Monday, 16 June 2014

The Edit: Pick Me Up 2014

Chris and I went to Pick Me Up back in April, it's an awesome contemporary graphic arts festival held every year at Somerset House. I wrote this blog post just after we went but it didn't publish, so here it is now. 

We wanted to go because we're both really into graphics and illustration and love gathering inspiration but it was also really exciting to see how the artists/designers had set up their spaces. It gave us lots of display ideas for the shop. 

I'm afraid my photos aren't that great but here are my favourites for you...

Lynnie Zulu

The Great British Emporium

Puck Collective 

Animaux Circus

I have lots of other badly taken photos so I'll keep those to myself but we had an absolutely fantastic time. My ideas are firing away I just need time to get making and experimenting. I've been on a creative high ever since! 

If you went to Pick Me Up, tell me who's work you loved. 

Norwich Art Car Boot

Yesterday Chris and I went up to the Norwich Art Car Boot. It was partly organised by our friends at Print to the People who regular take a stall at our I Make Fun Stuff markets. 

We we're so excited to go and see what it was all about. Their posters were so cool (what would you expect from a group of printmakers?) and it sounded like a perfect Sunday activity. I'm telling you know, it was worth the trip! 

I mean look at that! Supremely cool. Here are some pics from the day....

Test Prints for sale from Print to the People 

Looking twinkly in Redwell's Brewery where there was live music.

We also gorged ourselves on "Beast" burgers (pulled pork and beef brisket) from Harbercue which were absolutely DELICIOUS! Oh my word they were amazing. If you're ever in Norwich go check them out. I can't recommend them enough. 

All in all we had an awesome time and bought lots of goodies. We also found some more stockists for the I Make Fun Stuff shop, so more about those in the future. 

I hope they do the Art Car Boot again! We love you Norwich Art Car Boot. 

Monday, 2 June 2014

I Make Fun Stuff Shop Update

Hi guys! I'm sorry I've dropped off the radar a little bit. We've been so so busy getting the pop-up shop ready I've thought about nothing else. And definitely haven't had time to make any of my own work. 

So I though the most sensible thing to do would be to post about the shop again. I hope that's not boring! 

We had loads of stock come in and I'll be previewing some of the fabulous goods we currently have in stock in the coming weeks. So we changed the window display, it was a little painful to clean our painted logo off the window. Hours to create and minutes to remove. Now it's full of stock and bits of furniture we've discovered. 

Above you can see me tweaking the display a little. It was so much fun unpacking all the wonderful things we've been sent. Like Christmas but none of it was for us! All future presents will be bought from the same place from now on!! 

Heres a picture of the window as a whole.

And a wee close up. 

Sorry the photos are a bit dodgy. It's very hard to take good images through reflective glass.

More photos coming up later in the week of products!