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June 2016 Blog -  Our Inspiration

June 2016 Blog - Our Inspiration

Friday, June 17, 2016

As an artist and a founder of a design company, I’m always looking for inspiration and The Shine Studio blog is testament to this from lots of different sources, including exhibitions, travel and different jobs we’ve worked on in the... Read More

January 2016 Blog - Totem pole theme for 2016 calendar

January 2016 Blog - Totem pole theme for 2016 calendar

Friday, January 22, 2016

So here we are at the start of another new year! I love the beginning of the year, for the relief of leaving behind the shortest day and moving, albeit slowly, into lighter, longer days with the promise of warmth and sun in the months ahead! And for The... Read More

December 2015 Blog - Christmas Greetings

December 2015 Blog - Christmas Greetings

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas cards are an annual printmaking activity for me. In previous years I've done monoprints, blind embossing and this year a reduction lino cut featuring a partridge and a pear. I've never featured my work in a blog but I was inspired by a friend's... Read More

November 2015 Blog - The Cut, The Scratch & The Squeeze

November 2015 Blog - The Cut, The Scratch & The Squeeze

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Cut, The Scratch & The Squeeze As a practicing artist specialising in printmaking, I have just been offered a fantastic opportunity to curate an exhibition at an established art gallery next year. My previous professional experience as... Read More

July 2015 Blog: Tales from Barcelona

July 2015 Blog: Tales from Barcelona

Monday, August 17, 2015

I recently got back from Barcelona. Wowser, what a place!! It's got the lot - in spades! There were many highlights from our short stay - Gaudi's Casa Battlo and the stunning Sagrada Familia, the cable car, the famous food market... and many more places... Read More

June 2015 Blog: The Shine Studio wins plaudits for exhibition design

June 2015 Blog: The Shine Studio wins plaudits for exhibition design

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Shine Studio wins plaudits for exhibition design We love it when a plan comes together. After loads of hard work, on both The Shine Studio's part and our client's, we were able to see months of planning come together at a major industry trade show, at... Read More

May 2015 Blog: The Genius of Alexander McQueen's Couture

May 2015 Blog: The Genius of Alexander McQueen's Couture

Friday, May 8, 2015

What is the connection between Alexander McQueen and baked beans? Isn't it wonderful when you go to an exhibition and the exhibition design is so good that it ramps up the positives of the experience for the viewer? This was the case when last week I... Read More

April 2015 Blog: Spring is in the Air

April 2015 Blog: Spring is in the Air

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring is in the air and Easter is upon us, with more fluffy chicks, bunnies and chocolate than you could shake a stick at! We've just completed an Easter marketing campaign for our client Graphite Creative. It involved us designing (and them printing) a... Read More

February 2015 Blog:  Exhibition inspires...

February 2015 Blog: Exhibition inspires...

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Shine Studio director, Jane Tonkin writes about a recent visit to Edinburgh: The Two Roberts exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, is the first major retrospective of the work of artists Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde. It was a fantastic exhibition, and I’ve really got to take my hat off to the curator, Patrick Elliott, as the hanging and... Read More

January 2015 Blog: New calendar for the new year

January 2015 Blog: New calendar for the new year

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 - A New Calendar for a New Year   At this time of the year the first calendars start to hit the mat and if we’re lucky, we might be the recipient of a good one that we’ll want to keep on the desk for the year! We’ve been designing calendars for the last two years for a couple of different clients now and they’ve found them to be a highly effective... Read More