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This is genius. I’m amazed that no one has done it before. They aren’t actually for sale because the guy that created them actually respects copyright (zut alors!) but I wouldn’t be surprised if these were to turn into some kind of limited edition shirt sanctioned by Transport for London. It should be noted that the guy who created the shirts has some pretty neat stuff available to actually buy, too.

[via Katy, Time Out]

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Urban Market on Brick Lane April 7th

by Andy on March 29, 2013


Freshly Made got in touch a while back and I was quite excited about the event (even though I can’t go since I live 300 miles away and happen to be in Amsterdam that weekend) but for some reason to forgot to post about, whoops!

They originally contacted HYA to ask if any of you guys would be interested in having a stall at the event (for just £55, which seems like a decent deal to me), but with us being quite close to it now it might be fully booked (though it’s probably worth contacting them if you’re interested). Still, it looks like a lot of fun, one of those things that makes me wish that the Lake District was a bit closer to London.

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Join us this Saturday at 1pm to celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of the Johnny Cupcakes London shop! We will be unveiling a couple special exclusive goods, and as always we’ll be handing out all sorts of high-fives and good vibes.

So if you’re in London this weekend you might as well go to Johnny Cupcakes as you’re likely to get a free cupcake out of it.

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live screen printing on brick lane

Juris from Screen Street got in touch to let us know about a cool project happening in London this weekend on Brick Lane, I could write it all out for you but their press release does more than a fine job of it:

Screen Street invites you to join for an exciting live screen-printing event! Very rarely do you get the opportunity to see a screen printer at work, but now’s your chance!

Not only will you be able to see with your very eyes exactly how the screen printing process works, but you’ll even be able to purchase your own special edition screen print t-shirt. We’ve teamed up with fabulous artist Yema Yema who has created three characters to choose from.

Each character is cute and quirky in their own right, so we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with one of them, if not all three! You can have either: Mr. Benji Time, Keep quiet, Rock and Yema Roll.

Since the screen-printing process takes less than 2 minutes, you’ll be able to wear your t-shirt straight away! How’s that for fast fashion!

At £15 a shirt it’s a great way to buy something truly unique, as they will only be available on this day. Alternatively, if you have a t-shirt of your own, maybe even one you’ve made yourself, we’ll be happy to screen print one of our characters on that for a reduced cost of £5.

It really will be a fun experience for everyone, bring your friends, and bring your family, even your Grandma! I’m sure she’ll love a Mr Benji t-shirt!
Come join us at: ?
Backyard Market, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU? | From 10am – 5pm on February 10th + 17th + 24th 2013

I like the idea, but is it really possible to screen print something and then wear it straight away? I was under the impression that there was a curing time that involved heat lamps and blowers and I presumed that process would take a bit longer than 2 minutes, these guys look like they know what they’re doing though so I don’t want to be too cynical, maybe give them 3 minutes to print the tee before complaining about how long it’s taking. Pity that I hadn’t known about this earlier since HYA was in London on the 10th, would have been cool to check out.

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Margin London 2013 Show Recap

by Andy on February 15, 2013

margin london registration

Last weekend me and Mrs HYA took a trip down to London from the cold, dark North to enjoy the perks of the bustling metropolis, and also to check out the Margin tradeshow after HYAs absence from the show for five long years. I was going to pop down last Summer but show founder Odysseas had to cancel due to the Olympics putting a spanner in the works. This years second edition will be going ahead and HYA fully intends to be there too after enjoying this visit so much. This trip was also the first time ever that I met one of the other bloggers at HYA, namely Doug who has been part of the team for a year now. Turns out he know A LOT about art and I don’t, which I think made for a pretty deadly double act when talking to brands.



Doing what I do you tend to ‘meet’ a lot of people, but there’s only so much that you can gain over e-mail compared to meeting people face-to-face and seeing what they’re passionate about and the amount of enthusiasm they have for their brand. It’s also great to see the products in the ‘flesh’ since lookbook photos and mockups can only tell us so much. Also, it turns out that when I talk, I tend to talk a lot, visiting just the t-shirt-y brands at the show me and Doug managed to clock up getting on for four hours chatting with people about the ins-and-outs of the industry, at one point we had to take a water break. Were we thorough? Yes we were.


