Sunday, 30 June 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013
The Red Door Gallery is thrilled to have Chris McAuley guest curate an exhibition of his A Famous Night poster project.
Inspired by the North American tradition of collectable, hand-printed, concert posters A Famous Night is a project involving artists, illustrators and designers commissioned produce an original artwork commemorating a fictitious gig of their choosing.
By allowing the artists free reign over the line up, venue and design concept, the resulting posters will offer a unique insight into the possibilities of this form without the usual constraints often imposed by concert promoters, venues and the bands themselves.
Each of the participating artists are internationally renowned in their own field, be it comic art, graphic design, illustration or fine art, which will make for a diverse collection that will appeal to a broad audience of art and music lovers alike.
Our exhibition includes new risograph prints (a selection shown above) by Sophie Alda,Rose Blake, Morgan Blair, Marc Giglio, Kirstyna Baczynski, Gabriella Marcella and Alec Doherty. Along side a selection of the original, gicclee print run. All A3, All £15, All available to view and buy online here.
A Famous Night
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Inspired by a sign in the "Spotted Cat" on Frenchman, there will be no drinks or drunks on the piano!
Woah There Pickle is one of The Red Door Gallery's newist recruits, and we just love these joy filled prints. Created after a visit to New Orleans, this print is part of a series the artist made celebrating her love of the city. The artist has wittily incorporated some of the idiocyncratic sayings, phrases and motifs that capture the unique spirit and characteristics of this inspirational city. View the whole collection online here.
Woah There Pickle AKA Vicky Day lives and works in Brighton by the seaside. Having studied Graphic Design at university, Vicky’s passion for print and printmaking lead her to create these beautifully produced works, crafted from a hand-cut, then inked and printed piece of print-maker’s lino.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
It's starting to feel like Summer has arrived here in Edinburgh! There may be the odd grey sky and rain shower here and there, but hey that's how our summers work, Right? We are surely all use to it by now.
It does also mean that we've had delivery of Issue 16, the summer issue of @OhComely Magazine.
It's always an exciting day when the new issue arrives in the gallery.
With a new look dreamy cover we were keen to get our mitts on a copy and have a gander inside
It doesn't disapoint with the beautiful photography and illustrations that we associate with our favourite read.
Some of our favourite highlights are the dream like fashion photography on Wear this silver key lightly, An encounter with gallery favourite Camera Obscura and My Notebook My Colours, a fun mini book binding tutorial.
There are many more exciting stories, beautiful photography and illustrations to see but we don't want to give it all away, grab yourself a copy and head for the nearest park/ beach/outside space to enjoy it in the sun!!
Available on our website and in the gallery.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Friday, 14 June 2013
Our Father's Day Card selection has proven rather popular this year, but we still have some left for you last minute card hunters, including a rather fetching tape card (below) which is only available in our Bricks and Mortar Gallery, for all you local kids. Text along the bottom reads "Happy Father's Day!". All £3 and plenty more area available too.
Simon & Garfunkel Paper Doll Book £7.50 Letter Pressed Paper Wall Clock £18
Slasa Classes screenprint £35 Time Share digiprint £20
As always, give us a call on 01314773255 if you have any questions or queeries!
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Graham Carter is the man behind Carterworks, and is a pretty exciting illustrator, having worked at the forefront of his industry for the last 15 years
He currently lives in Seaford with his wife Alice, baby son Noah and Mr Bojangles the cat (I think we can all agree that's a pretty cool name for your cat!). Working from his studio based in the super hip seaside town of Brighton, he can be found printing and sketching away and running his well know gallery BoxBird.
He has worked with numerous well known brands from Waterstones to Visa, and you're sure to have seen his illustrations in many a publication from The Times Magazine to The New Scientist.
Graham is one of the UK's most prolific and collectable printmakers, He has clients all over the world and regularly exhibits worldwide including from his own gallery in Brighton.
We are very excited that he is exhibiting with us at the Red Door Gallery, we have a range of his screen prints and giclee prints to show you, available in our online store and in our gallery.
Many pieces in Graham's collection are in really small editions. Some as little as 10. There are so many beautiful details in his work, many piece with gold foil details. It's a must to come and see these pieces.
One of our favourites has to be Cirque de Bird Formation
There are many more prints available by Graham Carter here on our website.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
We have a selection of new jewellery and accessories by home grown talent Custom Made. All items are lovingly made in Anna's studio and we think they're the perfect accompaniment to any summer wardrobe. Here's a wee sneak peak of what you can find in store, with prices starting from £14 how can you resist? See our online shop for more of Custom Made's work too!
Friday, 7 June 2013
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
We are please to have the gorgeous new collection by Kirsty Baynham here in the gallery.
Kirsty is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art where she gained a 1.1 in 2011.
She now resides on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland where she hand makes her collection.
This new collection Prism of Starlings is a feast for the eyes, it's a really beautiful collection.
Kirsty is inspired by pattern tessellations and symmetry, with this new collection she is focusing on turning her design concepts in to usable, decorative products. Her collection ranges from cards, gift wrap and note books to limited edition giclee Prints.
We are big fans of Kirsty's detailed geometric prints and products here in the gallery. The combination of her delicate use of colour and intricate patterns makes for a pretty special collection.
One of our favourites from her new collection is Mint Feather
Set of two mini note books
Sunday, 2 June 2013
“Don’t panic Pike”, you’ve still got 2 weeks and we’ve got just what you need for making Daddy a happy chappy on his special day!
Sunday’s are about coffee and roast dinners, so what about one of our tea towels celebrating ‘Coffee or The Great British Roast’. For those Dads with fuzzy faces, The Malcolm and Dennis cushions above boast proud bushy beards and make excellent companions too!
… or maybe just a wee card ??
Crikey, it's Father's Day!
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Everyone Favourite Clock is now back in the gallery!
If your unfamiliar with WitShop Clocks they are Beautiful Simple Paper Letterpressed Clocks.
They come neatly packaged and make the perfect gift. Especially for your Design Enthusiast Dad this Fathers Day on June 14th.
Witshop are a UK based company favouring the quality of traditional print techniques, the textures of paper and the simplicity of raw materials. They strive to use recycled papers and packaging sourcing materials and production within the UK.
They also make pretty cool Recipe Card Sets too, also available in our online shop