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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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Any regular readers will know about my love for print – there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly squeegee-ed ink on paper. Nowadays I spend most of my time sat at a white desk with a white keyboard staring at a computer screen – sometimes I might go crazy with a highlighter, but in general I live a very digital life as a Graphic Designer. Last month you might remember that I shared my printing...

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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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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Print Club London are looking for an apprentice! When I heard that the guys at PCL were looking for someone to take under their inky wing I was SO jealous. Honestly, if I didn’t have a job I would have applied myself! Although I regularly pop into the PCL exhibitions, it’s been a while since I’ve screen printed. With the aprinternship news, I thought I’d reminisce and share some of...

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Last night I popped into Costa Del Print Club London’s latest exhibition, Lost and Found. Blue skies, bunting, deck chairs and cocktails – it sounds like summer, right? (I even walked around without my coat and scarf… it MUST be summer soon!) I seem to be moaning about spending a lot of time sat at a desk at the moment, so any excuse to go to the print rooms & be around hand crafted work really...

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Last night I was invited to the Print Club London studio for a spot of screen printing. PCL have collaborated with Farrow & Ball and 3 artists to produce some beautiful prints for the festive season. Prints by Lucille Clerc, Clare Halifax and Chris Andrews With the artists and Print Club London guys on hand we were able to get our hands messy and print. I think the last time I screen printed was with Anthony Burrill (la...

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A little while ago I was invited to BLISTERS 2014 but I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it (thanks to my op) – I’m really glad I was able to go though! I didn’t realise that being invited meant I was VIP (I guess I thought that everyone who signed up to Print Club London’s newsletter got an email) so it was amazing to be on the Press list!...

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At the end of last week I was lucky enough to pop into the Print Club London opening night at Somerset House. Kindly Soofiya had invited me to accompany her to see this years Summer Screen Prints in conjunction with Film4 – thanks Soof! The drinks were flowing (Whiskey and ginger ale) and the rooms were buzzing with people looking and talking about the prints. With work from Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Holly Wales to...

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Last week, after work I headed to Red Bull HQ with Jo, Sophie and Jack for some a screen printing adventure in the shape of Floodit. Floodit featured work from several artists which you could get printed onto a t-shirt and/or vinyl sleeve as well as some (rather loud) tunes from a DJ and a free bar thanks to Red Bull (none of us like Red Bull but beer is always a winner). Here’s a...

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After hearing about from Jo at work and also reading about it on a few blogs (I love this post by The Londoner), I was looking forward to being confused by the Martin Creed exhibition. Despite trying to be like a sponge when it comes to experiences and inspiration, I hold my hands up and admit I don’t really get ‘fine art’ so I figured it might be a bit of a marmite experience (either hate...

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My Advertiser friend has just moved to London and to celebrate, Lucy and her flatmates were having a house warming party so I popped to the capital for the weekend. It just so happened that some great exhibitions had just opened, so pre-partying I met up with Soofiya to check them out. Soofiya is a fellow graduate of Graphic Design (from Ravensbourne) who I’ve been following on twitter since the beginning of 3rd year. I...

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