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BREESE LITTLE Prize for Art Criticism Volume VI

The�BREESE�LITTLE Prize for Art Criticism was launched to support, encourage and provide a platform for young writers of art criticism. Tom Gilliver is the winner of this year’s Volume VI of the prize, with his exceptional review of Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things�at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Tom Gilliver
20.10.2012
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A Vision in 3D: Stop Motion Set Visit

Jotta were invited to drop into the set of a new short film at Clapham Road Studios, London’s home of animation. AV wizard Stuart Warren Hill and 3D/stop motion cinematographer Malcolm Hadley were there helping to deliver Nintendo 3D competition winner Nicholas Pratt’s film for the BFI London Film Festival Gala Premier next week.

Millie Ross
11.10.2012
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The Redistribution of Wealth

?In the apt surroundings of Tate Britain’s Historic Collection Room, ‘The Redistribution of Wealth’ retells the history of UK government spending on the arts from the birth of the ‘Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts’ in 1940, right up to the present day climate of cutbacks.??

Ellie Harrison
02.10.2012
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In-Transit: The New Jotta.com

On 18th October an all new Jotta.com will launch. Rethought and redesigned to provide the essential guide to emerging art, Jotta.com will feature extensive editorial coverage alongside our own range of projects, events and symposium and how to get involved.

Ben James
01.10.2012
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John Myatt: Nintendo New Art Academy

John Myatt was imprisoned in 1999 for conducting what Scotland Yard called ?the biggest art fraud of the 20th century?, forging and auctioning 200 paintings by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Roger Bissiere and Nicholas De Stael, and duping auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Nowadays Myatt is a successful creator of “genuine fakes”. He will be demonstrating his skills at the forthcoming Nintendo New Art Academy workshop on October 3rd.

Millie Ross
28.09.2012
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Films4Peace: Levi van Veluw for World Peace Day

World Peace Day, September 21st has been celebrated with a series of artist films, films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, featuring 21 of today?s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. including this surreal short by the one of the youngest of the bunch, yet certainly not lacking in talent, Levi van Veluw of the Netherlands. Watch his film here.

23.09.2012
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Films4Peace: Noriko Okaku for World Peace Day

films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual film commission by PUMA.Peace,
featuring 21 of today?s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. Watch Royal College of Art graduate Noriko Okaku’s stunning stop motion and collage animation here.

22.09.2012
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Films4Peace: Janet Biggs for World Peace Day

Janet Biggs journeyed to the Arctic landscape, the “archetypal frozen north” and create this short film for World Peace Day and the Puma initiative Films4Peace, along with Gregory Crewdson, Michael Nyman amongst many other artists, animators and filmmakers. Watch it here.

22.09.2012
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Films4Peace: Michael Nyman for World Peace Day

Film score composer and artist Michael Nyman, long time Peter Greenaway and Jane Campian, has created a stunning film for World Peace Day and the Puma initiative Films4Peace, along with Gregory Crewdson, Janet Biggs amongst many other artists. Watch it here.

21.09.2012
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Make the City Sound Better: Yuri Suzuki's Sound Taxi

London-based sound artist Yuri Suzuki has been popping up everywhere of late with his innovative sonic experiments. Most recently lauded in the Design Museum’s Designers in Residence, where he’s showing his London Tube Map Radio. London is something of a theme, as his latest project see’s Yuri reconstruct a London black cab, installing a system which draws on ambient street noise and transform it into music. Win a ride in the taxi!

Millie Ross
18.09.2012
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Video: City & Guilds of London Art School MA Fine Art Show 2012

An interesting insight into the diverse backgrounds and practices of this year’s graduating MA Fine Art course from City & Guilds of London.

17.09.2012
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Wild New Territories: Nature vs Culture

In the heart of urban Kings Cross London, exists Camley Street Natural Park inhabited by hundreds of diverse species not normally found in the middle of a concrete metropolis. These wild species will be joined by 19 emerging and established artists including British artists Gillian Wearing, Michael Landy, Gordon Cheung and American artist Edgar Heap of Birds.

Millie Ross
15.09.2012
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Peckham Artist Moving Image.

Next week sees the return of PAMI ? an annual celebration of artists? moving image across Peckham, South-East London.

Holly Willats
14.09.2012
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The Converse/ Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2012: the finalists

Pio Abad, Leslie Kulesh, Myles Painter and Samara Scott have been tipped for success once again Dazed partners with Converse and the Whitechapel Gallery for the Emerging Artists Award, a platform for emerging unrepresented artists under 35. Judges including Jeremy Deller and the Times Arts’ Nancy Durrant have chosen the four shortlisted.

Millie Ross
12.09.2012
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Esprit & RCA Limited Edition Collaboration

Royal College of Art fashion design students were challenged by Esprit to create an innovative collection of ?must have? garments that represent the new Esprit vision, resulting in a capsule of collection of sustainable knitwear and prints by three new fashion talents for AW2012.

12.09.2012
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SHO?ZYG: Goldsmiths Sonic Showcase

An exciting round up of artists working in the realm of sonic art, including Jotta favourites Max Hattler, James Bulley and Daniel Jones, amongst a raft of other artists breaking new ground in sound. Amplifying audiovisual, 8-channel soundscape, film and sound installations from September 21st.

Millie Ross
12.09.2012
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Rupert Newman: Prismatic Universe

London Fashion Week kicks off this week, and bringing some texture to the Hospital Club Jotta member Rupert Newman installs a series of multi-sensory instillation pieces exploring the interaction between the static and projected image, from Thursday 13th September.

Millie Ross
09.09.2012
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Vasilis Avramidis: Caretakers

For his debut UK solo show, Central Saint Martins graduate and Jotta member Vasilis Avramidis presents a series of rich oil paintings depicting self-invented locations and scenarios that shift the traditions of landscape and still life. Overgrown with moss and ivy, there’s an overriding sense of decay.

Millie Ross
05.09.2012
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Dominic Wilcox: Variations on Normal

Dominic Wilcox recently gave a brilliant performance at Milan Design Festival, where he beat a 3D printer to completing a model of the Duomo. His skewed and humorous perspective on design and everyday life has us enthralled as to what his next trick will be. See it at KK Outlet from September 7.

Millie Ross
03.09.2012
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David Blandy: Odysseys

British pop culture manipulator David Blandy joins Brighton Digital Festival for “an artistic housewarming party” in the form of a riotous gaming arcade, with film projections, computer games, life-size figurines, comics, lego models, drawings by leading Manga artist Inko and an 11-hour gaming tournament.

Millie Ross
31.08.2012
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WW Solo Award Winner: Jonathan Gabb

There is more to Gabb?s installations than first pleases the eye; what isn’t immediately obvious is that these showers of colour take inspiration from the decorative elements of Art Nouveau, or are working to achieve an effect similar to Baroque and Rococo architectural adornments.

Francesca Brooks
30.08.2012
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Eat All You Can: HaYoung Kim's Culinary Emoticons

Royal Academy graduate HaYoung Kim’s solo show presents a post-internet primordial soup, a digital degustation, a banquet of emotionless emoticons. HaYoung tells us about the exhibition and her fascination with our endless hunger for online identification.

Millie Ross
30.08.2012
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Bar-Tur Photography Award: Sporting Winners

Epic shots of athletes crossing the finishing line have been flickering across our eyeballs for the past month, the Bar-Tur Photography Award asked University of the Arts London students and alumni for their photographic interpretation of the Olympic shot. The winners showcase their work at Paradise Row Gallery until 25 August.

Millie Ross
24.08.2012
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Jarman Award 2012: Shezad Dawood

One of a stellar line up nominated for this year’s much-lauded artist film initiative, The Jarman Award, British artist Shezad Dawood’s debut feature, Piercing Brightness was an eerie sci-fi exploration of aliens and alienation, in Preston. Watch the trailer for Piercing Brightness here.

Millie Ross
24.08.2012
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Model Starship by Max Hattler

“A very brief encounter with another world.” Bouncing ideas of audio-visual abstraction between cinemas and music festivals across the world, Max Hattler’s latest adventure in animation is cosmetic sci-fi stop motion that launches today. Watch it here.

Millie Ross
23.08.2012
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Studio Visit: Thomas Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio is a wonderful place where almost anything can happen. V&A Channel visited the studio, and spent some time with the founder, the maverick Thomas Heatherwick, and head of innovation, Stuart Wood, to discuss projects past and present, and how Heatherwick Studio developed their extraordinary approach to design.

V&A Channel
22.08.2012
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Ghosts in the Machine: at NYC's New Museum

What is often held separate in our minds – technology and art – becomes one in Ghosts in the Machine at New York?s New Museum. Exploring a fifty year span and artists from fifteen countries, the exhibition traces science and technology?s ever-changing impact on humans and art.

Celeste Allen
21.08.2012
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Icecream Monster: Elizabeth Bradley and Jessica Bishopp

An ice cream monster born from a petri dish, genetic modification gone wrong or an imaginative child’s wildest lolly-shaped dreams? Watch LCC graduates Elizabeth Bradley and Jessica Bishopp’s animation and decide for yourself.

Millie Ross
15.08.2012
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The Great Olympic Food Challenge

19 days and 204 countries from which to eat. A culinary tour de force, ambitious, perhaps impossible, but the twelve food bloggers assembled by a Leeds-based food aficionado took to the challenge, here’s what they created.

Millie Ross
14.08.2012
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The Post-Olympic City: Gary Hustwit's Next Design Epic

The word legacy has had much lip-service of late. Insatiable design explorer and director of the documentary trilogy Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, Gary Hustwit and photographer Jon Pack have been travelling the globe documenting the forgotten relics of Olympic cities asking, what happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

Millie Ross
13.08.2012
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TshirtOS: Forget your iPhone, T-shirts may soon be wired up

Would you want your t-shirt to replace your smart phone? Then make way for a wearable, shareable, programmable t-shirt which allows you to share your Facebook status, Tweets, photos and favourite songs with anyone who walks your way.

Millie Ross
09.08.2012
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Cartune Xprez: Special Effect

How do you raise funds for that next exhibition? New York animation gang Cartune Xprez are trying a new angle for their latest project Special Effect – crowd-funding. Special Effect will see 18 experimental animators, including James Duesing, Jacob Ciocci and Amy Lockhart, make work inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film ‘Stalker’. We talk to founder Peter Burr about the concept and the funding process.

Millie Ross
08.08.2012
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Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege
Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege

In a traveling installation project, Jeremy Deller playfully reinvents the ancient landmark Stonehenge as a bouncy castle.

Rachel Perlmutter
03.08.2012
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Regents Domestic Bollard by Andr� Klauser
CREATE 2012: Alternative Souvenirs by London Designers

In an effort to combat the overly-commercialised, tacky and often imported souvenirs being flogged across London this summer, CREATE has commissioned a series of cheeky, east London-themed keepsakes from designers including Dominic Wilcox and Andr� Klauser.

Rachel Perlmutter
02.08.2012
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Barking Bathhouse Bar
Something & Son: Barking Bathhouse

Inventive design duo Something & Son have been commissioned by CREATE to revive the tradition of the Bathhouse in London’s Barking, with a structure that combines industrial heritage, a raw design aesthetic with sustainable luxury. Cucumber facial on a shingle shore anyone?

Rachel Perlmutter
01.08.2012
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Intel Triptych: Hellicar & Lewis

The insatiable interactive duo Hellicar & Lewis have collaborated with Intel to produce an installation which manifests three of the core elements of the Intel Ultrabook’s3rd generation Intel Core processors: Performance, Security and Design. We popped in to the Triptych launch to wave our arms in front of the work and chat with Pete Hellicar about the creation process.

Millie Ross
01.08.2012
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Jarman Award 2012
The Jarman Award 2012 Shortlist

A stellar lineup of ten UK-based contemporary artists have been announced for the Film London Jarman Award. This year, the prize is worth �26,000 and the list, which includes Marcus Coate, Shezad Dawood and Ben Rivers, continues to highlight the growing importance of film as an artist’s medium in the UK.

Rachel Perlmutter
30.07.2012
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Alicja Dobrucka's Concrete Mushrooms
Concrete In Common: Albania's Bunker Legacy

Jotta member Alicja Dobrucka photographs the haunting remains of Albania’s mushroom-shaped concrete bunkers in a race against their rapid disappearance from the country’s landscape.

Rachel Perlmutter
30.07.2012
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Fantasy Island: Neil Maccormack

These 3D illustrations of sci-fi landscapes, futuristic vehicles and fearsome spiked creatures by designer Neil Mccormack present an eerie yet beautifully rendered vision of the future.

Millie Ross
26.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: James Farrington of The Mill

Jotta has a fascinating conversation with lead 3D animator at The Mill, James Farrington about his journey from traditional animation to computer generated animation.

Millie Ross
25.07.2012
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Gamers + Music = Soundplay

Is it a music video, a video game or an interactive music video game? Whatever you
call it, this collision of indie gaming and music has got our cathode-rays blazing. Kill Screen, Pitchfork and Intel have brought great musicians – think Matthew Dear, M83, Chromatics and Cut Copy – together with game designers to demonstrate the transformative effect these trailblazers have had on the gaming landscape.

Millie Ross
24.07.2012
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This Exquisite Forest: Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk

Aaron Koblin, Google creative director and the master of interactive internet art, unveils his latest adventure with collaborative partner Chris Milk. Taking the surrealist concept of “the exquisite corpse”, they present Exquisite Forest, a crowd-sourced online animation project. On show now at the Tate Modern.

Millie Ross
24.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: Shane Walter of onedotzero

onedotzero co-founder Shane Walter and his team have worked with filmmakers in showcasing, distributing, producing and developing ideas from script to finished article for over 15 years. Here Walter shares his hints and predictions for animated and interactive storytelling in the digital age.

Millie Ross
19.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: Geoffrey Fletcher's Hints & Tips

For the fledgling filmmakers out there raring to give the Imagination Series script a shot, these are the vital elements to remember when writing your treatment. And who better to impart tips than competition judge and the Academy Award winning writer of Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher?

17.07.2012
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Journey To Greatness: UAL students collaborate with Nike

Four teams of grads from University of the Arts London collaborated with Nike to create a t-shirt collection which captures the spirit of the athlete. These videos show their research into the experiences of leading athletes, and how they translated that into their designs.

Rachel Perlmutter
16.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: Tom Mortimer of 12foot6 on Animation

“Animation is great because it allows you to do things that are not real, so don’t look that gift horse in the mouth.” Find out what other nuggets of wisdom Tom Mortimer, co-founder of animation company 12foot6 – creators of the BAFTA-nominated The Sensibles, Modern Toss and other irreverent delights – has to reveal on his techniques when writing for animation.

Millie Ross
13.07.2012
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Jean and Martine's A Thousand Years
A Soft Catastrophe: Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil

Belgium collaborative duo Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil, of the acclaimed Luxembourg Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale, take a break from installing their London show to discuss working as a partnership and their latest installation, A Thousand Years, on now at the University of the Arts London, Arts Gallery.

Millie Ross
12.07.2012
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The London Fashion Portfolio: London College of Fashion's BA winners

Who are London’s next big fashion designers? With this summer’s graduate shows in full swing, there couldn’t be a better time for star-spotting, and where better to start than the students behind the three award-winning collections from London College of Fashion’s BA course? Here they tell us how they plan to make their mark on the fashion world.

Laura Silver
11.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: Asif Kapadia on Directing Senna

Want some directing tips from the inside to help with your Imagination Series submission? After a London Film School screening of his latest BAFTA winning documentary, ‘Senna’, director Asif Kapadia provided insight for budding filmmakers on making directorial calls, bonding with the film and breaking into the industry.

Rachel Perlmutter
10.07.2012
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Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

In a project commissioned by the British Fashion Council and Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, nine pairs of top British fashion designers and contemporary artists have collaborated to synthesise art and fashion. The project pulled impressive names from both fields including Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller, Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk ? even more remarkable was the work the duos came up with.

Rachel Perlmutter
09.07.2012
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The Imagination Series: Geoffrey Fletcher on Imagination
All this month we will be featuring interviews and hints from leading directors and animators in support of Bombay Sapphire's Imagination Series. Geoffrey Fletcher, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind the film Precious, has walked a complex path to achieve his success, here he tells us why he values the tool of imagination so greatly.
03.07.2012
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Jordi Ruiz Cirera: Mennonites of Eastern Bolivia

University of the Arts London graduate Jordi Ruiz Cirera has won a Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises for his incredible documentary photography of the Mennonites, a group of people who arrived in Bolivia during the fifties from Canada, Mexico or Belize, to live an archaic lifestyle of isolation.

Millie Ross
03.07.2012
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Daily Poetry: Toys for Contemplation

How do you unwind and switch off? Central Saint Martins MA Textile Futures student Ingrid Hulskamp’s graduation work is all about contemplative design. A self-described ?design poet?, her handblown glass objects aim to bring moments of calm amidst the chaos.

Rachel Perlmutter
02.07.2012
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The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Short Film Competition

Imagine if Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher gave you his latest script and asked you to direct it?

Well, that?s exactly what he has done. Bombay Sapphire and Tribeca Film Festival have teamed up to offer five burgeoning filmmakers a once in a lifetime opportunity, using their imagination to interpret a short film script created by Academy Award winner, Geoffrey Fletcher.

Millie Ross
28.06.2012
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The Art of Eating

The food revolution currently sweeping London has brought with it a surge of happenings that cleverly combine food with art, design and experience. What most appeals about this renaissance is the amalgamation of creative disciplines with something that almost everyone loves – to fill their belly!

Millie Ross
26.06.2012
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ReMake:Remodel: MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins MA Industrial designer Merve Kahraman has created a series of beautiful and clever lamps. Take a look at how she regenerates pre-existing objects, such as candles and knitting machines, into fantastic analogue lighting systems.

Millie Ross
22.06.2012
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Fuck Botticelli Let's Roll: Michael Andrew Page

What do heavy metal and the Renaissance have in common? Slade School of Fine Art student Michael Andrew Page draws the comparison between these disparate movements in his seriously brilliant, meticulously hand-drawn shrines to metal fandom.

Millie Ross
19.06.2012
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Studio Visit: Will Jarvis, The Sunday Painter

We get a new insight into the creative lives of Camberwell, Wimbledon and Chelsea college alumni who have carved a name for themselves since graduating, namely Will Jarvis, co-founder of Peckham gallery, The Sunday Painter.

Matthew Tillett
18.06.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Vanessa Scully's Driller Killer E2

A hilarious schlock-mock tribute film to the 1979 video nasty classic ‘Driller Killer’ directed by Abel Ferrara, created by Chelsea College of Art and Design Fine Art student Vanessa Scully. On show from today!

Millie Ross
15.06.2012
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Thomas Lock: Memory Theatre

British artist Thomas Lock has created this new film, Memory Theatre, a collage of footage excavated from his childhood archives, featured this month on Conduire, an online art project formed by Sophie Risner.

Millie Ross
13.06.2012
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London Fashion Portfolio: Danielle Scutt

From the streets to the catwalk, London fizzes with a sense of creativity and originality unrivalled by any other international city. This month we talk to NEWGEN wunderkind Danielle Scutt to explore Central Saint Martins? unbeatable portfolio of alumni and discover how home-grown labels are making an impact on the global style stage.

Laura Silver
11.06.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Luke Smith

Jotta have teamed up with University of the Arts London to preview some brilliant work emerging from across the six London colleges, on show throughout June. London College of Communication Photography student Luke Smith imagines a very eerie future image archive absent of children.

Millie Ross
07.06.2012
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Auto Italia Guest Edition: Auto Italia Live: Five Years On

Over the past 5 years London-based art organisation Auto Italia South East have created ground-breaking new formats using live and media arts. Often their projects engage an audience in the here and now; from the entranced crowds at ?Yes Way?, a festival in collaboration with the music promoters Upset the Rhythm, to the studio-audiences who feature in their artist-run TV series, Auto Italia Live.

O.R. Bonsu
05.06.2012
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Auto Italia Guest Edition: Episode 1 - Talking Objects in Space

As part of this week’s Auto Italia Guest Edition to celebrate their 5th anniversary and live show at the ICA, we’ll be publishing each of the Auto Italia LIVE episodes, starting with Talking Objects in Space featuring Nathan Budzinski and Benedict Drew.

Auto Italia
05.06.2012
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Auto Italia Guest Edition: A Conversation between Auto Italia founders and collaborating artists

Artist-run organisation Auto Italia South East take over Jotta.com this week in celebration of their 5th birthday and the broadcast of the latest episode of their TV show, Auto Italia LIVE, which will be filmed in front of a studio audience on Saturday 9th June at 7pm and streamed live from the ICA. We’ll be featuring interviews and videos from Auto Italia all this week. Here the directors catch up with some of the artists collaborating on the next episode to discuss live TV performance and what each artist will be bringing to the show.

Auto Italia
04.06.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Jessica Rutterford

Jessica Rutterford, a BA Fine Art student at Wimbledon College of Art, has been on a mission to find out how much artists can get away with. From stalking businessmen, to photographing the public entering their pin numbers, to accosting strangers to talk religion and marital break ups, Jessica has been invading Londoners? personal space to find out how they will react, and if they?ll forgive her because she?s an artist.

Millie Ross
04.06.2012
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Studio Visit: THIS IS Studio

The first in a series of studio visits to the work spaces of recent graduates from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges created by Matthew Tillett and Jared Schiller. First up is THIS IS Studio, a multidisciplinary design practice based in Clerkenwell, London who graduated from the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts.

Matthew Tillet
03.06.2012
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Southbank Festival of The World: Tilt Creative Director on the co-make process

A disused space under the Queen Elizabeth Hall has been transformed into a Festival Village from June 1st – September 9th. Lead by TILT, the project uses the ?comake? process: volunteers have signed up to design and build the space from scratch. Over 200 participants have pitched in with architecture, design, visual art, photography and construction. We talk Oliver Marlow, Creative Director at TILT about the process.

Millie Ross
01.06.2012
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Prospectus: Spatial Design of the collaborative exhibition at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Interior and Spatial design student, Laura Blenkinsop, tells Jotta about the ideas behind and making of the exhibition Prospectus- a collaborative project from a collective of cross-disciplinary student researchers, practitioners and staff from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Laura Blenkinsop
31.05.2012
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A Curator's View: Barbican Curator on Bauhaus: Art as Life

The Barbican’s Bauhaus retrospective has been the centre’s most popular exhibition since the Surreal House. With the same architects (Carmody Groarke) on board and an equally holistic approach encompassing each facet of the centre’s facilities, the exhibition offers a new perspective on the Bauhaus and its significance as a school. We talk to co-curator Lydia Yee about the Bauhaus’ unique approach to learning, an apt insight at a time when art education is under scrutiny.

Millie Ross
29.05.2012
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Selected ll: Daniel Swan's 'Ascent'

Chosen by a stellar list of artist filmmakers for the Film London’s Selected UK tour, Daniel Swan is a Camberwell graduate who’s videos evoke nostalgic visions of the internal workings of a video game, which have been featured in Jotta two past exhibitions. We talk to him about his latest video work, Ascent, ?a dystopian scenario where modern technology is underpinning the formation of a new world religion.?

Millie Ross
28.05.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Wheel of Doom

Jotta have teamed up with University of the Arts London to preview some brilliant work emerging from across the six London colleges, on show throughout June. Ever experienced a rising sense of anger as the Apple spinning wheel of doom holds you up? Camberwell BA Graphic Design students Imogen Reekie and Harry Winteringham have, and have brought the wheel into real life on the streets London.

25.05.2012
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Selected ll: Una Knox, 'A kind of correspondence'

Selected ll sees the 2011 Film London Jarman Award shortlisted artists, including Ed Atkins; Clio Barnard; Claire Hooper; Anja Kirschner & David Panos and Laure Prouvost among others – each select an emerging artist filmmaker to tour the UK. For the second in our series of interviews with the chosen we talk to Canadian artist Una Knox about her filmic exploration of architectural space, memory and experience.

Millie Ross
23.05.2012
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In Conversation: Redmond Entwistle on Walk-Through

Jotta caught up with Redmond Entwistle to talk about Walk-Through, his recently completed film about California Institute of the Arts. Currently on show at Cubitt, London, Entwistle’s exhibition coincides with PROSPECTUS an experimental exhibition exploring the practices of radical art education and exhibition as an educational technology.

George Vasey
22.05.2012
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Frieze Art Fair New York

Frieze New York, the inaugural edition, launched its four-day art extravaganza on May 6th in a space bordered by East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Queens on Randall?s Island?hosting international works from over 180 galleries. Walking through the long white tents, spectators admired contemporary art from all over the world: Berlin and Paris, Dubai, Sao Paolo, London and L.A., to name a few.

Celeste Allen
22.05.2012
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Art HK: an artistic lingua franca

Art HK ? Hong Kong?s answer to Art Basel, Frieze and other contemporary jamborees punctuating the art world calendar ? is now in its fifth year. This is the first time it has been organised under the aegis of Art Basel (which last year acquired 60% of Art HK). While boosting the international cach� of the fair ? its 266 participants hail from 38 countries, half of them Asian ? it also reflects the way much of the art aims at an internationalised language.

James Cahill
21.05.2012
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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair: Oliver Guy-Watkins Freezes Over

Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduate Oliver Guy-Watkins seeks to question the real and the artifice, using methods employed in numerous industries to recreate natural phenomena. Described as post-apocalyptic, the purpose of his work is to make the viewer unsure of what has been manufactured and what previously existed, and to wonder at what stage the artist entered the environment.

Millie Ross
19.05.2012
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Catlin Art Prize 2012 Public vote winner: Adeline de Monseignat

The Catlin Art Prize opened earlier this month and this week the winners were announced, with the public vote going to City & Guild MA Fine Art graduate Adeline de Monseignat, whose work reconfigures vintage fur, glass and sand into luxurious soft sculptures which explore sensory impulses. Adeline tells us the story of her Catlin piece, ‘Mother HEB Loleta’.

Millie Ross
18.05.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Martha May Ronson

It’s almost that time, students will be in the final throws of degree show prep, poised to break out from the art & design institution and unleash their untainted enthusiasm on the world. Jotta have teamed up with University of the Arts London to preview some brilliant work emerging from across the six London colleges, on show throughout June.

Millie Ross
17.05.2012
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A Curator's View: Steven Morgana, a rainbow after the storm

La Scatola curator Valentina Fois unveils her latest discovery, Steven Morgana, who’s exhibition explores the contradictions and possibilities of entropy, through beautiful sculptural pieces and large scale installations – manifestations of elaborate historical research, and a cynical and activist attitude.

Valentina Fois
15.05.2012
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Forget Fear: A Peek at the Berlin Biennale 2012

Jotta arrived in Berlin last week for a series of art events that marked the opening of the 7th Berlin Biennale, and which coincided with the Berlin gallery weekend; 51 galleries and their respective openings spread across 3 days. With most of these open for the duration of the biennale it’s a great time to visit Berlin. We explored some intriguing initiatives by radical art groups across the city,including a re-enactment of the Battle of Berlin.

Francis Patrick Brady
15.05.2012
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Selected ll: Benedict Drew's Sludge Manifesto

The 2011 Film London Jarman Award shortlist ? Ed Atkins; Clio Barnard; Claire Hooper; Anja Kirschner & David Panos; Hilary Koob-Sassen; Torsten Lauschmann; Elizabeth Price; Laure Prouvost; Imogen Stidworthy; and Corin Sworn – each selected an emerging artist filmmaker, creating an invigorating programme of work. We talk to Benedict Drew about “the desire of technology” and his film Sludge Manifesto.

Millie Ross
11.05.2012
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Jotta at The Other Art Fair: Arran Gregory

News just in: Arran Gregory, sculptor and illustrator, will be exhibiting his sculpture and prints with Jotta at The Other Art Fair, Thursday May 10 – May 13 at Ambika P3!

Millie Ross
09.05.2012
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Go Figure: New Fashion Illustration

Ligaya Salazar, contemporary curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, follows on from her celebrated retrospective of Yohji Yamaoto?s career with this exhibition at London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery. Salazar and co-curator Polona Dolzan tell us about selecting 13 of the freshest talent in international fashion illustration- “from the digital to the hand-drawn via the physical.”

Ligaya Salazar
08.05.2012
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Jotta at The Other Art Fair: Erik Bendix

The Other Art Fair 2012 begins next week, and Jotta will be there hosting daily Curated Walks as well as exhibiting some exciting new work from emerging artists. One of these is Erik Bendix, a young Danish painter and graduate of Goldsmiths MFA in Art Practice, whose sinister cartoon-inspired characters have captured our attention.

Millie Ross
04.05.2012
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a-n Degree Shows Guide 2012: view it online

a-n have got a spring in their step as they anticipate what this year?s crop of graduating students has to offer. There?ll be failure and success, disappointment and delight, and no doubt a few tears of joy and sorrow. Would we want it any other way? View the guide online here.

Chris Sharratt
02.05.2012
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Catlin Art Prize 2012: Max Dovey

We continue our Art Catlin 2012 interview series with Max Dovey, a Wimbledon graduate who has been making waves across the new art scene with his live interactive performances commenting on the topical and the technological- everything from Web 2.0 to the stock market. He tells us about his new work for Catlin Art Prize, which elevates the importance of the digital switchover into a historical landmark event.

Millie Ross
30.04.2012
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In Conversation: Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone is an artist, shaman, photographer, performance artist, curator, writer, optimist and cultural provocateur. Graduating from BA Painting at Camberwell College of Arts in 2004, Stone spearheaded South London?s art collective, organising guerrilla art exhibitions, throwing notorious squat parties and generally putting Peckham on the art map.

Anna Castleton Simmons
28.04.2012
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Catlin Art Prize 2012: Jonny Briggs

Now in it’s sixth year, Catlin Art Prize continues to provide an insightful survey into the stand-out artists from the UK’s current crop of graduating students. In the first of a three part series, Royal College of Art graduate Jonny Briggs, whose work has been bought by Saatchi, tells us about his sculptural exploration into familial relationships and the psychoanalytic, on show at Art Catlin from next week.

Millie Ross
27.04.2012
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Fashion Portfolio: Elizabeth Lau

From the streets to the catwalk, London fizzes with a sense of creativity and originality unrivalled by any other international city. Starting with Elizabeth Lau, known for her sweet-toothed designs, we explore Central Saint Martins? unbeatable portfolio of alumni to discover how home-grown labels are making an impact on the global style stage.

Laura Silver
26.04.2012
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TEDxCentralSaintMartins: Tom Hulme of IDEO

Interrogating the theme of ‘emergence’, the TEDxCSM event was organised by a group of CSM MA Communication Design students on Wednesday March 28th. An inspiring day of insightful ideas, Tom Hulme of IDEO gave us some fascinating examples of Design for Emergence, watch his talk here.

TEDxCentralSaintMartins
25.04.2012
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The Mine Kafon Deminer

As a child in Afghanistan Massoud Hassani would make paper toys to be blown in the wind. Sometimes they would end up in a minefield, where he could not retrieve them. 20 years later he’s used biomimicry to design this ingenius dandelion-shaped mine sweeper with an inbuilt GPS navigator, recently nominated for Design of the Year 2012.

Millie Ross
24.04.2012
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Guest Projects: Yinka Shonibare's Project Space

Well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism, Turner prize winner and Central Saint Martins alumni Yinka Shonibare set up Guest Projects in East London in 2008 to provide an alternative platform for experimental projects. We talk to Guest Projects coordinator, Chlo� Sylvestre about their latest exhibition and how one applies for the project space.

Millie Ross
23.04.2012
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One To Watch: Jon Anders Gulbrandsen

What image does the phrase “Norse mythology” conjure for you: images of towering gods ruling alien worlds or rotting old textbooks? Avoid the latter fate by watching Jon Anders Gulbrandsen’s [Endi], a short animation which endeavours to capture the power of Norse mythology through abstract pattern.

Rebecca Santiago
20.04.2012
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RCA Bring Paradaise to Milan Design Week

Paradise is a gathering of over 60 students from Royal College of Art who imagine a future realm where computers can create ceramic portraits, wooden shoes allow us to scale any surface and a sunset lasts forever.

19.04.2012
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NO More Heroes: Nelly Ben Hayoun at Milan

What is design? Who owns it and how can we deconstruct it? Nelly Ben Hayoun, who?s featured in Jotta?s debut publication, endeavors to answer all of those questions and more with her latest project at Milan Design Week’s Hacked Milan, recreating the background noise of the fair with a film foley artist.

