Thursday, 30 June 2011

Eduardo Recife wins a Gold Design Lion at Cannes

Eduardo Recife's work with JWT Sao Paulo for Hotel Emiliano, Brazil, has won a Gold Design Lion at Cannes 2011!  This is fantastic news, and you can view more on the project here.

Totem Tape Now Available!

Ben Newman's playful Totem Pole Tape is now available to purchase from Betty & Dupree.  This makes for beautiful gift wrapping (especially those of us who resort to using brown parcel paper at the last minute, every time...), as well as excellent decoration for anywhere you see fit!  Ben takes his inspiration for this from American folk art, vintage comic books and the Bauhaus style. 

To see more of Ben's work or to commission Ben, please click here.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Where's summer gone?

Well, here at Pocko Towers in London we were overjoyed to have a beautifully warm April and May. But now June has come along in typically British fashion we are faced with rain, wind and even hailstorms almost daily!  Weather not looking so good where you are either?  Remind yourself what summer can look like by having a look at Italian photography master Massimo Vitali's portfolio by clicking here.  Massimo is renowned for his exceptional beach photography, which captures broad, beautiful scenes in high-resolution detail - we guarantee in no time you will be able to feel the sunshine!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Montblanc Cultural Foundation

Olaf Hajek has recently finished a commission for the book of the 20th anniversary of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Project.. 

In 1992, Montblanc established the Montblanc Cultural Foundation with the aim of identifying worthy art patronage projects all over the world.  In these 20 years, the “Montblanc de la Culture Art Patronage Award” has recognized and celebrated the work of outstanding private patrons of the arts throughout the world - patrons who have dedicated time, energy, experience and financial resources to the furtherance of arts and culture.  All the names of the jury and the winners should have been documented in this anniversary book.  Olaf's work showed the idea of "family trees".  Olaf didn't want to make 20 trees, so he came up with the idea to show trees and lanes, to bring diversity into these paintings.  You can click here to see Olaf's online portfolio.