We promised goodies and gift ideas for this festive season – and here we are! We have thought of some of the best gifts inspired or created by some of the friends of Printworks:
Tamsyn Gambell is a wonderful textiles print designer who creates an array of original and hand printed scarves, interiors and these lovely notebooks. Printworks especially loves the hardbacks covered with vintage scarves and the edition of a TG placement print. Perfect for any loved ones with a flare for writing, doodling or forgetting things.
If you are looking for a book to read rather than write, there is only one we keep pawing over and would encourage everyone to own; Yinka Shonibare, MBE by Rachel Kent and published by Prestel. Definitely an inspirational way to see through the mulled wine evenings. A book sure to be sourced from many reputable bookshops.
For a Christmas cultural jaunt we recommend the ‘Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum which is running until the 9th January 2011. This exhibition is a wonderful snapshot of 20th century culture through Diaghilev’s dramatic and notorious performances which engaged and influenced artists and designers. Displays include giant theatre cloths, original costumes, set designs, props and posters by artists and designers including Léon Bakst, Georges Braque and Natalia Goncharova. For tickets or more information go here
Dawn Dupree’s cushions are a wonderful gift idea – featuring her hand printed motifs that can also be seen running through her printed canvases. Contact her for available designs, prices and information here
Well, we hope this helps and inspires you to a truly individual and printed Christmas.