Wednesday, 25 April 2012

beauty in the making

On Monday, Grillust™operative Jim (33) spent an enjoyable time being treated like a VIP guest, at the Beauty in the Making event run by paper supremos, GF Smith in Bloomsbury.

As well as the main exhibition featuring lots of information and technology associated with paper-making, craft printing and the type design of Eric Gill; there were hands-on elements - e.g. make your own envelopes, letterpress printing on some beautiful Adana 5' x 8" Presses - and an enticing range of  5 x 8 minute (see what they did there?) evening talks curated by It's Nice That and headlined by Pentagram's Angus Hyland. However, the stand-out talk for me (and many others in the audience) was Jane Stockdale's presentation on the Lake Victoria Disability Project. Sorry Angus ;-)

Photo's courtesy of Eye Magazine Blog

Business concluded, heavily bearded Grillust™secret agent, Craig Jackson(33), escorted Jim to The Perseverance on the wonderfully named Lamb's Conduit Street, for a 'knees-up' with the GF Smith/It's Nice That! crowd. Apparently a 'small quantity' of alcohol may have been consumed and rebel-rousing might have ensued.

The event runs 'til the end of this week - get to it if you can. And do visit the Lake Victoria Disability Project website :-)

Many thanks to James Groves and everyone at GF Smith, Craig Jackson, It's Nice That! and The Perseverance... you're my best mates you are.


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