Friday, 17 June 2011

Manchester Degree Show 2011

Don't miss the array of artistic talent on show this Saturday 18th - Wednesday 22nd July at Manchester Metropolitan University's Degree Show 2011, where art & design students display their final year achievements. It promises to be a creative melting pot of everything from embroidery and fashion to fine art painting and photography. You never know, you might spot the next big thing!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Super Duper Fair 2011

If you're a crafty maker from the North West then listen up! The Super Duper Fair showcases handmade and vintage pieces and will take place on Saturday 19th November 2011 in the Floral Hall of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool town centre. If you have some handmade gems that you would like to sell, just visit The Super Duper Fair blog or email Kerry Hunt at to find out how to apply for a stall. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st July.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Seeing the world through abstract eyes

Stephen Crowhursts illustration caught my eye a fair few weeks ago, so I thought it was high time I introduced his work to you. Seeing the world through abstract eyes he creates punchy images, combining linear marks and geometric shapes to great effect. His colour palette is strong and vibrant, demanding your attention and his aesthetic is playful. His work has appeared on everything from fashion to posters, and serves as inspiration as to the many applications your work can have. For all you print makers out there, this bold style lends itself beautifully and echoes the deceptively simple yet effective Scandinavian print style.