“Art shops visits”

The other day I went on a trip to Schoreditch. The task was to visit at least two art bookshops/galleries, chose three publications and document them, as well as document the whole trip.

KK Outlet front
KK Outlet front

I started with the KK Outlet in Hoxton Square. It happened to be the place where the “The Art of Ping Pong” exhibition was held—yes, the “sister” exhibition of our own “Paper to Paddle”. Unfortunately I couldn’t go, but here is the pre-exhibition preparation post:

https://katarinajakcsiova.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=573&action=edit&postpost=v2

And here you can see how I created my own bat for it:

https://katarinajakcsiova.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/bat-creation-ping-pong-project/

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Publications
Publications

Anyway, KK Outlet had many great bats displayed, as well as some interesting publications. However, none of them really did it for me, and so I moved on to the next place—the Bookart Bookshop in Pittfield Street. Sadly, it was closed, so off I went to Rivington Place down the road, with the YCN also closed, but Artwords Bookstore open. And amazing it was. But, no photography allowed. So I went through a (rather large) number of publications, and moved on.

An interesting object I came across—a rubbish skip I think.
An interesting object I came across—a rubbish skip I think.
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Closed today
Detail on the front door was quite cool
Detail on the front door was quite cool
As well as a private shop wall for local artists
As well as a private shop wall for local artists
Stik's piece
Stik’s piece
And some arty hearts
And some arty hearts
Also closed
Also closed
Nice sign
Nice sign
I peeked in
I peeked in

Next stop—Cowling and Wilcox art supplies. I love it there. I opened a few books about printing, and wished I was richer. Luckily, later I was able to borrow both of them from the university library. These are two of my documented publications.

Great books!
Great books!
Lately I've been into fashion illustration for some reason
Lately I’ve been into fashion illustration for some reason

I then went in the Book Club, with their amazing gallery of street art, and a cool cafe to chill in.

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Cafe graphics
Cafe graphics

DSC_4047Last stop was the Jealous Gallery. When I got there, they were just re-decorating it in preparation for a new exhibition, but I was able to look through the prints/posters, and get some inspiration.

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Oh no—closed again!
Oh no—closed again!
But eventually I came in and checked all the prints
But eventually I came in and checked all the prints
And more prints
And more prints
New exhibition colours
New exhibition colours

The staff were lovely, and I took their magazine as my last publication. Here is one of the brilliant artists who’s work I’ve discovered there:

http://www.ralphsteadmanartcollection.com

In general, it was time well spent. I wish it wasn’t raining.

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