Saturday, 13 June 2009

my very talented friend

so this week i ventured to parts of London that only the brave would visit, the not so glamorous area of elephant and castle, yes its really called that, because of a shopping center there.. and my reason for going was to see my lovely friend shevone,s graduation collection from the book arts course at London college of communication,shevones work is based on a series of folding books,where each page is printed in strips of colors that each spell out a word, but only if you can decipher the code by looking at the abc example at the back will the sentance reveal itself...hope that makes sense ? the colors on these photos don't do the reality justice, they were bright and beautiful and would look amazing displayed in a room upon a shelf.. just how shevone displayed them...
another part of her collection was a limited edition run of small books that had been letter pressed with answers to the question "what is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you"... and this one is my favorite...because it was my answer... and my answer was slightly tongue in cheek, because even though someone did once say this to me many years ago, i know the person meant it in a nice way.. even if it is slightly offensive... i liked this one too...
hopefully shevone is planning an etsy shop soon where she will be selling some things, i will force her to open one... i will... i will...check out her blog, which is very new but it has some of her other amazing work..

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Your friend's work is great-beautiful and a really interesting idea too. Someone once said to me 'You would look ok if you wore make up' And she didn't mean it in a nice way. Your quote brought it all back! I like the second one too.
I don't know how you feel about awards-but if you like them there will be one on my blog for you in the next post-I am in the middle of doing it now!
Happy Sunday!

Sarah Knight said...

looks like fun!

Katy said...

well worth a trip to elephant and castle! My brother got thrown out of the shopping centre last year for taking photos (he's an artist) - security thought he might be a terrorist, and his comment of 'who the f*%k would blow up elephant and castle's shopping centre?' didn't go down too well....

Please do force her to open an etsy shop - she's super talented

sweetsweetlife said...

I love it! (And you are quite good-looking just as you are!)

Camilla said...

OOOh those are lovely. Great use of colour. Also:

Just wanted to let you know that I picked one of your pieces to go with the Etsy article about me being an old-timer. It's over here:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/old-school-etsians-madebymilla-4192/