We braved the cold and headed down to Abbeville Road to paint some signage for Gail's latest bakery. They wanted a clean, simple, timeless design and we duly obliged. It was a pleasure to paint but we're looking forward to the summer and not having to paint in gloves and thermals!
After doing a talk before Xmas at Ravensbourne we were really happy to be asked back to take a 2 day workshop for the first year graphics students. We encouraged the students to Work in small groups to produce 3 or 4 separate images. Each image had to use typography based on a specific location. We also asked the students to try not to use the computer whenever possible.
We were thoroughly impressed with what the students came up and have included a very small selection of work above.
We really enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to our next visit!
Here's some pictures from our recent trip to NYC for the Pop Up Flea. It was a crazy week but we had a great time thanks to Michael, Randy and Jamie who really made us feel at home. The event itself was incredible with an amazing selection of vendors and too many nice things to buy - we can't wait till next year!
After last year's success in it's central Piccadilly location the PUF guys came back to London but this time they headed east to the Truman Brewery. We got to work hand-painting signs, stools and signage, screen-printing posters and even building changing rooms. There were some great vendors at this years event but the star of the show was definitely our mate Daniel from London Cloth Co. who brought along his own loom!
Next stop...New York!
Last year we were lucky enough to work with Ali and Nicky - Some of the nicest clients (& people) we've ever had the pleasure of meeting and founders of Such & Such. We were delighted when they decided to have a pop up shop, especially in such a great venue. We hand-painted a range of signage on OSB and used chunky, red climbing rope to hang the signs and act as a design feature. They even got to use the bespoke lightbox that we designed.
We had our work cut out painting signs for Gail's Bakery to use in their 3 cafe/restaurant spaces at Frieze Art Fair. We used a range of different typefaces and finishes to create a unique identity for each space. It was touch and go but we got it done and they looked great once installed and surrounded by the plethora of delicious morsels that Gail's had on offer. The art wasn't bad either!
For the last few weeks we've been out of the studio working on our biggest project to date.
The Power Of Summer is a pop-up cinemas, bar and street food market at Battersea Power Station. We were asked by the lovely people at Everyman Cinemas to create the identity for the event as well as hand-painting and installing all the onsite signage and accompanying graphics. We worked alongside the fantastic Paddy Austin and brilliant fabricators Helix to create a unique space sandwiched between the Thames and the iconic power station towers.
It was a gruelling yet thoroughly enjoyable few weeks. We had a vast amount to paint in a relatively short space of time (including over 150m of hoarding!) but we finished just in time for the official opening last Thursday. A massive thanks to Oli Elliott, Phoebe Tallulah Reid and Sean Messin - without whom we'd definitely still be there - brush in hand!
Check back in the coming weeks to see the complete project on the work section of our site but in the meantime get your tickets now, before they all sell out! You can see the full listings and purchase tickets HERE.
Whilst everyone else was out enjoying the English weather (rain) this May Bank Holiday we were in a moody warehouse in South London... but it wasn't all that bad as we were installing two anamorphic murals for the guys at Converse. We got the see the warehouse transformed into a multi-use creative centre featuring a music studio, library and graffiti workshop area. It was a great privilege to be included in such a great project. The space was launched with a star-studded party, topped off with a performance by the one and only Pusha T.
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We've been out of the studio again painting a mural for Shoreditch dance school Frame. The guys were very accommodating, the weather was fantastic and it was great to witness the dancers busting some serious moves through the studio window. Frame puts on a really diverse range of classes so it's definitely worth checking out their timetable as you're sure to find something right up your street. http://www.moveyourframe.com/shoreditch/home
Check out our (slightly embarrasing) appearance on the Video for the Make Threads Not War campaign.
We have been working on a collaborative project for the Lynx Peace x ASOS partnership. Our design is based on iconic Protest banners. The type was hand-painted directly onto wooden signs and then digitally photographed for the final design.
This week we've been sprucing up our base at Hackney Downs Studios in Dalston, by painting a bright entrance wall to the site using the new HDS branding. Now that the weather is getting better we're beginning to take on more painting projects for the summer.
Amhurst Terrace is just off Shacklewell Lane in East London and is a little bit hidden away, so the eye-catching new wall should help everyone find the way to the studios, as well as the nearby Village Green shops and the Russet cafe.
Do pop by and say hello if you're in the area – and look out for the Village Green market which is now on every Sunday, and full of lots of lovely stalls selling everything from tasty bites to designer jewellery and vintage clothing.
Thanks to designer Mike at Tinder and Sparks for the photos.