Friday, 25 October 2013

Last night...

Thank you to everyone who made it to our talk last night with Wilfrid Wood. We had a fantastic evening, with special thanks to Seven for being great hosts. Also a big thank you to Gavin Martin and GF Smith for the lovely posters and obviously to Wilfrid for his inspirational and (literally) eye-opening talk!

We raised over £450 for Wilfrid's chosen charity, St. Joseph's Hospice. So thanks again to everyone who contributed!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Next talk: Wilfrid Wood

We're so happy to announce that Wilfrid Wood will be talking about his work and inspiration on the 24th October 2013 at Seven

Tickets are limited so make sure you get yours before they go! Book yours here.

Proceeds from the sales will go to Wilfrid's chosen charity, St Joseph's Hospice. Each guest at the talk will receive a free limited edition print, designed exclusively for the talk.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Last night: Seb Lester!

We had a fantastic evening at the Museum of Brands, hosted by PI Global. Fuelled with our Brooklyn lager (thank you Brooklyn Brewery!), guests had a chance to wander around the museum before taking a seat for the main event. Seb's talk was wonderfully inspiring, showing us how calligraphy should be done! 

Seb designed a beautiful "S" to be given out on the night. It was masterfully printed by A New Star in the Sky on white plike, supplied by GF Smith.

A huge thank you to everyone involved. St Peter and St James Hospice and Care Centre will be receiving a generous donation for the tickets sales. Thank you to everyone who came! 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Next talk: Seb Lester!

We're so excited to announce that Seb Lester will be talking about his beautiful work on Thursday 25th July.

Tickets are limited, and we expect them to go quickly so get yours now! Just follow this link to book.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Last Night: Emily Forgot

Thank you to everyone who made it to Emily's talk last night. We had a great evening with a really inspiring talk from Emily.

Lots of people to mention! Thank you to Purpose for making the venue so welcoming and rising to the Playdesk Challenge. Thank you to our lovely beer sponsor, Brooklyn, for supplying the very strong Pale Ale (hic!) and to GF Smith for supplying the paper for Emily's print. And thank you Gary at A New Star in the Sky for the gorgeous prints (as always). Finally, a huge thank you to Emily for doing a very refreshing and inspirational talk, as well as helping raise over £500 for Save the Children

The Playdesk Challenge: Purpose were given 30 minutes
to customise our logo...

... and Emily selected her favourite...
... which belonged to Paul! Don't they look chuffed!


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New print on its way!

Emily has designed this gorgeous "e" print for her talk on the 20th June at Purpose. There are still a few tickets left, so get yours here. Each guest will be given a print on the night, exclusively printed by A New Star in the Sky. Any remaining copies from the limited run of 50 will be available in our shop after the event.

Proceeds from the event will be going to Emily's chosen charity, Save the Children.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Next Talk: Emily Forgot 20th June 2013!

Tickets are now on sale for our next talk with Emily Forgot on the 20th June 2013!
Follow this link to book your place now. We have limited places, so be quick!

Emily will design an exclusive print for the talk which will be given out to guests on the night.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Thank you everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came to Adrian Johnson's talk! We had a fantastic night and raised over £600 for Adrian's chosen charity, The Anthony Nolan Trust.

A huge thank you to Adrian for his talk and for designing the gorgeous print just for us! Also to Gary at A New Star in the Sky for printing the posters and GF Smith for supplying the paper. If you missed the talk, you can still get hold of an exclusive print here (or follow the link on the right hand side) with all the proceeds going to charity (minus the postage!). Massive thank you to Identica for hosting the talk and letting us all into their amazing studio space. Finally, and arguably most importantly, a huge thank you to Brooklyn Brewery for providing lots of lovely bottles for the talk.... we had lots of happy guests!


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Adrian Johnson sold out!

As always, places have gone quickly butif you'd like to get on the waiting list click here 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Next Talk: Adrian Johnson!

We're delighted to announce Adrian Johnson will be coming to speak about his lovely work on Thursday 25th April!

Rather than coming up with some garbled nonesense about Adrian (which we'd have to make up and he might not approve), we've just cut and paste from his website :) Cue italics......

Over the years, Liverpool born Adrian Johnson (b. 1974) has developed a unique and strongly identifiable body of work. His trademark economical, highly crafted, graphic work is constantly evolving, whilst always maintaining a healthy distance from current trends and passing fashions. Adrian's work has already led to a prolific working career and a client list which includes Paul Smith, Adidas, Stüssy, Monocle, The New York Times and Unicef. Attention to detail, humour and a simple timeless sophistication mark him out as one of the leading illustrators currently practicing.
There was also a bit about his kids and where he lives but we didn't think you needed to know that.

Book your places here

This is a charitable event and we'll be raising money for Adrian's chosen chairty, Anthony Nolan Trust. Please ensure you bring cash along to the event to donate on the evening (suggested donation £10 minumum). Everyone involved is doing this for the charity, 100% of the donations will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust so please give generously.

Adrian is also designing an exclusive, limited number, print for the talk, which will be given to each guest so please dig deep people!