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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Competition: Win two fantastic books

On November 30th, 2010 by .

This competition is now closed.  Congratualtions to our winner, Lou Taylor-Murison!

We have two fantastic books to give away from RotoVision just in time for Christmas,  they would make a lovely present for someone or you can simply keep them for yourself!

The first is called Reinventing Letterpress and I have totally fallen in love with it.  The book gives an overview of the fascinating techniques of this traditional process and also celebrates it’s mass revival by showing the portfolios of stunning work from the best letterpress studios that are running today.

The book is filled with so many beautiful pieces of letterpress artwork of all colours, shapes and designs.  Not only is it great to see all of the stunning work but it’s a fantastic resource for images and inspiration and very worthy of a prime place on any coffee table.  Below are just a few images from the book:

The next book is called 52 Photographic Projects, and would suit anyone with an interest in photography.   It was created by a self taught photographer called Kevin Meredith aka lomokev, who’s long term hobby turned into a career.  This is his second book (his first book sold out of it’s print run in under a year!)   Here is what the publishers say about it:

“This book will kick-start your creativity, enhance your photographic skills, and build your confidence behind the lens.  It’s cliche’ busting ideas are backed with jargon-free, practical advice to offer a weekly dose of inspiration for photographers and image-makers of all levels”.

Designing a stand for The Designer Wedding Show 2010

On November 29th, 2010 by .

This is one of the jobs I have just finished for Pearl Pictures Photography.  They took a stand at The Modern Bride Show and asked me to design the space and source the props.

The first image is my conceptual moodboard and the following pictures are photos taken from the actual event.  Pearl Pictures identity is feminine, vintage, timeless & sophisticated and so I wanted their stand to reflect all of these important qualities.  My aim was to create a ‘living room’ feel so that customers could sit and relax while they talked about their exciting wedding plans.  The gorgeous vintage sofa was my key focal piece as not only didi it compliment Pearl PIctures company colours, it also epitimised the classic vintage feel.  The thinking behind the  picture gallery was that people could come onto the stand and view Pearl Pictures Gallery.  It was a great show with some fantastic feedback.

Maybe a new DFS sofa for Cristmas...?

On November 29th, 2010 by .

I have just been sent the latest collections from DFS and they are really quite pretty.  I know a sofa isn’t the usual Christmas purchase BUT, if you were thinking of buying a new sofa then now is the perfect time as there are some great bargains to be had!

Click here for the full collection.