Rebecca Santiago
17.04.2012
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Direction - Space! Maria Gruzdeva's Star City Expose

Russian born Maria Gruzdeva’s project Direction – Space! is a fascinating and beautifully shot insight into two of Soviet Russia?s secretive space facilities, where astronauts still live and work. Unveiling a close knit community of space lovers, clinging to the legacy of the 1960’s Space Race.

Millie Ross
16.04.2012
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CSM Illustration: Work In Progress

This enigmatic animation, from the Central Saint Martins 3rd year Illustration Interim show in March, is the result of John Williams Waters’ painstaking and meticulously detailed pen illustrations. Which we imagine also resulted in many blisters. Watch it and weep.

Millie Ross
13.04.2012
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A Joyful Archipelago: Olga Grotova

Isolated by an unforgiving media ban, the closed town N hides from the prying eyes of the outside world, dancing on the boundary between fact and fiction. Its semi-fictional story unfolds at A Joyful Archipelago, an exhibition of ten Russian-born female artists opening tonight at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects. Curator and Chelsea College graduate Olga Grotova talks to us about the vision behind this evocative exhibition.

Rebecca Santiago
12.04.2012
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TEDxCentralSaintMartins: Field Notes

March 28th’s TEDxCentralSaintMartins conference, for which Jotta were media partner, was an inspiring and thought-igniting day of talks around the theme of Emergence, which began with Michael Wolff’s engaging stories of human error and insight, and ended with Barry Buzan and the downfall of super powers. We captured some highlights for you.

Millie Ross
10.04.2012
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In Conversation: Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia

Artists and star-crossed lovers Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia present “Drip into Something More Comfortable,” splashing George and Jorgen galley in London with melting trippy sculpture and video until 22nd April. Here curator George Barker speaks to the artistic duo about the making of their work and karaoke duets.

George Barker
10.04.2012
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Remote Control at the ICA: LuckyPDF launch the School of Global Art

Last night saw the opening of Remote Control at the ICA, an exhibition exploring the huge impact TV has had on contemporary culture, which Jotta had been eagerly anticipating. While the survey of video art was worth another visit, it was LuckyPDF and their bizarre inclusion of a reality TV star which stole the show last night. We caught up with LuckyPDF co-founder Yuri Pattison to find out more about their latest project.

03.04.2012
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Unknown Fields Division: Future Expeditions

We caught up briefly with Liam Young, co-founder of Unknown Fields Division, who take pride of place as the feature story in the debut Jotta Publication., to find out about their next adventure.

Millie Ross
03.04.2012
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A Curator's View: Bugarella, a new queen of the dark

Dark melancholic shadows are Melissa Bugarella?s prerogative in shaping her sculpture and toying with video art and sound. La Scatola curator Valentina Fois unveils her latest discovery.

Valentina Fois
03.04.2012
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Editions Space: Joe Crowdy

Fascinated by the vocabularies of design and architecture, Chelsea College of Art graduate Joe Crowdy, one of 19 artists selected to exhibit at Jotta?s Sum of Substance, talks with us about the research and inspiration behind his sculptures and the print he created exclusively for Jotta?s Editions Space.

Rebecca Santiago
02.04.2012
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Jotta Live: Avant Gardening 24 Hr Fanzine

Artist Polly Brannan brought weeks worth of research about the Soho area along to Jotta Live yesterday, and with the help of the workshop attendees, created a poster zine about the area, which you can download here!

Millie Ross
29.03.2012
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Editions Space: Sophie Percival

Sophie Percival was winner of the Jotta Award in 2011. Since then she has exhibited in Sum of Substance in March, produced an exclusive print for Jotta Editions Space and her captivating photography of architecture and landscape also features in the debut Jotta Publication.

Rebecca Santiago
29.03.2012
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Bees Beside Us: Amy Pliszka's Textile Beehives

Unlike most commercial beehives, which are designed for the harvesting of honey, Amy Pliszka?s exquisite textile apiarian enclaves are designed with the bees in mind. Amy Pliszka is one of the fascinating artists and designers featured in the debut Jotta publication, read an excerpt of the interview here.

Chiara Rimella
29.03.2012
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TEDx CentralSaintMartins: Emergence Poster winner

Raymond Tan is the lucky winner of the TEDxCentralSaintMartins and Jotta poster competition. Raymond is the recipient of a highly sought after ticket to the March 28 conference, where he’ll be able to see his graphic interpretation of the Emergence theme on show.

24.03.2012
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Editions Space: Lisa Selby

Goldsmiths MFA graduate Lisa Selby is one of five artists selected for Jotta’s latest Editions Space series. Selby chatted with us after exhibiting her large scale sculptural works at Sum of Substance last week, see her edition on show now at Jotta Live in Soho.

Rebecca Santiago
24.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Georgina McNamara

Georgina McNamara, who completed her MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011, is one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair. McNamara talks to Jotta about her work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show?s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
18.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Joachim Sefzick

Joachim Sefzick, currently studying for an MA Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts, is one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair. Sefzick talks to Jotta about his photographic work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show?s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
17.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Chloe Sells

Central Saint Martins graduate Chloe Sells is one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair. Sells talks to Jotta about her work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show?s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
16.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Song Nian Ang

Song Nian Ang is one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair. Ang talks to Jotta about his work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show?s theme of value.

16.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Agla� Bassens

Agla� Bassens, a graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, is one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair. Bassens talks to Jotta about her work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show?s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
15.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Joey Holder

Goldsmiths College graduate Joey Holder, one of the 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair, talks to Jotta about her work for the exhibition and how it engages with the show’s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
14.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Sam Robinson

Wimbledon College of Art graduate Sam Robinson, one of the 19 artists chosen for Jotta?s Sum of Substance showcase at the 2012 Affordable Art Fair, talks to Jotta about his work for the exhibition, his creative inspiration and the way his work engages with the show’s theme of value.

Rebecca Santiago
14.03.2012
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Jotta Live: Workshop Schedule

Jotta goes live this March, inviting collaborators, artists, designers and makers to join us for a week of workshops. Help us celebrate our 3rd birthday with a week of interactive events and workshops which draw from the fascinating people and mind-boggling projects we feature in our debut magazine, from beehive making to collage with tailoring patterns and kinetic drawing machines.

Millie Ross
14.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Solveig Einarsdottir

Glasgow School of Art graduate Solvig Einarsdottir, one of the 19 artists chosen for Jotta’s Sum of Substance showcase at the 2012 Affordable Art Fair, talks to Jotta about her work for the exhibition, her creative inspiration and the way her work considers the meaning of value.

Rebecca Santiago
14.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Paul Gallagher

Every day we wade through a world saturated in images dictating how we should look and behave. Paul Gallagher, one of 19 artists chosen for Jotta’s emerging showcase at the 2012 Affordable Art Fair, wants to change the way we perceive images in the media through his work slicing found imagery into collage.

Rebecca Santiago
12.03.2012
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Linocutboy at Jotta Live, March 24 - March 28

Lincocutboy will be taking residency at the Jotta Live space in Soho from March 23rd. You can drop and print your own linocut, join a special Linocut Flick-book workshop, or just pop in for a peek at LinoCutBoy who will be carving and printing a brand-new linocut in the space throughout the week.

Millie Ross
07.03.2012
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In Conversation: The W Project

There’s no better time than International Women’s Day to celebrate women who inspire and create. The W Project, a platform for women in the creative industries, returns for its second year on March 8, sporting the theme of “Words of Wisdom.” Jotta share a coffee with founders, Teo Connor and Loren Platt to find out more.

Millie Ross
06.03.2012
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Sum of Substance: Joanna Mires

Joanna Mires may have only graduated from Camberwell College of Arts last year, but her CV already impresses. One of five artists selected for Jotta?s Editions Space, Mires uses slip casting to explore collection and nostalgia, and has already displayed her pieces at the Zabludowicz Collection, Selfridges and the V&A. Joanna tells us about her plans for Sum of Substance, the emerging showcase for the 2012 Spring Affordable Art Fair, curated by jotta.

Rebecca Santiago
05.03.2012
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Jotta Live: 3rd Birthday, March 24th - March 29th

Join us as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary this March by bringing Jotta into the public realm with an exciting programme of live events, and the launch of our debut publication!

Millie Ross
02.03.2012
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Rob Auton: A Footballer's Life For Me
How many of you have wiled away the hours at a part-time job daydreaming about fame, fortune, and a roaring round of applause every time you fix the printer or ring up a purchase? In A Footballer's Life For Me, Rob Auton is the superstar of his art supplies shop, and in sync with the recent Oscar hit The Artist, his victory is played out in the silent tradition.
Rebecca Santiago
01.03.2012
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Video: Factory Fifteen: GAMMA

Architectural animation studio Factory Fifteen have just released this short film, shot on location during the 2011 Unknown Fields Division expedition from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to Baikonur Cosmodrome. The landscapes experienced have been reimagined as stage sets for a post nuclear future, with members of the division recast as actors navigating the ruins.

Millie Ross
29.02.2012
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Experimental Super 8

The anticipation for our forthcoming Cine Film workshop at no.w.here lab is rising, we’re finding more inspiration for experimental uses of Super 8 and 16mm film, such as this animation from a previous no.w.here lab Super 8 workshop.

Millie Ross
27.02.2012
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Curator's View: Divine Party Time

Inland Studios present the wonderfully titled, Divine Party-Time, opening February 26th in Camberwell. We ask co-curator Anna Strachan, a Chelsea College of Art and Design graduate, about the curious curatorial premise; exploring the ?stuff? of contemporary anthropology.

Millie Ross
24.02.2012
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TEDxCentralSaintMartins: Michael Wolff Joins the Conversation

Intel Visual Life interviewed Wolff Olins co-founder and visionary, Michael Wolff, in his home in 2011. One of the headline speakers at the forthcoming TEDxCentralSaintMartins, watch this awe-inspiring preview into the mind of an iconic figure in British design.

23.02.2012
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jotta launch Editions Space 2: Five New Artists

Jotta is pleased to announce the second in our series of limited edition artworks, commissioned by Jotta from graduates from the UK’s preeminent arts institutions.

Millie Ross
22.02.2012
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Show & Tell: An ABC on How To Survive As An Artist

Show & Tell will see artists and artist led organisations talk about their practice, including Mark Titchner, Susan Collis, Fiona Macdonald and Cathy Lomax as well as the dynamic duo Karl England and Ben Street who launched Sluice Art Fair – a fresh alternative to Frieze Art Fair in 2011. DIY Educate founders, Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley give us a preview of the tips they’ll be sharing.

Annabel Tilley & Rosalind Davis
21.02.2012
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Song Dong: Waste Not at Barbican

Song Dong’s epic installation of his late mother’s possessions not only serves to poignantly trace a family’s history through objects, but the archiving of a lifetime of belongings illuminates just how much ‘stuff’ we accumulate, and dispose of.

Millie Ross
20.02.2012
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Playing Ghost: Animation Winner at the Student Film Festival London

This quite poignant stop motion animation was the winner of the Animation category at the recent Student Film Festival, hosted by LCC. Playing Ghost was created using puppets and directed by Bianca Ansems of the National Film and Television School. Watch the trailer here.

18.02.2012
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Patrick Misfud: On Different Levels

Wimbledon College of Art graduate and jotta member Patrick Mifsud?s first London solo show, ?On Different Levels? opens at Marsden Woo Gallery in London today. We caught Patrick on the eve of his opening, to explain his fascination with weaving and intersecting spaces.

Millie Ross
16.02.2012
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How To: Get Artist Representation

We talk to Susan Mumford, founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers and director of the forthcoming Be Smart About Art Academy, and find out the top tips for artists seeking representation.

Millie Ross
15.02.2012
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Spotlight On: Mike Kann aka Studio801

Central Saint Martins graduate Mike Kann has an appreciation of both new technology and traditional furniture and form. Crafting practical objects which have a sense of the playful, such as coasters and a bedside which change colour according to heat, Kann combines traditional designs with smart materials.

Millie Ross
14.02.2012
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How To: Design for Film - Sarah Greenwood on Sherlock Holmes

Often overshadowed by the stars and the directors of cinema, production design is absolutely vital to the authenticity of a film, particularly period films which rely upon the exhaustive research and meticulous detail of art department. Production designer Sarah Greenwood gives us some of her trade secrets.

Millie Ross
13.02.2012
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POSTextiles: The Experience Lab

A collective of innovative textile designers who are reevaluating what it means to design textiles in the 21st Century. We find out about their haptic approach to Dove soap.

Sarah Carmody
10.02.2012
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Design of the Year 2012: The Big Questions

Is beautiful design an attribute to warrant Design of the Year? At a time when the world is bereft with struggles, from economical to environmental, should the design which deserves that mantel be making a difference to the world? The Design Museum’s annual round up kicks off from today, and sees a mixture of the beautiful, the playful and the socially aware.

Millie Ross
08.02.2012
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Sum of Substance: jotta curates the Recent Graduate Exhibition for the Affordable Art Fair

jotta curates the Recent Graduate Exhibition for the 2012 Spring Affordable Art Fair. Sum of Substance is a group exhibition presenting a multi-faceted reflection on how we measure the notion of value within moral, anthropological and economic parameters.

Millie Ross
07.02.2012
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Inspiration vs. Imitation

We recently spotted a few disgruntled Facebook updates from jotta members, graphic design graduates of Central Saint Martins, who were unsure whether to be flattered or aggrieved as they continuously saw their work replicated in the portfolios of aspiring student designers. It’s an interesting debate, one that USA designer Jessica Hische has confronted head on. Some words of advice for the enthused imitator…

Jessica Hische
06.02.2012
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3D Printing: The Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser

This incredible piece of machinery, created by Royal College of Art product design graduate Markus Kayser, harnesses two abundant resource found in the Sahara Desert, solar power and sand, in tandem with technology, to create 3D objects. Not only a mind-blowing invention, it’s also a beautifully made film.

Millie Ross
03.02.2012
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A Curator's View: Ronin Cho's Kinetic talent

For this episode of A Curator’s View, Valentina Fois curator of La Scatola gallery in London, dispels some myths about curators and introduces us to a new young talent, Ronin Cho, a jotta member and a graduate of Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths.

Valentina Fois
31.01.2012
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Detachment: Wimbledon College of Art graduate Animates for US Film

Last year Wimbledon MA Drawing graduate Rebecca Foster crossed paths with Tony Kaye, director of American History X, on Facebook. From this serendipitous introduction Rebecca wound up animating sequences for his forthcoming feature, Detachment, starring Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu and Kaye’s daughter Betty Kaye, a Camberwell College of Art student. Released in France this week, watch Rebecca’s animated outtakes here as she describes the experience.

Millie Ross
30.01.2012
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10 Social Media Tips for Artists

So while most everyone is already on Facebook, and many are tentatively testing the Twitter waters, we thought it worth starting the year with some positive tips from the arts professionals who are using the feed to the best of its ability.

Compiled by Millie Ross
27.01.2012
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How To: make a magazine (from B.C. to A.D.) from Landfill Editions

The second in independent publisher Landfill Editions’ comic and narrative art series, Mould Map 2 explores the mutation of global visual culture over vast timescales through commissioned work from 28 artists, printed in an A3 mega-book in blindingly bright colour-ways. Landfill founder Hugh Frost gives jotta the page-by-page breakdown of the making of Mould Map 2.

Hugh Frost
25.01.2012
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Chelsea Graphics 2011: VIDEO

This showreel of the impressive projects created by Chelsea College of Art & Design’s 2011 Graphic Design Communication BA 3rd year students really unveils what a diverse and experimental bunch they are. We are particularly intrigued and inspired by the molten metal typography experiments.

Graphic Design Communication
24.01.2012
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Video: Saygin Soher

A new media artist born and raised in Istanbul, Saygin Soher was educated in ‘autonomous arts’ in the Netherlands. A self-confessed “90s Amiga demo-scene fanatic”, here Saygin describes the making of “Chance encounter on a poly-form Playground”, a collaboration with Danish conceptual artist Martha Hjorth Jessen in which a geometric tessellated sculpture comes alive through projection mapping.

Millie Ross
23.01.2012
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Future Map 11: Alexander Small

Working with a range of media systems from drawing, installation, sculpture, sound to video, Camberwell graduate Alexander small examines ideas of Dyonisian and the Absurd. Watch the video work he is exhibiting as part of Future Map 11, ‘Trooping The Other’, here.

Millie Ross
20.01.2012
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How To: Write A Killer Press Release

Once your press release is safely in the right journalist?s inbox, what will make it memorable? As an independent artist competing with the well-oiled press machines of commercial and public galleries, how will you project a professional image, while remaining true to your own story? Becky Hunter answers those questions based upon her experience of receiving and writing hundreds of press releases.

Becky Hunter of Rebecca Projects
19.01.2012
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Future Map 11: Giovanni Martins' Fashion Film

Rotterdam born Giovanni Martins moved to London to pursue his fashion photography career through studying at London College of Fashion. Selected as one of the designers of tomorrow for Future Map 11, watch his final project, ‘Manifesto’, a mesmerising post-modernist fashion dream sequence.

Millie Ross
18.01.2012
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In Conversation: Art Catlin Curator Justin Hammond

Today sees the launch of The Catlin Guide 2012 at the London Art Fair. An exhaustive list of the best graduate talent of 2011 from around the UK, it is a vital tool for curators and gallerists alike, as well as providing newly graduated artists with a platform for their work. Curator Justin Hammond spoke with Jotta about trawling the art schools for those who are going to make a mark in the next ten years, and current trends in artistic practice.

Natasha Hoare
17.01.2012
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Future Map 11: In Conversation with the curator

We talk to University of the Arts London Curator on the Emerging Artists Programme, Angelica Sule about the grueling process of digging up the stand-out stars for Future Map from almost 10,000 art and design graduates. Sule reveals the trends she’s spotted this year and divulges some degree show tips to help get you noticed.

Millie Ross
17.01.2012
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Future Map 11: Visual Interview

This year?s Future Map exhibition represents the next generation of artists and designers coming out from University of the Arts London, exemplifying the multidisciplinary practices of these fledgling innovators. jotta use the same multi-positional interview process with four of this year?s Future Map winners, who also happen to be jotta members, in a mixed media interview.

Francis Patrick Brady
13.01.2012
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Puck Studio: Pen Wielding Megazords

A creative print studio which also encompasses Puck Collective, a UK wide illustration network, Puck Studio recently collaborated with jotta on our Matches Christmas window displays. Co-founder “Robbie’s Brown Shoes” tells us why live drawing is the rock n roll of illustration, and DIY print and vinyl is the way forward.

Millie Ross
11.01.2012
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TEDxCentralSaintMartins: jotta joins as offical media partner

We are chuffed to announce that we’re the official media partner for Central Saint Martins first TEDx conference. Taking place at the new Kings Cross Campus on 28th of March 2012, 5 esteemed speakers from across the realms of art, design and science will speak on Emergence. Read more about the theme here.

Millie Ross
09.01.2012
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Future Map 11: jotta guest edition

The annual exhibition of graduating artists and designers from University of the Arts London returns for the second year to the Zabludowicz Collection. Now in its 14th year, Future Map has a reputation for unveiling the next generation of artists and designers to define our visual landscape. For the next week Future Map 11 will take over jotta.com. Featuring a conversation with the curator, a mixed media interview with 4 of the exhibitors (all jotta members), video content and more.

Millie Ross
08.01.2012
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LCC MA Photography: Katja Mayer

Katja Mayer works across both fine art and fashion photography, finely crafting exquisite landscapes, both interior and exterior. She tells us the intriguing story of her MA graduation series, inspired by the discovery of Hitler’s Mein Kampf in her parents home, and the ensuing dark spaces she captured.

Millie Ross
06.01.2012
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Spotlight On: Zoe Catherine Kendall

jotta member and Central Saint Martins graduate Zoe Catherine Kendall is prolific. Working across painting, illustration, jewellery and the written word, a recent short story written by Zoe will be published by Gramophone Press in a book of stories about the stages of life from childhood to old age. We feature an exclusive excerpt here.

Zoe Catherine Kendall
04.01.2012
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Performing with Paint: The Making of Sarah Tew's work

jotta member Sarah Tew’s work is currently on show at La Scatola gallery in East London. This video gives us an insight into her practice and her process.

01.01.2012
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A Curator's View: Valentina Fois of La Scatola

Valentina Fois, the curator of new London gallery La Scatola, spotted the work of jotta member and Central Saint Martins graduate Sarah Tew, and has since given her both a solo show and included her in their latest group exhibition, The Face of the Shape. Fois gives us insight into what it was about Tew’s painting which first captured her attention.

Valentina Fois
31.12.2011
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My Town: Fagner Bibiano

Fagner Bibiano, one of the Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduates selected to sell his work on the jotta Editions Space, here gives us an insight into his hometown of Sao Paulo.

Sarah Carmody
29.12.2011
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Ones To Watch of 2011: Degree Show Specials

jotta trawls the degree show circuit eyes peeled for the rising stars of both art and design. Here are curator Ellen Greig and Design director Jane Trustram’s picks of teh finest work from this year’s crop of graduating students from London?s art and design colleges. A few of whom, we even ended up showing in jotta exhibitions!

Ellen Greig and Jane Trustram
27.12.2011
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2011 in Review: Looking Back, Looking Forward

It has been a year of epic proportions for jotta, and our third year no less. It’s that time when we take stock of the road travelled, and a chance to make some wagers on what the new year will bring. By looking back at some of the fascinating topics and artists and designers we have featured on jotta this year, it’s possible to trace a lineage of some of the hot spots in art and design, and to look to the future.

Millie Ross
22.12.2011
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The Collectors: Patti Gaal-Holmes

The Guinness Book of Records have been knocking at the door of Portsmouth-based artist Patti Gaal-Holmes, who has been collecting her used tea bags for the past 15 years. It’s no surprise, her epic and bizarre collection forms an intimate journal of captured moments and historical references.

Sarah Carmody, Millie Ross
22.12.2011
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jotta Movie Themed Xmas GIF's

jotta art director Dan Price and Creative Director Ben James decided to get giffy with some classic Christmas movies. Providing an anti-dote to the usual saccharine fare, Die Hard and Home Alone were recently voted in the Top Ten Xmas films of all time. Yippee-ki-yay!

Dan and Ben
21.12.2011
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Feast: A Fashion Film With Food? Gluttonous.

A spectacle of visual and visceral excess, directed by artist Philip Smiley and co-directed by cake queen Lily Vanilli, Feast premiers at the Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa in Paris from this week.

Millie Ross
20.12.2011
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LCC MA Photography: Heather Miller

As a Forensics Officer for the London Metropolitan Police, Heather Miller is an unlikely MA Photography graduate. We relish the idea of a photographer coupling forensics procedures with artistic aesthetic. Following Locard’s forensic principle that, “every contact leaves a trace,” Heather spent 2 years capturing ‘the scene’ of the crime.

Millie Ross
19.12.2011
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One to Watch: Sarah Newman

jotta member Sarah Newman?s DesignBark lamps have sparked a light bulb moment for festive gifts.

Sarah Carmody
19.12.2011
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My Town: Iyvone Khoo's Singapore

jotta Editions Space artist Iyvone Khoo was hugely influenced by the diverse culture of her native Singapore. Here the Central Saint Martins graduate, just selected for Future Map 11, tells us about the range of inspirations, “from sculptural deities in temples to ancient trees in parks, from puppets to exotic insects, from calligraphy to rock gardens.”

Sarah Carmody
18.12.2011
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Wrapped Up: Art Basel Miami Beach Report
Every December the big players and dedicated collectors of the art world descend on balmy Miami, though they don't see a lot of sun as most work is indoors and the parties are all-nighters. For five days the city’s art deco, skyscrapers and neon get buzzed by an altered energy as dealers and those with serious cash-to-burn rub shoulders with the up-and-comers, attention grabbers and gate-crashers of the art scene.
Matthew Miles
17.12.2011
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RED BULL CANIMATION 2011 THE WINNERS:

Drum roll please….The winners were announced at the Red Bull Canimation Awards Ceremony, hosted by film critic Alex Zane last night at the Empire, Leicester Square in London?s West End. And ne of our picks won!

16.12.2011
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Ho Ho HO Merry GIFmas: Presenting the yuletide GIF battle

As the town drowns in fairy lights and mulled wine, we get festive at jotta by asking some of our favourite animators and past collaborators to create Christmas GIF’s especially for you. We’ve dropped six of these (occasionally shocking) twinkling treats for you to share as you see fit – for what could be more special than the gift of GIF.

Millie Ross
16.12.2011
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Cabinet of Curiosity: jotta artist contributes to lifesize advent calendar

The festive season signals a few exciting prospects, mince pies, mulled wine, and advent calendars! The Architecture Foundation and Brent Council have joined forces to create a life-size advent calendar on Willesden Green, with emerging artists and designers bringing the shop windows of the high street to life. jotta member Caroline Collinge transforms The Samaritans.

Millie Ross
15.12.2011
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The GIF that keeps on GIFfing: Daniel Swan

For the fourth in our epic series of GIFmas animations, artist, filmmaker, music video director and Camberwell graduate, Daniel Swan has created a liquified bitmap especially for us. Beware – it sucks you in like the vacuum that is Christmas shopping.

Millie Ross
14.12.2011
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Red Bull Canimation Shortlist: Our Money's On...

jotta held the call out for this nation wide animation competition, which asked both budding and established animators to enter work which reimagined the Red Bull can, using one of three animation techniques, CGI, stop motion or hand drawn. Winners will be announced this Thursday 15th.

14.12.2011
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Witness the Giffness: more Merry GIFness from the jotta community

Next up on the joy ride of yuletide GIF fun, musician and animator Dan Murtha lets loose on Saint Nic, and that lovely tradition of telling Santa what you’d like under the tree.

Millie Ross
12.12.2011
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Pop Up Christmas Art & Design: the off-the-radar London guide

Do you get a mild panic attack every time you think about your Christmas shopping? We can’t offer you a magical sleigh or a team of elves but we can give you our list of this season’s best pop-up art and design markets that are sure to jingle your bells.

Sarah Carmody, Millie Ross
10.12.2011
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jotta help Sparkle Up the Dark at the Design Musuem

jotta were invited to create an installation in the members bar at the Design Museum’s big Christmas knees up, Sparkle Up The Dark. We wanted to create a massive interactive Xmas card- who better to help do that than programming whiz Paul Ferragut, of Midnight Collective. Watch the video fun here!

Millie Ross
10.12.2011
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LCC MA Photography: David Bru: Disreality
London College of Communication post graduate shows are on now, jotta Editor Millie Ross went along to the private view, and here zooms on the MA Photography students who's work caught her eye. Barcelona native David Bru's Disreality is a haunting and beautiful study of nostalgic and dislocation.
Millie Ross
09.12.2011
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Merry GIFmas from Lung

We get festive at jotta by asking a few of our favourite animators to craft a special Christmas GIF, each week we’ll drop two of these twinkling treats online for you to share as you see fit. Our second entry into the GIFmas hall of fame Lung has sent us a foulmas surprise!

08.12.2011
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Sedition, or Sedation? High Art for mobile devices gives art world a shiver.

A fleeting commercial gimmick or a new way of selling and distributing art? Haunch of Venison’s, Harry Blain and former CEO of Saatchi online, Robert Norton are the masterminds behind s[edition], selling “limited” edition digital art works by well known artists in the online market place. With names such as Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Michael Craig Martin, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst enlisted, jotta editor Millie Ross is skeptical.

Millie Ross
07.12.2011
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Ho Ho Ho Merry GIFmas!

As the town begins to drown in fairy lights and mulled wine we get festive at jotta by asking a few of our favourite animators to craft a special Christmas GIF, each week we?ll drop three of these twinkling treats for you to share as you see fit. First up Pimeriko’s wacky nose-licking Christmas puppy.

05.12.2011
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Editions Space: Prasad Shetty's Mumbai

Recent Central Saint Martin’s MA FA graduate and jotta’s Editions Space artist Prasad Shetty gives us the low-down on the art scene in his hometown of Mumbai.

05.12.2011
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London Calling: emerging UK artists effort to raise funds for LA exhibition

It’s no surprise that the massive cuts to arts funding have taken a toll on London?s emerging art world. London gallery Debut Contemporary and 30 emerging UK artists are not letting this get in their way. Currently raising funds to take their work across the pond for a showcase of emerging British artists at LA?s Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art.

Sarah Carmody
04.12.2011
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Surviving Life: Jan Svankmajer's Surrealist Animation
Cult Czech filmmaker and king of surreal stop motion animation, Jan Svankmajer releases, Surviving Life, exploring psychoanalysis and the subconscious dream world using his signature photo cut-out style, with comic effect.
Millie Ross
03.12.2011
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Spotlight On: Teresa Georgallis

Royal College of Art graduate Teresa Georgallis’ beautiful woven fabric collection is inspired by sound frequencies. Listen to her latest work SOUNDTEXT, a sound piece which uses recordings of the rhythmic noises produced by a Jacquard loom, while reading how she conceives these new patterns, forming a unique synthesis across the two realms.

Sarah Carmody, Millie Ross
02.12.2011
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The Collectors: Alastair Mackie
Famed collector of wildly preternatural materials for the creation of his work, Alastair Mackie’s current installation at All Visual Arts, Copse, is a sober exercise exposing the overlap and disjunction between natural and cultural elements. Tree trunks are transformed into mechanically turned Scandinavian style table legs. We talk to Mackie about the motivations and ideas behind Copse and his wider oeuvre.
Elizabeth Homersham
02.12.2011
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Spotlight on: Chloe Bonfield

jotta collaborator and illustrator Chloe Bonfield recently created some stunning festive papercut displays for our Matches windows. While the Camberwell graduate is aiming for children?s book illustration, she has expanded her practice to many facets of the industry, from setting up collectives and curating an illustration showcase, to facilitating arts workshops for children. Chloe tells us about her many tentacles.

Sarah Carmody, Millie Ross
01.12.2011
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LMNOP Self Motivation Calendar 2012

Do you you look to the calendar with dread each month? jotta listed this call for illustrations around motivation attempts back in September, so we were interested to see the outcome and congratulate the jotta members whose illustrations feature. The essential item for creatives, the self employed and anyone who has a dream, but also a day job.

Millie Ross
29.11.2011
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How To: Start a Charity, Stitch Founder Max Gates-Fleming

Flat out preparing for their launch art auction, Stitch co-founder Max Gates-Fleming tells jotta how he wound up forming an art and environment charity. Join Stitch on Nov 30 to see works by emerging artists from the jotta community, established artists such as Richard Long, Darren Almond and Richard Wentworth, alongside environment-inspired doodles by the likes of Jefferson Hack, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson.

Sarah Carmody
28.11.2011
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The Collectors: Susie MacMurray

The first in a series of interviews with artists whose interests lie in the accumulation of bizarre materials. First up Manchester’s Susie MacMurray’s fascination with the body and protection encompasses hairnets, gloves, leather and hooks. Simultaneously on show in the V&A’s ‘Power of Making’ exhibition and her first solo-exhibition at Agnew’s Gallery this month.

Sarah Carmody
27.11.2011
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5 Tips for Smooth Stop Motion Animation

jotta worked with Matches Fashion, a chain of independent high-end fashion stores across London, to curate their Christmas window displays and to create a stop motion animation for their website. Animator Dan Murtha tells us the hurdles and how he overcame them.

Dan Murtha
26.11.2011
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Watergun: Desert Island Dreams
jotta are big fans of Watergun Studio's light-fantastic live action and animation, and their infectious humour. This week they were shortlisted for both the Future 100 and Creative Enterprise Awards, plus the animation they created for jotta's Intel Remastered project screens at onedotzero all this weekend, all achievements worthy of some love.
Millie Ross
25.11.2011
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Creative Enterprise Awards: jotta members shortlisted

This week is See, the Student Enterprise & Employability, Creative Enterprise Week Awards at UAL. This year there are not one but five brilliant artists and designers from the jotta community nominated for awards!

24.11.2011
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Editions Space: Damilola Oshilaja

From the Hadron Collider to an unfortunate case of art vandalism, Damilola Oshilaja, Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduate and one of 13 artists featured on jotta’s Editions Space, gives us the scoop on the journey of his editions, from creation to valuing.

Sarah Carmody
23.11.2011
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onedotzero_cascade: the inside scoop

onedotzero’s festival, adventures in motion, starts tonight! And tomorrow is the culmination of their graduate programme cascade. jotta went along during the cascade workshop to get the inside scoop on the teams and their ideas to reimagine our city.

