Tag Archives: Print is Power

WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions

Photo Credit: Stacy Sowinski & Ego.A,Sowinski So thrilled & honoured to had been selected to show a section of the work Ego.A.Sowinski and I did for our residency “Empowered Printworks” at the Women’s Art Library, by the Women’s Art Resourse of Minnesota (WARM). The exhibition is titled WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions,on the count of the […]

Wash Booth Tales

Wash Booth Tales Born mostly out of boredom, little bit of left over phosphorescent ink and the idea of how much action my wash booth seen over its lifetime comes Wash Booth Tales. A series of short videos shot mostly in one take, on my iPhone 6, the films are tongue and cheek statements, comprising […]

Being Human Festival: Woman’s Art Library Residency & Exhibition

 I have been fortunate enough to have been offered a residency in the Women’s Art Library in Goldsmith’s in conjunction with the Being Human Festival 2015. I am working alongside side one of my longest calibrators and friend, archivist and artist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski to show various poster produced specially for Radical New Cross and […]

VNA Magazine

I am very privileged to have been featured in the VNA magazine issue 26, it includes the artwork of Robert ’3D” Del Naja from Massive Attack on the cover as well as Numskull, Calma, Buff Monster, Greg Lamarche Augustine Kofie, Ernest Zacharevic, Jonathan Levine and more…….The main cover (Available in stores now) was photographed by […]

Reclamation Nation-Back to the 80s with The Victoria & Albert Museum

I am so excited about this Reclamation Nation print workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum! All I’m saying for now is as you all know ” THE 80′S ROCKED MY WORLD” The event is completely free as usual so make sure you get down early to get a chance to print with the PIP […]

Reclamation Nation is Back!!!!! Souf London Stylee

We will be doing a “taster” workshop as part of the Turpentine Takeover  at The Effra Social in Brixton this Sunday 29th September from 4.00pm. You will need to book via the Turpentine website follow the link http://www.theturpentine.com/ Just in case you haven’t seen our previous PIP workshops, you can check out some photo’s of the Hackney Wicked & Fun […]

Reclamation Nation Screen Print Workshop at Fun Factory

Last Saturday the 24th August saw our third “Reclamation Nation” Screen Print workshop at Fun Factory Art Project Space in Bethnal Green Road. This time we even managed to screen a film about the inspirational screen printer Sister Corita called Primary Colours. We had a great turn out, despite the pouring rain and even had […]

Print is Power: Reclamation Nation Project Launched at Hackney Wicked

Print is Power presents “Reclamation Nation” Print is power are projects based around the medium of Print. Our first workshop project will be launched at the Hackney WickEd festival titled Reclamation Nation, which aims to give various members of the community & individuals  a voice to communicate and raise issues for debate.  Whether it’s a little comment […]

Making Of: Holly-Anne Buck Print

Competition winner- Holly-Anne Buck Little did I know a chance meeting with Holly-Anne Buck who had the next stand by mine at the Other Art Fair 1 that I would end up printing her winning designs a few months later! To top that, I actually think that Holly-Anne well may be the first lady artist […]

LCC Surface Design Graduate Show

  Surface Design @LCC Graduate shows 2012 Surface Design at the London College of Communication has a long history in priding itself in delivering one of the best Applied Arts programmed in the UK. Our philosophy is that design for the “Surface” needs to be innovative and unique and this can only stem from our […]

Making Of: Flamingorama

Having always looked towards the wilder side of the animal kingdom for inspiration as mentioned in the ‘Left with the Unicorns’ blog post, I knew that I was going to be working on a bird theme collection of prints for the next few months at least. When I heard the news that these were potentially […]

Left with the Unicorns

In my mind, I had been planning to start a bird based screen printing project for some time now. Many hours of researching through books, The V & A, The British Musuem and the Museum of Natural History  and a million photographs I was driving my self into a right tizz. So many choices and […]

New Print Launch for Nelly Duff at Pick Me Up

Dear Friends, Here is a sneak peek at what to expect from my new collection of prints which will be launched by Nelly Duff at this years Pick Me Up (Contemporary Graphics show) Obviously, I can’t reveal the fully finished prints just yet, you will have to go to the show to see that, so below is a […]

Making Of: Remi/Rough Known

It was about a year ago when Remi/Rough released his first ever screen print Edition “Phenomenon” which was printed right here in The Glorious House of Brag by the infamous, talented screen printer Sam from Mula Printing. After the success of the last print, Remi was ready to release his second print edition called “Known”. […]

Scraffer Yearbook 2011

  Well, I was in very good company when I was asked to be part of the very first Scraffer Year book (2011). The main objectives of the project was to make a summery of the year through the words and images of Urbanite artists all in the aid  for Teenage Cancer Trust. There was a […]

Season Ticket Art Fair 2011

Sometimes you make work and your not exactly sure where it’s destined for or if you would even get to show it. For me, the art show Season Ticket at he Old Shoreditch Underground Station was set to me my destination. As I explained my plans to the curators I could see all my hard […]

