Wednesday, 16 December 2009
You can now buy my winning t-shirt design through the I Dress Myself website.
The ladies tees come in a range of sizes and are printed on organic cotton jersey tees using only water based inks so are all good for the environment. They are £25 and can be ordered in time for Christmas if you're quick!
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Yay! I have just found out that my work has been selected for the AOI's Images 34!
The illustration that made it was "Bird Talk" a piece created earlier in the year for I Dress Myself. The work will feature in the illustration annual which will be published next year.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Here'e is the final proof for a project I've been working on with Shefield based Graphic Design company Eskimo Foe. The project is a collaboration between Youth Music, Toot Hill School and us to promote music making amongst young people in schools who would not normally get to experience worrkshops due to their geographical disadvantage.
The publication features photos and testimonials from the project accompanied by Futurism references by myself and Eskimo. Take a peek!
After a meeting last week I'm pleased to announce that the Nottingham Contemporary (due to open 14th November) will be stocking 6 of my card designs! My cards will feature alongside the likes of David Shrigly and Jon Burgerman- very exciting.
Friday, 9 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Here's a photo soon to be featured in the Evening Post! It was taken from the Apples and Pears market last Saturday (a market aspiring to be a nottingham version of Spittlefields in London) An article will be featured with this with interviews from myself and the market founders "Curiosityhaus".
Monday, 28 September 2009
Beautiful and inspiring exhibit.
This museum is AMAZING! Well worth a visit if your heading to Bethnal Green.
The exhibition "Make do and Mend" combines the talents of local designers and school children. Jon Male, Lou Rota and Max McMurdo rework salvaged domestic and industrial waste to create stylish, quirky new products. Pieces featured range from lampshades to teacups and saucers to sock bunnies. Absolutely love these plates.
My god what a crazy month! Apologies for the lack of posting recently, I've been ridiculously busy!
Here is a shot from the Apples and Pears market in Snienton on Saturday. I'm pleased to say the weather was very kind to us and lots of people showed their support. I had a cake stall next to me too- a pretty good position I think!
Friday, 21 August 2009
The Nottingham Craft Mafia site has been tweaked and looking tip top!
I created the illustration to form the top banner for Summer/Autumn theme which the updated website has been based around. Go to the Craft Mafia website to see the full site in action! Thank you to Belinda for putting it all together- Belinda will also be building my website in the next few months too.
Bird talk tees for sale!
Bird Talk tees are here! I have just 2 left for sale- a woman's and men's (size medium). You'll be able to buy womens tees through the I Dress Myself website very soon. But if you cant wait for then grab one off me! They're 4 colour eco friendly prints on organic cotton tees and £25 each.
Monday, 3 August 2009
My copy of Images 33 has finally arrived!
It's a beautiful annual directed by Adrian Shaughnessy which I'm hugely proud to be part of. The annual will be sent out to 4000 commissioners and can also be bought from the AOI website http://www.aoiimages.com/annual.htm
The Images 33 exhibition is open from 29 July - 12 August 2009 at the London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB. It's open 10 – 5pm weekdays, 10 – 4pm Saturdays and closed Sundays. Admission is free!
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Last night I had the honor of attending the annual Images award ceremony at the LCC in London. There was some amazing pieces and it was a hugely inspiring night. Here's an extra cheesy pic of me by my two selected pieces "Teapot man and friends" and "Good bad conscience".
Monday, 13 July 2009
Be the first to grab your Cowchap or Birdman Limited Edition Screen Printed tote bag!
There are a limited number of 20 bags per edition. Once they're gone they're gone! The bags are fair trade and made from organic cotton, also the inks used are all water based so have no nasty chemicals in them. They also have extra long handled and a gusset for extra carrying space!
Bags are £12.50 and can be bought through myself, Kathleen & Lillys, Recreation, COW or Craft Mafia "Get Made" shop in Nottingham. Contact me at email@example.com to order yours today!
Monday, 6 July 2009
Here are a series of illustrations I was recently commissioned to do for BAFTA in association with Rocliffe Writing Forum and Broadway Arts Cinema, Nottingham. I created 3 illustrations which formed the backdrops for the 3 plays. The plays were selected by BAFTA for up and coming writing talent. It was a fantastic evening and quite exciting for me to see my work on the cinema screen! Thank you to the wonderful Ursula Kelly for these beautiful photos taken on the evening.
