Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Dan Kitchener and EYESAW live paint!

Some shots from the Becondale Art Party from the weekend which had lots of great work from Decked artists (among others) and included Dan Kitchener and EYESAW live painting on an old transit van and Mr Penfold and VENTZAH painting up an old renault! A great night with some great work all round!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Decked Private View!

Thursday evening saw StolenSpace packed to the rafters both inside and out with people attending the Decked show! It was great to see so many people come down to take a look, and it was hi-fives all round for the quality of artwork and uniqueness of the boards! Thanks to all who made this a possibility and it is certainly something we will be looking to continue into next year ...so watch this space!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Finbarr DAC for Armani!

Photos of Finbarr DAC's latest project ...a huge window display for Armani along with three other artists. Take a trip down to Regent Street to see this in all its glory!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Decked has been hung!

So it finally happened, after 8 months of emailing and calling and chasing and advertising and designing, we actually got to hang the Decked exhibition yesterday. It's a little sad to lose the amazing decks that have been in our living room for the last 2 weeks but they're looking incredible hung in StolenSpace.

Vicky and I need to say a massive thanks to Alex, Dan, Jamie and Lisa for driving and helping us hang everything. It wouldn't have been this easy without you guys!

Here's a few pictures but go and see the exhibition in the flesh, you won't be disappointed. Promise! Take some cash too as not only are the decks themselves for sale but there's some crazy good canvases and prints from Vicky Newman, Elfin, Lucas Deverell and Tom Stanley that I guarantee you'll want to buy. Also go out for food too because there's some incredible places to eat round there.

Remember private view on the 27th!! 7pm-9pm, its gonna be a blast!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Latest illustrations from Michelle Turton!

These beautiful illustrations are the work of illustrator Michelle Turton and will be featured within the latest GIRLS WHO DRAW postcard booklet.

Girls who draw are an international group of all female illustrators, each one with their own unique visual language. Their work is very diverse including slick digital graphics, quirky hand drawn characters, and humourous sequential imagery.The theme of this booklet is Menagerie.

There are 11 illustrators involved in the project - each illustrator has 2 postcards to design. Confirmed exhibitions to accompany the book are Here Gallery in Falmouth, July 2010 and Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh, August 2010. There will be 2 more venues, these will be closer to London www.girlswhodraw.wordpress.com

Sunday, 23 August 2009

New Work from the Awesome Dan Kitchener!

A new illustration and some street work by Dan Kitchener! -come along to Decked at StolenSpace to see him in action!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Action shot from Bon Bon's board!

Take a look at this sneak peek from Bon Bon! an awesome action shot from her board -all part of The Decked Project on show from the 25th to 30th August!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Inkygoodness Wonderland Exhibition!

Inkygoodness' Wonderland exhibition is approaching fast! get down to the Custard Factory, Birmingham between 12-27 September for some visual treats! Decked artists Dave Bain, Jennifer Dubet, Lisa Hassell, Simon David Mills, Vicky Newman, Mike O' Shea, David Shillinglaw, Michelle Turton and DocVek are all confirmed!

check out http://inkygoodness.com/ for the lo-down!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Preview of The 5683's board

We have the latest preview of a board in from The 5683 and it's lookin good! come on down to StolenSpace between 25-30th August for the real thing!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Lucas Deverell's Lastest Screen Prints!

Lucas Deverell's new A3 screen prints. All hand stamped and numbered out of 09. On sale soon. Grey on black and grey on pink. There will be a few at the Decked Exhibition, check out myspace.com/little_rabbit

Monday, 17 August 2009

The Decked Project Poster!

The wonderful Decked poster! this colourful poster can't be missed and is a hybrid mix of Decked artist's styles! Those that collaborated on the image were: Mr Penfold, Simon Mills, Ventzah, Leticia Credidio, SNUB, Lisa Humphreys, Lisa Hassell, Skaffa, David Shillinglaw, Aaron Petz, Jenny Dubet, Vicky Newman, Dave Bain, Dan Frye

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Cooler Magazine Feature!

Cooler Magazine has done a wonderful little feature on the Decked Project in their August/September issue currently out now -showcasing the talented works of (clockwise from top) Mike O'Shea, Bon Bon and EJ Miles and focusing on our love of all things original!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sneak Peeks! Birdboy, Lisa Hassell & Seb Burnett!

A couple of sneak peeks of what's in store at The Decked Project Exhibition! some gorgeous paint work form Birdboy, Lisa Hassell and Seb Burnett!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Biteproof Zine!

The5683 is the creator and publisher of a triannually released mag/zine called Biteproof with the second edition released in September!

"BITEPROOF is an independent publication of visual mastication for the mind and eye. The running theme for each issue is in the title. By setting its own brief, Biteproof will bring you unseen, new and exclusive work.

Contributors are chosen for their individual and unique style which sets benchmarks at all levels within their genre.

