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Thursday, 25th Jul 2013
Earlier this week, we took a visit to new exhibition More Than Fair at London's RCA, featuring the work of the late British artist and musician Ian Dury. A student of Pop Art icon Sir Peter Blake, Ian studied at Walthamstow School of Art before joining the prestigious Royal College in 1963. The exhibition has been curated by Ian’s daughter Jemima Dury, former confederate Kosmo Vinyl and the one time Stiff Records art director, Jules Balme.
Featuring a selection of artwork from 1961 to 1972, the colourful exhibition showcases Ian's immersion in pop culture, referencing celebrities, singers and showgirls. The artist developed a friendship with tutor Peter Blake, who was so confident in his student's work that he would pass over projects from time to time. More Than Fair was made possible thanks to donations from the RCA, Ian's former band The Blockheads, the general public and many more. The exhibition will run until 1st September 2013.
Friday, 17th May 2013
The Chelsea Futurespace Gallery presents Four Decades, an exhibition of prints by iconic British artist and former Fred Perry collaborator Sir Peter Blake. Known as one of the figureheads of the British Pop Art movement, Blake’s work takes influence from the realms of pop culture, literature, music and contemporary art.
Homage to Schwitters by Peter Blake. Courtesy of CCA Galleries
I Love You (Portrait of Chuck Berry) by Peter Blake, courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery.
Included in the exhibition are Blake’s series of Appropriated Alphabets, Alice in Wonderland, and The Butterfly Man, as well as portraits of musicians Chuck Berry, Ian Dury and The Clash. Covering forty years of the artist’s work, the exhibition explores the diversity and dexterity that allows it to transcend the divisions between fine art and pop culture.
Four Decades will run at Chelsea Futurespace until 28th July, 2013.
Tuesday, 5th Feb 2013
This spring, our men's Laurel Wreath Collection takes inspiration from the early 1980s British graphic art movement with an overall clean, modern and experimental approach. Key influences on the collection include artists such as Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, both famed for their seminal work with musicians and innovative approach to design - Saville famously created the iconic Unknown Pleasures album artwork for Joy Division whilst Garrett was one of the first artists to convert to digital techniques in the early 90s.
Space Dot Jacquard Sweater - click here to view
A two colour dot pattern evocative of early computer cards and an industrial dash print, both reminiscent of the pioneering graphics movement, bring depth to slim fit shirts and lightweight Italian knitwear.
Industrial Dash Print Shirt - click here to view
Elsewhere in the collection, seams have been shifted, button-up pockets give way to unexpected colour pops and envelope collars add detail to simple styles. A toned down palette of steel greys, pastel green and soft pinks is punctuated with flashes of brights.