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Postcard Swap Club

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By Lauren Shields in New Trends on Sunday 19 January 2014

Founded by illustrator Ed Cheverton, Postcard Club promotes handmade postcard swaps between artists around the world, as well as celebrating the wonderful old-school practice of mail art. This blog acts to document and feature these exchanges in an attempt to encourage more people to swap artworks and generate a huge global network of postcard swappers.

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Amazing 3D book illustrations by Yusuke Oono

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By Lauren Shields in New Art on Saturday 18 January 2014

Yusuke Oono creates incredible 360°Books; beautiful 3D ‘sculptures’ which tell a story. Each book is a colourful and beautifully delicate representation of its story, with the most enchanting silhouettes.

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Haunting river photograms by Lauren Shields

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By Lauren Shields in New Photography on Saturday 18 January 2014

‘My father passed away when I was six, when he was forty-two. This work is an attempt to rekindle some kind of relationship with him by visiting places he spent time in. My mum and I have been on ‘pilgrimages’ together to these places; allowing her to revisit and remember times with him, and for […]

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Pirate ship wedding cake by Alice Rose

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By Lauren Shields in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 August 2012

Situated in Glossop, on the edge of the UK’s Peak District, is a little gem of a cake shop filled with freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. Plus, some fabulous gifts, locally made marmalades and aprons, and a vast range of sprinkles and cake stands. Recently the talented Alice Rose created this AMAZING pirate […]

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River photograms by Lauren Shields

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By Lauren Shields in New Photography on Wednesday 22 August 2012

I create photograms because it’s a unique way for me to capture the environment in which they are created. I like to use water in my work because it is a great metaphor for life and death; it is integral to everything we do. The death of my dad shadows the work, which is why I’m drawn to the ethereal, mysterious and celestial. Creating these photograms also allows me to show what’s underneath the surface, what’s invisible, and not entirely present, just like my dad.

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