We just framed this rather sweet set of prints by Bold&Noble for a showcase at Twycross Zoo, who are planning on opening a contemporary gallery space. Sounds like a great idea and hopefully a really interesting upcoming program of exhibitions, it would be easy to go pretty obvious with a zoo gallery but if these prints are anything to go by it has potential to be a really interesting space.
Archive for January, 2011
New year, new VAT! We’ve been busy framing lots of new stock for the gallery, we’ve started to invest in some nice classic and vintage prints to compliment the illustration we’ve been promoting over the years. These are all a little more affordable than some of the limited prints we regularly stock so you can still get some great pieces on your wall for your budget in this present economy. We’ve got some vintage adverts, B-movie posters, propaganda posters, music/rock prints as well as a few classic pop art and japanese woodblock illustration prints to name a few.
Here’s a few Pictures of our premises, we have 2 large well stocked workshops and our front of house gallery space. As you can see we have a large array of frame samples for you to choose from and we are constantly getting new prints and bits and peices in the gallery, why not come visit us.
I was lucky enough to attend the Fame Festival in Grottaglie, Italy last year, an amazing yearly International street art exhibition that takes over the whole town. I went with Lucy Mclaughlan and the Beat 13 gang who have been a regular contributers to this event, even ended up helping hang some of the exhibition. The festival is organised through the great independent screen print studio chromie, Needless to say on my return I ended up framing a few pieces that were produced as part of the event by a selection of renowned artists and illustrators, such as Blu, Eric the dog, Dave Kinsey and JR. Here’s some pics of the amazing work we framed, including an incredible 31 colour screenprint by Dalek.
Here’s a little film i made of our adventure, featuring some of the street pieces.
And this is an animation done by the incredibly talented Blu, made in an abandoned monestary in Grottaglie, during a previous years festival.
Last year we framed some work by respected local photographers for the grand opening show of the newly refurbished Midlands Arts Centre, in Birmingham. A fantastic cultural space in the grounds of Canon Hill park, if you don’t know it i recommend a visit, nice new theatre and exhibition space too.
We do a lot of framing for this prestigious rock photography gallery in central London. This was one of my favorite shows we framed for them, the photography of Simon Larbalestier, who was responsible for the Pixies seminal album covers and sleeve artwork, also a great body of his personal work, beautiful.
Incase you’ve visited and wondered, yes the sight has been pretty basic for a while and we lost a lot of content and information due to some virus/hacking trouble! (Thanks WordPress!?) We’re all update and secure again now and will be adding lots of new content and information. We’ve also just set up a Facebook page where you can follow us for news and interesting fun things in the world of framing.