Rather predictably for the UK (even in the tropical South) it was raining, but fortunately the show was well located at The Music Rooms about a minute or so from Bond Street station (and hipster burger restaurant Meat Liquor, where me, Doug, and Mrs HYA enjoyed burgers and cocktails in the dark). After signing in at the reception we went into the main room filled with brands eagerly waiting to show off their clothing. The initial impression you get shows a big difference between Margin and other tradeshows, everyone is equal, and it isn’t so big that it’s overwhelming. All the brands at Margin are small up-and-comers, a lot of which have never exhibited at a show like this before, so it’s good for them to get their feet wet in a smaller environment with like-minded people rather than being stuck in the corner at a larger show and being over-shadowed by bigger brands. It’s also a great opportunity for smaller boutiques to pick up interesting new labels to sell in their stores, though there is a lot of interest from larger entities too, I did see a few Drapers business cards around the show, which is arguably a bit bigger of a deal than HYA. I don’t know of any other tradeshow that caters to smaller brands in the same way that Margin does, if you do let me know because I’d love to check it out.


We visited on the Sunday, and a few of the people we spoke to had said it was quite quiet in terms of foot traffic, but with the combination of the wet weather and it not being a work day I don’t find that too surprising. It was Sunday after all, I imagine that most buyers for shops don’t want to be working on a Sunday, and most people in the press are probably the same, so whilst it’s really convenient that I could make a weekend of it and go on the Sunday, in business terms I’m sure there was more activity on the Monday and hopefully lots of deals come from the show because there were a lot of brands that I’m sure would be a good fit for all kinds of shops. For us, it being a bit quieter was a real plus, we weren’t fighting for people’s attention and could have some good conversations with brands, which is what it was all about for Team HYA.



I’ve been purposely vague about specific brands in this post because I don’t really want to single anyone out just yet. Over the next couple of weeks me and Doug will be providing commentary and an overview of most of the brands we spoke to and reporting back on what we found, so this recap iss mostly just to give you a flavour of the show. It really was great to be there, after the show on the train home I felt invigorated, being around creative people helps to get ideas going and makes you feel positive, and I hope that other brands involved felt the same. See you in the Summer, Margin!

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queen x joy division t-shirt



I’ve seen a lot of t-shirt designs inspired by Joy Divison’s Unknown Pleasures album cover, and even though I don’t own they album or much about the band I tend to think most of those tees look pretty cool and wearable. This shirt from Nicked Apparel falls in that camp too, even if I can’t quite work out the link between Joy Division and what looks like the Queen’s portrait from a stamp.

Costiness=£25 Buy it at Nick Apparel & Artworks

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Pony Boy have some really cool pocket tees

by Andy on September 30, 2012

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Pocket tees do seem to have exploded in popularity over the past year, and when you see these tees from Pony Boy it’s easy to see why. They’re clean but still with a sense of fun, and you can’t wear a big print all the time so it’s nice to have a bit of balance in your wardrobe. I’m going to go ahead and assume that they don’t have the license for the Marvel characters, and since they’re just using the images as is I don’t think that would stand up to a lot of scrutiny if you cried ‘fair use’, but the water based designs with the diver screen print are the most interesting here for me anyway. Shirts are £18.99 or £19.99.

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Post image for New London Based T-Shirt Store ‘The Crown Tees’ [Submitted]


Hi, I’m Benny and I have recently started my own online T-shirt store. I draw influences from urban street wear using inspiration from 2 of my favourite cities; London (my hometown) and New York (my favourite city).

Please feel free to check out my website
http://thecrowntees.storenvy.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrowntees
Tumblr: http://thecrowntees.tumblr.com

Andy: I like the tees and I like the concept, but I must admit that I do have some concerns regarding copyright when it comes to this brand. I presume that the images used have been taken by Benny (or licensed), but I’m not 100% sure of the status of using images of certain buildings, such as the Orbital Tower from the Olympic Park or Tower Bridge in the LDN t-shirt. I’m not a lawyer so I really, really, don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s just something I thought when I saw the tees. As ever, it would also be nice to see images of the real shirts rather than just mockups, even though these are decent mockups.

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Post image for 8-bit meets Islamic Patterns on T-shirts at Bridging the Gap


Rob from Bridging the Gap got in touch to let us know about the first two shirts that they’ve released in their “Eight Bit” series, which is inspired by Islamic geometirc patterns and ‘third generation computer games’, which I’m going to take as meaning “games from an era when you could become emotionally attached to 12 pixels.”

