Monday, 10 December 2012

Amelia's "Drawn to Joy"

Last Thursday, I was invited to Amelia Magazine's little Christmas soiree hosted at eclectic fashion retailer, JOY in Brick Lane. This was combined with a book signing of her last book "Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration". Drinks were supplied by Adnams and cakes by Molly Bakes.

Amelia Gregory is the founder of the magazine which published (on paper) ten issues over five years and became an independent publishing phoenomenon. Writing about fashion, music, art, photography, illustration and a whole host of other subjects, the publication built a popular following. We at Fenner Paper supplied most of the paper used for the magazines, printed by Principal Colour.  Amelia published her last printed magazine publication about four years ago in favour of concentrating her efforts on the website, blogging and twitter with great success and she also now has a beautiful baby.
Lovely cakes and Adnams ginger beer (alchoholic) ...very nice!
I met several interesting people including illustrator Emma Block (pictured) who makes many of her illustrations out of different papers, often printed paper pieces - they are really beautiful and cleverly put together. Emma is currently working on a children's book.

I also met Michelle Urvall Nyren, an illustrator who is establishing her own fashion range called Ever Reve.

It was a lovely evening and great to see that Amelia's Magazine is continuing to go from strength to strength.
Posted by Justin Hobson 10.12.2012

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment! If I like it, I'll add it on. Cheers J