Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator living between London and India who presented his work at OFFSET 2009. He illustrates regularly for The Guardian, The Times, and The Independent and many other publications. He has worked for several large national and international advertising campaigns, and created murals in London and Tokyo. He was listed in Time magazine’s ‘DESIGN 100′ 2007 for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree.
Archive for April, 2010
Unfortunately due to the Volcano chaos currently crippling air travel across Europe Serge Seidlitz’s appearance at OFFSHOOT on Thursday has been postponed. OFFSHOOT will still go ahead with New Graphic and Tomm Moore and we are working on a replacement at the moment.
Serge will be traveling later in the year so don’t worry you will get the chance to see him soon.
And don’t forget the wonderful OFFSET2010 ticket giveaway for all those who come on Thursday.
We will be holding a raffle on the night for 2 lucky audience members to win a ticket each to the 3 Day Creative Event, held this autumn in Dublin. Last years OFFSET featured the strongest line-up of creatives ever seen in Ireland including… Massimo Vignelli, Chip Kidd, James Jean, House Industries, The London Police, Sir Peter Blake, Oliver Jeffers, Pentagram, Dave McKean, Experimental Jetset, Tara McPherson and many more. And we are working twice as hard this year to even better that lineup.
So what better way to spend an evening, listen to great creatives, have a drink and win tickets to OFFSET2010…remember IF YOU ARE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!
GOOD LUCK & SEE YOU THERE!
…I wish, as my mum would really dig this and it’s her birthday soon. The shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of Rhizomatiks.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.
Looks like Banksy took a Stateside trip to be around LA for the US launch of his recent documentary ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’. While hanging in the city he found time to put up 2 pieces, one of which lasted no time before some opportunists nabbed it, no doubt to sell it on as his work sells for ever higher amounts. Here’s a report on what went down and even some footage, I’m going CSI today folks!
And finally, for anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet, here’s a 5 minute preview to whet your appetite.
Starting tomorrow and running for the weekend, the IFI’s regular Stranger Than Fiction documentary festival is back and as strong as ever. A varied programme of films, Q&A’s and lots more happenings combine for a perfect weekend in front of the silver screen.
More information from the programmer after the jump.
If you read this blog regularly you probably know by now that I have a bit of a thing for prints. Giclee, screenprinted, foilblocked, letterpressed, photographic, anything goes. In order to keep this fetish under control I’ve decided to post up my favourite print of the week along with some details on the artist behind it and where you can get it before the flippers get it for eBaying. The fact I’m popping it up on pay day is dangerous though but I liked the ring of the title. Anyhoo, onwards.
First up is a piece that gets me laughing every time I see it. Done by the very funny Al Murphy this simple bright print is one of my favourite pieces of his and worthy of any wall. If you’re going to invest you better be quick as there’s only 18 of the original 100 run left. Run rabbit run!
2010 is going to be a huge year for one of my all time favourite artists, Ian Francis. He’s just opened his latest show ‘Exodus’ in London’s Lazarides Gallery and later on this year he has another solo show in LA which is bound to blow the locals away. I’ve been fortunate to interview Ian twice over the years and he’s a hugely inspiring character, his work speaks for itself.