HomeTagLondon Archives - graphique fantastique

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_9050.jpg

At the start of the year I painted my first mural – a bright burst of colour inside my co-working space in Camden. I instantly caught the painting bug and wanted to work on more painting projects (and luckily had the opportunity with Hattie Stewart and recently as an artist in residence with West Elm), so when Jacqueline Colley posted a call out for some painting help on her Instagram I volunteered straight away. Strike...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_0770.jpg

It’s common knowledge that I love a good wall. When I say ‘a good wall’, I mean a wall decorated with a mural/street art painted by a talented artist. (If you share this love, come say hi to me on Instagram btw.) Last month I shared a snap of an amazing mural by Hixxy alongside my frustrations on crediting (or lack of) Artists and it started a bit of a conversation… 🌿The shade of it all…...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_2464.jpg

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was wandering the streets of Soho with Ella when we found a holographic door that matched my earrings. Yep, it was that simple. I’m so used to snapping grimy graffitied walls in the back streets of Shoreditch, but posing on a busy Soho corner? That was a new experience. But I channeled my inner Princess Leia and used The Force… P.S. Did you know...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_0118.jpg

Last year I confessed something that probably made stationery addicts everywhere gasp in horror (dramatic, much?). 2016 was the first time I heard about National Stationery Week being a real thing. Maybe this is you right now!? ha But anyway, yes, it is ‘a thing’ and the 2017 stationery hype is in full swing as I post this – in fact TODAY is World Stationery Day. I hope you’ve been geeking out over pencils with no shame?...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_9267.jpg

Ever walked past somewhere so many times whilst thinking ‘That looks like a cool place, I need to pop in soon…’ but never actually getting around to it? Me too. But last weekend I said enough is enough and opened the door of Libreria, a super cool but cosy book shop just off Brick Lane in East London. I will hold my hands up and admit that I definitely don’t read as much as I...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_9266.jpg

As a Graphic Designer, one of the perks is that I get to geek out about weird things like Pantone chips, fonts and paper and kinda get away with it. I mean, a lot of people don’t really get it but in December I discovered a place where I can ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ without judgement. Paper geeks rejoice; GF Smith have opened a show space in London! (It’s just off Oxford Street btw.) Paper. It’s...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-21.06.02.png

Trends at the ready, camera steady; shoot! What’s the best way to test out a new camera? Take it on an impromptu shoot around London of course. Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of Graphic influences appearing in AW16 fashion; from shapes and colour to bold typography and graphic details, I’m glad to see Graphic Design having such a big influence on this season’s Fashion trends. You know me; any excuse to hunt down some...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_8880.jpg

It’s that time of year again – time for celebration, excitement and all because… it’s my Birthday month, obvs! Ok, I always harp on about my feelings on Christmas, but incase you needed reminding… as a Boxing Day baby, it’s not my favourite time of year. HOWEVER, I think I’m getting soft in my ‘old’ age as it would appear that my heart has slightly thawed and I just might have enjoyed something Christmas related this...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_7404.jpg

December is notorious for being the dark & dingy month. That month that nobody wants to be outside… unless pretty lights & hot food are involved. Some might head to Hyde Park for that wintery fair which I can’t even type because it stresses me out – overpriced food, rides and massive crowds of inconsiderate people. Do I sound like the Grinch yet? Luckily there are better options for a festive evening! Some might think...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IMG_5941.jpg

When you sit at a computer all day every day, doing something a little bit messy is a welcome opportunity. Luckily for me, the guys from Print Club London asked if I’d like to join in one of their workshops and I jumped at the chance of course! It had been a while since I’d been in the print room printing something that I’d designed myself. Recently it’s become quite trendy to have screen printing...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IMG_0990B.jpg

Knock knock! Who’s there? An outfit post. SAY WHUUUT?! I’ve been a bit quiet (mainly because I’ve been super busy – watch my vlogs on Youtube if you haven’t already!), but I wanted to have a little chat you you guys. I’ll have been blogging for 8 years in January, which is scary but also pretty impressive, right? As regular readers will know I’m a creative and I love stationery, books, patterns and nice walls...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ThereWillBeFun.jpg

Magic show, Pantomime or Freak show – one things for sure, we just love to be entertained. The newest exhibition at The British Library is a celebration of just that, showcasing amazing typographic posters and intriguing objects transporting you back in time. In the words of Robbie Williams; Let me entertain you! And this exhibition will via the stories of 5 entertainers; Evanion, Maskelyne, Lord George Sanger, Miss Annie De Montford and Dan Leno. I...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Brixton4.jpg

Oh Brixton, why do people avoid you so? Unfortunately a lot of people are scared to visit because you’ve got a bit of a bad reputation, but all I found on my visit was colour and quirk! It’s probably not top of your list for places to visit in London, usually tourists opt for the more ‘classic’ tourist areas such as Soho, Chelsea and London Bridge, but Brixton is cool. It’s not a ground breaking...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_6339.jpg

After attending Pulse back in May, I’d already added it’s sister fair Top Drawer to my calendar (although it’s not open to the public: press & trade only). I pencilled it in for the Monday, but then In The Window invited me to join them for a screenprinting workshop with Daniel Heath on the Sunday, so I moved a few things around. I can always make time for screenprinting! I met with Emma and Fab,...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_5476.jpg

I always wondered when I would start caring about cushions, throws and matching plates. Well guys, I think I’m finally there. I thought it came with age but actually I guess it just comes with having your own space… which is usually linked to being a bit older. Ok, enough of going around in circles. After 2 years of renting a room in a shared house, Jack & I finally moved into our own flat in...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020