The never ending talent that is Johanna Basford has astounded me yet
again..... Recently she attracted attention from Creative Review with
her re-drawn front cover of their magazine and now she's launched #TwitterPicture, "a unique concept merging
creativity with social networking platform, Twitter.
On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th
October, She invited the Tweeters to get involved and help create the
world's first Twitter inspired artwork. The torrent of tweets came
thick and fast, draining several dozen of her beloved fine liners within
the first 3 hours.The result is an inky, hand drawn snap shot of Twitter imaginations
over a 48 hour period. The weird and the wonderful, the quirky, the
bizarre, the emotional and the political are all captured in delicately
penned detail to form this most eclectic of artworks."
result is 100 very exclusive, hand printed, limited edition silk screen
prints of the #TwitterPicture. Each numbered and signed print will be
sold with a Twitter Artists' Certificate, detailing the name and
suggestion of every person who contributed in its creation. Amazing,
and just the kind of thing Jo B has been talking about with (say it in
an American accent) "User Created Content"
You can follow Johanna'a adventures on Twitter here or her website here.
Just in time for the Xmas season, Jamie Oliver Home & Lifestyle Gifts is a fab and stylish looking site promoting great ideas for the home and the designers that make them. Check it all out here, and keep an eye out for the great graphics featured on the site as shown above.
James May's Toy Stories
started last night on BBC Two. James May is out prove why
traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant by pushing them to
the limit. From full size lego houses to bridges made completely of
Meccano. He also made a full plasticine garden at the Chelsea flower
show in May.
Lots of of you have probably heard of Donna Hay who is inspirational in her cooking and food styling. It is really worth looking at her website even if its just to drool and add any of her books to your Xmas list this year.
"Donna Hay is Australia's leading food editor and best-selling
cookbook author. Her food, recipes and styling focuses on basic
ingredients, simply prepared and beautifully photographed – hallmarks
of her work which have set the benchmark for food publishing worldwide
and inspired a whole new generation of cooks.
Donna's career as a food writer and stylist began when she was 19. She was appointed food editor of marie claire when she was 25 and soon became food editor of marie claire lifestyle".
Beeb Design is the label of Bess who is a London-based part time designer/maker. Bess's speciality is a range of
dolls, toys and pictures, with the odd one-off project thrown in. Bess was also a runner up in our recent Handbag Notebook Competition.
I love the characters and colours above and you can check out more at etsy.
I was thrilled today when i received an invite to a Lulu & Iris exhibition opening in November.
Louise Anderson, the wife of Liberty Radio Breakfast Show presenter, Richard Anderson, today releases the date of her first UK art showcase.
Entitled ‘You and I’, the showcase takes the form of an exhibition featuring exclusive artwork inspired by the beauty in everyday life and how it shapes and influences us (the human being).
With a background in fashion design and having designed for Top Shop, Hollister and Thomas Pink; Louise takes illustration into a new dimension by introducing inspirations from vintage garments, children stories and the sense of nostalgia and belonging to the countryside.
Having sparked admirable and controversial attention from her illustration of model Lily Cole, Louise is set to leave attendees in awe, shock, mesmerized and intrigued as she introduces the world to a new form of illustration.
“Throughout my artistic career, I have always created pieces that broke traditional moulds and want to inspire artists and attendees to look outside of the box and take a journey of artistic creativity to see the world through my eyes, hence the reason why I called my company Lulu and Iris. Lulu is my nickname and Iris for my eyes” Louise Anderson, Creator of Lulu and Iris.
The launch will be on Saturday 28th November, doors will open at 4pm and will be held at Tiffinbites, 23 Russia Row, Off Gresham Street, St. Paul’s, London EC2V 7PG.
Lulu and Iris is set to create a storm in the art world and attendees are advised to arrive early as places are limited. For examples of Lulu and Iris’ previous work please visit www.luluandiris.com.
P.S Tigerprint wishes Louise much success with the show!
The judges were really excited about this competition (there all women) and loved looking through all the great entries we had. There can only be one winner though and the honour goes to Jean with her entry above.
The judges felt that Jean demonstrated a fab and beautiful illustration style that we do not currently have in the Tigeprint studio. They felt it fit the brief perfectly as it is stylish and simple yet striking. Well done Jean!
This entry demonstrated a lovely balance of colour with great editorial and typography. Very stylish!
Well done to our winner Jean and all of our winners up and a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. The next competition will be launched today, Christmas Food Photography so keep an eye out for the brief on the competition page.