It’s a brand new week and we have a brand new ‘Artist At Home’ for you all! We caught up with Adam Bridgland to see what he’s been getting up to during lockdown, scroll down for the Q + A…
Look At The Sky by Adam Bridgland
Edition of 50, £95
My name is Adam Bridgland and I am an artist based in Cambridgeshire. During the lockdown I have been working in our home studio, named The Hide as its design was influenced by bird hides. It is a space I share with my wife, artist Lucy Gough, and my two boys, based at the top of the garden that looks across the allotments and on to Angelsey Abbey.
Every Town Is Full Of Interest, 2020
One-Off Original Piece
It has been a strangely liberating experience working in the home studio, much of my time before was spent travelling between Cambridge and London. I have spent much of time trying to take stock of the work I had made over the last year. April was supposed to see the opening of my first solo show for 2 years. As with many of my solo exhibitions they are a full stop to a body of work. With that taken away it has been interesting to have more time to access this work and then start to think about the next chapter. I have also been reevaluating work that has sat in the studio for a little while. Some of the work again through fresh eyes has started new conversations in my practice to then move forward with. With my very simple set up of a board and two screen print claps I have been making simple mono prints and two/three colour prints, really to keep everything ticking over.
I have been working on a number of original enamel and letraset postcard/photographic works as well as a series of painted signs which I go and install in the fenland landscape near my home.
You and I, Me and You, 2020
Edition of 75, £70
Digital archival print with hand finished enamel overlays
Now I Find Poetry In The Strangest Places, 2020
Edition of 75, £70
Digital archival print with hand finished enamel overlays
Beer and nuts, I’m working on my figure!
My football team, both playing and coaching
Follow Me by Matthew Green
Edition of 200, £50
Go and see the sea, cry.
An image by my son Cass (aged 7) rather than me – think it sums up lockdown perfectly.
This week we’ve been speaking with Kim Turkington, you may well already follow her on Instagram (@loveclothblog) well, we’ve been chatting all things home with Kim! Scroll down to check out her scandi-inspired home, her favourite pieces from our online gallery and what she’s been getting up to in lockdown!
Hi, I’m Kim, originally from Northern Ireland, I moved to London about 6 years ago. I work full time as a social media manager and on the side run my blog, Love Cloth. A bit of a visual diary full of fashion, travel and everything in-between.
We recently moved in to a temporary space being renovated by Simon and his family. So it’s very much a work in progress – trying to make it feel as homely as possible. It’s been amazing to see the space change and evolve. We filled it with all our own furniture alongside building a make shift temporary kitchen during lock down.
Simon and I have quite similar style (thankfully) when it comes to interiors. We love natural fabrics and textures. Contemporary but not too minimal, taking elements from Industrial and Scandinavian design.
The most treasured pieces are the photos around the house. I love photography and capturing memories and these always make a place feel like home.
I’m a sucker for breakfast out with a great coffee followed my exploring London and meeting up with friends
I think it’s a classic, however I’m not sure we have any print in the house.
I love photography and have always had an interested in Guy Bourdin. I have also been looking at lots of Slim Aarons photography lately, I guess living vicariously through his summer vibes.
Some how filling my days with a lot of faffing around the house but also trying to get creative with my instagram @loveclothblog – Finding new ways to share content in lock down is new as I’m usually shooting out and about in London. Not forgetting the usual, lots of baking.
It’s taken us a while to build our style and it continues to change… We are trying to invest more in quality timeless pieces that will last, adaptable to new spaces as we move on.
Tight Around The Waist by Alexandria Coe
Edition of 25, £95
I’m a sucker for a Sunday roast and this weekend we did Mary Berry slow cooked lamb. Weekdays I love to cook from “The Roasting Tin” – so simple but delicious veggie options too.
The Ace by Bonnie & Clyde
Edition of 60, £675
Palm springs Weekender by Lucy Mahon
Edition of 25, £70
Red Nude 02 by Alexandria Coe
One Off Original, £450
Oil Pastel on Cartirdge Paper
My phone. I FaceTime my family most days. It’s been such a great thing to have in lockdown to keep in touch with everyone. Plus the essentials, joggers and a good wine. Ha!
We’ve been chatting to Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle influencer Sophie Hannah all about her home renovations! Over the past 18 months Sophie has put a lot of creative energy into making a mark on her home! Scroll down to read the Q + A and also, check out Sophie’s amazing home!