Sarah Carmody
22.11.2011
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Ian Marshall: Hail to the Chief

Ian Marshall, one of the brilliant contributors to the jotta/Fallon Latitude water projections, has been selected for the New Contemporaries at the ICA. Exhibiting a four minute edit of his beautiful yet jarring Berkeley Blooms, Ian explains how his unease at negotiating the online experience lead to the film's inception, and culminates in a programme of films at the ICA in January.

Sarah Carmody, Millie Ross
20.11.2011
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Central Saint Martins opening
Moment One: Central Saint Martins Kings Cross Official Opening

Central Saint Martins host giant party with killer musical acts from Island Records performing, including alumni such as Tom Vek, for students and staff of the sparkling new site. Is it the feted Sex Pistols performance of 1975 at Charing Cross Road for 2011?

18.11.2011
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In Conversation: James Farrington of The Mill

jotta has a fascinating conversation with lead 3D animator at The Mill and judge on the CGI category of the Red Bull Canimation competition, James Farrington about his journey from traditional animation to computer generated animation. Vote for the lucky Canimation winner who will gain Farrington as a mentor.

Millie Ross
17.11.2011
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Jake & Dinos Chapman
In Conversation: Dinos Chapman & Kanitta Meechubot on Horror

Dinos Chapman and Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design graduate Kanitta Meechobut joined literary magazine Granta for a discussion around the creation of horror in contemporary art. Dinos Chapman, who created the cover for Granta’s latest issue, talks about the necessary role of the artist to make work which reflects the upheavals in society.

Millie Ross
15.11.2011
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That Space Between: Sonny Sanjay Vadgama

Teetering between points of global and personal flux, Central Saint Martins graduate Sonny Sanjay Vadgama?s first solo show in the UK uses video and sculpture to explore the extremities of experience, when humanity oscillates between order and chaos, peace and war, and joy and destruction. jotta have an exclusive video of the exhibition install created by Sonny himself.

Millie Ross
15.11.2011
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Studio Visit: Chloe Sells
jotta travels through the photographic process with Chloe Sells: her journey from Aspen to Botswana and London, her artwork, and Benguerra - the exclusive prints she created for the jotta Editions Space.
Neal MacInnes
14.11.2011
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Video Portraits: Saam Farahmand & The Mill collabrate for ABSOLUT Blank

jotta were one of the lucky few who got a sneak preview (or pre-boogie) of the latest in director Saam Farahmand’s Video Portrait experiments, this time with CG super-house The Mill on board to create generative animations which respond to your shape throwing. The ABSOLUT Blank video portrait booth is at the Truman Brewery, London from November 17th, so get your dancing shoes on!

11.11.2011
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Spotlight: Markos Kay and the Generative Flow
Algorithms, evolution and physical flow, jotta member and Central Saint Martins Communication Design graduate Markos Kay has some complex ideas, these take form as stunning experiments in generative art. Moving into creative and art direction for commercial motion graphics, he tells us more about the making of his mini-universes.
Sarah Carmody and Millie Ross
09.11.2011
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Stop-motion: Merlin Crossingham at Aardman Animations

Creative Director of Wallace and Gromit and a judge of the Red Bull Canimation competition (and not the magician), Merlin Crossingham of Aardman gives us some insight into what he’ll be looking out for in the Stop Motion category. Think you’ve got the skills to create the next Shaun the Sheep? Enter before November 15th.

07.11.2011
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Neo Realist Wave

Music videos are taking a turn down realist street, with cinematic vignettes reminiscent of Ken Loach’s gritty realism and Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank”, exaggerated in TV shows such as Misfits and the ridiculous tenement chic of Rihanna’s “We Found Love”. When done well it’s startling. These two beautifully shot clips feature brilliant performances from young non-actors, they’re sad slices of a dissociated youth, both markedly absent of the band they’re promoting.

Millie Ross
04.11.2011
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Anja Aichinger 'After Bokanowski lV' (2011)
Editions Space: Anja Aichinger

Central Saint Martin’s MFA graduate and jotta’s Editions space artist Anja Aichinger gives insight into the inspiration for her photographic series, her perspective on the old Central Saint Martins Charing Cross Rd campus, “a shell that was somehow still intensely infused with creativity.”

Sarah Carmody
03.11.2011
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Editions Space: Georgina McNamara

We discuss self-consciousness and the fascination with the human form in Central Saint Martins MA graduate, Georgina McNamara’s photography. In between creating work for jotta’s Editions Space and exhibiting in this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries, McNamara found time to fill us in.

Millie Ross
02.11.2011
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Thrilling Wonder Stories: Speculative architecture for an ideal future

Last week London’s Architectural Association School was host to a mind-boggling assembly of some of the world?s pre-eminent technologists, ?who all just happened to be in the same place at the same time,? said co-founder Liam Young. It was the living sculptures of experimental architect Philip Beesley which captured our imagination.

Millie Ross
01.11.2011
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Editions Space: Enda Mac Nally

We share in the evil cackles Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduate and Dublin native Enda Mac Nally. Mac Nally sheds light on his gravitation towards “manic, distorted expressions” and offers some alternative titles for the exclusive piece he has created for the jotta Editions Space. Intrigued? We definitely are.

Sarah Carmody
31.10.2011
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Maya Ramsay: Lifting Skins

Currently onsite lifting surfaces from the abandoned workplace of World War 11 code-breakers, we speak to Central Saint Martins MA graduate Maya Ramsay, who time travels into disused buildings, carefully casting the architectural entropy she discovers and transforming them into abstract pieces with deep political and social memory.

Sarah Carmody
27.10.2011
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Kanitta Meechubot -'Searching for Existence'
Visions of Horror: Kanitta Meechubot & the Chapman Brothers

To celebrate the launch of literary mag Granta’s Horror issue, sardonic duo Jake and Dinos Chapman, who created the cover artwork, and Central Saint Martins Communication Design graduate, Kanitta Meechubot exhibit and discuss their work at The Hospital Club. Meechubot’s multi-media collages illustrate “the world between transcendence and melancholy”, a poetic narrative depicting her grandmother’s battle with cancer. Read an exclusive excerpt from Meechubot’s narrative here.

Kanitta Meechubot
25.10.2011
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A Pocket Guide to Business for Artists and Designers

A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers is divided into five sections to help visual and applied arts students and graduates achieve success and make money from their work: business, promotion, legal, money and last thoughts. The book concisely answers 100 business queries in less than 250 words.

Alison Branagan
25.10.2011
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VIDEO: Central Saint Martins: I Hate My Collection

We have been bleeting about Central Saint Martins alumni all this week with the launch of our CSM Editions Space. And so too has filmmaker and Central Saint Martins graduate, Oleg Mitrofanov, who has recently begun filming a documentary about the iconic fashion alumni the college has produced, from Manolo Blahnik to Stephen Jones. Watch the teaser for Mitrofanov’s ‘I Hate My Collection’ here.

20.10.2011
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VIDEO: Walter Hugo: Developing Shadows

Developing Shadows is a series of photographic works that push the boundaries of art, photography and science. Self-taught, watch here how Walter Hugo creates his photography, using his unique developing technique, photographic fresco.

Toby Ross-Southall of Messrs
19.10.2011
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Mental States: George Condo at The Hayward Gallery

Straddling the line between comedy and tragedy, the grotesque and the….odd? One of the 1980’s New York brat-pack that included Basquiat and Keith Haring, George Condo’s portraiture has encompassed everyone from the Queen to Kanye West, but could never quite be described as flattering. jotta visited London’s Hayward Gallery to see the concise retrospective of work from Condo, on show from today.

Millie Ross
18.10.2011
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jotta launch Editions Space with Central Saint Martins MAFA 2011

With a list of famous alumni to rival any international university, Central Saint Martins is the stuff of local legend. From the bad boys of BritArt to the grand-daddies of modern painting, many daubed their first canvas as a student while studying at Central Saint Martins; Lucian Freud completed his course in 1939, Gilbert & George met and studied fine art there, while England’s best-known sculptor Antony Gormley is a 1974 graduate. Now jotta and Culture Label collaborate with the college?s most recent alumni? the graduating artists from the Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art 2011 course, to create the Editions Space.

14.10.2011
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OPEN: artist film series #2

Camberwell College of Art graduates and jotta members Millington Marriott partnered with New Gallery London to place an open call for artists films. The ensuing exhibition, selected by a panel of curators and artists, saw a range of exciting and challenging work from all over the world. Placing the role of the gallery at the forefront of its interests, jotta will continue the discussion, publishing films from the exhibition in an online space, re-examining the gallery’s role amidst new platforms of display.

12.10.2011
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Frieze Hit List: what to see inside the fair

Frieze Art Fair has a reputation as a labyrinthine white-walled art supermarket, among the 1000s of artists and 175 galleries exhibiting, Frieze Project curators are doing a good job at inviting an exciting array of artists, both emerging and established, to create specially commissioned live projects, spiked throughout the fair. This year’s roster demands a shift audience perspective, from micro to iPad, signs to sales.

11.10.2011
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Art Licks Recommends: Frieze Week

While Frieze forever grows and expands, the off-shoot exhibitions and independent art fairs also continue to multiply. To make your week of art-hopping – beyond the Frieze Art Fair – a little more accessible, we ask Holly Willats, art guide about town and founding editor of Art Licks, for her top five hots spots amidst this week’s London Art Fair whirlwind, complete with our bespoke Google Map.

Holly Willats
10.10.2011
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Jarman Award Winners: Anja Kirschner and David Panos
We catch a few minutes with the winners of this years prestigious Film London Jarman Award, collaborative duo, Anja Kirschner and David Panos. They tell us about their film The Empty Plan (2010), a conflation of documentary, historical reconstruction and melodrama, and their imminent move to Athens, where they will begin production on their prize, a short film for Channel 4.
James Cahill
10.10.2011
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emerge 2011: Rob Mowbray interview
Graphic design veteran and recent graduate Rob Mowbray was one of twelve lucky graduates chosen to show his work at Emerge this year. The brains behind the captivating 'Flatland' (an impressive typographic reinterpretation of the novella Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott), Rob talks to us about on the power of creative freedom and his love of "exotic mediums”.
Tanya Szwarnowska
04.10.2011
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2011 Jarman Award: Imogen Stidworthy and Claire Hooper

On the eve of the announcement of the 2011 Jarman Award winner, jotta talk to two of the shortlisted artists, Imogen Stidworthy and Claire Hooper. Tonight at the Whitechapel Gallery the winner will be awarded a �10,000 cash prize and a broadcast commission for Channel 4?s new art strand, with a budget of �20,000. jotta will be in attendance, so stay tuned for the results.

James Cahill
03.10.2011
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Overlap: Mercy's Inter-Disciplinary Playground

Tonight Overlap launches at Liverpool’s Abandon Normal Devices, today we speak to co-curator and poet, Nathan Jones, Creative Director of Mercy, the Liverpool based arts collective specialising in new approaches to literature. With inter-disciplinary collaboration at the fore, Jones tells about their ambitious and innovative programme of events, and live writing software for x-ray music.

Millie Ross
29.09.2011
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Abandon Normal Devices: Shezad Dawood's Preston
When British artist Shezad Dawood discovered that Lancashire claims the highest number of UFO sightings in the UK, it was too tantalising for him to resist. Dawood decamped to Preston to make his first feature film, Piercing Brightness, which, like all good sci-fi's, is part B-grade schlock, part socio-political commentary. The film premiers at Liverpool's Abandon Normal Devices festival next week, with a live soundtrack by Acid Mothers temple and an exhibition of Dawood's new neon sculptural works.
Millie Ross
28.09.2011
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Intel Remastered at London Design Festival: the press

What a weekend! Thanks so much to everyone who came along to see the Remastered exhibition at the London Design Festival – it was a great four days with almost 4000 people through the doors. We could go on forever about this show, but here area few snippets of what the press thought.

27.09.2011
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jotta live coverage of emerge 2011: vox pops: Dominic Lippa of Pentagram

Dominic Lippa of Pentagram set a special brief for this year’s emerge graduates, and presented to the winner at the private view last night. Here he tells jotta why he think emerging designers are so important to the growth of the design industry.

24.09.2011
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emerge 2011: vox pops: Dan Cottrell's AWOL

jotta are covering the action at emerge 2011, the graduate graphic design showcase of London Design Festival. We grabbed some of sprightly graduates to find out more about their winning projects. Next up – Dan Cottrell tells us about AWOL, his effort to get people lost.

Millie Ross
24.09.2011
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emerge 2011: vox pops: Jack Llewellyn's Origin Network

jotta are covering the action at emerge 2011, the graduate graphic design showcase of London Design Festival. This year taking place at TENT London. We grabbed some of sprightly graduates to find out more about their winning projects. First up, Jack Llewellyn tells us about his person to person data sharing website – Origin Network.

24.09.2011
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emerge 2011: Indigo Mile talk with Natasha Chetiyawardana

jotta are covering the action at emerge 2011, the graduate graphic design showcase of London Design Festival. Today Indigo Mile brought along the ever-inspiring Natasha Chetiyawardana, founder of innovation design company Future Holdings.

24.09.2011
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Intel Remastered: In Conversation: the artists

The Remastered project has not only unearthed an inspiring group of emerging artists and designers, but also brought artists and designers from across disciplines together in the one show, with technology as the intersection. We brought photographer Sara Hibbert, digital artist Daniel Swan, audio-visual artist Rafael Pavon and filmmaker Paul Bryan, together to talk about the evolution of their pieces, in the lead up to the exhibition’s appearance at London Design Festival.

Millie Ross
22.09.2011
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Intel Remastered at London Design Festival: Santiago Ortega

Santiago Ortega just graduated from Royal College of Arts’ Innovation Design Engineering, a course which unveils the inventors, innovators and designers of our future. The Ecuadorian designer’s vision-warping work will be at Intel Remastered at Tent London from September 22nd- 25th, for your viewing pleasure.

Millie Ross
20.09.2011
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Beck's Green Box Project: Nick Knight

Nick Knight founded SHOWstudio.com in November 2000 as an innovative, boundary breaking home for fashion film. His goal, to understand and communicate fashion across the internet. A continuation of Nick Knight?s series of stunning 3D sculptures, Knight?s Green Box Project artwork is an arresting, high-density 3D scan of an iconic, female model silhouette, Gemma Ward, styled in Dior couture fashion.

Beck's Green Box
19.09.2011
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Intel Remastered: Paul Ferragut of Midnight Toastie
French born, London based artist Paul Ferragut is one quarter of collective Midnight Toastie, a gaggle of artists and designers who operate in the space where art and interaction meet through technology. Ferragut created the coding and electronics for Midnight Toastie’s reinterpretation of The Starry Night for this week's Intel Remastered at London Desiggn Festival. We talk to Ferragut about how the creative tools he is designing are reshaping technology for a new audience.
Millie Ross
19.09.2011
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Fashion Week Special: Emma Lundgren

jotta member and Central Saint Martins graduate Emma Lundgren recently presented a wild cacophony of textile creations at Stockholm fashion week. jotta have the backstage shots and the lowdown from Lundgren on her success since graduating.

Chloe Spiby-Loh
18.09.2011
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Intel Remastered at London Design Festival: Maxence Parache
Intel Remastered for London Design Festival has been reinvigorated with a new interpretation of Matisse's masterpiece, Dance II, by Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design graduate Maxence Parache. Specialising in digital media across interactive, graphic and motion design, London-based Parisian Parache embraces new digital experience through the creation of 3D worlds and hyper-realities. Opening Thursday September 22nd.
Millie Ross
16.09.2011
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Discover Your Light: Marcos Lutyens
Production designer Marcos Lutyens, worked with director Bruno Aveillan to craft a stunning symphony of pyrotechnics, crystals and otherwordly landscapes for Swarovski's forthcoming cinema spot, Discover Your Light. Launching with a treasure hunt around London on September 24, Lutyens tells us about the creation of the film's sets, and his personal work, which explores the environment, hypnosis and digital technology. Watch the film below, and find out how to take part in the Swarovski Treasure Hunt.
Millie Ross
13.09.2011
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emerge 2011: Bethan Jones

We talk to 2010 emerge graduate Bethan Jones, who after exhibiting at D&AD New Blood 2010, Emerge 2010 and speaking at Graphic Bird Watching 2010, she is now the junior designer at GBH, and staying busy with personal design projects outside work.

Millie Ross, Chloe Spiby-Loh
12.09.2011
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emerge 2011: Adrian Shaughnessy collaborative interview
Designer, writer, and founding partner of Unit Editions, Adrian Shaughnessy has written and art directed numerous books on design, including the hugely successful, How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul. Hoping to glean from Shaughnessy the answers to satiate the emerging design community, we took a circlical angle with this interview, asking the emerge 2011 graduates for their hard-hitting questions.
emerge
12.09.2011
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Craig Barnes: Change The World Or Go Home

On the eve of the exhibition’s opening, we speak to jotta member, Central Saint Martins graduate and curator of the exhibition Change The World Or Go Home, featuring well-known and outspoken artists like Jeremy Deller and Mark Titchner alongside recent graduates. Recently relocated from London to Herefordshire to launch and run the Downstairs gallery, Barnes tells us about the desire to bring art which makes some “noise” to the shires.

Millie Ross
09.09.2011
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OPEN: artist films

This August Camberwell College of Art graduates and jotta members Millington Marriott partnered with New Gallery London to place an open call for artists films. The ensuing exhibition, selected by a panel of curators and artists, saw a range of exciting and challenging work from all over the world. Placing the role of the gallery at the forefront of its interests, the exhibition brought into question the structured ideas of an ‘Artist film’. jotta will continue the discussion, publishing weekly films from the exhibition in an online space, reexamining the gallery’s role amidst new platforms of display.

08.09.2011
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Fashion Special: Imogen Houldsworth

As London Fashion Week fast approaches, we will be profiling fashion and textile designers on jotta. The first, Chelsea College of Art and Design Textiles graduate, Imogen Houldsworth, is about to embark on a second degree, an MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins. Exploring visual trickery with her designs, an obsession with paint led to a print collection full of texture with 3D effects.

Chloe Spiby-Loh
06.09.2011
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Ones To Watch Video: Alicja Dobrucka

Having won the Deutsche Bank Fine Art Award in Photography in 2010, and with a nomination for the Bar Tur Award from the University of the Arts London, London-based Polish photographer Alicja Dobrucka is certainly one to watch. Crane.tv met with jotta member and exhibitor Alicja Dobrucka in her printing studio to hear about her latest project ‘I like you, I like you a lot’.

06.09.2011
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810 Senses: Agata Madjeska

Royal College of Art photography graduate, Agata Madjeska has accolades a-plenty, including Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, winner of the D&AD UK Fine Art project and Conran Award. Drawn to the dystopian rather than utopian character of icons, Madejska’s photographic work examines monuments that, once removed from their given context, invite the viewer to decipher the masquerade.

Chiara Rimella
05.09.2011
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Flocking: Kate MccGwire for Beck's Green Box Project
Kate MccGwire shot to fame when her MA piece for her 2004 sculpture degree show at the Royal College of Art, which featured around 27,000 chicken 'wish bones', was bought by Charles Saatchi. Continuing her fascination with our feathered friends, MccGwire has amassed a vast collection of feathers for her recent work, a piece adapted and animated for the Beck's Green Box project, now live in Broolyn NYC. Watch an interview with the artist here.
Chloe Spiby Loh
01.09.2011
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Women in Film: Pia Borg
We talk to animator and director Pia Borg, a graduate of MA animation at Royal College of Art, Borg's work combines stop motion and time lapse photography with live action choreography, often drawing inspiration from the early special effects of cinema and theatre. Working on her first animated feature for Warp Films, Borg tells us about dreaming of lice as inspiration for her time-drenched short film Palimpset. Watch the film here.
Millie Ross
31.08.2011
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Women in Film: Gillian Wearing, confessionals.

Turner prize winning British artist Gillian Wearing follows in the footsteps of fellow YBA’s Sam Taylor Wood and Steve McQueen, releasing her debut feature film this Friday September 2nd. Blending the boundaries between self-help workshop, experimental art film and documentary, is Self- Made the final piece of Wearing’s ongoing fascination with confessions? Win tickets to the London screening here.

Millie Ross
31.08.2011
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Women in Film: Aoife McArdle

Northern Irish, London based director Aoife McArdle recently took home Best Music Video at Rushes Soho Shorts for her 3 minute realist narrative, a music video for UK band Little Comets’ ode to Britain, ‘The Isles’. An evocative, bleak yet beautifully captured commentary on “British idealism and loss”, we talk to McArdle about the intensive research that went into it, and her love of the loner.

Millie Ross
31.08.2011
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Bokship
All Aboard: Bokship

Bokship: sounds very similar to a bookshop, just a couple of letters in difference, but this burgeoning art, politics and literary hub is more than just a bookshop.

Chiara Rimella
28.08.2011
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Win! Handmade Type Workshop book from Thames and Hudson

The lovely folks at Thames and Hudson have given us this book, which shows you how to experiment with creating your handmade typography. Read on to find out how it could be yours!

25.08.2011
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Visual Editions: inside the making of visual writing

Visual Editions is a London-based book publisher, started in 2009 by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen, who thought books should be as visually enthralling as the stories they tell; with the visual feeding into and adding to the storytelling. Each of their books are as visually breathtaking, and as compelling as the writing within.

Millie Ross
24.08.2011
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810 Senses: Darius Lambert

Wimbledon College of Art graduate Darius Lambert has a fascination with deception: that which the luxurious nature of paint can imbue to a subject, and the deception that we imbue in our surroundings, displacing the exotic within the domestic. We talk to the winner of the Landmark Plc prize in the lead up to his participation in the jotta exhibition 810 Senses, opening September 9th.

Chloe Spiby-Loh and Millie Ross
24.08.2011
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Westward Ho!: UK artist Simon Goode goes west to see what has made the US book arts community flourish

Like many, I?d always had an American Dream. I?d read the books, I?d looked from afar, longing to make the journey. I packed my bags and started a three month adventure to understand why the “book arts” culture was thriving in America, that would take me from New York City to Los Angeles, via Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco.

Simon Goode
24.08.2011
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Boxer, Beetle
Ned Beauman: Boxer, Beetle
Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award last year, and in the running for the Edinburgh Book Festival Newton First Book Award this month, 26-year-old Ned Beauman recently published his debut novel Boxer, Beetle - featuring a gay Jewish Boxer and a Slovenian Beetle named after Hitler. London-born Beauman spoke to jotta from Berlin, where he is working on his next novel.
Chiara Rimella
23.08.2011
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Literary Special: Granta Art Director Michael Salu

Granta is one of the UK’s longest running and most revered literary journals, and it is not just the literature that has garnered this publishing house over a century of accolades, the cover plays a vital role in visually expressing each issue’s theme. We talk to Granta Art Director Michael Salu, who’s recent Sex cover won them a D&AD award, about being a polymathic octopus and the process behind designing an issue.

Millie Ross
23.08.2011
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Benedict Radcliffe: Bespoke Bicycles
With a degree in Architecture and a love for machines, Benedict Radcliffe has been poached by everyone from Comme des Garcons and Paul Smith to Landrover, to design and manufacture pieces that cross the borders of sculpture, architecture and engineering. We spoke to Benedict in the lead up to the launch of a series of bespoke bicycles he has created for W Hotel London, with designs by the likes of Ron Arad and Patrick Cox.
Millie Ross
17.08.2011
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Thomas Doyle: mining the debris of memory

After graduating from art school, American artist Thomas Doyle realised his true passion lay in storytelling. For Doyle, his stories are told through the miniature worlds that he creates, moments from memories and history frozen under glass. One of the creatives taking part in ABSOLUT BLANK, the campaign which gives creatives a bottle on which to customise their individual design, we talk to Doyle about his fascination with zooming in on history, in all its exquisite detail.

Chloe Spiby-Loh
16.08.2011
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High Arctic: UVA and Cape Farewell at the National Maritime Museum
Last year Matt Clark of United Visual Artists travelled with Cape Farewell on an expedition to Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago which lies between Norway and the North Pole. The crew was made up of artists, scientists and musicians, Clark travelled as part of UVA to collect research for High Arctic, their current exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. Taking his experiences and the landscape as inspiration, UVA's interactive installation uses sculpture, sound and light to convey the scale and beauty of the Arctic landscape. Here jotta publish excerpts from Clark's experiences as documented in his blog during the expedition.
Matt Clarke
15.08.2011
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EYESONTHEWALL: a creative lab

jotta member Nat Urazmetova is a photography graduate of London College of Communication and one of the Roundhouse-affiliated visual collective EYESONTHEWALL. Creating mesmerising eye-candy for everyone from Glastonbury Festival to Big Chill, they now turn to interactive immersive environment-tuning as part of superstar designer Ron Arad’s Curtain Call at The Roundhouse. We talk to the six visionaries here.

Millie Ross
15.08.2011
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Studio Visit: Julia

Their name is Julia, but there are no women working in the studio ? let alone anyone named Julia. Valerio di Lucente, Erwan Lhuissier and Hugo Timm are three graphic designers who joined forces after graduating from Communication Art and Design at RCA. They now work together across typography, web design and publishing (including Elephant Magazine of which they are the new art directors) in their new space in East London. jotta paid the trio a visit.

Chiara Rimella
15.08.2011
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Textile Futures 2011: 10 Candles

10 years ago, when Carole Collet set up Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins, she envisioned a new agenda for textile design. Since then the course has become internationally recognised, Collet and her team have formed a new discipline for “designers who are willing to engage with sustainable thinking, experimental design and radical doing.” We spent some time with these designers to find out more about our future textiles.

Millie Ross
10.08.2011
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Jenny Lee - Immateriality: The Future Human

What does the future hold for our sartorial senses? Will we be living in a ‘Digitalised Dystopia? or ?Techno-Utopia?? What impact will technology have on the individual? With these questions as a starting point, Central Saint Martins Textile Futures graduate, Jenny Lee, set out to design her ‘Digital Couture’ collection for A’W ’62.

Chloe Spiby Loh and Millie Ross
09.08.2011
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Alexis Rago: An Artificial Natural History
Alexis Rago is an Italian-born artist based in Britain who's background in biology has led him to develop sculptures which fall 'in the space between art and science'. Widely exhibited throughout the UK and Europe, Rago works from biological concepts towards a visual aesthetic, that moves around the boundaries of religious iconography, archaeology and palaeontology.
Chloe Spiby Loh
08.08.2011
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Watch Me Move: Animation at the Barbican

The freedom of animation as a medium has allowed animators over the last century to continually explore new themes, styles and narratives. This development has differed all over the globe, and ‘Watch Me Move’ brings together these culturally varied styles in a fantastic overview of the history of animation.

Chloe Spiby-Loh
05.08.2011
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Abestos Curtain: Comic Abstraction

New Hoxton artist-run space, Galleries Goldstein, launch their debut exhibition with a group of international emerging and established artists working within the realms of Comic Abstraction, a movement first defined by the 2007 MOMA show of the same name. We talk to curator Augustus Parker and Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduate Russell Maurice, about the mapping of this new style, which combines a surreal nostalgia with social and political satire.

Millie Ross
02.08.2011
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Being Bradford Dillman: CSM graduate Jenny Lewis Animates
Being Bradford Dillman is a charming new 10 minute stop-motion animation, directed by Emma Burch with animation by Central Saint Martin's graduate Jenny Lewis. Already nominated for the British Animation Awards, with the possibility of more nominations to come, jotta spoke to Lewis about her role in the project and her thoughts on the rise of 3D and animations for 'adults'.
02.08.2011
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RCA Animation Degree Show: Ones to Watch

Animation is a rapidly changing discipline: jotta went down to Royal College of Art’s degree show to discover 4 very different, yet equally brilliant, graduates to keep an eye on for the future. We spoke to Ben Wheele, Julia Pott, Dan Ojari and Peter Laugesen about their work.

Chiara Rimella
02.08.2011
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The Fame Strips: Barnaby Richards vs Pat Mills
A new online comic strip that pokes fun at our celebrity obsessed culture, with seven young UK illustrators bringing to life celeb stories scripted by the founding father of UK comics, Pat Mills. At a time when DC comics are about to make their archive available digitally (August 31), and the Marvel App has changed the playing field, a new generation of comics take an entirely different format. We talk to Pat Mills and illustrator Barnaby Richards.
Millie Ross
01.08.2011
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Animate Projects: Allegory of Mrs. Triangle

Watch this enchanting stop motion animation by Noriko Okaku, Allegory of Mrs. Triangle, made during an Artist in Residence commission at The Animation Workshop, Denmark. Okaku’s film incorporates photography, old archives of lithograph, drawing and cut-out collage, with music composed by gameshow outpatient, aka Matt Rogers.

Millie Ross
01.08.2011
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Cassetteboy: mashing up for Amnesty

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, human rights organisation, Amnesty International are taking a new angle with an online TV show edited by Neil Boorman (Sleaze Nation), that takes the mickey out of politics, mixing satire with real news. We talk to contributors Cassetteboy, two chaps who are famed for audio mashups and Youtube hits which are generally on the wrong side of copyright law, with no topic too close to the bone.

Chloe Spiby-Loh and Millie Ross
29.07.2011
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Droog's Pick of their Top Products
As part of Droog's guest editorial of jotta this week they have picked their favourite products to share with us. From 'the one size fits all' door stop to a lamp filled with fat, this is a roll call of quirky, intuitive and elegantly designed products for everyday use.
Chloe Spiby Loh
26.07.2011
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Droog's Ones to Watch: Christien Meindertsma
Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma is on a search to find the stories behind the materials used to manufacture the products we use. Chosen by Renny Ramaker, director of Droog, as her 'one to watch' during her guest edition of jotta.com this week, we spoke to Christien about her fascination with the raw and unseen.
Chloe Spiby Loh
26.07.2011
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Droog special: Design Innovations from Royal College of Art
Droog's Design for Download project, an online platform launching later this year, will feature easy-to-use design tools and a network of local low and high-tech manufacturers, for products, architecture, home accessories, fashion, food and more. Inspired by this concept we looked to the 2011 Royal College of Art graduates who are thinking in a similar vein, creating open source design tools and flatpack techniques, giving people the opportunity to make their own customised furniture.
Chloe Spiby Loh
25.07.2011
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Minale-Maeda: Droog Designers for Download

Design for Download is a Droog project which brings design to anyone with an Internet connection, with no international shipping or middlemen required. Just choose and configure your design, download the specs, and either take them to a nearby fabricator or give it a try yourself. Here Rotterdam-based design duo, German-born Mario Minale and Japanese-born Kuniko Maeda, tell Droog about their designs for download, Inside-out Furniture, featuring 3D printed brackets.

Droog
25.07.2011
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In Conversation: Renny Ramakers, Droog Director

Renny Ramakers is the co-founder and director of Droog, a conceptual design company based in Amsterdam. Trained as an Art historian, in 1993 Ramakers decided to initiate projects which have since stretched the borders of design thinking. In celebration of Droog's design for German disco DJ, Tensnake's new album, Ramakers talks to jotta about the progressive ideas that define a design company as renowned as Droog. In keeping with Droog's democratic ethos we asked 4 designers of different mediums, illustration, product, architecture and graphics, to ask the questions.

Millie Ross, Chloe Spiby-Loh
25.07.2011
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Anna & the Juniper Dog
Second in the 'Anna' trilogy of books is Anna & the Juniper Dog, a fairy tale for adults with stylised, whimsical illustrations and an orchestral musical accompaniment, it's a feast for both the eyes and ears.
Chloe Spiby Loh
25.07.2011
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Alfresco Art, Science & Cinema this Summer

The sun has finally resurfaced, so this weekend why not take advantage and visit one of the plethora of creative outdoor experiences that are popping up around London. From cinema screeningss on fridges in Hackney Wick, to a pop-up physics garden near Southbank and rooftops a-plenty, young adventurous Londoners are finding disused spaces and regenerating urban spaces with creative offerings.

