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Quodlibet Released On Pre-order

Quodlibet has just been released on pre-order! All orders made before Monday the 24th come with a free limited edition (500 ex) A2 ‘Queens’ poster. This offer only extends to pre-orders, the poster is sold separately thereafter at a value of £5. Get in there quick!

Inspired by the late, great Georges Perec, who is famous for writing a book whose sole subject was the letter ‘E’, illustrator Katja Spitzer and freelance writer Sebastian Gievert have teamed up to tackle that most quandarous of letters, the letter Q.

All Pre-orders will ship on Monday the 24th.

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Jesse interviewed on The Comics Journal

Jesse Moyniham has an enlightening and technical conversation with Frank Santoro about Forming.

If you’re in San Fransisco this weekend go to Ape and meet the man himself. Pick up some books!

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Quodlibet by Katja Spitzer

We are very excited to announce the impending release of Quodlibet: A Q-rated Encyclopaedia by Katia Spitzer and Sebastian Gievert on the 22nd of October and will be available for preorder from the beginning of the month with an exclusive, free A2 poster, limited to 500 copies, pictured below. We are holding a launch party for the book at the fantastic and aptly named Book Club on Leonard street, which is actually a bar. The PV will kick off at 6.00 pm come early to get your signed copies and what’s left of the free promotional posters worth £5! Here is a bit of info about the book from our press release. Read More..

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Photos of Masks

Last night was the Private view for Ben Newman’s Masks. It was a roaring success. If you missed it don’t worry, the shows up at our gallery until the 11th of November.

Yu Fujiwara took some photos of the work. See more after the jump and even more on his site. Photos of the event coming soon. Read More..

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Masks this Thursday

Ben Newman shows new work this Thursday. Ben has collaborated with Colin Newman, Felt Mistress and Sahar Freemantle to create an unmissable exhibition.

Private View 6:30 – 9:30 Thursday 15th September @ 62 Great Eastern St.

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Masks by Ben Newman feat Felt Mistress

‘MASKS’ is a solo exhibition of works from Ben Newman and comprises of a series of geometrically and brightly designed prints. Looking at ceremonial masks in various countries, Ben has created a fresh body of unique work that comprises of his love and fascination with totem poles, Constructivism, folklore, European Deco, bizarre creatures and colour theory. Alongside the prints, Ben has collaborated with his Father, Colin Newman to create a handful of wooden three dimensional imaginings of these Masks.

In the upstairs section of the show, Ben will be exhibiting an assorted collection of other prints and paraphernalia. Also included in the upstairs section will be Ben’s first collaboration with the incredible Felt Mistress, who has reinterpreted three of Ben’s monsters into three dimensional felt dolls, and Milliner extraordinaire Sahar Freemantle (aka Ugly Lovely), who has created two beautifully tiny hats based on Ben’s design. These need to be see to be believed.

A British illustrator who has exhibited his work internationally, Ben Newman is known for his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters. He has produced work for clients including the Tate, IBM, BBC Radio 4, Fantagraphics, Selfridges London and Magma Books.

Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards. As well as original Felt Mistress characters Louise has also collaborated with a variety of other artists including Jon Burgerman, Jon Knox (Hello, Brute)and Pete Fowler. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally.

Sahar Freemantle’s company Ugly Lovely believes that beauty manifests itself everywhere so that there is no distinction between ugly and lovely, they are one and the same. Specialising in millinery, costume design and bespoke bridal wear, Ugly Lovely create hand-made beautiful objects full of charm and elegance.