Paul Farrell Autumn Update
‘Night Owl’ is a new print created exclusively for Nook Shop, Stoke Newington, London during last months London Design Festival. The theme was The Great Outdoors and you can still find out news and information about future events from the link above. The print is now generally available online.
Zoorama is work in progress, but will consist of a series of fun size, affordable prints featuring the more interesting, colourful and decorative species from the animal kingdom. Tortoise, lizard, crocodile and snake will be the first new arrivals and I will update you when they become available.
Winter is next and to welcome it I’m hand finishing a series of four new Christmas cards depicting scenes from my very own Winterland. A silver foil blocked Winter Moon and gold Winter Sun will shine down upon a hand printed mountain range, pine forest, town and icebergs. They should be available mid October. A series of foil blocked A4 prints based on the designs will accompany the cards.
I came across this chocolate tipple Cacaolat while on holiday recently. Apparently it’s been around since 1933 and it’s a very nice ice cold shake when it’s a little too hot – you also get a smartly branded, handy bottle opener when you take one away.
You may already know of Present and Correct. It’s stationery heaven in a store founded in 2008 by two graphic designers selling items for the home and office, from notebooks for every lifestyle to modern tape dispensers and vintage desk accessories. They seem to have an endless supply of useful and colourful items that fall into the entire spectrum. They sell online as well as opening a high street shop in Islington, London, which is well worth a visit.
A free exhibition held at the LCC, Elephant and Castle, London celebrates the centenary of five pioneers of the poster – Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand. Alan Kitching and Monotype have collaborated to produce a unique set of prints commemmorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of these five giants of graphic design. A poster has been created in the spirit of each individual’s work using the typefaces associated with each individual. The show runs until the 16th October.
No Alphabet Spaghetti
I came across this book recently and I’m sorry I hadn’t discovered it sooner. The Geometry of Pasta shows you how to develop an instinct for matching the perfect pasta shape with the perfect sauce. The dust jacket, shown above, opens up to reveal the world of pasta shapes in simple, graphic terms and this well executed style is displayed throughout the book in simple, clever, black and white. There’s an app, merchandise, pasta sauces and you’ll come out knowing your Orecchiette from your Maltagliati.
This month the V&A have commissioned a consignment of two of Paul’s Butterfly prints for their shop.
Check out his website here www.paul-farrell.co.uk