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Thursday, 15 April 2010

My profile on Mill 24

The countdown to going up to Manchester to do the murals has started for me. My profile is now up on the Mill 24 website and I am very excited to take part! Have a look here.

Fear poster courtesy of Valerie Pezeron. Do not reproduce without permission.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Blogwatch: JP Thurlow

All artwork courtesy of JP Thurlow

During my time as a staffer and writer for Sketchbook magazine, I came across the really cool work of illustrator JP Thurlow who did the cover for the magazine's first ever issue.

Titled "Covers", this project was initiated by Thurlow  as an attempt to list all of his hand-drawn remakes of the fashion magazine front covers he owns. And the results are mesmerising- this illustrator is a great craftsman!

As an artist who is also keen on drawing people, I really appreciate the time and effort invested in making each and everyone of those one-of-a-kind special artefacts.

Thurlow mentions that "with each Cover I take a perfect mass-produced object and turn it into a fucked up one-off. Don't expect perfection here, that's not the way I see beauty in the world." I guess this is why there is a certain edginess in these portraits that I find very attractive! Oh, and did I say I am a massive Vanessa Paradis fan? Vanessa, je tadore, j'ai tous tes cds! Bless...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ping Pong at Mill 24

All photographs courtesy of Mill 24, except above courtesy of Terrific Tor. 

Ping Pong Club is a new monthly night taking place in March and May mixing Manchester's finest djs with the fun of ping pong.

It also happens to be the perfect excuse to throw in a fundraiser for the Mill 24 events coming up on the Saturday 24th of April and 29th of May 2010 in Manchester.
BlankThe evening's music was provided by three dj's from some of Manchester's most popular club nights; Jonny from Your Mama's Cookin', Mark from Up The Racket, and Alex from Sex With Robots.

We raised a great deal of money towards Mill24. The money will go towards paying artist expenses.
There will be another Ping Pong Club on May 20th, probably at Islington Mill but we are looking into hosting it at the newly opened Kraak Gallery in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

I will be one of many international and local artists taking part in this monumental project set on all 5 floors of the Mill. As you can see from the photos, the space is very versatile and the Ping-Pong night was a lot of fun!