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Earlier this year Wallpaper* magazine gave Reebok a design award for their ZigTech trainer – a new shoe with a distinctive graphic zig-zag sole that transfers energy back to the wearer. This lead to the curation of a show in which designers, architects and artists were invited to create works inspired by Reebok’s ZigTech, Toning and Flex technologies. Read More >

Posted: July 29th, 2011
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On way to the Reebok / Wallpaper* show I nipped round the corner to Channel 4 offices on Horseferry Road to see their latest “Big 4″. “Time to Breathe” was designed by fashion graduate and competition winner Hannah Gourlay – silver metalic fabric stretched over sub-frame which gently inhales and exhales in the breeze.

Posted: July 29th, 2011
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Treated Sam the work-experiencer to a gallery day in London. First stop the Barbican for Watch Me Move covering the 150 year history of animation. The show “brings together for the first time, over one hundred films by contemporary artists, cut-out, collage, puppet, clay and stop-motion animators, auteur filmmakers and exponents of experimental film alongside the creative output of the commercial studios. “ Read More >

Posted: July 15th, 2011
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Evening performance by Andy Holden, held in the mezzanine extension of the house at Kettle’s Yard:
“The culmination of series of pieces investigating the relationship between sculptural objects and duration, Six Short Works in Time incorporates projected film, a live camera feed, spoken word, and a string quartet performing music by Johnny Parry and The Grubby Mitts. Read More >

Posted: July 10th, 2011
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Made it to Andy Holden’s lunch time talk with Tyler Woolcott on the laws that exist in the animated world (part of his “Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time” show at Kettle’s Yard). With examples from Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Wile E Coyote, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Betty Boop, Charlie Brown and Itchy & Scratchy. Read More >

Posted: July 7th, 2011
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Invited to An Evening With Typo party at the London College of Communication and had a look round the work by graduating students on Graphics, Media and Interactive Design courses. It really is a very diverse and inventive show, evidence of genuine focus on research leading to innovative solutions – here’s a very non-exhaustive selection of projects that caught my eye. Read More >

Posted: July 5th, 2011
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Wednesday evening saw the launch party for a show of graphic work based around the Wikileaks threads. It’s a group show with contributions from a variety of artists, illustrators and designers held at The Book Club in Shoreditch. Read More >

Posted: July 1st, 2011
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