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Our 4th theme: Read

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Toothpicker

Charlene's initial draft of the home page
 
The initial idea of selling art books and zines emerged about 2 years ago, stemming from my passion for printed matters and reading. Having launched three themes focusing solely on products, it seems like a change of direction to sell books, magazines and zines. Yet I [...]

This post was posted in Business, Graphics & illustrations, Read & write, Designers at work, Publishing, illustrated books & zines and was tagged with business, illustrations, illustrated books & zines, publishing, magazines


Mr Men & Little Misses' mini museum

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Toothpicker

 
It is hard to believe that Mr Men & Little Misses are 45 years old! Created by writer and illustrator Roger Hargreaves for his young son, Adam, the series has become an international cultural phenonmenon since its launch more than four decades ago. Adam took over the reins of the Mr Men [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Graphics & illustrations, Read & write, British heritage and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, graphic design, heritage, illustrations, Mr Men, cartoons


New designers Part II 2016

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Toothpicker

 
Top: Northumbria university's crafted interactive products; Bottom left: Leon lighting by Lewis Power; Bottom right: Kaelin Rose Newton's CitySprout
 
This year's New Designers show Part II was probably the best that I have been to in recent years. Overall the standard was very high, and I think it was more exciting than [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Eco designs, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, eco designs, British design, New designers, illustrations


Live animation workshop with The Paper cinema

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Toothpicker

The Paper cinema at work
 
As a fan of paper, puppetry and animation, I was feeling quite ecstatic when I found out about a one-day live animation workshop with The Paper cinema at the Little Angel Theatre in Islington.
Famed for their charming 'Odyssey' show premiered in 2012, The Paper Cinema was founded in [...]

This post was posted in London, Graphics & illustrations, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, illustrations, theatre, The Paper Cinema


New Designers 2015 (Part 2)

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
A delayed entry on the New Designers 2015, the annual design graduation show that took place on 6th-9th July at the Islington Business centre. As usual, it was a fantastic opportunity to spot new talents and meet them in person. Here are just some of the highlights from the Part 2 of [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Eco designs, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Contemporary crafts, Design and was tagged with London, British design, contemporary crafts, New designers, illustrations


Shopping in Lisbon

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

Window of a wine shop in Lisbon
 
Shopping in Lisbon is fun because there are many independent shops including vintage and traditional shops that are disappearing fast in London. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to shop, but I did manage to visit a few 'essential' shopping destinations and stumbled across [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Design, Vintage, Lisbon, Portuguese design and was tagged with shopping, Letterpress, illustrations, Shopping guide, vintage shopping, Lisbon, portuguese design


Art bookbenches in London

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford; Bottom: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories by Valerie Osment
 
If you have been out and about in London this summer, then you are bound to have come across one of the bookbenches somewhere in the city. There are 50 different benches [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Read & write and was tagged with London, books, illustrations, British art, outdoor art installations, Art benches


LCC show & New Blood exhibition

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Toothpicker

 London College of Communications' Summer Show
 
This summer has been busier than ever, which means I have not had much time to write... this entry is another review of two summer graduation shows in London: London College of Communications and D & AD New Blood.
My friend, Seonyoung Song who studied Book Arts at the [...]

This post was posted in London, Packaging, British designs, Paper craft, Graphics & illustrations, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, design show, Packaging, paper craft, graphic design, British design, illustrations


Japanese cultural events in London

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Toothpicker

Being one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world, it is easy to find different arts and cultural events in London including many Asian-related ones.
Since June I have attended several Japanese cultural events which offer a glimpse of the past, current and future arts scene in Japan. As someone [...]

This post was posted in London, Talks, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Anything Japanese, Theatre & performance art, Japanese art and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, talks, graphic design, Japanese art, illustrations, theatre


AOI Illustration Awards 2013

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Toothpicker

 Bottom left & right Russell Cobb for Lower Mill Estate: Summer and Autumn
 
I often feel that illustrations or illustrators are 'undervalued', perhpas due to its ambiguous nature... somewhere between art and graphic design, it is somewhat overlooked by people outside and sometimes even inside the industry. When I used to work in advertising [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Street art & graffiti, Graphics & illustrations and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, graffiti/ street art, illustrations


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