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:


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.