Chloe Spiby-Loh and Chiara Rimella
22.07.2011
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Breaking Points: Thomas Lock
Thomas Lock's collaboration with Hellicar & Lewis and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), Breaking Points, uses open-source software to create a time-based video collage of sound and images gathered on the Northern coast of France. The ‘Opal Coast’ that lies between the French/Belgian border is a landscape punctuated by the remnants of 15,000 bunkers built during the Second World War. We talk to Lock and curator Lucile Dupraz about the collaboration.
Millie Ross
20.07.2011
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The Third Factor Project: natural interventions
The Third Factor are a collective of five London College of Communication Photography students who have been plastering their photography all over London, in attempt to imbue nature within the urban landscape. The collective spoke to jotta about their interventions, and capturing the pure beauty of nature in exquisite photography.
Chloe Spiby Loh
19.07.2011
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Mycake: how to manage your finances online
Do you see visualisations rather than spreadsheets? Set up in 2007 by ex-biologist and financial consultant Sarah Thelwall, Thelwall tells jotta that the risks new creative businesses take by not getting to grips with their finances early on. Mycake are offering jotta readers a a free 2 month trial of their online bookkeeping for creative businesses.
Federica Silvi
19.07.2011
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AND Public: solutions in self-publishing
AND is a platform exploring print on demand technologies, offering book designers guidance in the production of published works. AND's have launched a self-publishing facility at Central Saint Martins Byam Shaw campus, which allows artists to publish, display and sell their works through a highly customised process. jotta went along for the first workshop and a peek at print on demand.
Federica Silvi
18.07.2011
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SHOW & TELL: your designs

Looking for a design platform? We would like to invite all the illustrators, designers of all kind from the jotta community to make use of those webcams and show us your latest design projects. We’ll then turn the footage into a stop motion film for all to see across jotta.com.

Millie Ross
18.07.2011
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Text Relief: data visualisation

Data visualisation is nothing new and it thrives on simplicity; yet it has had a recent renaissance in contemporary graphic design and journalism. Postgrad.com and Information Is Beautiful author David McCandless teamed up to find who could create the best infographic around data on the numbers of ethnic minorities at UK universities.

Lemma Shehadi
18.07.2011
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54th Venice Biennale: Behind the White Curtain in the Lithuanian Pavilion
After trawling through work from over 50 countries in Venice's Giardini and Arsenale, Darius Mikšys’ progressive concept for the Lithuanian Pavilion was a refreshing discovery. Behind the White Curtain received Special Jury Mention for its "conceptually elegant, and productively ambiguous framing of a nation’s art history." jotta spoke to Mikšys about this 'temporary collection', an archive of work from 173 Lithuanian artists, which invites the viewer to take a hand in curating.
Millie Ross
15.07.2011
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Starting up in publishing and photography: reality or utopia?
Starting out in Journalism, Editing & Photojournalism talk, an event at the recent Artsmart fair featured speakers Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa (Catch-22's founder), Andrew Dickson (Theatre Editor at the Guardian), Dan Franklin (Digital Editor at Random House), Adam Hinton (award-winning photojournalist) and Rebecca McClelland (Photography Editor at the New Statesman). The speakers gave us the lowdown on getting the best internships, making great contacts and starting a publication.
Federica Silvi
13.07.2011
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Miriam Ribul: Air Momentum
Central Saint Martin's graduate Miriam Ribul's 'Air Momentum' project attempts to document air through tangible means, resulting in a series of transient design outcomes. We spoke to Miriam and here she describes the thought processes behind her ethereal project.
Chloe Spiby Loh
12.07.2011
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Tuning In & Out: balancing online life and creative practice
Earlier this year, inspired by Susan Maushart’s witty and challenging book The Winter of Our Disconnect (2010), Becky Hunter embarked upon a month-long “unplugged” experiment.
Becky Hunter
12.07.2011
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Cambridge University Architecture Department ArcSoc Degree Show
On Friday jotta were at the official opening night of the University of Cambridge's Architecture Degree Show. Located in the Dairy at Bloomsbury the show was professionally put together with each different studio project being presented creatively and individually.
Chloe Spiby Loh
11.07.2011
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Top Tips: Social Networking for career opportunities
Speakers Tim Mitchell (talent strategist at The Talent Business), Reem Kanj, (founder/editor for Five Five Fabulous), Claire Strickland (bespoke Milliner), Gity Monsef Webb (director of artist relations at Talenthouse) and Scott Phillips (founder of Rise Art) led a two-hour Q & A session at Artsmart last week, giving advice to those who intend to exploit social media to find career opportunities.
Federica Silvi
07.07.2011
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Ones To Watch: Philip Li
Philip Li, jotta member and Camberwell ceramics graduate, recently gained momentum thanks to a feature of his body-scultures in Dazed & Confused magazine. Li tells jotta about the intracies of his creative process, and his explorations into plastics and fashion, through a collaboration with his cousin jewellery designer and Royal College graduate Maria Lau.
Federica Silvi
06.07.2011
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London College of Fashion: Graduate Exhibition 2011

Last week saw the graduate exhibition of the London College of Fashion (LCF) at the Victoria House Basement along Southampton Row. The show was an exhibition of a range of works from both the School of Design and Technology and the School of Media and Communications.

Chloe Spiby-Loh
05.07.2011
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In Conversation: Tom Hunter
Acclaimed British photographer Tom Hunter, grew up in the Dorset countryside, moving into a squat in Hackney when he was 20. While those times of squatting have passed, and Hunter now teaches Photography at London College of Communication, Hackney and its inhabitants never ceased to fill his work. The first artist to have a solo photography exhibition in London’s National Gallery, Hunter is speaking tomorrow, Saturday July 2nd at Artsmart, where he'll give a snapshot of his success to date.
Chiara Rimella
01.07.2011
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Jasper Joffe on the 2011 Degree Shows

Jasper Joffe is a painter, writer, and tutor at City & Guilds of London Art School. Joffe has been doing the rounds of degree shows, and here gives us his insight into the trends and techniques for moving on beyond the degree show celebrations. Joffe’s next show ‘Joffe et Pye’ opens in Shoreditch next month, on July 30.

Jasper Joffe
30.06.2011
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Artsmart: Sroop Sunar

We first featured Central Saint Martins Illustration graduate and jotta member Sroop Sunar’s work in 2009, she has certainly moved on in leaps and bounds. Born in Birmingham, Sroop moved to New Delhi in her teens where her love for Indian street culture began. From textiles to matchbox labels, hair oil to medicine packaging, it was the haphazard printing quality, colour palettes and quirky typography on every day consumer goods that heavily influenced her work.

Artsmart
29.06.2011
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Artsmart: Cristina Adami

Italian born Cristina Adami graduated from MA Design Studies at Central Saint Martins in 2001, and recently formed her own fashion label after designing a stage outfit for Florence Welch. The flame-haired singer wore Adami’s creation during performance in NYC, a career highlight that gave Adami motivation to start her own label. Adami will be selling her fashion garments at this weekend’s Artsmart at Chelsea College of Art & design.

Artsmart
27.06.2011
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Zine Scene

A zine is a space where you can be the sole creator, producer, and distributor. jotta discovered so many inspiring publications and zines back in April when we curated a self-publishing exhibition at Dazed Live, we would like to continue this celebration of self-publishers, zooming in on six international fanzine and art book creators.

Claire Marshall
27.06.2011
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The Royal College of Art - Fine Art degree show 2011

The RCA Battersea Show is a cosmic smorgasbord of pastiche, breeze blocks, syncopated geometric shapes and medieval wooden contraptions, revealing the ripe new artists leaving their respective courses at the highest professional standard.

Francis Patrick Brady
25.06.2011
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Best of: BA Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins
FCP focuses on how fashion is communicated and promoted creatively through different media. FCP students are basically fashion fiends with the ability and desire to communicate ideas and concepts using the web and print. This year's BA graduates each created a some impressive printed matter. We selected some of the stand out publications, utlising print in imaginative ways, the next Jefferson Hack? Look out.
Federica Silvi
24.06.2011
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Copeland Book Market: in conversation with the curators

London has been consumed by art market frenzy, with Artsmart, Flee at Corsica Studios and Callyfest in Kings Cross all in the next week. Could it be the new pop-up? This weekend Son Gallery join the wave with a unique strain that combines an art book market with events from South London stalwarts such as Hannah Barry Gallery, LuckyPdf and Off Modern, all curated by Son Gallery founders Guy Robertson and Tom Saunderson.

Millie Ross
23.06.2011
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MA Textile Futures: Earth Dying by Hyun Jin Jeong

This Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Masters course for designers who are willing to engage with sustainable thinking, experimental design, and radical doing. Textile Futures invites students to think beyond surface materials, and ask probing questions which look to the not too distant future. Such as; how earth can be a material for textile dyeing and emphasize the aesthetic value of natural material?

MA Textile Futures
22.06.2011
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Degree Shows: Slade School of Art MAFA 2011

The annual art school degree shows throw up some of the most experimental and bewildering art around. True to form, this year?s Slade MA/MFA presents a rambling yet revealing survey of a new generation of artists. Unshackled from curatorial argument, 70 young international artists have installed the end products of their two-year courses throughout the Slade?s labyrinthine studios. A dizzying array of art conceived outside the constraints of the art market ? the closest thing you?ll find (for better or worse) to ?art for art?s sake?.

James Cahill
21.06.2011
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Ones To Watch: Kit Boyd

The Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition is a new prize showcasing featuring 110 drawings submitted by students from over 25 London colleges. Kit Boyd discusses his subversion of the pastoral idyllic tradition in his work 'Man on a Laptop', which won the People's Prize.

Federica Silvi
20.06.2011
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Degree Shows: London Metropolitan University 2011
The 2011 London Metropolitan Cass Summer Show, one of the largest showcases of graduates, is on this week until June 19. The exhibition showcases works by 800 graduates from the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, from a range of disciplines including animation, fine art, film, design, graphics, jewellery, silversmithing, photography, furniture, textiles, musical instruments and more.
Federica Silvi
17.06.2011
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Open City Documentary Film Festival: Tom Cordell, nominee for best Emerging Director

Today, London's architectural icons are office blocks that radiate their wealth, but there was once a group of idealistic architects who wanted to shape an egalitarian society through a concrete utopia. The translation of ideals and values into structures and buildings is the subject of Tom Cordell's Utopia London, part of the Open City Documentary Film Festival this weekend. Read on to learn about Tom Cordell's research, and find out how you could win free tickets to screenings on June 17th.

Millie Ross
16.06.2011
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Artsmart: UAL's Art & Design Market and Recruitment Fair
Young and restless creative minds will meet their match in London this summer at University of the Arts London’s Artsmart, a two-day event supporting and celebrating creative talent. Its lively programme combines talks, workshops, and the first and only creative graduate recruitment fair to help aspiring artists build their path. jotta readers can win tickets to Artsmart here!
Federica Silvi
14.06.2011
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Video Club: Ben Rivers Selects

Curated by four of the UK?s foremost artists working in moving image, Selected brings together some of the best new emerging artists? film and video to UK audiences. Shortlisted artists for the 2010 Film London Jarman Award – Ben Rivers, Emily Wardill, Zineb Sedira and Spartacus Chetwynd – have selected work by up-and-coming, fresh filmmaking talent, coming to Whitechapel Gallery June 30. Here Ben Rivers tell jotta the thoughts behind his choices.

Millie Ross
13.06.2011
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New Sensations: Open for submissions

The Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s annual New Sensations Prize is open to all art students graduating from a BA or MA course at UK university or college in 2011, the prize is an important landmark for many young artists, including previous New Sensations finalists, and jotta members and exhibitors, Noemie Goudal, Joshua Bilton and Sean Penlington. Rebecca Wilson, associate director of the Saatchi Gallery took some time to talk to jotta about the prize.

Natasha Hoare
09.06.2011
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TWO DEGREES FESTIVAL 2011
Arts Admin's second festival of activist art sees a series of performances, installations and events in and around Toynbee Studios and the City of London. The events taking place from June 12th offer a chance to participate in artist led groups tackling current climate issues and severe slashes in government funding. Play bingo whilst riding a bike or receive a free haircut whilst voicing your own personal and political beliefs.
Ben Cawthra
08.06.2011
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Degree Shows: Future Folk - Goldsmiths BA Design 2011

An extremely varied, thought-provoking and challenging show from the Goldsmiths BA Design and BEng/MEng Design Innovation 2011 graduating year. What initially struck design writer Rachel Lewis was the breadth and scope of work on show; from illustrators to product designers, all on the same course. While standout projects were not necessarily the most commercially viable or obviously biased towards future employers…

Rachel Lewis
07.06.2011
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2011 Degrees coverage

We are aware of the importance of locale in generating essential critical coverage of the degree show season. This year we have teamed up with some interesting collectives and communities working with artists and writers regionally, to map sufficient coverage of 2011?s degree shows.

31.05.2011
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Heretic Printmakers: Xerox Xect

The Heretic Printmakers are screen printing trio Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. Based in Stoke Newington, London they have already left their mark on events such as the London Anti-Design Festival 2010 with their signature strain of screen printing. Here, the Heretic Printmakers take some time to tell jotta about Xerox Xect, screen printed sound installation they will be exhibiting at New Lexicons of Dark in London.

27.05.2011
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Nathan Cash Davidson: Feather That Boa An Email at Hannah Barry Gallery
Nathan Cash Davidson has youth on his side, and his energetic vaulting from oil painting to poetry is, frankly, dazzling. He garnered a lot of favourable attention for mounting a solo painting show at Parasol Unit aged only 22, and is now at Hannah Barry Gallery with his latest video installation.
Laura Bushell
26.05.2011
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The Rise of the Digital Scrapbook Culture

Rachel Lewis started to notice a trend among creative/visual types that reflects a wider shift towards a more visual culture. When was the last time you screen-grabbed something from a blog? Saved an image you found, or several, into various folders, or even just littered your desktop with visual research?

24.05.2011
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After the Riots: What Now For Student Activists?

So, it finally happened: British university fees for the year 2012/2013 were announced, and as many students feared, they amount to the ‘emergency-only’ sum of �9000. The student unions’ reaction is, predictably, that of profound disappointment: James Haywood, Goldsmiths College’s Campaigns officer, admits the defeat. As with every lost battle, though, a question arises: will the war rage on?

Chiara Rimella
23.05.2011
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jotta Degree Show Directory

The annual jotta degree show directory is open for submissions! jotta have trawled the gamut of this summer?s degree shows around the UK. It is not an exhaustive list by any means, so let us know if you want yours on here. We have been quite enamoured by some of the poster designs, so please do send us images of these as well and we’ll keep posting them.

Ben Cawthra
18.05.2011
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jotta Presents: Geodesic Dome Building and Experimental Typography, for the Diesel School of Island Life

As part of Diesel School of Island Life, jotta presents an opportunity to engage and test your skills in desert island survival. Taking place at Red Gallery Shoreditch, jotta’s Dan Price will teach us how to build Geodesic domes, while Jane Trustram will show you how to create your SOS message in a bottle from island debris!

Ben Cawthra
16.05.2011
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Inner Strength: Jill Berelowitz?s Core Femme for City of Sculpture
Artist Jill Berelowitz will unveil Core Femme, her commissioned sculpture for the Westminster City of Sculpture Festival this month. Ayla Lepine discusses her artwork’s dominant themes and considers the powerful meanings of the sculpture’s innovative interpretation of the spinal column and female strength.
Ayla Lepine
16.05.2011
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The Subversive Gardener: jotta and Diesel present Vanessa Harden's Guerrilla Gardening

This Saturday May 14th Vanessa Harden will be taking 8 of you on a guerrilla gardening field trip as part of the Diesel School of Island Life. A graduate of Interaction design from Royal College of Art, Harden investigates existing social tribes, in this case those covert green thumbed types known as the guerrilla gardening movement. Find out more about the field trip and sign up before the places disappear!

Millie Ross
11.05.2011
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The Museological Gestures of Susan Hiller

It’s your last chance to see this exhibition at the Tate Britain, which brings together an archival constellation of works by the American born artist, who has lived and worked in Britain since the early 1970’s. Presenting the overriding desires of the collector and archivist, her seductive arrangements of English sea-side postcards and framed soundwaves of dead or endangered languages are immediately enticing.

Francis Brady
10.05.2011
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Beyond Entropy: Rethinking Energy

Celebrated worldwide for its collaborative teaching and imaginative atmosphere, The Architectural Association School live up to their reputation, bringing together artists, scientists and architects to create work which encourage visitors to think differently and take risks. Beyond Entropy provides a glimpse into the workshop of the inventors, with experiments and mechanisms dotted throughout.

Claire Marshall
09.05.2011
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Studio Visit: Tottenham Hale International Studio

Tottenham Hale International Studios, also known as T.H.I.S., is creative home to ten artists, including jotta members and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Fine Art graduates Craig Barnes, Momoko Suzuki. jotta partners How We Work went along to discuss how the studio was formed with founder Steve Allbut, and working practice with Chelsea College of Art and Design MAFA graduate Luke Drozd.

09.05.2011
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A Screaming Man

A gorgeous, bittersweet contemplation on family life, with the harsh interruptions of a country in crisis. Beautifully shot, with brilliant performances, director Mahamat-Salem Haroun draws from his personal experience of war torn Chad to illustrate the tensions between past and future.

Millie Ross
09.05.2011
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A Good Year for a Crisis

?Half-buried amongst the clutter sits a red emergency telephone. A hidden Linux box, networked to Google Realtime, listens for occurrences of the word ?crisis? from news agencies, bloggers and the twitterati. Each hit rings the telephone and sparks a printer into life. The very latest contemporary crisis from around the globe has been reported and is injected into the mix.? Watch the video of this installation by this year’s winner of the Searle Award for Creativity, Robert Good.

05.05.2011
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Omer Asim: Pre-modern oblongs

Upon closer inspection Omer Asim has a fascinating background for a fledgling fashion designer. After completing an architecture degree at The Bartlett, he studied at London School of Economics and Political Science, then dipped into psychoanalytics, before finally turning to fashion, launching at London Fashion Week in 2009. Asim collaborates with Central Saint Martins graduate Maya Antoun, a fellow Sudanese designer, on jewellery for his second collection.

Millie Ross
03.05.2011
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Doug Foster: The Heretic's Gate

The seething, cloudy flames of Doug Foster’s film installation The Heretics’ Gate evoke both menacing and ethereal emotions in his interpretation of the realms of Hell. The interactive installation, which plays with reflection and symmetry, will show at James Lavelle’s Daydreaming with? St. Michael’s. Foster tells jotta what he hopes his fire and brimstone effects will invoke in his viewer.

Jessica Owen
26.04.2011
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How They Did It: From Intern to Innovation Researcher

MA Textile Design graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design, Nickey Herbert found an internship at GDR Creative Intelligence via jotta. Within a couple of months GDR offered Nicky a full time job as Innovation Researcher. A nice success story, we talk to Nicky about her role at GDR and her advice for interns hoping to find a full-time position with their placement hosts.

Jessica Owen
26.04.2011
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Method Design Lab: Sun screen marker pens

Sun protection takes on a new look with Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design graduate Jeremy Innes-Hopkins’s sun screen marker pens. The marker pens are one of the first products being produced by Method Design Lab, a team effort between CSM and San Francisco-based innovation and design consultancy Method to jumpstart successful commercial marketing for student product ideas.

Jessica Owen
18.04.2011
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Studio Visit: 10 Collective

Even on a rainy afternoon, the women of the all-female 10 Collective exude a brightness that gives their group studio environment a comfortable, yet active atmosphere. While the ten graduates of the London College of Communication emerged from the same graphic design Masters Degree program, their unique work styles lend themselves to fostering a common ethos within their collective studio.

Jessica Owen
18.04.2011
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How They Did it: WeFund and White Review

Creatives looking for an interesting way to raise money for projects need to search no further than Wefund, a new website that links creative projects with potential funders in exchange for non-monetary perks. The website, founded and directed by Michael Troughton, encourages creatives to promote themselves in hopes of receiving funds. In return, project creators must provide incentives for funders. Though relatively new, Wefund has seen enormous success with some of its projects, like The White Review magazine, and continues to serve as a promotional platform for others.

Jessica Owen
12.04.2011
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One To Watch: Momoko Suzuki

Momoko Suzuki moves beyond the confines of a typical sketchbook by drawing directly on the wall. The Japan-born artist is a 2009 graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and was one of 18 artists to exhibit in jotta’s DEVOUR at the Affordable Art Fair 2011. Throughout the duration of the fair, she filled a wall-sized paper with her intricate drawings, allowing visitors to see art in action.

James Cahill
12.04.2011
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Remastered: Paul Bryan and Jonathan Ryall

Paul Bryan and Jonathan Ryall chose to reinterpret the most antiquated artwork of them all, Venus de Milo, for Remastered. The Remastered project by jotta and Intel asked 13 artists and designers to re-imagine artistic masterpieces through the use of modern technology.

Millie Ross
05.04.2011
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In Conversation: vis/res

Discouraged after an unsuccessful London job search, Liverpool School of Art graduate Craig Matchett decided to try a new approach to getting design work noticed. He founded vis/res, a zine that showcases emerging talent in graphic design and illustration. Matchett tells jotta more about his own struggles as a recent graduate searching for work and the vis/res mission,

Craig Matchett
05.04.2011
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Zines Zines Zines! More about the publications featured in Absolut London

While centrepiece of this exhibition was the data visualisation map – an interactive map of London which takes the very core of zine culture – to express an individual opinion- and visualises these words across a London map, this chronological exhibition of self publishing charted the history of this subversive form. Celebrating the best London zines of past and present, alongside a selection of iconic international titles.

Millie Ross
05.04.2011
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Absolut London: a celebration of the city through self-publishing

ABSOLUT VODKA have commissioned jotta to curate a self publishing exhibition and interactive installation: mapping and visualising Londoners? thoughts about their city, at this Saturday’s Dazed Live festival

05.04.2011
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Studio visit: OPEN Studio

Tucked away in De Beauvoir Town in East London, a pack of illustrators, educators, a screen printer and a publisher share a common studio space that emphasizes support and fairness. At OPEN, studio members engage in criticism and dialogue to excel in their creative work and independent businesses. Holly Wales, one of OPEN’s founders, talked to jotta about the group studio’s mission and future plans.

Jessica Owen
04.04.2011
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The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers

Alison Branagan, an author and creative consultant in the business and visual art fields, offers vital tips to artists and designers in her latest book The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers. Here Branagan gives jotta her top tips for starting a creative business as an artist or designer.

Jessica Owen
30.03.2011
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Fierce Festival 2011

This year’s Fierce festival, a celebration of live art in Birmingham, over six days featured a provoking mix of performance, installation and participation. First time co-artistic directors Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison took great effort to ensure the work on offer shared elements that maneuvered audiences into new experiences and brilliant encounters. Developing the festival as something all visitors could enjoy, forgoing neither vitality or urgency. jotta went North to engage and report.

Jamie Eastman
29.03.2011
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Remastered: Bompas & Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr – gastronomic scientists, jelly architects and food smiths – respond to Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the ultimate piece of food based art history! Bompas & Parr exhibited with jotta and Intel’s Remastered project, which asked artists and designers to re-image artistic masterpieces.

25.03.2011
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I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me?

I?d been humming the tune in anticipation of seeing director Anh Hung Tran?s adaptation of the book by Haruki Murakami, and for pure aestheticism it did not disappoint. Having not read the book, I did not have the comparisons to the novel running through my head whilst watching. Instead this film for me was about the colours, nature playing the most important part.

Katherine Pont
25.03.2011
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AlphaSphere: Making Sound Feel New

A musical instrument that combines the basics of traditional acoustic sounds with electronic music, and tactile design for added fun. The AlphaSphere, developed by nu desine, is part of Media Sandbox 2010, which awarded �10,000 commissions in support of the research and development of innovative ideas. Watch an interview with the creators here.

23.03.2011
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Remastered: Lung vs Munch
Sound, sculpture and animation artist Chris Harris, a.k.a. Lung, gives the viewer an insight into the colorful and chaotic world of his own practice, while harboring the tension and angst explored within Munch's The Scream, referencing its influence on popular culture.
21.03.2011
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Remastered: Midnight Toastie vs Van Gogh

Van Gogh painted The Starry Night while in an asylum at Saint-Remy in 1889. Using thick sweeping brushstrokes he filled the night sky with swirling clouds, stars ablaze with their own luminescence. The painting, one of the most replicated prints in history, has been revered for the intensity of its exaggerated form.

Millie Ross
21.03.2011
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Louis Vuitton Launches 'Double Exposure'

Louis Vuitton’s recent ‘Double Exposure’ digital film project connects a timeless image making technique with online distribution to capture the personality and lifestyle of its portrait subjects.

FAD
21.03.2011
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Creative Community Rallies For Japan

Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11 killed thousands and left many thousands more missing, the disaster has inspired the creative community to action, using the tools they know best. From Japanese-themed cake sales to t-shirts and prints, artists and designers are rallying fast to raise awareness and donations for the relief effort in Japan.

Jessica Owen
17.03.2011
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EFDEAY: Tic Toc Shop

As the clock winds through the hours, the efdeay collective hosts Tic Toc, a pop-up shop featuring prints made by artists in only 24 hours. The collective includes jotta members Andrew Thorpe, Andy Ainger, Joe Baglow, Ross Bennett and Sean Fitzpatrick. The shop’s opening hours run for only four days for 24 hours total starting March 17.

Jessica Owen
17.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Ben Buckley

Ben Buckley’s dreamlike landscapes mix elements of ancient and modern societies as well as bold colours to allow the viewer to amend the environment with their own imagination. His technique of painting without a brush further distorts the reality of his work. Buckley, a 2009 graduate of Camberwell College of Art, was one of 20 artists to exhibit with jotta’s DEVOUR exhibition at this year’s Affordable Art Fair.

Jessica Owen
15.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Nina Royle

As a painter of space and colour, Slade School of Fine Art graduate Nina Royle attempts to capture her own experience in the world using architectural elements. Influences from her extensive travels in India and her native Cornwall are reflected in her work, as she draws on the stability of architecture to create a framework when harnessing her surroundings. Royle is exhibiting with jotta as part of DEVOUR at the Affordable Art Fair from March 10.

Jessica Owen
12.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Tobias Wootton

Growing up close to the Alps may seem like a fairytale, but for Tobias Wootton this enchanting setting sparked inspiration for his later photographic explorations. With German background and Scottish schooling, Wootton is widely exhibited across Europe. In an era plagued by CGI, his images encourage viewers to question what is real and what is artificial. Wootton will be exhibiting with jotta as part of DEVOUR at Battersea Park from Thursday March 10th.

Jessica Owen
10.03.2011
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Do It Yourself: Nurturing Art Practice at Core

Deptford?s Core Gallery is a dynamic artist-led collaborative space in London. jotta interviewed Rosalind Davis, Core Gallery?s co-founder and co-director, to find out more about Core?s new, exciting, and radically accessible DIY Education programme, run by a team of 17 dedicated and internationally-recognised arts professionals.

Ayla Lepine
07.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Liz Warrington

Camberwell College of Arts graduate Liz Warrington explores the importance of space and situation in her installations. Drawing from a earlier biology degree, Warrington embraces the physical possibilities of the materials she uses; such as recycled VHS tape and plastic bottles, to highlight ideas of materialism, consumerism and the accumulation of objects. Warrington exhibits her work in the forthcoming jotta exhibition DEVOUR at Battersea Park.

Clementine Widdowson De Pressigny
04.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Gwen Yip

Since arriving in London from Hong Kong, Gwen Yip has used her passion for painting and drawing to adjust to life in a new country. Residing in Hackney, East London, Yip says she often felt detached from her surroundings ? an emotion captured in her work. Her honest paintings reflect the diverse population she encounters and observes in daily life. Yip will be exhibiting with jotta as part of DEVOUR, the graduate showcase at Battersea Park next Thursday March 10th.

Clementine Widdowson and Jessica Owen
02.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Chris Golle

Chris Golle?s expansive, muted canvases explore liminal ?non-places? ? hotel rooms, lobbies or car parks. Deserted night-time scenes, familiar settings injected with eerie undercurrents. His paintings frequently resemble film stills isolated from a wider narrative, suggestive of suspense and intrigue, yet tantalisingly abstracted from context. Haunting stillness and a strange, nostalgic familiarity combine to produce a sense of the uncanny.

James Cahill
28.02.2011
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Civil Unrest

Civil Unrest brings together an unlikely combination of political fervour with experimental theatre, encompassing food, film and photography, breaking the theatre formula to create an immersive interactive experience. jotta talk to University of the Arts London graduates, director Spike Laurie, designers Alexis Forte and Aurelien Farjon, about the adaption of Benn Ellis’ play. It’s on for only 3 nights from March 2 – 4 at Debut London.

Jake Grantham
24.02.2011
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L_A_N Zine

Veronica So is a Central Saint Martins BA Fashion graduate, lead singer in band TEETH who are signed to Moshi Moshi records, and founding Editor of the amazing L_A_N Magazine. About to launch their 2nd issue this Thursday February 24th, check out the future of self-publishing.

Millie Ross
22.02.2011
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In The Night We Trust: A jotta premiere!

Taking inspiration from this lethal new kitchen tool, IN THE NIGHT WE TRUST is a 4-minute slice of sinister cinema created for the launch of the next generation of Philippe Starck?s famous lemon squeezer, Juicy Salif. We are proud to premier the film on jotta.com all this week!

Millie Ross
15.02.2011
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Just Us Collective

Just Us was set up in late 2008 by three final year Graphic Design students, Mark Grant, Simon Zinn and William Hibberd, who wanted to create a place to showcase young and emerging design graduates from across the UK through exhibitions, live projects and online. With collaboration as a core ethos, they’re striving to give students the confidence boost to show their work and themselves amongst the creative industry.

Millie Ross
15.02.2011
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HeArt & Design

Inspiration for Valentines day. We?re not usually ones to peddle the sentiments of a day invented by Hallmark to push cards and heart-shaped consumer goods onto the masses. But we do like hearts. Here?s some favourites which the jotta community sent in to us this week.

11.02.2011
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Rabbits Don't Like Chips

D&AD award winner Rob Francis, a graduate of London College of Communication, and accessories designer Jessica Dance make an enchanting creative duo. We featured their collaborative work in the past, a stop motion film of Dance’s paper set designs. Their latest collaborative outing showcases Jessica’s collection of ethically sourced angora accessories, as well their vivid imaginations and technical skill. And a very cute oversized bunny.

07.02.2011
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Some advice for the arts graduate: Become part of something

Since leaving the Royal College of Art 4 years ago, after the wilderness of life after college, through much determination to engage with artists and the art world, I finally feel part of something, an arts community, a network. This is also about my experience and the development of an artist led space: Core Gallery in Deptford. Artist and gallery manager Rosalind Davis imparts some tips.

Rosalind Davis
07.02.2011
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How They Did it: Howkapow

A shop for new and independent designers focusing on creating design products in collaborations with graduates – Howkapow launched in December 2010 after co-founder Cat How graduated from an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Stocking a lot of their old friends from college as well as other independent designers in the UK and abroad, it’s also an agency. Cat How tells us how.

Cat How
04.02.2011
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Postcards From The Ebb: The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert and George

Forty years into their careers, many still expect Gilbert and George to serve up shocks. On this showing of 564 new postcard works, sensation-seekers better look elsewhere ? unless, that is, the word ?urethra? gets you prickly with embarrassment. The artists claim they want to ?be able to put the shitty naked human world in the gallery and the old ladies totter in and they don’t run out?.

Matthew Miles
01.02.2011
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Bookbinding For Beginners: Feb 26 & 27

Simon Goode fills us in on the wonderful book making techniques you’ll be discovering during our bookbinding workshop in London this coming February 26th and 27th, from single-section bindings, single-sheet Japanese binding, the accordion fold book, artists? books, to presenting your work in book form. Get your early bird discount before Feb 6th!

Millie Ross
01.02.2011
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Sean Penlington: Masquerade and the body

A recent graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art, Sean Penlington has quickly established a reputation for his darkly satirical paintings which reference the carnivalesque in all its comedy and violence. For Saatchi’s New Sensations 2010, Sean and twenty other artists exhibited alongside Picasso, Warhol, Manet, Rodin and C�zanne. jotta caught up with Sean before his show at the London Art Fair.

George Vasey
31.01.2011
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Future Map 10: Lillian Suwanrumpha

In jotta?s final University of the Arts London Future Map shortlisted artist interview, we talk to Lillian Suwanrumpha about her identity-exploring installation practice, and her time-based “human installations”, for which she takes on the role of artist as well as the artwork.

Becky Hunter
25.01.2011
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Book Bound: Simon Goode

This coming February 26 and 27 will see jotta host a weekend of bookbinding commandeered by book artist Simon Goode. Here the book binding maestro tells us about his longstanding obsession with the artisanal craft, which lead him to a degree in Book Arts and Crafts at London College of Communication, and the resurgence in DIY practices for designers. Sign up to the workshop to get the early bird discount. There’s only 7 spaces available!

