Most of you will be familiar with our Shop and Gallery, but we still get an overwhelming number of people who ask us if we in fact have a physical space. Well, we do! Unfortunately there is a massive lamp post in front of our shop, so we asked the amazing Luke Pearson to graphically remove it for us and make any improvements he thought were necessary. And here’s some more great news: NBHQ, our shop and gallery is now open on Saturdays as well, so any of you who were previously disappointed at our weekend availability should be able to visit us on your days off, instead of the 5 minutes before we close on your way home from work… hehehe
Big Mother # 1 by McBess has been released on pre-order and will ship on July 1st. All pre-orders will be signed and come with a free surprise Nobrow spot colour poster. Don’t forget: it’s massive (A3), it’s a limited run (only 2,000 copies), and it’s McBess. Sure to sell fast so don’t waste any time.
We are getting very excited about the upcoming release of Forming by Jesse Moyniham, especially since we got these proofs back from the printers!
Forming is a super-mystical epic in which Jesse details the spawning of worlds, and the trajectory of consciousness on Earth. The first part of this epic trilogy, will be hitting the shelves of all good comic book stores in the UK on the 22nd of June 2011 so keep yours eyes peeled and your ears open.
Breaking a long streak of male residents at our gallery here at Nobrow, on the 23rd of this month we are launching our next exhibition ‘House of Gold: An Exhibition by Butter’. These three very talented ladies will be taking you to the very depths of those elusive secret societies that exist in some parallel world – ever present, but always at the very edge of our periphery – their symbols, rituals, madness and opulence. Comprised of the work of three classmates who graduated in 2010 from Central Saint Martin’ s MA Communication Design course: Eda Akaltun, Eleanor Meredith and George Lewin, they combine their expertise in the fields of illustration, printmaking, animation and set design to spin a surreal and beautiful web of imagery, moving image and installation for your eyes only. Make sure you RSVP, after all when else will you get to visit the shrouded, mysterious House of Gold?
We will also be serving drinks from 6.30 pm, so: early bird and whatnot…
Breaking a long streak of male residents at our gallery here at Nobrow, on the 23rd of June we launched ‘House of Gold: An Exhibition by Butter’. These three very talented ladies will be taking you to the very depths of those elusive secret societies that exist in some parallel world – ever present, but always at the very edge of our periphery – their symbols, rituals, madness and opulence. Comprised of the work of three classmates who graduated in 2010 from Central Saint Martin’ s MA Communication Design course: Eda Akaltun, Eleanor Meredith and George Lewin, they combine their expertise in the fields of illustration, printmaking, animation and set design to spin a surreal and beautiful web of imagery, moving image and installation for your eyes only.
Nobrow Shop & Gallery will be open this saturday for the first time ever! I’ll be here from 11 – 6 and I’ll give 10% discount off any Nobrow items. Under The Damp Earth by Stuart Kolakovic is still up in our gallery and we have a bunch of stellar new books in the shop. Come down and say hello!
You can find us at 62 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3QR.
We were lucky enough to receive a package from Anne Koyama last week. We now have an exciting selection from this brilliant Canadian publisher. In the shop there are three top titles by man-of-the-moment Michael Deforge, Grey Surprise by Mark Laliberte, Baba Yaga And The Wolf by Tin Can Forest and Root Rot, the brand new anthology. If you’re not familiar with Koyama Press then you need to be! If you are come down anyway, can’t get this stuff anywhere else in England as far as I know.
Remember: we are at 62 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3QR, London.
This guy is on display in our shop just to tease people with how ‘not for sale’ he is. This is for everyone who has asked me “how much?..” Don’t dispare! you can still get one from here, and if you’re interested you might also want to look at this site.
Watch out! If you’re anything like me this kind of information could be very dangerous to your wallet.
We just got in these great wooden items from Atelier Fischer in Switzerland.
Atelier Fischer are a small, family owned company who use an offset printing technique specifically designed for printing on wood. The Illustrations are wonderful and the materials are all sourced from Switzerland
This is the first time we’ve ever had a wooden book in our shop!
Come and see them at our shop and gallery @ 62 Great Eastern St.
“On the dawn horizon, a pine tree all too briefly uproots itself. It dances… and nobody sees.”
Have you ever wondered what goes on in your life when you’re looking the other way? Perhaps you’re so drawn into what’s going on with you that you fail to notice the events taking place to your periphery—or even right under your nose? In Everything We Miss, Luke Pearson explores the dying days of a failing relationship through the infinitesimal unseen moments that surround it—and us.
Emotionally eroded and on the edge of separation, the central couple are going through the classic stages of growing apart. Absorbed by insecurity, indifference, and steadily-growing resentment, they fail to notice the strange happenings that surround their final moments together. Sometimes magical, sometimes mundane, these unnoticed fragments of existence weave together and hang disconcertingly over their lives, isolated yet all-encompassing. Read More..
Flesh and Bones is John Sibbick’s first collaboration with NoBrow. Many of you will have grown up leafing through John’s meticulously illustrated natural history and dinosaur books, in fact, John is probably responsible for what you think a dinosaur, or dinosaurs in general, look like in their general outward appearance.
This beautiful concertina book, on the other hand, gives you an intimate look at what animals you may have actually seen or at least have seen photographs of, look like on the inside. In the great spirit of those diagrammatic natural history books we all loved as children, Nobrow and John bring back the sense of wonder the natural world holds in all its awe inspiring complexity. Flesh and Bone folds out to a stunning 136 cm double-sided panorama, one side displays the animals as they appear in nature (with some playful twists) and the other side shows those same animals stripped down to bone. Only an experienced artist with as intimate a knowledge of animal anatomy as John, who clients frequently include National Geographic and Puffin books, would be capable of such feats of visual dexterity.
It’s available for pre-order on our website now shipping with 5 free postcards on 31st May.
One of the features of our latest issue, A Few Of Our Favourite Things, was that every spread had to work as a repeating pattern as well as a single image. Take several of these spreads, repeat them and what have you got?.. A range of beautifully printed wrapping paper designed by some of the best illustrators in the world!!
We just got some samples back from the printer and will soon be launching the range online but for now, if you want to get some wrapping paper, you’ll have to come down to our shop and gallery @ 62 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3QR
As part of the ‘Diesel School of Island Life’ events we are giving a talk and a chance to look behind the scenes at our studio/gallery/shop. One night only – May 26th starting at 18:00. It’s a rare chance to hear from us about why we decided to start a book publishing business when everyone was telling us that print was dead… Take a look at some work in progress, check out the current exhibition at our gallery/store (Under the Damp Earth by Stuart Kolakovic), hear some tall tales and enjoy a drink or two! If you want to come, act fast as there are only 30 places available, it’s free but it’s first come first serve, for further info visit www.facebook.com/diesel
Rob Hunter’s first comic for Nobrow Press took TCAF by storm, selling out on the first day of the event! The book is a beautiful, poetic story that is surprising in its adeptness for the medium of graphic storytelling, considering it is Rob’s first attempt at a self contained comic book. We absolutely love it and were extremely proud to publish it, and we think you will rather like it too.