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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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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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I’m a bit behind, (better late than never) but the other week I popped into St Brides Library with Soofiya and Sara to see Emily Martin’s Pantone Postcard Project. (I think it’s finished now, but wanted to share it with you guys anyway!) The 100 postcards, mainly contributed from creatives in the USA, were displayed in colour order creating a rainbow. Both the front and back were on show, showcasing the stamps and messages from participants. A variety of mediums...

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Last Friday I was invited to the bloggers and Instagrammers evening view of the Summer Exhibition 2015 at The Royal Academy. This is the first year that photographs are allowed to be taken within the exhibition – welcome to the 21st century people! I’m sure that the RA will discover the benefits of some free promo in the form of Instagram. As a creative and having attended a couple of events at the RA already...

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I’ve had the new Magma pocket edition sketchbooks* sat on my desk at work for just over a week now, so now that I’ve had a bit of use out of them I thought it was about time I shared them with you guys! You might be familiar with the name Magma (if not where have you been); a shop selling the best books, magazines and other printed design matter. There are currently 3 Magma...

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As mentioned in my #100daysoftriangles Week Nine summary, last Wednesday I was invited to the private view of Horace Panter’s exhibition; The Art of The Mixtape. If I’m being honest, at first I didn’t recognise the name ‘Horace Panter’ – I just thought he was an artist with an interest in music history. That, and a thumbnail image of a cassette was enough to sell it to me. Maybe I’m ‘too young’ to know the name? But...

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At the weekend I was invited to the press day of Illustrated 2015, so I took the crew(Jack, Lucy, Nadia & Sara) to the Old Truman Brewery for a creative boost: I had never heard of the ‘Illustrated [insert year here]’ festival before, and although it was quite small, it felt like we had stumbled on some gems of talent. The illustrators displayed a wide variety of methods; digital vectors, paint on canvas, biro pen...

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At the beginning of April I was invited to the screening of Made You Look, a film about creativity in the digital age. You’re probably thinking ‘A creative film? This sounds like a couple of interviews just sewn together? I’ve seen it all before…’ I had a feeling that this was going to be different. With interviews from creatives such as Fred Deakin, Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Jon Burgerman, I had high hopes for...

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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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On Tuesday I headed to YCN in Shoreditch for a talk about Brand Collaborations. As a student the YCN shop used to be a ‘must’ when I came to visit London, but I don’t think I’ve visited since I have lived here – this post in July 2013 with Emma & Sara was probably the last time! YCN, short for You Can Now (although it used to be Young Creative Network), is a creative organisation helping young...

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So right now you’re either thinking ‘WTF is Behance’ or ‘Ohhh Behance!’ For those of you who don’t know what Behance is, google describes it to be a ‘Resource for artists to display their work and network for creative jobs.’ Art Directors, Photographers, Fashion Designers, Advertisers, Graphic Designers, Typographers, Animators, Illustrators and every other kind of creative person out there – this is the place for you! In my student days I used to live...

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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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Back in November I posted about the Kickstarter campaign to ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’. I pledged £25 to support and enable Kemistry Gallery to celebrate 100 years of Graphic Design with an exhibition. As part of my Kickstarter reward, last night I attended the Private View as a ‘VIP’ with Sara as my plus 1. When we arrived at Protein there was already a bit of a queue – eager beavers! We peered through the windows for...

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Following on from the valentines trip to Borough Market, Jack, Lucy & I visited the XXX exhibition at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch. Also known as Triple X, the space was quite small but bursting with passion thanks to the collection of ‘love/anti-love themed’ pieces by artists and designers. I loved the simplicity of ‘Today We Are Going To Learn The Alphabet’ by Mobstr – very striking. Jack recognised the distinctive style of these David Shillinglaw pieces from Moniker Art Fair back in November 2014. I love...

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