I’m Sophie Hannah – a Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger who changes her hair colour every month. I love experimenting with makeup and my style and for the last 18 months I have been able to put my creativity into my home.
I’d say my house was difficult to sum up overall as each room is so different. Some rooms have dark interiors with an eclectic décor and others are focused on pastel colours and beautiful pattern tiles. Overall though the house is super colourful and has a lot of personality. You can tell we love jungle interior vibes though… A lot!
I have a bureau that is probably 20-30 years old. It was my Dads and when he passed away I got to keep some of his possessions and his bureau was one of them. I am actually about to upcycle it and transform it from pine wood to a pastel pink! Stay tuned on @sophiehannahhome for the transformation.
I made an amazing gluten free banana bread the other day during lockdown. I think everyone is baking this, but I thought I’d share in case anyone else is gluten free. You can find the recipe here!
It was definitely a gradual thing; we’d never renovated before. Before we started looking for a renovation project I had been pinning and saving to an Instagram board, inspiration for each room. Some of the rooms are very similar to my ideas at the start, some have definitely developed. I did find it hard being set on a theme/idea for a room and then seeing more inspiration online and then swaying with ideas mid renovation! It’s so hard to make those final decisions.
Definitely homeware shopping, a girls night out and a pub roast dinner on a Sunday!
I’m actually getting lots of house bits done. The bits you’d usually say you’re going to do at the weekend but never get round to it! Like putting up blinds, up-cycling furniture, putting up wall art and shelves. I’m also doing my own press on nail art at home so my nails are still on fleek for my beauty and fashion videos, I’m baking and working out! I’m also still working which is great. I’m a full time Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle influencer at @sophiehannah if anyone wants to come and say hi.
This is so hard! I can’t pick so I’m going to name a few homeware designers I love right now: Silken Favours & Emma J Shipley.
Classic! I love leopard print, it just goes with everything! I’ve got lots of leopard print throughout my house.
Now this is cliché, but my phone and my laptop – it’s been great to still be able to work and video call friends. And…. Oh this is hard to think of a third! My Marshall speaker – sitting in the garden, with the sun shining and blasting summer tunes is getting me through!
Fortune’s Told, Future’s Unfold
Edition of 100, £60
Choose Love by Silken Favours
A Giclee Print
100% of the money from this sale goes to helping the work of Help Refugees.
Print Club Originals, bridging the gap between artist and art collector, making it accessible to purchase one-off original pieces online. We have carefully selected artistic talent, emerging and established to bring you a highly curated selection of art pieces from a small collective of the best contemporary artists around. Like Print Club London our values remain the same, making art accessible to all.
On Thursday 5th December, we’re holding a launch party to celebrate our newest curated collection ‘Originals’. Pop down to our newly refurbished gallery for a first look at brand new, one-off original works from the likes of Alexandria Coe, Ed Burkes, Lucille Moore and Hannah Ludnow and many more!
We’ll be open from 6pm, greeting you with a glass of champagne, start December in style..
Artwork by Alexandria Coe
Artwork by Ed Burkes
Woah, over 3000 of you lovely lot came to our Blisters: Way Back When show to grab yourselves a bargain! If you couldn’t make it down, then have no fear because all the prints are now available online!
Edition of 50, £50
Edition of 50, £50
Edition of 50, £50
Edition of 50, £50
Shop the full collection here!
Did you grab Grazia’s March issue? Well if not, then make sure you grab your copy QUCIK! Because we have been featured and our Director Kate Higginson is talking all about how to choose and hang limited edition art. Featured in the article is our exclusive print ‘Fictional Interior II’ by Charlotte Taylor, interior design by 2LG Studio.
See the article below:
Fictional Interiors II by Charlotte Taylor
Edition of 25 // £90
Here at Print Club we always want to give you the inside scoop, we recently visited the House of Illustration’s latest exhibition of pop artist, social activist and nun, Corita Kent, ‘Power Up’. This is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! The show is filled to the brim with vibrancy, colour and joyousness even though the pieces within the exhibition deal with controversial topics and Corita Kent provided a new perspective on topics such as racism, misogyny and war.
Location: House of Illustration, Kings Cross
Running until 12th May 2019
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5.30pm
Designed by the acclaimed Fraser Muggeridge studio, the exhibition will feature 70 screen prints showing the evolution of Corita’s work.
