Waterloo: Commemorating 200 Years

Posted by Published on May 5, 2015

200 years have elapsed since the Battle of Waterloo, a watershed moment in European history that simultaneously ended more than twenty years of war on the European continent and halted French attempts of domination. The 200th anniversary, in June 2015, has inspired a slew of tie-in publishing and commemorative products. There are also grand plans underway to mark the anniversary, including a 3-D film and the…

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 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”  The story of Alice and her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations since it was first published in 1865.  150 years later, Wonderland is no longer simply a children’s story but has spawned an industry with a new Disney film in the works and even more theatre productions, exhibitions and product lines…

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Here is another great way you can get involved in the Bridgeman Studio Award Competition – “The Great Outdoors”. YOU COULD WIN:  Win yourself a £50 Gift Voucher from CultureLabel.com and a Bridgeman Images “Alice in Wonderland” Tote bag.   THE CAMPAIGN:  #MyGreatOutdoors HOW TO ENTER: Take a picture of yourself holding our #MyGreatOutdoors poster in an outdoor situation anywhere in the world. Then post your image…

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Artists and creatives, get ready to win fantastic prizes and professional representation of your work. Bridgeman Images have launched the second annual Bridgeman Studio Award to source new talent for their online platform for contemporary image licensing in collaboration with Creative Review. The theme for this year’s competition is The Great Outdoors.  The judging panel will be looking for high-quality, digital images which sum up exploration,…

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  Katie Edwards won the inaugural Bridgeman Studio Award in 2014, a new scheme to uncover emerging image-making talent supported by Creative Review. As this year’s competition is announced, Katie gives her thoughts on the Bridgeman Studio experience so far. Katie is an English illustrator living in London who studied Graphic Arts and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University. Katie won for her imaginative  interpretation on…

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Gallipoli Campaign 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916 The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies’ major disasters of  World War One. Carried out between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire, the doomed campaign was spearheaded by Winston Churchill in the hope of creating a new war-front that the Ottomans could not cope with. The…

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It’s National Pet Month, an annual celebration of our furry friends, beloved birds, amphibious acquaintances and everything in between! This year National Pet Month is running from 01 April – 04 May, and in honour of this occasion we’re sharing a collection of some of our favourite paintings of canine companions. (Don’t worry cat lovers, there’ll be a post for you too!) People have been depicting domestic…

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“The Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer The first major exhibition curated by James Russell to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious opened on 1 April 2015 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists…

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The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in Berlin, Ute Krebs, shares her thoughts about the celebratory exhibition, alongside selected fashion pieces from…

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Art & Design Licensing Trends

Posted by Published on March 6, 2015

We love to monitor all the industries we serve and see what trends are prevalent and could become significant in the coming year. Polling trade publications, home decor sites, fashion blogs and art licensing specialists, here are some of the key art and design trends we have spotted. Trending… Modern Myth Over-Scaled Florals Contemporary Vintage  Pantone Colour report. Spring 2015: En Plein Air Tropical/Botanical/Green Geometric …

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