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After a trip to Hogwarts in the Snow last Christmas, I’ve wanted to see more and more of the Graphic Design from the Harry Potter Films. So when Jess told me about a new exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery, I was pretty excited: The Graphic Art of Harry Potter (ending 19th December 2015). Watch Vlogmas Day 3 for a video tour of the exhibition 🙂 From packaging and posters, to books and magazines – the gallery...

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A few weeks ago Cass Art offered to send me a mystery new product – how could I say no? I’ll admit, I’m a bit behind on posting these but if you’ve been reading recent posts I’m sure you know that I’ve been a bit busy! (If not, where have you been!?) So, what arrived on my doorstep? At the beginning of November Winsor & Newton released an amazing new product: Pigment Markers. It’s like painting,...

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It feels so long ago now, but the other week I spent 2 days at Offset London ‘festival’. Offset usually takes place in Ireland, and after hearing that it would basically be on my doorstep in London I was determined to get my hands on a ticket. Having already decided that I was going to hand my notice in at this point, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to afford the £200 ticket price...

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Last week I was so thrilled to be invited to the Bloggers event at Paperchase. It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of everything creative/stationery, so I was really excited to get a sneak peek of the new collections. Walking into the room full of new products, I was happy to see some familiar faces (Uli of Found Some Paper) and some new ones (Tessa from All Things Stationery). The Paperchase design team were...

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What better way to start the weekend than by sharing some lovely print? A couple of weeks ago it was the launch of the Baddeley Brothers’ book at St Bride Library. Unfortunately I was ill so I couldn’t make it (and I was gutted because I would have been able to interview David Pearson!), however the Baddeley Brothers kindly sent me a copy of the book so I could still enjoy it from my sick...

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As a Boxing Day baby I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas and I usually avoid any mention of it until there’s a D in the month. However when Oliver Bonas invited me to their Christmas in July press day I found it hard to say no! I know, I know, it’s WAY too early to be thinking about the C-word in July, but someones gotta do it I guess, or there wouldn’t be lovely things...

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I’ve never been much of a doodler – I think that’s where my sketchbook perfectionism comes into play. Even at school I always wanted my exercise books to look ordered and ‘perfect’. Being organised is great, but not so great for creativity – being too systematic takes away an element of the freedom. Armed with a Tombow ABT dual brush pen, I set myself a challenge to loosen up and basically learn to doodle. Keeping it simple...

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Last Thursday the Islington Oliver Bonas store opened its doors a bit later for a behind the scenes talk as part of London Design Festival 2015. Jo & I were welcomed by the lovely OB team with a glass of bubbly and a bit of time for browsing before the talk. Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind – The OB motto The first Oliver Bonas store was opened in Fulham in 1993 – Olly travelled...

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Last week one of the most exciting events happened. The guys at London Graphic Centre invited a bunch of creative bloggers for an evening at the Covent Garden store. The reason this was so exciting was 1. a shop full of stationery etc and 2. all of my favourite bloggers in one room. When LGC said they wanted to do a bloggers event I made sure to tag all of the creative bloggers I knew...

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There’s nothing quite like flicking through a fashion magazine on a Sunday morning; Instagrammable fashion, Pinterest worthy scenery and the feeling of paper between your fingers. But there’s more to those glossy fashion magazine pages than meets the eye: Photo shoots costing thousands of pounds, hours in planning and production, and then there’s the retouching afterwards too! What do you do with magazines after you’ve read them? Do they just collect dust in your room?...

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The Little Book of Typographic Ornament is exactly what it says: a small book crammed with decorations for use with typography. Whether that be a pattern, flourish, illustration or border, this book has it all. Arranged into sections, the little book displays over 200 pages of ornaments, and a splash of colour adds some hierarchy to draw the eye. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but I love these decorative banners reading ‘bought of’ – it makes...

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On Sunday I set myself a little challenge; what happens when you put a blogger with a sketchbook on the London Eye Experience? Recently I’m missing being creative. I keep making the excuse that I don’t have time, but it’s one of those things that I know I need to make time for. So what better way to focus my attention than to put myself in a little bubble with the beautiful views of London? With Jack for...

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Last year I posted about Print Club London’s Summer Screen Prints 2014 exhibition at Somerset House, and one year on I was looking forward to being back for 2015’s poster collection! Accompanied to the opening night by Lucy and Natalie (Team LuNa Creatives), I wasn’t surprised to find the exhibition space buzzing with admirers: From the psychedelic (An American Werewolf in London by Steve Wilson)… … to the typographic (Do The Right Thing by Rose...

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After seeing tweets from KK Outlet, at the weekend I took Jack, Sophie & Ben with me to check out the Commute Nice London exhibition. KK is a small gallery, but there’s plenty of space for 20 odd posters by a brilliant range of designers. My daily commute involves a walk, a bus and a tube ride, and after living in London for over a year now I’ve seen/experienced a few tense transport moments. I’ve actually been...

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