AOI Chairman, Rod Hunt, has illustrated his second Where’s Stig book. Richly detailed work will make it an engrossing book for an undoubtedly large market.
Archive for September, 2010
For one night only… live on stage:Â Storm Thorgerson & Roger Dean
28 October 2010Â 7.30â€”9.00pm
Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Think of album covers from popâ€™s golden age â€“ the 60s and 70s â€“Â and two names spring to mind:Â Storm Thorgerson and Roger Dean.
For one night only, these two giants of album cover art are comingÂ together to talk about their work, their lives with rockâ€™s aristocracy,Â and the stories behind the album sleeves that have made them heroes to successive generations of graphic designers and music fans.
uniteditions.com Â For more information:
Adrian Shaughnessy [email protected]
Tickets: Â£12.50Â Only available from www.uniteditions.com
The London Art Book Fair,Â Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London,Â E1 7QX
020 7522 7888
Friday 24 until Sunday 26 September 2010, 11am-6pm, admission free
Preview: Thursday 23 September, 6-9pm
On sale will be AOI member Ottoâ€™s hand printed books, including the brand new ‘Octopus’, a picture book for children and adults illustrating the poem by Benjamin Heathcote. Produced in an edition of 20 using the ancient method of stencil painting, a technique not practiced in this form since the earlier 1900s, and never used in book making.
There will be a charity auction of illustrations in aid of Facing Africa being held on Saturday 25th September at The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square. Bath at 7 PM.
For more info click here
AOI Member Michelle Thompson recently exhibited herÂ piece ‘Portrait’ Â through an open submission for Neville Brody’s Anti Design Festival. as well as going on the Salon wall the piece was also included in the program.
‘As a response to 25 years of cultural deep freeze in the UK, the Anti Design Festival will attempt to unlock creative fires and ideas, exploring spaces hitherto deemed out-of-bounds by a purely commercial criteria. Created initially as a direct response to the pretty commerciality of the London Design Festival, the festival will shift the focus from bums-on-seats to brain food, and from taste and style to experiment and risk. The festival will provide a rare space for unhindered exploration and creative opportunity, where ideas may fail as equally as succeed.
At multiple venues around Redchurch Street in Londonâ€™s Shoreditch area, the festival will incorporate exhibitions, installations, workshops, performances and talks in Art, Design, Product, Film, Sound, Fashion, Performance, Print and Interactive.’
Londonâ€™s most anticipated art and design event was launched last friday and will run until 26th September.
For more information, please see the website. http://www.antidesignfestival.com <http://www.antidesignfestival.com> /
UPside is an group exhibition celebrating life’s small joys, personal
curiosities and simple reasons to be cheerful. The show is currently
on view until the November 7th at the Medcalf gallery at Exmouth
market, EC1R 4QE. The private view will take place at the gallery
tomorrow evening from 6 – 9 pm
For pictures go here
Gold â€“ Rachel Best â€“ Cunning Little Vixen
Silver â€“ Yuko Shimizu â€“ Tiger Beer Billboard 1
Bronze â€“ Simon Spilsbury â€“ The Thumbs
Gold â€“ Simon Pemberton â€“ Songlines – Bruce Chatwin
Silver â€“ Jonathan Burton â€“ Crime Scene
Bronze â€“ Niroot Â Puttapipat â€“ The Frog Princess
Gold â€“ Chris Haughton â€“ A Bit Lost
Silver â€“ Jason Chapman â€“ `The Meeting’ or `Have a Nice Day, Mr Horse’
Bronze â€“ James De La Rue â€“ Chinese Woman
Gold â€“ Jonathan McHugh â€“ ‘Strawboys’
Silver â€“ Jill Calder â€“ ‘Garden Detectives’
Bronze â€“ Andy Potts â€“ Audacious
Gold â€“ James Fryer â€“ No Second Chance
Silver â€“ Peter Grundy â€“ Tree of Knowledge
Bronze â€“ Bill Butcher â€“ Russia Resurgent
Gold â€“ Steve May â€“ Rabbits
Silver â€“ Action Stations â€“ The Dallas Guild, ‘Burn’
Bronze â€“ Frances Castle â€“ Primary History
Gold â€“ Stuart Mcreath â€“ Tightrope
Silver â€“ Olivier Kugler â€“ Iran Journal
Bronze â€“ Ian Henderson â€“ Domestication Run
New Talent Refresh! Award â€“ sponsored by the Coningsby Gallery
Gold â€“ Kathryn Spreadbury â€“ Urban Jungle
Silver â€“ James Portch â€“ Electromagnetic Pulse
Bronze â€“ Shuning Qian â€“ Animal’s Secret
Selected by John Mulholland, Editor at The Observer:
David Hughes â€“ Walking The Dog
To all our volunteers who have helped with the Images 34 hanging and Private View. They are a mix of members and non-members so a big shout out (in no particular order) to: Hogarth Brown, Mary Sarpong, Suzannah Mellor, Alexander Beuge, Joanne Roberts, Simon Santhanam, Petra Kneile, Patrick Oâ€™Leary, Chloe Cook, Sally Finning, Amie Haworth, Sophia Kemp, Sally Finning, Tom Everett, Courtney Lee Bordman and Jess Stokes.
We still need help for the take down and some invigilating so please do get in touch if you have any time this week or next.