Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A couple of things...

That I'm really keen on checking out in London town are The Print Club shop on Brick Lane which opened in December. There are prints from 40 artists including Mr Bingo, James Joyce, Jamie Reid, Ryan Todd, Pure Evil, Eine, Serge Seidlitz, Si Scott, Gary Taxali and Sarah King. 



I've spent most of the holiday period so far sorting through loads of old lead type in order to get my Letterpress up and running for 2011! So I though it would be rude of me not to check out Reverting to Type at Standpoint Gallery to check out what I'm up against! The exhibition is curated by Graham Bignell of The New North Press and graphic designer Richard Ardagh and features practitioners from all over to world. Lovely!







Friday, 24 December 2010

Bundles of happiness!

Merry Christmas everyone - see you in the new year! 
Love Paper Heart xxx




Friday, 17 December 2010

Thanks for the free day off!

Got to get me one of these royal memorial plates available from KK Outlet from January 15th- looking forward to the 4 day bender!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Stoke Newington Christmas market!

Hello peeps, just to let you know that Paper Heart will be selling some tasty treats at one more Christmas market - this Sunday 19th Dec at Stoke Newington Town Hall . Its free entry so come on down!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The 2011 Mighty Moustache Calendar

Dun Dun Dun....The 2011 Mighty Moustache Calendar is here...'Hoorah' I hear you say. 

Hand made and screen printed on A5 GF Smith colorplan stone. For wholesale enquires please contact me at nickerbox@gmail.com

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wonder Hill High Market

Paper Heart will be selling some more treats this Saturday 4th December at Wonder Hill High Market at The Boogaloo in Highgate. Hope to see you all there xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Amusing Art

I trekked down to the Tate Modern yesterday in the snow - which wasn't really as difficult as it sounds. By far my favourite artist was David Shrigley, I love his twisted humour - a perfect example of how art doesn't have to be taken so seriously.











Friday, 26 November 2010

Paper Heart or BUST!

I'm getting excited now, only two days to go till Craftacular this Sunday.






Here's a little taster of what to expect:



SHOP, DANCE, CRAFT and MAKE MERRY!

As well as 70 stalls of the hottest handmade wares, there’ll be DJs, cake, booze and craft workshops galore. Check out this little lot to be sure not to miss out!

12.00PM: 100 FREE GOODIE BAGS for early birds! The amazing tote bags ¬– two different designs from Prick Your Finger and Etsy – are stuffed full of discounts, brooches, magazines and crafty bits.

1.00PM: CROCHET A MOUSTACHE! Louise from the amazing knitting shop Prick Your Finger teaches those with basic crochet skills how to make a cosy ‘tache!

3.00PM: watch a pro show you HOW TO SEW! Rosie of DIY couture plugs in her sewing machine to demonstrate how to make a pleated skirt.

4.00PM: get your POM_POM ON! Craft writer Perri Lewis shares her MAKE AND DO skills to turn a bag full of Rowan wool into on-trend wooly accessories.

4.00PM: ETSY draw their special raffle. The prize: a £100 SHOPPING SPREE to go wild in the Craftacular aisles.

6.00PM: CRAFTER PARTY! Nip round the corner for drinks at Viajante bar in the Town Hall Hotel. Be sure to pick up the day’s programme to claim a boozy discount!

DON’T MISS * DJs and drinks all day * The Make Lounge Christmas-bauble-painting workshop * Tatty Devine on top of the Christmas tree * A Stitch and Tell patchwork sew-along by Fabrications * Tea, cake and soup at the Pop-Up Teashop by Buttercupcakes * The latest issue of BUST magazine with cover girl Sofia Coppola * Plus, don’t forget to sign up for the FREE BUST RAFFLE for the chance to win yet more tasty treats *

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BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular, Sunday November 28, 12.00pm to 6.00pm, at York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Write a bike

How cool are these Write a Bikes? Designed by Swiss Designer Juri Zaech who is finding a way to produce a prototype - hurry up, I want one!




Sunday, 21 November 2010

Nice piece of toast!



*Please note that no toast was harmed during the making of this video

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

This about sums up today...

These limited edition screen prints, printed with metallic gold ink are available at Keep Calm Gallery and designed by Illustrator and type designer Seb Lester.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Impressive Print

Graphic designer Kerr Vernon has just finished his dream design brief for printers Glasgow Press to promote the different letterpress services they have available. Mine's in the post!





Bespoke Hearts

Get your Bespoke Hearts from my Etsy shop...
Bespoke Heart A3 print and set of 6 post cards
Bespoke Heart tote bag and tea towel
Bespoke Heart set

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Just my type

Anyone who has any interest in Typography should buy Simon Garfield's book 'Just My Type'. It's filled with fascinating facts about the typefaces we all know and love as well as the history and how they were created. Who knew that Eric Gill the creator of Gill Sans had intercourse with his dog as a sexual experiment...fascinating!


The inside sleeve has a periodic table of Typefaces determined by six web surveys including: 100 Best Fonts of All Time; Paul Shaw's Top 100 Types; 21 Most Used Fonts by Professional Designers; Top 7 Fonts Used by Proffessionals in Graphic Design; 30 Fonts that ALL Designers Must Know & Should Own; and Typefaces no one gets fired for using. Can be purchased from Scribble on Everything.




Tuesday, 26 October 2010

OIL & WATER DO NOT MIX

Anthony Burrill has teamed up up with Happiness Brussels to design and print these lovely creations, screen printed using oil from the Gulf of Mexico. They are €150 each and all proceeds go to the CRCL(Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana). I want one!

OIL & WATER DO NOT MIX from Happiness Brussels on Vimeo.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

BUST Christmas Craftacular 2010!

Great news everyone, Paper Heart will have a stall with lots of paper treats at this year's BUST Christmas Craftacular on 28th November 2010 (12 - 6pm). See you all there!!



New stuff!

I was pretty busy last week printing a load of Bespoke Hearts but I managed to found the time to print a Christmas card and the 'London Man' print! They're both hand printed limited editions, printed onto 100% recycled paper.

If you feel the desire to make them your own, you can go to my Etsy shop to purchase.
'All I want for Christmas' card
A4 'LONDON MAN' print





Sunday, 17 October 2010

Vanishing Point

I popped in to see a friend Ivan Black's exhibition on Friday night and took some pics of his amazing works. He uses unique kinetic mechanisms to create geometrical forms that move once energy is introduced. 


I even made a very short film so you can see the sculptures in their true form...


video

My model Jason out front the exhibtion
Turbine & Yang
Serpentine & Yang(with model Sally)
Square Wave
Ellipsoid & Unkown
Orange Loops
Kinetic Array & some more models
Kinetic Array