The layers are coming on, the nights are closing in, the smell of sausage rolls that usually wafts from the back of Greggs has been replaced with warm spices and fruity pies. Hear that faint jingle in the air? Like a jack o’ latern to the ears, classic christmas compilations are filling every supermarket and corner shop near you. The holidays are coming! But before you get carried away with the merry buzz of festive cheer we want to keep you up to date with some important dates for online orders. We’ve put together a list of the latest possible dates so that you can order your Nobrow gifts in time for the 25th of December.
Posted by angela on Nov 13th, 05:56pm
Time for a travelogue blog post folks! Just under a month ago, Luke Pearson and I made the very long (but, luckily, not too arduous) journey from London to Sydney, Australia for the Graphic Festival at the Sydney Opera House. And, let me tell you, what an event it was! Art Spiegelman’s performance, ‘Wordless’, was a highlight. It was a mixture of projected slides, spoken word and live music performed by Philip Johnston and band, through which Spiegelman talked about the very first woodcut, wordless graphic novels by the likes of Milt Gross, Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, among others. This was an amazing spectacle in the great concert hall of the opera house.
Posted by mina on Nov 7th, 10:52am
People of Sydney, prepare! This weekend, Sydney Opera House is opening its colossal doors and welcoming in a stellar line-up of international graphic artists. GRAPHIC is jam-packed with delectable delights from the world of graphic storytelling and animation. From the 4th to 7th of October you can see and take part in a whole host of events: from the Australian premiere of Art Spiegelman’s Wordless and panel discussions with the likes of Len Wei to performances from the breathtaking Cinematic Orchestra. And, of course, Nobrow will be there and boy do we have some treats to offer!
This is our first visit to Australia, so if you want to catch all our events, then here they are:
Saturday 5th of October, 9.45am – Workshop: Comics with Luke Pearson. Award-winning artist Luke Pearson will be holding an intimate 2 hour, round-circle workshop revealing his inspirations and method in creating the critically acclaimed Hildafolk series. This is a your chance to pick his brains as he shares the secrets of his work.
Saturday 5th October, 5.30pm – The Arts of Publishing and Editing. Our very own Sam Arthur, Managing Director and co-founder of Nobrow, will be chairing a panel discussion with Francois Mouly, Luke Pearson, Len Wei and Blood & Thunder’s Leigh Rigozzi. A unique gathering of some of the most exciting voices in graphic arts publishing, it’s one not to miss!
Sunday 6 October, 3:30pm – Label Focus: Nobrow Press. How do we create our books? How does an idea become a reality? Sam Arthur, will be revealing how we publish our books: from the spark of an idea through to the book in your hands. The event is free but make sure you get there early to guarantee a place.
Sunday 6 October, 5.30pm – An Animated Life: Panel Discussion. From Robot Chicken to a festival of GIFs, An Animated Life delves straight into the all-consuming, non-stop(motion?) world of animation and its animators. Graphic is bringing together the great Chris Mackay, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Mark Simpson and Luke Pearson (who recently finished story-boarding for cult classic show Adventure Time). Together, this dynamic bunch will take you through their animated lives in a celebration of the best of contemporary animation.
Check back next week for a post festival round-up. And for those who make it, let us know what you thought via twitter and FB (pictures, comments, anything welcome)!
Posted by mina on Oct 2nd, 03:09pm
The wait is finally over! The long-awaited, eagerly-anticipated picturebook by Dr Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman is finally here. Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space is brimful of information about the enormous expanse around our planet: The Universe.
Newman’s stunning illustrations illuminate Dr Walliman’s straightforward explanations and fascinating facts about the planets, the Sun, the Moon, stars, black holes, white holes, telescopes, space stations… and pretty much anything else you’d like to know about space.
As the cold winter nights draw in, we’ll be looking up at the starry sky with Astro Cat by our side, armed with a better understanding of the night sky that moves above us. Why not join us?
You can pre-order your book here.
For those of you who are as eager as us to get started, we’re giving away a free Astro Cat tote bag with the first 300 pre-orders of the book via our online store.
Science and Space is not just for geeks!? Carry your copy of the Professor’s book and your exclusive tote with pride Astro-cats!
Posted by mina on Sep 23rd, 02:12pm
This week Shoreditch Design Triangle, part of London Design Week, is hosting its annual celebration of the best of Design in the capital. Artists, studios, shops and showrooms have opened their doors to celebrate London’s rich design heritage. From up-cycled furniture, architecturally designed puddings to the best of contemporary illustration – it’s all going on. Last night we hosted an artists talk by Kyle Platts and tomorrow we’re hosting our second ‘Late’ at Nobrow, this time with graphic novelist Robert Hunter (The New Ghost / Map of Days /, Nobrow magazine 5, 6, 7,).
Earlier this week we printed an exclusive Robert Hunter print ‘Map of Days’ (above), which will debuts tomorrow at the event. It’s a limited print run of 50, four spot, silk screen-print (320 x 450mm) and will be available to buy for £40.
At this ‘Late’, we’ll hear Robert speak about his work for half an hour or so and have the chance to look through his sketchbooks at close hand. There’ll be refreshments and Robert is happy to sign his books. It’s your chance to hear something from one of our favourite artists and ask him questions about his practice. Nobrow’s Head Book Designer – Mina Bach and one of Nobrow’s founders – Sam Arthur, will also be on hand to answer any questions about our books.
This free ‘Late’ with Robert Hunter is on Thursday 19th September from 18.00 – 21.00 (the talk begins around 6:30) at the Nobrow Shop, 62 Great Eastern Street.
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