The Lies We Tell Ourselves…

Have you seen this? Fantastic project from New York based Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Lauren Hom – check out her work, I have severe portfolio envy.

I love these prints, and how they blatantly and beautifully showcase the fibs we tell ourselves, and what better way to face up to our little white lies than to have them hand lettered, screenprinted and on display for all to see? It’s almost like being honest with ourselves…

My favourite is the first one, I say that ALL the time.

Lauren Hom - Daily Dishonesty

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‘Tattoos Don’t Hurt’ by Virgilio Tzaj

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‘I Just Got Your Text’ by Emma Hopkins

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‘Just Ten More Minutes’ by Courtney Blair

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All artwork by Lauren Hom, unless otherwise credited.
See more Daily Dishonesty here. You can even submit your own lies. And you can buy beautiful Daily Dishonesty here. Thanks for letting me feature your work Lauren!

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LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun Private View

In which we went to London to see the exhibition I was part of. Here are some pics of the night.

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The piece I worked (above, far right) on with Kirsty Logan – Sestina For My Lolling Cat, a poem about her cat Tig and how he’s more loll about than LOL and featuring my little Mia cat in the illustration (who also loved a good loll about).LOLcat-Exhibition3 LOLcat-Exhibition4 LOLcat-Exhibition5

The month in Instagram – December 2012

Over the past year, I have become a complete Instagram addict. I love how you can document your life, in a pretty ‘select a filter’ fashion and also have a nosey at what other people are up to. I was pretty snap happy in December, here’s what it looked like…

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1. I did get rather over excited about the sprinkling of snow we got and my love affair with my DM Triumphs and leopard print coat continued…

2. Myself and Rachel had a Big Scream on the Big Wheel in Princes St.

3. Tried my hand at DIY foil blocking, I’ll post a how to later.

4. My living room windows were adorned with easy peasy and super cheap to make paper doily snowflakes.

5. Antler tree decorations – the beginnings of stock for the stall myself and Rachel held at the lovely Roamin’ Nose.

6. Made a wee leather book, using this tutorial here was a bit tricky to make, but uber satisfying, v. pleased with result.

7&8. The December Craft-a-rama continued with Typetastic Gift Tags which went on sale.

9. Lovely Rachel made me a Letraset tree decoration – all designers should have Letraset on their Christmas trees right?

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10. Our favourite neighbour ever, paid us a fair few visits and laid claim to our rocking chair.

11. Discovered the amazing Marshmallow Lady, and her superb Reverse Rocky Road home made marshmallows. Little pieces of heaven I tell you.

12. Drank a fair bit of mulled stuff at the German Market in Princes Street with a rather handsome chap.

13. Went holly robbing in the local graveyard, for a graveyard it’s rather festive.

14 & 15 Made a garland and wreath with aforementioned pilfered foliage and destroyed my hands. “This wasn’t what it was like when Kirsty (Allsopp) made wreaths” I thought, washing bird poo off the umpteenth piece of holly.

16. Discovered this gem of a magazine – Things and Ink, gorgeous type and layouts throughout and some great thought provoking content on tattoo culture. A fabulous read.

17. I got roller skates for Christmas – I haven’t had skates for Christmas since I was 13! Immediately skated up and down hall in an awkward Bambi fashion to celebrate. Also signed up for the Auld Reekie Roller Girls Fresh Meat waiting list (eek!).

18. Rediscovered Boggle – completely more-ish and has the power to make you feel rather clever (bit like wine, really) I implore you to buy one.

So that was my December; in three words crafty, creative and indulgent. Here’s the rest of my life in Instagram, feel free to add me.

Post inspired by this instagram themed post by eversojuliet.com

LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun

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Everybody loves a LOLcat right? I’m delighted to be part of LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun a fabulous exhibition celebrating the world of internet LOLcats. I’ll be jointly exhibiting with Glasgow based writer Kirsty Logan, whose poem Sestina to my Lolling Cat I have typeset and illustrated.

The illustration features my gorgeous little cat Mia, who sadly passed away in July. Mia loved lolling about my desk, walking on my keyboard and encouraging my procrastinative tendencies with lots of hugs, posing for instagram shots and insisting I hang out in the garden with her. Here’s a sneak preview, see if you can spot mine…

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Image pinched from LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun blog

The exhibition, curated by Jenny Theolin of Soapbox and Sons, opens on Tuesday 23 January 2013. The prints will be available to buy framed and unframed; a fantastic 50% of the proceeds will be going to Battersea Cat and Dog Home, so it’s LOLcats helping actual cats (and dogs), which makes me happy as I am a crazy cat lady after all.

The exhibition has picked up some pretty awesome press coverage appearing in Huffington PostThe IndependentCreative ReviewWired, Computer ArtsWe Heart, The Fluffington Post, Design TaxiDigital Arts, Its Rude to StareDesign You Trust and Design Week

LOLcat: Teh Exhibishun (how cool is this site?!) opens on 23 January and runs until 15 February 2013 at The Framers Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JT  

Needless to say, I have a suitably cat themed outfit for the private view. Miaow…