31 May 2011

Illustration Rally's first ever event, PAINT IT! MAKE IT!

We are extremely excited to announce our very first event! So we are getting together with some really great artists and putting on something special for our great community, and you know it's gonna be good when we have live drawing, origami, cakes and zine making, where you can bind and customise your own zine with the work of some of the hottest illustrators around! Everything we raise from this event will be donated to our Japan tsunami appeal on JustGiving!

Saturday the 25th of June 10am til 5pm

The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, City of London, Greater London EC2A 4XS

Live Drawing
Keeping you in the mood all day the awesome Mr Millerchip and Kristian Jones will be creating some slick visuals and giving us some original art before your eyes!

Pop Up Shop
Thanks to our amazing community we have some fabulous pieces of art on our charity shop on etsy, and we will be bringing it to life in all it's charity goodness at the event. Browse enjoy and buy, just with everything else it all goes to charity.

Origami Folding
Take part in some tradition and get your fold on, learn a skill, make paper happy and take home something sweet.

How to wear kimono and tea ceremony
Join how to wear kimono workshop and experience traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Charity Raffle, Part 2!
Need another chance to pick up exclusive, one in a million , designer kitchen ware for only a pound? Then look no further than the live section of our charity raffle where 5 more magnificent tea towels from the super lovely ToDryFor will find loving homes. Check the designs available from Paint it! Make it! updates!

T-shirt Available from No Guts No Glory
Designed by the event live artist Mr Millerchip! The T-shirt "Dunkun - Organic White T" will be available at the event and if you want to learn a little more about the wonderful Millerchip you can read about him in our live artist feature.

New art products to test! Kuretake Pens
Try out some of the hottest new products from amazing pen maker Kuretake. Some amazing pens, you can use in really cool ways, you may even drop your posca, so check it out!

There will be cakes! They will be awesome, and you will be able to get your hands on some great munch to keep you fuelled for the day, may contain nuts, will contain tasty, what more could you want!

Music has been careful chosen for your listening pleasure by DJ halwo SAKAMOTO, DJ CHINEN and DJ 柳 (Yanagi). It is an ecxclectic mix of Jpop, Jelectro and techno all mixed by Japanese DJ's to keep you in the mood for a party.

Zine Making
Assemble and bind your very own zine, our zine making is the most interactive collaborative event we can make it so feel free to bring your own bits and bobs to share, from coloured paper ribbons and pens you can bring anything you like to add to your customisation. Our zine is going to be A5 so if you want to, you can bring along your own artwork for people to bind, feel free to sign it or even just bind it into your own zine, the zine is BW so even photocopies would be fun. We will be providing plenty of extra cute bits and bobs too. We have a wonderful selection of artists for your zine making pleasure.

And finally:
We have to thank all the lovely people who made this possible, the companies who gave us support, plugging away or sending us wonderful donations, the artists who gave up their time creating the zine and our wonderful community who has been with us all the way, submitted wonderful work, donated amazing pieces and of course spread the love like no other people could. Many thanks to you all, we hope to see you all soon!

Feel free to repost this on your blog or site and use the hash tag #paintitmakeit on twitter to spread the word about this, and facebook event page is here!

Thanks from:
Natsuki Otani
Stephen Chan
Erica Sharp
Lea Wade

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