Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Winter Arts Market

So I'm well aware that this blog post is going up about four weeks later then it should have been up but life caught up to me and I've literally had no time to sit down and write this blog. So here I am writing this before I head to work on Christmas Eve and probably posting this on Christmas day or Boxing day or some time before the New Year (this one is probably more realistic). Anyway better late then never.

The first weekend in December I went into the city centre of Liverpool and ventured into St George's Hall for this years Winter Arts Market. The Winter Arts Market is Merseyside's largest arts and crafts market. The market features work from more then 200 incredible artists, designers and makers. Upon thousands of items for sale – everything from handmade jewellery and accessories to paintings, beauty products, decorations, cards, photography and vintage clothing.
Images of work above belong to Dani Williams Illustrtaor
There was two different parts to the market, if you went upstairs it was the vintage clothes market and if you headed straight into one of the main halls that's where all the stalls where for the arts and crafts part. I myself have never been into St George's Hall before but it had sort of a magical feel to it with Christmas decorations up and a choir singing carols in the background. I only managed to pick up one thing from the market and that was a Star Wars print for one of my brothers Christmas presents. Which is the same Star Wars print on the mug as on the picture below but just on a A4 print. I'm not going to do much rambling in this post but I'll leave the links to the artists stalls I snapped pictures of under their pictures. But I very much enjoyed talking to some of the artist on the stalls there.
Images of work above belong to Laura Marsh Illustratior
Images of work above belong to Katherian Caldwelll Illustrator
Images of work above belong to Hand Painted by Poppy 
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and that everyone has a wonderful New Year. Here's to 2016, bring it on.

Monday, 2 November 2015

I'm not perky.

So like I promised here is a little blog post with all the goodies I bought at the Manchester Print Fair. Like I said in the other post all the pieces I picked up are amazing and are going to be part of my gallery wall once I've got frames for them all. Plus I'm a sucker when it comes to some beautiful typography. I talked to some lovely people mainly the artists behind the work. I got chatting to the girl behind Fledgling Studio, Victoria who was very lovely. I won't go on and on in this post mainly because I just want you to admire these prints.  

I shot each print individually so you can get a good look at them. I'll be sure to leave all the information about each artist below each of there work and links to their websites. I hope you each like them. 
Scott White - 'Congo to Congo, Science of the Imagination.
Things By Us - 'Unknown Title'
Dick Vincent - 'Wednesday Adams'
Fledgling Studio - 'Animal Alphabet'

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Manchester Print Fair No10

On Sunday 18th, I decided to head on over to the Manchester Print Fair. Seeing as I was already in the area for the weekend. I thought why not kill two birds with one stone. Can I just mention that I managed to get lost numerous of times trying to find the Peoples Museum. When you don't know Manchester that well or at all, all the streets tend to blur into one. On my way to the fair I found this distressed Suffragettes film poster which was to prefect not to photograph. Plus some of the back streets are so photo worthy too (a bonus of getting lost I suppose).

Once I managed to find the museum (no thanks to bloody imaps or whatever maps is called on the iPhone), the print fair was located just past the coffee shop and gift shop in what I'm guessing in an events hall. With 60 stalls of artists (illustrators, graphic designers, print makers). There were also free workshops going on for the weekend too but I didn't end up going to any unfortunately. I was just in awe of all the amazing work that was there. 
 Images of work above belong to Thingsbyus.
 Images of work above belong to Fledgling Studio
It was a really nice day out, strolling around the fair talking to some of the people there. I got chatting to the girl behind Fledgling Studio who was very lovely. The pieces that I picked up from the fair are far from being the same because everyone has their own style (god I hated that word while going through uni). I'll go into more detail in a separate blog post with the things I picked up at the fair. But I definitely could of bought more stuff, I just didn't take enough money with me unfortunately. I'll defiantly be finding more fairs and maybe have a table at one of them someday, who knows. But I would recommend going to print fair like this one if your an art student, you can get talking to people that are already out in the industry you can get a feel for what's to be expected when you finish.
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