It’s certainly an interesting concept and I think it works really nicely, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next. The shirts are American Apparel printed with water-based inks, all orders will be shipped with a free and exclusive mix tape from Count Chocula (who I presume is a cool DJ I’ve not heard of), and the shirts are signed and numbered to show which of the limited edition of 60 pieces you received.

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I don’t think anyone from Team HYAs London contingent managed to make it to the Mayamada release party held in a frozen yoghurt shop in Covent Garden, and it looks like they missed out on a good time if the video above is to be believed (and the pictures too). Looking at their shop I think that they’ve released four new shirts, and they also have a waiting list set up for the release of a very nice looking snapback hat. Looks like things are on the up for Mayamada.

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Snob Mob Review

by Mr Four Fingers on July 23, 2012

Snob Mob logo

Recently HYA was invited to Snob Mobs debut t-shirt launch at Shoreditch Bar Music Hall. So being the diligent reviewer I am, I decided to attended the night with camera in hand to…oh wait forgot my SD card at home. Idiot. Good thing for me there was a photographer at hand, Jerome from Slave 2 the Vibe.

Left to Right: Rob, James and yours truly.

I arrived earlier than everyone else as usual and was greeted warmly by Rob Saville, the mastermind behind Snob Mob. Straight after handshakes I had a cold beer placed in my hand and began to find out more about Snob Mob.

Snob Mob  was born out of Rob’s admiration and respect for talented artists with a particular focus on street culture, snowboarding and mountain biking. Rob explains that the name was derived from  SNOboarding and MOuntainBiking. I thought it was a playful name that poked fun at people who are t-shirt snobs, so more ironic, which is kinda true once you see the range and meet the artists. These are guys having some fun with some pretty wicked illustrations. In Robs own words “just make t-shirts that look sweet”

I had a good chat with James AKA Burlisaurus, one of the resident artists and soon to graduate with an MA in illustration. The guy has got skills and a large watch that borders on being the same size as a small clock. I also had a very brief chat with Matt Glasby and he seems like a sound fella as well. The Snob Mob logo and ‘branded’ t-shirt design were created by Mr Penfold,  a graffiti artist who’s work you have probably seen around the grimy streets of London.

So far Snob Mobs roster of uber talented artists features:

James Burlinson AKA Burlisaurus

Matt Glasby

Mr Penfold

Nick Edwards

After talking the ear off of anyone standing close enough to me and  drinking a few Duvels for the first time (so damn tasty and 8.5%), Rob was kind enough to swing me a free t-shirt to review and liking skulls as I do I chose Skull Muck.

Damn you upturned sleeve!

One of the first things I noticed about the t-shirt, apart from the great design, was the cut of of the t-shirt, that being a little larger and longer than most. This was one of the very first things I chatted to Rob about when I met him. Rob decided that he wanted to use a looser style of t-shirt as he is not keen on closer fitting garments. The large is slightly big on me so my advice is to check out the useful size guide featured on their online shop or you can drop them a line with any queries at contact@snob-mob.com

The t-shirt fabric is Gildan Ultra pre-shrunk cotton at 190g/m2s. There are some nice photos of the screen printing process on the Snob Mob blog, created by the great guys over at White Duck.  I can tell you now they are  good, very good. The designs by Burlisaurus in particular have been handled well as they have crazy detail and consist of four colours. Their label is nicely embroidered and I also got some pretty cool branded beer mats and lanyard.

Overall I really like Snob Mob, their branding and ethos is fun but grounded and not slap dash. Having met most of the team I know there is a load more good things to come from these guys. I recently found out that Rob already has some more artists from America lined up for some more t-shirt designs in the Autumn and some other exciting projects.

If you are in London next week Wednesday the 25th of July then be sure to drop by the The Dot in Dalston for a TEE Party. Check their blog for details.

All t-shirt bar one can be bought for £26 from the Snob Mob online store so get involved.

 

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mayamada release party

Mayamada are having a release party for their first season of tees, and they’re holding it in an unusual location, a frozen yoghurt shop called Tutti Frutti in Covent Garden, London. There will be music and a pop-up shop, so head on down if you’re in the area on July 20th. Of course, the vast majority of HYA readers won’t be in London on July 20th, but they have something for the rest of you out there, 25% off everything in store from now until July 21st with the coupon code FROZENTEES.

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Johnny Cupcakes London First Year Anniversary

by Adam_L on March 21, 2012

This past weekend was, as the title suggests Johnny Cupcakes London First Year Anniversary and the celebrations kicked off with a pre-anniversary show.