Making Of: Credit Crunch Wallpaper

I can see why making money can be so addictive as I think I have definitely developed an addiction to “Printing Money”. As I lay there fantasising how great it would be to be surrounded by money I had a epiphany! Make some wallpaper, this was the solution. As it shows in the photographs, it […]

Making Of: Otto Schade Amy Winehouse Print

There were spooky going on’s in the studio when these Amy Winehouse art works were being printed . As the layers of the art work were broken down, with each layer I printed, I could almost see in to the soul of the subject….never mind all the things going missing and being moved around in […]

Print Yourself Out of Debt

It’s any printers long term dream…how to print money! So here at Brag Towers we thought we have a go and try to beat that nasty old Credit Crunch with the revival of our “Credit Crunch Note” Each $100 note is worth $50, with the exchange rate of:  50 USD = 32 GBP. It’s not guaranteed to […]

Making Of: Hood Thingamajigs

Million hours in making but they are back. The famous Bragacalavas from the good old “Brag Boutique” winter staples. I had actually forgotten how long they take to make, start to finish. Luckily, I had found a batch of the fabric already cut out in one of the storage bags, so I only had to […]

Making Of: Limited Edition Black ZeVra

So, I had a happy accident one day whilst cutting out my Pink ZeVra’s, one fell onto some Black paper which was lying on the studio floor. This was the start of my mission to try and pull off a print on Black paper. I knew it wouldn’t be easy as this colour can soak […]

Making Of: Otto Schade: Message to Environmentally Unfriendly People

I had never met Otto Schade but had seen his work around the Truman Brewery  and around East London. So, I was intrigued and a little nervous to be making some prints for him at the beginning. It’s always a bit weird to meet someone for the first time who’s work you have seen and […]

Making of: Ludo’s e-Lepidoptera Print

I was so excited to be asked to print for Ludo for his first solo show in the UK at the High Roller Society which opened last Friday. I really enjoyed printing this image, it was such a precise image with lots of delicate half tone dots so I had to make sure that the […]

Breuckelen@Recoat Gallery

While we were on our hols in Glasgow we managed to make it down to the EMA show @Recoat Gallery. The work was inspired by Ema’s time living in NYC for nearly ten years. The work was predominately chromatic with the only flashes of colour appearing in her well illustrated graphic screen prints. My absolute personal faves were the […]

Galloping New ZeVras

It’s a wrap for the new Silver ZeVra colour-way which was delivered to Nelly Duff last Saturday……the word is that there has already been some pre- orders so fingers crossed they will soon gallop their way out of the gallery again! A final  note on the ZeVras, I finally managed to get into the Nelly Duff HQ and […]

Kid Acne:Kill Your Darlings

I had the opportunity to go up to  to Sheffield to the Millennium Gallery to see the Kid Acne solo show. What a great space and what a carefully contemplated show! Really worth going up, especially as there are lots of Kid Acne goodies to buy at the gift shop….I bought my self a ‘Colour Me Bad’ […]

Making of: New Scarves

Well done to those of you who managed to buy a preview of the scarves at White Cross Street party, I think it was the classic case of ‘the early bird catches the worm’. So, as of last week, the scarves have gone up on the Brag shop. There are lots more different designs and […]

Brag Boutique: Street View

Just Like Millions of others a few weeks ago, I was re-watching Exit Through the Gift Shop on the telly, and I got really sentimntal when the shot of Brag Boutique came on, funny how sugar coated some memories can be! Then it suddenly dawned on me that I never took a descent photo outside the old […]

Parkway Rythm: Working Girl

I got a surprise email from a musician from Sweden who went about a spiral way to manage to find me, which I was really flattered by. I am sure I have never been head hunted like this before. What I found most amusing  was that after he had spotted my work out on the street, he had envisaged […]

Hackney Wicked

Hi everyone thanks for coming to see us last week at Whitecross St, if anyone has any pics you could send them to us aidaprints We are gonna be at Hackney Wicked in the Fete for the Wicked area this Sunday with a few more goodies. Some new scarves, prints, t-shirts, bags  and our Beach […]

Latest update on Brag’s new range

Hi all, had a great session today photographing the new Brag Clothing collection. Today’s turn was the women’s wear which has had a good response so far! Well, from the few that have had a sneak peak, anyway! Photographing the Men’s tomorrow, so looking forward to some torso action there! My model had demanded for a pair […]

White Cross Street Party

Date for your diaries: weekend extravaganza at The White Cross Street Part,  craft stalls, street art, and yummy treats. The Glorious House of Brag will have a stall at the event with lots of goodies including the new clothing range, samples and artwork. Come along and say HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love and Kisses Aida  

Safewalls

As you can see, we have ironed out our technical difficulties with ”the blank space” scenario….. hurrah! So, here is the link for the short film I was in, made by the sweet boys form the Safewalls Project! (Sorry, I’m too much of a skin flint to spend $56 on a video up loader upgrade from word press, seeing as I have […]

New prints coming soon

New Aida ’Zevra’, glitter Zebra screen prints coming soon to Nelly Duff the Columbia Road Gallery. There are two fantastic colour ways to choose from….you really need to get up close and personal with this print so that you can see the wonderful glitter finish! As soon as I put the last colour on these pieces I just […]

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