staircase in a shipping container, but in East London anything can happen. When Print Club London invited me to a preview of the Blisters 2017 prints I knew it was going to be good, but stepping down into this amazing warehouse style room (yes it was underground) I was in awe – of both the room AND the prints, of course.

If you’re not familiar with Blisters then listen up – 50 prints by 50 artists for Β£50. It’s pretty simple, hey? I can still remember my first Blisters experience at the opening night back in 2014 – a buzzing atmosphere, great gin cocktails and an amazing array of prints! The big night is THIS FRIDAY – Friday 27th October (6-10PM) and to be in with a chance of getting your hands on any of the prints you’ll need to RSVP here.

For 2017, the theme is Paperback Books and I couldn’t wait to get a sneak peek at some of the prints! Oh look, is that EJPΒ I spy snapping away?

Print Club London Blisters 2017

The first 10 to be revealed are:

  • Jungle Book by Lucille Clerc
  • Peter Pan by Ornimental Conifer
  • The Human by Naomi Edmonson
  • Wizard of Oz by Cassandra Yap
  • Norweigan Wood by Miranda Sofroniou
  • Bonjour Tristesse by Lucille Moore
  • Night at the Circus by Rosie Emerson
  • Alice in Wonderland by Oli Fowler
  • The Big Sleep by Aleesha Nandhra
  • Mr Tickle by Davey Podmore

Which is your fave? No, but really because the guys at PCL kindly let us choose our top 3 prints for a print lottery of sorts where we would receive one as a surprise delivery. EEEK! Keep reading to find out which one was delivered to me…

Anyway, back to the business in hand – printing!

We had a mini introduction/refresher to screen printing and then got our hands messy:

I thought it was such a cute and different idea to have us monogram pillowcases – I think I might tie dye mine at some point. I’ve been keen to try some fabric printing for a while now so it was good to have a little go.

After cleaning our screens, we were whisked off to the Artists Residence for an amazing meal – gnocchi, tuna, salmon, beef… you name it, I ate it.

I did a bit of filming through out the evening, so if you fancy ‘coming along’ for the ride then check out my vlog:

When I got home I delved into the goody bag and discovered some lovely things including 2 pin badges (I was SO excited by the ‘I’ve pulled’ one!), some Sipsmith gin, a personalised book and our monogrammed pillowcases.

A few days later I had a knock at the door, and a rather large delivery: my surprise print! If you’ve watched my vlog then you will already know my response… SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!

*Β DRUM ROLL *

I was literally SO HAPPY to open the box and find Cassandra Yap’s Wizard of Oz print – I sat on the floor looking at it for about 20 minutes. JUST LOOK AT IT. So simple but yet so detailed.

I love her modern day twist on a classic, with the tattoos and of course, the GLITTER. I’m a magpie when it comes to anything shiny or glittery – I think it comes from my ‘more is more’ motto?

Whilst it stands alone on our radiator at the moment, the plan is to create a gallery wall with these ruby slippers as the centre piece. We’ve lived in our flat for almost two years now but not a single piece of artwork has made it onto the walls yet! I’m pretty keen to change this and of course, I’ll keep you updated – I’m thinking that I’ll do a post on the planning & process if that’s something you guys would be interested in?

Also just a quick note on the cushions; who said comfy couldn’t be colourful?! The lips cushion proved popular in my Instagram story. A few new additions were kindly sent to me by the Etsy UK team to celebrate the colder nights drawing in and, of course, the talented sellers: Natalie Lea Owen and Laura Slater.

In all honesty, I was supposed to give 1 of the 2 sets to a friend but I don’t know if I can part with them… ooops!

Print Club London Blisters 2017

Thanks so much to the guys at PCL and the Artists Residence for looking after us – it was such a lovely evening and I couldn’t be happier with my print! Can’t wait to see the full 50 prints this Friday – see you there? There’s still time to rsvp if you fancy it…

1 Comment

  1. www.stephstyleblog@gmail.com' 24/10/2017 / 9:30 am

    These prints are amazing! I love your Wizard of Oz print! I’m an English Lit grad so anything to do with books and I’m sold. I’m so sad that I won’t be around this Friday to attend πŸ™ Steph x
    http://www.stephstyle.com

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