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14 Nov

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Meesterlijk

November 14, 2013 | By |

MeesterlijkA range of different disciplines – from fashion and food designers to traditional artisans , Meesterlijk (literally: masterly) is an independent design fair celebrating craftsmanship and artisans in Amsterdam, held from 29 November to 1 December 2013 at the Westergasfabriek.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit the Meesterlijk website.

08 Nov

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Tamarind Techniques

November 8, 2013 | By |

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Founded in 1960, Tamarind Institute has had a major influence on printmaking in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its mission – to shepherd lithography from obscurity to the vital role it plays in art-making today – has been accomplished with great success. This ambitious book offers complete, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for the range of fine art lithography techniques practiced today; information about all materials and techniques described; and full-colour plates of more than forty years’ worth of lithographs created at Tamarind by renowned artists and printers.

This much-needed new book provides current and detailed information about all traditional materials and techniques as well as those that have been developed since the early 1970s (there are many). Destined to be a classic for every printmaker at work today, it promises to be the definitive guide for anyone interested fine art lithography.

Tamarind Institute of Lithography 

06 Nov

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Vivienne Westwood Taps British Heritage Brands

November 6, 2013 | By |

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Vivienne Westwood has teamed with five British heritage brands for a capsule “collaboration” collection, called Vivienne Westwood [Heart], which celebrates British quality and craftsmanship.

Luggage brand Globe Trotter; outerwear specialist Gloverall; cashmere and knitwear label Johnstons of Elgin; traditional hatter Lock & Co., and luxury sock brand Pantherella are Westwood’s chosen brands, all of which are between 75 and 346 years old. According to Westwood, these brands were chosen because they “epitomize Vivienne’s ‘quality over quantity — buy less, choose well, make it last’ ethos.”

The collaborative items will be available at selected international stores and at viviennewestwood.com

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