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Wall of Wally

An Illustrated Celebration of Wally Olins THURSDAY 4TH - SATURDAY 6TH JUNE at MATERIAL Material is proud to present the Wall of Wally exhibition. For 2 days only, a curated selection of illustrated submissions from the Wall of Wally project will be on show in the Material space. Some of the works on display plus a limited edition book will be available to purchase. All proceeds will go to Ella's Home Run, a charity chosen by Wally Olin's wife Described by the Financial Times as ‘the world’s leading practitioner of branding and identity’  the multi-award-winning Wally Olins was a British practitioner of corporate identity and branding. A pioneer of branding, Wally Olins is said to have changed the face of the design industry and developed...

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Ways to Walk in London

  AN EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE NEW BOOK BY ALICE STEVENSON 17th - 30th April 2015  at MATERIAL Observant, deliberate, mindful walking is how Alice Stevenson, an established illustrator and artist, navigates London and finds inspiration in its unlikeliest corners. Her experiences, insights and city knowledge have come together to create a beautiful, unofficial guide to London’s lesser-known parts. Alice has explored the four corners of this immense city and in Ways to Walk in London she writes about and illustrates those moments of beauty and urbanity, contemplation and revelation. Her unique eye finds hidden doorways, decorated arches and fascinating perspectives across this multi-layered city. From 17th April, Material is teaming up with artist Alice Stevenson and publishing company September...

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Snow Flakes - A Chapter from the Book of Nature

These beautifully illustrated plates, published in 1863 catalogue the geometrical forms of snowflakes. The forms of the snow-crystals were observed and sketched over a century prior to this publication. The Transactions of the Royal Society of London, for 1755, contain representations of ninety one varieties with descriptions by the 18th-century Dutch physician John Nettis The early-19th-century eminent Arctic explorer William Scoresby, has given in his Arctic Regions, drawings for ninety six varieties. ............................. Published by The American Tract Society, Boston 1863 For more information, visit the full article by Rebecca Onion at Slate.com snow

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Material is Getting all Wrapped Up...

Join us and the people behind Wrap Magazine for an evening of gift wrapping at Material. Come along and purchase your gift wrap from our wonderful selection designed and created by Wrap in collaboration with hand picked illustrators and enjoy a festive refreshment whilst we gift wrap your gifts for free. ......................... About Wrap Founded by designers Chris Harrison and Polly Glass in September 2010 with the aim of showcasing the work of up-and-coming illustrators, Wrap is published three times a year and stocked in more than 150 shops around the world. These include London’s Tate Modern, Do You Read Me?! in Berlin, Papercut in Stockholm and MoMA PS1 in New York. Wrap also sells direct to online shoppers around the world, and has a growing...

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