Saturday, 26 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

Exhibition open!

Come along! We're open from 12-6pm until Sunday the 27th

The exhibition is at A-Side B-Side gallery, which is on the first floor of Hackney Downs Studios on Amhurst Terrace. Look out for the sandwich board, and ring our bell!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Show previews

With only five days left to go, we're well underway for a fantastic private view of the Call of the Wild exhibition this Thursday. Despite the snowy weather, the artists braved the cold and have all dropped of their pieces at A-side B-side Gallery ready for the grand opening. All of them have created exciting new original artworks especially created for the Call of the Wild and will be selling more of their wares at the show. Here we have a sneak preview of the prints, cards, badges, tote bags and much more that will be available to snap up alongside 

Ekaterina will be bringing copies of her Macmillan prize winning book Me and My Cat to buy at show alongside some other little trinkets.

Joe Rogers aka Colourbox has a range of prints on offer. Here is a little taste
of his
distinctive work .

We have some stunning prints from Willa alongside some very pretty greetings cards

Jenni Desmond will be selling signed copies of her lovable tale Red Cat Blue Cat. We've also got pilowcases and tote bags up for grabs

We've got several prints prints from Lorna, including a very cheeky badger.

Katriona has several copies of her beautiful handmade book Brockley Foxtrot and some superb packs of greetings cards featuring British birds.

Thomas has created a new set of giclee prints for the show and we have some fantastic zines from him too.

And there's much, much more on offer. Come down to the show on Thursday and see for yourself - would be great to see you there!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Introducing...Willa Gebbie

Willa Gebbie is a self-taught illustrator, based in Islington, London. Before becoming an illustrator, Willa worked as a Research Scientist, but after leaving the lab two years ago, she has worked for a number of fashion and beauty clients including Kurt Geiger, Ciate, Umberto Giannini and Boots. Willa works by creating a simple, linear pencil image, on which she builds soft layers of watercolour textures to form a feminine and beautiful illustration.


We've got some absolutely stunning new work from Willa ready to be hung. Make sure you get yourself down to the show next week and be among the very first to see it!

Based in Islington, at Cobblelane studios

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Introducing...Thomas Harold Whitcombe


Thomas Harold Whitcombe is a designer based in London, hailing from Glastonbury, Somerset. 

Tom is inspired by the natural world; it's landscapes, flora, fauna and creatures. Through avid collecting of second hand reference books and photography his work explores the juxtaposition between the natural and built environments. Pieces are shaped by evocative images, explored using illustration, collage and photography, and ultimately a little bit of joy.


The man behind our amazing flyer artwork! We've got some fantastic new collages from Tom to unveil at the show and we simply can't wait to share them. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Introducing...Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra's skills have been applied to a wide array of international commissions and projects, which can be seen reflected in this online portfolio. In 2011 Sandra was chosen by Oscar Winner Shaun Tan as the Upcoming Talent in Illustration in the UK for her image ‘Fox Tree’ . She lives and works as a Freelance illustrator and artist in East London and is very content with her friends and her cat Little Crumb by her side, waiting for you to hire her colourful services.

SO pleased to have the lovely Sandra agree to be part of the show. We're massive fans of her beautiful animals and detailed landscapes. See more of her work here:

Introducing...Lizzie stewart

Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator, based in London, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Her work is inspired, primarily, by a need to tell stories but also by folk culture, music and the places in which she finds herself. She is one half of independent publishers Sing Statistics who make nice books for nice people.

Do check out Lizzie's site - she's got so much fantastic work on show. We're huge fans of her landscape drawings.