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Photos by Alex Oliver

This weekend saw us miss going along to the cambridge 'Poster Roast', as we have been bsuy building our new printing studio and printing madly for an exhibtion opening tomo. But we managed to get some posters down to this ace event so our presence was there in some form Big thanks go to the awesome Alex of Thr33 Designs who put the whole thing on.

Pennines played as did the excellent Tellison. and by all accounts it was a wonderfully riotous affair with some amqazing prints by equally amazing people.

The new shop will be up and running hopefully by the end of tomorrow along with some new designs and things to buy!!!

I will be doing a mail out sometime on wednesday so dont hesitate to sign up to our mailing list and get all the latest news from the depths of the telegramme studio.

big printed love

Robert Telegramme


Posted by : Robert Evans Posted : Wed 03rd Jun 2009
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I am illustrating a collection of haiku by friend and poet Hamish Ironside. At present I am uncertain as to whether the work I am generating is preparatory or finished. It feels like a distraction to worry either way, though. I’m pleased with the freshness of the drawing. I had begun working on this project a few months ago and stupidly didn’t finish it in one deliberate swoop. So now I find myself ambling around pictures which already seem consigned to history, tracing new thoughts over old ones. In all honesty, this is not such bad practice. It feels good working in tandem with a younger self, realising where he went wrong and where I could learn…

Here’s one new drawing and I’ll leave it at that.

Posted by : Barnaby Richards Posted : Wed 03rd Jun 2009
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I drew these dancing Rugby players for today’s Guardian. Having recently produced some very complicated and time consuming work, it was a welcome relief to have what turned out to be a three hour job. Quickly produced work often has a directness and a bluntness which I like. I think these fellows are rather fun.

Posted by : Barnaby Richards Posted : Wed 03rd Jun 2009
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I have been working on an album cover for the fantastic band NinosKika.

Posted by : Richard Dinnis Posted : Wed 03rd Jun 2009
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More drawing from outside.

Posted by : Richard Dinnis Posted : Fri 03rd Apr 2009


My first book has been published by Atlantic Press. I'm still very pleased with it (although I've been told the feeling wears off after a while, as the restless desire to make new and better things creeps back).

Sample pages can be seen in the 'book' section of my website. It should also be appearing in the more adventurous of book shops soon.

Posted by : Richard Dinnis Posted : Wed 03rd Dec 2008
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Posted by : David Mathews Posted : Mon 23rd Feb 2009
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Osmi thumbnails

I was flattered to be asked by John Stanbury to draw an A3 sized piece of advice in the form of a comic, for this year’s batch of posters. You can see the finished design here.

One of the things that concerned me was to produce something which was an interesting picture as well as something to be read. I imagined an altarpiece with a large central panel, and a kind of predella on the bottom to contain a short dialogue. I don’t know when the idea of the hand struck me exactly, but no doubt I was looking for an interesting shape which could be invested with an appropriate meaning. Thinking of altarpieces definitely led to the shape of that central panel. Why such a wintry scene when I was drawing Osmi in August? The jury on that one is out, although Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes both released pretty wintry music which I was listening to at this time. 

A mixture of these aesthetic and symbolic concerns inspired me to create the story, such as it is, although perhaps ‘moment’ or ‘fragment’ would be a better description. I suppose what interests me most in comics is the picturing of another world, interesting characters and witnessing significant and/or unusual events. Plotting in its own right has never been a big concern of mine, except that a sequence of events MUST reveal themselves in an interesting and revealing way. I like mystery and am more interested in the poetry of a scene and its implied narrative, rather than things which are too fixed and too literal.

On reflection, there are things about Osmi which I’m not totally happy with. As a comic it works well enough, but I think that the altarpiece idea has not been fully developed. Consequently, it doesn’t entirely hold-up as a single picture. No worries. I want to develop this altarpiece idea, and develop a visual story telling method totally separate from the ‘graphic novel’ formula. A kind of comic poetry, liberated from the book, floating over tables and placed on walls. Hmmm.

As for my comic’s message, well… I hope very little needs to be said. I suppose I’ve always felt a strong sense of creative isolation. The snowy landscape kind of reflects that. Often a picture feels like an open letter: “Hello! This is me. What do you think? What are YOU up to?” Referring particularly to Osmi’s hand I suppose it would be a trifle pessimistic to quote from Stevie Smith’s ‘Not Waving but Drowning’ poem but heck! if I was going to do that I guess that a lot of you would know what I mean?

Many thanks to John for giving me the opportunity to create Osmi and the journey it has set me on… and HAPPY BIRTHDAY today too :)

Posted by : Barnaby Richards Posted : Fri 10th Oct 2008
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Posted by : David Gibson Posted : Wed 23rd Apr 2008

This guy was in a jazz bar in Charlottenburg called A-Trane and he was singing along to his double bass solo (but I don't think he realised).

Posted by : David Gibson Posted : Mon 12th Nov 2007
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