Monday, 8 November 2010

When rubbish bands do seriously cool things (SERIOUSLY)

Not so much Why Did I Not Think of That? but more How the F**K do They do That?

Don't ask, just watch (and marvel).

Thursday, 4 November 2010

C is for Cupcake - This Sunday 3-5pm

The closing party for A is for Etc, Chris MacFarlane's beauty of a solo exhibition is here. Not only is it your last chance to see this super special show, Chris will be giving a short 10 min talk about his work at 4pm and is making a selection of yummy cupcakes for your delight! It's BYOB, so pop down, warm your cockles on your tipple of choice, enjoy the art and arty chat 3-5pm this Sunday.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Spending cuts = nice graphics

Ever thought Wales should be cut to ease the UK's budget deficit?

Or ever been confused as to what the House of Lords actually achieve for the money?

Well now, carefree, you can lop great big chunks off the budget willy-nilly to
show how you would sort the UK's quantitive prob.... ah fuck it, let's just go to the pub

Andrew Clark

This week Andrew Clark was in touch to show us his wares. Andrew is working freelance having recently graduated at Glasgow's Cardonald college.

Featured above is his design for an Adobe Creative Calendar. Promising stuff. Liking the spot varnish on the business card too....

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Take note!

Introducing; HvD Fonts, a lust worthy selection of fonts that range from the quirky to the sublime. If you're feeling flush, font; Livory, above, would merit 50 of your hard earned dollars {129 for all 4 weights} and would almost certainly pay for itself in the first year.

Alternatively, there are a number of free fonts either from the HvD website or from

Thursday, 23 September 2010

A is for etc. *Update*

Quick update on the exhibition, Flyers are done and tote
bags are printed - first 10 people along to Recoat on the
8th Oct wins one!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Recoat Exhibition - A is for etc.
New work by Chris Macfarlane

A is for etc.

A new collection of collage, screen-prints
& sculpture exploring themes of obsolete
signage and it's place in the landscape.

Opening 8th Oct 7-10pm

Recoat Gallery,
323 North Woodside Road,
G20 6ND

Monday, 28 June 2010

More Astronomy Retro lovliness

My stomach knotted. I got slight clammy. Then the words Why. Did. I. Not. Think. Of. That. came into my head.

Monday, 21 June 2010

jonathan capecchi

It's always good to hear from people who look at your stuff;
Introducing jonathan capecchi a recent graduate of Cardonald College.

Among his projects, I found this striking booklet, full of repeat patterns, stark vector images and well executed type layout.

Good work sir

Neon Signs

Everyone loves a neon sign. Sate your sign lust by clicking here

Saturday, 24 April 2010


If you're lucky enough to own an iPhone and this style of photography appeals then your next App download will be Hipstamatic. For a mere £1.5omething you can swap between lenses, coloured flashes and film grade with the option to buy more accessories as you go.

It almost make you feel sorry for Lomo. Well, they shouldn't charge so much for plastic cameras should they...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Robert Mars

To see a more extensive collection of vintage car badges like this click HERE

But right now, wipe me dry.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Update on Graphical House talk


Due to overwhelming demand we’ve had to change the venue for our Graphical House talk to The Glasgow School of Art.

If you’ve reserved a place and now can’t make it please let us know.

If you not reserved a place, spaces are extremely limited so please be quick.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Matt Mignanelli ++ Recoat ++ This Friday

Opening this Friday 2nd April, Paradigm, a solo exhibition by NY based Matt Mignanelli.

Silent Sea: Reprieved

Silent Sea: Reprieved. from Callum Rice on Vimeo.

I feel slightly humble...

Pretty Rough

just to let you know about the blog that Andrew, Daniel & Jennifer from the 2nd year here at the Met set up to showcase their work.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Long Lunch ++ Event 35 ++ Graphical House

Welcome back. Just spotted that the ever industrious Long Lunch are involved in the forth coming talk on the 15th April at the Apple Store by Glasgow outfit Graphical House. Tickets are free but I'm guessing they'll go quick - you can book up through the link below.

Monday, 22 March 2010

A Rush of Blood

The following 4 posts are examples of work generated after I challenged some 2nd Year students to working on a CD artwork brief with them.

I'd like to point out that after I set the challenge, I realised I only had a single day not teaching to produce anything - I did my best not to let this hold me back though.

The aim at this stage was not to produce finished artwork but 'roughs' and experiments to establish a style.

1. Lino (yes, really)

I usually get a rather blank look if I ever suggest lino-cuts as a credible medium for generating text or artwork.

I'm on a one-man mission to change that.


I was interested in creating faded rainbow like patterns after reading the brief
(I was thinking about American Indie movies after reading the Farrel album info) so I soaked some printing paper and layed some Skittles on top to see what the effect would be.

I think the result might look good paired up with the outlined text below...



Monday, 11 January 2010