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

28 May 2011

Don't Give Up Japan: Charity Raffle with ToDryFor

Fantastic news everyone! The most awesome ToDryFor, an online boutique specialising in designer tea towels has donated some of their really lovely signed designer tea towels! They are so amazing, I wish I could have them all to myself but I decided to raffle some of them off on the Rally. So, if you are lucky you can get an ace signed (and by the way this is totally exclusive) tea towel for the tiny price of £1. The rest of these marvellous designer towels will be available at our upcoming art charity event on Saturday the 25th June at The Book Club in Shoreditch, London.

Below you can see a close up of each of these kitchen gems and the artist's signature so that you can choose which towel you want to go for! Personally I'd go for all of them, though I'm so not allowed, as they are going to good homes all across the land, for a very good cause! So a quick reminder, once in a lifetime chance at an exclusive kitchen essential.Use the PayPal button at the bottom of this post to pick an artist or artists, a pound for each and the five lucky winners will be announced on Saturday 18th June.

Very Important note: All profits from this raffle are to be donated to our Japan tsunami appeal on JustGiving.

Corgi Royal Wedding
Size: Approx 48cm x 76cm
Material: 100% cotton
This tea towel is now sold out on their site so this is the last one you can get!

Size: Approx 76cm x 48cm 
Material: 100% cotton
This design is also available as a signed screen print from our charity shop!

Bake Me
Size: Approx 48cm x 76cm
Material: 100% cotton

Right On
Size: Approx 48cm x 76cm
Material: 100% cotton
With 2 lovely small badges designed by Stuart! 

Sunny Days
Size: Approx 48cm x 76cm
Material: 100% cotton

You have seen the goods so open your heart (and your wallet) and please, please buy a ticket here, you can buy a single ticket for each design or 5 tickets to enter to all 5 designs at once. Please follow this blog, our twitter and facebook page if you can, it will be really helpful for our further projects.

This raffle is now closed.

Pattern rally: Floral No.6

By Madi

Do you want to submit your design for our Pattern rally? 
then read here!

27 May 2011

Ganbare Nippon: Patterns for Colouring

Carlton Hibbert is another fantastic UK based illustrator who has been very supportive of our Ganbare Nippon appeal. He owns a fantastic website called "Patterns for Colouring" where you can download and print out great patterns for colouring in! It is all about getting kids (or anyone) interested in colour, and jump-starting their creativity. You can create and submit a black and white outline pattern that can be added to their growing library, his intention is to get the site used by primary schools, activity clubs and parents. Isn't it amazing?

You can download the b/w outline pattern above from his website here!

Design by Carlton Hibbert

Pattern rally: Floral No.5

Do you want to submit your design for our Pattern rally? 
then read here!