Angus Medford is a 25-year-old artist from my hometown (Coventry), specialising in inks, comic books and general nerd culture! Using his blue pencils and brush pens he has created artworks and commissions for over 4 years, with no sign of stopping anytime soon!
I stopped him for a chat this week as I have some of his nerdy artwork as well as some of his darker more macabre works, as it’s the month of Halloween!
I am SUPER pleased to announce that I am now collaborating with Fargo Village Coventry as a guest blogger! Fargo Village is a collection of independent shops who have come together to create an amazing business space, with themed events.
Some of you may know that I’ve been collaborating with wedding stationers, Satin & Tat, for the last 6 months and I am pleased to say it has been going swimmingly! I really enjoy writing from multiple perspectives as well as my own. Thinking about my writing and it’s reflection on branding is challenging yet so rewarding!
Let’s begin with a Google’s definition of feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. This seems straightforward but what is feminism really? How has it progressed? In the words of Emma Watson, “Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?” To answer this I thought what better than a feminism infographic?
I did a bit of digging on the subject and then asked my good friend and fellow feminist, Lizzie Owen, to help present all my research in a beautiful and digestible format! Lizzie is a blogger and graphic designer who often features feminist quotes in her artwork.
So here it is! We hope you find it as informative and interesting as we did when making it!
So, as I keep saying I am completely new to the blogging scene. I have no idea how popular my site is, how many readers I have and at the moment I am happy to be slightly oblivious rather than worrying about the figures. What I didn’t expect to hear was that my blog is already making a positive impression on people. I’d received really lovely comments from friends and acquaintances but I never expected it’d been well received further afield… Sharon Lyttle (a designer of alternative wedding details) approached her peers for someone to write short posts for her new-look website and now, we work together!
I jumped straight out of my comfort zone and decided to offer to write for her; after all, I already write on a regular basis for my own blog and as part of my wedding industry work. She said she had read my stuff and she loved my writing style! I was such a scaredy-cat that I’d almost not offered, but she had thought I’d say no so she hadn’t asked straight away for me to work with her. (We humans can be so funny.) I guess it just proves you should grab every opportunity with both hands! And so here I am… a part of the team!
Satin and Tat
Satin & Tat was born in 2012, following the success of Sharon’s own quirky wedding invites – so she just kept designing. Like me, she has a love of the macabre and an obsession with design, illustration and typography so she decided to share it with everyone. She focuses on designing for quirky, style-savvy Brides and Grooms for their off-beat, fashion-forward or vintage style weddings.
We were both thrilled to collaborate with one another and so I got to work on my first piece which is now live! It’s entirely focused on Save-The-Dates as Satin and Tat have an offer running at the moment. 10% off Full Invite Suites when you purchase Save the Dates during February! We also have more design themed posts in the pipeline so… watch this space! I am so happy to help represent her brand and to be getting a new push in the right direction for my new calling!
So… If anyone needs me to do some creative writing for them – hit me up!