While a little bit lost looking for a shop near Angel tube station, I found a rather beautiful exhibition of photography and illustration at the Islington Art and Design Fair. I had a bit of a wander around, and here are some of my favourites. I didn’t have my camera on me, but I was able to grab these pics from the modern wonder that is google.
Fru Kenworthy-Browne uses collage and a rich palette of textures from found sources. Her New Poetry series uses re-ordered lines of poetry from a book from the 50′s, creating new compositions in the same way that the textures of recycled media creates new artwork.
Bisi Wakeham creates bright, screen printed surface designs:
Nicola Patten draws witty, quirky beautifully inked illustrations, her website is stunning too!
Chris Avis was exhibiting a collection of photos of found shop dummies from across europe, a slightly macabre and interestingly textured series.
Miriam Sturdee is an illustrator using beautiful muted colours and graphic patterns.
Nanae Kawahara was showing a range of bright, cheerful animal themed illustrations.
All these artists have more work to check out, so enjoy! If you get the chance it’s worth popping down to the galley, behind Angel tube station, they have events every friday for the rest of the month.
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So after the success of the previous pop up Pound Shop in Hoxton, Household and Sara Melin have put together a spectacular second outing in Bethnal Green for London Design Week.
The Pound Shop is a project to sell objects made by designers for £1 each in reference to the rise of the high street “pound shop”. The design brief is a challenging but fun one, with a huge array of responses. I took my camera along and snapped the ones that jumped out at me…
The objects, from left to right, top to bottom…
Phew! That’s by no means all of the products, check out the Poundshop website for more pics and products. Get down to the shop before Sunday to pick up some designer bargains! It’s near Bethnal Green tube station, on Roman Road. (My Dad tells me that’s where my granddad grew up which is neat )
Photo of shop interior: Simon Archer Hurlestone
Other photos: Susan Golton
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