In the early 1960s she juxtaposed religious texts with advertising slogans, capturing the clamour and commercialism of LA’s post-WWII financial boom. Her 1965 screenprint power up derived from a gasoline advert, while her 1967 work come alive appropriated the iconic Pepsi-Cola slogan as an exuberant affirmation. Corita said of LA, “Up and down the highways we see words…that read almost like contemporary translations of the psalms for us to be singing on our way.” However, her 1964 print in homage to Mary, the juiciest tomato of all, was regarded as sacrilege by the church and banned from being displayed.
In the late 1960s Corita increasingly used art as protest against racism, misogyny, poverty and war. Working within the confines of America’s most conservative diocese, her voice was hugely influential in the country’s anti-authority shift, capturing the spirit of the anti-Vietnam war movement, civil rights movement and feminism. Her 1969 screenprints layered documentary material from Life, Newsweek and Time magazines – Corita’s “contemporary manuals of contemplation” – with song lyrics, poetry and quotes set against psychedelic day-glo colours. These include 1969’s if i, promoting compassion in the face of violence after Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Corita Kent, born Frances Elizabeth Kent and also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an American Roman Catholic religious sister, artist, and educator. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen, also known as serigraphy, pushing back the limitations of the two-dimensional medium by the development of innovative methods. Kent’s emphasis on printing was partially due to her wish for democratic outreach, as she wished for affordable art for the masses.Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.
This Valentines we had the absolute pleasure of being invited down to Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store, to do some live printing with some of their customers. Not only we there with our live printing set up, but we had the lovely Megan Riera adding a personal touch with her hand finished lettering.
Customers were able to print the second layer of the two-layer print, they were then able to choose the name that they would like to be hand finished onto the print by Megan.
Check out all the action below:
If you’re interested in hiring us for your event either on location or at our East London Studio, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
After the success of the Summer Bazaar, Print Club London are bringing you their Xmas fair ’18. The perfect place to pick up unique gifts and hand-made stocking fillers. Spend the day perusing the many makers stands in our print studio while sipping on a FREE mulled wine and getting into the christmas spirit!
You’ll be able to purchase ceramics, zines, prints, t-shirts, greetings cards, weavings and much, much more.
There’s something for everyone and every budget!
Location: Print Club London, E8 2DS
Time: 11 – 5pm
CLICK ATTENDING HERE!
We are extremely excited and honoured to be collaborating with London’s biggest retail destination Oxford Street and its partners to make this Christmas one to remember.
Over the past six months, Print Club London have commissioned artists Paul Thurlby, Lucille Clerc and Elliot Kruszynski to curate three new limited edition screen prints, to be released as a part of the Christmas is Calling Campaign. For ONE night only if you shop in 30 selected stores across Oxford Street and spend over £50 you will be given a FREE artwork. Spend £100 or more to receive one of only 300 numbered and hand signed prints. Get in quick whilst stock is still available.
Date: Thursday 6th December 2018
Time: 5PM Onwards
Location: Oxford Street, W1B 3AG
Originally from Nottingham, Paul is an award-winning illustrator living in London. He was fortunate enough to have had his personal project, Alphabet, published as a children’s book in 2011. Since then he hasn’t looked back.
Paul loves original vintage posters and still has room on his walls for some more (hint, hint).
A London based illustrator and Print Maker. Taking inspiration from the everyday and mundane he always tries to inject some humour and life into even the most boring object. Working on a variety of projects from Children’s books to Wrapping paper to Murals, his work always comes with a smile.
Lucille is a French London based Illustrator. Lucille set up my studio in East London after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design and before, from ENSAAMA in Paris with a DSAA in Visual Communication. Lucille’s work mainly within the field of editorial design and illustration, occasionally also realising interior and exhibition spaces. Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to printing.
Accessorize Adidas Aldo Asics Bershka Calzedonia Debenhams Dune Evans Forever 21 French Connection GAP G-Star RAW Hawes & Curtis Hema HMV Intimissimi JD Sports John Lewis & Partners Jurlique Lipsy Matalan Massimo Dutti Miss Selfridge Monsoon Next Oud Milano Pandora River Island Schuh (200 Oxford St only) Stradivarius Sunglasses Hut Tezenis The Body Shop United Colours of Benetton Wallis Warehouse Whittards
Did you check out the latest issue of You magazine? Well you should of because it featured one of our artists Jonathan Lawes’ piece of art! You can take a peek below…
Unfortunately the print featured is now out of stock but don’t fear you can still get your hands on some of Jonathan’s work!
