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Buy Art from the Underground

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the roundel – the symbol for London Underground and London’s transport system – Art on the Underground has commissioned 100 artists to make new works that celebrate this design classic.

A special pair of prints of all 100 works have been produced. One of each pair will be included in the London Underground permanent collection along with works by Man Ray and Edward McKnight Kauffer. The other – signed and numbered – is to be sold by online auction.

Among there great artists involved there is a brilliant Birmingham presence from Simon and Tom Bloor:

and Juneau Projects:

They sit happily amongst Peter Blake, Jeremy Deller, Mark Ticthner and loads more… Go to ebay to see all 100 and check out the prices.

Online bidding is open until 21:00 on 29 October.

<!–You can view these works at the A Foundation Gallery in East London until October 30.

You can bid online at the auction which starts at 21:00 on 19 October and closes at 21:00 on October 29. Terms and conditions apply.

–>All prints are 1016mm x 635mm and can be purchased framed or unframed.


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Converse with 1HUND(RED) contributors to Exhibit

Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist Exhibit

On 10th October – 31st October Converse will be having a exhibition at the store on Carnaby St in London featuring appearances by leading Converse 1HUND(RED) contributors Ben Drury, David Rainbird and Precious McBane, the preview will allow guests to view the collections and meet the artists behind the designs.  An impressive roster of talent from acclaimed artists in the worlds of music, art and fashion, other 1HUND(RED) Artists contributors work on display will also include new designs from Basso and Brooke, Gary Hume, Umbereen Quereshi, and Camilla Engman.

Additionally, Converse offers the capability to give the public a chance to express their originality with MAKE MINE RED

This is certainly not an opertunity to be missed. for more information about the collection or exhibition please click the link above.

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Field Of Light

From 23 to 26 October the atrium at Millennium Point, Birmingham, will be covered in a Field of Light – with 120 fabulously coloured, energy-efficient glow lights. However, UKType have made it worldwide so you don’t have to be in Birmingham to experience the Field as there will be a web-cam so you’ll be able to watch it anytime a day through via the internet. The Field is also fully interactive so you can control what the Field does. There is a website with a really simple sequencer that will allow you to programme how the lights react. Before the website goes public UKType are looking for a few people to test it out and to see what they think.
If this sounds interesting, simply go to and register yourself with the site. Then if you fancy it go to the sequencer page where you can create your own light sequence.


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‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ Tonight at the Rough Trade East, London

If your around London this evening wondering what you can do. We have news that will solve your problem.

The Outcrowd Collective proudly presents ‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ an international group exhibition show casing the out pouring of a group of 125 image makers. All the artists share the love to create magic from the mundane.

This exhibition can be seen as an expression of these artists compulsion to create. The artists will show a variety of works including pencil, ink, paint and photography.

The Exhibition is from 3rd – 27th October at The Rough Trade East, ‘Dray Walk’, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.

For more information contact the website

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Want your work on the silver screen?

Baskerville World!
UKType and the Baskerville Project is searching high and low for examples
of John Baskerville’s most elegant and sublime typeface.

From your local street sign, to your favorite body text, we are
looking for images of Baskerville to include in the closing scenes of
the short animated film: Baskerville.

Join the hunt for Baskerville and post your contributions to our
Baskerville Project Flickr group: Baskerville Project Flickr group

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LTD Edition Art Market this Sunday

LTD EDITION Affordable Art Market – This Sunday 28th September at the Custard Factory

Come and join Fused Magazine at the Custard Factory’s Sunday Flea where we will be presenting the work of over 20 artists all selling affordable contemporary art.

The fun kicks off from 11am until 4pm.

Please note: LTD Edition is held indoors at the Reception area of the Custard Factory while the Flea is held along Gibb Street and is part of The Sunday Flea which takes place every Sunday along Gibb Street.

Hope to see you there.

Entry to the event is free of charge.
Address: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Forthcoming Dates: 28th September / 26th October

Artists taking part in Septembers event include:

Them Lot artist collective

Sue Rowe – Vinyl images

Steve Rack – Illustrations

Ken Hurd – painting and graphics

Trav Art – Prints and tees

Emma O’Brien – Soft Sculptures

Ruth Green Design – Soft pieces, bags, accessories

Bonnie Styles

Francine Schokker

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Comedy Classics

Steve Lilly presents his exhibition – Comedy Classics as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival

The Old Joint Stock Theatre, 4 Temple Row West,Birmingham, B2 5NY
Wednesday 1st October 2008, Friday 17th October 2008
Open to public: 11am – 6pm Monday to Friday

Working predominately in graphite, Steve specialises in large group portraits depicting famous comedy casts, including Dad’s Army, Only Fools and Horses, Carry On and Fawlty Towers. He says “graphite creates bold theatrical contrasts which help him capture the essence and humour of each individual character.”

Steve’s works have received praise from figures within the comedy industry including: British Sitcom Guide, Cult Tv,, Whispers from Walmington and Rob Reel at Carry On forever, with work being showcased on numerous fan sites as far away as America.

Limited edition prints and greetings cards are also available for all work on show.

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