Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Paper Dove - Day out in London 2013

The Illustration Cupboard, London. Shirley Hughes : Alfie's Christmas.
The Royal Academy, London. Honore Daumier : Visions of Paris.
London Transport Museum, London. Poster Art 150 - London Underground's Greatest Designs.
Antiques and Collectables Market, Covent Gardens.
Antiques and Collectables Market, Covent Gardens. Letterpress stall.

This week the Paper Dove designers had an amazing day out in London.

After an extremely early start from Newcastle station, our first stop was at The Illustration Cupboard. Here we saw the solo exhibition of the much-loved 'national treasure' Shirley Hughes, who is launching her latest book 'Alfie's Christmas'.

Then we went to the Royal Academy to see the Honre Daumier exhibition 'Visions of Paris'. This show reveals 130 works of which many have never been seen in the UK before. The range of media on display includes paintings, drawings, lithography, sculpture and watercolours. His use humour and light is what is particularly inspiring.

We then took a trip to Covent Gardens to the London Transport Museum to see the 'Poster Art 150 - London Underground's Greatest Designs'. This amazing show presents the 150 of the greatest Underground poster designs ever produced by many famous artists such as Paul Nash and photographers such as Man Ray.

To finish off the day we explored the shops and markets in Covent Gardens where I bought a few letterpress bits and bobs to experiment with back in the print studio at work.