Sunday, 5 February 2012

Leeds Print Festival

Last weekend I went to Leeds for a lovely girly day with my mum and sister, which also gave me the chance to visit Leeds Print Fest, which I had been keenly following on twitter and anticipating in huge excitement. The Festival, which ran from the 27th to the 31st of January, was held in Leeds Gallery, located in Munro House on Duke Street. Walking into the gallery we were presented with wonderful displays of beautiful hand crafted products, from amazing prints, including some wonderful illustrated screen prints to handbound books and more...

photo courtesy of Made in Yorkshire.TV

It was a wonderful event and I hugely urge you to visit their website and blog to check out some of the amazing artists which were featured.

Being a huge lover of all things book, I couldn't leave without one of these gorgeous creations., 'a pocket-sized, interactive, visual guide to our star and planetary neighbours'. 

Hand crafted and Bound by the talented and scientifically minded Alex Pritchard, I love how the pages can be removed and placed to make a scale model of the Solar System.

It was lovely to be able to talk to the maker and hear about the background behind the pieces and the depth of work involved. Alex also had a wonderful collection of 'concise infographics that simply explores and explains some of the more overwhelming facts and figures of the universe'.

You can see more of his work here.

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