Yellow + Pink
Edition of 12, £100
We have been blown away by the support for our collaboration with Help Refugees. We are continuing to raise funds for the charity throughout the year so watch this space for more releases and exclusive prints. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our artists, especially Adrian- Florin Ardelean and his team who produced our behind the scenes film showcasing some of our favourite artists creating their ‘Choose Love’ pieces.
Watch below to see Mr Bingo, Rose Stallard, Alexa Coe & Rob Ryan working on their exclusive artworks.
Shop the Choose Love collection here.
Choose Love – Rose Stallard
Edition of 5
Choose Love by Donk
Edition of 2
All proceeds from the sales of the Choose Love prints directly support the incredible work of Help Refugees.
Last year we released our very first book ‘Screen Printing The Ultimate Studio Guide: From Sketchbook To Squeegee.’ There’s 288 pages and it’s filled to brim with screen printing knowledge from the team and artists here at Print Club’s studio! Inside you’ll learn not just how to print but how the pro’s create their work too! Perfect for newbies and advanced printers alike!
To get your hands on a copy of our book ‘Screen Printing The Ultimate Studio Guide: From Sketchbook To Squeegee’ click here!
If launching our very first book wasn’t exciting enough, it is now stocked in The Tate’s Book Shop! So to celebrate we popped down to The Tate for a day of inky fun. We rocked up with our portable printing beds and taught the general public how to print their very own tote bag, featuring illustrations from our book by our Creative Director Rose Stallard!
Check out all the action below:
Our team and equipment can be transported into any location, working with your guests to print posters t-shirts or totes! So if you’re interested in learning more about our live printing events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]
Print Club London and Help Refugees are inviting you to ‘Choose Love’, a fundraising exhibition held at our Dalston studio gallery to raise money in support of the incredible work of Help Refugees. The project will launch with a private event at Somerset House on World Refugee Day and all of the exclusive artworks will be on show for the public at our gallery space.
Exhibition Opening Friday 22nd June 6pm – 8pm
We are honoured to announce our latest collaboration with Help Refugees. Over the last few months artists including The Chapman Brothers, Stanley Donwood, Lauren Baker, Quentin Jones and Mr Bingo, as well as Print Club studio members, have been making their mark on the iconic ‘CHOOSE LOVE’ slogan originally created by Katharine Hamnett in the 1980’s. From print making to collage and photography each artwork is a one off and completely unique in its design. You’ll have the chance to buy exclusive prints from established and upcoming artists with all proceeds going directly to Help Refugees.
We really hope too see you at the exhibition and get your support for such an incredible charity.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Location: Print Club London, 10-28 Millers Junction, London, E8 2DS
Exhibition opening times:
Private View Friday 22nd 6pm -8pm
Tuesday 26th 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 27th 10am – 5pm
Thursday 28th 1oam – 5pm
Friday 29th 10am – 5pm
For press or enquiries please contact [email protected]
HOT DIGGIDY.. Print Club London have just collaborated with sign-painter Greater Opacity to produce his one-off painted signs into limited edition screen prints! Check it out below…
Jay Holland is a sign writer, painter and artist working and living in London under the name Greater Opacity. Working independently either from his studio or on site up a ladder, his practice is based in and around traditional sign writing. Utilising time-tested techniques and materials, merging them with his background knowledge of illustration. Creating modern artwork and signs with a mix of imagery and hand rendered lettering in a wide range of mediums and settings.
Hot Diggidy Dogs
Edition of 25, £95
Edition of 25, £95
If you’re looking for creative desk space in East London, pop in and have a look around our studios in Dalston!
** NOVEMBER DEAL – If you join up in November 2018 you will receive December’s rent FOR FREE **
Alongside our busy print studio, we have Miller’s Junction, a cosy studio for illustrators, designers, writers and other creative professionals. There are lovely areas for private meetings, comfy chats and relaxed lunches, kitchen essentials, a big lightbox and space to spread out larger project work.
For £220 pcm inc. VAT, deskspace includes as well high speed broadband, Internet, Rates and all bills, CCTV and private security, library with sample books, bike storage, office postal address, free gallery hire, chill out area, communal Spotify account, dog friendly, coffees, teas and occasional cookies are provided as well as a complimentary screen printing workshop and free access to the Print Club studios.
If you produce artwork in our print studios, we can sell it in our online gallery!!
We’re looking for more people to join us here so let us know when you’d like to have a look around.
www.millersjunction.com / Email: [email protected] or call 02072549028
If you picked up the latest issue of Stylist you have seen that our Beginners Workshops have been featured in their outgoing section!
