Category Archives: fine art

Pink Pig Sketchbooks

So pleased to announce a number of our friends at Dirt Cheap are now representing Pink Pig Sketchbooks!

High quality, artists sketchbooks delivered direct to your door in a variety of paper weights and in economy and ecologically sound ranges.

Some members of the team you should follow…

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@oliverlancaster

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@peterotooleart

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@masstuff

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@drybritish

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@dylandraw

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@kwillsofficial

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@aylo_nomad

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@cbloxx_nomad

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@joshparkyart

The quality is truly great and many of the artists (including myself) have been using these books for over 10 years before becoming a member of the team. Stay tuned for much more content and exciting projects coming soon from the team.

You can purchase Pink Pig Sketchbooks and papers on their website here and also on Amazon here.

Get 10% off your order by entering the code ‘OSmith10’ at the checkout!

Amadeus Magazine Issue 5 Launch

The good people at Amadeus Magazine are launching their 5th issue, if you are in the LA area you should go check it out. All Vinyl DJ set by PRES, Live art by Jennifer Korsen and free beer from House Beer.

Issue 05 artists include:
America Martin
Clay Hickson
Damien Tran
Fred Stonehouse
Hannah Stouffer
George Heaven
Loro Verz
Kate Mitchell
That Thing
Papersafe
Wiissa

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Friday, May 29at 6:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Imperial Art Studios
695 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021
Facebook event info here.

Cédric De Smedt

New illustrations from Cédric De Smedt, dark, scratchy, messed up melancholy! Love the mixture of marks and textures, simple images with an atmospheric and quite disturbing feel…

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Jolie nuit

Maman me ment

Maman me ment

Ne souris pas

Ne souris pas

Paralysie

Paralysie

Un cheveu dans la gorge

Un cheveu dans la gorge

Une gorge à arroser

Une gorge à arroser

You can see the full set over on his Tumblr here.

 

Jung Katz

Because we love to promote the underdogs, the young, the creative; we also love to promote those, who promote. Got that? Great.

Jung Katz are just like us, pushing forward resources and information useful for the fledgling designer, as well as showcasing the work of said designers and finally alongside this multimedia showcase are a series of interviews from a very wide range of practitioners, which really are a pleasure to read.

From across the globe and from across the gamut of media, Jung Katz looks set to be one to bookmark for regular reading. Here are a couple of pieces featured on their blog as a taster…

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Elif Biradlı

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Sophie Filomena

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Marton Gosztonyi

Get involved, follow on Twitter, Facebook and of course read the excellent blog http://jungkatz.com/.

Beauté Sous le Pied (Beauty underfoot)

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Beauté Sous le Pied (Beauty underfoot) is a new exhibition of photography by Peter Cain.

cueB Gallery is proud to present ‘Beauté Sous le Pied’, a captivating new series of prints by photographer Peter Cain. In a departure from Cain’s usual landscape images, this collection focuses on the finer details of the world around us. It invites the viewer to take the time to discover the beauty that lies, often unnoticed, beneath our feet.
At first glance the viewer is transported through time and space, presented with alien-like landscapes which enthral and intrigue. It is only upon closer inspection, when one engages with the subtle nuances of the images, it becomes apparent that these spectacular, and seemingly vast, ‘landscapes’ are in fact closer than we think.
It is Cain’s suggestive approach to this series that allows the viewer to question their own perceptions of the environment they inhabit when confronted with the mystifying images.

Curated by Franco la Russa
Exhibition runs from 15th August – 14th September 2014

cueB Gallery
325 Brockley Road
London SE4 2QZ
www.cuebgallery.com

Out Of Hours – A Huddersfield creative group have just confirmed their second exhibition. To be held in the historic Bates Mill, a still working textiles mill with  a community of creative tenants.

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‘Show Two’ runs from 24th to 27th October.  Stick it in your diary now, their first event was busy, there will be workshops and events to compliment the showing of their artworks.

To keep in the loop you can follow their Blog, Twitter and Facebook

Follow 5 – Instagram

Okay so here are our top 5 Instagram accounts this week…

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Who: elsasketch

Why: Amazing character designs

 

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Who: jesterjacobs

Why: Very funny short videos by the English/Brooklyn rapper

 

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Who: okano.x

Why: Super cute Japanese signage and typography

 

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Who: lugosis

Why: Dope illustrative graffiti

 

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Who: van_styles

Why: Sexy girls and apparel

Please come.

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Coffeevolution will open a unique exhibition featuring local artists Oliver Lancaster Smith and Joel Haslam on June 13th, on view until the end of July. Please Come will feature a selection of new works by the pair, including pieces exploring new techniques and themes for both artists. Having lived and traveled Asia together, this show is a result of their friendship and experiences …just don’t expect any Asian themes.
 
The private view will also host Boy Oliver, providing a soundtrack of world music, there may also be some other surprises!
Oliver Lancaster Smith has been illustrating and creating art professionally for the last 8 years, his clients include O2 Telefonica, Universal Music, Design Innovation Academy India, Stussy and Schuh. He has exhibited extensively locally and also London, Bristol, Bergen, Frankfurt and at Art Basel Miami.
Joel Haslam is a loose collection of molecules that can usually be found orbiting Coffeevolution. He also likes obligatory statements about cats.
 
 
Please Come.
Opening:
Saturday 14th June, 8pm onwards

Coffeevolution, 8 Church St, Huddersfield,

West Yorkshire HD1 1DD

01484 432881

All in the Wrist

We shall be attending this exciting looking event on Thursday, get down for some arty goodness!

Bench proudly present ‘All in the Wrist’ – 15th November – 8th December 2012
Curated by Manchester’s very own Moot, All in the Wrist brings together a collection of cardboard chaos from some of the North West’s finest artists.

Featuring works by Tasha Whittle, TJ “KREK” Dolan, Lottie Smith and Tea One.
A ‘no rules’ ethos applies to the exhibition. Incorporating a mix of styles from illustration, sculpture and graffiti, All in the Wrist gives rise to a whole host of techniques all brought together by one mesmerising medium of choice; cardboard.

The Bench gallery, a previously disused basement of the newly launched Bench Concept store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, provides an innovative backdrop to this fantastic exhibition.
The exhibition launches with a private view evening Thursday 15th November, with music from Saber T and complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

To RSVP for the private view, please get in touch with portia@canoeinc.com

Self Made Gallery: Bench, 59 Church Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. M4 1PD
wwww.benchselfmade.com