Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Blue Suede Shoes, Exhibition and book launch!

For the last couple of months, I've been working on a project with my illustration collective 'Gumbo', and it's just about ready to be let loose upon the world.... Using the well known phrase 'Blue Suede shoes' as a starting point, we played a game of 'pass it on' to produce a sequence of 12 lines of text. Through a series of word changes the story twists and turns to take you on a surreal journey into the imagination; thus Blue Suede Shoes become 'Blue Suede Dinosaur', transforming somehow into 'Blue dinosaur soup', and so on and so forth....Each artist then responded visually to these words to produce a rich mix of images.

We are delighted that Duke press, an independent publisher based in London, have decided to publish our illustrations as a limited edition of 100 books. These will be hand-stitched with a screen printed cover.

We are showing our unique set of blue themed illustrations at The Apthorp Gallery, Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street,Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA. The exhibition runs from 4th March until 1st May. Private View 3rd March 6 - 8.30pm. We would love to see you there!