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Ladybird by Design

Books, Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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The House of Illustration is quickly becoming one of my favourite galleries in London, they have an amazing programme of talks and there always seems to be something interesting happening there. I recently went to visit ‘Ladybird by Design’, a touring exhibition from De La Warr Pavilion, co-curated by Lawrence Zeegen and Jane Won with graphic design by Fraser Muggeridge Sudio. For over 100 years, Ladybird books…

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MADE London

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With October comes MADE London, the Design and Craft Fair that has become one of the best platforms for contemporary designer / makers in Europe. From  ceramicists, silversmiths, wood workers and mosaic artists to textile designers, furniture makers, glass blowers and many more are all showcased throughout the fair. MADE London takes place at One Marylebone, a stunning Sir John Soane Church in central London. This year I am very excited…

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London Art Book Fair 2015

Events, Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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I have always looked at September with excitement not because it marks the end of the summer but because everything begins with it. And the first big event of the month is, of course, the London Art Book Fair (I blogged about the 2011 edition here). As expected, the Whitechapel Gallery was absolutely packed. People happily browsing and chatting to the makers and publishers manning the…

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Riviera Style at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Exhibitions Mina 2 min read
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I had been looking forward to the Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear since 1900 at the Fashion and Textile Museum for quite a while and I finally had the chance to attend before it closed on September 13th. Based on the buzzing Bermondsey Street and directly opposite the new White Cube gallery, the Fashion Museum building (painted in shades of bright orange and pink) is impossible to…

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Comedy Carpet Cut-Offs at Jealous Gallery

Exhibitions Mina 1 min read
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I’ve been planning a trip to Blackpool to see The Comedy Carpet for years, a typographic homage to over 1000 comedians and also Europe’s largest pieces of public artwork. Artist Gordon Young and Why Not Associates produced all the letters (some ranging up to 1m long!) in a dedicated factory, creating literally tonnes of beautiful typographic off-cuts. Some of these have been lovingly selected by the curators at…

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Terence Conran at the Design Museum: Good Design For All

Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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I went to the Terence Conran exhibition at the Design Museum with Vivi the other day and can’t recommend it enough. The tiny main gallery seemed to have multiplied with the clever distribution (by Conran Studio themselves, eh) and the playful display type was fun and related to the importance of craft and tools in Conran’s practice – Watch out for the massive cabinet packed full…

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The London Art Book Fair 2011

Events, Exhibitions Mina 6 min read
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The London Art Book Fair at The Whitechapel Gallery is one of my favourite book fairs and I’m glad I actually managed to book some lectures before they sold out this year. I attended ‘Artists Reimagine the Classics’ with John Morgan and other designers and artists discussing their work for Four Corners and a conversation between James Brett, founder of The Museum of Everything, and Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief curator…