Monday, 22 June 2009

float like a butterfly sting like a bee...

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. "

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Début Artists Live At The V&A On Friday 26th June 2009

Chris Price, Craig Ward and myself will be drawing, painting, and collaborating in creating a live artwork at The V&A on the 26th of June 2009.
The event, Pen-Paper-Scissors, is part of their ongoing Friday Late events programme.
The night is devoted to the crossover between Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation in celebration of the V&A Illustration Awards 2009. The key emphasis is on the multi-disciplinary nature of illustration. Hence our involvement.
We will be joined by 3 of the best illustrators from Dutch Uncle, and will be pitting it out for 90 minutes in a live Secret Wars "battle" in the John Madejski garden. The collective artworks will then be judged by 2 appointed judges, both from the V&A, with the additional final vote coming from the all important crowd via a decibel reader. Yep, a decibel reader.
Harry Malt will also be running a drawing workshop in the garden. All artworks created at the workshop will be exhibited on the night, with the best pieces (judged by all the competing artists) being given signed sections of the final Secret Wars artworks. Not sure how many sections will be up for grabs but should be a very cool prize.
Other goings on on the night include, talks with Julie Verhoeven and Graham Rawle. As well as screen-printing workshops, live animation and Peepshow creating a live stop motion film during the course of the evening. It's free to get in, and there are bars running all night so please do come on down.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Don't Panic on the Doodlebar

Saturday, 6 June 2009

The Print club presents 'Secret Blisters'

Print Club presents Secret Blisters.

35 Illustrators.35 Edition and hand signed prints.35 Pounds each.
We are bringing together a mixture of 35 emerging and established illustrators from pen to mouse to those who cover walls, for another summer bonanza of hand pulled, screen printed posters.
Here’s a sneak preview Miles Donovan, Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross, Jody Barton, Eine.....
To add to the excitement we are also launching new illustration book 'For love and Money' featuring several artists from our show! BUT this year we are making it a little bit harder.
All artists signatures will be a secret, so no buying for 'namesake' just the ones you love!
Like last year all prints (signed and numbered) can be on your bedroom wall for £35 each.
Our only rule is that you can only purchase one of each artist’s posters.

Secret Blisters will run from 26th to 28th June 2009 at MC Motors, Millers Avenue off Arcola Street, Dalston, E8 2DS.

Friday night opening 6 – 10pm (Please RSVP)
Saturday: Pull a 'Pure Evil' Limited Edition so first come first serve!
Sunday:Auction 1.30pm

Life's a doodle at London's pop-up bar

DoodleBar is a blank canvas waiting for guests to get creative, and even Vivienne Westwood is popping in for a scribble

by David Vincent Friday 5 June 2009/ The guardian website

Finally, a pop-up bar with some credit crunch cred...instead of rip-off prices. Tonight the DoodleBar opens in Battersea, London, with beers for £2.50, and bottles of wine for a tenner. The events café-cum-bar, built through bartering and sourcing furniture from the giveaway website Freecycle, is a low-cost, high-concept sort of place intent on spurring creativity in the community.It will host exhibitions, screenings, classes and workshops throughout the summer. Many will be in collaboration with Onedotzero, the digital arts organisation that provides educational outreach to young children and teenagers. Forthcoming events include monthly film screenings hosted by Vivienne Westwood, and US filmmaker Jamie Johnson giving a free talk and screening of his new movie Sounds Like Teen Spirit. But the DoodleBar, as you might surmise, is also designed to be a haven for - doodlers. The walls, chairs, tables and even waiters are all blank canvasses, waiting for some creative types to come scribble, sketch or plain graffiti them. "The waiters will be wearing white jeans and shirts," says Jules Cocke of filmmakers Squint/Opera, who along with illustrator Serge Seidlitz, came up with the idea for the bar. "You can doodle anywhere you want on their clothes. It's up to the waiters where they draw the line." There's a VW Beetle, a Seventies chaise lounge, a sled and a ping-pong table in need of a little colour. And there's a basic mural of London mapped out and people can add whatever they like – the Thames and Big Ben are already in situ. During the day, the bar will turn into a café, serving salads and sandwiches. There's also free Wi-Fi. "The aim is to make The DoodleBar into a walk-in, constantly evolving work of art, created as a collaboration between all those who visit," says Seidlitz.

• The DoodleBar, Ransomes Dock, 33 Parkgate Rd, Battersea, London;; launch party 5 June, 6pm-12am. Café: 9am-6pm. Bar: check calendar.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Welcome to the Doodle Bar

The Doodle Bar is opening on Friday in Battersea at Squint operas head quarters. The Doodle Bar overlooks Ransomes Dock, 33 Parkgate Road, Battersea. White-washed from top to bottom and with an illustrated map of LONDON weaving across the walls, participants are encouraged to DOODLE on the wall map, tables, chairs and even the waiters. We believe in the Freedom of Doodle. The Doodle Bar supports creativity in the community and will be hosting exhibitions and events, classes and workshops throughout summer 2009. Come and doodle and support the launch of our recession-proof credit crunch cafe on 5th June when we will be unveiling our exciting Events Calendar for the following weeks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PRESS RELEASE & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, please contact: , In association with:,, Sponsored by uni-ball POSCA pens and Mozzo Coffee