Issue 1 of Biteproof titled "Skullduggery, Graverobbery, and a tasteles dash of Taxidermy"
with the upcoming Issue 2 titled "Cybernetics, Dianetics, and a Hypodermic of Mutant Genetics"

For more information check out the visually exciting http://www.biteproof.com/

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Design Week Feature!

The Decked Project is featured in Design Week in the News In Pictures section shown with illustrator Ben Tallon's customised board looking good!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Vague Inventory of Ailments and States

Jennifer Crouch (Jenism) latest exhibition "A Vague Inventory of Ailments and States" opens 15th and 22nd August at the Pebbledash Gallery London and is a collection of meticulously executed drawings and other works so go take a look! for more information on the exhibition visit https://exhibitx.co.uk/index.php/blog/jenism

Monday, 10 August 2009

Latest Work from Ventzah!

Here is the latest from Ventzah showing his skills at Cargo Club in Shoreditch -and if that has whet your appetite for more awesomeness from the man himself get down to The London Graphic Centre where he will be showing at the Urban Art Summer Showcase at Covent Garden until the 28th August! for more info check out Urban Art Summer Showcase!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

SNUB's Skateboard Sneek Peek!

Take an advanced look at the artwork for SNUB's board -and then come see the real thing at StolenSpace gallery! (25-30th August) to see more of SNUB's work, check out http://snub23.com/

Friday, 7 August 2009

Julian Sweeney and his Teeny Weeny Genie!

The latest short from Seb Burnett and Joe Wood's studios following Julian Sweeney and his teeny weeny genie and their high jinks!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Dave Bain Takes Over Boy's Who Draw!

Dave Bain takes over the Boy's Who Draw blog for August! he will be posting all his adventures in the land of illustration over the next couple of weeks! -Take a look here...

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Photos from Knee Jerk's Private View

David Shillinglaw's Knee-Jerk exhibition runs until August 7th, at The Nancy Victor gallery, 36 Charlotte street, London. Go check it out for artworks and installation pieces a plenty!

Friday, 31 July 2009

Illustrator Vicky Newman selected for Images 33

Illustrator Vicky Newman has had her work selected for Images 33 Best of British Illustration 2009 -the annual Association of Illustrators book, pictured at the awards night held at the London College of Communication.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Artwork updates from Tom Symonds!

Some updates of work by artist Tom Symonds featuring his splendid mixture of delicate line work with flat colour. Also showing his work development with a page from his sketchbook!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Animation Shorts by Illustrator Seb Burnett

The first animation is a work in progress from talented Seb Burnaett featuring his character Julian Sweeney and the second is a episode from the escapades of Victorian explorer Bertram Fiddle -sit back and tune in!

Owen Gildersleeve Collaborates with Thomas Forsyth

(second photo taken by Jonathan Green)
Graphic designer and illustrator Owen Gildersleeve is now joining forces with friend and product designer Thomas Forsyth for 'Decked'. The two have decided to collaborate after discussing developments for the project in Berlin, Germany.

Thomas Forsyth is passionate about designing and making. "I need to use my hands to think - it is when I start letting my hands work freely that I can realise ideas".

Whether working on product, one-off pieces, curation, building, or drawings, Thomas believes in "being creative with what you have, and resourceful with what you don't". This exploration of materials and their properties makes him feel most alive.

There is a playful, fantastical theme that runs through his work, and objects are often subject to emergent properties such as secret compartments. Thomas is internationally acclaimed for his Drawing Tops (spinning tops which use a pencil for the spindle), which have attracted attention ranging from Designboom to MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg). These simple objects can be used to make beautiful and intricate marks, putting children and adults on an even playing field when it comes to creating artwork.

Thomas's success in 2009 has included 'People's Choice Award' at Bristol Design Festival and showcasing his work at the Drawing Inspirations Award Ceremony, held at The British Museum.

More recently his work has been leading towards creating larger scale, functional social/community spaces, that encourage interaction and multi-purpose, interdisciplinary use.

You can find examples of Thomas's work on his website: www.thomasforsyth.com

Monday, 20 July 2009

Dan Kitchener Illustrations

A couple of new illustrations from amazingly prolific artist Dan Kitchener! http://www.dankitchener.co.uk/

Friday, 17 July 2009

New Work and Screen Print by Elfin!

Above is the latest drawing by Elfin of her Goat Girl and her latest two colour screen print (black and silver) to be on display at StolenSpace through out the Decked Project show -come down and take a look!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Graham Carter Exhibition Artwork!

Preparations underway for East Meets West a solo show by Graham Carter at the Coningsby Gallery, 30th August - 12th September showing limited edition prints and original artwork. -It's gunna be good! http://www.graham-carter.co.uk/

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Dan Kitchener has been busy!

Dan Kitchener has had a nice couple of double page spreads and an interview over at Plus 1 magazine, he is also currently interviewed on the online arts site Crack For Your Eyes (take a look here!) and he has just finished the Prodigy poster for their Invaders Must Die tour....amazing! we can only conclude he doesn't sleep theses days!