Wednesday, 10 February 2016

100 Years



16 February - 23 March 2016

Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square
London NC1 4AA

Astrid Stavro / Cath Caldwell / Clare Skeats / Eleanor Crow / Heather 'Herry' Perry / Helen Ingham / Morag Myerscough / Sunny Park / Rebecca Ross / Valeria Hedman / Nina Chakrabarti / Kat Garner / Scarlet Evans / Bianca Wendt / Sroop Sunar / Rachel ‘Ray’ Marshall / Muriel Jackson / Dora Batty / Freda Lingstrom / Margaret Calkin James / Pearl Binder / Kathleen Hale / Nicolete Gray / Peggy Fortnum / Enid Marx / Judith Kerr / Jo Brocklehurst / Margaret Calvert / Helen Oxenbury / Stefanie Posavec / Katy Hepburn / Su Huntley & Donna Muir / Claire Leighton / Alexandra Epps / Debbie Cook / Sheena Calvert / Sian Cook / Lucienne Roberts / Rebecca Wright / Catherine Dixon / Rose Epple / Amelia Noble / Rathna Ramanathan / Lizzie Finn / Catherine Anyango / Rebecca & Mike / Lydia Blagden / Emma Woodland & Jess Kohl / Jayne Alexander and Violetta Boxill / Rachita Saraogi, Marina Viktorsson & Rebecca Thompson / Sara De Bondt / Julia Woollams / Kath Tudball / Tina Tsang / Syd Hausman / Carla Matoses / Lizzie Oxby / Alessia Mazzarella / See Red Women's Workshop / Jenny Maizels / Posy Simmonds / Sophie Thomas / Miho Aishima / Sinem Erkas / May Safwat / Ruth Sykes & Emily Wood

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Women's Action Coalition (WAC)

Beautiful posters for Women's Action Coalition by Bethany Johns.
Visit her website here, here or here

Friday, 16 January 2015

Beatrice Warde in Her Own Voice

Listen to Beatrice Warde as she speaks on Australian radio.

The First Female Typographer

Read this wonderful article by John Boardley on the beginnings of typography at ‘I Love Typography’

Monday, 9 December 2013

Mildred Friedman

Known to many as Mickey, Mildred Friedman served as the editor of Design Quarterly and was the Walker Art Center design curator for much of the ’70s and ’80s. She organized a series of groundbreaking exhibitions, sometimes in collaboration with Martin Friedman, such as Sottsass/Superstudio: Mindscapes (1973); New Learning Spaces and Places (1974); Nelson/Eames/Girard/Propst: The Design Process at Herman Miller (1975); De Stijl, 1917–1931: Visions of Utopia (1982); The Architecture of Frank Gehry (1986), the architect’s first major museum exhibition; Tokyo: Form and Spirit (1986), featuring the work of Japanese designers such as Arata Isozaki, Tadanori Yokoo, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, and Eiko Ishioka; Architecture Tomorrow (1988–1991), a series of installations undertaken by Frank Israel, Morphosis, Todd Williams/Billie Tsien, Stanley Saitowitz, Diller+Scofidio, and Steven Holl; and Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History (1989), the first large-scale museum survey of the field in the United States.

Read more here.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Riot Grrrl Collection

For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women across the country to speak out against sexism and oppression, creating a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women's movement. While feminist bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile fought for their place in a male-dominated punk scene, their members and fans developed an extensive DIY network of activism and support. The Riot Grrrl Collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines, posters, and printed matter for the first time since their initial distribution in the 1980s and '90s, and includes an original essay by Johanna Fateman and an introduction by Lisa Darms.

Order your copy here

Redressing the Balance: Women in the Art World

‘... of the 134 commercial galleries in London that were audited, which collectively represent 3,163 artists, 31 per cent of the represented artists were women.’

Read the full article by Louisa Elderton here