Sunday, 26 December 2010

Snow Friends

Even in Ravenscourt Park there was enough snow to get (very) excited about!
We are also excited about seeing the lovely people at Selvedge featuring our silk neckerchief on their blog for the first day of Christmas.

Happy Boxing Day...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Big Book Sculptures

Imagine my delight as walking down Bond Street I was stopped in my tracks by these gorgeous Su Blackwell book sculptures in Nicole Farhi's window. A real treat - and such a sophisticated and tasteful window display.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Reverting to Type

What a great title for an exhibition celebrating letterpress - and its recent resurgence. Our daughter Polly worked with Graham Bignell in the summer and produced some really delightful hand set pieces.

The New North Press are hosting their, and I quote, "very own typographic extravaganza! Curated by Graham Bignell & Richard Ardagh, Reverting to Type will showcase the work of twenty contemporary letterpress practitioners from around the world, contributions from three leading art colleges and the first eight in an ongoing series of prints with especially invited collaborators."

The exhibition details: 10th–24th Dec 2010 and 4th–22nd Jan 2011
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD
Open daily 10AM–6PM

Reverting to Type from Lima Charlie on Vimeo.

Monday, 6 December 2010

A Fair wind behind us....

Well, the Selvedge Christmas Fair was lovely, despite the doubts everyone had had about it actually happening! The stalls were stacked with gorgeous things and there was a steady build of customers through the day.
Our first silk square was highly admired and the partridge looked magnificent on the scarves, posters and bags. We also had three calico proofs across the front of the stall.
Daughter Polly worked on the stall all day with us until she went off to make an Oilskin bag with Merchant & Mills. What a success! The bag is gorgeous and she is so very proud of her achievement.