Simon Goode
25.01.2011
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Sroop Sunar: The Golden Glassy

D&AD New Blood Award winner Sroop Sunar brings a new show to the Arts Gallery this month, pitching the great British boozer as an unlikely design icon. Just in time for new year?s detox resolutions to falter, Sroop invites you to explore a visual history of inebriated England through a show which reimagines the traditional pub sign.

Anna Castleton
21.01.2011
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Jonny Hannah: printmaker and illustrator extraordinaire, set to judge Art of Nurture final at the V&A
Jonny Hannah has just been announced as one of the judges for the Art of Nurture finalists at the V&A this April. This exciting news should spur last minute entries, as there is only 2 weeks left to submit your work for the chance to win £5,000 and display your work at the V&A. Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance ensure that the judging panel includes an established, respected practitioner, and Hannah certainly fits the bill.
Millie Ross
17.01.2011
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Maaike Stevens: the uncoded message

Maaike Stevens' collages and drawings trace a line between observation and reconception. She works to capture the infinitesimal moment that comes before the brain makes sense of structures we encounter everyday. Manipulating various representations of reality in a unique and intriguing way, since earning her Fine Art MA at Goldsmiths College Maaike has exhibited widely, including an exhibition of jotta artists, Nature Rewritten, at Wieden + Kennedy and Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010.

Celeste Allen
17.01.2011
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Future Map 10: Josh Baum Wins!

The thirteenth annual Future Map exhibition presents the best talent from the graduating year at University of the Arts London, a road map to the future art scene selected by Time Out’s Ossian Ward, Grazia’s Paula Reed, 20 Hoxton Square Gallery’s Alexander Dellal and author and patron Judith Greer. Claiming the top prize this year is Josh Baum, a graduate of the Central Saint Martins MA whose work operates between science, sculpture, conceptual art and literature. He talks to jotta about the impact of the win, his interest in metaphor and elemental materials.

Becky Hunter
16.01.2011
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Future Map 10: Adam Redhead

Shortlisted in 2010 for jotta?s Chelsea Prize, Chelsea College of Art and Design graduate Adam Redhead is currently exhibiting at Future Map 10, an annual show surveying the top graduates of University of the Arts London. We find out more about Adam?s installation work and performance practice, which covers issues of representation in an increasingly digital world.

Becky Hunter
13.01.2011
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Bow Arts Trust Graduate Residency Award: Chloe Ostmo and Sophie Hoyle

We talk to Slade School of Fine Art MA graduate Chloe Ostmo and Sophie Hoyle, Central Saint Martins graduate, who have each been awarded a free artist?s studio for six months at the Trust?s newly opened SE1 studios. They discuss the bliss of a community space and the transition from student to practitioner.

Celeste Allen
09.01.2011
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Karen Grainger: that was there then

One of 3 jotta artists currently exhibiting in Weiden + Kennedy’s London HQ, Karen Grainger recently graduated from London College of Communication and has rapidly risen, with shows this month alone in London, Italy and Newport. Karen tells jotta about her current residency on the Isle of Wight, studying the ‘Wet Collodion’ process developed 150 years ago by the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Millie Ross
05.01.2011
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ECCA Creative Enterprise Award for Outstanding New Business: Valentina Glez. Wohlers

Telling stories through functional objects, in the past 18 months, Wohlers’ brand VAL has grown from freelance designer/maker to a limited company selling over �50k in the UK, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy, US and Mexico. VAL’s Prickly Pair Chairs have garnered extensive coverage, from ELLE to the BBC, and were bought by Karl Lagerfield! Which goes some way to explaining her recent award. We find out the ethos which got her there.

Celeste Allen
26.12.2010
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Elizabeth Hepworth: ECCA Creative Enterprise Award Winner
Elizabeth Hepworth went home with the most successful freelancer award from ECCA Creative Enterprise Awards - restoring our faith that artists can still earn a decent living! Elizabeth waxes lyrical on the joys of living in Berlin, the importance of observational drawing practice and the core of her feverish work. Watch Elizabeth's live painting across 2 days in London.
Celeste Allen
20.12.2010
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Until The Light Takes Us - WIN TICKETS
A look back at Norway’s notorious Black Metal music scene of the 1980s and 1990s through interviews with some of the genre’s leading antiheroes. Tracing the development of the subculture and its violent fallout in arson, suicide and murder, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell paint an engrossing and ultimately sobering picture of youthful nihilism. While they won't be attending the opening, as the last Q&A almost caused riots in the audience, you could be! jotta have two tickets to give away to the opening at the ICA Wednesday December 15th plus more screenings in December and January.
James Cahill
15.12.2010
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Radium Audio: sonic excursions through animation

Stop, collaborate and listen...Radium Audio created original sounds for weareseventeen's 'Strange Arrangements' animation. A surreal soundscape in which the innovative sound design company steps outside the norm, opening the ear to its full potential. Radium have created an exclusive mix version for jotta. Read on and listen, as founder of Radium Audio Andrew Diey and sound designer Chris take us behind the scenes. 

 

Celeste Allen
13.12.2010
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Eclectic Outsider Art: The Museum of Everything #3

Tucked away down a side street in Primrose Hill this intriguing temporary art space was founded by curator James Brett in a disused dairy, to coincide with Frieze 2010. Brett (a self-declared maverick collector) has curated a succession of ornate and taboo experiences that delight and displease the viewer. Co-curated by Peter Blake, the exhibition features many pieces from the Pop Artist?s collection of Outsider Art.

Martha Lineham
13.12.2010
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Art of Nurture: Venues around the UK announced

It’s getting closer to the deadline until this impressive list of venues will be filled. Two student winners and the two graduate winners from each region will receive �500 plus a matched amount for their college or university. The winners will then go to the National Final which will be held in London in April at The Victoria and Albert Museum where they’ll compete for a further �5000!

10.12.2010
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Phaidon Christmas Book Discounts

Save 30% on your Christmas gift shopping at Phaidon. We’ve selected three Phaidon art and design books that we’d love to receive. (No hints!)

08.12.2010
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Art of Nurture: Mary Rouncefield on the move from finalist to judge

Graphic artist Mary Rouncefield submitted her piece to the Art of Nurture competition in 2007, making it to the National finals, and in a nice turn was invited back in 2009 to be a judge at the South West regional finals, at Royal West of England Academy. Mary tells jotta that entering the competition “aware of the need for clarity and simplicity of image and message.” Plus more tips towards winning the chance to exhibit your work at the V&A and �5000!

Millie Ross
07.12.2010
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Catfish: Nev Schulman on the truth behind fiction

It’s been called the ‘other’ Facebook film, the antidote to The Social Network. Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, Catfish is essentially a compelling documentary about a young New York photographer who becomes caught in a tangled web of naive deception. Already causing the same furore as I’m Still Here, Catfish opens in the UK next week. We speak to the man in the web, Nev, Schulman, about the fascinating questions which have arisen from what he maintains is a very real story. Spoiler alert!

Millie Ross
06.12.2010
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Rado Young Designers of the World

Aside from making the hardest watch known to man, the diamond V10K, Rado Switzerland also cast their net far and wide scouring the globe for the best design talent across all design disciplines, and awarding that talent with a bounty of prizes. Most recently Rado launched both the Austrian and the Japan Young Designer Prize 2011. Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of the most exciting Rado winners of late.

Millie Ross
06.12.2010
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Banner Repeater: art books get their platform

The platform of an overground station is an unlikely location for a gallery and library, but that is exactly where this enterprising graduate, Ami Clarke a recent MA Fine Art graduate of Central Saint Martins, has formed her artist-lead project, with a little help from Hackney Council’s Art in Empty Spaces, catching commuters by surprise during rush hour. jotta jumped on the train to find out more.

Heather Blair
06.12.2010
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In Conversation: John Maeda on being the fortune cookie

This week we are honoured to have John Maeda, the hugely influential media arts pioneer and President of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as guest editor of jotta.com. Maeda will also take up residency in a sandpit at Riflemaker Gallery in Soho, where he will dispense advice via Twitter and other more traditional methods. jotta has an inspiring conversation with Maeda – a man who dishes out wisdom with every sentence – on listening to “the chatter of the world” and his goal to put the ‘Arts’ in STEM education.

Millie Ross
03.12.2010
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New York in December: A gallery tour

A short wander around the contemporary art galleries of New York?s Chelsea district throws up an array of museum-quality exhibition currently on show. For anyone visiting New York before Christmas these are well worth a visit. jotta writer James Cahill reports back from his apple adventure.

James Cahill
03.12.2010
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Light Industrial Use: Legacy 1

Legacy 1 is the debut outing for LIU (Light Industrial Use), a curatorial collaboration between Sophie Rees and Perce Jerrom, bringing together twenty three artists in an open air exhibition in Hackney Wick. A piece of wasteland in the shadow of the Olympic site, the exhibition is an opportunity for the artists to respond to the industrial environment. jotta caught up with the curators on a cold November morning to find out more.

George Vasey
02.12.2010
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Look at What the Light Did Now: a Feist documentary featuring Clea Minaker

We take a sneak peek at the new Feist Documentary, which shot over several years, Look at What the Light Did Now has been described as ?as a backstage pass into Feist?s creative process? and poetically documents the collaborative element which has become so inherent in her work. jotta talk to her long time collaborator, Clea Minaker, shadow puppeteer – an ethereal parallel to the real, on-stage materiality of Feist?s music.

Heather Blair
30.11.2010
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Bridget Riley: Contemporary Composer
A contemporary reassessment of art principles, Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work is an exploration of line, colour use, and composition. As curator Colin Wiggins led us through the Sunley Room, it was made clear that British artist Bridget Riley is perfectly placed within the walls of the National Gallery, the home of Western European painting from the 13th to 19th centuries.
Celeste Allen
29.11.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Final Entry

Lucy Brown, London College of Communication graduate and now established designer, spent 3 months with visionary typographer and design educator Oded Ezer in Tel Aviv. In her final diary entry Lucy ruminates on Oded’s final and lasting advice, “To not have a destination is to let others decide for you. You must have a destination, but not a plan of how to get there nor any idea of the destination’s form.”

Lucy Brown
29.11.2010
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Canned Candies: The Nudes of Jean Clemmer

What do you get if you cross an avant-garde French couturier with an equally visionary - and antagonistic - artist? Canned Candies: the love child of Paco Rabbane and Jean Clemmer, an exquisite and groundbreaking collaboration first published in 1969, under the less euphemistic title, Nues. Flash Projects brings these original vintage prints to London for the first time in a pop-up exhibition celebratng the book's 40th anniversary. Keen to know more, jotta caught up with Flash Projects director Christabel Armsden ahead of the launch, for an inside scoop on the pair and their impact on fashion.

Imogen Eveson
25.11.2010
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Cass Prize 2010: Mina Salimi of Chelsea College of Art & Design

The inaugural Cass Prize was awarded this week to the creator of these imposing yet elegant sculptures, Mina Salimi. It is the first time the prize of �10,000 has been awarded by Cass Art and Cass Sculpture Foundation, who have teamed up with University of the Arts London to find and buoy the talent emerging from Britain’s art schools.

23.11.2010
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The Other Side: collaborative exhibition
A collaborative exhibition, The Other Side brings together emerging London artists and designers to interpret different parts of a narrative. Over an one week period, these eight creatives will interact, in an immediate and fresh way, with the blank walls of the exhibition space. By the end, each artist’s work will be presented alongside the next, turning the individual into a collective.
Celeste Allen
23.11.2010
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Art of Nurture: an interview with 2010 winner Gaby Selby
The freedom that came with finishing an illustration degree at the University of the West of England gave Gaby Selby the time to create exceptional work for the Art of Nurture competition this year. Textured layers of charcoal and pencil, Gaby's print portrays the symbiotic relationship between cow and egret. His winning idea, visually representative of the long-term, friendly relationships between Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance and their clients, provided him with the exposure, and experience to kickstart his career as a professional practitioner.
Celeste Allen
17.11.2010
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Art of Nurture: Kevin Cameron 2010 finalist
The Art of Nurture competition is an opportunity for artists to not only win cash prizes, but also work with a commercial company Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, to create a campaign. One of the 2010 finalists of Art of Nurture, Kevin Cameron, joined winner Gaby Selby and third runner up Jayne Walsh in an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London. jotta talk to Cameron about his tactile approach, creating multi-layered works which aim to reach past the technology and ephemera of every day lives to remind us of "the value of physical touch and interaction."
Celeste Allen
17.11.2010
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Casey Reas: The Aesthetics of Concision and Emergence

For his guest edition of jotta.com, media guru John Maeda selects artist Casey Reas for interview, a maestro of graphic design and computer science. His work draws a bridge between these disparate fields. At the core of his creations is the phenomenon of emergence, each of his pieces builds on previous work and informs the next. jotta talks to Reas about Compendium 2004 - 2010, spanning a 7 year period these "pseudo-scientific" works "walk the line between synthetic and organic." And his forthcoming generative software mural to be projected on Frank Gehry's buidling at South Beach Miami.

 

Celeste Allen
16.11.2010
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Nicholas Felton: The Annual Report
This week jotta's venerable guest editor, creative guru John Maeda, has selected Nicholas Felton for his 'one to watch'. Some would call it obsessive, but since Felton started creating his work, info-graphics has become a revered design genre in itself. Exploring the intricacies of raw data, his Feltron Report is an elegant, meticulous visualisation of his daily existence. His visionary interpretations of technical information make up a compelling strategy to relay facts, and in turn, draw personal insight.
Celeste Allen
16.11.2010
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Away We Stay

jotta will be attending the premiere of this short film/super-stylised advertisment tonight- and reporting back with words from the director tomorrow.

15.11.2010
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Alicja Dobrucka: I like you, I like you a lot
Alicja Dobrucka's poignant portrayals of bereavement carry one through the phases of grief, forming communication where words are no longer enough. "I like you, I like you a lot" is an ongoing exploration of the physicality of death, one of 3 jotta artists chosen to exhibit in the London HQ of Wieden + Kennedy from Monday November 15th, jotta learns about about Alicja's search for presence in the absence.
Celeste Allen
15.11.2010
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In The Night We Trust: the making of Alessi's mysqueeze viral

Following our competition with mydeco and Alessi, which called for a cinematic counterpart to their new product, jotta went behind the scenes to look at the production of Mark Tintner?s mysqueeze advert. One of 4 winners, 29 year old writer/director Tintner orchestrated a super slick production on a shoestring budget. No spoilers!

Millie Ross
10.11.2010
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onedotzero guest edit jotta: weareseventeen

onedotzero exhibitors weareseventeen premier their animation Strange Arrangements this week at the adventures in motion festival at the BFI. Pulsating, slick and compelling, the vivid piece is, "based on a series of moving sculptures that take inspiration from the great surrealists. It's mechanical and at the same time organic." Here co-founder of the collective Stephen Simmonds tells jotta about these experimental projects and their work for established brands such as Toyota, BT Vision and Sky Arts.

 

Celeste Allen
08.11.2010
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In Conversation: onedotzero co- founder Shane Walter with Quayola

‘Digits are the new fingers? is a good phrase to start an article. Ten years into the 21st century and technology is advancing at such a rate it seems the human body is unable to keep up. onedotzero have been at the cutting edge of vanguard moving imagery since 1996, jotta caught up with co-founder Shane Walter and his long term collaborator Qualoya on the eve of ?adventures in motion festival? at the BFI.

George Vasey
08.11.2010
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onedotzero_cascade 2010: the final countdown

A week-long collaborative workshop, saw 40 innovative graduates divided into 4 teams, present ideas and documentation of a utopian future. Creative minds crossed 16 different disciplines in the four days preceding the final presentations. In a limited time, the emerging artists had to work through diverse disciplines, document ideas, and collectively agree on a creative approach to the future.

Celeste Allen
05.11.2010
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Creatives in Residence 2010: Architecture and Fine Art

As the deadline for next year’s Creatives in Residence looms nearer (Oct 31st people!), we find out what some of the lucky residents from 2010 have been up to.

Millie Ross
29.10.2010
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Kate Janes: Stagestruck

Recipient of the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship prize 2009, Kate Janes describes her evolving sculpture and performance work. From the earlier ‘Borrowpit’ to the most recent ‘Stagestruck’, Janes cleverly and artfully manipulates large and small spaces, temporality, and subjectivity versus objectivity.

Celeste Allen
29.10.2010
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Ilona Sagar: Her Chambre Bleue

London artist, Ilona Sagar, takes time out from her hectic first days at The Royal College Of Art Sculpture MA to present a choreographed troupe of 8 dancers and 4 actors at jotta’s In The Morouge Room at The Hospital Club. Exhibited widely across the UK, Sagar’s performances have been showcased in Wallis, Departure Gallery and The Barbican. Her practice explores a language of performance, film and assemblage that focuses on the intangible fragments of human relations.

Millie Ross
22.10.2010
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In Conversation: Brian Grimwood on the Art of Nurture

Brian Grimwood, founder of Central Illustration Agency (CIA) and judge of the Art of Nurture in 2009 tells jotta about his years as a freelancer and the path to developing his own signature style.

Brian Grimwood
22.10.2010
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Beck's Shape Your Music Experience

Another innovative approach to collaboration across the arts, Becks’ Shape Your Music Experience has already sent artists abseiling down billboards creating live art, teamed up with Phoenix on limited edition art labels for Beck?s bottles, and launched a search for a new band to support Phoenix in Berlin. And now Beck?s joins forces with jotta – we join the fun by creating a piece of artwork inspired by a track from play.com.

Celeste Allen
19.10.2010
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Joshua Bilton: Transpositions

Shortlisted for Saatchi’s New Sensations 2010, Royal College of Art graduate Joshua Bilton exhibits with Hal Silver in jotta’s latest exhibition, The Morouge Room at The Hospital Club. Bilton’s work considers the transformative nature of the image, combining nature and materiality his works ‘Transposition’ and ‘Post’, sees hierarchies questioned and opposing objects collide.

Cassie Vickers & Celeste Allen
19.10.2010
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Frieze Music: a talk with the curator

jotta steal five minutes from Frieze Music curator Sam Thorne, amidst the mayhem of Frieze week, to tell us about this branch of the mega art bonanza, which continues to open up Frieze Art Fair to ever expanding audiences. Thorne divulges the ideas behind their diverse choices for this year’s music programme – Hercules & Love Affair, Telepathe and Baby Dee performing in a church.

Sam Thorne
14.10.2010
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Transmission

Transmission is a collaborative exhibition by six University of Brighton photography students, and part of the 2010 Brighton Photo Fringe. It is mounted on the ground floor of a disused department store – the other levels host parts of the Biennial ? and adjoined to the local post office so that the odd call to ?cashier number three please? punctures the still of the gallery space.

Imogen Eveson
14.10.2010
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Frieze Week: Hints for Buying Emerging Art

Are you an avid art fan, yet slightly daunted by the prospect of making the leap into starting a collection? While all eyes are on London as the art market capital this week, jotta curator Ellie Greig offers some tips on discovering and supporting some of London’s most talented emerging artists. With that in mind, discovering the next Lucien Freud or Damien Hirst is not such a distant prospect.

Ellie Greig
11.10.2010
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Jarman Awards 2010 Winner: Emily Wardill

Shortlisted for the Jarman Awards 2009, Emily Wardill was a surprise shortlist artist again this year and last night triumphed at Whitechapel Gallery. Wardill’s film work frequently transposes formal and theoretical paradigms into incongruous, disarming contexts. Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007) translates vignettes from stained glass windows into a contemporary melodrama, at the same time as quoting supposedly canonical passages from art theory. While Game Keepers Without Game (2010), is a powerful feature length film based on Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca.

James Cahill
06.10.2010
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Frieze Week 2010: the jotta hit list

While Frieze Art Fair is undeniably the most eagerly anticipated international art event, drawing the art world’s attention to London for the month of October, it has also spawned countless satellite exhibitions and events from small independent to large galleries and institutions, ensuring they can catch a whiff of the tsunami of art action engulfing the city. This is where jotta curator Ellie Greig will be this week.

Ellie Greig
05.10.2010
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The Jarman Awards 2010: Ben Rivers

Four video artists have been shortlisted to win this prestigious prize ? a commission to make a 3-minute film to be broadcast on Channel 4 and �10,000 ? created in honour of Derek Jarman, visionary avant- garde filmmaker and one of the most esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th Century. jotta talk to the artists, Spartacus Chetwynd, Ben Rivers, Zineb Sedira and Emily Wardill, on the eve of the award?s ceremony at Whitechapel Gallery.

James Cahill
05.10.2010
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The Jarman Awards 2010: Spartacus Chetwynd & Zineb Sedira

Four video artists have been shortlisted to win this prestigious prize – a commission to make a 3-minute film to be broadcast on Channel 4 and �10,000 – created in honour of Derek Jarman, artist filmmaker, cult figure. jotta talk to all four shortlisted, Spartacus Chetwynd, Ben Rivers, Zineb Sedira and Emily Wardill, on the eve of the award’s ceremony at Whitechapel Gallery.

James Cahill
05.10.2010
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Viviane Sassen: Flamboya

One of the many surprising and unique voices within Martin Parr’s Brighton Photo Biennial, Dutch artist Viviane Sassen was already an acclaimed fashion photographer whose work appears regularly in the likes of French VOGUE, Purple, and i-D. In 2001 Sassen began regular trips to Africa, where she grew up as a doctor’s child. Her work there moved away from fashion and documentary and towards an ongoing body of collaborative portraits.

Millie Ross
01.10.2010
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London Fashion Week SS11: Christopher Raeburn

Fashion and the military have a long-standing relationship, despite being unlikely bedfellows, designers have taken inspiration from every area of the armed forces. London based Royal College of Art graduate Christopher Raeburn takes this influence and turns it on it?s head…we popped into his New Gen “sweatshop” at LFW, where his team where busy sewing hares from offcuts!

Centre For Sustainable Fashion
01.10.2010
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Guest Edition: Martin Parr on curating the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010

jotta could not wait to ask Martin Parr, internationally renowned documentary photographer and curator, where and how he discovered such an eclectic, both geographically and socially, range of photographers for the Brighton Photo Biennal. Here Parr provides some precious insight into scouting for new talent and his hottest discoveries in the Biennial, which opens tomorrow.

Millie Ross
30.09.2010
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Alejandro Chaskielberg: illumination and reflection

Buenos Aires born Chaskielberg established himself as a photo-journalist at the age of 18, garnering a reputation for his reportage on a range of social and political issues. Chaskielberg photographs by the light of the full moon (with just a ?kiss? of flash), asking his subjects to recreate their daytime activities in darkness, resulting in images that appear hyper-real, with almost psychedelic colouring. British audiences have a chance to see Chaskielberg’s striking work as he participates in the Brighton Photo Biennial on the invitation of Martin Parr.

George Vasey
30.09.2010
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Matthew Williamson: Backstage at London Fashion Week SS11

Michele Bonechi and Sinual Shapes production team went behind the scenes during preparation for Matthew Williamson’s London Fashion Week SS11 show for FTAPE. Staged at the vast and imposing Battersea Power Station, we hear from the show’s art director, make up artist, and the designer himself about his desert island inspiration.

Michele Bonechi
28.09.2010
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London Fashion Week SS11: Australian jewellers dazzle

We paid a flying visit to the London Fashion Week exhibition to check out some of the jewellery on display and the two stand outs both happened to be antipodean designers, who’s jewellery and sculptural accessories showed true innovation and sumptuous creativity.

Millie Ross
24.09.2010
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Marcus Kleinfeld: Totems of the real

“One should support the making of opinions,” says Marcus Kleinfeld. Marcus’ work, from his painting to sculpture and all between, strives to present the world to us under a piercing light, to pull away the veil from the structures of authority that delimit our thoughts and actions. These are pieces to be considered, discussed, deliberated upon and debated over.

Millie Ross
23.09.2010
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Tom Barnett: Imaginary landscapes of epic proportions
Here Tom Barnett, a fine artist represented by Hannah Barry Gallery, our guest editor for the week, takes us on an eloquent journey through his work. From his debut exhibition with Hannah Barry, which saw the artist perform in an astronaut suit, to his recent pilgrimage back to the landscape of his childhood in West Yorkshire, which has inspired his next series of paintings, Oxenhope.
Tom Barnett
23.09.2010
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In Conversation: Hannah Barry on founding her gallery

Hannah Barry Gallery was founded in January 2007, and now represents 25 young artists shoiwng up to 20 exhibitions both locally and internationally. Hannah Barry and Benjamin Eastham work together on the publications produced to accompany, promote or document their exhibitions. Artist liaison and curation is left up to Hannah and the rest of the team – Ross, Sven, Joe and Sarah. Hannah and Benjamin discuss the beginnings of the gallery and their inspirational collaborative achievements.

Benjamin Eastham and Hannah Barry
23.09.2010
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Who you know or what you know?

Dani Salvadori, Director of Enterprise & Innovation at Central Saint Martins, on the inspiration behind the Art on the Edge event.

Dani Salvadori
22.09.2010
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London Fashion Week SS11: Roksanda Ilincic Finale On | Off

The closing parade at Roksanda Ilinic saw a wave of glam float down the mirrored catwalk. Long elegant billowing maxi dresses in shiny silk, with head wraps – strongly evoking a 1970s relaxed elegance. 360Fashion reporters were there to film.

Anina
21.09.2010
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London Fashion Week SS11: An interview with Paul Costelloe

Day 1 of London Fashion Week our roving fashion filmer Klara Roglova managed to get 2 minutes with the ultimate fashion gent, Paul Costelloe, who after many years in the game still opened the week’s proceedings on Friday morning, and delighted with his playful, feminine collection- combining fru-fru cropped shapes with bomber and biker jackets for an edge of toughness.

Klara Roglova
21.09.2010
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London Fashion Week SS11: Backstage at Ashley Isham

Our winning reporters made their way backstage to interview the designer Ashley Isham, and grilled the standout fashionistas at Eley Kishimoto.

Klara Roglova
21.09.2010
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4by4: four curators / four shows / four publications / four weeks

An audacious series of shows for September in association with Neville Brody?s Anti Design Festival, Payne Shurvell brings us 4by4, video, sound, ready-mades, text, performance, interventions, ceramics and publications are all thrown together in this testing 4 week project, which won’t fail to arouse questions regarding our current suppositions around what design really is.

Cassie Vickers
20.09.2010
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Laur�ne Pijulet-Balmer: All Seeing Eye

Laurene Pijulet just graduated from an MA in Communication Design/Digital Media at Central Saint Martins and has already been gaining attention for her bold, retro-futurist animations and her magpie sensibilities that see her mixing up the disciplines. Busy with commissions from Nintendo DS, Zaza Fournier and a recent show as part of the Wolf & Badgers summer residency at Selfridges, jotta caught up with her as she preps for her appearance in the Anti-Design Festival.

George Vasey
17.09.2010
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And the winners of the jotta / 360Fashion video comp are.....

jotta and 360Fashion video competition has brought us two very talented documentary filmmakers, Michele Bonechi and Klara Roglova, who will be on the trot for the next 6 days capturing as much as they can of the circus that is London Fashion Week.

17.09.2010
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Top 10 things to see at the London Design Festival 2010

We break it down for you, from graphic design to outdoor large scale installations to craft and even food, jotta’s London Design Festival must see hit list.

Beth Pryor
16.09.2010
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Fashion Space Gallery: Fastnacht

Relaunching tonight just in time for London Fashion Week, the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion unveils their revived exhibition space. The gallery will present regular exhibitions of global fashion, design, photography and installation, starting with these haunting and at times humorous photographs from Axel Hoedt.

16.09.2010
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PopUp HOUSE

HOUSE creative collective have transformed an unused shop space in Soho into a dynamic exhibition hub for the duration of London Fashion Week and London Design Festival. Here they will host a plethora of events, from workshops and talks with guest speakers from D&AD, to a theatre night and a fashion show from Central Saint Martins fashion graduates.

16.09.2010
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amandine's posters on the drying rack
Studio Visit: emerge poster printing

We were keen to offer some genuine value to emerge exhibitors this year, and what could be more valuable at the time of graduation than a bit of real cash? The idea came up to incorporate a shop into the event where graduates could sell prints of the posters they’ve designed for the London Underground. Due to budget constraints, and in order to make it financially viable, we decided to print the posters ourselves.

14.09.2010
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Emerging: Ella Young
Ella Young, graphic designer, typographer and crime fiction enthusiast - a passion which rears it's head in her design practice via research, problem solving, and the thrill of the unknown. Ella graduated from Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University this year and has since sunk her teeth into several placements and competitions, including emerge 2010, which Ella will be exhibiting her work in from Thursday 16th. jotta found out more about Ella's penchant for papercutting and a speed brief.
Millie Ross
14.09.2010
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Emerging: Amandine Alessandra

A graduate of Fine Art at the University of Aix-en-Provence, Amandine began with video, but her itinerant sensibilities have since led her to explore choreography, installation, photography, and ultimately combine these disciplines with her main passion; typography. Having only established her practice as a freelance designer this January, she has swiftly acquired a range of clients from Optimus Kanguru to Selfridges. As part of the Emerge guest edition this week jotta caught up with Amandine during preparations for the exhibition.

George Vasey
13.09.2010
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emerge: a conversation with the founders

jotta manage to pin down emerge co-founders Jane Trustram and Holly McConnell, to find out how this duo manage to organise a graphic design festival in between full time work and completing their MA’s.

Millie Ross
13.09.2010
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Emerge: guest editors of jotta.com for London Design Festival

This week the fantastic duo behind emerge, Jane Trustram and Holly McConnell, will be guest editing jotta.com, starting from today. With features including interviews with exhibitors, a studio visit to see the exhibitors posters being printed, behind the scenes of the set up of the exhibition and coverage of BRIDGE – the workshops and seminars afternoon. So stay tuned.

13.09.2010
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Roland Kreiter and his mysqueeze

This is a story about a German industrial design student, Roland Kreiter. Roland entered 10 competitions last year and won just 1. But this winning design garnered him a placement in Philippe Stark’s team and his very own product, produced by none other than Alessi. His mysqueeze lemon squeezer, a beautiful streamlined object, is the subject of a video competition by mydeco and Alessi, who are looking for filmmakers to help create the identity. Read on to hear how it all began.

Millie Ross
10.09.2010
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Introducing jotta Mobile!

Download the best of jotta.com onto your phone now!
jotta have a created a mobile magazine app which can be viewed in your phone browser and downloaded onto your phone – for free!

08.09.2010
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Culture Clash: Tatton Park Biennial 2010, Cheshire

From mansion to maze, Matthew Miles discovers creativity, cheeky revisionism and the occasional blot on the landscape. Running ?til the end of September, Tatton Park Biennial sticks contemporary art into one of North West England?s most rarefied late-Georgian country estates.

Matthew Miles
08.09.2010
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In Conversation: the co-curators of Barmy Park

Barmy Park began as a madcap idea for an exhibition, and within two weeks had grown into a mini-arts festival, presenting art, poetry, performance and music from 33 artists. The whole thing started when curators Imogen O?Rorke and Nicole Wassall (graduates of Central St Martins MA fine art 2009) stumbled across the old Bethnal Green Library?

Imogen O?Rorke and Nicole Wassall
07.09.2010
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Noemie Goudal: Restoration

Since first exhibiting with jotta in February this year, Noemie Goudal, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Photography MA course at The Royal College Of Art, has aroused quite the frenzy of interest in the art world. Poised to exhibit in jotta’s forthcoming exhibition at The Hospital Club, Noemie unfolds the layers within her highly constructed narrative photography.

Millie Ross
07.09.2010
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The Chelsea Xpo Pavilion

Here is a story about a Speedo suit – itself a feat of design – rendered obsolete, and how 34 Interior and Spatial Design students came together to collaborate and create this incredible structure from 4000 swimsuits. Their tutor at Chelsea College of Art & Design, Cyril Shing, tells jotta how the students used open source 3D modelling software and old-fashioned sewing to reinvent this fabric.

Millie Ross
06.09.2010
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LAIR: a magazine of interiors and fashion

jotta visited this year’s graduate showcase for Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, an incubator for fashion innovators, aching to communicate ideas about fashion in new and imaginative ways. We plucked some of the best publications and their creators including Rachel Crowther, the talented photographer and art director behind LAIR.

