Friday, November 30, 2012
This blog is mainly used to update you all with news and work from the studio, but Rob also has a personal blog in which he writes about what he's up to - exhibitions, trips, ideas and his life outside of the studio. It makes for a brilliant read so take a look!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 2:40 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
For the Ryantown shop, we always screenprint our shop bags and here's the latest design!!!
Jackie and Tom, our printers did a brilliant selection of colours and we had some beautiful outcomes, check them out!!!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 6:21 AM
Monday, November 26, 2012
From now on, we will be setting competitions and here is our first. We're giving Rob's fans in the UK the chance to win this incredible prize including A signed screenprint, lasercuts, books, tapes, teatowels, bunting, tiles, eggcups YOU NAME IT!!!
To win this prize, we ask that you make a short film (no longer than 2 minutes) inspired by the subject:
'I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SHOW YOU THIS......'
You can interperet this any way you like. The film can be stop-motion, animation, acted, drawn, computerised (It doesn't have to be good quality or professional) - just make it interesting/funny or heartfelt!
The deadline for entry is Monday 10th December, which gives you two weeks. Burn your film onto a cd and post it to us at:
5-6 Teesdale Yard
Please include your name and your details - email/phone number/address.
We'll be announcing the winner on 13th December.
PLEASE NOTE: AS THIS PRIZE IS TOO BIG TO POST, THE WINNER WILL NEED TO BE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP THEIR PRIZE FROM THE STUDIO, SO PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO LONDON. WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH THE WINNER TO ARRANGE A SUITABLE DATE.
Sorry to international fans, we will definitely be launching competitions for people outside the UK too, we haven't forgotten you!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 6:58 AM
Monday, November 19, 2012
Every year since 2008 we've brought out a lasercut desk calendar - and here's the latest!!!
Printed in a beautiful deep blue and tan, the lasercut reads:
'My home will have no windows, doors or floors nor bricks or mortar. My only home is in your arms and nowhere else'
Now available from etsy
Posted by Rob Ryan at 4:03 AM
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Its just over one month until BUST magazine's Craftacular at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Those of you who have been before will know that its a great craft fair, filled with brilliant artists and designers including our good friends Tatty Devine and the brilliant Hazel Nicholls!!
Rob will be signing his very own wrapping paper - screen printed here at the studio.
Last year was a brilliant success and its a great opportunity to get some original Christmas presents!!
Sunday 16th December at York Hall. See you there!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 8:49 AM
Monday, November 12, 2012
A couple of pieces of Rob's work are being shown at the Ben Penreath shop in Bloomsbury for the 'Artists of Spitalfields Life' exhibition.
Spitalfields Life is a brilliant blog all about the everyday goings-on in this particular part of East London. The Gentle Author writes every day and it makes for a brilliant read - he also has a book (of the same name) which Rob was asked to create a one-off pair of Staffordshire dogs for to illustrate the cover.
The show runs from 7th - 24th November at 17 Rugby St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3QT.
Posted by Rob Ryan at 3:27 AM
Thursday, November 08, 2012
You may love it, you may hate it, but which ever way you look at it, CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!
To welcome in the festive season, we've created these tea towels - you can use them to dry your Christmas dishes, or with a bit of simple sewing you can make them into a Christmas stocking!!! You can even save up all the remnants to re-make into a TINY tea towel if you like....
They are hand-printed in our studio by Error Solutions and the brilliant Barbarabearo has done a step-by-step guide of making the stocking. But you have to be quick, you only have 46 days left to make them!
Available to buy in Ryantown or Etsy
Posted by Rob Ryan at 7:22 AM
For the next two weekends, one wall of Ryantown will be taken over by the brilliantly talented Sarah Lippett.
Sarah is a freelance illustrator based in London. Over the years
she has worked with the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, Time
Out and Wichita Records. She is currently studying for her Masters at
the Royal College of Art.
The exhibition 'Ceramics and Drawings' brings together a collection of
pots and pencil drawings.
'High-Rise', a new series of drawings are a imaginary lively response to
sounds and observations of everyday life from the 7th floor of a tower
The ceramics on show are favourites gathered together from a
collaboration with potter Emma Gaston, including a series based on the
Greek myth Leda and the Swan.
Check out Sarah's blog here
Posted by Rob Ryan at 3:54 AM
Monday, November 05, 2012
Its an incredibly special day here at the studio as its ROB'S 50TH BIRTHDAY!!! As the majority of us are big Harry Potter fans (Rob especially), we decided to lay out a Great Hall spread as a surprise.... Jackie made some incredible hand-painted banners, Libby made the Sorting Hat cake and everybody chipped in to make the table look incredible and cook a brilliant Roast Chicken lunch in our tiny kitchen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!!!!!
Posted by Rob Ryan at 9:11 AM