A project commissioned by Sheffield based Graphic Designers Eskimo has led me to be printing with all sorts of weird and wonderful things of late! Everything from musical instruments to circuit boards. I've been really interested in the quality of the print I can get from various objects which I'll incorporate into the larger picture of the illustrations. Big thanks to Dave Mann's musical donations and electronic devices from Nottingham University- they've gone to good use! Thought I'd post a few pic's of me in action.
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
The New Village Fete went off with a bang in Liverpool last weekend!
Liverpool's creatives came together for a day of music, craft stalls and a jolly good time! The event saw over 1000 people through its doors and all in all was a huge success for everyone there on the day. Thank you to all that came down and supported, see you next time!
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
I am very excited to announce that I am the newest member of the Craft Mafia Nottingham!!
The Nottingham Craft Mafia is part of the larger Craft Mafia familia founded in Austin, Texas. The Craft Mafia serves as a model for independent business owners to assemble with other like-minded folk in their own communities to amplify their vision through the power of a collective. Visit http://www.nottinghamcraftmafia.com/ for more info. The Craft Mafia shop is based on St. James Street next to the Malt Cross.
I'm pleased to announce that I am the winner of the "Birds" T-shirt design competition!
My design will be sold through the I Dress Myself website, keep your eyes peeled for a short write up about me featured on the site www.idressmyself.co.uk
I will also be producing a limited edition badge set for them too. A huge thank you to all those who voted for me!
Monday, 4 May 2009
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Here's a poster I've designed for "The New Village Fete". The event has been organised by the wonderful Helen Hope and is to be held on Saturday 23rd May at Heebie Jeeies in Liverpool.
There will be an eclectic mixture of designers and craft makers, a BBQ and live bands throughout the day- what more could you ask for? I'll hopefully be there with a stall on the day so be sure to pop by for a shopping extravaganza!
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Come on everyone and show your support!
My illustration has made it to the final 3 in the I Dress Myself T-shirt design competition! But I need your votes to win. Just follow this link to vote http://www.idressmyself.co.uk/competitions/birds
The design with the most amount of votes at the end of the month will win so please pass onto everyone you know!
Friday, 27 March 2009
Here is the very first view of my super splendid packaging!
Badge packs are now ready to buy! They can be bought through myself at the moment and are £3.50 each.
The very first pack has been bought by Mr Christopher Sunderland and will be flying its way over to Paris very soon!
Friday, 20 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Here's a little illustration based on growing pains. I wanted to get across the insecurities felt throughout those early teenage years concentrating particularly on body image. I also wanted to explore teenage perceptions of of the "perfect" body, which links directly to celebrity culture and the development of eating disorders and negative associations with food.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Framed Prints for Sale!
After a few requests I've decided to start selling small framed pieces. These can be found in various lovely little shops dotted around Nottingham and also through my soon to be registered Etsy account.
If you have any questions or would like one of these lovely pieces, just send me an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices range from £6 to £15.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Here's a logo I've designed for soul band The Shakes.
The Shakes are led by singer-songwriter David Blazye & jazzman Ben Martin and deliver big, lively & raucous soul pop covers from the vaults of Motown, Stax & Atlantic. Made to make you shake yer money maker!
The Shakes have a residency at The Malt Cross as part of the Saturday Night Knees Up, definitely worth checking out.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Here's a recent editorial piece about running out of time. I wanted to demonstrate the frustration so often felt as we all feel life slipping away. The cherubs are intended to be the keepers of time and try though the main character does she can not recapture the time she has lost.
- Gemma Latimer
- Inspired by Circuses, Victoriana, and Surrealism I create collage’s combining the past and present through a mixture of found imagery, illustration, photography and drawing. Working with collage and my trusted photocopier I create all of my work by hand, frequenting second hand shops, car boot sales and markets to build up my ever growing archive of second hand books, magazines, photographs and postcards. I always create my work by hand, only using a computer for layout at final stages. I like my illustration to have a certain tangibility, a quality that cannot be captured by digital means alone, even if that is as small as a blob of ink or a smudge on a photocopy.