Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Anna-Nicole Ziesche

Trained as a fashion designer with both an BA and an MA from Central Saint Martins. Anna-Nicole Ziesche approches design using the medium video. Her garments exist only within the visual reality of her short films - iconic experiments made from pixels. Her work involves mirroring every small movement of the performer which she explains "produces new garments - forms evolve endlessly into new ones in an infinite repetition of the structured analogous". See her work at:

Fundada Artists Film Festival 2010

14th - 20th August 2010
Square Chapel, Halifax,
Fundada Artists' Film Festival is a contemporary film and video event run by artists showcasing some of the best in contemporary screen-based art from across the globe.
Take a look at some of the exhibiting artists websites:

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Product Red editions from Penguin Classics

The new Product Red editions from Penguin Classics. The iconic novels have been rendered in striking typography and printed onto new jackets. 50% of the profits goes to the Global Funds to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Product Red, styled as (PRODUCT)RED, is a brand licensed to partner companies such as American Express, Apple Inc., Starbucks, Converse, Motorola,Gap, Emporio Armani, Hallmark, Microsoft, and Dell. It is an initiative begun by U2 frontman Bono and Bobby Shriver of DATA to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. However, many accuse the campaign of profiting by using diseases as a marketing vehicle. Each partner company creates a product with the Product Red logo. In return for the opportunity to increase its own revenue through the Product Red products that it sells, a percentage of the profit is given to the Global Fund. Supporting or scammimg the cause,what do you think? www.joinred.com/splash.htm

Mark Demsteader

Mark Demsteader was born in 1963 in Manchester where he still lives and works. He studied foundation at Rochdale college and Oldham college, but he is largely self taught having spent many years studying the figure at life drawing classes and developing a unique style through close observation of the human form. In recent years Mark`s reputation has flourished, such that he has become one of the most popular figurative artists working in Britain today. He has recently teamed up with the fashion label Irwin & Jordan to produce two silk-jersey dresses which feature his beautiful illustrations.



Friday, 6 August 2010

Basso and Brooke

Basso & Brooke is the label of Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke. The Brazilian pair launched their label in 2003. They and are now seen as expert pioneers in the high fashion use of digital prints. See their A/W 2010 collection at:

Kostas Murkudis

Kostas Murkudis was born to Greek immigrants in Dresden and studied fashion design at the Lette-Verein School in Berlin.
Murkudis worked as Helmut Lang's design assistant from 1985 to 1995, the year he first presented his eponymous collection.
In 2003, Murkudis and designer Kathleen Waibel collaborated to form Haltbar Murkudis, a unisex line inspired by German work wear that shows twice yearly.
He often uses sheer materials under graphic, minimalist, sharply-tailored forms in his collections.

Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks was born in London in 1969. He grew up by the sea in Brighton, England, and began drawing and painting at an unusually young age receiving his first freelance commissions in his early teens.
Brooks studied Graphic Design at St Martin's College, where he began working regularly for British Vogue after winning the Vogue Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Illustration. While at St Martin's, he began travelling widely, drawing and painting colourful travel journals. Travel has been a recurrent theme in his work and his adventures continue to inspire and inform his visual repertoire.

Graham Rounthwaite

Graham Rounthwaite was born in England in 1970. He received a BA with honours in graphic design from the Chelsea School of Art and completed a Masters degree in illustration at the Royal College of Art, in London. Rounthwaite is inspired by real young street people rather than fashion. He creates all his illustrations on his Mackintosh computer and doubts that he would ever pick up a paintbrush again! He is very attentive to details, coming down to key rings and hair grips. His illustrations have intensely decorative backgrounds, and he pays passionate attention to the right sneakers, stance and labels.

Francois Berthoud

Francois Berthold was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1961 and studied illustration in Lausanne. After receiving his diploma in 1982, he moved to Milan and began working for Conde Nast and for the fumetti comic-strip magazines.
Within a year, he was appointed art director of Vogue Sposa. He later became one of the principal contributors to Vanity magazine, designing nearly all of their covers as well as illustrating editorial features.
He illustrates for many major fashion designers like Mondi, Missoni, Moschino, Krizia, Lacroix, Romeo Gigli, Prada, Vivienne Westwood and many others.
Berthoud claims he is happy to be a commercial artist, preferring the immediate communication with a large public that journalistic reproduction achieves to the solitary admiration of the occasional art-gallery visitor.
See more of his work at:

