Thursday, 14th Nov 2013
London's CHELSEA Space Gallery has just opened a new exhibition dedicated to the American letterpress art of Hatch Show Print, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1879, well before TV advertising and the internet, Hatch Show Print used their bold letterpress designs to promote Country, Americana, Blues and Jazz musicians. Their bright and colourful artworks have featured the likes of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Hank Williams.
Though best known for their work with musicians, Hatch Show Print originally began by making posters for religious meetings, local businesses and political rallies. Nashville Calling features archive artefacts, photographs, film and many of the signature poster designs created by the company from the 1920s to the present day. The exhibition explores Hatch's unique history and positioning as an information network, universally respected art and design agency and cultural icon.
Nashville Calling will run until 14th December 2013, and will be accompanied by a series of talks, lectures and music events to celebrate Hatch Show Print and its history. As with each exhibition at the CHELSEA Space gallery, a new illustrated publication will accompany the show.
Tuesday, 5th Nov 2013
Artist Horace Panter will feature as part of new exhibition The Writing Is On The Wall, hosted at London's Strand Gallery from today. Also known for being the bassist with The Specials, Horace's bold Pop style paintings come from a belief that "anything or anyone can be idolised or placed centre stage" and achieve their look through "a lightness of touch and a palette favouring primary colours".
The exhibition will take place from the 5th - 10th November, and is presented in collaboration with Sheaffer penmakers, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary.
For more information, visit: www.thestrandgallery.wordpress.com
Tuesday, 29th Oct 2013
Some of the latest additions to our Authentic and Laurel Wreath Collections were spotted in London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and New York this month.
This winter weight bomber jacket has been made in the UK, using wool cloth created at the Abraham Moon mill in Yorkshire. Spotted near our Laurel Wreath Collection shop at Seven Dials, London, the British Wool Tennis Bomber has been layered over this season's Textured Military Knit Shirt.
See our latest collections online now, or visit our Shop Finder to find your nearest store.