Monday, 21 December 2009
Just a quick note: stocks of our colour changing umbrellas by Squid London are low, if you are thinking of getting one before Christmas, you might want to move fast before we sell out as there are only 9 left (as of this blog)!
Friday, 18 December 2009
Tuesday 29th December 10am -5:30pm
Wednesday 30th December 10am -4pm
Thursday 31st Closed
Friday 1st Closed
Then we return to our usual opening hours.
Come in and listen to a wee bit of festive Lionel Richie, karaoke style with Lucy and Hilts whilst doing your Christmas shopping.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
With over 200 pages of visual content, Elephant aims to have more depth and breadth than any other visual art magazine. It digs deeper, ceaselessly asking and enquiring into creative trends and art movements and innovative techniques. In recent years, creative individuals have started to react against the corporate nature of things, taking initiative into their hands and starting new independent ventures. Elephant looks at how people do that. How do they go about starting a new publishing venture? How do they then move from publishing their own comics to featuring them in national newspapers? How do they turn their personal interests and design skills into hugely popular websites? How do they turn their obsessions into global trends? These questions are particularly relevant as we wake up to this post credit-crunch period. Elephant visits art and design studios, sits by desks, steps on graffiti artists’ toes, disturbs rehearsals and interrupts takes, rides fixed-gear bikes and plays with the latest computer games. The ELEPHANT is always in the room.
The magazine is available in store for £12.99.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
The outstandingly popular volumes I and III of Russian Criminal Tattoo are now available to buy from our online shop (no. II is out of print but there are a few copies remaining available only from the publisher).
They are both £16.95 plus P&P. For more info, click here. These award winning books keep selling out so, if you're keen, act fast.
Monday, 7 December 2009
As many of you were disappointed to discover, The Tim Burton book was so popular that we actually sold out of it in a matter of days... Well we are pleased to announce that it is back in stock (Hurrah). Available in shop NOW.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Studio On Fire is a design and letterpress workspace based in Minneapolis. Their Designer Series Cardline features illustrations by a select group of artists including Mike Perry who are specially invited to contribute work and receive a royalty on each card sold. All cards are exclusively letterpress printed on heavy 100% cotton paper reclaimed from the garment industry. Stunning designs and premium materials make them closer to a fine art edition than an occasion card.
All cards are A6 size and come with a custom die cut envelope and are available to buy online for £3.50 each. Click here to go to the online shop.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Order something from our online shop before Christmas and we will also send you some kind of mysterious gift at no extra charge. Do not believe us? Call our bluff and order something then... Lots of new items in the online shop plus the fore-mentioned mystery prize... What are you waiting for? Get stuck in...
Monday, 23 November 2009
Illustrated with works on paper, moving-image stills, drawn and painted concept art, puppets and maquettes, storyboards, and examples of his work as a graphic artist, this book sheds new light on Burton and presents previously unseen works from the artist's personal archive. Includes 64 color illustrations.
The book is available in store or via mail order - just give us a call on 01584 876 483- and is £13.50 (+P&P for mail order).
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Hot off the press and just delivered at Material is this wonderful 2010 calender designed and illustrated by Marcus Walters.
Marcus Walters is an illustrator and designer based in the UK working in the design industry for over ten years. Marcus works across a variety of media and his work incorporates hand crafted elements such as collage and drawing to create simple and enduring images.
Marcus's client list includes the BBC, Levis, Coca-Cola, Yellow Pages, Amnesty, Honda, Orange and various magazines worldwide. He is also co-founder of graphic design studio, New Future Graphic, to which he often brings his illustrative approach to graphic design projects.
Marcus will also be exhibiting in our up coming Lost in the Woods exhibition.
The calenders are available in store or via mail order and will soon be available to buy online and they cost £12.50. If you wish to buy one via mail order, give us a call on 01584 876 483- there will be an additional £2.50 for p&p.
Monday, 16 November 2009
December at Material brings our winter show Lost In The Woods, an exhibition of work from a selection of artists including -amongst others- members of Le Gun and East London Printmakers.
The exhibition will run from 29th November through to 29th January 2010 and will also run in conjunction with our friends Deep Elem performing at The Globe on 10th December. Inspired by their song titled "Lost in the Woods" we will also have the original artwork from their album cover in the exhibition and their album is available to buy on vinyl from Material.
For more information, please contact us or check the website for updates.
