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Boom for real

Basquiat barbican 2018 boom for real

Last night we had the luxury of visiting Basquiat’s ‘Boom for Real’ exhibition at the Barbican and it was so inspiring and fantastic. It was a real nostalgia trip as we had studied his work and based our art A-Levels around it, with his style essentially encouraging us to pursue illustration.

Highlights included learning more about SAMO©, the Mudd Club and his friendship with Andy Warhol. Also, if you haven’t seen ‘Downtown 81(New York Beat)’ deffo check it out – there’s even a bizarre cheeky cameo with Debbie Harry!

Patternity Exhibition

Just got back from a trip to the ‘Patternity: Festival of Pattern’ exhibition in Shoreditch as part of the London Design Festival. Patternity started as a pattern orientated blog founded by photographer/art director Anna Murray and surface/product designer Grace Winteringham. The exhibition tied in with the launch of their new ‘patternibook’ titled ‘A New Way of Seeing’.

It was a stylish combination of video, photography and installation with a structural approach and monochrome vibe. We especially loved the stop motion collaboration with Cos which was a playful sequence of symmetry and shape. Just as a heads up, be sure to take your wallet as you’ll instantly fall in love with their Clarks collaboration desert boots.

Here are some snaps of our favourite bits below:

patternity exhibition 2015 tuppence collective