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May 23, 2011 - 2 comments


Jeremyville creates and posts one Community Service Announcement a day from his New York studio - sweet, insightful thoughts about the important things in life. The childlike illustrations and innocent but universal statements can't help but make you smile and reflect.

Stay up to date on his facebook page, purchase limited edition prints and peruse other projects on his website.

April 14, 2011 - No Comments!


In amongst the mountains of tat inspired by the upcoming royal nuptials it's nice to see something with a little taste. Behold! is a bold circus style screenprint by James Brown in the union jack colours of red, white and blue. Available from Keep Calm Gallery.

November 8, 2010 - 3 comments

The Hastings Moth Project

A friend sent me a link to this new 'Clean Art' project currently adding a little life to the dirty walls of Hastings town. Created by applying a stencil then pressure washing over it in a kind of reverse graffiti, these stylised geometric moths (all native to the area) are left behind. Take a look at The Hastings Moth Project by zeroh in more detail here.

October 19, 2010 - 2 comments


Walking along the Thames a few of weekends ago I stumbled upon Bargehouse, drawn to its textured warehouse facade covered in type and neon tubes.

That weekend it was host to Designersblock - part of the London Design Festival showcasing over 100 designers on 5 floors. Here are a few of the things that caught my eye...

Peter Ibruegger's moustache and bow-tie mugs and glasses:

Brick Habitats - modular birdhouses, birdbaths and planters to to encourage mini ecosystems in the city. By Chooi-leng Tan:

Flock felt wall tiles in bold colours by Hive:

4th Monkey light by Kandabi. You've heard of "See no Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil", but what about "Do No Evil"? This '4th monkey' is represented here by the strategically placed bulb:

Sea urchin inspired bone china Cel lights by Brighton based Ulrika Jarl:

A Ghost of a Chair - an eerie and beautiful polyester piece by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers:

My favourite exhibit - Make Your Mark by YOLO. Dozens of pencils hung suspended from the ceiling by helium filled black balloons. Visitors were encouraged to pick one and draw upon the undulating gridded paper below:

[pullquote author="YOLO"] The pencil is used as a metaphor for a person's life.
One pencil. One life.
Surreal yet serenely blissful, the floating pencils represent lives detached, potential unrealised and dreams suspended. Our exhibit explores the tension of indecisions that lure us from leaving a trace on life’s canvas. All of us have a legacy to leave on the canvas of life, let us make a mark.
You only live once. Make it count.[/pullquote]

Nice to come across a new venue filled with so many inspiring exhibits.