Getting well into the festive spirit at this year’s PrintClub’s Christmas do, likethat came across the super sweet work of illustrator & maker Emma at ‘emiloumakes’, who showcased her illustrated ceramics and other lovely work.
We love the ‘Royal Corgi’ tea cups as much as the beautiful set of ’12 Days of Christmas’ baubles! And even better – You can also commission her to create custom-made ceramics with illustrations of your choice… i.e. we’re just getting our cats done on tea cups, plates and wine glasses. Amazing presents tick tick tick!
All images copyright of emiloumakes.
Mr Helmut Koller
Likethat had a pleasure of coming across the works of Helmut Koller who’s talent is inspirational. A man of many talents, Mr Koller exhibits all over the world and became widely known for his bold, magic and ‘yumi’ colourful paintings of animals. His work is exactly what we need in this dull, breezy weather. Enjoy…
You can see his work in London at Masterpiece, former Chelsea Barracks.
We especially love this one…
The Drawing Apparatus by Robert Howsare
Robert Howsare’s latest invention, the Drawing Apparatus: “The revolution of the records create drawings that serve as a markers of temporality. The drawings also speak to the idea of the editionable print through their ability to be replicated using domestic materials.”
Such a simple idea , but that doesn’t mean that it’s outcome is less interesting. Clever!
Last night brought likethat to the opening night of Yoobi, London’s first Temakeria – a Japanese / Brazilian sushi eaterie. With Sao Paulo having the world’s largest Japanese community outside of Japan, it’s no wonder the skillfully hand-rolled sushi were little mouthfuls of joy!
Also, the interior and branding completely got us dribbling! The simple yet super fun graphic shapes have been followed through with a passion – from the triangularly shaped packaging to the signage, menus, photography and interior… We have found our new favourite eat out!
Lisa Bengtsson favourites
Likethat have been charmed by beautiful prints of talented Swedish designer Lisa Bengtsson. Her stunning designs grace everything from wallpaper, textiles, clothing to cushions to book covers. We’ve been blown away by her amazing Tillsammans posters (dedicated to all sausage dog lovers) that come in six different styles named Hugo, Sixten, Ulrika Eleonora, Laura Francesca, Owe, and Betty. Hope you like them too…
The Great Wall by Guy Laramée
Most people read books on a regular basic, we gain knowledge and obtain lessons that might be applied to our own life in the near future. However a multi-talented artist Guy Laramée looks at paper and book in a completely different way.
Laramée has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer for over the 3 decades. This is one of his mind blowing book sculpture collection called The Great Wall. He uses those think and heavy book that we remember from College/High school to create beautiful sculptures. By transforming the edges of vintage books, he creates stunning mountains, glacial landscapes, plateaus, and deep valleys. Please visit his website to discovery more Laramée’s amazing masterpieces.
I Wish You Hadn’t Asked
With all that rain and wind outside this week, likethat are always relieved once we get to our cosy studio and warm up with a strong coffee. (Although once you’re completely soaked and all meetings have finished, it’s actually quite fun jumping through the puddles on the way!).
Anyway, let’s promise neverrr everrr to moan again about any future heatwaves. And perhaps ‘The Glue Society’ will provide the ultimate refreshment?
All rights with ‘The Glue Society’
likethat at Bluewater
likethat are currently working on a new branding project for Balans Bar & Brasserie at Bluewater Shopping Centre. They have approached us with the wish to create a refreshed and more inviting brand look to help the restaurant stand up to neighbours such as Jamie’s and Nando’s.
From finding a clearer sub line for the logo to creating a memorable look and feel, likethat are helping Balans to find their personality for Bluewater. Taking inspiration from the restaurant interior, the new material uses a diamond pattern and a colour scheme ranging from blue, yellow to bronze. The fonts have been freshened up using the playful ‘Arcus’ and stronger ‘DIN’ to give a friendly and inviting yet trustworthy feel.
Currently re-fining all menus and material for print (nice bronze foil and various Pantones, mmm!), we thought we give you a little sneak peek of what’s already up.
4.5m x 5m Hoarding within Bluewater Shopping Centre
Bluewater Website – Miami Competition Promo
Brain activity is Shrigley’s main exhibition in Britain, which is presenting the full range of his work, from the beginning of his career in the mid-1990s to the present day.
Those who are familiar with his work will not be let down and new comers will be become fans. Witty, dark, awkward, provoking and hilarious as ever – David Shrigley tricks our minds by funny and simple visual level. Go and see for yourself, as there are thoughts to be had and jokes to be enjoyed.
The puppy definitely stole my heart…
Rights with David Shrigley