Categories / Design and Interiors

Newgate Marvel architectural clock


This Marvel architectural clock is another retro design courtesy of Newgate.

It combines some of the design elements of a couple of other of their clocks that we've featured before. They've used those Peter Blake-esque numbers in their Carnaby wall clock previously, while those cut-out numbers – which you are able to place where you'd like, are similar to the idea in their postmaster architectural clock. Whatever the influences, combining the two produces an eye-catching piece of the time. 

The clock is currently reduced in the sale to £38.25.

Buy it from Barker and Stonehouse 

Categories / Art and Photography

Paris Box Set by Peter Blake

We’ve mentioned Peter Blake’s Paris prints before, but now they are available in at a price at everyone can afford in the form of the Paris Box Set.

The boxset comprises 20 lithographic postcards, each featuring a different collage of the city inspired by antique souvenir postcards. Typical Blake motifs such as butterflies, circuses, magic and crowds feature in the designs.

The boxset costs £25 from the Polite Shop.

Categories / Books, Design and Interiors, Kids

Puffin Books 70th Birthday Limited Editions


As part of their 70th birthday celebrations, Puffin are publishing limited editions of six classic children’s books designed by some big names in art, design and architecture.

Of most interest to us here are Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens designed by Peter Blake and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott designed by Orla Kiely. The rest of the series are: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl designed by sculptor Antony Gormley;The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett designed by Charlie and Lola author and illustrator, Lauren Child; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson designed by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry; and Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne designed by architect David Adjaye.

The books will be published on 2nd September, priced £100 each and limited to just 1000 copies of each. You can view the covers online at Puffin now, but you won’t be able to order them before 2nd September.

Categories / Art and Photography, Books, Design and Interiors

Penguin Decades

Penguin Decades

Penguin are celebrating 75 years of publishing with the Penguin Decades series. They've re-issued key novels from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s which they claim 'helped shape modern Britain' and define the period they were released. 

Each decade's books are given a distinct look with the work of a different artist. The 1950s all have covers designed by Peter Blake – including the version of From Russia with Love shown above – while the selected books from the 60s, such as A Clockwork Orange and A Kestral for a Knave, feature the artwork of Allen Jones. 

Zandra Rhodes' patterns grace the cover of the selected books from the 70s, while John Squire tackles the 80s. 

The books cost £7.19 each, a reasonable price for a nice bit of design and a meaty read. 

Find out more from the Penguin website

Categories / Art and Photography

Peter Blake fag packet prints: reduced in price until 22 January


Here's something of a bargain, though how much a bargain it is depends on both your definition of the word and the size of your wallet. Opus Art are selling a limited edition of Peter Blake screenprints, each print showing a different cigarette packet he collected on a 1956 trip through Europe. 

The bargain bit comes with the news that, though the prints are normally priced at £2620.25, they're now selling for £1762.50 until 22 January – that's this Friday! If you've got a bit of cash you want to invest in a Blake print, it's a great saving. If that's still out of your price range, the web site has a wide selection of Blake screenprints available for browsing. 

Buy through Opus Art