Tag Archives: Jo Ratcliffe

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Black Bough Christmas Card

The ancient craft of kitchen table screen printing and dining table machine stitching has been resurrected by Black Bough HQ.

I think a printed envelope is a particularly nice thing and can’t understand why it is so rarely done; back when I organised Open Studios at Great Western Studios, one of my favourite years was the one that I got Jo Ratcliffe to design a print for the envelopes. Ok, it involved many a frustrating hour standing in front of the printer feeding C5 envelopes into its clutches, but to me . . . it was worth it.

Black Bough Christmas cards available now in store and on-line. Card and paper 100% recycled stock from the lovely Paperback. blank inside



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Jo Ratcliffe with Inez and Vinoodh

In the harrowing pre-dawn hours this morning a name on my twitter feed leapt out at me. Someone was singing the praises of a collaborative film, shot by Inez and Vinoodh and animated by Jo Ratcliffe. And as if that wasn’t juicy enough, set to an Anthony and the Johnsons track. Jo tells me that Kanye blogged about it, so the view count is through the roof already.

Watch it here.

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Open Studios

It’s the summer Open Studios at my alma mater – Great Western Studios – this weekend. If you’re in London then get over there – open today (Saturday) and tomorrow from 12-6 on both days. They will all be there – Kate Gibb, Shiv, Melissa Hunt, Liza Campbell, Steve Williams, Lisa Jones, Brickett Davda, Catherine Parkinson,  Mole Browne, Julie Goldsmith, Jo Ratcliffe . . . and more.

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