New work at Castor + Pollux

Our friends at the wonderful Brighton seafront gallery, Castor + Pollux have new prints in stock from some of our favourite illustrators - Paul Catherall (above), Roman Klonek (immediately below) and Lo Cole (bottom).

Definitely worth popping down to see, they're colourful, bold and bright - guaranteed to help beat those Winter blues.

Images copyright the artists, taken from Castor + Pollux website.

Martin Parr: retrospective of photobooks

Martin Parr's images are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face - they're witty, colourful and superbly captured, so make sure you get down to the Rocket Gallery in fashionable Shoreditch before the 20th Feb and experience them first hand.

The Retrospective of photobooks will be Parr's 8th exhibition at the gallery and sounds fantastic, "Sixty photographic books by Martin Parr, dating from 1974 to 2009, will each be exhibited together with a group of iconic editioned photographs". Quick now, there's only 1 week left!

Images copyright Rocket Gallery.

Goodbye to Edie Harper

Samson and Delilah

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I've just discovered via Grain Edit the sad news that Edie Harper, widow of illustrator Charlie Harper passed away last week aged 87. Edie too was a fantastic illustrator - very similar in style to her husband, but often described as more whimsical. She was also a very talented painter and photographer.

Her work mostly focused on Biblical stories (above) and cats (below),"She loved cats forever and felt that stories from the Bible provided her with some good design ideas", said her son Brett, who runs the Harper Art Studio.


There is a full Memoriam for Edie Harper here which tells of her wonderful talents and her life with husband Charlie Harper.

Edie Harper prints can be seen and purchased here.

Images copyright Edie Harper / Harper Estate.