Old School Stationers is the company of husband and wife Brian and Amy who " Upon discovering they shared common rural upbringings, a love
for art, crafts, coffee and the great outdoors they quickly fell in love".
Check out their site for really, really gorgeous letterpress work and some fantastic themes such as Camping Circa 1960's and Creatures Feature.
Ana Serrano is an artist inspired by both of the cultural contexts in her life, she
creates work utilizing a variety of mediums including drawing, collage,
sculpture, and motion. Her work bears reference to those in low
socio-economic positions, with particular interest in their customs and
beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies,
present within this segment of society.
Above are just a few examples of the fantastic pieces which she creates so make sure you visit her website.
Star Magnolia is a delightful blog which i just came across and here's what its all about courtesy of owner Amy Nieto:
"Amy Nieto Photography
loves weddings, family portraits, high school senior portraits, random
fashion shoots and things that love to be photographed. Amy Nieto is also a designer of handmade bags, accessories, paper goods
and more pretty things. Though currently on hiatus, Star Magnolia is a
fun fun outlet for my crafty fingers".
I really love the handmade flowers above and the mix of Amy's own work with those that inspire her.
He stages his photo's like small movie using props and sets, special
effect make-up with friends and familiesas the actors and crew. He then
uses Photoshop to adjust colours and contrast. Very authentic looking
shots. Very eiery! See the rest of his work here
The 9th annual Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery, London 29th May - 20th July 2009.
Europe's largest graduate art and design show with free admission. This is the hottest way to discover new creative talent. Over the eight
week period, thousands of students from the UK’s top art and design
colleges will exhibit their work. Free Range was set up
to showcase the works of budding designers and artists to both public
and potential employers alike, giving students the best opportunity to
promote their work.
Each year the show has increased in size and
popularity, making it a destination point for thousands of Londoners
and lovers of visual arts. Over 150,000 people visited this free-entry
show last year. In addition
to the events, the work of thousands of exhibitors is showcased in the
official Free Range catalogue and website.