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The man who does the really really large photographs is back in town, with a show of his latest pieces at the White Cube in Piccadilly, and a few more round the corner at Monika Spruth Philomene Magers (catchy name eh?). We particularly liked the stunning series of theatrical shots of Formula 1 pit teams, […]
Great little piece in this weekend’s Guardian: Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ We challenged some contemporary authors to be equally economical. Read the responses here.
Just wanted to flag up a great little article over on the AIGA website, by illustrator Ross MacDonald, about the masochistic pleasures of creating letterpress work. He’s got stacks of great work over on his own site too. (Though the image above is one of our own – we just got a new macro lens, […]
There’s a huge amount of incredible work being produced by designer-makers these days, but it can sometimes be tricky tracking it down. And if you’re one of those designer-makers, it can be equally problematic finding somewhere to sell your stuff. No more. Bouf is a rather wonderful design superboutique stocking work by designer-makers. It’s full […]
Peter Crumb is a man whose life has been derailed by a single, devastating act of violence in his past. Now, in what he intends to be his last week on earth, he is determined to leave his mark upon humanity – randomly, unjustly, with infinite attention to detail. And Monday means murder… We posted […]
Having played around with some old stencils recently, we just picked this Rotring stencil up from our stationery supplier, and couldn’t resist taking some pics when we saw the shadow it was throwing in our studio in the midday sun.
Alistair recently bought a book he knew nothing about. Here’s his step-by-step account of what happened to make him do it: “I was heading to Borders to look for a magazine, and some posters in the window of Foyles caught my eye. They were for The Raw Shark Texts, the debut novel from Steven Hall. […]
We picked this box up on Ebay a while back. It’s a set of interlocking brass stencils, called The Vicsten Box. Each individual stencil has a folded edge front and back, so that you can connect them together. Other than that it’s British Made, and rather groovy, we know almost nothing about it – so […]
In reply to Charlie’s comment on the post below, here are a couple more tasty poster sites from stateside. The first is Patent Pending Industries, who have a fine selection of rather beautiful prints, and are based in Seattle, which the older members of our readership may remember was once the centre of the world. […]
Never been to Minneapolis, but we’ve heard it gets damn cold there in winter. However, we’re tempted to visit just to go and check out Aesthetic Apparatus, a design studio creating deeply delicious band posters, prints and other bits of assorted yumminess. There are a stack that you can buy; and they’ll ship to the […]
Tomorrow evening (Thursday 8 March 2007) down at Butlers Wharf (next to Tower Bridge) Greenpeace are hosting a special music performance on their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, as a peaceful protest against renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear programme. Damon Albarn and Brian Eno have put a bit of music together, with Massive Attack’s Robert Del […]
We’ve got a fair selection of design organisations in the UK, including D&AD (Designers and Art Directors), The Design Council and The Chartered Society of Designers, amongst others. However, a quick look at the redesigned AIGA website can leave you feeling more than a little jealous. The AIGA is the American Institute of Graphic Arts, […]
It’s zipped by in the blink of an eye, but today the We Made This blog is one year old. And we’ve come a long way baby. 18,367 page views (according to Technorati), and links from 45 blogs so far, including the rather wonderful Dan Germain, Tantramar, Ace Jet 170 and Swiss Miss. We’ve got […]
We spend around 36% of our lives on them (possibly… we may have made that up), but we don’t always give them the respect, love and affection they deserve. However, our friends over at Sense Worldwide are righting that particular wrong with the publication of their excellent new book, I Love My Chair. It’s available […]
One of the things about living in London is that you’ve got to get out there and use the city as much as you can. Otherwise there’s not much point putting up with the inflated prices, the crowds, the dirt, and the transport system. Fortunately, there’s a thousand different things to do every day. Unfortunately, […]