Thursday, 25 August 2011

1 Day until D-Day (that's D for Delivery)

Papergirl Newcastle is getting closer and I for one, cannot wait (if you have no idea what Papergirl is, have a quick peep at the previous post).

Tomorrow, The Project Club will be rolling up and packaging the prints and having a mass bake-off to make some cakes for when the cyclists stop for a break halfway through their distribution route on Saturday.

Lara Robinson, illustrator and owner of Laravans, will be setting up stall with one of her beautiful wee caravans, along with The *TeaShed, a lovely, quirky local tea and homeware business. Afterwards, we'll be meeting at Hey, Baby Chief Panda in Heaton. I shall be there with encouragement, cake and a few cakestands I've made. If you like that kind of thing, I'll shortly be selling them on Etsy - but I'll tell you about that nearer the time.

If you’re around on Saturday and see a group of cyclists on decorated bikes with cardboard tubes poking out of their Papergirl bags, keep ‘em peeled, you could be in for some fantastic free art!

Click to enlarge - painstakingly screenprinted especially for D-Day


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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Papergirl Newcastle is HERE!

Hurrah! This amazing do-and-share project kicks off tonight!

Images copyright of Papergirl Newcastle

Founded in Berlin by Aisha Ronnigan in 2006, the Newcastle faction is co-ordinated by the incredibly talented Carlos Rosati of The Cloud Commission. How it works is that artists and illustrators send Papergirl some 2D artwork. A piece from each artist/illustrator is included in an exhibition, giving us all something lovely to look at and raise awareness of the project. A couple of weeks later, the exhibition is taken down, a few pieces in varying styles are rolled up into a tube then distributed by bicycle-riding Papergirl people to the public for free.
There’s some incredible local talent taking part, whoever gets some free art action is very lucky! Have a sneaky-peeky on the PG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/papergirlnewcastle?sk=info


Created by Aisha Ronniger in 2006 in Berlin, we finally bring the rolls to the streets of Newcastle

Papergirl is a no bones, lets do and share, give away art on bikes operation. The plan is for yous lot to send in work to a designated address... and we give it out on a fixed date. This of course will be paired up with exhibitions of the work sent in, parties, cyclists breaskfasts and all sorts of silliness.

There are no guidelines as to format, subject matter or quantity, so originals, prints, photos, copies etc. come together. Each roll contains several different works, meaning that each one will be a right mixed bag.In the style of American paper-boys, Papergirl distributes rolled art pieces by bicycle to passers-by.

Created by Aisha Ronniger in 2006 in Berlin, we finally bring the rolls to the streets of Newcastle

Papergirl is a no bones, lets do and share, give away art on bikes operation. The plan is for yous lot to send in work to a designated address... and we give it out on a fixed date. This of course will be paired up with exhibitions of the work sent in, parties, cyclists breaskfasts and all sorts of silliness.

There are no guidelines as to format, subject matter or quantity, so originals, prints, photos, copies etc. come together. Each roll contains several different works, meaning that each one will be a right mixed bag.In the style of American paper-boys, Papergirl distributes rolled art pieces by bicycle to passers-by.

Created by Aisha Ronniger in 2006 in Berlin, we finally bring the rolls to the streets of Newcastle

Papergirl is a no bones, lets do and share, give away art on bikes operation. The plan is for yous lot to send in work to a designated address... and we give it out on a fixed date. This of course will be paired up with exhibitions of the work sent in, parties, cyclists breaskfasts and all sorts of silliness.

There are no guidelines as to format, subject matter or quantity, so originals, prints, photos, copies etc. come together. Each roll contains several different works, meaning that each one will be a right mixed bag.
The exhibition is at the Settle Down Cafe on Thornton Street in Newcastle. Tonight’s preview kicks off at 7pm and includes a bar, badges, pick 'n' mix and Sega Megadrive-offs! See you there!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Jacked Up

I love the Union Jack. Not in a Nick-Griffin-got-one-pinned-above-the-bed kind of way or in this context, even a ‘lets think about what the flag actually stands for’ kind of way but in the sense that I like it as a piece of design. It’s one of the more interesting flags to look at. Makes the Aussie flag prettier. More striking than Poland, less showy-offy than Papau New Guinea. 

Anyway, I have a future project in mind involving flag designs but I don’t want to wait to show you this fantastic Union Jack flooring by Scott Carter-Dowding of SCD Flooring. I like how just changing one colour makes it look so different. Scott did all the flooring in my home, I wish I’d thought of this before he finished though.

click to enlarge

Scott’s a Master Fitter and if you’re looking for new carpet or decorative flooring including specialist work, you can reach him on 07753 747910, by email at: info@scdflooring.co.uk, or check out his website www.scdflooring.co.uk, or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SCD-Flooring/189006351130943?sk=info.