Stay Sane, Stay Safe Posters
Encouraging us all to stay at home and protect our incredible health care workers the world over, 'Stay Sane, Stay Safe' is an online platform documenting an ever-growing collection of positive posters by designers from around the world. Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn and Overdeschreef began the project which now has over 950 posters uploaded to it by people from 73 different countries, including Micke Lindebergh, Samantha Wilkinson, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Studio Noord Oost and Kris Andrew Small (all featured here). Each design can be downloaded and printed out to stick in your windows, so you can show your appreciation for those on the front line – plus they’re formatted to share on your social media channels too. If you want to spread hope, not germs, you can submit your own poster via the online form.
Wrap Loves #3 – Quarantine Special
Stay Sane, Stay Safe Posters
London Terrariums on IGTV
While their workshops are on hold, London Terrariums’ founder Emma Sibley is taking to Instagram Live to talk you through the art of gardening under glass. Last Monday she kicked off with the history of making terrariums (find it archived on IGTV), and this week she’ll be covering the tools, plants and basic skills you’ll need to arm yourself with. Get your hands dirty in week three during Emma’s step-by-step guide to constructing, and use the fourth and final Live to ask questions and troubleshoot if you find your plants aren’t playing ball.
Quarantine Art Club
Brighton-based creative platform Good Day Club is known for its T-shirt collaborations with much-loved illustrators and designers. Why not order a tee to wear for your next Zoom meeting, or while you’re taking part in the brand’s Quarantine Art Club. Each week on Instagram you’ll find a new creative assignment waiting for you; previous weeks have seen requests for abstract portraits, your best photographic outputs and artwork dedicated to the pets keeping us sane during these strange times.
Secret 7” Submissions Extended
Secret 7” takes seven songs by well known artists and presses 100 copies of each to 7” vinyl. The public are then invited to design sleeve artwork for the seven tracks, with 700 of the best entries chosen and displayed in an exhibition and charity sale. 2020 is the seventh and final year of the project, and in light of lockdown, and having to postpone the exhibition until September, the kind folk at Secret 7” have reopened the submissions process (which originally closed in March), giving us something creative to do while indoors. You’ve now got until this Sunday 12th April to design your record sleeve – this years’ tracks include Aretha Franklin’s One Step Ahead, and Harmony Hall by Vampire Weekend – and help raise as much money as possible for humanitarian aid charity Help Refugees.
The Workbench Carve at Home Kits
Founded by best friend jewellers, Katie and Kirstie back in 2014, The Workbench allows you to create your own piece of one-off jewellery in just one evening. Although the IRL workshops are on pause, the girl’s URL offering certainly isn’t. Order The Workbench Box and you’ll have everything you need to design your perfect ring from the comfort of your own sofa. Kits include two wax ring casts, a craft knife, thumb protector and ring sizer. Simply carve your piece, post it back to them and they will cast and polish it for you. It will then wing its way back to your finger of choice. Tune in to a series of Instagram Lives, Zoom workshops and ‘how-to’ videos for help crafting a ring you’re proud of.
Grayson's Art Club
Superstar artist Grayson Perry is starting his own are club, and we’re all invited. Launching on Channel 4 soon, the new TV programme will be filmed from the potter’s studio where he’ll show us what he’s working on in self-isolation. Each episode will cover a different theme (portraits are first on the list) and will see the Turner Prize winner talking to other famous artists, creatives and celebrity guests. The best bit? We can all get involved by submitting the artwork we’ve been creating in isolation too. Grayson will pick his favourite pieces each week and talk to their creators via video call. There’s no better time to dig out your paint pot or order a slab of clay.
Matt Blease's Downloadable Colouring Book
From a hazmat wearing dog walker and a bored skate board, to prickly cactus fingers and a doorway bursting with rainbows – master of monochrome Matt Blease is handing over the reins to you to add some colour to his clever creations. Known for his strong line work and humorous observational style, you can download the London-based illustrator's 14 page 'Official Lockdown Colouring Book' now and get to work.