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Noel Carrington

"Noel Carrington is an unsung hero. Today, aside from a few collectors and enthusiasts, he is generally unknown, a footnote man who appears fleetingly in indexes of biographies of the Bloomsbury Circle, design journals or publishing histories. Yet Noel Carrington was one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century in the commissioning, editing and publishing of children's picture books." This quote refers to the greatest achievement of Noel Carrington, the creation Puffin Picture Books. Carrington was a book designer, editor and publisher who had an eye for design and a firm belief that "nothing need be ugly".       Carrington was a prolific editor and producer of books for Country Lane, working closely with of Edward Bawden and...

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Late Opening

On Tuesday 22nd September, Material will be open until 8.30pm as part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle. On the night, we will be showcasing new ranges by a selection of our regular designers including fabulous new designs by Ola so drop by and have a browse and enjoying a complimentary drink courtesy of Grolsh. ----------------------- The Shoreditch Design Triangle 2015 is the most coherent street by street event during this year’s London Design Festival. Now in its 7th consecutive year, the event brings together a collection of designers, stores, galleries, studios, cafes, bars, brands and one-off events for a week of design-led festivities. Truly collaborative and harking back to the days when the Hoxton and Shoreditch area was re-invigorated by the Young British Artist movement, the...

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Spectral Nation: Atmospheric Disturbances

The pulsating acid tinged continuum of the Spectral Nation continues... Join us at Material for the preview night of Heretic Printmaker's latest instalment of the Spectral Nation. An ongoing project by London based Studio Heretic, Spectral Nation is set to take viewers into the shared consciousness of a parallel mind state reality reversal leading to unknown dimensions and refracted visions, a kaleidoscopic landscape, a layered plateau, a journey unfolding and un-ending towards retinal, refractional release. Thursday 24th September 20156.30 - 9pmExhibition 24th September - 15th October 2015  Spectral Nation has taken Luke Frost, Jon Rundall, and Therese Vandling through a series of colour and print process interactions combined with irregular print experiments. With a focus on visual perception, the relationship between...

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Unelefante Chocolate

  The brainchild of Mexico-based designer Tatiana Sanchez and chef Jorge Llanderal, Unelefante 's artisan chocolate transforms the 'ordinary into extraordinary". This chocolate is not only delicious but a visual delight too and it's sure to make you smile. "I happened to know Jorge Llanderal and his family for quite some time. I'm a devoted chocoholic. When I voiced my idea that people crave good chocolate all around the world, it was only obvious that working with Jorge was my first move. He introduced me to the wonderful world of cocoa, I showed him my idea I had and the Pollock bar was born."   – Tatiana Sánchez, Founder of UNELEFANTE These days we want food to be as pretty as a...

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T Veg Book Launch

Award winning illustrator Katherina Manolessou has teamed up with Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Frances Lincoln Publishing in creating this fabulous new children's title. After the success of Katherina’s Zoom Zoom Zoom book launch in January 2013, Material are honoured to be hosting the book launch and accompanying exhibition of work from this wonderful new publication. Join us to celebrate the publication of T-Veg. Written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Illustrated by Katherina Manolessou. Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. Publication date: 3rd September 2015 Artwork exhibition: 3rd to 22nd of September Book launch and book signing: Thursday 17th September, 6.30 pm Material, 1-3 Rivington street EC2A 3DT    

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