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Philip Crangi

With two bad-ass lines of jewels (Philip Crangi and Giles & Brother), Philip Crangi describes his work as having "an aesthetic that is a contrast of material, color and mood" - taking inspiration from diverse sources such as Greco-Roman, Baroque ironwork, Japanese armor and punk - the Manhattan-based fine jeweler has developed a reputation for creating modern day heirlooms.
Visit his cool website at: crangifamilyproject.com

Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips is one of the preeminent British Pop Artists of our time. His work ranges from oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages. Vibrant in color and filled with iconography of images drawn from daily life, Peter's work appeals to the spectator's memory, elevates curiosity and awakens their minds to the world around them.

As one of the originators of Pop Art, Peter got his start at the Royal College of Arts with his fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and others of the British Pop Art Movement. When he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship he moved to New York, where he exhibited his work alongside his American counterparts Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist.
Phillips later returned to Europe, where he now resides and continues to paint and exhibit. www.peterphillips.com

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Kristine Bjaadal

Kristine Bjaadal is a young Norwegian designer with a conceptual approach to design. You will often find small surprises hidden in her products. Everyday negative situations, like wear and tear or spilling red wine all over the tablecloth, are turned into something positive. Trying to make the user sense another human being behind the products, and a focus on giving the user positive experiences over time, results in exciting and playful design – as well as sustainable. kristinebjaadal.wordpress.com

Tim Walker

London based photographer Tim Walker has established himself at the cutting edge of fashion photography. His images capture a sublime moment in time, evoking a sense of epic drama and beauty. Stunning sets and lavish locations juxtapose the everyday with the absurd and the fabulous, to create captivating, original photographs.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010



Beautiful presentation of fashion, styling and inspiration by Boudicca:

Tanya Ling

Tanya Ling is an artist, designer and illustrator. Born in Calcutta (1966), her childhood was spent in America, Africa and England. She now lives and works in London. Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as a designer for Dorothee Bis and then for Christian Lacroix.Her work has been featured in numerous newspapers and publications including '100 Years of Fashion Illustration' published by Laurence King.

Klaus Dauven

Transient art on a Japanese dam
In the summer of 2008 Kärcher (manufacturers of 100 different industrial and commercial pressure washers!) helped produce a work of art, this time in Japan: In collaboration with artist Klaus Dauven, high-pressure washers were used to create an intricate drawing on the Matsudagawa dam near the town of Ashikaga. Watch the video of the eco-friendly project and read more from this and other projects on Kärcher's website:

Martin Creed

Conceptual artist Martin Creed is perhaps best known for his submission for the 2001 Turner Prize show at the Tate Gallery, Work No. 227, the lights going on and off, which won that year's prize. Creed explains how he makes art works not as part of an academic exploration of 'conceptual' art, but rather from a wish to connect with people, 'wanting to communicate and wanting to say hello'. Check out Work no. 850 showcased at Tate Britain:

Jamie Cullen

Jamie Cullen's graphic, linear style and bold colours have appeared in Design Week and in adverts for Philips, Reebok and Coca-Cola.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Anna James

Anna works from a studio in south east London transforming twentieth century furniture into unique pieces of contemporary art. Each piece is fully restored before she creates her highly individual hand-painted designs.

Alex Mabille

Fashion Designer Alex Mabille was originally inspired at a young age by wandering around museums and his family's attics. He became interested in cutting up forgotten petticoats, pieces of lace and other knick-knacks and sewing them back together. See his latest collection inspired by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich - a painter and art theoretician, a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the Avant-garde Suprematist movement.

Kime Buzzelli

Born in Ohio. Painter/Fashion Illustrator/Costume Designer Currently making work in Los Angeles CA. Art Studio Work inspired by music, voyeurism, magazines, story telling, and fashion.

Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven has worked in numerous ways across fashion and design, from illustration to creative direction and design consultancy. She studied fashion at Medway College (now Kent Institute), graduating in 1987, and began her career as first design assistant to John Galliano, continuing this role with Martine Sitbon in Paris. She went on to head Italian brand Gibo. She has collaborated on fashion projects on international fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Mulberry. Verhoeven contributes regularly to publications including Dazed and Confused and Self Service.

Gary Card

Set Designer Gary has a great sense of aesthetic and is on the current want list for fashion designers and photographers alike. Read more about Gary at his blogspot: garycardiology.blogspot.com