Category Archives: Friends
I was recently the official stills photographer on the set of a short film produced for homeless charity, Railway Children – check out the resulting video here. The location was a disused factory in East Ham although some portraits were also taken in the basement car park of production company Mustard’s office in Soho.
The film was directed by Dom Bridges and some of the shots now form part of the print campaign (above) and new website designed by agency Peak 15. See other portaits and interiors in the Flickr set here »
Another fantastically packaged gift arrived at Frank Towers this morning all the way from far flung Australia. Yes it’s the eagerly awaited YOU NEVER REGRET A SWIM artwork, handmade by progressive artist, average swimmer, lazy surfer and retired skater and friend of Frank, Oliver Goodfellow. As you can see, Salvador (the Frank rubber lobster) obviously approves of the nautical theme. Cheers Ol!
Frank’s fruitful and long association with Caravan continues, but owner Emily Chalmer’s has now shut up shop for an extended Winter break. However, visitors can still browse the wonderfully quirky goodies and have a virtual ‘look around’ the store. And the good news is that both the physical and online shops should be re-opening in Spring next year.
Old friend and former colleague turned Sydney-based artist Olly Goodfellow has just launched a new online shop selling his very cool ‘Never Regret’ artworks. No digital prints here, each one is lovingly hand-crafted by the man himself. More info about Olly (including an amazing mullet picture) here.
Amazing set of ‘Round Britain’ cards aiming to teach road safety in a gentle 1950s style. On loan to Frank from Sam McKechnie of Magpie and the Wardrobe. Be careful with that ball Timmy!
It’s not often that a room receives an item of post but check out this mysterious parcel all the way from Australia addressed to the Frank Kitchen! More
An interesting take on London’s recent rioting, looting and descent into general chaos has just been submitted as Sketch of the Week. This one observed from afar by old friend Oliver Goodfellow of agreenorange.
We picked up a fantastic set of letterpress-printed postcards from our friends over at Mar Mar Co. recently. Their shop is on the increasingly swish Cheshire Street, just off Brick Lane, and they’ve got some lovely new stock that’s well worth a look. You can view the complete set of postcards by Portugese print-meisters Serrote in all their glory here.
A great postcard landed on the Frank doormat this morning. Sent by our our most recent student placement (from the LCC), Alenka Gomboc, who is clearly having a lovely time swanning around “graphically rich” Lisbon before going back to college. It’s alright for some! Check out Alenka’s very groovy Blog here.
Frank recently helped out with some exhibition graphics for Nick Livesey’s latest show of pinhole photographs, entitled “Patagonia Through a Pinhole”. Last night was the Chilean wine-soaked opening and very enjoyable it was too. The show is on at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore and runs until 21st October. We also designed Nick’s new look website and provided typography for his latest short film for Rapha “A Throw of the Dice” – a teaser for which you can see on his homepage.