Peig Meehan
01.09.2010
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In Conversation: Studio Downturn - salvation for the lost generation

Jimmy Merris is one half of curatorial duo Pat & Trevor. London College of Communication lecturers, they have curated at shows at Tate Modern, ICA and Whitechapel Gallery. Dan Szor is a freelance journalist and former art director of Super Super magazine. He is living inside Studio Downturn with Jimmy. Together they are collaborating on a careers manual for the lost generation. Here they meet, move in and discuss their one-on-one advice sessions.

Jimmy Merris
26.08.2010
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Studio Visit: Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones have been collaborating since 1998, creating inventive imagery marked by sparkling and fantastical uses of light – an enduring preoccupation. Renowned for pushing image manipulation to levels of hypervisuality, the duo have been dubbed “creative alchemists”, developing imagery for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Cartier, Nike, I-D, Visionaire, Numero and The New York Times. Which brings us to their latest collaboration, creating artwork, music video’s and ethereal light installations for UNKLE and this week’s Daydreaming With?James Lavelle exhibition at Haunch of Venison. jotta visited them in their east London Studio to find about their collaborative process and their creative impulse.

George Vasey
25.08.2010
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Daydreaming With...Jonas Burgert

Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert, he of the monumental, acidic paintings of the fantastic and nightmarish, met James Lavelle in Berlin last year. After seeing his Haunch of Venison exhibition, Lavelle visited Burgert’s studio to extend a personal invitation to create work for Daydreaming With. Burgert has amassed an impressive series of solo exhibitions since studying at the Universit�t der K�nste. He tells jotta of the “old nations” he depicts as a means to reflect the endless search for the spiritual, and the symbolism in his transformation of music to painting.

Millie Ross
23.08.2010
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In Conversation: James Lavelle and Ian Monroe

Mo’wax founder and UNKLE mastermind James Lavelle sits down with Ian Monroe, the Haunch of Venison artist creating a work for the forthcoming Daydreaming With… exhibition. Lavelle gave Monroe a track from the new UNKLE album to reimagine into one of his 3D geometric landscapes, pieced together, as we discover, in a similar style to Lavelle’s musical collages. Monroe and Lavelle discuss the prickly path of bringing musicians into a Mayfair gallery.

Millie Ross
23.08.2010
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jotta have two tickets to give away to UNKLE On Screen!

Read on to win tickets and see UNKLE music videos, including John Hillcoat’s video for new single ?The Answer?, as well as the feature film ?Odyssey in Rome?, directed by Alex Grazioli and scored by UNKLE, followed by Q&A with James Lavelle, Alex Grazioli and John Hillcoat (The Road)!

20.08.2010
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Daydreaming With? JAMES LAVELLE

Daydreaming with… sees James Lavelle and formidable host of artists take over Haunch of Venison for one weekend. Exploring the enduring marriage between music and art, James Lavelle has called on collaborators who have helped create his eclectic creative oeuvre to reinterpret songs from their new EP, ?The Answer?. Lavelle will also be guest editor of jotta for the duration of the exhibition, so stay tuned!

20.08.2010
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ArtBarter
Imagine a two week, all expenses paid trip to the South of France in exchange for a painting or some Spanish lessons for a sculpture, sounds unbelievable but such is the case at artbarter.co.uk.
Peig Meehan
19.08.2010
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Julie Rothhahn: Gastronomic Designs

Debutant food designer Julie Rothhahn sees food as the raw material for her art. She spends her time experimenting and exhibiting tantalising combinations of interactive, edible objects.

Tiffany Naylor
17.08.2010
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Textile Futures
When you are designated the title of the future generation, as most university graduates are, the one question that begs is exactly what is this future? The MA Textile Futures 2010 exhibition showcases the innovation, experimentation and frankly, mind-blowing work of the future.
Peig Meehan
13.08.2010
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Stuart Bailes: The Movement of Things
One of five artists exhibiting in the latest jotta exhibition, The Marquise Went Out At Five O'clock, Stuart Bailes tells jotta how closely his creation process aligns with the curatorial concept, inspired by the novel All The Kings Horses, and his exploration of representation as theatre, a staged set. "The book, much like my studio, is a stage in which something unfolds through chance."
Millie Ross
12.08.2010
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Hand Of The House

Winners of the jotta/Barbican Surreal competition Fay McCloskey and Jarryd Leader tell jotta about the immersive creation process of their surreal animation, an ode to the icons of surrealist cinema. Collaboration kismit ensued, with Fay’s set design skills and Jarryd’s animation and sound art expertise, and a rather nice result for them in a future film project.

Millie Ross
10.08.2010
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Daisuke Hiraiwa: Skin Of Spaces

Deftly crafting an impressionistic shoal of fish, come chandelier, from disposable cutlery; a transparent furniture world made from plastic bricks, or a stunning lamp shade composed from 12,500 toothpicks, designer Daisuke Hiraiwa transforms everyday objects into mesmerising pieces of design. This month he has created a bespoke edition for jotta at Beyond The Valley.

Millie Ross
05.08.2010
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Studio Visit: Harry Meadows

Harry Meadows once lived in his studio at 92 Whitepost Lane, back in 2004. ?92 has been here since the evolution of the Wick from squat heaven (or hell), to artists studios. Paul Noble is just across the way”, Meadows tells jotta, as we walk out onto a bridge that connects two buildings within the warehouse complex in Hackney Wick, the London suburb with highest concentration of artists in Europe.

Millie Ross
05.08.2010
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Katie Eary A/W 2010
Reap What They Sew: Crowd Funded Fashion

The fashion world has just become much more accessible with this cutting edge investment project, a collaboration between by London designer and Royal College of Art graduate Katie Eary and innovative online fashion portal Catwalk Genius. So if invitations for the front row of the show aren’t quite within your reach, you can at least own part of it.

Catherine Hewett
05.08.2010
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Emerging Art In Rude Health At Hackney Wicked

On the ?wrong side? of the Olympic Park blue fence, and hemmed in by a canal and a dual carriageway, the industrial warehouses of Hackney Wick might appear low on frills but they?re definitely high on art. The area is home or studio for many of London?s artists and, while the media fixates on the 2012 stadium beyond the fence, the third annual Hackney Wicked festival pulled focus to their creativity.

Matthew Miles
04.08.2010
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Self-Publishing: Online vs. Print

Circulating in the online publishing sphere, we were keen attendees at ‘Online vs Print’, a one-hour presentation and discussion drawing together experts in the field of print and online publishing and design strategies, chaired by Peter Kelly, assistant editor of Blueprint magazine.

Esther Bradley
03.08.2010
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Be Brave: Escapades International

Be Brave is a joint venture between Alex Hunting and fellow London College of Communication graduate Charlie Hocking. What began as a way of recording and sharing student experiences from the DPS year out in industry, evolved into an adventurous dialogue about bridging the gap between education and industry.

Millie Ross
03.08.2010
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Andrew Beedle: Hauntology
Andrew Beedle’s use of a range of mediums is as diverse as the work he produces. From experimenting with sound and recording to illustration and photography, Beedle, a recent exhibitor in the jotta Wieden + Kennedy exhibition Geometry Is Never Wrong, fillls us in on his appreciation for abstract narrative and a love for all things supernatural.
Peig Meehan
02.08.2010
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Open Gallery: Video Painting Prize

jotta art director Dan Price gives a typically frank appraisal of the work at this graduate awards exhibition of “video painting”, organised by Open Gallery and artist Hilary Lawson, and is then poignantly converted. Find out how.

Dan Price
29.07.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Entry 8

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Over a series of installments Lucy reveals to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
29.07.2010
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I DO AIR: Samuel John Weeks

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design is recognised the world around as an incubator of bright, young art and design stars. jotta visited the 2010 graduate show for Fashion Communication with Promotion, a course for fashion innovators who want to communicate ideas about fashion in new and imaginative ways. We plucked some of the best publications and their creators out for interviews.

Peig Meehan
27.07.2010
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Adam Thomas: Free Fall Series
jotta talk to each of the five artists about their contributions to the latest jotta exhibition, The Marquise Went out At Five O'clock. Adam Thomas gives his response to the use of the literary text Michele Bernstein’s All The King’s Horses, as a point of reference for curation and his use of narrative, documentation and ways of representing history.
Millie Ross
27.07.2010
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Barbican Surreal Competition: Winners Announced!

It took almost a week of decisions and discussion from the jotta and Barbican judging panel, and finally on Friday we informed collaborative duo Fay McCloskey and Jarryd Leader, and Camberwell graduate Valerie Driscoll, that their work would be exhibited in the Barbican Centre from today!

Millie Ross
26.07.2010
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James R Ford: Primera Disaster

Check out video footage of jotta member James R Ford, exhibitor in the current W+K exhibition Geometry Is Never Wrong, who after recently migrating back to his native New Zealand, invited an enthusiastic crowd to aid in the destruction of his cursed Nissan Primera, all in the name of art.

James R Ford
26.07.2010
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Just Your Type: Summer School Takes on Typography

This month marked the beginning of Fraser Muggeridge’s new venture, Typography Summer School. Set over two weeks at The Drawing Room in Hackney, the school welcomed designers with a keen interest in typography to come, learn and be immersed in all things ‘type’. jotta had Lucy Brown on the inside to feed back.

Lucy Brown
26.07.2010
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jotta video artists light up Latitude!

jotta selected 11 amazing moving image artists to create some mind-melting video works for Latitude and Big Chill festival. Latitude screened 20 minutes of these visuals on their spectacular wall of water last weekend. See some images of the display here and stay tuned for Big Chill! Who is going?

Millie Ross
22.07.2010
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Lazy Gramophone: Skeletons In The Closet

Co-founder of artists collective and printing press Lazy Gramophone, Philip Levine, tells jotta the story of LG’s inception and the loving creation process of their next handmade publication, Skeletons In The Closet, launching this Sunday in London.

Philip Levine
22.07.2010
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Everyday Delights

JJAM, a new curatorial collective founded by Curating Contemporary Design graduates Julia Jarvis and An Michiels, are looking for innovative designers working in any medium to redesign one of your most banal household objects. jotta spoke with co-founder An Michiels to find out about discovering Everyday Delights.

Peig Meehan
21.07.2010
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Eonnagata: McQueen designs for the stage
He may have been renowned for the spectacular drama he instilled in each of his fashion shows but surprisingly, only on one occasion did the late Lee Alexander McQueen create costumes for the theatre. Eonnagata, to be staged at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London this month, formed a collaborative synthesis of some of the creative world’s leading talents.
Imogen Eveson
21.07.2010
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James R Ford: Smash N Tag

His eclectic oeuvre spans the range of creative expression, his conceptual drive is as introspective as it is joyously collective. James R Ford joins jotta artists for the recent exhibition Geometry Is Never Wrong, and prepares for his next project, Smash N Tag, set to be a riotous addition to his portfolio.

Peig Meehan
20.07.2010
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Charlesworth Lewandowski & Mann: Museum
jotta talk to the artists about their contributions to the exhibition, The Marquise Went out At Five O'clock, their response to the use of a literary text Michele Bernstein’s All The King’s Horses, as a point of reference for curatorial concept and their use of narrative, documentation and ways of representing.
Millie Ross
14.07.2010
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Studio Visit: United Visual Artists

Each of United Visual Artists’ (UVA) large-scale light installations translates into a powerful social experience that turns the audience into collaborators. With Prada, Nokia, Jay Zee and Battles gracing their CV, jotta popped in to their South London studio to find out about their latest experiment, Chorus, an immersive kinetic light and sound piece, where each light pendulum emits its own unique musical score.

Catherine Hewett
13.07.2010
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Music Without Sound: jotta curate live visuals across festivals this summer

jotta have teamed up with Fallon Film to produce visuals for an amazing nocturnal installation at two of the summer’s biggest festivals, Latitude and Big Chill.

Dan Price
12.07.2010
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Edel Assanti: The Definitive Private View Map

Wednesday July 14 jotta open a group exhibition at Edel Assanti, Victoria’s new contemporary art project space. However, jotta and contributing artists will not be alone in this celebratory private viewing. Edel Assanti will house 4 galleries and platforms for contemporary art on this night. Here we provide a useful aid to the evening’s multifaceted events for the adventurous art observer.

Millie Ross
09.07.2010
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In The Room: Central Saint Martins MA Auction

Brush up on your auction lingo as tomorrow Central Saint Martins Fine Art MA are having their annual auction to raise funds for the MA September show. With works going under the hammer from MA fine art students as well as big external names, such as Yinka Shonibare and sculptor Phyllida Barlow.

Millie Ross
08.07.2010
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CHORUS: UVA's light fantastic in action

jotta attended the opening of United Visual Artists latest public light spectacular, which takes residence in the dark and spooky boiler room of the Wapping Project (a former water station in east London). A collaboration with Opera North and Mira Calix, the installation is an immersive, mesmerising and unexpectedly beautiful kinetic performance. Watch the video here.

Millie Ross
07.07.2010
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JocJonJosch collective (BBC.co.uk)
JocJonJosch: Strings Attached

Creative wunderkind trio JocJonJosch (Joc Marchington, Jonathan Brantschen, and Joschi Herczeg) use their backgrounds in photography, moving image, performance and art history to take a physical approach to collaboration. Performing recently at the ICA, another recent show saw them literally sewing each other together in an interpretation of the collective process. jotta find out how it felt to be sewn together for nine hours.

Catherine Hewett
07.07.2010
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Under New Management: Sassoon Gallery Re-opens

Re-launching an established gallery is no small feat, but if done well, a smash success. The Sassoon Gallery in Peckham will re-open its doors this week with a showcase of three Slade School artists and a refreshing concept. jotta spoke to Laura Vent, one third of Sassoon?s new management and curatorial team The Sisters Burn, with Sophie Vent and Jaimie Barker, about their collective drive.

Peig Meehan
07.07.2010
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Adrien Sauvage: This Is Not A Suit

The perfect suit is a much sought after wardrobe essential. No longer merely a symbol of the corporate world, the suit has taken on a life of its own. With his debut collection, menswear designer Adrien Sauvage finds with ‘Captains’ of industry, including Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, to find the individual in each suit.

Millie Ross
06.07.2010
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Cassette Playa: prophets of future fashion

In a field which constantly draws references from the past, London label Cassete Playa, collaborative design duo Carrie Mundane and Thomas Manat, are certainly blazing their way into the future. They tell us about their augmented reality fashion show and Nike collaboration.

The Creators Project
06.07.2010
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DIY Kyoto: Does being a designer mean being a marketer?

A bicycle which changes colour according to speed, a device which converts wasted emotions into energy and bottled scents of home for the homesick traveller. Otherworldly? Yes, and some the innovative products dreamt up at DIY Kyoto’s workshop at D&AD New Blood.

Calum Ross
05.07.2010
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jotta prize: Chelsea student Francis Brady wins!

jotta went along to the Chelsea Summer Show to view the fantastic shortlist of artists who had entered the Chelsea Student Awards in the hope of winning the jotta prize; an exhibition in jotta’s new online project space for contemporary art. We were suitably impressed by Francis Brady’s digital installation – a collection, verging on obsession, combining and his own stories and history to make a catalogue of data and digital travel.

Millie Ross
01.07.2010
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Into The Wilde: Arran Gregory

Monolithic sculptures of animals, heavily lacquered with slick, reflective and luxurious materials. Arran Gregory, Chelsea College of Art & Design graduate and one of six artists exhibiting in jotta’s Into The Wilde at The Trafalgar, tells us how his sculptures displace natural beauty with the aesthetics often desired by humans.

Millie Ross
01.07.2010
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Spin the Wheel of Collaborative Fortune!

We are having much fun with the jotta collaboration game show, We Vs Me, at Futurising. Come visit us tomorrow and attend the jotta talk on collaborative practice at 12.30. In the meantime, see pics here of the portraits and punters and exhibitors around us.

Millie Ross
30.06.2010
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Radical Friend: video interview with a radical duo

Radical Friend are Julia Grigorian and Kirby McClure. Based in Los Angeles, the filmmaking pair have created fantastically freaky music videos for the likes of Yeasayer and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Here they talk about their creative process, interactive art and their mind boggling website. Watch and scroll to win tickets to The Creators Project London.

The Creators Project
29.06.2010
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News of the Day: Designers Furniture

Functionality or aesthetics – what makes furniture appealing? Furniture is the foundation of any room -a chair, a desk – yet is often seen as merely something to sit on or something to write on. Two exhibitions open this weekend at The Russian Club in East London, which suggest the future of furniture lies in cross-disciplinary design.

Peig Meehan
25.06.2010
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Birch: One Year On

Designers James Allen and Elliot Hammer have been busy this year forming their studio, Birch. The duo met at school in Essex and went on to study graphic design and typography at the London College of Communication (LCC). During the course the creative spark between them was unmissable. One year on from graduation, jotta met up with Birch to hear about their progress, their practice and projects.

Lucy Brown
23.06.2010
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Aerial view of Westfield Stratford City
Studio East 2011: Are you sitting next to the "Next Big Thing"?

Studio East, a competition to celebrate East London creativity, kicked off this year by giving four young visionaries from the fields of Fashion, Product Design, Art, and Environment, a �10,000 commission to create work which will become part of the Westfield Stratford Centre. Nominate a creative and you could win dinner at the amazing Studio East Dining rooftop pop-up restaurant.

Catherine Hewett
23.06.2010
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Barbican Surreal Competition: submissions so far

We’ve had some fantastic artists submit work for the chance to exhibit at the Barbican Centre in July alongside the Surreal House exhibition. Keep them coming!

Millie Ross
17.06.2010
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jotta is changing!

Since launching in 2009, jotta continues to grow and create opportunities for collaboration with our community both online and offline, as part of this we have recently undergone an exciting redesign of jotta.com

Millie Ross
16.06.2010
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Past Winner Henrietta Ludgate (henriettaludgate.com)
Make It Last: Ethical Fashion Forum

Ethical Fashion Forum for their efforts in making the industry better able to go about its business in a sustainable way. If you?re a womenswear designer in business for less than 3 years, check out the opportunities they?re offering for exposure through their competitions.

Catherine Hewett
10.06.2010
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Maayke Schurer: Abstract Climates

Kinetic landscapes of beautifully phased movements of weather: Maayke Shurer’s video work manipulates layers of aquaria, in which wool and fabric float and spiral, merged together by the camera into a 2D composition. The realism of the work is impressive; as Maayke describes, a background in biology has endowed her with a powerful environmental edge.

Barnaby Tidman
10.06.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Entry 7

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Over a series of installments Lucy reveals to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
08.06.2010
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Space In Between

The recession has been tough across the board, but some individuals have used the downturn to their advantage. With the number of disused spaces proliferating, from Space Station at Brixton market to Edel Assanti in Victoria, these freed up spaces make the perfect home for fledgling artists and curators, and councils seem happy to oblige in the name of cultural regeneration. jotta talk to curatorial collective Space In Between, who have put this situation to excellent use in London.

Natasha Hoare
08.06.2010
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Surreal Competition: Win an exhibition at The Barbican!

In a new collaborative competition, jotta team up with the Barbican to invite the jotta community to create an original Surrealist artwork with the chance to be exhibited during The Surreal House season at the Barbican Centre.

Millie Ross
07.06.2010
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The Surreal House: Forthcoming Art and Film at the Barbican

Dreamy summer nights are ahead at the Barbican, with a series of films to compliment the Barbican Art Gallery?s new exhibition ‘The Surreal House’. Built around director Luis Bu�uel’s classic surrealist features ‘L‘�ge d’or’ and ‘Un Chien Andalou’, the film season spans a century of film, while the exhibition will take Surrealism’s heavy weights in all forms, from Dali to architecture and film.

Lucile Dupraz
07.06.2010
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Into the Wilde: Maria Fernanda Barrero

Artist Maria Fernanda Barrero is in the midst of creating an intricate paper swarm of butterflies for the jotta exhibition Into the Wilde. Here she tells us about her home in Mexico, her thoughts on beauty as a way to experience to the world, and what she has planned for the future.

Catherine Hewett
02.06.2010
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Fashion156.com
Blog Round Up

Our favourite blogs include a New Yorker’s photography escapades, a Londoners knitting obsession, an incisive online fashion magazine, and an anonymous art reporter. Each of these sites brings something refreshing to the blogosphere and are definitely worth adding to your list of daily visits.

Catherine Hewett
02.06.2010
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FeatBA: Bringing New Buenos Aries Art To the World

Buenos Aires, Argentina is a rising force in the urban arts scene. From the rougher neighbourhoods to the coolest boutique-lined streets, inspiring designs cover the city walls, audio-visual expos illuminate bars and small galleries showcase new talent. This is where new image and sound agency, FeatBA, steps in.

Katie Hobson
27.05.2010
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Fashionably Curious
Fashionably Curious

A contemporary fashion exhibition set within a Victorian town house, Fashionably Curious celebrates the influence of Central Saint Martins alumni and London style in a wonderfully off-kilter way.

Imogen Eveson
25.05.2010
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Into the Wilde: David A Smith

David A Smith is an artist in demand. Selected for the Catlin Art Prize and showing at two more exhibitions this month, jotta?s own ?Into the Wilde? included, his dark and totemic work is rapidly gaining him a number of fans, not least collectors Cathy Wills and Robert Devereux. jotta catches up with him amidst the whirlwind?

Natasha Hoare
24.05.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Entry 6

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Over a series of installments Lucy reveals to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
17.05.2010
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Words Are Unnecessary by Abigail Box
Into the Wilde: Abigail Box

Camberwell College of Art graduate Abigail Box talks to jotta about showcasing her work in the upcoming jotta exhibition Into the Wilde. Her vivid paintings use neon hues, accentuating the bizarre placement of wild animals among modern interior settings, “a conscious decision for my paintings to be an escape from real life rather than be about it.”

Catherine Hewett
17.05.2010
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Michal Tarka: Putting some heart into it

Michal Tarka is an illustrator living in the small Polish city of Radom. After studying Fashion and Design at Politechnika Radomska, Michal went on to join a “Collective of Cultural Initiative”, Metamateria, which “fights the boredom of life in Radom” with monthly exhibitions. His work is fed by his passion for fashion, detailing and feminine beauty.

Nicky Ruisch
13.05.2010
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Life After Art School: Three Catlin Prize-nominated Artists in Conversation

Each of these Catlin Prize-nominated artists graduated from a fine art course last year ? Sonny Sanjay Vadgama and Adam Dix at the University of the Arts, London, and Alexander Allan at Edinburgh College of Art. What experiences have they been through since?

Lucile Dupraz
13.05.2010
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Sonny Sanjay Vadgama

Just days before its grand opening, the Hilton Hotel in Beirut saw Christian and Muslim militiamen fight room-to-room for control of the building. 34 years on, these events in Lebanon’s Civil War are the basis of one of this year’s most talked-about UK graduate artworks. Sonny Sanjay Vadgama talks to jotta in the lead up to ‘Eye for an Eye’ showing at the Catlin Prize this week.

Lucile Dupraz
10.05.2010
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Ctrl. Alt. Shift's Dear Diary: available on jotta Shop now.

Limited Edition Journal with cover illustrations by Alexa Chung and extracts by diarists including Courtney Love, Dan Eldon, Richard Herring, Anais Nin, Bashy and teenagers from Kenya available now from jotta shop!

Millie Ross
10.05.2010
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Studio Visit: Lightning & Kinglyface

“What happens on set stays on set!” So declare Lightning & Kinglyface, set designers Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh. Together they create structures, props and immersive environments inspired by “tales, but not in a twee way”. The duo invited jotta to visit their studio to discuss what happens on, and off, set.

Lucile Dupraz
29.04.2010
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Blogs Of The Moment

The weekly round up of jotta?s favourite blogs of the moment, these gems range feature art and design, from whimsical illustrations to DIY crafts. If you?re in search of new inspiration, or just have time to kill, be sure to check these out!

Catherine Hewett
27.04.2010
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David Allain and VV Brown: The City Of Abacus

Director David Allain and VV Brown met via a kismit coincidence, David emailed VV the very day VV’s label contacted his agent to discuss making her music video. Thus their creative partnership was born. About to launch their debut comic series, The City Of Abacus, for which jotta are creating sets, David tells us about their shared love of 8-bit games and animation.

Millie Ross
27.04.2010
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Blandine Bardeau: Flourescent Monkeys

Blandine Bardeau, fashion and jewellery designer, illustrator and monkey enthusiast, has installed a little world at Beyond The Valley. The Central Saint Martins fashion design graduate collaborated with sound artist, Loup aka Dale Berning, who wears her bespoke ‘Prologue Dress’. We visited during installation, jotta asked questions while Blandine painted.

Millie Ross
22.04.2010
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VV Brown and the City Of Abacus

Sassy singer and producer, VV Brown launches a comic book series, The City of Abacus, next month. With sets design by jotta, it brings together the creative talents of VV Brown, David Allain and comic illustrator Emma Price, also a jotta artist. V V sits down with jotta for five to tell us about this dark futuristic tale of corruption, rebellion and adventure.

Millie Ross
20.04.2010
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The Girls: An Appetite For Construction

jotta popped into Selfridges to visit “re- emerging” artist duo The Girls, who have taken up temporary residence in their bespoke editorial bunker, to talk about their surreal self portraiture, their homage to paper and self-publishing, and a competition for jotta members to get published in their forthcoming magazines.

Millie Ross
20.04.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown Entry 5

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Ezer blurs the line between design and art, exploring the anatomy of letters through an almost scientific approach. Over a series of installments Lucy reveals to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
19.04.2010
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Best of London: Richard Nicoll & Jonathan Saunders

Eleanor Weber unravels her two favourite collections of London’s Autumn/Winter 2010 offerings, which both used established forms yet subtly subverted them.

Eleanor Weber
15.04.2010
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Lou Marcellin: French Girls Are Go

Inspired by everyday life, Lou Marcellin manages to position the conventional in an unconventional way. Her work creates a new logic around the mechanics of multi-diciplinary practice, from photography to graphics to text and video. Lou tells jotta about her collective French Girls Go To The Barber Shop, their forthcoming magazine and her inclusion at The Photographers Gallery in May.

Nicky Ruisch
13.04.2010
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Joshua Datu: Icebergs and Dreamscapes
Joshua Datu, who once turned trash to art, has dumped the rubbish and turned to the computer to create a stunning series of digitally manipulated images. The Central Saint Martins student tells jotta about the spectrum of mediums he explores, from balloons to chalkboards to ink and paper.
Chelsea Pech
12.04.2010
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Stuart Patience

As the group exhibition ‘Landscape and Myth’ opens, illustrator Stuart Patience converses on the themes of pencil versus computer, scandinavian myths and the Hong Kong cityscape.

Lucile Dupraz
09.04.2010
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Nadia Bettega: Changing the Face of Human Rights
A culmination of artistic talent and social activism, Photographer Nadia Bottega, in partnership with the British Institute of Human Rights, presents portraits of sixty individuals involved in the crusade for Human Rights.  Activists, lawyers, artists, actors, women's groups, disabled people, gypsy groups, minority ethnic people and homeless people all stepped in front of Nadia’s lens. jotta caught up with Nadia before the opening to discuss her personal experiences in the campaign for Human Rights.
Chelsea Pech
09.04.2010
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Solenne Morigeaud: Smoke and Mirrors

Surface designer and jotta artist, Solenne Morigeaud's unique work is designed to 'blur and interact with our perceptions.'  Now, the French artist's perceptive collection of etched mirrors, glass and wallcoverings is showcasing for the first time at Salone Satellite in Milan.

Chelsea Pech
09.04.2010
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Madamesange

Back in the studio working on a decorative line and beautiful letterings, illustrator Madamesange (aka Helen Lang) is one of the twelve artists lending her talents to jotta’s forthcoming ‘Sprung’ exhibition.  Here, the Devon native tells jotta about the range of her work and her participation in a London-based graphic arts collective.

Millie Ross
30.03.2010
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Evelin Kasikov: Printed Matter
Designer Evelin Kasikov graduated in 2008 from the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. She combines traditional cross-stitch with graphic design and geometry to develop a unique hand-made printing process. Evelin showcases this technique this week in jotta’s spring exhibition, ‘Sprung’. Kasikov tells jotta about her analyical approach to craft, which results in striking CMYK creations.
Millie Ross
29.03.2010
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Olivia Sautreuil
Artist in residence at the silkscreen studio at Central Saint Martins, Olivia Sautreuil dreams of creating her own edible literature by printing a book with silkscreen on rice paper. While her latest work is not edible, it's a part of jotta’s ‘Sprung’ exhibition, a collection of 12 works in response to a Spring poem, opening this week. Sautreuil tells jotta about her experiments printing with chocolate and her hand-printed book of "Bestioles".
Chelsea Pech
26.03.2010
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Stop-frame Experiment

Graphic designer Lucy Brown’s stop-motion animation created during her placement with visionary typography and graphic designer Oded Ezer.

Lucy Brown
24.03.2010
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Stephanie Carleklev
German designer Stephanie Carleklev’s work has taken her across the globe; studying design in Sweden, working for an architecture project in Arizona to painting a mural for a Brussels hotel. The multidisciplinary artist's latest project see's her exhibiting with jotta in the forthcoming ‘Sprung’ exhibition.
Chelsea Pech
24.03.2010
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Bring The Noise!

This was not any Sunday at Tate Britain. For two consecutive weekends, the museum hosted the event ‘Bring The Noise!’, for which young British creatives responded through a variety of unlikely mediums (hairdressing, comedy, storytelling) to works by Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili, up now at Tate Britain.

Lucile Dupraz
23.03.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Entry 4

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Ezer blurs the line between design and art, exploring the anatomy of letters through an almost scientific approach. Over a series of installments Lucy reveals to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
23.03.2010
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Soolyn Jeong: Non-Verbal Communication
Graphic designer and illustrator Soolyn Jeong’s recent work expresses communication through the infiniate number of movements the human body utters. Soolyn took time out from limbs n things to create a graphic response to a poem for jotta’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Sprung’.  Here, the Camberwell College of Arts graduate tells jotta about her fascination with the human body and it's language.
Chelsea Pech and Millie Ross
22.03.2010
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A Piece of Lisa

Swedish graphic designer and illustrator Lisa Edoff’s body of work is just as versatile as her style. She has been awarded several prizes in the five years since she moved to London to study design at London College of Communication. Graduating in 2009 she is juggling children’s book illustration and a plethora of projects – Lisa’s secret to staying inspired.

Nicky Ruisch
22.03.2010
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Bojana Jevic: Young at heart

Bojana Jevic is a fashion designer disseminating a playful feel throughout her diverse body of work, created since her studies completed at The University of Belgrade. From jewellery made of felt and recycled buttons to voluminous dresses, the free-spirited designer takes us on a tour of her childhood-inspired projects.

Lucile Dupraz
22.03.2010
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Rob Jones

You may have crossed paths with illustrator Rob Jones at your local zine fair, soon you can check out his work in jotta’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Sprung’. Rob will showcase his visual response to a Barry MacSweeney Spring-inspired poem, along with eleven other specially selected jotta artists. Here, Rob tells jotta about his work as one half of the publishing and distribution collective, Wolf Wind, as well as the unique inspirations behind his own work.

Chelsea Pech
18.03.2010
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Hampus Berggren: A Good Collection Is A Love Story

Lina Ekstrand’s fashion illustrations are currently on show as part of jotta’s Future Form exhibition at the Trafalgar Hotel. To source inspiration for her dynamic drawings, Ekstrand looked to fellow Swede Hampus Berggren, a Central Saint Martins student and fashion designer whose recent collection follows his “love story between good tailoring and experimentation”.

Lucile Dupraz
18.03.2010
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Kit Poulson

Kit Poulson uses site-specific installation, text, sound and live performance techniques to explore the colliding themes of perception and memory. With exhibitions in Cincinnati, London, and a Wheatley Fellow artist-in-residence at Birmingham under his belt, Kit talks to jotta about his aspirations and getting bottled off stage.

Calum Ross
17.03.2010
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A Certain Kind of Retail Therapy: DesignMarketo

London-based designers Jerome Rigaud and Alexandre Bettler recently brought to life their vision for a collaboration-focused e-retail experience. Practical yet inspiringly candid, the French/Swiss duo sells books, clothes and shelves amongst other things. As Design Marketo turns one-year-old, its creators continue their self-assigned mission of “emptying designers? stock for your pleasure” – and for theirs.

