CIA Wall Mural by Pirates

October 30, 2009

The Central Illustration Agency have recently signed up creatvie talent, the Pirates who they claim are set to ‘turn the world of graffiti and street art on its head’. The team’s ambition is to create the largest most breathtaking creations ever seen and rather than lurking in the shadows and staying anonymous, the Pirates want to be seen everywhere and by everyone. The Pirates have collaborated with some of the greatest brands on the cards and are all set to reclaim the streets, one wall at a time. Working across all mediums and breaking all boundaries, you wont have to look too hard before you see a PIRATES creation. Check out the wall mural film HERE.

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Fashionistas Imortalised in Wool

October 27, 2009

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Having been dubbed the ‘coolest toy of the year’  by Urban Junkies, everyone wants to get their hands on these adorable finger puppet characters, each one an uncanny representation of the worlds leading designers, editors and fashion icons. These odd little chaps come courtesy of The Daily Rubbish magazine and are exclusively available from Liberties for the princely sum of £65 per set. Sold in box sets of five, you can choose your favorite fashion city, Milan, London, Paris or New York. Heroes of the fashion world from Vivienne Weswood and Donatella Versace to Karl Lagerfeld and Paul Smith should be honoured by these woolen imortalisations (although I’m not too sure how impressed Giorgio will be with his wrinkly, orange representation!)


Ashmolean Museum Gets a Makeover

October 27, 2009

It’s Britain’s oldest public museum but thanks to a £62 million redevelopment, museum director Christopher Brown and his architect Rick Mather have dragged Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum into the 21st Century.

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Mather’s subtle extension actually doubles the museum’s display space which now boasts six floors – one underground – and no fewer than 39 new galleries, including four for temporary exhibitions. The museum is set to reopen on 7th November and is expected to engage with a wider public audience than ever before. In the Guardian today Jonathan Glancey describes gushes of the work; “While Mather’s Ashmolean addition is a magical combination of cool stone, oak floors, spruce plywood, polished plaster, steel, glass and zinc, all its elements have been brought together with a lightness of touch… he result is a building in which every last inch is hard at work, while giving the opposite impression.” Read the full article.