Our workshop run every Thursday and alternating Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month!
If you have little or no previous screen printing experience Print Club runs a short workshop to get you started! During the workshop you will learn how to screenprint your own 1 layer/1 colour design and go through the whole process from digital image to pulling the squeegee. The technicians will talk you through the history of screenprinting and show you a variety of techniques with examples up in our studio. You will be shown how to artwork in Photoshop and get your design ready to put on your screen. You will have a go at coating a screen with photo emulsion, expose the design using Big Bertha our professional exposure unit, learn about different inks, squeegees and print a small run using a vacuum table.
You can book your spot here!
Did you spot us in the latest issue of Shortlist?
Shortlist were providing their readers with low maintenance ways of introducing a little bit of fauna to their homes! Not just one but TWO of our limited edition screen prints were featured! You can bag one for yourself at the links below…
Salmon and Swiss Cheese
Edition of 100, £70
Left. Cactus Love 2. Lithops and Friends
Editions of 50, £60 each
Award winning architect Kody Kato has pushed the limits of GF Smith’s new Japanese paper collection in this amazing installation. We were lucky enough to meet the designer himself as he explained the gravity defying exhibit, constructed from over 5,500 sheets of ‘Takeo’ paper. Using traditional Sonobe origami techniques the sculpture took 6 days to install and will transform over time as the paper stretches and shifts.
Make sure you book an appointment at GF Smith’s London show space by the end of June to catch this intriguing exhibition and explore their vast paper collection whilst you are there. You can also practice your paper aeroplane making skills and try to make it on to the Perfect Plane leader board (our skills definitely need improving).
Between the Lines by Claudia Pape
£60.00 and FREE UK Shipping
Last week we popped down to NOW Gallery to explore Fred Butler’s therapeutic world in her new exhibition Harmonics In Space.The installation explores chromotherapy and light as an antidote to Season Defective Disorder!
NOW Gallery are amazing at putting on interactive display within the exhibition’s that they hold and Fred Butler’s is no different! The exhibition features interactive polyhedral spheres which you can dip inside and it will give you a rainbow light display, also upon entering you’re required to take off your shoes to heighten your senses as well as being equipped with headphones that feature contrasting music with different tempos and moods. Inside the exhibition space is the chance to create your very own origami cosmic creature in a variety of different colours, each of which represents a different mood. It’s the perfect Zen Destination and offers a totally immersive experience!
ion, so if you’re looking for a bit of me time then we would highly recommend heading down to the NOW Gallery to check out the exhibition before it ends on the 29th April!
The distinctive style, quirky nature and attention to detail doesn’t waiver in Wes Anderson’s latest creation ‘Isle of Dogs.’ Print Club popped down to The Store, 180 The Strand to take a peek at Anderson’s creations. This exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at 17 sets and puppets for the stop-motion picture.
You can get up close and take in all the detail while, the movie score plays in the background! If beautiful sets, puppetry and the soundtrack playing around you isn’t enough additionally, there’s a noodle bar pop-up inspired by Megasaki restaurant that is home to one of the characters in the film.
The exhibition runs until 5th April 2018, so you don’t have long to catch a glimpse at the inner workings of Wes Anderson’s latest creation!
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots, and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.
If you like Wes Anderson, we have a print inspired by his film ‘The Royal Tenebaums’ by Concepcion studios
Edition of 200, £60 and FREE UK SHIPPING
Dive straight into the bank holiday with our very exciting new release with illustrator Jeannie Phan! If this print doesn’t leave you longing for warmer climes we don’t know what will!
This piece has been hand-printed in our East London studio.
Exclusively available from Print Club London
Edition of 100, £130
Jeannie Phan, a full-time freelance illustrator with a few years of experience under her belt. She’s had the pleasure of working in editorial, book, advertising and as a social media influencer.
Originally hailing from the prairies of Canada, Jeannie is now based in a home studio in Toronto’s West End. When I’m not drawing, you can catch her gardening, giving up video games or doting over my life coach Odin, the cat.
Not only does Rose Stallard work as an illustrator and creative director of Print Club London she ALSO, has been getting inky in the studio to create a series of monoprints in our East London print studio! Each piece unique and original pieces with one defining factor the infamous smiley face of 90s rave culture!
Smiley Face 1
Smiley Face 2
Smiley Face 4
Smiley Face 6
Print Club London, are offering one lucky artist the chance to come and produce their work into limited edition screen prints!
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