Wednesday, 30 November 2011

F&F at the British Library

Just had word from F&F towers that the British Library have requested some copies of their releases for its archive. This is probably an everyday thing that happens automatically but it's really nice to know that a copy of the designs done by Pika Pika and those I have done myself will be kept for posterity, as well as some great music! If you fancy some for yourself then there are a few left at the F&F, shop pop over and get your self a pre Christmas treat!

The Artist

I finally got into gear and went to the cinema last night to see The Artist, I have been looking forward to this sine I came across the poster in the street but i never thought it would be as rich and as well executed as it was. 

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Steve's sister

I know the death of Steve Jobs is a well told story now and has been covered but I recently came across this really touching piece written by his sister for the opinion pages of the New York Times. It cuts through the tsunami of hyperbole and myth building that was so evident in the rolling news footage, the prepared politicians statements and the endless news features that followed his death. This piece makes him human again. What ever your opinions on the guy I recommend reading it.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Berlin Bound

I'm off to Berlin tomorrow for a long weekend. Anyone got any recommendations of where to go, what to do, who to see? Please leave a comment with all your favourite places!

Béatrice Coron at TED

Just came across this short video of French paper cut artist Béatrice Coron talking about her work at TED. Well worth a watch!

Mapped Out

Clare Brewster, The Harbingers. paper cut map
I  recently upgraded the software on my iphone, and it asked me if I wanted to activate location services, normally I'm on automatic when this sort of stuff takes place; I click the shiny button and don't think anything more of it but this made me stop and ask myself if

Monday, 7 November 2011

Front & Follow Profile

Just came across this interesting piece on Manchester's Front & Follow label by 4O5.

It's a really interesting read and shows how interesting music is funded by passion and not big bucks! I have only one thing to add and that is the the first 'patch' sleeves were the collective work of Pika Pika.

Friday, 4 November 2011

2012 Artists Posters

The London Olympics committee have just unveiled  a series of posters created by some of the UK's top artists. These are very much in same spirit as the commissions handed out by London Underground to get people to travel on the tube. Some work really well,

Halloween Happening

Ah what says Happy Halloween more than a pirate penguin and pumpkin walrus! Well if you were at the Arctic Circle Halloween bash at the Westminster Library in London you would have seen pirate penguins mixing with foxy counts all to the sounds of The Miserable Rich, The Real Tuesday Weld and Alabaster Deplume

Friday Photo

Papie, Versailles 2007