Chirp chirp! In a long-awaited merger the Artypeeps network is now part of The Curved House, a creative agency working primarily for publishers and authors. Please visit www.thecurvedhouse.com to find out more.
This blog will shortly migrate to The Curved House but we will continue to have our twice-yearly Artypeeps drinks nights and will keep the network active through Facebook.
Thank you to all of the Artypeeps crew who have supported the various endeavors and made our network the special little community that it is.
Ahoy peeps! Those of you in the Artypeeps Facebook network will know that we have almost 900 Facebook friends all around the world. We want to get our network up into the thousands so we’ve now started a fan page. We’ll be profiling some of our favourite designers, illustrators, artists and other wonderful creatives on this new page. We’ll also be handpicking fans of our page to profile their work so we need to see lots of talented peeps liking the page!
Visit the new Artypeeps Fan Page, click ‘LIKE’ and then spread the word to all your friends. Thanks!
Posted in art, artists books, artypeeps, book arts, book design, book publishing, bookbinding, design, digital publishing, editorial, illustration, limited editions, Our Work, rare, special and especially rare books, Typography
Redchurch Street, one of East London’s up-and-coming streets, is home to many emerging arty enterprises including the Gallery in Redchurch Street. This week the gallery housed a show by 7 artists from the Cambridge School of Art. Shows at self-hire galleries can sometimes be a little dubious but this exhibition caught my attention because the caliber of all the work was so high. (It helped, too, that Jane Bradley’s wonderful embroidered artist’s book was just inside the front door… like a moth to a flame, I was.) Further inside, Robert Good’s bookcase portraits were a wonderful example of how aesthetically pleasing a good bookshelf can be, while artist Matthew Wilson managed to make a bunch of abject objects (medical equipment) into beautiful, graceful installations. The show was a brief one-week stint but here are some images from the artists and you can get in touch with any of them via their website.
Posted in art, artists books, rare, special and especially rare books
Tagged anji jackson-main, art, artists, e2, east london, if not now whenever, jane bradley, josepa munoz, Lexa Drysdale, london, matthew wilson, nisar momin, patsy rathbone, redchurch street, robert good, the gallery in redchurch street, uk
This weekend is one of the most exciting events on the artists book calendar – The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery. Those with an interest in high-end art books (ie. the most beautiful of beautiful reproductions), wonderfully handcrafted artists’ books and anything to do with the book as art will not be disappointed. There are also a couple of events on digital media and art publishing including a 4pm session on Saturday called Turning the virtual page: The digital future of art publishing A few of the Artypeeps crew will be there on the Friday and Saturday so come along and enjoy the book for reasons other than words!
See the full London Art Book Fair programme here and remember to pre-book your tickets, even to the free events.
Posted in art, artists books, book arts, book design, book publishing, design, digital publishing
Tagged artists books, livre d'artist, london, london art book fair, whitechapel gallery
The talented Christopher Wilson (aka Oberphones) has been busy in his Sheffield studio recently, producing some hot hot hot vinyl covers for German record label Vinyl On Demand. The above image is the vinyl cover design for artist Club Moral who describe themselves as “focused on the presentation of art and live events of an extreme nature”. Chris says they make Throbbing Gristle look like The Saturdays. I say they’ll all be deaf by the age of 55. But hey, they’ll still have these sexy vinyl boxes to look at and ya don’t need ears for that. We asked Chris how he achieved the archival-style aesthetic: “Much of the type on the records is xeroxed until it degrades (as per the “1981–1986″ here), then rescanned.” Nice work, we like. See more from Chris/Oberphones here…
Posted in art, design, Misc
Tagged Anne-Mie Van, art, Christopher Wilson, club moral, Danny Devos, german record label, Oberphones, vinyl, vinyl cover design