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A little birdy(twitter) told me last week that something juicy and typographic was coming to Shoreditch; Gordon Young’s Comedy Carpet off-cuts. Lucy, Jack, my sister Sophie & I popped in at the weekend to see if all of the tweeting was true… I haven’t made it to Blackpool to see the carpet for myself yet but it looks and sounds amazing; 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. A 1,720 square metre space, the granite carpet...

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Last night I headed to the Apple store in Covent Garden to see Anthony Burrill talk analogue and digital. I guess I’m at risk of sounding like a stalker, but I have seen Anthony talk quite a few times – Something to Say at St Brides, Leeds Print Festival and I’ve screen printed with him too at KK Outlet. Why do I like Anthony Burrill so much? Well, I think the work speaks for itself –...

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After attending in 2013 & 2014, 2015 was to be my third year at the graphic arts festival, Pick Me Up. In the past I’ve been at the weekend which means it’s massively busy but this year I booked a ticket for the opening day’s evening with Sophie, Kev and Paul (Sophie’s colleagues from Premm design). So, to get in the Pick Me Up spirit, I picked Sophie up… it just had to be done! Each year the...

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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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For my Birthday back in December, Sara bought me these cool alphabet stamps and golden ink, and yes, I’ve only just got around to using them. I figured that the perfect way to show them off to you guys was by placing them within my beautiful Kaleido HAY trays, which Jack surprised me with on my Birthday – ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS! (Beady eyes will also notice the amazing copper wire N from Oliver Bonas which was also...

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share my new favourite tote bag with you guys – you all know that I’m definitely not a fashion blogger as I am SO awkward in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist. I won this beaut at last week’s Printout print special talk after I asked a question in the Q&A and have been in love with it ever since. It looks good; bold and typographic, and is...

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At the weekend there was an unintentional ‘Lincoln meet-up’. I spent Saturday walking around Shoreditch in the beautiful sunshine (in a massive coat – WHY!?) with Jack, Sophie, Sara and Rebecca (who was visiting Sara for the weekend). The first place on our list was the Business as usual exhibition at The Book Club. Sophie is a keen sign painter herself, so was keen to check out her ‘competition’, and the rest of us all just...

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I know what you’re thinking – MORE neon!? I’m like a magpie to anything neon, so any excuse to visit the Sprüth Magers gallery to support my housemate Lucy’s neon project. She’s on a mission to photograph every piece of neon in London, so feel free to help her out by sharing any neon that you’ve spotted with me in the comments or via twitter! I’d read about the Kosuth exhibition in Time Out and with...

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The v word. A commercial ‘holiday’ created to fill the gap between Christmas and Easter or an excuse to eat your body weight in chocolate. Maybe you’re an anti-valentines single or loved up in a relationship. Personally I thought Valentines Day seemed kinda hard to escape this year – anyone else agree? Every shop was pushing something red, something heart-shaped or fifty shades of something. Even on Friday 13th, I arrived at work to find this heart on...

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Fourteen years ago a film was released that changed my childhood. Whilst the world had already been spellbound for 4 years, I was an oblivious 8 year old who didn’t choose to read unless I had to (for school). I can still remember the moment when my Godmother’s Mum (Shirley) suggested that I should read Harry Potter because everyone was talking about it. Why? Well, it’s a bit embarrassing really. I ignored Shirley’s recommendation because...

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Last February I was lucky enough to discover a world of neon tucked away in a warehouse in Walthamstow – God’s Own Junkyard. A year on and Lights Of Soho is celebrating 40 years of neon by the GOJ owner Chris Bracey (who sadly passed away in November 2014) and one of the largest collections of neon signs outside the US. I’m a bit late to the party on this one, sorry! The exhibition has...

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…ont. Seen some typography and want to know which font it is? There are 1000s of fonts in the world – how are you going to figure out what it is? Can you tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica? Well you don’t need to be the world’s best type spotter because withWhat the font identifying a font is made easy. I first discovered it at University and although I haven’t used it loads, I think it’s...

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Quotes. Phrases – words – letters. With social media at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to have a voice. So how have we become a generation focused on sharing the words of others instead of expressing our own? Always be yourself unless… by We are Yawn via Society 6. What is it about quotes that makes us love them so much? There’s a quote for everyone – funny, sarcastic, cute, happy, sad and everything in between....

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I’ve been working in Southwark for almost 11 months now and have explored and gotten to know the area quite well, so when one evening I saw unfamiliar neon lights on my way to the tube I was intruiged. The next afternoon Soof & I followed the bright lights to see what it was all about: What we found were a collection of pop-up food stalls within the Union Street arches -aka the Union Yard...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020