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Nick White Talk

Hello all, we are starting a series of Process Talks soon at our HQ in 62 Great Eastern street. The first talk will be given by Heart agency artist Nick White, who will also be signing his book People I’ve Never Met… at the event.

The aim of the series of talks is for artists to speak through their creative process, from sketchbook to final artwork, to getting the work out into the big bad world for the benefit of fledgling illustrators, students and aficionados. Nick has years of experience working as an illustrator for a range of clients including TimeOut London, Plan B, World of Interiors, Cent. magazine and the LA Times, and is also the author and artist behind Nobrow’s ‘People I’ve Never Met and Conversations I’ve Never Had’. The talk will start at 6.30 pm on Thursday 24th of June, don’t miss your opportunity to hear what I’m sure will be a great talk and feel free to bring friends, we’ll fit as many people as we can. For details and to RSVP got to our Facebook page.


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Nobrow Gallery Now Open!

Our new gallery space and shop is now open! The private view of our first exhibition (Dungeons & Desktops) features the work of the amazingly talented Jack Teagle. It goes without saying the night was a roaring success and much fun was had by all! More images to follow.


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– Exhibition: Jack Teagle Dungeons and Desktops

Who better to kick off our maiden voyage into galleryhood than the insanely prolific Jack Teagle. Dungeons and Desktops is an exhibition that seamlessly melds the worlds of the fantastic and mundane, a cornucopia of staplers and swords, benefits and beasts, hair monsters and HR managers. So make sure you make your way over, we will be selling prints, sculptures, original works and of course the entire Nobrow catalogue of products at the event as well as signed copies of Mr. Teagle’s very own 17×23 comic ‘Jeff: Job Hunter’.

The show was a great success, thanks so much to everyone who came and made it a very enjoyable and productive night. Dungeons and Desktops runs until July 22nd.

Thank you Andy Hague for the amazing pics!


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Nobrow and mistakes!!
Hi all, we are sorry to say that in spite of everyone’s pleasure at the sight of Nobrow 3, for the beautiful thing it is, it is dotted with errors. We were responsible for a number of mistakes within that are really quite embarrassing.

The first mistake was that Luke Best‘s image in the credits section actually belonged to Rob Hunter, fatal error. We printed at our own cost 3,000 erratum slips with the correct image credit, which we then inserted by hand into the 3,000 copies of the magazine. Luke, we are very sorry for this very, very silly mistake.

The second we noticed was pointed out by Joao Fazenda, in the rush to meet the deadline of the Pick Me Up fair, we butchered his separations and they came out completely off-register. This is really not what has come to be expected of us at Nobrow, we pride ourselves on being expert printmakers, so a shame it was that we did not do his beautiful submission justice. We would like to thank Joao for his time and effort and will be sending him a big goodies package in the post to ask his forgiveness. This is Joao’s work, he is a very talented illustrator and we hope that posting the correct artwork, above, will add a little salve to the wounds…

The third and easiest to avoid mistake was the spelling of Emmanuel Romeuf’s name, which is spelt correctly here. A French speaker myself, I should have spotted this quite obvious error, one which furthermore was avoided in the web address we provided directly below it. This is his website, Emmanuel, Je vous demande pardon pour l’erreur débile!

The fact of the matter is that we were massively over-extended and we are a very small studio, this is not an excuse, but we were sending four projects to print simultaneously and were also building a gallery in our workspace. The month of March 2010 was one we will never chose to repeat, we took too much on and crumbled slightly under the pressure. In many respects I am surprised we didn’t do worse out of it… the other three books of which one was a translation from French which I personally oversaw, were 100% error and typo free…

To those we misrepresented we ask for your forgiveness and promise it will never happen again.

Best, Alex


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New Prints!!!!

We have a whole host of new prints available to buy on our online shop, including this eye catching print of Atak’s cover artwork for Issue 3. Check them out.


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Pick Me Up photos

It’s been a couple of weeks since we packed up shop at Pick Me Up (Somerset House), but just before we did we finally had the chance to snap some photos of the decorated space free of the 14000 strong crowd that had visited the event over the 10 period. Here are the photos and if you want to read more about Pick Me Up and our presence there, follow this link. In what many were heralding as the first contemporary graphic art fair of its kind in the UK, people could visit working studios and print rooms and in some cases even take part. There was a great line up of contemporary illustrators and graphic artists, including Rob Ryan and Luke Best, and a strong presence of successful young collectives Peepshow, Le Gun and Evening Tweed as well as hip Shoreditch gallery Concrete Hermit, amongst others. The fair gave the general pubic the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design and the overall response was very positive.


