'The Live Show'

  • Posted by howies
  • 21 July 2010

Matt, Sam and Barny have been hard at work today, getting the gallery above the shop ready for Friday's live painting show to launch the 'Weapon of Choice' exhibition which runs until 22nd August. Here's a sneaky peek..

There will be beer, rum and music, a perfect start to your Friday night out in Brizzle.  Tickets are not required but there will be a bouncer to keep an eye on numbers, so come along early, and if its like today, bring a brolly in case you have to queue in the rain!

For more information call us on 0117 9298928, email at bristolshop@howies.co.uk or go the the facebook page for the event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129325927103645&ref=ts

Throwdown Threes

Happy Friday Everyone.. here are our choices this week.

Emma's Choice

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Jeff's Choice

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My Choice

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PS   Here's one more just to get your feet twitching... enjoy!  Sinead x

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Friday 23rd July sees howies Bristol doing something a bit special with our mates at Weapon of Choice, a live painting show using pens upstairs in our gallery. There will be drinks and a DJs, an authentically Bristolian evenings entertainment.

We know that you guys are appreciative of great illustration, so get yourselves down to the Bristol shop on Queens Rd to witness some of the best bring their work to life before your very eyes.

Check out the Facebook group at Weapon of Choice take over howies with 'The Live Show' .

We think that this is going to be a very popular event so get here early.

happy happy joy joy

  • Posted by howies
  • 1 July 2010

It's been a funny old day, and I thought I'd post this up as it always makes me smile.

I'm sure lots of you have seen it but hey- it's sometimes good to enjoy completely pointless stuff to put things into perspective.

It's all a load of balls.

Matt

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So...Glastonbury has kicked off!

Every year I say I'm going to get tickets, and then cop out because buying them seems like such a rigmarole.  There is way too much forwards planning involved for my liking!  But I'm saying it again "next year I will go".

This years line-up looks pretty damn awesome...so in dedication a Glastonbury edition throwdown threes (as we haven't had one in a while now!)

On the Jazz World Stage- Mos Def...(he'll have a full band with him, should be epic) ;feature=related[/youtube]

On the John Peel Stage tomorrow- Wild Beasts... ;feature=related[/youtube]

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Whatever you're doing this weekend- have some fun in the sun :)

'Escape' Exhibition Launch

  • Posted by howies
  • 14 June 2010

Graphic Designers and Illustrators around Bristol have been letting their creativity run wild with Ink Dot’s summer poster show ‘Escape’.  Ink Dot’s ethos is simple, they set a title and a colour pallette and wait to see what poster gems the designers create. The title for the summer project 'Escape' has a colour palette of  light blue, cream, dark blue, red/pink, yellow and green plus black and white.

This Thursday at 7pm we are launching the new exhibition, 'Escape' upstairs  in our gallery so pop along for a drink and to share opinions on the work (the shop will be open for some late night shopping too.) It runs from 17th June until 11th July and features work from more than 30 of Bristol’s most innovative established talent, including pieces by Lorenzo, Peskimo, Dylan Shipley (Sun and Moon Studios, and Bristol's Street Wars team), Ged Palmer, Danny Capozzi, Marcus Walters (New Future Graphics), Ben Steers (Start Gallery), Danny Capozzi as well as featuring work from new up and coming designers.

All Ink Dot prints are for sale as an edition of 50 and are available through www.ink-dot.co.uk. All works are A2 Gieclee posters, printed by Hello Blue from Spike Design. All prints are sold as a limited edition at very affordable prices.


for the month of June the Carnaby Street gallery will be playing host to the work of photographer Jack Symes. now based in london but hailing from chester, his work is based around skateboarding, bike riding, good times and attempting to fill his spare days with as many adventures and interesting things that he could find.

come down and have a look at his results.

Jack studied photographic arts at the university of westminster and is currently looking for work based around his experience.

symesphoto@hotmail.com

More Boneshaker Magazines

  • Posted by howies
  • 11 June 2010

James from the Bristol Bike Project has just dropped off more Boneshaker Magazines to the Bristol shop. It is a collection of articles, stories and anecdotes about people and projects doing great things with bicycles. With its high production standards for photography & graphics and bike articles from all over the world, its a lush lil' book for only £3.50 that is also available in the Carnaby Street shop.

"Full to the brim with photography and illustration, we hope that it will both inspire and entertain, raise awareness and bring a smile to your face and appeal to both bike-heads and to those who may not yet even have experienced the true joy and freedom that can be found from our two-wheeled friends." 

We also stock The Ride Journal and for those with a more specialised cycling interest we now stock Fixed Mag.

BFF

  • Posted by howies
  • 10 June 2010

The 10th anniversary of the Bike Film Festival is coming to London in October...they've just released an awesome trailer to get you excited...or if that doesn't work check out their website.

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They are currently calling for volunteers, so if you want to get involved email hannah@bicyclefilmfestival.com

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