Pocko, in collaboration with Magma has initiated an exciting new project involving 20 international, award-winning Pocko artists. Artists including Tabas, Ben Newman, Kinpro and James Braithwaite have each customised a series of wooden Matryoshka dolls, using a variety of techniques, from oil painting, ink and watecolour to collage and soldering. Pocko photographer Judith Erwes and animation studio Captive have both produced bodies of work inspired by Pocko Matryoshkas which will be exhibited alongside the dolls. POCKOSHOKO will have the chance to be appreciated by many starting with an exhibition in the 3 Magma stores as part of the London Design Festival which begins this Saturday 17th September, and will continue their journey, passing by NYC, Madrid and Milan, to a special final auction, 2 RUSSIA WITH LOVE, in aid of a Russian childrens charity.
The CAMPAIGN PHOTO AWARDS 2009 were held last week we are proud to announce thatSimen Johan's SKINS image WON the Media & Entertainment Category! And check out the guy at the front, kissing the girl...it's Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire!
Boy oh boy! I am super excited about Nick White's debut solo show that has just started at Concrete Hermit in London and features oodles of prints and original artwork. On the 17th September Nick's first book 'People I've never met and Conversations I've never had', published by the fine chaps at Nobrow, will be launched. The Launch starts at 6.30pm at Concrete Hermit, 5a Club Row, London E1 6JX. Nick will be around to sign copies and say howdy so come along.
We are off to Gallery 32 at the Brazilian Embassy to check out the show "Brazil Illustrated", an exhibition of works by three up-and-coming Brazilian illustrators: Bruno Kurru, Wagner Pinto and Eduardo Recife. It should be good!