Saturday, 15 June 2013

Not For Rental - Summer blockbuster coming soon!

Hey guys!

I know I briefly mentioned this in the last post, but now I can go into actual details because I just finished my piece for the show. I really can't sum up how excited I am about the event in general, and a big thanks to Timba Smits for helping to make this happen (and all the support via email).

Here's the promo flyer (click to embiggen):

From the press release (because they can sum it up far better than I can):
"Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure... We proudly present Not For Rental, a movie-inspired charity exhibition exec produced by Little White Lies, co-starring hundreds of the world’s best and emerging creative talent in the fields of art, street art, design, illustration, craft, photography, film and more.

Not For Rental isn’t what you’re expecting. Curated and directed by London-based designers Timba Smits and Gordon ‘Flash’ Shaw, it comes packed full of heart, surprises and - like any great movie - a secret twist.
If only we could tell you more...

At it’s core, it’s an art exhibition, but one you can only fully experience once you step through the door: be prepared to fall in love with movies all over again. Plus, there’s also an extended-cut roster of side events including workshops, talks and film/screening nights.

Not For Rental is a unique event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and youth-led charity Art Against Knives, an attempt to raise awareness and support for issues that are affecting people we care about. 

Just some of the artists already confirmed for Not For Rental include London design outfit I Love Dust, red and blue super duo Crispin Finn, illustrators Stevie Gee, Gemma Correll, Pietari Posti, Roman Klonek, Hattie Stewart and Nick Deakin, typographers Daren Newman & Gemma O’Brien and street artists Mr.Penfold, Miso, Ghostpatrol, The Yok and Sheryo. So what’s the big twist? Shhh, it’s a secret. You’ll just have to come along and find out. All we can say is… it’ll leave you on the edge of your seat, with your popcorn up in the air, hanging on for a sequel. In a Rambo II kind of way...

Born on the 4th July, Not For Rental will open for one week before the hundreds of original, one-off artworks go on sale on Saturday 13 July (10am - 6pm) with ALL proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Art Against Knives. Be kind, rewind. We can’t wait to see you at the movies."

I don't know about you, but I've got chills (damn right they're multiplying!)
feel free to spread the word far, wide, up, down and maybe even Sideways. 
But most importantly come, come, come. You won't regret it.

I feel incredibly lucky to be among so many established and talented creatives,
and can tell you all that there are some great surprises in store.

Here is a sneak peak of my final piece:

a bit of Art nouveau, Pop art and screen printing styles mixed together :)

I hope to see lots of you at the event! I'm going to dig deep into my student scrimping pockets and travel down, just not sure what day yet..

For lots more info on the show, check out 
and @NFRproject or #notforrental2013 on twitter

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


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