I stumbled across this amazing collision art by Thomas Robson the other day. This particular image is from his ‘Fluid Pigment Series’ and I just love it! There are many other series for you to explore, each as innovative as the next. Thomas Robson blurs the boundaries between fine art and graphic design. You should definitely take a look.
Whilst popping out for a curry one night in Nottingham, I discovered a fantastic collection of 19th Century Indian Maharajah portraits by Australian born artist Peter Thornborough. The attention to detail and vibrancy had me mesmerised, I couldn’t concentrate on my curry!
Peter Thornborough is inspired by travel and architecture and regularly exhibits in London and Denmark. My favourite painting is the Rajasthani herdsman pictured, you can see the rest of his work here.
If you haven’t already heard about Graze you are missing out! For around £3 you get delivered a healthy little snack box to graze on though out the day. With lots of yummy and nutritious nibbles to choose from, you begin by rating over 100 snack options. If you are allergic or really don’t like something you can bin the option and you will never get sent it. You then pick which day you want your snack box delivering and then you just wait for the postman to arrive!
After a recommendation from a friend, I thought I would give it a go. I have to admit, it was very exciting! A beautifully packaged little box arrived, full of yummy snacks, with lots of nutritional information so you know exactly how many calories and fat each snack contains (that’s if you are interested in that kind of stuff). I had some wasabi peas, orange and ginger flapjack, dried apple and toffee sauce and a selection of fruit and nuts. But be warned, the snacks are very filling, so you may only need a light lunch. Why not give Graze a go?…
Well, as I’m sure you know, this year is Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. We are all looking forward to a few days off work to celebrate and what better way to remember this celebration than with this beautiful silk scarf. Based on a 1942 portrait by Cecil Beaton, digital print designer Laura Berens creates a bold and beautiful botanical effect, awash with colour. The scarf has been digitally printed onto habotai silk and hand finished in the UK. Exclusive to the V&A Shop, the scarf is available to buy, along with a few other fantastic designs.
Also at the V&A to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, there is portrait exhibition of Her Majesty by Cecil Beaton which will be held from 8 February – 22 April 2012. Cecil Beaton’s photographs were central to shaping the monarchy’s public image in the mid-20th century and he photographed the Queen over three decades. I know I’ll be visiting because the photos look amazing, but if you can’t, you can find out more here.
:Los Angeles Olympics 1984
With the release of the new Olympic 2012 posters, I began looking at Olympic posters over the years and discovered this beauty from 1984. Robert Rauschenberg’s design filled the games’ star-in-motion logo with a selection of sliced-up and half-comprehensible photographs. Interestingly, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the most financially successful Olympics of modern times due to the $225 million sale of exclusive TV rights to America’s ABC network. You can see Olympic posters dating all the way back to 1908 at The London 2012 Shop… have a look!