There were in store exclusive designs based around the traditional British postal stamp but of course with a JC twist, her royal highness was cheekily wearing a bakers hat and live music from Sharks front man James, ripping it up on acoustic guitar! On the Saturday rumour had it there was free tea, free cupcakes, some giveaways, and special edition items throughout the day!

As always there was a huge buzz about the brand and the in store exclusives with fans queuing for hours to get their own little ‘slice’ of history (including a guy named Ry, who flew to London all the way from Hawaii, just for the store’s first anniversary). By the time the store opened on Saturday the majority of customers had been waiting for over 24 hours.

The interiors of his stores are themed around, yes you guessed it, bakeries and the London store is no different with the legendary ‘patisserie’ display units, cake boxes and general homely feel.

The next time you need a sugar fix I’d suggest stopping off at Johnny Cupcakes and have a look around, I guarantee you’ll leave full of happiness and more than likely with a limited edition tee, cap or vinyl toy! Make cupcakes, not war!

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johnny cupcakes london store 1 year anniversary



Nice little release from Johnny Cupcakes, and cool to see that they’re going to be celebrating the 1st year of the London store being open by having real cupckaes in the store and presumably some special tees that will only be on sale that day.

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Screen printing at Print Club London

by Mr Four Fingers on February 25, 2012

Nylon mesh screens

For those of you you who know anything about placing designs onto fabric you will know that the most common if not popular and widespread way of transferring these images, is by screen printing.

Recently the duo that is Mr Four Fingers had an induction at Print Club London to learn more about the screen printing process. We chose the printing to paper induction to break us in easy as printing to fabric is more challenging.

We took some photographs of the day with our new idiot proof camera, so check out the images below for a peak ‘behind the scenes’ of the screen printing process. I recommend this induction (London) if you want to learn more about screen printing your own designs or maybe you just want to know what the process is capable of.

If you are interested in seeing more, as we took a kak load of photographs, you can check out the rest over at Mr Four Fingers website.

 

 

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Daily Tees & News for December 2nd

by Andy on December 2, 2011

teefury highlander t-shirt

When I opened all the daily sites today (21 tabs, Firefox doesn’t care for that much) I wondered whether I’d actually get to see the TeeFury site. Thankfully it turned up, so any possible malware that may have existed yesterday appears to have been removed and all is right with the world again. I remain disappointed by the response from TeeFury about the issue, it took them at least 13 hours to acknowledge any kind of problem (done by their Facebook page), and they only wrote about it after the warning message had been removed. They posted this message on Twitter at the same time as the Facebook message: “If you had trouble reaching http://teefury.com earlier, try now! We’ve addressed the issue that was causing problems: http://ow.ly/7LyK8″ That link now goes to a 404 page. Frankly, that is not good enough, if you might be exposing your fans to malware via your site you have to tell people by every avenue about the issue and warn them as soon as possible, not when you’ve fixed the problem, and you should make some kind of mention of it when you send out a newsletter that day (presumably to thousands of people). I still like TeeFury and will continue to write about them, but I do not like the way they dealt with this situation.


Nerd joke at RIPT today.

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Renegade Craft Fair London 2011 Recap

by Andy on October 19, 2011

Hide Your Arms at the Renegade Craft Fair

As mentioned last week, I was lucky enough to go down to London last weekend for my birthday courtesy of my wonderful girlfriend. Of course, being the clever sort she is, she’d picked London because she knew that would give us an opportunity to check out the Renegade Craft Fair‘s first ever trip to foreign shores.

There were lots and lots of stalls there (about 80 I think), so this post won’t be covering all of them, but I’ll mention tee folk and a few other interesting finds. If you were there and I’ve not mentioned you, please don’t be offended!


We visited on the Saturday (stuff could be sold out by Sunday!) and when we arrived around 12:30 at the Old Truman Brewery there was already a decent crowd of people milling around the various stalls and there wasn’t a spare seat at The Make Lounge, so Liz and I would have to wait until another day to learn about the magic of felting. The craft workshops were certainly a good idea for getting people involved, and also keeping kids entertained whilst their parents wandered around looking at all the goods. They were such a good idea that I completely forgot to take a picture of them. Just try and imagine grown adults sat at a long table poking at bits of felt in an old brewery and you’re halfway there.


The first tee related people I spotted were Hiho Batik, an American brand who make t-shirts for kids and babies using the Batik method. I don’t have much experience with batik so it was cool to get a good look at this little-used (in the world of t-shirts) printing technique. Their stand did appear to be slightly abandoned though, I couldn’t see the owners anywhere, which may or may not have been something to do with us visiting at lunchtime.