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– Pick Me Up

It’s been a couple of weeks since we packed up shop at Pick Me Up (Somerset House), and can safely say that we really enjoyed taking part in the 10 day event. In what many were heralding as the first contemporary graphic art fair of its kind in the UK, people could visit working studios and print rooms and in some cases even take part. There was a great line up of contemporary illustrators and graphic artists, including Rob Ryan and Luke Best, and a strong presence of successful young collectives Peepshow, Le Gun and Evening Tweed as well as hip Shoreditch gallery Concrete Hermit, amongst others. The fair gave the general public the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design and the overall response was very positive.

We decked out our little part of the exhibition in typical Nobrow fashion with hand printed wallpaper and added a few very lovely bits and bobs of 3d work thanks to Felt Mistress (who provided the three amazing felt toys that appeared in the space based on the work of Karine Bernadou) and the efforts of the Nobrow print studio that produced the fabric for the Bean Bags and other seating we created for the event. We also released a host of new titles to coincide with the event, Rise and Fall and Nobrow 3 were particular favourites of the crowd with over 400 of the former selling over the course of the fair. Sadly the show only lasted 10 days, but with 14000+ visitors it was a stellar success and we have been told that as a result, it may very well be back next year. Until then, that’s all from Pick Me Up 2010 folks, maybe see you there in 2011?


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Post on Creative Review about Nobrow at Pick Me Up


 

We were very fortunate that Creative Review were so kind as to take some photos of our exhibition space, we were so busy tending to the stall itself we hadn’t gotten round to it yet. But anyway here they are. The idea was to transport our studio to pick me up and at the same time be in keeping with the Topsy Turvy theme. If you click through you will see the interview and in spite of looking like a bit of a muppet, I still managed to flick through a number of our newest publications with out too much gaucheness.


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Nobrow at ‘Pick Me Up’ Somerset House

Somerset House has kindly asked Nobrow to take part in Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.

We will be there in full force as of Friday the 23rd of April selling prints, books, comics and even pillows! So don’t miss your chance to swing by and see the fair, there will also be a great line up of other artists and studios, including Rob Ryan and Luke Best as well as studios Peepshow, Evening Tweed and gallery Concrete Hermit. You can buy tickets here, it’s well worth the fiver…


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Jeff Job Hunter

Here’s our latest. Jeff: Job Hunter, the next in the 17×23 series by artist Jack Teagle is close to fruition and will be ready for release on the very day our exhibition at Somerset House launches. This is a sneak peek of the cover more to come soon!


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Nobrow Shop

Hi Everyone, firstly, welcome to our brand new website; secondly, I’m sorry it has been such a long time since our last post – you see, between designing, editing, proofreading, printing, and the construction we have had going on in our office the last few weeks, we have had no time to keep all you lovely people up to date! sincere apologies, but now we are back and here’s our latest:
What we at Nobrow are particularly excited about these days is that WE ARE OPENING UP A NOBROW SHOP/GALLERY at our premises on 62 Great Eastern street! The grand opening is on the 27th of May kicking of with a brilliant show by the very talented Mr Jack Teagle we will be selling exclusive prints, posters and original works throughout the exhibition as well as all of our publications and many other goodies. Hope to see you there!!!


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– Nobrow 2: The Jungle Exhibition at Jaguar Shoes

Second launches are tough, there’s the obvious need to outdo the first and to take on massive and unrealistic targets. Well this was no exception, wall painting, screen printed wallpaper, hand cut foliage, billboard prints and plastic tigers, the whole kit and caboodle. The turn out was thankfully very good and we all had great fun. The show then stayed up for another two months and Dreambags even had their christmas party there, so we got a lot out of the whole experience and it was well worth the effort.

So thank you to everyone who came and supported us, and continue to do so by attending our events and buying our books. Below are some photos of the space before and during the exhibition.


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– Nobrow 1: Gods and Monsters Exhibition at Jaguarshoes

Nobrow came virtually out of nowhere, so our first show had to be spectacular. We were kindly given the space at Shoreditch stalwart DreambagsJaguarshoes to doll up for a 6 week exhibition and we jumped at the opportunity. Aside from the unbelievable stress of putting the show up there was that underlying, lingering fear that no one would come…

Thankfully that was far from being the case, the first show was packed out all night and we sold bucketloads of magazines as well as consuming several palletloads of alcohol amongst the 150 or so people who attended the event. It started off with a resounding sense of approval and we were given the confidence to press on.

So thank you to everyone who came and supported us, and continue to do so by attending our events and buying our books. Below are some photos of the space before and during the exhibition.