What's floating around our world . . .
22 Oct 2009
Edge and Barrett had a beautiful cup of tea in The Book Club today with the beautiful people behind the venture. We were most impressed by this new creative hub that's dedicated to both work and play. Go in the daytime to check out what the arty types are reading, or join them to do some laptop tapping. At night you will find workshops and talks on subjects ranging from fashion to death drawing...We have penciled in Monday 26th to join Richard Osbourne's philosophy group. Bit of work, bit of talk, bit of intellectual stimulation plus tea or pint. Perfect. Check it out here...
Labels: Out and About
19 Oct 2009
Today we had tea and cake at Albion on Boundary St, E2. We like having a cup of tea in the Albion cafe, it has a 'Sunday papers and brunch in your sunny Hackney townhouse' feel about it. This is the hot street in good ol' trendy Shoreditch and Edge and Barrett are working on a very exciting new fashion project here. Terence Conran got there first, but when we get involved this road will be well and truly on the map...
Labels: Out and About
Edge and Barrett have a fantastic children's book project on the go (watch this space...) and have been remembering our favourite illustrators. A good drawing can do wonders to aid the treasure that is a child's imagination. You will enjoy a good story, but never forget a good picture. Here are our personal favourites. For sheer cuteness for the tiny person inside nothing beats the doll like charm of Mable Lucie Attwell (pictured). Quentin Blake's madcap scrawling designs brought to life Roald Dahl's genius stories, and have made them classics. And last but not least the whimsical, romantic and intricate pictures of the late Errol Le Cain are pure visual fairy tale magic.
18 Oct 2009
Down in Hackney we are bouncing off the walls with excitement over our brand new list of projects. The one we really can't put down at the moment is the Edge and Barrett Academy...supporting young creative talent in the capital...to find out more email email@example.com.
16 Oct 2009
This week we came across a new music 'zine called PUB.lication. Francesca Ronai has created a tiny music mag that is readable and witty. There aren't many out there, so if you see one grab it. Issue 3 was themed Eurodance, and we especially love the Nineties fashion shoot by photographer Aurore Carincotte, which is just perfect. We were so inspired we had our own Edge and Barrett mini You Tube party. We still have Haddaway and a slight hangover thud in our heads. Check out PUB.lication here, and more pictures from the shoot on flickr here.
13 Oct 2009
Daddy's are retro, Georgia's are the new cool. Expect big lips to make a major comeback in the creative world. They're not tacky, they're not slutty, they are just to-die. Georgia Jagger, (daughter of Mick and Jerry) has been Edge and Barrett's favourite pin up for a while now and you will see her head, with those amazing lips, staring out from the cover of November's Vogue. Have a quick flip through on Vogue.com and try before you buy.
We have just come across a fab little advertising blog. Paula Zargaj-Reynolds is a copywriter based in Boston, USA. Her blog Advertising Is Good For You has a great set of catergories from the usual ad speak (demographic news anyone?) to fun finds from the vast adland over the pond. It even has a branded tattoo section. This picture is our favourite, elegance meets body hair, it works...sort of. Check it all out here.
12 Oct 2009
The Edge and Barrett web portfolio is now online HERE. We are always being asked to email out our portfolio, and now all we need to do is quote our sweet little website. Isn't the internet great. This picture is of the Marcus and Trump business card. Chic and glam, just like the fashion boutique itself. To see more design check out the website, and for more information get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
We are pleased to announce the Edge and Barrett website is now up and running. Luke has built it from scratch and it's great to finally have some of our best work up live for all to see. Check out the Edge and Barrett website here. To see more of our work and to find out a bit more about what we do get in touch, and let's get a date in the diary...
8 Oct 2009
Last night was the launch party for Station Magazine at the 12 Bar in Denmark St. There was a great turnout and a good time was had by all, including these people, who we don't know, but wish we did. The Spivs were amazing, and the single is now available to buy or download from itunes. Check out the song, and Edge and Barrett's design for the cover.
Edge and Barrett had a pint today at Cargo and was reminded of our love for the artist Obey, aka Shepard Fairey, made famous for his Hope poster for the Obama presidential campaign. We love this, Mujer Fatal mural, but it's all good, so check out his work here.
6 Oct 2009
This morning we took delivery of our new 'zine. Edge and Barrett are designing and producing Station, a free, bi-monthly magazine covering fashion, music, art, people and stuff that we like. It's great to get something out there and we are very excited to start working on the next issue. Pick up a copy in the best boutiques and bars in east London, and for a bit more information check out Station here.
4 Oct 2009
Edge and Barrett are counting down the days until our little magazine Station is published. Very tired but very hyper. The first issue includes an interview with the artist Rosie Emerson, this picture is taken from her 'Models' collection. Check out her work here.
3 Oct 2009
Edge and Barrett's favourite rock band The Spivs have just launched the video for their debut single 'It's True'. Directed by the incredibly talented Rafael Herve Pérez Oliván of Emergency Films (firstname.lastname@example.org), it's online now, so check it out HERE. To celebrate the launch of the single The Spivs and friends will be living it up on Wednesday night at 12 Bar Club, be there or be square.
Labels: Music and Film
This is Edge's favourite design blog, a stream of amazing images covering design, art, photography and the downright fantastic. Take a couple of hours to get lost in the design abyss that is But Does It Float. The image used here is from the artist Gerhard Richter, check out his website here.
2 Oct 2009
We rebranded Ground and have been designing for them for over a year now. They are really are the best burger joint in London. We visited the very civilised Chiswick today for a catch up, and to pick up a copy of the latest poster. We illustrated it, we designed it, and they loved it. Job done. The circus has now left town, but the burgers are still there, and they are amazing. Enjoy here.
If you've ever elbowed your way into a fashion show, or flicked through a Vogue or similar, you will know the influence of the Fashion PR, and this girl has 'the power' in droves. So it was very exciting when we found Mandi Lennard's little random blog on the web. Suck it up here.
Design is like a good bottle of wine (two of Edge and Barrett's favourite themes) it ages well. For a bit of vintage inspiration (another favourite for E&B) check out Well Medicated, from Canadian designer Andrew Lindstrom. Lindstrom lists what he likes, and we like it too.
We have been doing a lot of research on online magazines for a job and these are our current favourites, all have good relevant design and content. Platform magazine is life and style for the irreverant youth, and very funny. The Quietus is all about independent music and culture with some fantastic contributors. And lastly Ponystep is uber with a capital OOOH, covering art, fashion, music and parties. The photograph used here is by Bella Howard for Platform, her blog is here.
The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green have a selection of Paul Trevor photographs up at the moment. Great archive pictures of the London's east end from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. This is Edge and Barrett's neck of the woods, and they are a fascinating insight into recent history. The website is under construction but get a taster here.
1 Oct 2009
We're just having a tidy up and came across some Martin Parr postcards so thought we would give him a nod. We love people watching, which is what Parr does best, especially when our subjects are real characters, or slightly bizarre and blissfully unware of the attention or unashamed of who they are. This is from his Playas collection, have a look here.