Lucile Dupraz
15.03.2010
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Govinda Sah

Govinda Sah's captivating cloud themed paintings are on display now at jotta's Land Without a Map exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair.  The Nepalese artist embarked on a four-month, solo cycle tour in 2000, from east to west Nepal on an art campaign for peace.  Whilst visiting schools to increase awareness on the value of art, Govinda painted a collection of his own works throughout the journey. Here Govinda tells jotta about the metaphysical and religous aspect of his pieces and the role his heritage plays in his work.

Chelsea Pech
12.03.2010
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Stuart Bailes

Stuart Bailes talks travels, literature and popular science as 'Land Without A Map' opens to the public today. Visitors to this graduate showcase at the Affordable Art Fair will discover Stuart's new body of work, 'Of Walking In Ice'. Here the artist reflects on the discrepancies between true experiences and how they are ultimately perceived.

Lucile Dupraz
12.03.2010
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Julia Kubik
Julia Kubik's politically and environmentally driven ceramic work is on exhibit now in Land Without A Map, jotta's recent graduate showcase at the Affordable Art Fair.  Here Julia tells jotta the story of her discovery of the materials she uses in her stunning ceramic piece, 'The Singing Lark' - a representation of smoke through the use of ceramic pipe remnants found on the Thames foreshore. It currently hangs serenly over the centre of Land Without A Map.
Chelsea Pech
11.03.2010
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One To Watch: Matthew La Croix

London-based Chelsea College of Art graduate Matthew La Croix is showing his ruptured vista’s and textured- surface paintings in Land Without A Map, jotta’s graduate showcase at the Affordable Art Fair 2010. Matthew spoke to jotta about the imagery he sources for his works and the methods he uses in their aesthetic transformation, into “petrified archetypes in a state of collapse.”

Barnaby Tidman
10.03.2010
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Myles Painter
Camberwell College of Art graduate and Hannah Barry Gallery represented artist Myles Painter shows at jotta's Land Without A Map exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair this week. Myles' two sculptures are taking pride of place at the entrance of the fair in Battersea Park. Myles tells jotta about his inexplicable fascination with history, and the influence of Brutalist architecture on his scultpure and video works.
Barnaby Tidman
10.03.2010
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Sam Austen
Fine Artist Sam Austen will display his moving images at jotta's Land Without A Map exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair. The recent Chelsea graduate reveals to jotta his passion for film and fascination with the real and the imagined.
Chelsea Pech
09.03.2010
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Daniele Genadry
Slade School of Fine Art graduate Daniele Genadry is one of 18 artists selected to exhibit at jotta's Land Without A Map exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair this week. Having exhibited and travelled throughout Europe, Lebanon and USA, Daniele tells jotta about how her nomadic existence has played an important role in her print, collage and video works, where "the layering of media and images is the result of these experiences".??
Chelsea Pech
09.03.2010
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Susan Forsyth: Gold Gilded Stories
Sculptor Susan Forsyth will be showcasing her work this week at jotta's Land Without A Map - the recent graduate showcase at the Affordable Art Fair. The Jerwood Sculpture Prize finalist reveals how her love for the story-telling tradition has been passed down through family and is imbued in all her work, as well as the process behind her amazing large-scale gold-gilded sculptures.
Chelsea Pech
09.03.2010
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Christopher King

Camberwell College of Art Drawing graduate Christopher King’s background in drawing and electronics has informed his stunning, psychedelic video pieces, which use techniques from both 1960s experimental video art and the 1990s club scene. Christopher talks to jotta about his experimentation with sound and immersive art – more than just the push of a button.

Calum Ross
08.03.2010
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Red Balloon 86: Hana Vojackova

After seeing a news clip of a little boy running after a ball in the city of Prypiat, 2 miles from the Chernobyl nuclear station, jotta member and Central Saint Martins Photography graduate Hana Vojackova found a way into the city that was shattered by the explosion in the fourth reactor. As her haunting series of photographs are unveiled this week in a solo exhibition, Hana tells jotta about her experience being smuggled into the zone.

Millie Ross
08.03.2010
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Amy Griffin
Amy Griffin is one of the 18 recent graduates jotta selected to exhibit work in the forthcoming Land Without A Map showcase at the Affordable Arts Fair. Here the Chelsea College of Art and Design graduate discusses with jotta the significance of memory and distance in her work, and how her own childhood memories are reflected in her paintings.
Chelsea Pech
05.03.2010
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Elementary My Dear Wattson

The smart meter designed by three Royal College of Art graduates, aka DIY Kyoto, has confirmed its success as a functional energy and money saving device. With the deadline for entries of designs for the next Wattson looming, jotta spoke to Interactive Designer Greta Corke about the integral role that the user plays in the life of the Wattson, and the importance of prepping to sell your product.

Millie Ross
02.03.2010
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Jane Dalton

Jane Dalton is one of 18 artists jotta has selected to exhibit in the forthcoming recent graduate showcase at The Affordable Art Fair, entitled Land Without A Map. Here Jane reveals to us her fascination with Astronomy, Physics and Islamic geometry, and their influence on her meticulously marked large-scale drawings, which, often taking months to complete, become documents of time and space themselves.

Millie Ross and Chelsea Pech
01.03.2010
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A Design Diary From Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown, Entry 3

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Ezer blurs the line between design and art, exploring the anatomy of letters through an almost scientific approach. Over a series of installments Lucy will reveal to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
01.03.2010
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Fraser Muggeridge on Typography Summer School

A week-long programme of typographic study in London hosted by Fraser Muggeridge. With live projects, seminars and daily tutorials from practitioners including Sara De Bondt, Paul Elliman, Ken Garland, Jeff Knowles (Research Studios), David Pearson, Robert Sollis (Europa). Here Fraser Muggeridge tells jotta a bit more about the school and his background.

Millie Ross
26.02.2010
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Sweetworld

London is grey most days. Yet it is from studios situated in the heart of the ‘Big Smoke’ that Sweetworld have developed their signature brand of colourful animation. What then, inspires this joyously kaleidoscopic style?

Lucile Dupraz
25.02.2010
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Niall O?Brien: Good Rats

Photographer and Filmmaker Niall O?Brien made his solo debut this month with an exhibition of photography of London’s pierced and punked. Good Rats marks the first large exhibition of work from ?Superheroes? ? an ongoing project that has seen O?Brien living alongside, and observing the lives of, a group of young punks from South-West London over the last three years.

Millie Ross
25.02.2010
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Mark Peter Wright

Mark Peter Wright graduated from London College of Communication?s MA in Sound Arts in 2008 and went on to become 2009?s British Composer of the Year in Sonic Arts for his work A Quiet Reverie. Eleanor Weber talks to Mark about exploring sound as an environmental phenomenon, rendering what is supposedly soundless sonic through his examination of architecture and landscape.

Eleanor Weber
24.02.2010
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Augmented Fashion: A Reality

New York based photographer Will Davidson was commissioned by Dazed & Confused to create a fashion film which can now be viewed in Augmented Reality. Flashy gimmick or simply the way of the future? jotta spoke to the high fashion photographer about the making of his slasher-esque style flick, and sound designer Daniel Lea about the sonic side.

Millie Ross
22.02.2010
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A Fashion Foot Forward

As fashion week engulfs London, Sophie Atkinson manages to squeeze herself into Vanessa Denza?s jam-packed diary to talk to the renowned co-founder of Graduate Fashion Week.

Sophie Atkinson
19.02.2010
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Karen Grainger

Karen Grainger’s ‘Re: Landscape’ are a luminous series of photographic installations using subtle sculptural details. With landscape views obstructed and reflected by mirrors, this is the artist’s first solo show in the UK. See it this month at Viewfinder Gallery in London’s Greenwich.

Lucile Dupraz
17.02.2010
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Eunsuk Hur: Nomadic Wonderland

Is it a bird? Is it a dress? Is it a wall hanging? No, it’s Eunsuk Hur’s innovative modular textile designs. Environmentally sustainable and emotionally durable, this Design for Future Textiles Central Saint Martins graduate has exhibited her multifunctional designs in London, Milan and Tokyo and will soon be on display at The Trafalgar Hotel as part of jotta?s Future Form.

Calum Ross
16.02.2010
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James Nicholas

James Nicholas, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, creates humorously titled process-based performance projects which take in archaic urine trades, chewing paper, and George Bataille. He tells us about all this and more (including the misfortune of a curious cat in his current project).

Barnaby Tidman
15.02.2010
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McQueen

“He was, and remains, not so much an enfant terrible as an enfant sauvage, guarding against the loss of his own innocence. “ (Horyn, Ibid.) Alexander McQueen erupted onto the fashion stage in 1992 with his graduate show from Central Saint Martins MA. McQueen brought true creativity and avant garde experimentalism to the international catwalks. His death will no doubt cast a sombre shadow over the coming London Fashion Week.

Millie Ross
12.02.2010
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London Fashion Week: Back To School

Central Saint Martins has bred more than it?s fair share of today?s fashion luminaries. Phoebe Philo, Luella Bartley, Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane and Matthew Williamson have all spent blood, sweat and tears along it?s hallowed hallways. But how does the work these successful designers created while studying compare to the clothes they make now?

Helen Jennings
11.02.2010
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Students Walk For Climate Change

Students and staff from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges recently participated in three walks – one from each college – ending at the Southbank Centre where they set up a spontaneous exhibition as part of SHIFT, the festival of creativity about climate change.

Maddalena Dottori
11.02.2010
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Rita Parniczky

What if we could x-ray fabric? This is the burning question which drove textile designer Rita Parniczky to create her recent collection. Exposing the hidden layers and yarns in fabrics using innovative hand-weaving methods, she produces enchanting and iridescent textiles. Rita will be exhibiting her X-Ray Fabric Collection of textile pieces alongside paper and plastic cut-outs at the forthcoming jotta exhibition Future Form.

Calum Ross
10.02.2010
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Lucy Brown's Design Diary from Tel Aviv: Entry 2

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Ezer blurs the line between design and art, exploring the anatomy of letters through an almost scientific approach. Over a series of installments Lucy will reveal to us how ?the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.?

Lucy Brown
10.02.2010
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Mark Selby

2009 was a good year for Mark Selby – graduating from Wimbledon College of Art with a Sculpture MA, winning the prestigious Clifford Chance Award, he?s also exhibited his wooden prototypes extensively across the UK. Reinventing existing domestic objects and adapting their prescribed functions, Selby humorously highlights the dysfunctionality and destined failure behind the gadgets we hold so dear. jotta catch up with him before his next exhibition at Schwarz Gallery.

Heather Blair
08.02.2010
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Jonathon Ridge

Exploring emergence and disappearance through implied narratives and alluding landscapes, Jonathan’s eroding, abstract paintings truly capture your imagination. Having previously exhibited in Newcastle and London, Jonathan will be displaying his work at the forthcoming jotta exhibition, Future Form at The Trafalgar Hotel.

Calum Ross
05.02.2010
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Nobrow

An image is worth a thousand words, yet – children’s literature aside – picture books are quite rare to come by. Nobrow is a publishing company passionate about illustrated magazines. Its crafty releases sell as collectible works of art. Co-founders Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur join voices to answer jotta’s questions.

Lucile Dupraz
04.02.2010
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Immersion 2010

A 3 month part-time programme from University of the Arts London, delivered by Central Saint Martins Innovation, helps recent UK graduates ‘get ahead’ in the creative industries. ‘Immersion’ starts this month and there are places still available

Lucile Dupraz
04.02.2010
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Tatiana Handal

After spending many years training in performance arts in her native Bolivia, Tatiana Handal has applied her dramatic expertise to the art of jewellery design, creating theatrical and thought provoking pieces. Currently developing her next collection, Tatiana talks to jotta about her design philosophies.

Calum Ross
02.02.2010
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jotta go Beyond the Valley

jotta has teamed up with central London lifestyle store and gallery Beyond the Valley to sell a range of prints and wallpaper on jottaShop, writes Neilufahr Alimohamadi on her blog Cherie City.

Neily Alimohamadi
01.02.2010
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A Design Diary from Tel Aviv: Lucy Brown

Graphic designer Lucy Brown spent three months working under the tutelage of visionary typographer, graphic designer and design educator Oded Ezer. Ezer blurs the line between design and art, exploring the anatomy of letters through an almost scientific approach. Over a series of installments Lucy will reveal to us how “the many lessons he taught me are invaluable, and will stay with me for the rest of my career.”

Lucy Brown
01.02.2010
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Chris Ofili: This Is Your Life

As Tate Britain presents Ofili’s paintings, drawings and watercolours from the mid-90’s to today, and give jotta a special offer of �5 entry for under 26’s, we talk to Ofili’s schoolmates and tutors about his journey from the hallowed halls of Chelsea School of Art to those of it’s neighbour, the Tate Britain.

Barnaby Tidman and Millie Ross
27.01.2010
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Elephant, In The Room

It’s been a difficult time for the magazine industry in recent years, yet in these trying times, we’ve seen an abundance of new publications hit our shelves. jotta has been burying it’s nose in the latest art and visual culture magazine Elephant, a publication set to leave a mammoth sized footprint on the industry.

Calum Ross
22.01.2010
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Pretty Vacant- Phoenix of the Recession

The Sex Pistols sang that they were ‘pretty vacant’ and ‘out to lunch’- but the shops left empty by the recession are deserted for longer than a one-hour lunch break. Artists’ collective Pretty Vacant convert these spaces into art galleries, and use their jotta group to spread the word.

Barnaby Tidman
21.01.2010
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Luka Young

Luka Young’s timeless photography seems to contrast with the youth that her age would suggest. Enchanted by her silver sheets of imagination (we liked her snaps so much we borrowed one for our jotta Christmas card), we found out more from Luka about her pinhole perspectives, capturing memory and the death of the moment in photography.

Barnaby Tidman
18.01.2010
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Arts Council Cuts: A rough guide

As part of the proposed 2010 budget, a new plan was announced in December 2009 to merge the UK Film Council and the BFI. How detrimental are these plans to our arts and culture? And can a decrease in government funding really be prevented? In order to answer these questions I have set up a rough guide for those who, like me, were vague on the subject.

Lemma Shehadi
15.01.2010
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Olympic art: Art for art?s sake or pricy gimmicks?

Robert Pacitti, an art director from Suffolk, has just received �500,000 to create an installation. He will conduct a mass research project on the notion of ?home?. He will do this through a series of public events, such as a dinner of world cuisines set to feed 1000 people, which will be recorded in a feature film.

Lemma Shehadi
11.01.2010
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Coral Churchill

Central Saint Martins graduate Coral Churchill has been piling up the accolades since she graduated, exhibiting at the Yinka Shonibare Space, Royal Academy Summer exhibition and the London Art Fair. With her psychedelic digital metropolis’ now featured on the jottaShop, we find out more about the ideas that inform her work, from Darwinism to Superflat and Outsider art.

Holly Willats
11.01.2010
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London Short Film Festival: ILK

ILK is one of a selection of short films screening this Saturday at The Institute of Contemporary Arts for the London Short Film Festival (LSFF), within the alluring framework of Femme Fantastique. A young London actor who has appeared in four feature films, ILK is Mark Tintner’s directorial debut. He tells us about their Dogme style and lead femme Rebecca Calder, who is nominated for Best Actress at LSFF.

Millie Ross
05.01.2010
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Oleg Tolstoy

Oleg Tolstoy is a fine art portrait photographer and graduate of the LCC, and was selected to be Mick Jones’s (from the Clash) official photographer at just 17. Winner of a year’s paid internship at Photoshot, his photos have just been shown at the Werkstatt Gallery, Berlin, for the show ‘British Art Now’. jotta talked to Oleg to hear more.

Barnaby Tidman
30.12.2009
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Last Days Of The Decade

As the ?best of the decade? lists pile up across web world, we thought it fitting to take stock of jotta?s first year of existence, it?s been an eventful one. jotta launched in February this year with a small pop and a bang, and things have snowballed from there.

Millie Ross
21.12.2009
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Leah Clough

Hong Kong born artist, Leah Clough graduated from Wimbledon last year with an MA in Fine Art Drawing and now lives and works in London. As her extraordinary botanical inspired drawings stake a spot on the jottaShop, Leah tells us about traditional draughts-manship, flowers that look like insects and her work in the current exhibition, (N)Everland.

Holly Willats
18.12.2009
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Ania Szyskiewicz: Good Clothes For Bad People

Breaking the tired stereotype for ethical fashion, Ania Szyszkiewicz creates quality, ethical and contemporary textiles using high standard consumer waste and offcuts. Having completed her Good Clothes For Bad People collection earlier this year, Ania talks to jotta about her work and the issues surrounding Eco Fashion.

Calum Ross
17.12.2009
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Nathalie Guinamard

jotta member Nathalie Guinamard recently won a commission for the super-publisher Conde Nast via jotta’s Marketplace. Crossing the worlds of design and illustration, Nathalie Guinamard’s pieces cannily play with the physics of interior and exterior space. Already featured everywhere from The Times and Elle to postage stamps, Nathalie tells jotta about her creative success and her unique use of Tipp-ex…

Barnaby Tidman and Millie Ross
14.12.2009
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Christmas Goodies from the jotta Community

Christmas is upon us; you can hear it jingling just around the corner. jotta gave an open call to our members for inspiring, unique and affordable gifts- and were rewarded with this incredible bunch of gift ideas. Here we present an eye-popping selection of delightful treats for yourself or loved ones from jotta artists, designers, jewellers and photographers.

Barnaby Tidman
11.12.2009
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Kit Merritt

Kit Merritt presents us with autobiographies and a world of disenchanted femininity. A graduate of Wimbledon College of Art and graduated in 2007, Kit is one of the newest artists to join the jottaShop, where her work is currently on sale. jotta caught up with Kit to talk about how personal experiences have effected her work.

Holly Willats
09.12.2009
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AIRSIDE

jottaContemporary curates the brand new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Gatwick Airport. Combining the work of three jotta artists to create a vivid multi-disciplinary exhibition. jotta will be curating more spaces like this, placing the work of jotta members on walls of high flyers. Find out how you can take part.

Millie Ross
08.12.2009
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jottaShop

While that old saying ?Art for art?s sake? may feed our creative souls, it doesn?t exactly put food on the table. jottaShop endeavors to solve this artistic dilemma by enabling you, the artist or designer, to promote your work and snag potential buyers at the same time.

Holly Willats
08.12.2009
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Legendary

jotta teams up with The Hospital Club, the London members hub for the creative industries, on a competition to find the best emerging artist or designer, who will win the highly sought after real estate of the window of The Hospital Club for a month long exhibition.

Millie Ross
08.12.2009
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Earth: Art of a changing world

The second season of GSK Contemporary, which looks at climate change impact and shifting natural worlds, is co-curated by David Buckland, whose Cape Farewell takes artists and musicians to the arctic to witness the frontline of this impact. An impressive range of creators and thinkers have united for Earth in a grand portrayal of a shifting, morphing and uncontrollable planet.

Barnaby Tidman
08.12.2009
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Future Map Future Textiles: Elisa Strozyk

MA Design For Textile Futures graduate of Central Saint Martins, Elisa Strozyk was another designer chosen to represent the art stars of the future for this years Future Map 2009. We were transfixed by her Wooden textiles, which cleverly utilise wood offcuts pieced together on fabric to make a new, flexible and beautiful surface.

Millie Ross
03.12.2009
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Future Map Future Body Wear: Coei O

Selected by a panel of esteemed judges, including Frieze Art Fair founder, Matthew Slotover, to represent the future crop of art stars from University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins graduate Coei is one of six jewellery and textile designers among the 25 artists tipped for success.

Millie Ross
02.12.2009
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Cardboard Escapades

London-based stylist Lara Ferros began a career in men’s fashion styling, assisting the Fashion Editor of Another Magazine before she made the transition from men’s sartorial styling to still life and crafty creations. Lara kindly allowed jotta a behind the scenes peek at her latest still life story, not such a human disaster after all.

Millie Ross
01.12.2009
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Midnight Toastie

Midnight Toastie are four London-based designers, (two of whom are on team jotta!), who, in the pursuit of revealing unseen fantastical dimensions in the everyday, call attention to the machine that we look at daily, but which we never really consider as an object – the television. MT tell us about uncovering the hidden beauty in trivialities for their upcoming Paris exhibition.

Millie Ross
26.11.2009
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Paula Arntzen's Paper Universe

Secretly every artist wants to explore the unexplored. Product designer Paula Arntzen comes fairly close to this goal. With her colourful and lightweight paper installations she has managed to catch the eye of the public. jotta spoke with the young Netherlands based designer about her paper-fueled success since graduating.

Nicky Ruisch
25.11.2009
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Amber James

Creating products which outlast high street brands and reduce the levels of waste at all stages of production is the driving influence behind designer Amber James’ work. Mixing her formal design training with traditional handcraft techniques, she creates tactile products with contemporary aesthetics. Amber tells jotta about her aspirations for her label Bambooteak.

Calum Ross
23.11.2009
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Cherry Hurren

Drawing inspiration from Freudian theory and traditional craft, Cherry Hurren creates contemporary, three-dimensional interpretations of her fashion illustrations. Currently in the process of developing prototypes for next season, Cherry tells jotta about her recent collaboration with retail giants Harvey Nichols.

Calum Ross
23.11.2009
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The Posters Came From The Walls - WIN TICKETS

Depeche Mode have some of the most devoted fans in the world. Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller and music video director Nick Abrahams decided to document the unbridled fanaticism that the band from Basildon have induced in their devotees, from Dave Day in St Petersberg to families of Dave look-a-likes in Germany, they discovered some bizarre, and truly touching stories. Rather than a film about a band, this film is about human obsession and music’s ability to bind people, despite their surroundings.

Millie Ross
20.11.2009
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Fabrications Of Reality

Ying Wu, a 3rd year textiles student at Central Saint Martins, is one of the many talented Chinese students and graduates featured in this year’s new exposition of Chinese designers, CHEERS:) 2009. On the eve of Ying’s inclusion in the 100+ strong exhibition, we put a few questions to the weaver of animal forms and skeletal gardens.

Barnaby Tidman
19.11.2009
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Mark Nader: Second Rate Living

Still life; painting from life; Mark Nader, graduate of Central St Martins, instead paints from Second Life, the virtual online world. Having spent a year living in the virtual ‘planet’, Mark’s newest project brings back images in the form of fascinating landscapes; fluid portions of a ‘world’ that is created through organic growth but with inorganic, ‘non-existent’ materials.

Barnaby Tidman
19.11.2009
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Flies On The Wall

London is washed regularly with a flow of small-scale, music-orientated art, in the form of A6 flyers, DIY posters and internet designs. The pace of this discharge can often mean these works quickly disappear, soon replaced by others. The WallFly exhibition will be dipping into this creative jet and showcasing the boldest, strangest and finest flyer art from the capital’s best DIY music promoters.

Barnaby Tidman
19.11.2009
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Perfect Pitch

Jing Wu, a full-time designer based in London, is one of the many talented young Chinese artists and designers who’ll be at CHEERS:)2009, the new annual showcase of Chinese creatives in London. After seeing his fascinating works, which take music and ‘found’ sound to create multi-dimensional maps, jotta has a quick chat with the young man of the world.

Barnaby Tidman
17.11.2009
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Designs of Time

Haohao Huang works in the innovative world of ‘information design’. A graduate with an MA degree, Huang will exhibit in CHEERS:) 2009 on London’s South Bank. On show is his MA project, for which he conducted intensive historical research. We grabbed a few words from the modest and fascinating designer ahead of Thursday’s opening.

Barnaby Tidman
17.11.2009
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CApture: The Brief

Collaborate with jotta and University of the Arts London students to create a living, growing, interactive internet creature in the exquisite corpse tradition. Using online social media we will eventually create this creature’s internet presence.

Millie Ross
15.11.2009
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Jaime Antonio Leme Jr

Blurring the lines between theatrical and documentary photography, Jaime Antonio Leme Jr’s work portrays a diverse cross-section of society in vivid colour and high production. The S�o Paulo native relocated to London to do an MA in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths, and has since joined forces with fellow graduates to form a collective, bringing photography to the community in an exciting new way.

Calum Ross
13.11.2009
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Something To Write Home About

Central Saint Martins 2nd year design student Cong Xu came from Beijing, where she studied at the Communication University of China. One of the artists exhibiting in the upcoming CHEERS:)2009 exhibition of Chinese art and design, Cong Xu’s postcard books are handcrafted collection of half-written memories, an interactive and ongoing work to be completed by the receiver.

Millie Ross
12.11.2009
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CHEERS:) 2009

With over 100 artists exhibiting, Cheers:)2009 is the first London exhibition of Chinese art and design of its size. Spanning a host of mediums from 2D ? 4D, this mix of disciplines will see an overlapping of media and interaction across artists. An the exclusive media partner for the show, jotta caught five minutes with curator Elva White to find just how they brought it all together.

Millie Ross
12.11.2009
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Thelonius Monk: Music And Silence On The Stage

A theatre production about jazz great Thelonius Monk, Misterioso chronicles the time when the incomparable pianist became silent for the final seven years of his existence. Philomena Campus of Theatralia theatre company directed, starred and sang in the show, enlisting digital artists Sdna and stage design to evoke the art and the politics.

Barnaby Tidman
12.11.2009
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Nina Pettinato

Nina Pettinato has an astonishingly broad range of talents, creating painted works, drawings, and photographs; her paintings alone demonstrate an intriguing mixture of abstract, animal, and landscape-forms. Nina’s work will feature in NEU/NOW festival in Vilnius next week, she tells us about her ethereal photographic series Inkubation, shot in a rural area of Southern Germany.

Barnaby Tidman
11.11.2009
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CApture: Piece by Piece

Take part in jotta’s large-scale collaborative art project, Piece by Piece, and help to create a living, breathing, evolving multi-media internet creature. This Monday 16th we aim to make the largest collaborative project by University of the Arts London, as students from across all six colleges capture, create and promote a collaborative work.

Millie Ross
10.11.2009
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Chloe Albert Filter's The Filth

After completing Textiles Applied Print at Middlesex University, Chloe Albert did an MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins, where she immersed herself in exploring innovative uses of textiles. Her final project, Filter the Filth won the Apple Award for Digital Innovation and was presented at the Smart Textiles Salon in Belgium in September. We ask Chloe about attuning people to their invisible atmosphere.

Millie Ross
09.11.2009
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Nature hates emptiness

Following in the footsteps of Nobel Textiles, a marriage of Nobel prize winners to leading fashion and textile designers in 2008, this year NOBELini paired 30 Central Saint Martins designers with 30 scientists, who over 3 months competed for a prize of �2000 to create a design product that celebrates or communicates science. jotta spoke to highly commended entrants Marta Archanco and jotta member Solenne Morigaud about their piece, ?Nature Hates Emptiness?.

Millie Ross
09.11.2009
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Kiran Gobin

Having caught the eye of independent online fashion retailer ASOS, womenswear designer Kiran Gobin’s sci-fi influenced garments sold out within minutes after being included in their limited one-off line. Currently in the process of developing his own label, London College of Fashion graduate Gobin talks to jotta about work experience and his jedi chic collection.

Calum Ross
09.11.2009
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emerge: a retrospective

Last month saw the debut of emerge, the new graduate showcase at London Design Festival. Drawing hundreds of visitors and receiving some great feedback, emerge was a success, but what was it like to be an exhibitor?

Barbara Ward
05.11.2009
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Michael Antrobus

Product and furniture designer Michael Antrobus’ curatorial debut ‘Design Less Ordinary’ featured 30 new works from 11 London based product and furniture designers, including the internationally renowned designer Ryan Frank. Following his success at the Brick Lane Gallery, Michael chats to jotta about stationery, exhibiting and reconsidering the familiar.

Calum Ross
04.11.2009
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Annabel Johnson

Ceramicist Annabel Johnson graduated from Central Saint Martins with her collection The Chewing Gum Floors, a set of nostalgic pots featuring her parents photographs from the 1960’s, and has since had the Evening Standard comparing her to Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry. From her Leigh on Sea studio, Annabel took time out from preparing for her next exhibition at the Bedlam Gallery to tell jotta about her penchant for the past and coping with supply and demand.

Calum Ross
03.11.2009
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Writing It Like It Is
After a day behind the scenes, Lindsey Kinsella caught up with Kevin Sampson, author of the cult novel Awaydays, who's next book, Powder is currently going celluloid. While Awaydays was a realistic look at the cult of the football casual, Powder takes a slice out of the music business, more familiar territory for writer, executive producer and Merseyside native, Sampson.
Lindsey Kinsella
02.11.2009
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Bang Boom Pow!

An exhibition for the launch of a new comic Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, brings together an eclectic mix of politicized comic and graphic novel work which aims to engage a new generation of activists through the medium of popular culture.

Millie Ross
30.10.2009
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Patrick Milsom

Patrick Milsom creates images of mysterious ritual, painstakingly drawn with thousands of individual lines. This factory-like method of penmanship has left Patrick with a case of ?climbers muscle? in his drawing hand; a strange mutation not unlike the magnetic atmosphere of his work, where dancing ?forms? wear rabbit-like masks.

Barnaby Tidman
26.10.2009
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A Day On Set: Powder

jotta Awaydays competition winner Lindsey Kinsella visited the set of Kevin Sampson's next film, Powder, another cracking style infused story about the messy world of rock n roll – and in particular the fictional band The Grams. Lindsey gives us her backstage adventure with exclusive images from the filming in Liverpool. Quiet on set, lights, camera, action...

Lindsey Kinsella
26.10.2009
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Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee

jotta caught up with animator, Bill Edwards aka CHROMEbaby, who worked with Shane Meadows on his latest film, a low budget five-day gonzo affair, which follows the mocku life of Le Donk (played by Paddy Considine), a roadie dabbling at the margins of the music industry.

Millie Ross
23.10.2009
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Digging The Digital Future

The four-month digital art and design contest, Digital Artists 2009, saw almost 2500 people from around the world enter the 13 categories on offer. With categories ranging from Animation to 3D Illustration and Character Design to Ethical Design, two awards being for Intel Stars of Tomorrow artists were given to two bright young things.

Millie Ross
21.10.2009
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Environmental Filmmaking: Can Cinema Ever Truly Be Green?

Big budgets, extravagant sets and demanding film stars- the film shoot can be a very wasteful place. A talk forming part of the BFI’s London Film Festival explored the ways in which cinema and television production is becoming more sustainable.

Barnaby Tidman
20.10.2009
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Win Tickets To All Tomorrow's Parties Film & Les Savy Fav

In the tradition of the innovative cult music festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties debut documentary film is a culmination of multiple viewpoints- a kaleidoscopic bricolage of footage shot by over two hundred filmmakers, fans and musicians from past festivals. Read on to win ticket’s to the London film screening and Les Savy Fav concert next week!

Millie Ross
20.10.2009
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This Is Why We Meet Phase 2: Reunification

Since the success of their 6 week experiment into collaborative practise, Pat and Trevor, the brains behind This Is Why We Meet, decided to take the teams and ideas and unleash them on a new exciting space – opening tonight!

Millie Ross
19.10.2009
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Sophie Turner

Reconstructing memories and events using installation, film, photography, sculpture and craft, London artist Sophie Turner creates intriguing windows into the past, in an attempt to “hermetically seal memory in.” Her work ?And Unto Death We Shall Return? is a part of jotta?s group show, Memory Evaporate, up now at the Trafalgar Hotel.

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams
19.10.2009
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The Museum of Everything

Tonight The Museum of Everything unveils it’s myriad of corridors – a 10,000 sft space opposite Frieze Art Fair, filled with an extensive collection of art unseen by the mainstream, created by people, some now deceased, some anonymously, most teetering on the fringes of society. Call it self-taught, outsider, mediumistic, folk or visionary art, put simply – it’s mind blowing stuff.

Millie Ross
14.10.2009
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A Distance Between

A contemporary photographic dialogue between two groups of MA photography students in London and Paris who are reflecting on the construction of European identity through photography.

Millie Ross
12.10.2009
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Jeff Coombs Project

Manchester Metropolitan University student and curator Sophie Coombs, under the moniker of Jeff Coombs Projects, utilises empty retail and office spaces around Manchester, encouragng site-specific work from artists and in turn creating a new found aesthetic inspired by Manchester?s creative community. We ask her about co-curating the recent jotta show Space Within.

Millie Ross
12.10.2009
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UAL Takes On LFW

SHOWstudio’s design competition, judged by some of the most influential faces in fashion including SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight, saw winner Sharen Kaur and the creative team behind her shoot get mainline entry to the heart of London Fashion Week at Somerset House.

