Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Here's some lovely screen prints from Susie Q and the owls, which I think would be a great band name as well, should she ever want to diversify. Here's what she has to say :-

"Susie Wright aka 'Susie Q and the Owls', works across multiple disciplines, from screen-printing to typography to 3D. Her Scottish heritage has greatly influenced her as an illustrator, with landscapes, animals and plants featuring heavily in her body of work: 'I see it as a way of being closer to the landscapes in the highlands, which I experienced so much growing up'. Whilst she is inspired by the abundance of creativity she's stumbled across in London and the contrast 'between the built up environment of London life and the sparseness of buildings and people in the highlands', she refers to her drawings as a 'coping mechanism' for being so far away from home."

Tuesday, 28 April 2009


This work by Richard Woods is like a dream - it's colourful, hyper real cartoon images placed into domestic settings. Imagine living with floor boards in black outlines and bright blinging colours that pinging out at you as get out of bed in the morning. The fact that this work manages to cross several boundaries makes it even more intriguing. The sideboard below is a collaboration with Sebastian Wrong for established & sons. However Woods has also existed in artworld, showing in galleries for many years now. The most recent work is part of "The Nature Show" at Rubenstein gallery in New York until May 23rd. I'm not sure I could live in Woods world but it's extremely refreshing to visit and be bould over by it's pinging colour.

Monday, 20 April 2009

OMEGA wallpaper

I had a fantastic heads-up email from Keith at Absolute Zero Degrees about their newly commissioned wallpaper from the Courtauld Gallery. They have created a wallpaper based on the Omega workshop. The offical information is below but I just wanted to say it's another example of the  inspirational work created by the guys at Absolute Zero Degrees! It also reminds me of the fantastic day I spent at Charleston House last summer.
OMEGA wallpaper
A specially commissioned wallpaper designed by Absolute Zero Degrees inspired by the work of the Omega Workshops to commemorate the Courtauld Gallery exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19 which runs from 18 June to 20 September 2009.
Available in the colourway shown
52cm x 10m roll £49.95
Printed with waterbased inks in the UK on paper from sustained and certified forests.
Available exclusively from The Courtauld Gallery shop.

Friday, 10 April 2009


Paul Willoughby

"Paul graduated from Loughborough in 2001 with a 2:2 in Illustration. After an impressive run on job seekers allowance he began illustrating for Adrenalin magazine. On the strength of that work they gave him some commissions for their sister magazine, a golf magazine called Bogey. Then on the strength of that work he got to illustrate some covers for the Guardian’s review section. It all grew from there!"

What a great list of inspiration and influences he has:- "Polish poster design, early Milton Glaser drawings, Saul Bass, Cuban poster art, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, Roger Ballen, Geoff McFetridge, David Hughes, Japanese woodblock prints, Hokusai, old photographs, Paper textures, Seymor Chwast, William Eggleston, Robert Crumb, Egon Schiele, David Hockney, Alan Cober, Eduardo Paolozzi, Kew Gardens, Terence Malick, knackered old craft books, Kurosawa, Manga, cake, Lomo’s"

Thursday, 9 April 2009


This is work from a France based Wallpaper company WALLPAPERS BY ARTISTS - I can't resist the sausage dog print !

"Wallpapers by Artists was created in 2006 with a mind to offer an original collection of high quality wallpapers open to widely different creations and providing contemporary artists with a privileged scene. If you are a collector or an art-lover, you may now acquire a multiple, original, made-to-measure artwork. The offered rolls of wallpaper all have the same size of 21.2 inches by 30 feet (or 53 cm by 10 meters). They are printed and figured in a traditional workshop. Each creation is a limited series."

Monday, 6 April 2009


Here's some great work by Karolin Schnoor (not just because there's pigeons!)

This is a really nice project, where Karolin Schnoor has illustrated Beatles songs to go with the records called "Guess the Beatles Songs".