When you see a woman painting a fish you have to stop for a minute, because chances are something interesting is going to happen. This lady (I like to call her ‘The Fish lady’, but in reality she is Deborah Whitey) paints fish and then covers them in cloth which she then pats down creating prints that are surprisingly beautiful.



Mustache’s are still popular for some reason, and Liz couldn’t help but give this felt mustache topped pencil a go (as many people around the stall were doing). According to the map this was the work of Stitch and Make Studio.


As she created the flyer for the whole event, it’s no surprise that Kate Sutton was exhibiting her artwork. They actually seemed a little taken back when Liz asked to buy one of the alpaca prints (you can see it on the right in the photo), perhaps it had been a slow day sales-wise so far. They gave Liz a tote bag for free to carry the poster in, which she was delighted about, it’s things like that to improve the whole shopping experience, much nicer than an anonymous plastic bag (or no bag at all, as was the case with many vendors).


This lady is Jess Quinn, she creates one-of-a-kind soft sculptures. I didn’t spend too much time checking out her stuff since dolls aren’t really my area of expertise, but everything looked well made and I could see that if it were my kind of thing, I’d have been all over it (know what I mean?). She was also the first person I asked if I could take a photo of, everyone at the show was very welcoming on me taking photos, which was usually a good way of segueing into explaining about HYA and that I wasn’t just some random guy with a camera.


Two Rabbits were making there first appearance in the UK. I’m on their mailing list and had followed them for a while so it was cool to see their stuff in person. I picked up one of their logo prints since I wasn’t into any of the bands the artwork was about. I guess that you don’t have to like a band that’s on a poster when you like the artwork/designer, but it would be a bit disingenuous to have a Danzig poster on my wall when I’ve never listened to Danzig.


Gotta love someone that calls their brand Miso Funky.



Fairly sure that Diane (aka Lekker Haas) was the most patient person at the whole show, I don’t know if I’d be able to bring myself to hand-cut a map of London (and various other locations). Really cool stuff.



I really like Kevin Tong‘s work, so I picked up one of his Rushmore prints (the red & blue print on the upper right of the print-board photo). He was gracious enough to pretend to know what Hide Your Arms is when I introduced myself (this happened at least twice, thankfully my ego can handle it), and seemed like an awfully nice fellow. His t-shirts looked good quality too, the irony of Renegade for me is that one of the primary reasons for visiting is that there would be some t-shirt people there, but I had no intention of buying shirts since I have more than I know what to do with anyway.


Antigraphic had some really bold posters tucked away in a corner of the exhibiting space.



John Vogl (aka The Bungaloo) was the second nice American of the day to pretend he knew what HYA was. I though that with him having so many cool shirts on display that I should know who he was, but it turns out he’s mostly a print illustrator so I didn’t feel like I’d lost my touch that much. Definitely a site worth checking out, I think his work is very HYA-friendly. Also, he allowed you to take 1 sticker for free, but two cost £700, something tells me he’s had people taking bunches of stickers in the past, people don’t seem to realise that it costs money to print stickers.


The Pink Pom-Pom Project is something that had I only read about it on the internet I would have probably described as being something pointless to do with hippies (they help support people suffering from cancer by using crafting as a form of therapy), but the guy running it seemed so nice that instead of people the usual cynic that I am I was totally on board. These guys aren’t pretending to cure cancer with craft, they’re making people in a very tough situation feel better, and that is a noble mission.


Apologies to Pop Corny for a photo that doesn’t do them justice, by this point in the day we were getting late meeting a friend for lunch so things got a bit hurried. Really cool style to Katie Mac’s artwork, she has a couple of tee designs on her blog, but I think that a lot more of her artwork would be suited to tees, hopefully that side of her work will expand.


We all know that I’m the wrong man to talk about jewelry, but I really liked the way that Mr. Nico displayed their necklaces, very original.


Bree,ree were showing some very impressive silk screened posters, had I not already bought something from Two Rabbits and Kevin Tong I would have probably picked something up, but my walls are already full, unfortunately.


Fabric Horse had come over from Philadelphia to show their range of modular bags that would be of a lot of use to cyclists (as well as other bags/wallets/holsters). I don’t bike, so the appeal was quite limited to me, but their stuff was cool, and they were from Philly, so I liked them.


