Well, here we are at the dawn of a new decade- 2011 is upon us! So I shall start the year with some exciting bits of news. Today I received a very surprising but lovely notice... I had received the status of 'highly commended art blog 2010' from the esteemed Arts Media Contacts! The full listing can be viewed by clicking here. Do have a jolly good read because it's teeming with inspiration and I am nestled in among some really fantastic blogs! Honouriffic!
Also, I have received my copy of the beautiful and very fragrant Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (or 'ACOFI' to the avid social networkers among my readership!). I say fragrant because that was my initial thought when I opened the parcel and all the delectable treats sprang forth. There is just something wonderful about the smell of a brand new book! Amelia had the book printed in the UK using environmentally responsible vegetable inks on FSC approved paper; such is her dedication to ethical production. The publication features the work of lots of other very talented illustrators and profiled designers. If you are interested to read what I have to say for myself about illustration, fashion and park benches, therein lies a sizeable (and slightly self indulgent) interview along with some new work.
The book is stocked at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across the UK (and by early 2011 around the world). Alternatively, you might want to snap up a copy from the Amelia's Magazine shop directly.
Until next time!