Blink Graphics: Autumn ’11 Highlights

We asked our resident graphics expert, Christian, to select his favourites from the Autumn ’11 quarterly ‘Graphics’ report. He scoured the 300 or so images that make up this report and pulled out those that he felt are the most inspirational and innovative. This is the penultimate issue of this report (boo!) but we have added another new report to our offer which means we have to refocus our energy. We still find graphic art incredibly inspirational, however so we will still be dedicating the occasional post to this theme, as well as adding in some great T shirt graphics into our ‘Jersey’ report.

St Bride at the Vintage Festival

The art of Letterpress is in the process of a massive revival at the moment. Keep your eye out for one off posters and letterpress woodblock fonts. Check out St Bride for lectures and shows, always interesting.

Bacon Street, East London

Bacon Street, East London.

Loving this line drawing graffiti style, differing from the norm.

The Peter Blake bus, spotted at the Vintage Festival

The Peter Blake bus is a wonder, pure British eccentric design.

Buxton Street, East London

Some street art by Anthony Lister, always great to see up. A very interesting artist.

Anthony Burrill

Letterpress goodness by Anthony Burrill. What’s not to like?

Ardingly Antiques Fair

I love old signage, a disappearing art which is a shame. Great reference here.

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Blink Travels: Paris Graphic, Le Monochrome!

Here’s almost our final hit of inspiration from Paris. We do have a wee bit more for you tomorrow..

This one is for you guys who are more graphically oriented. We really love street art, and Paris has a very special take on it. We found some really beautifully executed stickers and posters, as well as stencils and sketches. The over riding mood was monochromatic, with the odd flash of colour. Here are our favourites for you.

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Colette, Paris

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Blink Inspiration: Cut and Paste Art

We were, camera in hand, searching East London finding great new street art for the Autumn edition of the ‘Graphics’ report when we came across a really innovative looking piece on Redchurch Street. As we were ooh-ing and ahh-ing, admiring this variation on the Virgin Mary, the artist himself stepped up.

Ernesto Muniz is a scalpel wielding genius. He very kindly sent us some images of other works from the streets of London as well as his home town of Mexico City. There’s also some really interesting creations with vinyl records. The use of religious iconography reflects Muniz’ Latino roots and makes for some really innovative artwork.

If you like what you see here, Ernesto can be contacted at munizer@hotmail.com. He’ll also be exhibiting alongside artists like Banksy at Liverpool’s Corke Gallery in November.

The artist himself

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Blink Travels- Great Danes

Here’s a little postette from my recent trip to Copenhagen. We’ve renamed it the “City of Beauty” and that’s a name that applies on so many levels, let me tell you. Its my second trip to Copenhagen and I fell in love with the place, the people and the lifestyle all over again. What could you possibly fault about a city were people can leave their bikes unlocked all day long and still find them where they left them?

Aside from the joy of safe bicycles, Copenhagen has a deliciously laid-back vibe about it. The buildings, the brands, the people are all beautiful but in an unselfconscious way. We came back with slightly cricked necks after staring at all the beautiful boys!

This trip we stayed at Hotel Fox. Its not only well priced in a very pricey city (the one negative point), but it’s also centrally located and really very cool. The bedrooms are all uniquely designed and decorated by artists. My small but perfectly formed room was ‘The Traveler’, designed by a Brisbane based design collective who opted for a dreamlike, calm neutral theme. My colleague was given the ‘Red Rum’ which was an intensely red scheme from a Norwegian creative. It was only as we checked out that the receptionist informed us that the room’s name spelled ‘murder’ backwards! Thank goodness he waited until we were leaving…

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Hotel Fox lobby & reception

Hotel Fox lobby & reception

Hotel Fox, one of many carpet designs

Hotel Fox, one of many carpet designs

Hotel Fox, lift interior

Hotel Fox, lift interior

Such stylish boys...

Such stylish boys...