1. Mr. Penfold Show London

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    I’m very excited about Mr. Penfold’s solo show in lively Camden Town next week! It runs from the 1st to the 4th of August. If you are in London during this time, pop in and show some support! Here’s a press release for the show:

    The highly anticipated debut London show for Mr. Penfold is finally here, Thursday 1st August is the date to save. Showcasing new works from the artist, the series will feature new paintings on three materials: wood, canvas and paper. The work sees Penfold delve deeper into his love for both abstract art and graffiti, a fusion which the artist has been developing and nurturing over his career.

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  2. Blake Bradley’s ‘A Creature Fix’ Show at Le Snoot!

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    We were really pleased when Le Snoot Gallery contacted us recently, telling us about an up-coming show featuring Blake Bradley. First of all, if you are anywhere near Savannah, USA then Le Snoot looks like a fantastic place to see local creative talent.

    Here’s a little about Blake’s show:

    “Magical creatures roam this earth, both good and evil, unseen by most as they search for a place to call home. Blake Bradley has pulled back the thin veil separating our world from theirs, bringing to life a showcase of bewitching and demented creatures that have finally found a spot to rest.

    Featuring a mix of razor-sharp talons, distorted figures and flowing line work, Blake’s work is a juxtaposition of hideous beauty and ethereal decadence.

    Make the journey to Gallery Le Snoot’s exhibition, “A Creature Fix”, on February 8th to discover Blake Bradley’s world, and to view and purchase the best of his work.”

    Enjoy the show, we wish it every success.

    Le Snoot has an interview with Blake Bradley if you’d like to find out a bit more.

  3. East London Comics and Arts Festival

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    If you are in London this Sunday, be sure to check out the East London Comics and Arts Festival. It looks to be a great event chocked full of excellent talent such as Tom Gauld, Luke Pearson and my good friend Iro Tsavala. Here’s a write-up from the ELCAF website:

    “ELCAF 2012, the first East London Comics and Arts Festival will take place this year on the 17th of June in the fantastic venue The Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch. The first edition of the festival will aim to showcase the plethora of youthful talent in the comics and graphic art scene in London and the UK and also to bring something fresh to our locals by drawing talent from abroad to take part in the event, inviting exciting new collectives and publishers from Europe and the wider World.

    Rammed with exciting programming for people of all ages, the events space will offer immersive encounters with the fascinating worlds of illustration and comics, while the fair will provide you with a unique opportunity to pick up affordable art and prints, the full gamut of comics and graphic novels and even the occasional hand made toy and t-shirt. The space is fully equipped with a refreshment booth with coffee, drinks and snacks and plenty of bathrooms for afterwards. What are you waiting for, ELCAF is going to be a blast!”

    This event is brought to you by Nobrow, previously featured on The Lounge. We wish it every success, and special thanks to Iro for the heads up!

  4. John Burningham Exhibition

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    ‘Journeys of the Imagination’ is the title of John Burningham’s exhibition at The London Transport Museum which features his travel posters.

    “London Transport Museum is hosting a celebration of the work of one of Britain’s most successful and best loved illustrators – John Burningham. His career was kick started with a poster commission from London Transport in 1960 although he later found fame as a celebrated children’s book author and illustrator. He has written over 60 illustrated books, for which he has received many honours including two Kate Greenaway medals.

    The Museum’s celebratory events include a display of his travel posters, October family fun half term workshops, an ‘in-conversation’ evening with John Burningham and a special book signing afternoon. A new Flickr photographic competition, inspired by Burningham’s new poster artwork Children’s London, will run until 1 December 2011.”

    The show is on until Thursday 1st December.

    Additionally, you can find out more about John on his Wiki page.

  5. Character Totem Show 2011


    If you live in Birmingham, or close enough to adventure to it, Inkygoodness are hosting what looks to be a superb exhibition right now!

    From today (19th July) until 30th July The Character Totem show will be taking place at The Zellig Gallery. It features works of Mc Bess, Loulou & Tummie, El Tobe, and an assortment of other delightful illustrators. The launch night happens this Thursday (21st July), and promises to have live drawing, an animation screening, live music, a print shop….and beer!

    Also as part of the show Inkygoodness has teamed up with Get A Grip for a screen printing workshop on the 23rd July.

    For all the information check out:

    Character Totem Home-Coming

    Inkygoodness x Get A Grip Screenprinting Workshop