Caroline Abbotts
05.10.2009
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Robert West

Abstract painter Robert West tells jotta that he has broadened his oeuvre to include representational work, so that ?inconsistency in style as principle of style? has became central to his practice. Through testing his abilities and collaborating with Midlands and London based art groups, Robert’s prolific body of work continues to expand. jotta is watching.

Millie Findlay
02.10.2009
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Cecile Emmanuelle Borra: Kaleidescope

Former fashion stylist and recent Goldsmiths graduate Cecile Emmanuelle Borra recently took her sensuous and somewhat risque video work to the walls of uber trendy Mayfair dining spot Sketch, where, in between bites, diners could marvel at the kaleidoscopic manipulation of images of male genitalia as they appeared to be bloom and fade like flowers.

Millie Ross
02.10.2009
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Sarah Mower: Fashion Journalism's Online Doyenne

Over a year ago Eleanor Weber was lauding Suzy Menkes and Hilary Alexander as two of the best fashion writers around. Three seasons later, her hat remains resolutely off to those two ladies and now she acknowledges another, equally amazing, writer who sits very comfortably in the company of Menkes and Alexander.

Eleanor Weber
30.09.2009
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jottaLab does the London Design Festival

The team from jottaLab took the morning to explore some of the smaller independent graphic design exhibitions in and around the eastern design district as part of the London Design Festival 2009.

Jane Trustram
28.09.2009
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LFW Highlights From Liberty's

?Eleanor Robinson, buyer for womenswear and lingerie? at Liberty’s, London’s iconic and seminally-stylish boutique department store, took some time out from her hectic London Fashion week schedule to give jotta the inside scoop on some of her LFW highlights and top tips for emerging designers.

Millie Ross
22.09.2009
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The Red Light Art District

Times are changing,and with them the famous Red light district in Amsterdam. The sex industry is moving out and the artists are moving in, as a selected group of artists transform former brothels into studios for a year of research and practice. jotta went along to Red A.I.R. to talk to some of the artists and the curator about the project.

Nicky Ruisch
22.09.2009
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Dev Hynes Comic Book Hero

Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion is one of the judges for the Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption competition, alongside Oscar-nominated director Marjene Satrapi and singer V V Brown. Enter your comic work for the chance to create a visual adaptation of a story penned by Hynes. He gives jotta the inside scoop on his comic book alter ego here.

Millie Ross
21.09.2009
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Susanne Guldager

While each of her collections begins it’s inception in her self-created conceptual playground, Danish womenswear designer Susanne Guldager, tells us the flipside of forming an independent label and the challenges of having the final say in a business.

Nicky Ruisch
15.09.2009
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Lina Ekstrand

Currently based in Sweden and Berlin, Lina Ekstrand brings her elegant, ethereal illustration style to everything from fashion spreads and vintage stores, to publishing and advertisements. Combining her love of freehand drawing with conceptual and creative thinking, Lina produces powerful, feminine designs that form a lasting impression.

Emily Marsh
14.09.2009
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Henriette Lofstrom

London based jewellery designer Henriette Lofstrom’s latest collection, Jurassic, is made up of black stainless steel triangles linked into a mirage of multiple dark pyramids, referencing the reptile species protective skins, creating a surreal contemporary take on medieval armour.

Millie Ross
14.09.2009
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White Trumpet
White Trumpet are Julie Rouzioux and Reno Inchenko. She is a super chic French interior designer come intellectual with an MA in fashion history, extensive knowledge of art history and architecture. He is a multi-talented, self-confessed music geek with a penchant for fashion design and an HMD in pattern cutting and garment construction (knowledge that appears extremely useful in the highly technical designs).
Tanya Szwarnowska
13.09.2009
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Stuart Pearson Wright

Kunskog, a collection of drawings personally selected by artist Stuart Pearson Wright celebrates the idiosyncrasies of taste, features works from an extended family of his friends, high profile artists such as Gillian Wearing, and diverse characters like Julian Barrat and Rolf Harris. Stuart Pearson Wright tells us about his rejection of portraiture, early love of drawing and his mum’s contribution to the show.

Millie Ross
11.09.2009
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Tom G Adriani

Through his illustrations, Tom G Adriani puts himself ‘inside the skin’ of characters varied and fantastical. His black humour and intricate explorations into human nature caught our eye, so we had a chat with him to find out what makes him tick.

Millie Findlay
10.09.2009
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onedotzero
jotta caught up with Shane Walter, Ceo/creative director/founder of onedotzero and their consultancy branch onedotzero industries, one the eve of the launch of their 2009 London festival to find out the how, when, what and why of their pioneering force in the field of digital culture and the international juggernaut of adventures in motion. Plus some valuable pearls of wisdom on how to get your work noticed.
Alexander Moss
09.09.2009
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The Quotidian Entries

If you find your inbox unexpectedly peppered with emails from a mayonnaise-munching, pi�ata-loving illustrator, you may be experiencing the weird and wonderful world of Olivia-Jane Ransley, author of The Quotidian Entries.

Emily Marsh
08.09.2009
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Through The Looking Glass
A saunter through the hustle of Oxford Street takes you on a journey of unexpected proportions. Immersed in a summer wonderland of foxes and foxgloves one minute, plunged to the depths of a nautical seascape the next. Flung back in time to fool with a jester and then projected up high to the Circus’ tightrope. No, we haven’t been at the hallucinogenics, but merely passed by Selfridges and caught a glimpse into the weird and wonderful art of window design. 
Imogen Eveson
06.09.2009
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Prose Studio

Having only formed in 2008, German designers Prose Studio are already making waves in European fashion, and now they are coming to London to launch a collection for the new EDIT season at Topshop, featuring signature pieces infused with whimsy and magic. jotta tracked down the duo behind Prose Studio, Miriam Lehle and Sabine Egler, to quiz them about all things Prose?

Millie Findlay
03.09.2009
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The Exchange Room

The brainchild of portrait painter Ian Bruce and entrepreneur Tom Daly, The Exchange Room is a pop up show featuring a collective group of artists taking the market into their own hands and rewriting the rules. You can’t buy it (read: afford it), then barter for it. And that they did: the show is made up of ‘exchanges’, all is explained in this Facebook chat.

Ian Bruce
02.09.2009
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Immersion

Fight that sickening feeling of dread following graduation with Immersion, a collaborative programme between University of the Arts London, Passport and Palmer Hamilton Partnership which aims to give graduates the skills they need to get their foot in the door of the creative industries.

Millie Findlay
01.09.2009
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Anna and The Witch's Bottle

A unique fusion of narrative, image and music, Anna and The Witch?s Bottle is a fairytale turned on its head, with echoes of Alice in Wonderland meets Aubrey Beardsley.

Millie Findlay
01.09.2009
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Oscar Hazell

Oscar Hazell?s photographs of people he loves caught our eye, upon further questioning we discovered the modern day Renaissance man has opened a cinema in Soho. Set in a disused language school, Video Basement has silent cinema screenings on the roof, accompanied by music, while the downstairs has been commandeered as a gallery.

Millie Findlay
01.09.2009
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Graham Carter's East Meets West

While jotta member Graham Carter has been one of the most sought after illustrators in the UK over the last ten years, as one of the founding members of Peepshow Collective, he’s now celebrated for his prolific repertoire of silkscreen prints, which explore childhood fantasy, the animal kingdom and now, a collision of eastern and western culture.

Millie Findlay
31.08.2009
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Face Off Part 2

Wimbledon College of Art interview Central Saint Martins in the final stage of This Is Why We Meet.

 

Millie Ross
28.08.2009
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SECRET CINEMA: Tell no one

Prepare to dive headfirst into a unique cinematic experience, where the film comes to life around you. Secret Cinema is going outdoors for its biggest screening ever- just don?t ask where.

Millie Findlay
27.08.2009
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South East in East

Hold onto your hats, the south Londoners are coming! Artist collective Off Modern introduce South London’s finest to East London during not just one night – but a whole week’s worth of music, arts and literature.

Millie Findlay
26.08.2009
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Night of the Living Drawn

Illustrator and cut-out creationist Logan was recently commissioned to illustrate, cut-out, paint and photograph a graphic adaption of George Romero’s cult horror film Night of The Living Dead. Logan reveals the hours of slicing ‘n’ dicing involved in the process of drawing out the living dead.

Millie Ross
25.08.2009
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Maureen Gubia and Eoin Ryan Join jottaBoutique

jotta presents two brand spanking new artists to the Boutique. Artists Maureen Gubia and Eoin Ryan make works to bewitch and beguile, drawing the viewer into their illusive imagined worlds.

Millie Findlay
25.08.2009
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Face Off

In the final week of THIS IS WHY WE MEET, jotta asked the last two teams in the 6 week series to interview each other, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design team and Wimbledon College of Art. Wimbledon’s seven steps to becoming a more personable person were a hit, they give retrospective responses while CSM respond from the thick of creation fever.

Millie Ross
25.08.2009
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Profile Me
We're dusting ourselves down here at jotta with a number of new design changes aimed at making jotta easier to use and, well, prettier. First up, your profile page.
ben james
20.08.2009
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The Ultimate Party Animal

A chameleon with retro-futuristic skin, Arran Gregory’s Grizzly Bear reflects it’s surroundings. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design’s Graphics and Communication degree with a his handcrafted pet in hand, Arran, skater, illustrator, sculptor and Slam City Skate t-shirt designer, exhibits his mirrored bear in DIY LONDON SEEN this week.

Millie Ross
18.08.2009
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Philip Li

Camberwell graduate and This Is Why We Meet player Philip Li fuses disciplines, materials and genres, including performance, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, fashion and new media. Known for his graduate of ceramic works for which he sought to develop new images for the traditional medium, creating a surprising series of fashion cross architectural sculpted ceramic armour.

Holly Willats
17.08.2009
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Get Involved

Since jotta launched earlier this year, we’ve worked with literally hundreds of people from the jotta community on exhibitions, workshops, special projects and more. Below are some of the ways you can get involved.

Stephanie Grace
15.08.2009
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Stories of the Eye Competition

Vice and Olympus have teamed up for a new photography project, where four ladies in the limelight use a camera to showcase hidden talents and create an interactive blog, allowing us a rare glimpse into their worlds.

Millie Findlay
13.08.2009
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Solenne Morigeaud

This Parisian surface designer made the leap from the high end fashion houses of Paris to study textile futures at Central Saint Martins. Now, while setting up a business in France, Solenne is expanding her repertoire of surfaces from etched mirrors to a fascinating collaboration with a scientist.

Millie Ross
11.08.2009
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Memory Evaporate

jottaContemporary has once again transformed the interior spaces of The Trafalgar Hotel with works by four young artists who, through use of found imagery, photography and analog film works, create surreal installations, exploring the moment of hesitation between the real and the fictional.

Holly Willats
11.08.2009
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Fanny Bostrom
Our favourite Swedish-turned-New Yorker has us hooked on her treasure trove blog of fabulous found artwork. And while her enchanting fairytale inks and watercolours are hung and admired in the Swanfield Boutique, we get to know a bit more of this artist as she relaxes in her hometown.
Esther Bradley
07.08.2009
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Matt & Ross

Matt & Ross forged an ongoing collaboration when they met at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. With a wealth of projects inspired by location and adaptation, the pair?s site-specific work for jotta?s Together, At The Junction exhibition is a modernist mutation for a dying mall.

Esther Bradley
07.08.2009
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Get A Life

The fifth team of collaborators in the great ?This Is Why We Meet? experiment are a group of ?attention-grabbing? London College of Communications students who are wondering: just how far are people willing to go?

Stephanie Grace
07.08.2009
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Elevator Gallery

Cherie Marie Viederfield is co-owner and curator of Elevator Gallery in Mother Studio building in Hackney Wick. Cherie tells jotta about the birth of Hackney WickED and her opinions on the rise of the area.

Monique Jackson
06.08.2009
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Aaron Rose: DIY Hero

jotta chewed the fat with Aaron Rose, director, teacher, gallerist, musician, publisher and editor, and we’re sure there’s more he does in his spare time. Aaron talks about his film Beautiful Losers and the accompanying London exhibition, DIY London Seen, plus his recent adventures into experimental television and DIY teaching.

Millie Ross
03.08.2009
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Win Tickets to the Beautiful Losers Preview Screening
The hype about this documentary, which tells the story of how Harmony Korine, Shepherd Fairey and their crew tranformed 1990s pop culture with their DIY strain of street/skate art, is increasing as creative minds over London anticipate the preview screening Thursday August 6th this week.
Esther Bradley
03.08.2009
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Mark Andrew Webber

Mark Webber likes to carve into slabs of linoleum, and with a little lino-cutting here and a couple of hundred hours there, he meticulously crafts 30-seconds worth of fantastic carved animation, or as he’s dubbed it, linomation. Mark gives us some insight to his lino world, which graced the cover of Crafts Magazine and the pages of Grafik.

Emily Thomas
03.08.2009
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Philpott Design

Zoe Klinger is Creative Producer of Philpott Design, a design studio based in the Mother Studios building in Hackney Wick. Zoe gave jotta the lowdown on the company?s experiences in the area as newcomers to the area.

Monique Jackson
03.08.2009
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Main Yard and the Wick

Artist Simon Foxell lives and works in Main Yard Gallery, a tucked away artist run space in Hackney Wick. jotta caught up with him in the lead up to the Hackney Wicked festival to find out the ethos behind Main Yard and Simon’s thought on the future of Hackney Wick and its artist communities.

Monique Jackson
31.07.2009
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jotta // This Is Why We Meet Twitterview!

jotta conducted a live and open interview with the Camberwell College of Arts team on Twitter. We were sent questions from you, which we then posted to the team who were working away in their project space at Wieden + Kennedy. Read on!

the people
30.07.2009
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Flight Of The Conchord's T-Shirt Design Competition

Shepard?s turned musicians Jermaine and Bret continue their adventures in the big apple in series 2 of Flight Of The Conchord?s. To celebrate its release design a Flight Of The Conchord’s T-shirt for the chance to win a trip to New York. Get ready to Folk!

Stephanie Grace
28.07.2009
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Sarah Tse

From Sarah Tse’s lead tip flow images of tiny square robots, towering stacks of teacups, innocent woodland creatures, and sensuously blooming roses. These childhood images reside for a fleeting moment on a plaster wall before they are whitewashed over for the sake of a new pencil drawn project.

Emily Thomas
27.07.2009
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Number 55: a growing hub in Hackney Wick

A growing gathering of creatives from East London are proving that artists are doing it for themselves, taking inspiration from their Hackney Wick location and it’s proximity to the Olympic site, the collectives at Number 55 are turning any available space over in the name of art.

Stephanie Grace
27.07.2009
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Antichrist

Dark and startlingly beautiful, Antichrist moves slowly through a painful emotional landscape, traversing the rocky terrain between a couple as they attempt to navigate the bottomless well of grief and trauma that follows a child?s death.

Millie Ross
27.07.2009
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To The Max
Bouncing ideas of visual abstraction between cinemas and music festivals throughout Europe, filmmaker and media artist Max Hattler has already seduced the likes of Basement Jaxx and onedotzero with his arresting animations. In between receiving awards, teaching at Goldsmiths College and jetsetting to international VJ gigs, Max let's jotta in on the digital dream.
Esther Bradley
24.07.2009
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Eoin Ryan

Whether an idea springs from a found piece of woodblock art, an ancient photograph or an acupuncture diagram, no matter what the source, when Eoin Ryan gets a spark of inspiration he puts his pencil to a paper and starts to sketch until something tangible forms.

Emily Thomas
20.07.2009
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Katherine Pont

Katherine Pont, illustrator extraordinaire turned fairy-tale fashion designer, talks to jotta about cutting-edge collectives, creative collaborations and her latest venture, a pop-up boutique in the heart of Soho.

Stephanie Grace
20.07.2009
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The Best and Brightest of New Designers

jotta went along to New Designers 2009, a massive culmination of the best graduating textiles, applied arts, ceramics, metalworks and jewellery design students, and we liked what we saw. We plucked just a handful of the artists on show whose work dazzled us.

Emily Thomas
16.07.2009
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BEAUTIFUL LOSERS

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS reveres the inspirational energy and DIY nature of a group of artists who emerged in the early 90?s from the now notorious Alleged Gallery. Your skate board art could share the walls with the films artists at the London premier.

Esther Bradley
16.07.2009
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jotta Lands at the Legion

jotta launches an ongoing residency of jotta artist exhibitions at music venue The Legion, beginning with the monochromatic, graphics and photography of jotta members Nick Morley, Eoin Ryan, and Gemma Land.

Emily Thomas
15.07.2009
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Swanfield On Tour

Imagine a one-stop shop for everything you love about London- its fashion designers, its art, its music… and its food. Swanfield, East London?s favourite Pop-Up Boutique is going on tour and jotta are joining them for the ride.

Stephanie Grace
14.07.2009
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Atma

A row of ghostly figures stand heads bowed, an army of faceless workers, a tunnel dwelling fleet of clones entwined by their briefcases. Painter and street artist ATMA?s recent mural sat in the depths of Tunnel 228, the collaboration between innovative theatre group Punchdrunk, The Old Vic Theatre, and Pictures on Walls – Banksy?s art collective.

Millie Ross
13.07.2009
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John Vincent Aranda

After graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, John Vincent Aranda took his camera on an adventure through the realm of music. Lens in hand, John captures the essence of his iconic playlist with atmospheric sensitivity.

Emily Thomas
10.07.2009
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No Ordinary Life

Photographer Philipp Ebeling left Germany at a young age to work as a freelance photographer in London. With clients such as the Observer, Guardian magazines and Dazed & Confused and several prizes behind his name, Ebeling tells jotta about the lure of capturing ordinary life, the essence of portraiture and the style myth.

Nicky Ruisch
09.07.2009
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Cover Art Lives

With the rise of the Internet came the onslaught of the mp3. It devoured record companies and turned everything digital. Well, not quite. Hard Format has dedicated its time to preserving and celebrating vinyl, CDs, and other tangible forms of music through the cover art that went with them.

Colin Buttimer
07.07.2009
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Anthropologie: Crossing the Pond

Whimsical, bohemian with a penchant for discovery, US fashion and homeware purveyor Anthropologie are spreading their wings and coming to the UK, with some exciting and incredibly creative job opportunities up for the taking.

Emily Thomas
06.07.2009
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Snapshots from Manchester Metropolitan

Up north, Manchester Metropolitan University exposed the work of over 30 photography students who delve into dramatic landscape, intimate portraiture and eerie still life.

Emily Thomas
06.07.2009
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Ellie Bunston

After shooting an impressive range of films, cinematography graduate Ellie Bunston has developed a knack for capturing contrast lighting, imbuing her work with a sense of danger, thrill, and loss that would be otherwise imperceptible.

Emily Thomas
06.07.2009
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Kate Copeland

Kate Copeland is a little lady with big ambitions; her passion for illustration and her recent flourishes in animation have seen her commissioned by some big names, from War Child to political editorial, her figurative drawings interspersed with abstract shapes and vector will be infiltrating your periphery soon.

Nicky Ruisch
03.07.2009
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Craig Barnes

Craig Barnes seeks to make 3d objects in an increasingly two-dimensional world. Fresh out of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Fine Art BA, Barnes employs an arsenal of seemingly redundant modern materials to create architectural sculptures, which while responding to contemporary living, also seek to re-appraise the forgotten moments of the past.

Stephanie Grace
23.06.2009
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Emma Rios and Dan Price: Cutters Delight

Emma Rios is a sought-after illustrator and cut-out queen. Her intricate drawings hint at dark undertones and the sets and scenes she creates are of fairy-tale proportions. Dan Price?s on-the-road photography style captures epic journeys across cultural landscapes, his camera know-how knows no limits.

Stephanie Grace
23.06.2009
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THIS IS WHY WE MEET

One big and very instrumental piece of the South London puzzle, Pat and Trevor are an independent curatorial duo, who after splashing their innovative experiments in sound ‘n’ vision across South London roofs, basements and pool parties, moved onto the posher confines of the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Britain. Their latest project is set to be bigger than ever and calls for ideas from YOU.

Millie Ross
22.06.2009
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Sash B

Sash B is a recent graduate of the Fine Art MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, her choreographed performances seek to redefine space; she draws new boundaries that defy limitations as lines reach over, above, across and eventually beyond. jotta talk to her about marking her territory, dis-lexic dance practices and intellectual masturbation.

Stephanie Grace
19.06.2009
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Luke Turner

Luke Turner’s deadpan photographs do not claim to reveal any truths; the anonymous faces and seemingly random objects he chooses to photograph are infused with essential qualities he deems necessary to create the perfect image. Here the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM) and Royal College of Art graduate reveals his quest for heightened states and total subjectivity.

Stephanie Grace
17.06.2009
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Toby Ross-Southall

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM) graduate Toby Ross-Southall produces work that aims to challenge our perceptions and expectations. Whether with paintbrush or camera, Toby explores tricky subject matter, such as London?s gang crime, and creates unexplained narratives that leave you with lots of questions. Here jotta try and get some answers?

Stephanie Grace
17.06.2009
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A Maquette of Things To Come

While Jerwood sculpture prize nominee Richard Trupp reveals a penchant for large-scale industrial techniques, it?s the rich embodiment of historical references that makes his work truly monumental.

Esther Bradley
12.06.2009
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All Work And More Play

They may be all about the fun and experimentation in illustration, but Playroom collective have not been toying about. Since joining hands last September at Camberwell College of Fine Arts, the gang of illustrators, digital artists and print makers have upped their game and are playing with the big boys.

Esther Bradley
10.06.2009
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Millie Burton's Looking Glass Worlds

London based photographer and video maker Millie Burton takes notice of the nooks and crannies where we store nostalgia and hoard memories. With an eye on the details, she examines domestic spaces and their debris, with a lens and painstaking precision.

Millie Ross
09.06.2009
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My Town - Annick Ligtermoet

Annick Ligtermoet creates dark romantic photographic stories, eerie scenes which seem aged and timeless at the same time. After catching the attention of bloggers and foreign galleries, it’s been upwards for Annick. She tells us about her hometown Amsterdam, where she likes “to escape from reality and create fantasies?.

Nicky Ruisch
04.06.2009
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Tony Hornecker
He wined, dined and dazzled us with his pop-up restaurant spectacle, and now set designer Tony Hornecker takes us behind his pale blue door for a run through some trade secrets. From home-spun exhibitions to Bat For Lashes collaborations, he reveals how anything is possible if you stick to your convictions.
Imogen Eveson
01.06.2009
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David A Smith

Chelsea graduate David A Smith won last year’s Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship with sculpture and instillation work that belies not only his years (all 25 of them), but also a macabre sense of humour. Smith divulges exactly how he garnered the Cecil Lewis bounty, and a penchant for ebay, resin teeth and dancing on camera.

Millie Ross
27.05.2009
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South of the River, Ahead of the Game

jotta has been looking south for summer, establishing the links between the South London massive. A recent discovery is Off Modern: five graduates from Goldsmiths and Camberwell, united in their aim to do good by South London through regular exhibitions, club nights and happenings, making critical art accessible and fun for all.

Esther Bradley
26.05.2009
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Vague Paper

No ordinary fashion magazine, Vague Paper combines elements of fashion, art, beauty and photography, with a heavy dose of biting satire.

Jack Moss
20.05.2009
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jottaBoutique, Or Create Your Own Store

While that old saying ?Art for art?s sake? may feed our creative souls, it doesn?t exactly put food on the table. jottaBoutique endeavors to solve the starving artist dilemma by enabling you, the artist or designer, to promote your work and snag potential buyers at the same time.

Esther Bradley
19.05.2009
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NEU/NOW

This autumn sees the launch of huge new multi-disciplinary arts festival set to showcase the best in emerging talent from across Europe in an innovative virtual and physical environment.

Nick Davies
19.05.2009
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Karim Batoun

Graphic artist and illustrator Karim Batoun, aka Karimo, was born and raised in Amsterdam. Known for his sketchy, typographic, black and white style, Karim swings from illustration to graphic design, murals and clothing prints, to his ‘free guerilla action? posters.

Nicky Ruisch
18.05.2009
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Creative Graduate Prize

In increasingly trying times the Creative Graduate Prize stands as a glimmer of hope for emerging artists and image makers, providing an opportunity to kick-start a career, present work to a jury of creative luminaries and win a fair share of prizes in the process. Interested? Read on?

Jack Moss
18.05.2009
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Bring On The Big Ideas!

In the ultimate call out, Arts Council England have invited artists from anywhere and across any discipline to use the nation as a blank canvas – with kitty of up to �500, 000 to make your vision a reality!

Millie Ross
14.05.2009
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My Town - Lila Loupias
jotta was introduced Parisian art student Lila Loupias' beautiful blog, A Drawing A Day Keeps The Sheep Away, after a chance meeting in Hyeres. Updated religiously with quirky illustrations, fashion shots and musings on life, we were instantly converted. Here, she paints a picture of her very own city of love.
Imogen Eveson
14.05.2009
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Mates Rates

Just graduating? Need to get your portfolio into shape?

jotta
13.05.2009
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Marjo Loponen

Browsing through illustrator Marjo Loponen?s designs is like rifling through a box of secrets. Spanning across design mediums and encompassing both public and private experience, Marjo?s captivating illustrations reveal an artist unafraid to cross traditional boundaries.

Jack Moss
12.05.2009
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Awaydays: Create a Campaign for the Casual Cult

Ever heard of Football Casuals? Yeah, they were before our time too. Prepare to be educated – Awaydays is the first feature film to be set during the era of the football casual fashion cult, and it had us buzzing from the sheer adrenalin and razor-sharp style that jolts through this story.

Millie Ross
12.05.2009
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Lucy and Bart: genetic manipulation and beauty expression

Creative collaborators since 2007, Lucy McRae, an Australian ballerina turned body architect, and Bart Hess, a Dutch design forecaster, tell jotta about making mundane materials magical, a love of being in front of their own camera and a desire to create anthropomorphic fashion.

Eleanor Weber
04.05.2009
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V22: Opening Up The Art Market

London art collective V22 PRESENTS have brought together an impressive roster of over 90 artists, including Richard Wentworth, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Phyllida Barlow and Gavin Turk, for a new sculpture exhibition at The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey. jotta went along to the opening to discover how the innovative co-operative artist collective has grown out of inspiration from traditional stock market techniques.

Esther Bradley
04.05.2009
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Hy�res 2009 Teaser
We could have been forgiven for thinking ‘inspirational’ was just an overused buzzword when we set out at Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie. But after three days of superb exhibitions, unbridled creativity and sea air in a sleepy Provence town, it felt like the only word to use. 
Imogen Eveson
30.04.2009
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London Through A Lens
Do you walk the streets of London with a camera clamped to your face, stumbling across scenes of serendipity, beauty or downright curiosity?
Imogen Eveson
29.04.2009
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Sounds Like Teen Spirit

This grin-inducing documentary follows four heart-achingly earnest kids on their quest to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Find out how to see a special preview screening and Q&A with director Jamie Jay Johnson.

Millie Ross
29.04.2009
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Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector

Ellie Harrison, jotta artist and collector extraordinaire, has just launched a debut publication tracking her intriguing and prolific body of collections, take a peek into the archives.

Millie Ross
27.04.2009
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Maureen Gubia

Maureen Gubia is an exciting young illustrator, photographer and audiovisual artist who has garnered much attention across blogdom, and exhibited in a solo show at the Teatro Centro de Arte, in Guayaquil, her home town in Ecuador. Her work is striking in its intensity, most evident in her portraiture, in which fluid sweeps of watercolour and fragile line convey “marked emotional states”.

Viola Levy
27.04.2009
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JocJonJosch
On the day jotta meet Joc and Jon – the first two syllables of design team JocJonJosch – they have been dodging rain in a London park, attempting a photo shoot and evading arrest. Defeated by English weather, their nude models pulled out, leaving the pair and one obliging girlfriend to step in and strip off. All in the name of their playful, irreverent brand of art.
Imogen Eveson
21.04.2009
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Daniel Wilson: Funny Ha Ha Not Funny Strange

London filmmaker Daniel Wilson has a killer sense of humour. His two most successful short films, Daddy?s Little Helper and Section 44 are both highly stylised narratives that begin as drama?s then catch you off guard with a sharp twist that leaves you chuckling and wincing simultaneously.

Millie Ross
20.04.2009
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Ed Thompson
Ed Thompson is a documentary photographer with a curiosity for the ‘everyday uncanny.’ Thompson learned the art of street photography in Paris under a Russian mentor and has shot photo-stories as far afield as Texas.
Imogen Eveson
20.04.2009
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Objectified Premier

A packed Chelsea Curzon cinema watched the premier screening of Objectified – the new documentary by Gary Hustwit that explores objects through the eyes of their creators.

Millie Ross
18.04.2009
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Creating Senses5

Musician, Mixologist, Designer, Artist, DJ or Photographer with a soft spot for sensory overloads? Then this invitation to concoct could be just for you.

Millie Ross
16.04.2009
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Daisuke Hiraiwa
It’s not everyday you come across someone who renders the resolutely mundane into works of sheer wonderment. Interior designer Daisuke Hiraiwa does just this, deftly contriving an impressionistic shoal of fish, or a contemporary chandelier, from disposable cutlery; or vast coral like creations from humble ceramic.
Imogen Eveson
16.04.2009
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MMM Takes Munich

20 years of convention cutting design and a name that elicits profound respect from fans, peers and industry alike. What better reason to stage an exhibition that suitably presents the uncompromising ethos of ?the designers designer?, Martin Margiela.

Millie Ross
15.04.2009
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Greta Ilieva

Greta Ilieva's muse Annabel has graced the walls of The Trafalgar Hotel throughout our show, Blessed Are The Cracks That Let The Light In, jotta caught up with the photographer to discover the stories behind the images.

Imogen Eveson
15.04.2009
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Barely Contained
"People love to be dropped in a world not their own." So say creative collective ContainerPLUS who work collaboratively to make enchanting illustrative environments. The all female team includes set designers, illustrators and photographers. jotta popped into their Southbank studio to see where the magic happens.
Chloe Bonfield
14.04.2009
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Iria Lopez
Playful animations that slip between fantasy and reality with the narcotic effect of a Michel Gondry movie; surrealist inspired concepts and a colourful, cut ‘n’ paste aesthetic: Iria Lopez’s film work makes for quality viewing.
Imogen Eveson
10.04.2009
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Objectified
In a new and insightful documentary, director Gary Hustwit explores our attachment with objects from behind the drawing board. Plus jotta has two tickets for the London preview on April 16th.
Heather Blair
10.04.2009
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Fresh Up

We are quietly elated here at jotta quarters, as this week we unleash a bundle of brand new features onto our humble .com.

Millie Ross
08.04.2009
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Flora and Fillet

Richard Nicoll has presented us with a novel concept for Autumn/Winter 2009/2010: no black. Can you imagine?

Eleanor Weber
03.04.2009
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Kubrick Files
For nearly half a century Kubrick's films have awed, terrified and inspired millions, now fans of the legendary director have a chance to look inside the mind that produced 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Viola Levy
02.04.2009
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Elizabeth Thompson

With a stint at Madame Tussaud?s under her belt, not to mention a world record for her giant Blu-Tack spider, Elizabeth Thompson is carving a prolific career from her fathomless imagination.

Imogen Eveson
01.04.2009
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Work Hard and be Nice to People

Dutch Creative communications agency KesselsKramer have settled down into their new London digs in Hoxton Square, where they are exhibiting strange fruits and scrumptious photography.

Chloe Bonfield
31.03.2009
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A Forca Da Rua

A host of the UK and Brazil?s top contemporary street artists re-imagine the classic Gibson guitar.

Imogen Eveson
30.03.2009
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Mark Emil Hermansen

London based photographer Mark Emil Hermansen works in a variety of genres including reportage, fashion and portraiture. jotta caught up with him to discuss the merits of film over digital, the decisive moment and a Nordic Adventure.

Imogen Eveson
13.03.2009
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Surveillance

Ever dreamt of following in the footsteps of the Lynch dynasty? Cineastes are at home with the work of cult American dircetor David Lynch, whose single-minded vision and avante-garde approach to filmmaking has earned him both underground and commercial success with modern classics such as Blue Velvet, Elephant Man and Mulholland Drive.

Imogen Eveson
13.03.2009
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Living in a Blogging Paradise

A round up of the good, the pretty and the pretty amazing blogs that are populating the webby world right now.

Chloe Bonfield
11.03.2009
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