We are very excited to announce details of our first book, 'Peepshow Collective', published by Index book.
Peepshow has achieved a rare alchemy: corralling a set of unique visual talents into a cohesive, and hugely influential, collective. Over the past decade, the London based group have worked across illustration, animation, set design, textiles and art direction for such clients as the Victoria & Albert Museum, M&C Saatchi, BBC, The New York Times and SHOWstudio, while also creating their own work for books, exhibitions and events worldwide. They’ve represented the best of British image-making at expos for The British Council and The Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and have featured in shows at the ICA, the Hayward Gallery and Somerset House. Despite, or because of, their focus on the individual, Peepshow as a group have become a force to be reckoned with. Instead of fitting themselves into a preexisting mould, the ten members have together created their own market. This book is a chance to delve into the Peepshow imagination, scanning collective and individual work from the past decade and glimpsing future directions. It’s also a rare chance to see behind the pixels, an interview with all of Peepshow’s members offering their take on where they start, when they decide to stop, and what happens in between.
Hardcover, 254 pages, over 600 illustrations, with interviews and essays by Alex Bec, Graham Rawle, Margaret Huber and Peter Nencini. Design by Studio EMMI.
Available from Index Book, Rough Trade and Amazon.
Book photography by Jere Salonen
Further details of our 11 day residency at Somerset House for Pick Me Up have just been revealed over at the Pick Me Up website.
Following Rob Ryan in 2010 and Anthony Burrill in 2011, this year Peepshow Collective are artists in residence for Pick Me Up 2012. We will be presenting The Museum of Objects and Origins.
For eleven days only, we will be bringing together a collection of artefacts including drawings, objects, prints, and costumes, to be housed in our very own museum. Exhibiting items from an invented past, the collection will also be a living, growing, changing display as themed workshops with the public will create new works to fill the final few empty cabinets
We will also be hosting a series of workshops with special guests throughout the fair including:
A public print workshop (Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March)
A Peepshow talk (Monday 26 March)
Heavy Pencil with Pete Fowler & Jim Stoten (Thursday 29 March)
A public collage workshop with artist & writer Graham Rawle (Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April)
Booking here, more info about Pick Me Up 2012 here.
Two copies of our book to win over at It's Nice That's Facebook page. Competition closes 12 noon, Wednesday February 22. UK entries only. There will be further chances to win a copy in the coming weeks via The Pick Me Up Facebook page and Twitter. Stay tuned.
It’s Nice That were asked by Selfridges to art direct four windows as part of their Words Words Words season and they kindly invited me to design one of them, positioned alongside window sculptures by Ben Long and Giles Miller to form the title. See more here.
I was commissioned by AMV BBDO to create an image for the Museum of Childhood based on the concept “Playing is Learning’, a real honour as I’m a huge fan of the museum.
I worked with photographer John Short to illustrate learning through play with my adaptation of classic children’s toys interlocking together to form a molecular structure.
We discuss our new book in an interview with the wonderful It's Nice That.
A little feature over at the Creative Review blog about how I made the recent cover.
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