Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’

A must-see for anyone interested in illustration! The exhibition runs until 31st January 2016

Printvend at The Bookhive, Norwich

Untitled-16The other week I had a great time at The Bookhive in Norwich, where Illustrator Richard Horne (elhorno) has installed his Print Vend machine! The vending machine is full of original prints and is loads of fun to use! If you are in Norwich go and have a go! (Plus there are tonnes of brilliant books in store!)

Secret 7″ Sale Day

10955305_1412325015752610_621506140_nThere are only 5 more days left to view the Secret 7″ exhibition at Somerset House before the sale day on Monday 4th May! On the sale day all the specially designed sleeves will be for sale at £50 each. Among many great artists and designers there are pieces up for grabs by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Paul Smith, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Tatty Devine and Stanley Donwood! As all the artwork is anonymous you could be the lucky person to pick one of these up, and if you pick mine up I would love to hear from you! Secret 7″ Until 3 May 2015 Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015 Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) Somerset House, Terrace Rooms, South Wing Free admission For more information on Secret 7″ and the sale day click here

Secret 7″ Private View

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Last night I went to the private view of Secret 7″ at Somerset House. My record sleeve design, along with many others, is on display there until 3rd May. It was a nice night and great to have the opportunity to see all the other record sleeves. It was fun trying to guess the artists of the anonymous sleeves! The identity of the sleeve designers will be revealed after the sale day on 4th May 2015. I’m thrilled to be part of this event and it would be great if you are able to go and see it! You can preview all the record sleeves in the Secret 7″ online gallery, see if you can guess which is mine!

Secret 7″ at Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

10th April – 3rd May 2015, Sale day 4th May 2015

Daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) Free admission

For more information:

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My Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Somerset House! I am not allowed to reveal it until after the exhibition, which is from 10th April – 3rd May, with the sale day being on 4th May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Nordoff Robbins.

Click here for more information on the Secret 7″ project

Eric Gill at Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

Untitled-1Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not only did it have a great exhibition, it had some lovely books for sale too! I was able to get a copy of the Eric Gill catalogue, ‘Ravilious Wood Engravings’ and ‘An Alphabet of London’ by Christopher Brown! There are also many other prints available to purchase by a variety of artists.

If you are in or planning to visit London it is well worth a visit. The Eric Gill exhibition runs until 10th April 2015.

Click here to see the Eric Gill catalogue

Random Spectacular Two

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At the weekend I received Random Spectacular Two, a publication by St Judes. It is a beautiful book full of wonderful printmaking and illustration as well as insightful articles on topics such as music and travel. The cover was designed by Jonny Hannah and features work by Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Ed Kluz, Emily Sutton and Christopher Brown. One of my favourite articles is Christopher Brown’s ‘Random Alphabet’, which features many of his linocuts. Random Spectacular Two has recently sold out but keep an eye out on the St Judes website for details of upcoming projects.