Friday, 6 November 2009
10 of the best chefs of today reveal who the 100 chefs of tomorrow will be, this book provides unique insights into the incredible variety of culinary talent working today in places as diverse as Paris, Copenhagen, Kyoto, New Orleans, Bilbao, and Beijing. It includes menus and recipes from each emerging chef, all illustrated in full colour alongside images of their kitchens and restaurants.
The first food book of its kind, Coco is an invaluable cookbook and a unique overview of contemporary gastronomy.
The bible of traditional French home cooking, I Know How to Cook is to France what The Silver Spoon is to Italy. The book reveals all the secrets of good, simple French cooking, the foundations of modern cuisine and contains more than 1,400 authentic, simple and easy-to-follow recipes, fully updated for modern kitchens by experts in classic French cooking.
TWO BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED NEW COOKERY BOOKS FROM PHAIDON NOW AVAILABLE AT MATERIAL.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Neal Fox is a London based artist/illustrator. Born in 1981, he studied at Camberwell Art College and the Royal College of Art. Since graduating with an MA in 2005 his commercial illustration clients have included the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, Random House and Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles.
The book is available to buy in store or via mail order from Material for £30 and is a wonderful read.
Monday, 19 October 2009
THERE ARE NOW MATERIAL GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE TO BUY IN STORE OR VIA MAIL ORDER. THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING DENOMINATIONS...
£5/ £10/ £20/ £50
... AND COME WITH A CARD AND ENVELOPE. SO NOW, IF YOU ARE STUCK FOR A GIFT TO BUY OR ARE A LITTLE UNSURE IF YOU ARE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE, YOU CAN BUY A VOUCHER INSTEAD.
Dave Hughes of Ammo & Koodooo Magazines has just produced a new range of tees featuring 3 different designs. The T-shirts have been printed using water based, non-toxic ink. They've also been screen printed by hand in the UK. The T-shirts are 100% cotton and have a vintage wash effect and come with a relevant badge. They are £20 each and available to buy from Material but you have to be quick as there are limited numbers! Once they've gone there's no guarantee Ammo will re-print any of the designs so if you like a certain T-shirt get it quick as it may sell out.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
LULA magazine is created for those who love fashion, music, art, & make believe. LULA is gentle, whimsical and ethereal in tone, mixing high fashion to fall in love with and interviews that feel like late night chats with people you wish you knew.
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra. Fantastic menagerie. A large format hardcover book published by Taschen that measures an impressive 28 x 37cm and costs a mere £45.
At first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the 'operatic' nature of traditional natural history themes.
Leonardo da Vinci Taschen special edition hardcover book with slipcase- also a whopping 25 x 37 cm in size and only £45.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Their new range 'Bird Squit' is now available at Material. They are available to buy in store and will soon be available to buy online. Pop in for a demonstration of how they work.
Video showing them in action coming soon- we're just waiting for it to rain!
Monday, 28 September 2009
There will be more promotions coming up to Christmas so watch the blog/ website for details.
We now have in stock the new issue of IdN magazine- The Self Promotion issue...
There are few professions for which self-promotion is more important then that of graphic designers, for it is on the material that they produce to sell their own services that they will be judged. And if designers can’t design a decent piece of self-promotional materials, what hope do they have of convincing a potential client that they could do a good job for them? Our biggest-ever feature, presenting the self-referential work of 25 artists and their views on how best to introduce yourself to the world...
For more information, visit the IdN website here and whilst you are there, also check out the new IdN extra which is also in stock.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Here are some highlights of the show...
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
New in at Material this week is Galapagos- the collectors. Described as an organic vibe, The Collectors consist of duo Benet and Tom who met on the swings aged seven. Benet has previously co written for and played with Plaid (who have remixed Maya II for the E.P) and Tom has released music through Pork Recordings.
They have sited their influences as Trojan Records, 80s indie guitar bands and Renaissance music.
Vinyl EP (Maya II) £6.99
Available in store and via mail order.
Monday, 31 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
W2 products (the company that brought us the original Pantone Mugs) have just released a set of 10 new colours for A/W 2009. The colours feature two shades of pink, putty grey, egg yolk and a wonderfully intense Violet. These mugs have been such a success that they are certain to become a design classic.
They arrived in store this week and are also available to buy mail order and soon to be available to buy online (our online ahop will be back up and running shortly).