The disputed designs have now disappeared from amazon and paperchase have issued a statement saying they are looking into it.
-- Post From My Phone
Thursday, 11 February 2010
The advent of the World Wide Web and digital dissemination has seen a change in attitudes to copying in the arts and design.
Today has seen a twitter campaign being launched to defend a small designer - Hidden Eloise - (who sells work through online stores such as folksy) who 's work has (allegedly) been taken, modified and used by giant Paperchase. Paperchase refuses to discuss the matter with Hidden Eloise and has continued the sell the disputed designs
Hidden Eloise's website and animation about the two 'Alices"
Anyway the good people on twitter have taken matters into their own hands and Paperchase's feedback on Amazon is soaring like the proverbial Lead Zeppelin. Feel free to air your own opinion! Stand up for the small designers against the big money
Posted by Jon at 14:00
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
We went to the Tom Paine Press in Lewes last Saturday to see an exhibition of Jonny Hannah's prints. The Tom Paine Press is the brainchild of Peter Chasseaud to build and set up a working 18th Century style wooden Common Press. The press was build for Peter by Alan May (who also made the Gutenberg press for Stephen Fry on his TV program). This press is now housed in a gallery at 151 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XU and recreates the environment of an 18th century printing house, with type cases, cabinets, frames and the compositor’s ‘stone’.
Posters, broadsheets, pamphlets and books are printed on the press, which is also "used to show the complexities of letterpress technology and the crucial importance of the printed word in disseminating ideas."
Lewes of course was the home of Tom Paine and he wrote the 'Rights of Man' in the town whilst resident at theBull House - where Paine lived and worked as a customs and excise officer - as well as seller of tobacco! - the White Hart where he was part of the debating society is a little further down the road......
Tom Paine's independent and democratic tradition is well represented in the town today which last year declared it's own currency and organised a successful boycott against a big brewery messing with Lewes' favourite beer!
As well as Jonny Hannah's screenprints and paintings the press sells a great range of affordable artists books and printed artists cards.
The Tom Paine Press is open 10 - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Posted by Jon at 13:16
Sunday, 7 February 2010
I've been trying to find out the dates of this year's Origin - the Crafts Council organised London Craft Fair at Somerset House. I don't seem to be able to find anything about it. Can someone let me know?
Usually the application form is published by now and the deadline is March. Does anyone have any news?
I probably can't search a website properly but it does seems a little strange....
Posted by Jon at 20:06
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Posted by Emma at 21:34
Monday, 1 February 2010
Applications have opened for the Brighton Art Fair, MADE10 - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair and the new Palace Art Fair.
We are still in the middle of a major redesign to our website and so the on-line application form isn't ready just yet but the paper applications can be downloaded here.
Brighton Art Fair - 16th - 19th September
Palace Art Fair - 7th-10th October
Made10 - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair - 18th - 21st November.
All deadlines are 31st March and selection will take place by the middle of April
Posted by Jon at 11:15