So our 2 months on columbia rd is over and here is a picture of a man with a beard looking at one of my prints.
Boy, oh boy, it sure has been quiet here for a while. For multiple reasons:
1: I went on holiday
2: Work got crazy (im talking 15h days 15 days straight crazy)
3: Work got normal, i needed a break.
4: I started working on something i still can’t share.
5: I started working on something im about to share (see below)
6: Some people had babies they need cards and stuff.
7: I cut my finger. See below below for graphic image (warning: graphic image)
New work for Metric summer pop up on Columbia Rd opening tomorrow! (more to follow)
I cut my finger at work and had to have 6 stitches and the nail taken off (its back on now, temporarily)
I’m thinking it should be in a new print.
Nail now black and red. Named it.Frankenfinger.
Here is another picture from the shop to help you get over the trauma of my finger.
United by geometry and creativity, Metric showcases award-winning designers and makers from fashion and craft to illustration and installation.
The second summer shop on the historic Columbia Road will celebrate artistic talent in the heart of east London, providing a cultural calm during 2012.
Metric is a collective of thinkers and doers, designers and makers who believe in the strength of co-creativity to engage and empower.
METRIC SUMMER SHOP
94 COLUMBIA ROAD
LONDON E2 7QB8th JULY – 2nd SEPTEMBER 2012
Lucy Jay is the brilliant designer behind her eponymous scarf label, loved for its explosive colours and experimental patterns and composition. lucy-jay.com
Shimell and Madden occupy the space where craft, art and fashion intersect. Makers of jewellery and objects, they explore themes of science and time. shimellandmadden.com
Bold, complex and colourful, Jake Ambridge‘s psychedelic illustrations will excite, disorientate and hypnotise. jakeambridge.tumblr.com
Myia Bonner‘s signature diamond geometricism is an exploration of materials and processes, which celebrates both design and craftsmanship. myiabonner.co.uk
Ina Dorthea Thuresson creates digital prints that explore the nature of beauty and disgust, focusing specifically on the areas where they overlap. Her work is created using a mixture of digital and traditional techniques. inadorthea.com
Naomi Mcintosh creates fluid forms in jewellery, working in wood and perspex, she highlights the intricacy and interplay of space within her pieces. naomimcintosh.com
Happy New Year!!! I’ve just posted the 2011 numbers and they are not great… its been a sloppy year, especially on the blog side of things. But it was not all bad:
Along with Metric Collective I took part in two exhibits, and from that I sold some work and got some interests. 2012 will bring more Metric (see details further down).
I got a new job that I actually like; as a sign writer and store artist at Whole Foods Marker! Its part time so in theory I still.have time to do my own work!
Soon the better bags I designed will be available in all the London stores, so if you feel like your life is missing a patriotic London reusable bag: watch this space!
I’ve made very little new work this year but that’s what 2012 is all about!!
I’ve decided to focus on one series of work this year: Portals. At least that’s what my BA tutor called them… The circles that have been mirrored 4, 6, 8 or 10 times. Only I’m thinking more digital and drawn and less photo-y.
Metric Collective is opening the pop up shop again this year, on Columbia road, in july and august and I’m hoping I’ll have some work ready to show there. With the Olympics it will hopefully be a busy space!
And 2012 is all about the blogging and the tweeting and all that jazz.
On the personal side I intend to eat less potato and cycle more.
Lets cross our fingers!
Happy New Year!
Let me introduce you all to METRIC COLLECTIVE!
METRIC is a collective of jewellers and other creatives with a common intrest for all things geometrical and they just opened a pop up shop on Columbia Road in London!
Exhibiting is SHIMELL AND MADDEN, Myia Bonner, Ester Benjamins Trust, Jake Ambridge, Chrome Yellow Books and Lora Avedian.
So why do we care so much about this? Well the work is amazing, the shop is amazing, and Shimell and Madden are amazing.
(I might be a bit biast tho, seing as I live with Shimell and he is actually my Luke!) But still some really awesome stuff on show! Have a look:
The shop is open until the 26th of august!