Monday, 20 August 2012

New Card - Adrianne Neil

We are thrilled to say that this month's Secret Preston artist is Adrianne Neil - fab!

Adrianne is an illustrator based in Newcastle and produces intricate, strange, beautiful drawings and she has produced an intriguing little drawing especially for Preston - what a star!

Her hand drawn illustrations explore imagined realities and creatures developed through a love of heavy industry, birds and Japanese woodblock prints. Recent projects include participating in Jake Blanchard’s Menagerie 3, and she is currently collaborating with Sheffield artist and designer Emma Presland.

You can see more of her work on her blog:

Adrianne's card is available now for free at the Museum of Lancashire, The Tourist Information Centre, The Pavilion in Avenham Park, The Continental Pub and Scene on Friargate. However, we're sad to say that Wonderland on Friargate is now closed - the lure of the south was too much and they've relocated to Manchester.

Get your card now - they'll not be available for long...

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The next card is coming...

You're forgiven for thinking that Preston may be experiencing some weird time delay and a bit behind everyone else, but you'd be wrong.
We know it's a bit odd that the May SPA edition is being released in August but by some random coincidence all of the members of the SPA team* moved house all at the same time which then delayed the project for a couple of months. But we promise to catch up - so look out for a flurry of editions in the next few weeks.

The May edition has just come back from the printers and is being stamped tonight! It should be available in the next day or two - we'll keep you posted. And - it's a belter.

*Director, Director of Finance, Logistics Coordinator, Marketing Manager and Chief Studio Janitor.