Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Lizz Lunney

We've had Lizz's Waiting for Sushi comic in for a while now and very good it is too, recently she's been busy and showed up with a whole pile of new treats; postcards, badges, patches, mini comics etc. Check out her work, i find it rather amusing...

Monday, 30 July 2007

Concrete Hermit

We stock a range great little postcard books of various well known artists published by the concrete hermit folks. Since 2004 Concrete Hermit has worked with selected artists, building its reputation by producing a range of graphically lead products including books, T-shirts and badges.

If you could 2

Just in, if you could do anything tommorow what would it be book 2! If You Could Issue 2 is the result of an open call for entries in response to the established question, 'If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?'. After an overwhelming response, 112 artists' submissions are included in a full colour, perfect bound publication.

James Bourne

New prints and hand made books by James, also part of the 'them lot' collective. James Bournes work is inspired by everyday journies, conversations and thoughts. The work is humorous, but often has dark undertones. A recent piece of work explored the possibility of what lied in an unopened envelope that has been sealed since February 1970. One idea was that the letter was from a School Headmaster, informing a Mother that her son's head had got caught in a giant pencil sharpener. Another, was an invitation to the launch party of Norman Greenbaum's single, Spirit in the Sky. Having recently become an A level Art tutor, James is now focusing on how traditional methods of Art can inform his work.

Emma Duggan

New Brooches, cards, cushions, prints and bags by Emma Duggan. Emma is a textile based artist and designer living in Birmingham. She produces fashion accessories, illustrative/art pieces, greetings cards and jewellery. The work spans across the disciplines of illustration and textile design.

This is For You..

"This is for you" is an exhibition in association with Fly 53 clothing to be held at the Studio 4 Gallery in Birmingham's Custard Factory between August 13th and 24th, the opening night is on the 15th. It is a show full of collaborations with Paul Roberts' Monsters Monsters, with over 50 international artists taking part.This show is going to be in conjunction with the first exhibition from the Birmingham based collective Them Lot including live music from The Outdoor Types and Andre Aristotle.It will be a great night to come down to and meet artists and friends alike!!http://www.myspace.com/monstersmonsters

Wednesday, 4 July 2007


Check it out, Spine Skate Shop & Gallery present 'Flyin' The Flannel' an exhibition of some new scribbles and tings by yours truly.

"My work is increasingly becoming about reminiscing, of late my subject matter has been my Grandad and other elderly relatives, as well as the established imagined, distorted lonely old souls I've been scribbling for a while. I prefer to use pen and ink using found materials to work on, the pen is from the pen Museum in the Jewelry Quarter and the fabric from the rag market, as a kind of assimilation/nod of respect to my adopted Birmingham heritage.

The wood, fabric etc I use are also important, they are metaphors for my childhood, the woodshed on the farm where I grew up, or the chintz of my grandparents house in suburban London.

I also obsessively photograph places I visit, trying to capture my experience through images, building my own personal collection of memories, a visual diary of parts of the world I've been lucky enough to explore.

Having grown up in and around Worcester the exhibition itself is a sort of homecoming, the title is to do with the time I was at college in Worcester, and how skateboarding and it's surrounding culture have influenced me to this day.

'Flyin' the flanne'l brings together a collection of these ideas, images and objects to create a visual museum of my interpretation of some dusty old memories."