(Phil): We’ve (Gabi & I) finally produced a catalogue for Small Stories! Gabi has sent out a few copies to new galleries around the UK in the last week & have had some orders coming in already! It’s been an interesting learning curve, “stepping up” production & reach for new stockists… I created a new website to support the catalogue too, so if you want to check it out, it’s www.gra-small-stories.co.uk
If you know of any potential stockists, please get in touch & you can get some free Small Stories goodies if your lead becomes a reality for us!
Typefaces : Georgia
PDF version (184kbs) : 15_smallStories.pdf
Phil’s 12th poster – “Oor Monsters iv” – Gabrielle Reith & Philip Thompson’s upcoming art show
(Phil): NEOS (North East Open Studios) is soon upon us! Gabi & I had decided to do another “Oor Monsters” show – in the Skene Woods! There will be drawing, painting, sculpture & interactive elements to this playful exhibition of our favourite area of creativity when collaborating. We’ll also be running some workshops, space is limited, so, please let us know if you are coming. Visit : oormonsters.wordpress.com/events for more details.
We’ve had previous work from “Oor Monsters” exhibitions shown in the Pictoplasma Paris Conference & Berlin / Mexico City – so we’re pretty confident our work is good! Please come along to experience it yourself & let us know what you think.
Typefaces : Intro Rust G Base (+ customised)
PDF version (366kbs) : 12_oorMonsters.pdf
Alex’s 1st poster – “Work Work Work”
(Alex): So I’ve finally had the opportunity to contribute my first poster! Hoorah. As is ‘subtlety’ suggested by its title, much of the last couple of months has seen me glued to my laptop, desperately trying to keep afloat with what has felt like a rather overwhelming workload. It therefore felt appropriate to use this as inspiration for the first theme/event.
Typefaces : Gill Sans, Kings Caslon, MT Extra
PDF version (104kb) : 09_work.pdf
Phil’s 8th poster – “Random Pattern Workshop” – Making patterns from dice throws at the Maritime Museum.
(Phil): I was asked by the lovely Anna Shortland to run a Teen / Family workshop at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum for their summer events programme. She & I loved the outcome of the “Colourclash” pattern workshop I ran, so decided to run it for Teenagers & Families. It’s a simple premise, of letting a dice throw call the shots in order to make a pattern “cell” & use the computer to create a repeat pattern from it. The delight in the faces of the participants is ace, from bemusement to joy when seeing a simple set of shapes & colours become a vibrant repeat pattern. The kids were super chuffed with the results. I’ve used the “offcuts” here to create the base image.
Typefaces : Myriad Pro
PDF version (125kbs) : 08_maritime.pdf
Phil’s 4th poster – “Prep” – Getting ready for NEOS 2015
(Phil): My Wife (Gabi) and I are creating an installation in the forest at Easter Skene for NEOS 2015. Based on our previous collaborative umbrella of “Oor Monsters” – We’re going to create installations in the Forest for visitors to tour round & discover. I’m working on some promo material, so one of the posters will end up here!
Typefaces : Rex
PDF version (1mb) : 04_prep.pdf