This was seriously cool, it’s the Magic Wallet by Magic Industrie. This guy makes various items (wallets, bracelets, and buttons) out of abandoned books to give them a new life. He demoed one of his magic wallets for us and I got a quick video of Liz using it, I’m sure it’s a very simple trick, but it had us impressed!


Joy Nevada, make cute shirts for kids and babies. They made me think that maybe I should be covering that market more, but I don’t really know if a lot of parents read this site, let me know in the comments if you’re a parent!


These two people were lovely, I feel it’s importnant to point out that there was two people because one of them is hiding behind their stand in this photo. Honksville make a few t-shirts (mustache-related), but mostly I see them as a ‘stuffed cute things’ type of company. All very cute, I’m possibly a little old and male for it, but still very likeable.


I can’t remember who these guys were, but I really liked the way that their stand had fake grass on it.


Can’t remember who makes these (note to self: take wide shots including the name of the stallholder next time), but they were cool in an ‘ugly dolls’ kind of way.



This was cool, Natalie Turturo (aka Being Natalie) created 60 miniature paintings especially for the show (I think), but the thing that caught our eyes the most was the long one line drawing, in which everyone was invited to participate. I declined since there’s a reason I write about t-shirts instead of trying to make designs myself, but it was definitely an interesting way to get people interested in your stand and get people interacting.


These guys are called Robin & Mould, I really liked their artwork and especially those owl cushions, I could definitely see those sprucing up the tatty couch that I have in the office.




I finally got to meet Claire from Tee and Toast, who had made the trip over from Northern Ireland. It’s funny meeting someone that you’ve known on the internet for years, especially since I have sent Claire a signed photo of myself (just one of many wonderful things you get when you win a HYA competition), but she was lovely and friendly, and doing a good trade from what I could tell with the frequent breaks in our conversation to serve another interested customer. It was good to finally see some her of stuff ‘for real’ too, since I’ve spent the best part of half a decade seeing it digitally.




HYA advertisers and all-round good guys Fuzzy Ink also made the trip across the pond. They’re no strangers to craft shows but this was the first time that they ventured outside the US, they too had a steady stream of visitors to their stand whilst I was chatting away to the twins, and hopefully over the weekend those visitors translated into enough sales to justify the trip, because I’m sure coming to the UK was a big outlay for all the foreign brands involved and I applaud them for taking the chance and coming here. It was good to talk shop with Fuzzy Ink even though I’m sure Liz and our lunch companion Clare had get a bit bored by now, they’re clearly really proud of their partnership with the Movember, and it was interesting to hear about how they want to move the brand forward. Just as I was about to leave a lady handed me a straw with a mustache attached to it (hmmm, what’s in fashion at the moment, eh?), so naturally me, Liz and Clare had to have fun with it.

Like I said earlier, even with this article being as long as it is (about 2000 words), I have missed a lot of exhibitors, the amount of handmade jewelry there was very impressive, so this was a pretty big event (though I’m told the American ones can be 4 times the size), I was there for an hour and a half and still felt like I rushed things a bit.

I really enjoyed Renegade and I’m glad that my birthday trip just happened to coincide with it. Hopefully it was enough of a success to persuade Renegade to come back again or possibly to encourage more events like it around the UK because I feel like we are missing an entity like Renegade in the UK that is able to unify groups of crafters and hold events around the country under a recognisable brand name.

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Renegade Craft Fair London

My girlfriend has surprised me with a weekend away in London for my birthday, so I’m going to be heading down to the Renegade Craft Fair today (or maybe tomorrow depending on how the timing works out) to see all the crafty awesomeness that’s on show, from people I’ve never heard of and a few that we know very well like Tee and Toast and Fuzzy Ink. If no one scowls at me too much I will take pictures and report back early next week on Renegade’s first foray outside the US.

I will have a load of stickers and buttons with me, so if you see me and want to say hi I will have those to give out, and if you do see me please say hi because I still tell the story of when a reader stopped me on the street in Philadelphia, and that story is getting a bit stale now that it’s two years old. Make me feel famous guys! I look like this, and will likely have a white DSLR with a red camera strap around my neck.

Find out more about the craft fair here.

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Muck A/W Collection 2011 – Part I from itdrewitself on Vimeo.

Thirty seconds of your life isn’t too much to spend looking at a little video with cool music on it. Quite nice shirts too, a bit different from what I usually write about but variety is the spice of life as they say. Both shirts are available from Muck now for £25 a piece.

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